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Black Owned Brands for Children and Baby Items

Here is a list of Black owned brands that sell items for children and babies. Some even have products for parents and teens. Check them out, support them, and let us know which others should be added!

Black Owned Brands for Children and Babies

Step Stitches

CooperRose Baby

Royal Babies & Tots

Pooters Diapers

Black Owned Brands for Children

Fun Science Kit

Gabby Bows

The Fresh Dolls

Black Owned Brands for Children

Brave + Kind Bookshop

Kinara Park Kids

Black Owned Brands for Children

Swimma

Black Owned Brands for Children

Dionne Gooding 

Black Owned Brands for Children

Beautiful Curly Me

Black Owned Brands for Children

HBCU Pride & Joy Boutique

Breukelyn Threads

Cozy N Cute Kids Boutique

Muffin Sisters

Ade + Ayo

 

Puzzle Huddle

Chez Bébé 

Neon Kisses

 

-Tony O. Lawson

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Young Couple Creates Culturally Inclusive Toys because Representation Matters

Matthew and Marnel are the parents of three children (all under the age of five) who love puzzles!

Frustrated with the lack of diverse images shown on commercially-produced puzzles, they created Puzzle Huddle,  a business that offers pocket sized puzzles for children and toddlers.

puzzle huddle
Marnel and Matthew

We spoke to Matthew to find out more about the business, future plans and balancing parenthood and entrepreneurship.

puzzle huddle

What is the most rewarding thing about your entrepreneurial journey so far?

I absolutely love being able to provide a product that parents trust in their homes in front of their children.

I regularly hear feedback from parents about children opening our products and exclaiming “it looks like me”. Being able to add a layer of cultural affirmation and inspiration in the lives of children is extremely rewarding.

puzzle huddle

Most of my high school and college classmates now have young children. There’s an extreme emotional reward sending products to parents that I knew back when academics and social events where our priorities.

puzzle huddle

What is the most challenging part of the journey?

The most challenging part of the journey is balancing business and the commitment to be very present in interactions with my children and spouse.
 

How do you balance being parent and a business owner?

Attempting to balance parenting and business is a process that I challenge myself on everyday. Children are impressively uninterested in their parents business priorities.

They very easily disrupt any business related multitasking to make themselves the priority of the moment. 100% of the time, interacting with my children is more fun and fulfilling than responding to an email

Where do you see the business in 5 years?

I expect the products to eventually become a standard for children at home and in schools.

What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

Fall in love with process, both the successes and challenges. Also anchor your happiness, self confidence, and self esteem in something other than your business.

-Tony O. Lawson


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Black Owned Businesses That Sell Black Dolls

For years, my mother has been making dolls. Black dolls specifically. She told me she makes them because,  “Black children need to see themselves.”

black dolls

She’s disturbed by the lack of diversity that has existed in the doll market and also by the past and present effects this lack of diversity.

While she continues to create her doll collection, we’ve decided to share other entrepreneurs who have created their own Black doll business.

Black Doll Businesses

Corage Dolls

Queens of Africa 

 

Pretty Brown Girl

black doll

 

My Natural Doll

Natural Girls United 

The Fresh Dolls

Ikuzi Dolls

Herstory Doll

 

-Tony O. Lawson

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