In 1967, I was a student researching and developing a new type of therapeutic equipment for children.
This research was both exciting and close to home. My daughter was born with Down syndrome and I wanted more than anything to help her live a comfortable life. From this research, a company called Tumble Forms was developed, making large colorful, playful, and soft to touch rolls, wedges and balls.
In 1988, I stepped away from Tumble Forms and started experimenting with different techniques to create these soft to touch products. In the midst of my research, I discovered many children in the juvenile market could benefit from these products as well. I began looking at the high chairs available and noticed that the seat cushions were not offering enough support. Then I began to look at the high chairs themselves. They did not provide enough growth to let the family use the chair for an extended time period.
I quickly enlisted the help of my son Jamie, daughter Katie and innovative designer Ross Nadeau, and soon the Keekaroo Height Right High Chair was born. After getting the Height Right High Chair to its peak performance, I switched gears back to finding the perfect seat cushions. With the help of our new designer Ross, the Keekaroo Comfort Cushions, Infant Insert and Café Booster Seat were created. Each seating solution offers a more comfortable seating experience, more support and a soft, easy to clean surface for mom and dad.
2008 marked the launch of not just a new cushion line that proved successful, but a new innovation that will allow Keekaroo to bring more creative products and solutions for your child's everyday needs.
For a little over twelve years, Tadpole has been a trusted neighborhood store for new and experienced parents alike. Heavily focused on customer experience, you can expect a complimentary certified car seat install or a one-on-one baby registry consulting with always a growing and changing mix of new, high-quality products. The beloved boutique has grown and changed with the local community over the years and it is now led by a local mom & dad duo who embrace their wonderful career with passion for keeping Tadpole a trusted, one-stop shop for all your baby and child needs.