Our Story

Steven Paperno

Steven Paperno

Founder | Father

When Steven held his oldest child Cole in his arms for the very first time he was filled with many emotions — pride, love, gratitude, to name a few — but anxiety as well. He realized that this little baby was relying on him to support it safely. Remembering how the pediatrician stressed the critical importance of head and neck support for newborns, Steven placed his son’s head in the palm of his hand and laid the baby’s body above his forearm -- almost as if he had an Invisible board underneath his son.

At that moment the Kozy Support Swaddle was born. Steven realized that a supportive 'spoon-like' board wrapped in soft, colorful swaddle would provide a newborn with just the support, safety, and comfort it needed. It would take the anxiety out of holding the baby for Steven and his wife Cortnee, and enhance the joy that holding a baby can bring. Steven was right: the Kozy Support Swaddle has been praised by countless parents for giving them a sense of ease around their infants, and calming their fears.

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Years of research and development

After consulting with Pediatricians, OB/GYNs, Spinal-Surgeons, and Neuro-Surgeons on the design of the Kozy Support Swaddle, Steve and the Kepi team set out to create the revolutionary design you see today. 5 years of testing and tweaking led to the creation of a swaddle that takes into account all of the factors effecting a newborn.

The Kepi Spoon, patented design protects and supports your newborns head, neck, and spine. The Kozy Support Swaddle, patented design promotes healthy hip growth by allowing natural leg movement. The Kepi Dock's, new elevated, anti-roll design promotes healthy ease of breathing - for a safe, calm, and comfortable sleep. Together these three create the world's safest swaddle, and has officially set the bar as the new standard in holding your newborn.

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The Team

  • Steven Paperno | CEO
  • Holly Moore | Creative Director
  • Bobby Bitton | Director Of Marketing
  • Katie Hammond | Director of Public Relations
  • Joe Adamski | Director of R&D
  • Jessica Iriarte | Public Relations
  • Kimberly Babcock | NYC Public Relations
  • Juliet Bast | Production & International Relations