We're two urban Moms and in 2003, in the midst of the joyous chaos that is Motherhood (ah, super-late feedings, feather boas, impressions of zombies and love... much love) we began Psychobaby, your one-stop shop for cool, crazy kids' stuff!
As parents, we were constantly running from place to place for our kids- (we know you know the drill!) and we wanted to create a shopping experience that would be comfy and fun for kids and adults alike, and that had all the 'cool' stuff for whatever baby or big kid you were shopping for on any occasion. If you say "I'd wear it!" or "I am so keeping this gift and playing with it myself!" we know we've done our part! We're happy to do all that gathering "work" for you, so you can sit back and have fun shopping around! Just call us curators of the cool stuff you want (or Marlo and Lisa, since those are our names!) Either way, call us - or email! We'd love to hear from you!
Psychobaby carries cool clothes, shoes, toys, books and gifts for babies, toddlers, and big kids! All our fashionable selections work as outstanding, stand-alone pieces, or together in cool combos for gifts that'll bring the wow factor. Every choice we make is inspired by the funniest, smartest and funkiest irreverent folks we know--- kids! It is their honesty and self-expressive style (along with cool feedback from parents, aunties, uncles and grandparents) that guides us along all of our new endeavors.
In 2005, we took it nationwide with psychobabyonline.com so our cool, crazy kids' stuff will be wrapped and ready, and only a click away for everyone, even during those midnight feedings - and we are too! No robo-humans and plastic sleeves here - just the real Psychobaby crew who wants to make your life as easy as possible! And there are extra bonuses for being savvy on the interwebs, like: our Email Club where you can find out the scoop, and a rockin' online community of cool, crazy parents on our twitter, facebook fan page and Blog , where we run contests, talk fashion and share the fun! We are thankful every day for all the wonderful people we get to meet who have let us into their lives - join in the fun, because the Psychobaby community is hewn from a block of awesome!
P.S. About our crazy name. . .
When we were new parents, and thought of ourselves as pretty cool chicks who just happened to have a kid, we discovered an interesting phenomena which you might be able to relate to: we'd make a simple plan with another cool couple who didn't have a kid. Two minutes before we were supposed to be at the restaurant or whatever, we'd have to call and cancel our plans. Our friends, reasonably dismayed, would ask why? Phone still in hand, we'd look down at the floor and see a creature somewhat resembling our once adorable kid, only now they were purple, rigid, foaming at the mouth, and making a sound like something between stray cats fighting and a car alarm. Dumbfoundedly we'd mutter into the phone, “Psycho Baby”.
And you know, as “different” of an experience as that was for a couple of rookie parents, we certainly wouldn't trade a second of it! When we created this "different" kind of kids' store to celebrate children's individuality and creativity in a style mash-up, we thought that no other name would do!