The Journey – Malarkey Kids

The Journey

Nobody Understands a Baby’s Needs Like a Mom

Our story is a simple one. Once upon a time, there was a new mom named Melissa who wanted to comfort her teething baby. Not only did his gums hurt, but he was also chewing on his hands for relief and had developed eczema as a result. No mother wants to see their child in pain, so Melissa tried anything and everything to comfort him. When traditional teething products weren’t working, she decided to create something new and better than what was available. It had to be functional, durable and safe for infants. It had to be something that babies would love and above all, it had to offer relief from the discomfort of teething. After three years of research and development, the Munch Mitt was born - and oh, how we’ve continued to grow!

Moms and babies everywhere loved the Munch Mitt and soon, the award-winning product was in homes all over the world. The success of our flagship product has allowed us to create even more fun, functional baby products, including the Buddy Bib series, the Chew Cube and the Munch-It Blanket. Truly from one mom to another, Malarkey Kids is thrilled to bring these amazing products to your family.

Our Founder

Melissa Seifert-Hyslop is a busy mom of two boys and one on the way who lives in Ontario, Canada. She is the creator behind all Malarkey Kids products. The award-winning mompreneur is dedicated to bringing safe, high-quality baby products to families everywhere. She values silliness as well as hard work, joy as well as success, and always takes time to play.

Melissa proudly supports The Autism-society of America, Autism Canada, The International Children’s Heart Foundation as well as the CHD Foundation.  Her passion to help others isn’t limited to people either.  Melissa is the president of Travelers Animal Rescue where the goal is to provide second chances to street animals across the globe.