Slumberkins founders Callie Christensen and Kelly Oriard have a friendship that mirrors a sisterhood. Best friends since high school, they’ve been by each other’s side through college, time overseas playing professional sports, and eventually starting their families around the same time. Slumberkins was founded as a creative collaboration between Callie and Kelly in 2015, while they were both on maternity leave together. They knew they could use their education and background to create a more meaningful children’s product unlike anything on the market. By infusing each Slumberkins with therapeutic techniques and skill-building exercises through the accompanying Sleepytime Rhymes, the brand was launched with the intention of helping children everywhere.