About the Founders
Kristen was running around Manhattan as a model when she first became a mom. Being an NYC mom, she was not willing to compromise on style or function, even while carrying her baby. At the same time, Ellen was raising her family out in Long Island. She had three kids very close in age so she always had one in the baby carrier to free her hands up for the other two. Bout de Chou was born of a lack of good options.
Kristen and Ellen were tired of throwing a husband's oversized, and let's be honest, not-so-cute jacket over the baby. So they set out to design a unique cover that would be compatible and easily attach to most baby carrirers. Their intention was to keep the baby both cozy and protective, but more importantly, chic, because they were the ones wearing it! While they were busy designing and the little ones were busy toddling, the babysitter kept on referring to them as "petit bout de chou's". They learned "Bout de Chou" is a French term, literally meaning "a bit of cabbage", but typically used as a term of endearment for little ones, similar to saying "what a cute little peanut!" The name stuck.