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Interview With Sian From Bubble & Bee | Meet The Mumma

Welcome to our new blog series; Meet The Mumma! Today I’m excited to share an interview with a fellow Australian creative: Sian – the brains and hands behind Bubble & Bee. A woman of many talents, Sian works with a local artist to create her gorgeous baby play mats. Stay tuned for the bottom of this post where you could WIN a baby bundle worth $200 including one of Sian’s Play Mats!

  1. Bubble & BeeThanks for chatting with us today, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your family? My name is Sian. I’m from Adelaide and I am the owner and creator of Bubble and Bee. I am married with two beautiful, cheeky boys aged 2 and 5 years old.
  2. What do you create and what makes it unique? I have created a range of baby play mats that are huge in size and vibrant and colourful. They have a unique design feature which is removable soft edges to prevent a wriggly baby rolling straight off. I worked with a local Adelaide artist to create a range of gorgeous images.
  3. Is your product entirely handmade? No, I had my product manufactured.
  4. You have several different illustrations on your mats. Where do you get inspiration for the designs from? My artist was fantastic! I had some ideas in my head of what themes I wanted to create and the look of the animals and colours I wanted and she went off and created.  I wanted images that were different from anything already on the market. I wanted cute, colourful, vibrant and engaging. They were perfect, just as I had imagined in my head.
  1. How would you like to see your business grow in the future? I want to see my play mats in more Australian homes. I love receiving photos from my customers with their beautiful babies posing on their new play mat and hearing amazing feedback about how fantastic the soft foam edges are for parents piece of mind.
  2. If you had $20k to spend on one area of your business, what would it be? Marketing! It is a hard industry to break into with so many amazing brands with huge amounts of marketing dollars!
  3. What do you struggle with most in your business? Getting my brand out there. As a start up I have a limited budget which makes it hard to be consistent with my advertising.
  4. How do you see your business growing in the next few years? Would you like to expand? If so, how? I would absolutely love to see my business grow in the future. Being able to spend more time on my business and less time working for someone else does sound amazing!
  5. Thanks again Sian, Any last words you would like to share with our readers? Thanks for your time and support in growing my new brand.

 

WIN a baby bundle worth $200

 

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$200 Baby Bundle Giveaway 

Bubble and Bee® baby play mats are designed and created by an Adelaide mum. These beautiful children’s play mats create a safe, stimulating space for babies to giggle, play, roll and explore. Stunning artistic pieces designed for children with rich colours and happy details that also make a beautiful addition to any home. Soft foam edges velcro into place around the edge of the washable fabric mat to create a frame for the stunning artistic design. Plus, they encourage your little roller to stay close to the friendly bunnies, ants, snakes, spiders, and snails! Find out more here – https://www.bubbleandbee.com.au

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Creating a Sleep Sanctuary for Your Baby

The younger your child is, the more time they spend sleeping.  Newborns can sleep up to 18 and infants about 15 hours a day, and since sleep is crucial for your baby’s mental and physical development, you should do your best to make the space where your baby sleeps or naps comfortable and healthy. Here are some tips on how to achieve this.

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Cozy Nook Ideas Mums Will Want in Their Home

Having a day off you can spend relaxing, not thinking about anything important and leaving all your worries behind is a privilege not everyone has in this crazy and fast-paced world. And even if you have the time, you might not always have the space where to enjoy your moment of freedom. That’s why every home needs a nook or two because this is your own private and secluded area where you can recuperate after a long day and spend some time reading or daydreaming. So, if you too have always wished such a nook, here’s how you can create it at your home quickly and efficiently. Read more

Bought vs Homemade Baby Food – Pros and Cons

Baby food is almost as varied and flavorful as adult food now — anything that can be pureed can be put in a jar and called baby food. Once our little one has reached the food stage at around six months, it’s time to make a decision. Should you buy your baby food or make it at home? We’ve assembled the pros and cons of each option to help make the choice between Bought vs Homemade Baby Food a bit easier for you.

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