Posted on August 2, 2013

New Business Mum – Jess Parry

competiton/ giveaway/ Mum in Business

The lovely Jess from Zebra Pooh Designs is on the blog today to tell you about herself and her lovely new business!  Thanks so much for your time Jess – I wish you every success with your business x

Who are you?
My name is Jess Parry.


What do you do?
I run Zebra Pooh Designs which designs and makes one of a kind baby products.  Our most popular products are our ‘strap and wrap’ buggy blankets and our ‘baby bandit’ dribble bibs.


When did you establish your business?
Zebra Pooh Designs is only a baby as we started trading in June this year.


What made you start your own business?
I spent a lot of time looking for blankets and bibs for my girls that were just a bit different from the things everyone else has.  As all women know there is nothing as bad as turning up to a party and having the same dress as someone else, so this is my way of fixing this problem for babies. 


What do you love about working for yourself?
I love creating things! It makes me genuinely happy to think that I have made something with my own two hands that people love!  I also like the flexibility of my work as it means that when one of my many children are poorly I don’t have to worry about not being able to go into work, as I work at home.  Plus my boss is awesome 😉


Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
The hardest thing about working for yourself is finding time to not work.  I find that I am thinking about the business all of the time! It’s also turned me into an extremely boring person which I think my wonderful family and friends who are very tolerant and patient can confirm, as the business is all I tend to talk about!  I’m like a pregnant mummy all over again except this baby is my business.


Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
I would have done it sooner.


What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?
My best advice is just do it, but do it with dogged determination.   Believe in your ideas and trust your instincts but always be prepared to listen. 

Jess is very kindly offering one of her ‘baby bandit’ dribble bibs to one of my lucky readers, The winner will win a custom bib in a fabric of their choice from a huge selection.


To enter all you need to do is complete the rafflecopter below. Good luck x

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  • Reply Caroljs August 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I live the bib and burp cloth in the deer fabric. Very funky

  • Reply Jess August 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Love this, never seen them before! My favourite design is this..


  • Reply Danielle Baker August 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I love the One of a Kind “Strap and wrap” buggy/pram blanket ‘s , especially the fishes design.
    I’ll most definitely be ordering one for when the colder weather comes.

  • Reply Lianne Turton August 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    The buggy pram blankets are adorable 🙂

  • Reply Zoe W August 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I love the retro flowered design with the orange back, would be perfect for my niece

  • Reply Jennifer D. August 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Love the ‘Retro robots “Strap and wrap” buggy/pram baby blanket’
    Gorgeous work

  • Reply Sarah Parkin August 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    My favourite is the Strap and Wrap buggy/pram blanket

  • Reply Lindy hamilton August 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I love the the strap and wrap blankets they are fantastic.

  • Reply Linda Trinklein August 5, 2013 at 2:02 am

    open to us?

    • Reply Sonia August 5, 2013 at 9:45 am

      No sorry x

  • Reply sarah lambert August 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm


  • Reply Laura F August 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I liked the horse design for my goddaughter but if I was choosing for my boys when they babies I would’ve chosen the squirrel design.

  • Reply Kay panayi August 3, 2013 at 8:14 am

    The strap and wrap blankets are gorgeous

  • Reply Rebecca Phillips August 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    One of a Kind “Strap and wrap” buggy/pram blanket

  • Reply Lara Davis August 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I love the retro robots strap and wrap

  • Reply Gina August 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    The strap and wrap pram blankets are lovely & the reversible skirts are so cute.

  • Reply nicci cowdell-murray August 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    i adore the strap and wraps they are fab @chanson2010

  • Reply anna m August 2, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    i like the strap and wrap with the fish designs

  • Reply sofia ramos August 2, 2013 at 8:48 am

    beautiful designs, but my favourite is One of a Kind “Strap and wrap” buggy/pram blanket

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