Who we are:
We are Emil and Giacomo, the founders of Koala Babycare.

Our friendship was born on high school desks and continued in university. After graduating in engineering we took two different paths, but not for long. We found ourselves working in the same company, by chance… but maybe chance doesn’t exist, considering the cascade of positive events that followed.

We didn’t last long in that context.
It was an important multinational company and we thought it would give us great satisfaction. In reality, all we were doing was designing small parts of giant structures, which we never saw complete.

We couldn’t be creative or touch what we were helping to build.

We didn’t even have any contact with the end customer. We felt like a small cog in a huge machine: that wasn’t the life we aspired to in our college days.
Along with the degree, we also had the dream of creating something that could have a positive impact on people. Our jobs at the time weren’t going in that direction, so it was a tight fit. It was time to unleash our ambitions and take on the life we had always wanted.

We had our skills, determination, and the power of the internet that would allow us to reach anyone in the world. We were just missing a product.

We had our skills, the determination, the power of the internet that would allow us to reach anyone in the world. We lacked the product.

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At that time, several of our friends had children.
James became an uncle and was over the moon about his nieces and nephews.
Emil’s girlfriend worked at the daycare and often spoke of moms who were worried because their babies’ little heads had flattened out after months of sleeping without a pillow.
It was at that moment that we had an intuition:

Why not use our engineering skills to help moms and dads solve this problem?

This was the spark that reignited the flame of our passion.
So we, two young male engineers, began to dedicate ourselves body and soul to the well-being of newborns.

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Our technical-scientific training guided us in the first phase of studying the problem of plagiocephaly and the solutions available on the market.
We started a real statistical survey to understand the needs of new parents and newborns. We did this by reading all the feedback present online for products similar to what we wanted to develop.
We also bought existing pillows to study them closely.
We talked to moms we knew and consulted with pediatricians who were experts on this issue, such as Dr. Bonanno.

After the analysis and design phase, there was the choice of materials.
So the high quality BASF Memory Foam was combined with the quilted pillowcase that is not only extremely soft, but is designed to withstand washing without shrinking.
We acted on several fronts without neglecting any detail, with a single purpose.

We wanted to create a unique pillow, the best to perfectly take care of your child’s delicate little head.
The best to support both him and his head

That’s how, in March 2017, the prototype of our plagiocephaly pillow was born. We couldn’t be more proud of our first creature.

With him, Koala Babycare was officially born.

Just like an affectionate, soft koala, our pillow hugs your baby’s head as gently as you do when caring for them.

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At Koala Babycare we not only bring brains and technology, but also heart and passion.
That’s why we care so much about bringing you into our world and accompanying you through the first months of the greatest adventure of your life. Or rather: of yours and your baby’s life.

We don’t just want to offer you a product: everyone is capable of that.
We want to offer you our support and a 360° positive experience that embraces you just like a koala bear.
We want to transmit our enthusiasm and passion, but also the affection and fellowship that we ourselves, the Koala Babycare team, experience every day.

Yes, because since the birth of the first pillow our family has expanded.

Now there are not only us, Emil and Giacomo, but also Alberto, Arianna, Federico, Francesca, Margherita, Marta, Martina, Nicoletta, Sara and Silvia. Thanks to them we are always available to answer your questions. It is also thanks to them if we continue to grow step by step.

Why not use our engineering skills to help moms and dads solve this problem?

Both of us and our fellow adventurers are used to thinking big. That’s why the Koala Babycare family will be expanding again.

After the Koala Perfect Head and Koala Perfect Head Maxi pillows, two more creatures are about to see the light of day and we can’t wait for you to meet them. They will be a uniquely designed multifunctional pregnancy pillow and a truly revolutionary baby carrier.

With our products, we want to embrace every aspect of your experience in the early stages of your child’s life. And who knows, maybe our big-picture thinking will be passed on to your child once he or she grows up!

We believe that living a happy and bright life is everyone’s right.

We have worked hard to achieve our happiness and we have succeeded with Koala Babycare.

In our own small way, we want to contribute to making the planet a better place. Not only with the products we create, but also with the mentality we try to spread and with our support to associations that deal with children. We’ve chosen to become an “Impresa Amica dell’Unicef” (Unicef Friendly Enterprise) in order to give concrete help to the little ones who need it most.

One person alone will not change the world, but together we can do it.

Starting with children, near and far, to ensure that they grow up dreaming big and become happy adults!