Busy Baby Baskets

Posted - Jul. 5, 2004 at 8:53 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

With the highest birth rate in the nation, it's obvious that Utahns like babies and everything that comes with them. If you've ever tried to make your own baby gift basket, you know how difficult it can be. The task almost seems daunting. You need lotions, powders, diapers, clothes, hats — and the list goes on and on. But when Orem resident Marta Curran's daughter-in-law said she wanted an all-inclusive gift basket for her baby, Marta got an idea for a great business.

Less than six months ago, Marta started Busy Baby Baskets. Marta tells me she didn't rush into anything. She conducted market research and determined her daughter-in-law wasn't the only one that wanted complete themed baby baskets.

Marta says Busy Baby Baskets is well worth the end result. They only include necessary items and no filler products. Also, Busy Baby Baskets are personalized and handmade, and they include not only gifts for the baby, but the parents as well.

Busy Baby Baskets sells seven themed baskets. The "sleepy-time" basket comes with calming lotion, massage oil and diapers for baby. If you're planning on leaving your baby at grandma's, the "bye-bye" baby basket, stuffed with a hat, a blanket, lotion and clothes, might be just what grandma needs. There are also summertime, wintertime, bath time and play time baskets, complete with everything a parent needs for each activity. The "summertime" basket also includes jelly shoes, a hat and a swimsuit for baby to wear next year. Made just for mom and baby, the "Mommy and Me" basket has personalized gifts for both. Marta has thought of everything!

Marta doesn't believe the phrase "sleeping like a baby" is a reality for most parents anymore and thinks her all-inclusive gift baskets are what every parent needs.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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