WOW! Who knew when I took a notion to bring reusable nappies to the masses, that I would be sitting here 15 years later writing a 15th Birthday blog! I certainly never did! I look back on that time with fondness, how young I was, how we just had a passion to help families like us find the natural & organic products that we could not easily find online. We started out in April 2003 going to farmers markets with cloth nappies, baby carriers, and wooden toys. In October 2003 we launched our first website, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The first product we ever sold online was a ring sling! The first customers used to get about 5 pages of handwritten letters on using washable nappies from me, as literally, there was no information anywhere about them, and they were VERY different back then! The modern nappy you now see only really began in development with birth to potty bumGenius pocket nappies in 2004, and from their designs most (all?) modern, easy to use nappies are based upon.
Right from the start, we wanted to sell sustainable, organic & wooden toys. Today, I think we are often thought of as a toy shop but we do encompass much more than that! Did you know we have ten babywearing consultants on staff? So if you want an ergonomic baby carrier which is perfect for you, then we can help! We have regular babywearing classes in our shop and offer an online advice questionnaire for those who are not local.
We have moved away from just being a newborn baby shop and have grown up as well call it. Today we sell everything from eco-friendly products to natural cosmetics. If you are looking for the perfect, handmade ethical gifts then we have an amazing selection to choose from. We look for eco-friendly alternatives whenever we source products. Recycled materials feature strongly in all of our ranges, and we ensure we sell nothing which has harmful chemicals and naturally is cruelty-free. I love our range of stainless steel water bottles and reusable lunch bags, as I feel these are products which every family can get to help them with plastic free living. I often encourage people to do small steps to zero waste, and these are a great starter sustainable product.
One of the reasons I love Baba Me, and what we have done, is our staff. We aim to have really family friendly orientated work policies, because, erm why not?. Most of our staff work from home, with hours to suit them. Did you know we have three married couples work for us? When you buy from Baba Me you are supporting a small, independent local shop who cares, so thank you!
So now, lets party! And there aint no party like a Baba Me Party!
We have teamed up with all of our suppliers and throughout September we will be giving away over £5k prizes, maybe more! The prizes will be spread out right across the month. We have Golden Chests which will be for competitions on Facebook, on Instagram and here. These are chests stuffed full of Baba Me Goodies.
Throughout September, if you place an order online, a birthday chest might be added to your cart. These are added randomly and the prizes are amazing! Everything from candles, bath melts, real nappies, beauty balms, right up to wooden toys including a Holztiger Ark! Every day we will be giving away 100 treasure chests in orders and each day a fantastic prize will be added, like a wooden dolls house, a Lillebaby, perhaps even some gift vouchers!
In our facebook group, Baba Me Buzz, we will be gifting prizes throughout the month. Just for the fun of it at times, spot prizes will be given away for those entering into the spirit of the Birthday Celebrations! Ensure you have the Baba Me Birthday profile frame on to take part in these prize giveaways! In fact, anyone with a Baba Me Birthday badge on for September and doing a #showmeshowme in our group will be entered into a prize draw to WIN £250 Golden Chest!!!
Enter below on the Rafflecopter comp to win this first Golden Chest full of Baba Me Goodies. You do not have to do all the tasks to take part, but each one you do is another entry. The more entries you have, the great chance you have of winning! Oh, and remember, we do check the winners have done the task they said they have!
For your first entry, comment below and tell us which was your first Baba Me product you purchased, or if you are new to us, which product you want to buy first & why!