Posted on July 4, 2012

Mumpreneur Feature – Eve

competiton/ giveaway/ Mum in Business

The lovely Eve from Baba+Boo is on the blog today – please say hi and don’t forget to enter the fab giveaway at the bottom of her interview 😉

Who are you?
I’m Eve Bell, mum to Seth 4 and Louisa 2 and owner of Baba+Boo

 
What do you do?

I am mainly trying to keep as many balls in the air as possible! I run my busy online baby boutique which specialises in cloth nappies whilst also selling lots of other lovely baby accessories. I am also stay at home mum to the children who only go to nursery part time.
  When did you establish your business?

I started it in 2009 when my youngest child was 9 weeks old, I look back and wonder how on earth I did it. I think the hormones must have been still all over the place!
 What made you start your own business?
When I looked into cloth nappies for my second child I was shocked at how much I’d have to spend to buy them. A £300 investment just seemed like too much, and, being a former buyer, I knew I could source nappies that were just as good, but for a much better price.

But I also wanted my nappies to be a fashion statement. As mums we all care about how our children look, so I’ve been to great lengths to source funky prints, meaning baby can look good literally from top to bottom

Named after my two children, Baba + Boo is now a thriving business.
  What do you love about working for yourself?

I love how I can dictate my working hours but the best bit is building a business which I am so passionate about.


Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
I work from my kitchen, so I miss working with people and miss office banter. Whilst I can dictate my working hours, the hours I work are often late into the night. I am answering these questions at 9.30pm on a Sunday night!

Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could? 
No I don’t think so. Running a business is a huge learning curve and I have learnt so much from the mistakes I’ve made along the way. Any lows you get running a business, just makes the highs a lot better…and they are the best things about running a business.


What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business? 

Just to be prepared to work really, really hard! It’s hard juggling it all but it’s really worth it.

Eve has kindly offered a £20 voucher (does not include p&p) to spend at Baba+Boo to one of my lucky readers – to enter just fill in the rafflecopter below… 

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81 Comments

  • Reply Jane Willis July 12, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I’d get the Ladybird and Tiger nappies

  • Reply Alexandra McGahey July 12, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I would put the voucher towards a rucksack for both of my children – my daughter would probably like the Strawberry one and my son the elephant one 🙂

  • Reply Rachel Blackburn July 12, 2012 at 1:16 am

    the rucksacks are brilliant and so useful 🙂

  • Reply Alice Hindley July 12, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I would buy 2x Baby Girls Hooded Poncho’s

  • Reply sam bailey July 12, 2012 at 12:21 am

    A little strawberry rucksack for my new and only niece who will be 1 in August!

  • Reply Charlotte Jones July 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I’d get my daughter some of the gorgeous hair clips and shoes 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Docherty July 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Nappies! I’d love to use reusable on my wee one, I particularly like tinkle tinkle little star. I’d also end up with a few other things, reusable wipes, a wetbag…..

  • Reply Sherry Poppy Owen July 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    So much lovely choice! I think I would go for the gorgeous bandana bibs, stylish yet practical too 🙂

  • Reply Christine Mutter July 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    A toddler rucksack would come in really handy

  • Reply Nicola White July 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I would buy the frog toddler rucksack for my little boy x

  • Reply Alison July 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    The navy skull and cross bones shoes

  • Reply Daniel P July 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    cow print 🙂

  • Reply twopointfourchildren July 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    the frog toddler rucksack x

  • Reply kay adeola July 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    one of the backpacks 🙂

  • Reply Karen Barrett July 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I would buy the red polka dot, Cath Kidston flowers and blur check dribble bib.

  • Reply Nicola Clare Daffern July 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    http://www.babaandboo.com/capes_shop/reversible_bluegrey_baby_girls_hooded_poncho I love this hooded poncho (especially this summer its essential!) I love how its blue and so girly – my youngest really suits blue and its hard to find with a girly touch – perfect!

  • Reply katherine grieve July 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I love the London Bandana Bib xx

  • Reply Lisa Wilkinson July 11, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I would buy the Cream Flower Baby Leg Warmers

  • Reply Susanne Temlett July 11, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I really love the colour of the Apple Tree Reusable Cloth Pocket Nappy with 2 Inserts, wonderfully green in every way!

  • Reply mandy waller July 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Pig Toddler Rucksack

  • Reply linda curtis July 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    i would get some of the lovely girly Leather Baby Shoes as my niece has just had her first baby so i would love them for my great neice as she is simply adorable

  • Reply Alison Wakefield July 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Moo cow shoes love them

  • Reply Kate Cunningham July 10, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Love the bandana bibs, especially the London one.

  • Reply Joanna Sawka July 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    i would buy shoes 🙂

  • Reply Laura Barrett July 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Love the dribble bibs!

  • Reply jen July 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Would love to win this to buy a pressie for my best friends who just had a baby 🙂

  • Reply Emma button July 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I’d spend it on some more cloth nappy covers.

  • Reply Jade Vine July 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Some beautiful things for my little girl, due in September!

  • Reply Kirsty Fox July 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I would put it towards training pants for my two year old who has started potty training!

