Piquitas is a family-run and family-owned small business dedicated to bringing natural, inclusive, and safe options for kids to learn, play, and be children!
We pride ourselves on providing resources that are gentle to the children and the environment. This goes from the products we offer and to shipping!
Piquitas is a safe space where all are welcome.
The story of our name
When our Piquita was born, we were not prepared. We found out the day he was born that he had Down syndrome. He was in Panama. I, the crazy aunt "Horten," was in Houston, unable to be with him as I was heavily pregnant with Baby V. I did what I knew best—research! I contacted all the organizations I could find and arranged meetings for my sister.
The first meetings were atrocious, to say the least. My sister and brother-in-law heard time after time not to get their hopes too high, he is abnormal, he won’t talk, walk, or eat. Such statements also came from parents of kids with special needs. We couldn’t believe it. It didn’t matter to us. We loved him and wanted to do what was best for him.
All of us soon stopped searching for guidance or listening to other people’s beliefs on what our little Piquita would be capable of. Instead, we decided to put our hearts and souls into giving him the necessary resources to be a happy and healthy human being capable of reaching his potential to the fullest with no restrictions.
Today, our wonderful Piquita is a healthy and happy boy who has reached all the milestones many said a child with Down syndrome could not. We believe that, with adequate support, all children can achieve great things.
With this idea in mind, we asked ourselves: aren’t all children in the world just like our little boy? Don’t they need to be given the tools to be happy and healthy human beings? To reach their potential to the fullest no matter what that is? Answering these questions led us to the name Piquitas.
Piquitas means children, every single one of those perfect tiny humans that, no matter their condition, gender, sex, preferences, religions, age, and race deserve to be loved and helped to reach their greatest potential without the limitations imposed by any social restriction.