The Mom-preneur: Cristina “Funfy” Basa (mom to Francesca Gabrielle, 13 months old)
Her Business: Spoiled! — Items that cater to moms and babies who only want the best.
Why She Loves Being a Mom: It’s very fulfilling to bring into the world a baby, instill in her the right values, and help her grow up to become a well-rounded person.
The Idea: I had a difficult time finding a nice diaper bag that would fit everything I needed. I’d go from store to store, but couldn’t find the right stuff for me. So I decided to come up with a stylish diaper bag that was bigger and more functional than normal diaper bags out there. This was also a way for me to help other moms out there who have the same problem as I did. As for the name, all parents spoil their child in one way or another. Every mother has to spoil herself at times as well—that’s why I chose Spoiled!
Why It’s Unique: The style of our diaper bags is different from what’s seen out there. It’s bigger and it’s convertible to a stroller bag so that you don’t have to carry it the entire time. We also carry nursing/maternity clothes and our designs are more discreet and modern. Good quality of fabric is used in each piece of clothing. Our clothes are dual purpose, serving as both maternity and nursing wear in one, so it saves moms money.
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On Playing With Kids: Parents have to play WITH their kids and not just make their kids play with toys while they’re in the same room. They need to interact as much as possible because that’s how kids learn. They learn better through play while someone is explaining things to them and adapting what they learn from toys and books to real life.
Advice For Aspiring Mom-preneurs: Just be passionate about any business you want to venture into and make sure you believe in the products. Making sure that you’re hands-on makes a big difference too. Along the way, you will make some mistakes so be sure to learn from them.