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 Kepi Kozy 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 Kepi Kozy 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 Kit, 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 Board, patented design protects and supports your newborns head, neck, and spine. While reducing the risk of Plagiocephaly (Flathead Syndrome). The Kepi Kozy, patented design promotes healthy hip growth by allowing natural leg movement. While reducing the risk of Hip-Dysplasia. The Kepi Dock's, new elevated, anti-roll design promotes healthy digestion and ease of breathing - for a safe, calm, and comfortable sleep. Together these three create the Kozy Kit, which is the world's safest swaddle, and has officially set the bar as the new standard in holding your newborn.

Let's Get Kozy!


the team...

Steven Paperno | CEO

Bobby Bitton | Director Of Marketing & Business Development

Holly Moore | Creative Director 

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