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  • Pregnant Chicken's 2017 Pregnancy & Newborn Resource Guide
    May 01, 2017

    A humorous guide on where to find the best info about all things baby!

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  • 20 Baby Shower Gift Ideas That Are Actually Worth The Money
    February 10, 2017

    The mommy bloggers have spoken, and these products are the ones you should really be gifting the mommy-to-be.

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  • Recode - How Tech Companies Market Products to New Parents
    March 25, 2015

    Downey’s site aims to get parents reading reviews of alternate options that may be lesser-known but better-liked, relieving parents of some of the guilt they feel when cheaping out on baby products.

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  • Business Insider - The 20 Hottest Startups Founded By Women
    November 08, 2014

    weeSpring is an ecommerce platform that has expecting parents and parents of newborn babies in mind. Users can ask for advice, share stories, and compare products. You can even start a registry.

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  • Inc. Magazine - How To Pick the Right Accelerator
    July 01, 2014

    WeeSpring, a social-media site started by Allyson Downey; her husband, Jack; and Melissa Post to help new parents share product recommendations, was one of just 11 companies selected-from a pool of 1,700 applicants-for Techstars's 2013 class at its New York City office.

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  • WGNtv - Midday Fix: Shopping tips for expecting parents from WeeSpring
    April 17, 2014

    Melissa Post, co-founder of social review website weeSpring, helps expecting parents navigate the world of shopping for baby gear.

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  • CNBC - No more baby mama drama—start-up says it can pacify clueless new parents
    April 02, 2014

    Allyson Downey is mother to son, Logan Downey—with a daughter on the way, but the idea for her start-up was conceived in the store.

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  • The Next Web - Can you have a baby AND run a startup? Here’s how weeSpring manages it
    April 02, 2014

    The founders of weeSpring are in the almost certainly unique position of running a startup dedicated to baby products and looking after a young child… with another on the way.

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  • ABC News - Bringing Baby Home: What 5 Things Do You Need?
    March 12, 2014

    Ally Downey shows ABC's Lana Zak the must have items to take the baby home from the hospital.

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  • ABC News - Diving Into Pregnancy and Parenthood
    March 11, 2014

    ABC News' Lana Zak enlists help from weeSpring's CEO, Ally Downey, to find the best baby products for new parents.

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  • HelloGiggles - Item of the Day: weeSpring
    January 08, 2014

    weeSpring takes the guesswork out of finding essential baby products in a totally genius way: by showing you what worked for your friends. Parents and parents-to-be use their Facebook account to log in, and voila: all of the must-haves and don’t-buys, curated by people you know and trust.

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  • FOX - Good Day LA: Guess The Baby Products
    November 06, 2013

    weeSpring is the first and only social review site for baby products - like a Yelp for baby products. It's a one-stop shop for researching the best baby products to buy. You can even follow your Facebook friends and check out their reviews.

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  • InStyle - #bestofdigi: Discover the Best Everything Before Buying
    November 03, 2013

    Think of this site as Yelp for baby products. Ratings are based on how much other users love (or loathe) their purchases. It also lets them share their personal experiences, so you can home in on the cheapest place to find diapers online or on the best maternity jeans for tall physiques.

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  • Crain's NY Business - Social network for parents wins Crain's contest
    October 14, 2013

    When Allyson Downey asked her friends what baby products to buy for her son, they sent her a bunch of emailed spreadsheets with their favorites. Thinking there had to be a less cumbersome way to gather information like this, she dreamed up weeSpring.

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  • DailyWorth - The End of 380,000 Car Seat Reviews
    October 10, 2013

    weeSpring — the first social review site for baby products — was born. Think short, to-the-point reviews from people you actually know. Since its start early this year, weeSpring has amassed more than 50,000 product ratings.

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  • Fox CT: Must-Have Items For New Parents
    August 14, 2013

    As a new parent, it’s often easy to get overwhelmed in Babies R Us and other baby shops. is the first social review site for baby products. You can look up friends and trusted parents to see they’ve used and liked or disliked.

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  • Daily Candy: Our Favorite Online Kids' Boutiques
    August 05, 2013

    It takes a village to figure out what to buy for baby. A clean, attractive interface lets you peruse every brand and type of gear under the sun, complete with helpful ratings from other parents.

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  • NBC: weeSpring’s Best Baby Shower Buys
    July 16, 2013

    weeSpring Co-Founder Melissa Post was featured on NBC Connecticut, sharing with viewers her top weeSpring baby products for baby showers. As a mom of 1 year old twin girls, Melissa has had a full year to road test baby gear.

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  • TechCrunch’s Picks From TechStars NY Summer 2013 Class
    June 27, 2013

    weeSpring was born out of a personal pain point. Co-founder Allyson Downey found herself in tears at a Baby’s “R” Us when she was pregnant with her first child, overwhelmed by the variety and her unfamiliarity with the brands

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  • weeSpring revamps mobile site for kid gear ahead of TechStars demo day
    June 25, 2013

    In the months leading up to childbirth, expecting parents are still stricken with fear over whether they’ll somehow screw it up.

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  • Find The Best Baby Products, With Help Of New Site
    June 19, 2013

    Becoming a parent can be a miraculous and a little scary at the same time. So, all of you mom and dads-to-be, listen carefully!...

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  • 'One friend likes this crib, three don't': Social review site for baby products proves a hit with new parents
    June 19, 2013

    A social review site for baby products is proving a hit with new parents. WeeSpring allows users to add friends via email or Facebook...

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  • New Parents, Bookmark This Website
    June 13, 2013

    The first comprehensive social review site for baby products, where parents can research baby gear and follow other parent reviewers they know and trust...

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  • The 11 Startups Chosen For New York's TechStars 2013
    April 05, 2013

    "Call it a marketplace where seed investors and venture capital peruse budding startups, a tech innovation hub..."

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  • Parenting: WeeSpring Makes it Easier to Select Baby “Essentials”
    April 02, 2013

    "It's easy for expectant parents to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices out there when it comes to baby gear..."

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  • Daily Candy: weeSpring Gives You Friendly Advice
    March 14, 2013

    "The single most important thing an expectant mother can acquire during pregnancy: a baby gear checklist from a trusted friend..."

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  • CBS Moneywatch: How to run a company (in your spare time)
    February 22, 2013

    "Ally Downey had just had a baby. She had just started a new job at a non-profit. 'I needed to start a company like I needed a hole in the head,' she says..."

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  • Three Smart Ideas
    February 20, 2013

    "'Baby products are a big investment that we all make without any reasonable market data that could help.' WeeSpring fills this 'knowledge gap' through 'crowd sourcing' advice..."

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  • A Night for Show and Tell
    February 20, 2013

    "Stationed at their individual tables, contestants pitched their business concepts to some of NYC's industry leaders in the hopes that they made a memorable first impression..."

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  • Accidental Entrepreneur With Newborn Baby Creates weeSpring
    February 01, 2013

    "I think of myself as an accidental entrepreneur: I had a newborn baby, was transitioning into a new job, and was as sleep-deprived as you'd imagine under those circumstances..."

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