The Nûby™ brand covers feeding, weaning, soothing, play, bath and nursery and boasts patented innovation in all of its categories. Nûby™ is distributed in over 155 countries around the world since 1970. Nûby™ strives to make the lives of parents and children easy, simple and fun so they can enjoy the most wonderful experiences of growing up, safe in the knowledge that Nûby™ products have been developed, researched and manufactured to the highest standards.
As a natural outgrowth of its products, Nûby™ gives back to the community with philanthropic efforts that support children’s causes and focus on the education of children with disabilities.
Highlighted Projects: Deaf Chldren's Literacy Project
Nûby™ has adopted the Deaf Children’s Literacy Project (DCLP) of the National Cued Speech Association (Cuedspeech.org) as part of its Corporate Responsibility program. Nuby™ has placed the DCLP logo on most of its baby products. The products include bottles, toys, teethers, breast pumps, medical items and a variety of other items. A percentage of sales from these products will benefit the DCLP.
The DCLP is close to the hearts of company president Edward Hakim and his wife Penny, parents of four children, their eldest son Abraham became deaf as an infant from bacterial meningitis. The Hakim family found comfort and support from the National Cued Speech Association, which champions effective communication, language development and literacy through the use of Cued Speech. The NCSA launched the Deaf Children’s Literacy Project in 1997.
Cued Speech is a mode of communication developed in 1966 by Dr. R. Orin Cornett to counteract literacy issues that pervade deaf education. Today, research has proven that deaf Cued Speech users have the same or better literacy levels as their hearing peers, which in turn allows them to achieve academically. Understanding that using Cued Speech would allow the Hakim family to easily communicate with their deaf son in English, and that it would provide phonemic information needed for literacy, the family began cueing to Abraham. Today, Abraham Hakim is a shining example of how Cued Speech can allow a deaf child to excel. An avid reader, he graduated from Tulane University with a BA and an MA in Architecture.
Raising Awareness for Down Syndrome
The NUBY Peace, Love & Down Syndrome campaign includes sharing stories from families who have been touched by a child or adult with Down Syndrome, providing NUBY No-Spill cups to over 2,000 children with Down Syndrome, and educating others about Down Syndrome with facts from www.ndss.org.
NUBY is launching this program with Lennon, a sweet, 2-year-old girl from Monroe, Louisiana. Lennon is one of our latest faces featured by NUBY and will be used on marketing material this upcoming year.
As part of the campaign, NUBY invites visitors to their Facebook page,www.facebook.com/nubyusa, to see this campaign launch, learn more about Down Syndrome, Lennon, and also share their stories.