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mylittleseat was started by Stephanie Collins, at the time a mother of a 1 year old with another new addition soon expected. Her love of fashion design and sewing took her overseas to London, England in 1998 where she achieved an honours degree in Women’s wear in Fashion Design and Technology from the London Institute (University of the Arts London) in 2005. After graduation and newly pregnant, she moved back to Canada with her husband to have their first baby. Determined not to “go back to work” as a result of the love affair that comes with having a baby she set about finding something creative to do from home-preferably only during nap time. Being new parents who travelled quite often, and overwhelmed with all the additional baggage necessary while traveling with an infant, Stephanie and her husband would often secure their baby to a seat for meals with whatever was on hand (initially using a sarong while in a coffee shop at the airport). With inspiration from her grandmother, who used to secure her children to adult chairs using towels, she made multiple trial versions of a compact, fabric, baby sling style harness that secures an infant to an adult chair - and after lots of trials and experimentation, mylittleseat was born!