  • Reply Carolin July 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I love the little hair bands and bows 🙂

  • Reply Carolin July 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Really hard to choose, everything on the page is gorgeous!
    I love the moo cow and crossbones leather toddler shoes 🙂

  • Reply Lucy Goodwin July 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Either nappies or training pants

  • Reply Hannah Moody July 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I’d buy a pair of these fab funky baby leg warmers: Bright Stripes Baby Legwarmers – http://www.babaandboo.com/baby_legs_shop/bright_stripes_baby_legwarmers,

    And this super cute Frog Toddler Rucksack – http://www.babaandboo.com/bags_shop/frog_toddler_rucksack

    🙂

  • Reply Jenny July 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    The Frog Toddler Rucksack – it’s gorgeous!!

  • Reply katrina walsh July 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    The happy gnomes wipes are just adorable so would def be my choice x

  • Reply Chelseamamma July 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    It would have to be the potty training pants #eek

  • Reply Phyllis Ellett July 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Would love the Reversible Navy Blue/Blue Baby Girls Hooded Poncho

  • Reply Solange July 8, 2012 at 3:46 am

    The tiger nappy

  • Reply esther james July 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    love the potty training pants!

  • Reply JILL MANN July 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Happy Gnomes reusable wipes. I try to be enviroment aware as much as I can

  • Reply Kelly Dutton July 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I would go for the ladybird potty training pants for my daughter

  • Reply Clare H July 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I would get some of the reusable nappies

  • Reply Hilda Hazel Wright July 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I’d love to get the strawberry toddler rucksack for my grandaughter! That might leave a little leftover for bibs for my other grandaughter!

  • Reply Melissa Gazi July 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I would spend it on some cute shoes 😀

  • Reply Dorothee Archambault July 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I would buy some baby shoes
    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Carolina J. July 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I’d buy Reversible Navy Blue/Blue Baby Girls Hooded Poncho and Ladybird
    Leather Baby Shoes.

  • Reply Suzanne sendell July 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    tiger nappy x

  • Reply Katie Skeoch July 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I love the bright stripe legwarmers!

  • Reply Alison Roberts July 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

    2 new nappies – I have 3 Baba+Boos already and they are my favourites by far.

  • Reply Robyn Logan Clarke July 7, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I’d buy the Moo Power Nappy and Moo Park reusable wipes.

  • Reply Lorna Peppiatt July 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Lots of lovely things but I would choose Wild Owl leather baby shoes

  • Reply Victoria Boland July 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I like the Blue Wet Bag

  • Reply Rebecca Beesley July 6, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    reusable wipes – what a fab idea!

  • Reply Kara July 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Too much I would spend it on lol, what a fab site, oh dear my poor bank balance.

    Probably bibs and leg warmers x

  • Reply Sarah Martin July 6, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I would get a tiger nappy and a skallywag jive bib.

  • Reply Andy D July 6, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Frog Toddler Rucksack

  • Reply laura banks July 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Black Striped Baby Legwarmers look really cool

  • Reply emma cella July 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Tiger toddler backpack

  • Reply cheryl lovell July 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    the rucksack is so cute 🙂

  • Reply Claire Louise July 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I’d get some of the lovely shoes for my little sister who just had a lovely little bubba a few months back.x
    @clairelouise82

  • Reply Caroline H July 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

    So much to choose from but a couple of wetbags would be invaluable and I love the ponchos!

  • Reply Stephanie Tsang July 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I’d buy the Strawberry toddler rucksack for my daughter.

  • Reply Sara July 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

    The giraffe reusable nappy as my sons room is jungle themed he can blend in with his fav animal 🙂 Also the elephant toddler bag is just beyond cute!

  • Reply Julie Picton July 5, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Really love the Moo Cow shoes, so I would buy these if I won

  • Reply EMMA WALTERS July 5, 2012 at 6:07 am

    love the tommy t-rex leather shoes 🙂
    @emmav6

  • Reply Lana Leman July 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    The tiger nappy

  • Reply Leyla Preston July 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Tiger toddler backpack

  • Reply Kieran July 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Herbie the Snail
    Leather Baby Shoes

  • Reply Danielle Baker July 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I’d buy a selection of the lovely dribble bibs. They’re so trendy but practical too xxx

  • Reply Mummy Fever July 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I’d stock up on re-usable wipes they are great @MummyFever

  • Reply emily nelson July 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    The tiger nappy is Beautiful! i Love it

  • Reply Tracy Nixon July 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Great giveaway! Thanks! I would buy the Love Ladybirds and Summer Check hair bands for my girls and the Pig Toddle Rucksack as a birthday present for my youngest daughter soon!

  • Reply Gillian Holmes July 4, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Turtle Toddler Backpack

  • Reply kerry Locke July 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Would have to be Happy Gnomes reusable wipes – I always hate using the throw away ones – and these look so cute !!!!

  • Reply Ashleigh July 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    i would buy these shoes – http://www.babaandboo.com/shoes_shop/princess_boo so cute – really suprised at the price too, thought they would be a lot more x

  • Reply Allan Smith July 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Frog Toddler Rucksack

  • Reply Erica Price July 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    A wet bag.

  • Reply the mummy adventure July 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    The gorgeous tiger nappy!

  • Reply Stephanie Boulton July 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I would get a couple of the orange nappies

  • Reply Kelly Wiffin July 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Training pants as my daughter should be ready to start potty training soon.

  • Reply Rhoda K July 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Oh I think I’d go for the Frog Toddler Rucksack – v cute!

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