When Vandita Rajesh reflected on her experiences as a mother, a student, a researcher, she found that one of the key factors that helped her to cope with multiple tasks and deal with the stresses of the day was getting quality sleep. With her first baby, who was a poor sleeper, she struggled to get her rest as the little one had a hard time falling asleep and more importantly staying asleep. When the second baby arrived she ensured that both she and the baby did not struggle with erratic sleep schedules. One of the key things that helped was the simple age-old method of swaddling the baby that mimic the coziness of the womb helped the baby to sleep longer. Moreover, no endless cycles of rocking or walking, was required to get the baby to sleep.
It is important to equip babies with the skill to sleep and stay asleep longer. This gives mothers the independence and rest they need so that they are alert and in good emotional state to handle the demands of the family. Developing good sleep patterns and schedules early in life is an investment for better health later in life.
As a result, Vandita launched Thālelo with the goal of helping moms and babies to sleep better. She worked with weavers in South India to develop a superior quality of the fabric that is soft and has good dimensional stability. Indigenous designs that are aesthetically appealing were created and printed using Azo free and lead free dyes. Quality and safety are of utmost important and therefore all colour dyes used in Thālelo products are baby-friendly and safe.
Vandita Rajesh has a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science and Texas Tech University. She graduated with a Ph.D in Public Health from the University of Texas, School of Public Health. She has authored many scientific articles on health and child development.