Introducing Tumtee Close Knits / New Baby Product

Introducing Tumtee Close Knits / New Baby Product

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tumtee peekaboo shirt

Stylish New Baby Product Aims to Enhance Mother-Baby Bond, Offer Activity for Early Learning , and Combat “Flat Head”

My friends over at Tumtee wanted me to share with you their amazing products and the story behind it. It’s definitely a cute and unique idea……


Two working moms from Texas are excited to introduce a new baby product designed to enhance the bonds between mothers and babies, and provide an activity for early learning.  Tumtee Close Knits are modern t-shirts for moms with visual and touchable designs for babies. Tumtees are available for purchase for $38 from and at select retailers. Each shirt comes with an original interactive nursery rhyme.

tumtee mom allie

“The ultimate aim of Tumtee is to encourage moms to hold, interact, and bond with their babies,“ said Tumtee co-creator, Kristen Gibbins. “With so many baby contraptions available, it’s easy to forget that we should be holding our babies and interacting directly with them instead of relying on swings, bouncy seats and strollers to keep them entertained.”

A secondary, yet equally important benefit of Tumtee is to provide an activity to aid in tummy time. Co-creator Lindsey Croley adds:  “Like many moms, our babies struggled with tummy time, and we became increasingly concerned about them developing flat spots on the back of their heads.  Tumtee allows babies to engage in this important developmental activity directly with their mothers.”

Tumtee Moms

Yet another important benefit to Tumtee is simply in its ability to provide content for early learning.  From shapes to animals to numbers to colors, babies’ first teachers are their mothers, and Tumtee provides a full sensory opportunity for learning.

WHEN can you use Tumtee?
Tumtee shirts are comfortable and stylish with modern designs that moms can wear in, around, and out and about as part of their everyday wardrobe.   It can be used whenever moms are with their babies: during tummytime, cuddletime, playtime, anytime!

tumtee mom liza

WHAT are the Tumtee benefits?
There are a number of benefits, which include:
* Enhances close-knit bond: When mothers hold and interact with their babies on a regular basis, they have opportunities to connect and get to know each other.

* Engages baby in multi-sensory play: Babies are always learning by what they hear, see, and touch, and Tumtee engages all of those senses.
Offers activity for early learning: Babies learn a number of ways, including through songs, pictures and words.  Tumtee provides early learning material for mothers to enjoy with their babies.


* Encourages playful interactions: Babies learn when they have the opportunity to interact directly with their mothers in a fun and playful way, and Tumtee provides great subject matter for early engagements.

* Creates connection during tummy time activity: Many babies struggle during tummytime.  Tumtee engages mothers and babies in the process by connecting the two, making it more enjoyable for both.

WHAT is the Tumtee story?
Tumtee was created by two working moms, Kristen Gibbins and Lindsey Croley, whose “day jobs” include more than 30 years of combined marketing, PR and graphics experience in the fields of art and retail. Both of their babies struggled with tummytime, which led to concerns about them developing flat heads.  One morning, Kristen’s baby boy, Grayson, was doing tummytime on mom’s tummy and was fixated by the strong graphics and tactile application on her t-shirt.  It was at that moment that Tumtee was born.

A big thank you goes to Kristen and Lindsey for sharing this with us! We are so excited for your journey with Tumtee and wish you all the best.

Lindsey Jenn

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