Regina McCarty, the mommy maker of our new teether clips is really an inspiration. We are proud to partner with her and we just love her stuff. Her story is quite remarkable so we asked her to share it with all of you. In her own words, here is a little about Honey BaeBee and how her shop started
“Our story began when our last baby was born at 27 weeks with a complete cleft lip and palate. I, mommy, was diagnosed placenta preevia and increta at 12 weeks. I had my 5th hemorrhage on June 20th, 2016 and was bleeding out fast! In order to save me and baby a ER c-section and complete hysterectomy was preformed and 7 liters of blood was given to me in the 1st day. Weighing in at 2lbs 3oz we knew that things he needed would have to be way different than the average baby. After 5 months in the NICU and a nasty complication from one of his first surgeries, a gastronomy tube , things got a little tricker. Isaac was life flights out of his then hospital to the top Nicu hospital in the state to preform a life saving surgery (not even sure if he would survive the operation) to fix the stool leaking through his abdomen. He lost some of his colon, has a weakened stomach wall, and his complete cleft make life sometimes super hard for our mouse ?
Like most mommies, I wanted only the best thing for my baby! He had his cleft repair and now toys in the stores were near impossible to find! Nothing can go too far into his mouth, be too hard, pop a stitch, etc.
After much research… along came Honey BaeBee!
The wood is naturally antimicrobial, and the beads are nontoxic, antibacterial, and free from tons of icky things we want far away from our sweet babies, such as lead and BPA!
Each toy is thought out in depth. We want our toys to be friendly for all our special needs babies like Isaac ?”
Regina hand beads all of our Silicone Beaded Teether Clips in between playing super mom to her littles. Regina was one of Tough Love Teethers’ first customers so when it came time to add teether clips to our lineup, she was a sure fit. One of the things I love so much about owning a small business is getting to work alongside other small business owners. It’s so great to build each other up, support each other and watch each other grow. You can see the heart in every piece made by someone’s hardworking hands. The quality really shows. Regina uses only the highest quality vegan materials that she carefully sources. She’s got a real eye for design and will happily create a custom necklace, bracelet or keychain for you. Check out our new Teether Clips she’s created and read more about Isaac and his journey on his Facebook page.