Jessica Alba Turns a Scary Parenting Moment into a New Company
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Jessica Alba walked into her daughter’s bedroom three years ago, she saw a heart-stopping scene in front of her. She found daughter Honor, now four, eating the gel beads in her diaper. In that moment she thought about what those beads could be made of and wondered if she had just poisoned her daughter.
While Honor was fine, suffering no poisoning or ill effect, the moment sparked an idea in her head; a line of eco-friendly baby products called The Honest Company. The company, which Alba founded with Christopher Gavigan took three and a half years to come to fruition and offers a line of non-toxic diapers, baby washes, cleaning products, and more.
Alba is extremely proud of her new venture, which she affectionately calls her third baby. She says, “It’s a deep passion of mine and I spend all my time at the office. I think it is a nice balance to Hollywood because this is something that I could actually control. I could see [it through] from the beginning to the end and there’s something really wonderful and fulfilling about that. Especially when it was so hard to get it going for so long. For it to actually be here and exist is pretty cool.”
I think it is a great thing that she took a moment of terror and turned it into a wonderful company that offers parents something that they can feel great about providing to their babies. In fact, I think some of the coolest baby products out there are developed by moms and dads looking for a better product to make their lives easier.
Have you ever had a scary parenting moment turn into something great?
What do you think?