After many years in the baby products industry, Cameron and Lorilyn Honarvar were tired of plastic. Plastic feeding products are sold by the millions every year, none of which are biodegradable or healthy for children.
Having five kids themselves, the duo set out on their own to solve this problem for their own family. Insulated bottles are used prevalently by adults, but few options existed for infants and children. The solution was to make durable, stainless steel baby bottles that are entirely recyclable and are very helpful for parents on-the-go. Steel is also a very clean material with no room for bacteria to hide and is very long-lasting, avoiding the need to purchase multiple plastic bottles over the years.
After lots of blood, sweat, and tears the bottles evolved to their present award-winning form, serving as a great help when parents take baby out for the afternoon, or go traveling, or even for use in late night bedside infant feeding.
As their bottles gained broader acceptance, the couple turned their attention to seeing how infant tableware could be improved. Eating solid foods calls for bowls and spoons, but almost all are made of plastic. Plastic tableware is durable and easy to clean, but just as bad for kids as plastic bottles.
Alternative materials had their own problems; corn starch tended to be fragile, couldn’t survive the dishwasher, and was quite expensive, while silicone just felt sticky and gritty and inappropriate as a tableware. Steel was too expensive, and glass was just too fragile.
Bamboo, however, is a natural, fantastic material that preserves all of the practicality and convenience that parents expect when feeding their baby. Bamboo has been used as a chic way to make tableware for adults, although Pacific Baby’s interest was to develop a natural bamboo range of functional baby-specific tableware. Now in its third generation of bamboo products, Pacific Baby is pioneering the use of bamboo as a staple baby tableware material.
Keep an eye out for more steel drinking containers and bamboo tableware in the coming months.
2010 - Extensive R&D to produce world’s best insulated baby bottle.
2012 - 3-in-1 Insulated Baby Bottle launched.
2013 - All-in-One Thermal Baby Bottle launched, the first insulated baby bottle with complete visibility. Patent Pending.
2013 - Pacific Baby products used by families in 30+ countries.
2013 - Pacific Baby wins numerous awards across North America and throughout Europe.
2015 - Pacific Baby launches a range of bamboo tableware. Completely plastic-free and biodegradable.
2016 - Pacific Baby wins multiple environmental awards in North America from Green Scene Mom, BabyMaternity and NAPPA, as well as being recognized as one of the most innovative baby products by the Huffington Post.