The Happi Tummi story starts with Nanette Meneses, who despite being told she could not have children, persevered, and got pregnant. She planned to be a stay at home mom, dedicating her life to raising her children. That would quickly change.
When her daughter was born, and wouldn't stop crying for 24 hours, all Nanette was told was "It's colic. Ride it out. If you're it will end in three or four months."
So she set out on a mission to find a natural solution, and after months of trial and error, developed the right combination of herbs, heat and binding. When her baby suddenly was soothed, she was in disabelief. Even after weeks of success, her doctor said it was a coincidence, at least until his grandson had colic. Then he convinced Nanette to send him the Happi Tummi, he proclaimed "This is amazing!" and insisted she use her considerable talent to give it to others.
Thus began the journey that led Nanette to creating a line of Happi Tummi products that soothe, calm, and provide wellness to all ages. "So much for being a stay at home mom!" Nanette laughs even today.
"Life has a way of changing your plans."
This about us page isn't really about us . . . it's about YOU!
We want you to be a part of the Happi Tummi family. It's more than buying a product. It's about being a part of a movement. A movement to help alleviate pain and make a difference in the world!
Doctors, pediatricians, lactation consultants, doulas, moms, dads, caregivers, professionals, influencers . . . we're looking for you to help spread the word. Because "About Us" is really "About Us" (including you). We welcome all lending hands.
Help ween our babies, our parents and ourselves from the unnecessary use of medications, drops or drugs. Imagine a Happi Tummi in every home, allowing a fussy colicky or constipated baby, a teen with cramps or a senior to rest in comfort, naturally and effortlessly. Life altering, but exciting isn't it?
If you love to make a difference in the lives of others, become a Happi Tummi Ambassador!! We can't wait to welcome you!!
Our philosophy is to work with companies and contract with organizations that are about giving back and paying it forward. One of the many ways that we do this is by contracting with a non profit packing and fulfillment center that is a pre-vocational and vocational arm of The Arc-South Bay, consisting of two departments: a Work Activity Center/workshop (OES) and Community (Supported) Employment (CES).
The WORK ACTIVITY CENTER (WORKSHOP) is designed to provide adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to earn money, develop work skills, mature socially and prepare for competitive employment. They provide work experience, independent living skills training, basic education and counseling in a rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation environment. Clients perform a variety of tasks for wages, based on a piece-rate.
COMMUNITY/SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT provides its consumers with a paid work experience in community-based jobs, along with support needed for the consumers to meet their goals, and possibly advance on to individual placements or direct hire positions.
When you purchase from Happi Tummi you are helping to employ those disabled and may otherwise not have had the opportunity to be part of the workforce.
Thank you for your support of Happi Tummi. Like all good stories, together we're working towards a Happi ending.
Nanette Meneses, CEO of Household Name Products, invented the award winning Happi Tummi, that has helped thousands of babies and parents. Her patented product has been featured on such broadcasts as the Today show and awarded best product for many years. But the Happi Tummi was not what Nanette set out to achieve, quite the opposite, she just wanted to be a mom.
She achieved an MBA in Marketing and became VP of Marketing for a vacation resort enterprise at 27 years old. She was instrumental in building it into a fortune 500 company, the largest of its kind in the world. Nanette created marketing and customer acquisition strategies to such sports entities as the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers and the LA Lakers. She has been a coach to CEO’s, and entrepreneurs for 20 years.
Always striving to help others, Nanette has been Knighted by the Nights of Malta, and helped fund raise for many charitable organizations. She had the privilege of offering a $100,000 check to Jerry Lewis on national television for his Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy.
Nanette loves to talk solutions to everyday problems and overcome adversity through curiosity and perseverance. She teaches how to live a balanced life, draw on your strengths and overcome your fears and adversities by resourcefulness. She believes we all can manifest a life that is a “dream come true.”
"Happi Tummi will be in every home," declared Nanette "if I have to take it to them myself." She is not kidding.