KATY, Texas (Covering Katy) – Many parents have had the same experience prior to the birth of their first child; they think buying what they need for the baby will be easy, until they get to the store. The number of products on the shelf can be overwhelming, especially products related to breastfeeding.
“I’ve had moms say they went to a department store, stood in front of the products and had no idea what to buy,” said Liz Ozkan of the The Mother Baby Bond Maternity Boutique on South Fry Road in Cinco Ranch.
Liz has great insight into the needs of mothers. She’s a Registered Nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC.) Her primary passion and focus is helping moms who are struggling with breastfeeding.
In addition to providing lactation consultations she also owns a boutique that offers high quality products at competitive prices.
“Basically, what we do is provide our customers guidance on what to buy and what not to buy,”
Liz said. “When you come here you get one-on-one personal assistance. It’s a very personalized experience.”
In 2011, after working as a nurse for much of her career, Liz was hired by Houston Methodist West Hospital as Lactation Consultant and Patient Education Coordinator. She worked there for nearly three years and realized there is a need for lactation consultants to help women in the community. That’s when her time as an entrepreneur began.
She initially focused on lactation consulting and education, but over time she discovered women also needed advice on buying the right type of maternity wear, nursing bras and other essentials. She believed they also needed a place that sold high quality products at a reasonable price. “We are very ethical. Our first consideration is, what does the customer need? That’s really important to us,” she added.
The Mother Baby Bond Maternity Boutique has maternity and nursing fashions, and Liz says they even recently added baby clothes.
They carry clothing that is featured in high-end retailers like Nordstrom.
You will find high quality nursing bras from Cake Maternity and other brands. They sell magnetic baby clothes that have no zippers, no snaps and no buttons. “Which is great when you’re changing the baby in the middle of the night,” Liz said.
There are a variety of clothing brands including Udderly Hot Mama and Savvy Mom. The Mother Baby Bond boutique also has 100 percent certified organic cotton hand-knit clothing, towels, blankets and hats.
“They are beautiful, unique and a perfect shower gift,” Liz said. “We also carry products made by small companies that make high quality, affordable clothing,” she added. They sell support garments for women who are suffering from back pain and round ligament pain that occurs during pregnancy and postpartum.
“Customers can rent hospital grade pumps. They don’t just come in and pick it up. We always
show them how to use it. Even if someone has
not purchased a product from us we’re happy to answer their questions,” she added.
“What’s really important is the personal experience, which you will not find at your neighborhood big box store,” Liz said. “Personal service, quality and a unique experience is what we provide,” she added. We love people who will come in and browse. We have a price point for just about anyone. Our focus is not sales, it is service. Women can feel comfortable here.
5131 S. Fry Rd. Suite 400
Katy, TX 77450
(One mile east of Whole Foods and World Market)
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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