Our very 1st post….

I guess we all have to start somewhere and today is the day! After very much deliberation were taking the leap!

blues and bows has been created by sisters Gemma and Chloë, to bring you a whole host of useful and inspiring information centred around everything to do with babies.

Believe it or not but there were 723,165 babies born in the UK in 2010, that in mind there was One born every minute (actually there was one born every 40 seconds).

We are new to the baby scene and ever since Chloë gave birth to Elodie (her beautiful little girl) in January 2011 we have come to realise that there is an absolute need for a central point of information. One that talks about the must have products, yummy recipes, great websites, beautiful clothing and fabulous recommendations!

Before Elodië was born and me being the excited Aunty Gem, I just wanted to buy everything and anything that was cute yet different but found it so difficult. I wanted unique and adorable gifts wrapped in beautiful packaging, finished with big bows. Instead I got plastic carriers.

What really surprised us was how concealed the baby market is! Where are all the cute romper suits and matching bonnets, baby soft blankets and beautiful nursery decorations that don’t cost the earth? Why do our retailers sell mini denim skirts for new-born babies and shoes that they simply cannot keep on? Where is the insight and inspiration.

Other than the usual high street stores, where do you buy these cute, adorable and unique things from?

I live in Leeds and I can honestly say that I have absolutely no awareness of any baby boutiques in this area? And I’m not alone, my work colleagues with children say the same!

Babies are babies for such a short period and we need to enjoy them as babies for as long as we possibly can! We definitely don’t need them to look like mini adults.

So. We are going to share everything that we have found and find and have learnt and continue to learn with you! Time is of the essence when you are a mummy and the need for simplicity is paramount. Even more importantly we need to spread the word and make everyone aware that we have merely scratched the surface when it comes to the baby world.

Enjoy!

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