OUR STORY

Baby and toddler sleeping peacefully

Mayu comes from the Japanese 真 (ma) meaning “true” and 優 (yu) meaning “gentleness”.

We believe early parenthood should not be defined by sleep deprivation. That enduring through exhaustion is not a parenting requirement.

So, our mission is to help families sleep better! Because we are all better parents when everybody’s had a good night’s sleep.

We want to empower new parents with a simple but powerful system to help their little ones sleep longer and sounder.

THE BEST TIME OF OUR LIVES IS RIGHT HERE AND NOW, WITH OUR CHILDREN ON OUR LAPS, AND A LIFETIME OF STORIES TO BE TOLD.

Tania Vinagre

My name is Tania, I live in Lisbon, Portugal with my husband, son and baby daughter.

I love seasons, being outdoors, horses, sunsets and popcorn! I'm terrified of spiders and airplanes. I'm totally not cool and have a thing with symmetry. I know hundreds of songs by heart, but I can never remember the authors. My guilty pleasure is singing and dancing to cheesy pop songs.

I've been a student my whole life. I have a PhD in Biology and an MBA. I'm obsessed with understanding how things work.

After much soul searching, I now know that the way to change the world for the better is by raising happy, confident and honest children. My family is my home! They mean everything to me.

Cristina Marques

I'm Cristina, I live in Lisbon with my husband and two daughters.

I've always wanted to be able to design my house and clothes! Strange things we dream about  we are young, right? My background is in Civil Engineering and right after college I took a Sewing and Cutting course for women’s clothing. I started #acm_atelier for tailored and exclusive women's clothing! I'm passionate about fashion, design and colors. Yes! I cannot imagine an outfit without a twist of color! I like to challenge myself , but when it comes to children, nothing works better than routines!

Mayubaby is my way of helping parents get confident in their skills. I really needed something like Mayubaby in the early days with my daughter and now I'm looking forward to seeing our results out there!

We met on the first day of our MBA class and hit it off right away! Our kids are 10 days apart and we bonded over the fact that we were the only two people who thought it was reasonable to start an MBA with a full time job and a 10 month-old baby.

We found in each other the beginnings of a tribe where we could share experiences and perceptions on life as women, mothers and professionals who want to have an impact while still having fun with their families.

Mayu Baby is what happens when you bring together a scientific background, an obsession with sleep, a passion for sustainable clothing design, and the determination to free parents of the guilt-ridden shackles of modern parenting.

Enjoy your babies, have fun and sleep better!