Meet our teamjbayer
Our expert team is uniquely qualified to provide the perfect gifts for babies and young children.
Based at blue manatee children’s bookstore, an award-winning independent children’s bookstore in Cincinnati for over 21 years, blue manatee’s mission has long been grounded in community.
Developed by a practicing pediatrician, an art educator, early-childhood teachers, and artists. All are experts in children’s books and child development — and parents.
Founder/owner Dr. John Hutton’s clinical work and research focuses on the effects of electronic media on children, and the importance of healthy, “old-school” alternatives. He is the author of the award-winning Baby Unplugged
book series (available in our UnpluggedBox) and blog BabyUnplugged.com
Contact us to share boxy musings, book ideas and requests/comments. Thank you for helping us spread the word about blue manatee boxes and the joys of childhood unplugged!
Visit our YouTube channel to see boxes in action and interviews with our founder Dr. John Hutton.