Hi! I'm Tiana, one of the founders of Sleepy Panda. I'm mom to five kids and grandma to seven grandkids. As a mom, my diaper bag held my whole life. And I'm not just talking about the sweet parts. It. held. my. whole. life. On any given day, I could find diapers, wipes, toys, snacks, antibacterial cleaner… oh and maybe a used diaper, half eaten candy bar, about 12 pens (by the way, why do pens always collect, but you can never find one when you need it?), a reminder about that doctor’s appointment, and some socks that no matter how many times I put on my child, they always came off.
Now with grandkids being born, I started a tradition of buying these new moms their first diaper bag, passing the torch, or in this case, the diaper bag. That bag that accompanies you everywhere and has everything you could possibly maybe need. But I found one huge issue. The affordable bags were, well, poorly made. They ripped and tore and stained. And the designer bags were so expensive. The pockets were useless and the bottom was literally a bottomless pit.
My husband Brent saw my frustration and enlisted our friends Nikki Sue and Bruce to create something more. We drew on our own experience and talked to mom after mom. We made notes, created designs, and revised and revised. We painstakingly chose each aspect of the bag from fabric, to pocket sizes, to zippers. We even visited the factory to personally ensure the quality.
And from this desire to create the perfect diaper bag for the real mom, Sleepy Panda was born. For the mom who has to remember diapers for 1 kid… or 3 kids. For the mom who has to be able to find something fast. Because in mom land, the mood changes quickly and sometimes you have to leave a full grocery cart and hold a screaming, tired two year old with one hand while you search for your keys with the other. We know. We’ve been there. And with Sleepy Panda, we’ll be with you being there.
Being a mom is tough. And beautiful. We wanted Sleepy Panda to be the same. It will stand up to each situation that you find yourself in, and do it beautifully.
We want your stories! You’ll find our social media feed is for real moms. Check us out on our blog (mysleepypanda.com), Facebook (My Sleepy Panda), Instagram (@my_sleepy_panda), Twitter (@mysleepypanda), and Snapchat (My Sleepy Panda). Send us your stories, your questions, your experiences. We want to hear about you and that little sleepy panda that made you a mom!
Thank you for joining us. We’ll be sending you tips, funny stories, and information about new products, so we hope you stick around! You, mama, are so good at what you do. Let us make your life a little more beautiful and a lot easier.