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Back Buddy® on the cover of BabyMaternity Retailer August 2016!

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Shari Criso, CNM, RN, MSN, IBCLC and Jamie Grayson “The Baby Guy NYC” talking about the benefits of the Back Buddy® Support Pillow for nursing. See more at Back Buddy with Shari Criso and Jamie Grayson

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Back Buddy® was featured on Fox 32 Chicago as one of the best holiday gifts for 2016!

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Back Buddy® was chosen as a winner of the 2016 Green Scene Mom Award!

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Back Buddy® Support Pillow was chosen as the “Fave Nursing Pillow” in Mommy Scene’s Spring Baby Shower Faves 2016!

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Back Buddy® was a hit on Pregnancy & Newborn’s Facebook page!

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Back Buddy® at Gearapalooza 2015 in Chicago, IL with Jamie Grayson “The Baby Guy NYC”

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Look for Back Buddy® in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine’s Spring Registry Guide! This is a great resource for new and expecting parents!

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Back Buddy® was featured in Fall 2015 issue of Baby & Kids Magazine as one of the best gifts to give for a baby shower!

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Back Buddy® has been awarded the “Top Choice of the Year Award” for the 3rd year in a row!  This award is chosen exclusively by moms and moms-to-be at an event in Nevada where they are able to test out products and choose which ones are their favorites, and Back Buddy has been chosen as the Top Choice of the Year Award for 2015! We are honored to have received this award for the past 3 years!

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Back Buddy was a popular feature of the Book Expo America 2015! Readers were able to use the Back Buddy in the reading lounge that was sponsored by Back Buddy and Mom’s Choice Awards.  It is great to hear such wonderful feedback from our customers, proving that Back Buddy is not just for pregnant and nursing moms, but a great support pillow for reading, watching television, working on a computer, etc.  Thanks BEA! www.bookexpoamerica.com

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Look for Back Buddy in the Spring 2015 Edition of Healthy Mom & Baby, the magazine that is distributed directly by AWHONN nurses in hospitals and doctor’s offices throughout the country!

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Baby Maternity Magazine featured a full page editorial on the Back Buddy in their February 2015 issue of the magazine.  See the full publication at http://www.joomag.com/magazine/babymaternity-retailer-february-2015/0539810001422493539?short.  Back Buddy is on page 22 in the print version and 24 in the digital version. It can also be viewed at http://issuu.com/backbuddy/docs/back_buddy_-_baby_maternity_feb_201

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Back Buddy® is now available in select Buy Buy Baby stores, on buybuybaby.com, in Babies ‘R’ Us stores, on babiesrus.com, Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. We hope that you will support these stores and our other retail partners as well!

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New Mommy Media shared some of the most innovative new products LIVE from the 2014 ABC Kids Expo and chose the Back Buddy® to be featured in their Google hangout on Nursing/Feeding Products. Check it out! (Back Buddy segment starts at 32:25)

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Back Buddy® was featured as one of the New & Noteworthy products in the Spring/Summer 2015 buying edition of Maternity & Newborn Magazine. 

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Back Buddy® was at the ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association) Conference in Phoenix, Arizona this summer and the response was fantastic! The lactation consultants loved the Back Buddy®! Though we were not able to travel there personally, we were glad to be able to be a part of this amazing event!

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Pregnancy Magazine featured an excellent review of the Back Buddy® in their online magazine, pointing out fantastic benefits, such as the support for arms, removable slipcovers, and its use beyond pregnancy and nursing.  Read the entire review here:

http://www.pregnancymagazine.com/buyers-guide/nursing-pillows/moms-essentials-back-buddy-support-pillow-and-removable-slipcover

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Check out Back Buddy® in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine‘s Spring 2014 Registry Guide under Brilliant Mommy Must-Haves!

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Back Buddy® has received the Top Choice of the Year Award for the second year in a row!  Winners are chosen at a 2-day event that is held in Nevada, where moms and moms-to-be get to test out and vote for their favorite products.  Only ONE Top Choice of the Year Award is given per category, and Back Buddy® has been chosen as the winner again for 2014!

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Back Buddy® was on Good Morning Arizona for Mother’s Day 2014!  Our award-winning support pillow was presented as one of the best gifts to give mom on Mother’s Day.  You can watch the entire segment at http://youtu.be/Rr13J73OF60

 

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Back Buddy® is offering a $20 gift certificate to back-buddy.com when you join Mom365!

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Back Buddy® Support Pillow was chosen as one of Buzzfeed’s 35 Genius Parenting Inventions!  Back Buddy was named among some of the greatest parenting inventions such as Velcro, tear-free baby shampoos, forehead thermometers, portable breast pumps, and Amazon Mom!  http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/35-genius-parenting-inventions-c9mr

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Back Buddy® is a Winner of the 2014 Family Choice Award!  Now in it’s 19th year, the Family Choice Award is one of the most coveted, family friendly consumer awards programs in the nation and recognizes the finest products and services the enrich the lifestyle of children and families.

