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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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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.
ย  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!
ย What made you start your own business?
When I looked into cloth nappies for my second child I was shocked at how much Iโ€™d have to spend to buy them. A ยฃ300 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 Iโ€™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.
ย  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?ย 
No I donโ€™t think so. Running a business is a huge learning curve and I have learnt so much from the mistakes Iโ€™ve made along the way. Any lows you get running a business, just makes the highs a lot betterโ€ฆand they are the best things about running a business.


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

Just to be prepared to work really, really hard! Itโ€™s hard juggling it all but itโ€™s really worth it.

Eve has kindly offered a ยฃ20 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…ย 

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    the rucksacks are brilliant and so useful ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    @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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