The objective of our business is to provide high quality, hand
crafted products for mothers & babies and reliable service for our
customers. We hope you will enjoy visiting our web site and using our
products as much as we enjoy providing them for you.
Jennifer has been sewing for many years (since she was a child,
helping her mother) for herself, family, friends and colleagues who
have many times suggested doing it professionally and starting a
business. After considering it for awhile, her interest in starting her
own business grew until she finally reached that goal, while on
maternity leave with her first child. The design for the her first
hand-made carrier, the Cozy Cuddler Baby Sling was an original idea,
born of necessity, since she couldn't find a practical, yet comfortable
commercially made carrier. The design combines both comfort and ease.
By making her own Baby Carriers (and then other products) the vision
has become reality. Each piece, is lovingly hand-made by Jenn in the
attic of her Victorian style home for distribution to you.
Jennifer (Brooks) Rice is a
mommy of three, who enjoys sewing, crocheting, knitting and playing
with her daughter
(Lorynne) and sons (Nolyn and Loghyn) all of
whom can be seen on our Home Page, modeling our various baby carriers.
She and her husband (Bob, the mailman) live
in the Poconos (PA), near ESU with their, five cats (the inspiration for
title "The Cat's Meow"), a mini doxie
(Abbie), and of course, the kids. Jennifer is the sole designer and
creator for the
original merchandise sold at this site. Her
other hobbies include antiquing, motorcycling, rollerskating and
general music, chorus, and drama).
is the daughter of Designer/Creator Jennifer
Rice. She enjoys singing, coloring, going to school, Scooby Doo, and
with our pets. Nolyn is Jennifer's middle
child. He enjoys playing with trucks and trains, drawing, music, and
the Tank Engine. Loghyn is Jennifer's
youngest, he currently enjoys sleeping, nursing and pooping. Lorynne,
and Loghyn personally test each new product
design, by putting it through an extensive series of tests, including
spit-up test, the sleeping test, the weight
test, the wiggle test, the durability test, the functionality test and
test. When not testing products, their job at
The Cat's Meow is modeling various items, including diapers and baby
What we're all about...
benefits of babywearing are well documented. By providing hand-made and
affordable baby carriers (and other mom & baby related items),
we're helping other parents and caregivers provide those benefits for
the children in their charge. This solution to the baby's need for
closeness, goes hand in hand with the adult's need to multi-task in
today's fast paced world. Whether it be caring for multiple children,
walking the dog, doing the dishes, or simply enjoying an afternoon at a
ball game, our products allow moms and dads, grandparents, and
babysitters alike to nurture their little ones in close comfort and
We also strive to create a "greener" planet by offering
cloth diapers and other re-usable items, as well as recycling and
re-purposing fabrics when possible. Every little bit we can do for the
Our product line currently includes hand-made
baby carriers (with the option of music), including the Ring sling, Mei
tai, Pouch, Onbuhimo and both the Narrow and Wide Blanket Podegi.
These are ALL available in a wide array of fabrics and colors. We also
offer Rice Sacks for pregnancy and labor, cloth menstrual pads, nursing
pads, hand-made Changing Pads, a variety of diaper bags, Cloth Diapers
and a selection of recycled, knit and crocheted wool soaker options.
Musical Baby Toys, manipulative blankets, and discovery (i-spy) bags to
entertain you child and Soft Minkee baby blankets have also joined our
collection. We also have accessory items for moms including fuzzy
minkee scarves, belt and wrist bags, as well as a selection of Gently
Used items for baby and mothers in the "Virtual Yard Sale" section. We
hope to be expanding to add other helpful items for motherhood, so
check back with us regularly.