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Back Buddy® was featured on the Welcome Home TV Show, which airs on the Time Warner Life Network.  Welcome Home attended the 2013 ABC Kids Expo in search of new and innovative baby and children’s products, and interviewed Back Buddy at the show.  Click on the video below to see our segment.

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Back Buddy® was chosen as one of the best shower gifts in the January 2014 issue of Baby & Kids Magazine as part of their Shower Power Gift Guide!

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Celebrities are talking about the Back Buddy® on Twitter!

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Back Buddy™ has been chosen as a Winner of the 2013 Top Choice of the Year Award by Baby Maternity Magazine!  The best part about this award is that all of the winners are chosen by moms! Each year a 2-day event is held in Nevada where over a hundred moms and educators are asked to review products in different categories. Award winners are chosen based on the scores and comments they receive from these moms. Only one Top Choice of the Year Award is given per category, and Back Buddy™ has received the honor of being named winner of the Top Choice of the Year Award in Maternity Aids for 2013.

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Back Buddy was featured in the April issue of Baby & Kids Magazine in the Nursing Shawls and Pillows section AND in the Stars’ Favorite Baby Products!

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Actress Stephanie Lemelin (AOL’s Playdate) loves her Back Buddy so much that she took it with her to her own personal maternity photo session!  Here is one of the beautiful photos that she shared with us –

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Celebrities shared their must-have baby items from the Boom Boom Room and Back Buddy™ was a favorite! When interviewed by Celebrity Baby Scoop, celebrities were able to share their favorite baby products from the event.  The Back Buddy was mentioned as a favorite by both actress Kelly Stables (Two and a Half Men) and singer Nikka Costa!

http://www.celebritybabyscoop.com/2013/01/23/celebrities-share-must-have-items-from-boom-boom-room

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Back Buddy™ attended the exclusive Pre-Golden Globes Celebrity “Boom Boom Room” in Los Angeles! Media and celebrities gathered together at the Boom Boom Baby Room in Los Angeles to check out the hottest baby and kids products, and the Back Buddy was a big hit among celebrity parents!

Celebrities at the event included Ian Ziering (of 90210), Singer Nikka Costa, Cree Summer (voiceover actress, and star of A Different World), Samantha Harris (of Dancing With the Stars and Entertainment Tonight), Kenny Johnson (from The Shield, Burn Notice, and Sons of Anarchy), Lisa Ling (Our America), Adrienne Frantz (The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless), Nia Peeples (ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars), Kelly Stables (Two and a Half Men), Neil McDonough (Minority Report, Desperate Housewives), Corey Reynolds (The Closer), Marisa Coughlin (Bones and Boston Legal), Anna Silk (Lost Girl), Susan Ward (TNT’s Major Crimes), Joely Fisher (Fox’s Til Death), Jamie Anne Allman (The Notebook), Stephanie Lemelin (AOL’s Playdate), Miss J (America’s Next Top Model), Nicole Sullivan (Cougar Town, King of Queens), Heather Tom (The Young and the Restless), Nestor Serrano (Act of Valor), and Scott Wolf (Party of Five, NCIS) just to name a few!

Back Buddy™ was a “favorite” for Cree Summer who is expecting, as well as Jamie Anne Allman, who is expecting twins!  Ian Ziering and his wife Erin took home a pink pillow for their white nursery, as they are expecting another little girl. Stephanie Lemelin couldn’t wait to take one home, and Scott Wolf’s wife loves the Back Buddy, too, as she is nursing and often struggles with back pain.

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This mom shares her review of the Back Buddy on Baby Elan {daily} at http://babyelandaily.com/2012/12/11/back-buddy-review/

“When my daughter was 11 months old I ended up in physical therapy for my back. All during my pregnancy, I had back issues and when I was breastfeeding I had even more. Luckily with baby boy I didn’t have as much pain and towards the end of my pregnancy when it started to get worse, I had the amazing Back Buddy to help offer support!

The Back Buddy is a support pillow made out of high density foam that is free of any harmful chemicals- including flame retardants. You can also purchase cotton removable covers that match your nursery decor. The Back Buddy was designed by a nursing mother who is also a certified natural childbirth instructor and her husband who is a chiropractor. The support pillow promotes proper alignment of the spine, alleviates common back pain during and after pregnancy, and provides comfort and support while holding or feeding a baby.

The Back Buddy has a side pocket for storing personal items. I took the pillow to the hospital with me and I loved storing a water bottle and also my phone in the pocket. The pillow also has a handle which makes transporting the pillow super easy.

The pillow fits perfectly in a chair and helps position you into the correct nursing position. The Back Buddyalso works on couches, beds, and other areas- but I learned for the best latch, it’s best to use a chair. I took the Back Buddy with me to a lactation appointment and the consultant couldn’t stop raving over the pillow!

I can see using the Back Buddy way beyond nursing! It was incredibly comfortable while I was pregnant and helped support my back while I was working at my desk. I’m never sitting on my couch without my Back Buddy and it goes with me everywhere.

