If you’re exclusively pumping, you need to be able to pump on the go, so having a functional breast pump bag is really useful. Baby Nation has a really cute breast pump backpack – here are more details about their organization and pump bag!
I saw you have a podcast! Tell me about the Baby Nation show, and how it started.
We’re a husband and wife team that started The Baby Nation Show in September 2017. Ivan is the host and Samantha is, as he likes to say, “the brains behind the operation.”
In 2016, our nephew was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and spent his first six weeks of life in the NICU. We saw the different stages that his parents had to overcome as they tried to navigate the natural trials of parenthood mixed with letting go of the dreams they originally had for their son and replacing them with new dreams.
Going through this journey alone and pushing past all of the guilt, opinions and medical jargon can be exhausting and defeating. We saw the need for a supportive community where these parents had a place to connect with others in similar situations. This community could share each child’s story, and help to advocate for an awesome life for their children.
The Baby Nation Show is exactly that. Every Thursday we share stories from families who have been through the journey of having a child with a medical diagnosis and everything that it entails. We share the ups and downs, the commonalities that every family shares, and provide a place for families to lift each other up with their new normal.
What gave you the idea to create the Baby Nation breast pump backpack?
We loved the community we were building with The Baby Nation Show and we knew it could be something bigger. We also felt that as much as we were supporting children, we wanted to find a way to support moms. Designing a breast pump backpack felt like a natural next step not only from my own experience as a new mom, but also from the moms on our show who had to pump while their child was in the NICU.
After several months of designing and manufacturing, we finally launched our first breast pump backpack in March 2018. For us, it’s more than just a backpack, it’s a tool that meets every mom’s demands and it supports a community of warriors. We look forward to expanding our line of bags this year and continuing our mission.
What are the most important features of the backpack that make it useful for pumping moms?
Each pocket is 100% insulated, keeping your items cool up to 10 hours with ice packs. It features 8 pockets that gives you the freedom to choose how they are used and how you stay organized.
Whether you are packing for a newborn or toddler, this bag easily transitions from breast pump backpack to diaper backpack to toddler backpack with a built-in snack storage area! This is the ideal bag for every supermom on the go!
It’s Comfortable and Durable
Easily adjustable and cushioned backpack straps. Made of high-quality nylon, the bag is easy to clean and features a waterproof outer shell.
I saw that 50% of the proceeds go towards hospitalized children. Can you tell me more about that?
Giving back is extremely important to us. The Baby Nation Giving Program was created to maximize our impact in the lives of children who are hospitalized due to a medical diagnosis. Fifty percent (50%) of profit from the sale of all Baby Nation products is given to the Baby Nation Giving Program to support our nonprofit partners.
Currently we are working with The Confetti Foundation whose mission is to supply birthday parties to children who have to spend their birthday in the hospital. We are dedicated to partnering with more nonprofits in the future who share our passion for supporting families.
The Baby Nation breast pump backpack is available on amazon.
(Updated 6/30/18: This post was originally a giveaway; it has been updated to remove outdated instructions for entering. I did not receive free merchandise and was not compensated in any way for hosting the giveaway.)