We’ve been around for a little while, but a new look and a new website brings new beginnings. Hurrah. And hope you like it.
The Baby Duck began when I was on maternity leave the first time round. Locally I struggled to find anywhere in our little market town where I could shop for colourful clothes and gifts for my baby girl, and for friend’s babies too. And because my girl was a great day-time napper, I found myself a little time to start this small business. After building the website, sourcing suppliers, attending tradeshows and building a network, our little online & pop-up shop opened in 2013.
And the great thing about this new ‘mumboss’ way of working, was that it opened my eyes to a whole new network of amazing women. Mostly, mamas creating brilliant brands based on their experiences, but also other amazingly brilliant women… all of whom are super talented and offering something a little bit different, and a little bit more special than the high street.
And since we started, this shop-small market has completely exploded, and now there are a huge number of small brands offering more choice, to customers – of course, but also more choice in terms of their own lifestyle and the juggle of life and family and work. Which is ace.
And that’s not the only change; over the last 6 months or so, brilliant ambassadors like the fab Anna Whitehouse (Mother Pukka) – and many others – are leading the charge in driving more flexible working into bigger businesses too. And that’s massive. And important. And I believe is also driving support for smaller businesses now able to start up on that basis of flexibility.
So a lot has changed in a few years. Including the fact that our second baby arrived in 2016, and so now I get to test out all the brands and products that we stock on our own little one again – because whatever you find here in our little shop, is something that we believe to be useful, and lovely, and perfect for our own kids. And so hopefully yours too.
So if you’re looking for a new baby (or new mama) gift – check out our New Baby Bundles. Or if you’re looking for a little treat for your own little one, have a browse of the shop, and look out for some exciting new brand collaborations to come.
Also, its inevitable that we might have a few website teething issues, so feel free to get in touch if there is anything you think we can do to make your shopping experience even better.
In the meantime, I’m off to have a G&T to celebrate our little re-launch. This has taken a million hours of website building, so it’s a bit like a third baby to me..!
Thanks for stopping by x