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Another great review about the Back Buddy™ — this one from Natural Mama at naturalbabygoods.com.  She explains how the Back Buddy™ helped her deal with her back pain and points out many of the benefits that this support pillow provides!

http://www.naturalbabygoods.com/back-buddy-how-it-helped-me-deal-with-back-pains/

“I believe that pregnancy is a wonderful experience as there is nothing quite like it. However, I admit that I could have done without the back pains and the other uncomfortable bits of it. Towards the end of my pregnancy, even just sitting down was becoming unbearable. I sure could have used some help in this department. I was really worried about back pains after I gave birth but luckily, I got to try out the Back Buddy a couple of weeks after I had my baby and it has done a lot in alleviating my post-pregnancy back pains.

The Back Buddy was especially designed by a chiropractor and a nursing mother so they can help women who are going through all sorts of pregnancy pains. They address back pain and other issues by designing a cushion that is shaped to provide the right support in the right areas of the spine. They even went as far as to provide support for the area under the arms. For mommies like me who are breastfeeding, this Back Buddy helps improve your posture and encourages you to sit in the proper position so you do not place unnecessary stress on your back. Good posture also does wonders for breastfeeding, just so you know. Well, I sure didn’t know about that but as soon as I found out, you can bet I appreciated this Back Buddy even more.

Benefits – This may seem like an oddly-shaped pillow right off the box but it is deceptively simple. Aside from promoting proper alignment of the spine it also provides full support for the lower back and the mid-back. It also provides support for the arms and if I am not mistaken, it felt like my upper back was getting more support than usual. I sure could have used this back buddy when I was still suffering from pregnancy-related back pains but hey, better late than never right?

Lest you think this special pillow is just for new mothers and mothers-to-be, you are sadly mistaken. I mean, I let other family members try it and guess what? They loved it too! Apparently, this Back Buddy can also be used by people who aren’t with child or just had a child. Sure, it was specifically designed for mothers but, posture problems and back problems are problems for a lot of people and not just us so I guess it makes sense that they can use it too.

I love my back-buddy and I know that I will continue using it in every situation where I need to sit down. You can try them too and you will feel the difference right off the bat. Even older people can use them to alleviate common back twinges and they can be used anywhere! You can use them when you watch TV, when you are on the computer , or when you are just reading your favorite paper. Oh and just so you know, it is made from high-quality structural foam and is free from any harmful chemicals plus you can get it in designs to match any nursery décor.”

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Back Buddy™ has been named among the best in family-friendly products, as a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards!  The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.  An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others.  This award-winning product is the first and only one of its kind, and we are happy to be a part of the Mom’s Choice family!

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Back Buddy™ was featured as one of the Hottest Products at the 2012 ABC Kids Expo by Baby & Children’s Product News!

http://www.babyandchildrensproductnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=686%3Ahot-products-for-abc-kids-expo-2012&catid=16%3Atop-news&Itemid=9

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Great article about the Back Buddy in Baby & Children’s Product News!

http://www.babyandchildrensproductnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=675%3Aback-buddy-offers-proper-support-convenience&catid=9%3Afor-baby-and-mom-articles&Itemid=9

Back Buddy™ offers proper support and convenience

Back Buddy™ is designed to promote proper alignment of the spine and alleviate common back pain during and after pregnancy, according to Laura Kardos, founder of Mom’s Essentials LLC.

Useable in any upright or inclined position, Back Buddy also encourages a proper position for breastfeeding. Plush fabrics and beautiful designs make the Back Buddy something that can coordinate with any nursery decor. The removable covers are machine washable. Four cover fabrics, all 100 percent cotton, are available.

A handle on top of the pillow provides easy, one-handed portability while pockets on the sides of the pillow keep necessities such as bottles, phone, etc., within reach. Made of high quality structural foam that is free of harmful chemicals. The pillow measures 19-in.x19-in.x9-in.

For more information call 734/ 231-1600 or visit www.moms-essentials.com.

Our print publication includes wholesale pricing and minimum order requirement information. For pricing information, retailers can subscribe to our publication by mail. Retailers can subscribe to our publication.

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The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool

Back Buddy™ was part of the Best and Hottest Products Event from Metro Moms!  The Back Buddy pillows were very popular with the moms!

http://metroplexbaby.com/MetroMoms/2012/20121025_BestHottestProducts.htm

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Check out this blog written by Nurture in Seattle, Washington!  Its is awesome to hear what moms across the country are saying about the Back Buddy!

“This was the most comfortable support pillow that I have used, and I seriously thought about buying one for myself. I am sure that this would be a great support pillow for pregnant or nursing moms.  There were a couple of simple features that I really liked; the handle for carrying, the removable cover, the side pockets and the “right amount” of arm support.

It was soooo comfortable.  Everybody who tested this pillow raved about it.  There was even a nursing mom who came back to the booth just to use the pillow!”

http://www.seattlenurture.com/Blog.html

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Back Buddy was featured in Baby & Kids Magazine!   Our photo and description are on page 64-65 in the September 2012 issue as one of the Hot Products at the 2012 ABC Kids Expo.

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