Motherhood is hard. There are times when it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Mothers need a million hands and eye balls to keep things running. It’s a challenge and doesn’t always feel joyful. Those moments when one child is crying and you just stepped on a ton of legos. When something’s sparking in the microwave or burning on top of the stove and you’re running on two hours of sleep. The times you’re trying to change a diaper in the public bathroom with one child running around while you’re trying not to drop your baby on the floor. It’s hard to feel the joy of motherhood on those days. We’re here to help restore the joy.
To help make motherhood just a little bit easier by creating simple solutions that are joyful and fun. Through beautiful, colorful and practical products that become mom’s helper in those moments. We are committed to creating products that perform and save time wherever parents go whether it’s home, the bathroom or the outdoors. We’re here to help you remember to breathe deep, to smile and remind you that we’re all going to get through this together.
Mission & Vision
Parents’ lives simplified™ thru practical and joy-filled creations from home decor to baby products.
We strive to make parents’ lives a little easier through practical and efficient products. From diaper changing with a sprinkle of baby blankets for loving cuddles, burp cloths for catching dribbles to home decor.
Yippy BeBe® is about happy babies and happy parents.
Created out of frustration and necessity for our own family, our products bring efficiency to the world of parenting. Each of our designs are created not just with concern for the baby but also with the busy parent in mind. Yippy Bebe® believes that parenting and family life should be less stressful for parties involved.
Each of our products are handcrafted with extra care for your family.
You could say that designing and crafting is in my blood. As a child, I always enjoyed writing, arts and crafts. I grew up with strong ties to my grandmother. She worked as a seamstress in a factory where I spent many afternoons and weekends. I enjoyed being there, feeling the fabric, seeing the process of product creation from start to finish and watching her sew.
During my childhood, my mother attended school to be a patternmaker while working in factory. I fondly remember watching her practice at home in preparation for her classes. She made many dresses for me during my adolescence.
I remember my days designing, sketching, drawing and photographing. The creative process always made me happy. I loved the different colors of crayons and the feel of a pencil when sketching or clicking the camera. The humming from my sewing machines. The results of my imagination on paper and fabric made me smile.
I made my first bag when I was six years old. As simple as it was, I was so proud of that little bag I designed and finished. I made my first outfit when I was 11.
Sewing went on a hiatus during high school, college and the early part of my career. I lost myself in my studies and kept busy in life once my career began making less time for other things. I wanted to be the “career” woman with my briefcase, black suit and heels in NYC.
In 2009, like many people, I was laid off from the corporate world. It was my second lay off experience. Left without a job and a bad economy once again, I began doodling in my sketch book, cutting fabric and making baby shower gifts for friends. Later that year, I became pregnant with my first child. Something we thought would never be possible. In preparation for baby’s arrival, I began designing and sewing again and the first two product lines for Yippy BeBe® were born.
After my first child arrived, I saw him gravitate to art, music and books. That made me smile. I made every effort to encourage his love for these things and found myself drawing and writing again.
It is moments like these that have brought joy to my life. Through Yippy BeBe® I hope to I can share this joy with your families too.
Rita P. Cheng
Founder & Designer