We want to help make life just a little easier for mums, even if it's just to save five minutes of cleaning up so she can get a little bit more sleep, a quick cuppa or some extra play time with her little one. Motherhood is hard and overwhelming enough as it is, so with our products we hope to lighten both the laundry load and the mental load of as many mums as we can!
I found the early years of parenting really tough. With my son, a little IVF miracle, I struggled with feelings of incompetency, anxiety and was pretty mean to myself about not loving every single minute of parenthood (not helped by a very active baby who wouldn't sleep!). When my daughter arrived, I then had two kids under two, both in nappies, and she had a lovely combination of reflux, tongue tie and cows milk protein intolerance. This resulted in so much crying (both of us!) and years of sleep deprivation, and she didn't consistently sleeping through the night until she was 5. It was hard going, especially as my husband had a very demanding job and was not home most of the time - so my heart goes out to any mama out there who is struggling as I have been there.
I knew I wanted to start another business after I sold my first business Real Good Fundraising, so I took some time to think about what I knew and what problems that I wanted to help with. During a period of not-so-successful night toilet training, I started thinking about all the accidents, cleaning and overwhelm that comes with having kids and how all the products I had used to help over the years didn't *quite* hit the mark. And with a bunch of brainstorming, research and trial and error, Blossom Baby was born!
I am a mother of two gorgeous, cheeky and chaos-causing kids - an 8 year old boy and 6 year old girl - and am married to my lovely husband Craig. We live in the beautiful town of Cromwell, Central Otago, where we love to get out and explore our lake and mountains. I love running a business and am so excited that after 2 years of hard work, Covid curve balls, and perseverance, to finally be bringing Blossom Baby to life.
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We love our customers
Our number on priority is having happy customers. Everything we do is to help mums out - here is some ways we do this:
We want to "Give Back"
To us, running a business is not just about earning an income, its also about what we can do for others and for our environment:
Finding the right manufacturer was a huge and at times rather frustrating process, but now we have two great factories in China making our products. While we explored making our products in New Zealand and other countries closer to home, unfortunately the reality was the products could not be affordable and the raw fabrics would be coming from China anyway. We also have big plans to expand Blossom Baby into other countries, so require large manufacturing capabilities.
If you have any questions at all, please pop us an email, we'd be happy to chat - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes, Sid xx