The Team

We are proud to have some of the most talented, caring people on our staff, whether they are assisting you in store or teaching you and your partner in one of our wide variety of classes. Our staff is fully licensed and insured.

Polly Thoman, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC); Owner

Polly has been a certified lactation consultant and has 20 years experience in the lactation field in public and private practice (including WIC).  Polly has owned BSB for over six years and she strives to create a friendly, comfortable environment for pregnant moms and their families.


 

Karen2Karen Goddard, Retail Assistant & Instructor

Karen is a mother of four and a former La Leche League Leader. You’ll find Karen helping out in the store and also sharing her Babywearing advice. She also teaches the Joy of Parenting class and is a retired birth doula.

 

 


 

pat1Patricia Wick, Office Manager

Pat has been essential in helping to manage all of the office duties at BSB and is a welcome addition to our team!

 

 

 


 

Gina Graves, Retail Assistant

Gina is a mom of two and you’ll see her in the shop helping customers, answering phones and doing other duties around the shop.


 

Karen Sanner, Retail Assistant

Karen is a mom of two grown children and she’s excited to be at BSB to help customers.


TaraW_HeadshotTara Withey, CBE/Doula

Tara Withey is a certified childbirth educator & birth doula, serving the WNY area since 2010. Together with her husband they have 7 children. In addition to childbirth classes, she also teaches fertility and sibling classes. She is the founder of Birthing by Design, and co-founder of the WNY Doulas. She absolutely loves helping families build confidence around their birth!


Monique1Monique Rembert

Monique is owner of Nurtured Spirit Doula Services a full service doula agency offering Labor and Postpartum doula services and the Bradley Method of Natural childbirth education. She has trained as a labor doula with Stillbirthday, a birth and infant loss training program and as a postpartum doula with DONA international. Seeing a need for professional, unbiased complete support for the new family Monique expanded her practice to include partnerships with social workers with a special interest in perinatal mood disorders. As a trained RN for over 8 years, Monique has built a superior team to serve the needs of all families in Western New York.


 

tammy1Tammy Schneider, LMT, OT; Infant Massage Instructor

Tammy is a Licensed Massage Therapist with experience in pediatric special needs and pre-natal massage therapy.  She is looking forward to teaching you techniques to help calm and soothe your baby!

 

 


 

lisa1Lisa Wyzykowski, Homemade Baby Food Instructor

Lisa is a mother of three who has made nutritious homemade baby food and enjoys sharing her knowledge with other parents who wish to do the same, but don’t know how or where to start! Lisa also does design work and is a photographer.

 


 

matt1Matt Thoman, CPR Instructor

Matt is a volunteer Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Twin District Fire Company and Twin City Ambulance.

 

 

 


Do you have something interesting to teach to our clients and customers? Give Polly a call and let her know!