My twins were born 5 weeks prematurely, and though we were blessed enough that they didn’t have to spend anytime at all in NICU, I was still paranoid about bringing home two premature babies because I knew that everybody and their mother would be wanting to come over and hold them. They were tiny and beautiful, and I wanted to hold them constantly too! But with no defenses against germs, we pretty much kept them under lock and key those first few months.
That’s why I love the idea of Touchy Tags. Created by a mother of twins who were born 6 weeks early (and are now toddlers), she developed these tags after the premature birth of her twins.Ã‚Â She knew she was their last line of defense against germs, which would be dangerous to their immature immune systems, and came up with a sweet way to approach a delicate subject. In other words, she is much nicer than I was when my twins came home!
Touchy Tags are aÃ‚Â line of soft, durable, BPA- and phthalate-free car seat and stroller tags that gently ask strangers to be mindful of passing their unwanted germs to babies. One side reads Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are Your Hands Clean,Ã¢â‚¬Â and the other says Ã¢â‚¬Å“LOVE, not germs.Ã¢â‚¬Â It’s a gentle reminder to people to keep their hands off of your brand new baby!
The tags are currently available in pink, blue, and a gender-neutral apple green.Ã‚Â They can fasten to any car seat, stroller, baby carrier and home baby equipment with stylish ribbons. Each ribbon features a durable sewn-on hook-and-loop closure that allow for easy attachment.
Touchy Tags believes in giving back so 5% of 2011 profits will go to charity. Just one more reason to check out their site.
So what do you think? Is this a product that you would purchase? I think it’s a cute idea and would make a lovely addition to a baby shower gift.