Hello, I'm Laura Ent. Mother of two children and grandmother of four, sweet grandchildren. Partners with my daughter and daughter-in-law. Our small start-up toy company is very personal to me. We are designing toys for the little ones in our own family and sharing them with you. I'm originally from Indiana, but have made my home in Ann Arbor, MI for the last 19 years. I take pride in my family as well as the toys we make for them. We hope you love them too!
WHO ARE WE?
As a family, we have worked hard to create toys that can be trusted. Toys that are not only safe, but adorable and made right here in the United States. We want safety to become a standard, not a trend, and one less thing that moms need to worry about.
Hi, I'm Carly and I am a mother of four. My first son was the inspiration for our toy. When he was only a few months old, I was looking for a toy that would entertain him and keep him happy, but quiet enough that we could take it to church, a restaurant, etc. Oh, and it would be nice if it was eco-friendly, dishwasher safe and most importantly, not a hazard to my baby's health! Our first toy combines all of these features and I am so excited to share it with you!
I'm Ali Ent, the designer of the crew. Mother of none (except the furry kind) but after graduating from NC State's industrial design program and starting my own company (Alient Design, LLC), I began to see the value in designing with a purpose, creating solutions not stuff. Though I may not be a mother now, the purpose and the possibilities behind Buddie Toys fills me with enthusiasm! I enjoy every day of my so-called "work".