Posted on June 22, 2013 | Leave a Comment
I don't think it's usual for a business owner to pour their heart out on their business blog, but this evening I just wanted to share a little something with you so that you might go and take a look at the Bids for Babies auction page.
I have two lovely daughters and in between having them I had a few horrid years when I had miscarriage after miscarriage. The last one I had was a late one and I lost a little boy when I was 22 weeks pregnant. It is an experience that haunts me but filled me with hope too. I received great care at the time and then later when I was pregnant again with my second daughter from both the NHS and two particular charities.
Now I support The Miscarriage Association and Tommy's when ever I can. This week an amazing lady called Jenny is holding the final week of an auction called Bids for Babies to raise money for Tommy's. The item you can win is a Sleepy Nico Baby Carrier - the Fairy Tale design. Please do go and visit her page if you are interested and help this worthwhile charity.
Thanks for reading and happy bidding.
Posted on June 11, 2013 | Posted under Birthday, Sleepy Nico Carrier, Summer Collection | Leave a Comment
I am delighted to announce that the new Sleepy Nico Carrier featured in our birthday competition will be called Edith.
The winner is Ruth from Sheffield and her beautiful daughter is called Edith.
"I think you should call your new pattern Edith. It fits with the retro colours of the flowers/background. Plus, it's a lovely name and the name of my precious daughter who it is a privilege to carry :)"
We were all really moved by her words.
Ruth will receive an Edith Sleepy Nico Carrier from our Summer Collection.
Thank you for all the interest and your lovely entries, it was a really tough decision and a lot of fun. I will be contacting all those who entered this week with a special offer.
Posted on June 07, 2013 | Posted under Baby Carrier, Birthday, Sleepy Nico Carrier, Summer Collection | Leave a Comment
A year ago today I became the owner of Sleepy Nico and life changed forever. Mind you 7 years ago today I said 'I do' and became a Mrs and that was probably more earth shattering. Still, I am delighted to have been running Sleepy Nico this past year, it has been exciting, fun, terrifying and incredibly hard work. I would like to celebrate by offering one lucky person a gift - a Sleepy Nico Carrier.
I had a look at all the info on running a competition and how it all works and what is lawful and I think this competition is! If any of you think otherwise please let me know and I will whip this off and do it another way.
The new summer collection is currently being made and I have names for nearly all the designs but one, to enter a competition to win a Sleepy Nico Carrier please think up a name for the design below. It will be on orange cord. It could be the name of your baby or someone you admire or perhaps just an idea that it inspires in you.
THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
The best name will be chosen and the winner informed later in the week. The winning name will be used in the Sleepy Nico Summer Collection 2013.
I hope that all makes sense.
Terms and Conditions
1. The judges decision is final
2. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash
3. No purchase is necessary
4. If you win the competition you will be notified by email
5. Only one entry per person
6. To enter the competition you must be over 18
Posted on June 01, 2013 | Posted under Juno Magazine, Review, Sleepy Nico Carrier | Leave a Comment
Today I felt very privileged, my favourite magazine - Juno had a review of a Sleepy Nico Carrier in it.
I read lots of magazines (some trashy and some less so!) but Juno has been a constant since I had my first child almost six years ago. It is a parenting magazine with integrity and real interest, the articles in it are thought provoking and in some cases challenging. I have enjoyed it for these past years and sometimes written in to the letters page or shared a feature with a friend. Because of this I decided to advertise with them but was absolutely thrilled when they asked if they might review a Sleepy Nico Carrier.
The reviews are impartial and they ask parents who have not had contact with the products before for their opinion. I have had a review in a different magazine recently and was terribly disappointed as the mother who tested my sling did not get on with it. Of course this is going to be the case sometimes but it was hard to read that in print! So today, I was just thrilled to receive a positive response inside a publication I admire so much.
Apologies for the gushiness but it really has made my day.
You can find Juno at www.junomagazine.com
Posted on May 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Welcome to the new look Sleepy Nico, we hope you enjoy browsing our stylish new site and find it easy to navigate. Feedback is welcome, we hope you can find what you are looking for!
Posted on April 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment
We would love to see more pictures of what you get up to with your Sleepy Nico in tow, sling pictures are lovely. Now the weather is better there are even more opportunities to get out. I'll try and get some pics of us and the toddler carrier in London next week :)
Posted on April 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment
I'm looking forward to the Sudbury slingmeet tomorrow, I'm bringing a Sleepy Nico for people to play with and my own toddler to have a go with some other brands too :)