PHILADELPHIA, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Starting tomorrow, families visiting New York’s Bronx Zoo and Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and San Francisco’s Gilroy Gardens will no longer have to make do without a clean diaper, pacifier or sunscreen on a summer day. They will be able to purchase everything from diapers in three sizes, diaper cream and baby wipes to ready-to-feed formula and sippy cups, from newly-installed vending machines known as the “Nanny Caddy.”
These teal-and-chocolate brown kiosks are the answer to a harried parent’s prayers, offering salvation from the tears and tribulations that accompany those moments when only a “binky” will do.
“Nanny Caddy is the cure for parents who find themselves without the supplies they need when they are away from home with young children,” said Patrick K. FitzGerald, Nanny Caddy’s CEO as well as a veteran entrepreneur and Dad who previously co-founded RecycleBank, a recycling rewards company recently ranked #1 in the Wall Street Journal’s list of Top Clean-Tech companies. “That one small purchase can make the difference between staying someplace and having fun and packing up and going home.”
Since its launch in 2008 by an Arizona mother of two, Nanny Caddy kiosks have been sprouting up across the country. They are now in 10 states, in places like SeaWorld Orlando, Legoland, Chicago’s Field Museum, the Houston Zoo and Philadelphia International Airport.
The Bronx Zoo and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum are Nanny Caddy’s first New York City installations, with Gilroy Gardens being Nanny Caddy’s first in Northern California.
At locations nationwide, Nanny Caddys can be found near the entrance or near family restrooms with prices of items ranging from $2 to $10.
Nanny Caddy benefits not only parents in need but family friendly locations and baby product retailers.
“We offer our location partners a revenue share and an opportunity to keep their grateful customers onsite at their location longer,” continued FitzGerald. “For baby product marketers, this is a great opportunity to get products in front of brand-loyal moms and dads when they need it most. We’ve received wonderful feedback to date and encourage parents to friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to tell us where they’d like to see us next.”
About Nanny Caddy
Founded in January 2008 by Celena Lentz, Nanny Caddy was created with the goal of relieving some of the stress that child caregivers feel when on the go with babies and young children. Based in Philadelphia, Nanny Caddy provides an array of more than 300 products in the convenience of an easy-to-use vending machine. Accomplished entrepreneur Patrick FitzGerald was brought on board as Chief Executive Officer in 2009 to help expand Nanny Caddy nationwide. For more information, visit www.nannycaddy.com; www.facebook.com/nanny.caddy