Years ago, Carla embarked on her first family vacation. With her newborn son, Bret, in tow, she looked forward to a relaxing week away from home. Baby Bret, however, was unable to relax without the comfort of his beloved pacifier. His pacifier was difficult for his tiny hands to grasp, and he dropped it often. Faced with a tearful child, Carla desperately needed a way to ensure that he was able to keep his pacifier nearby without her help. His favorite soft plush toy caught her eye, and she grabbed the hotel sewing kit. In a moment of inspiration, she sewed his pacifier onto his plush, and the first WubbaNub was born.