We love our blogger friends, we do. Today we welcomed a group of influential blogerati to celebrate Day Two of our brand new Croydon store. On the agenda? Tour. Lunch. Yoga session in Event room. And a whole lot of fun.
Here’s Mum Friendly Karen with 21 month old Jacob. Says Karen “I’m really, really, REALLY impressed. So much thought has gone into all the little details. I love the Event Room – great to know you can come here to meet new mums.”
Strong-arm John of DadBlogUK brought his two munchkins Helen (4 years) and Elizabeth (8 months). He says diplomatically “the product range is far superior to some of the nearby retailers” (we’re saying nada!) John was particularly taken with our Hello World desk – “a good initiative” – and said it was “really encouraging that a dad blogger had been invited.”
Innocent Charms Chats Kara brought along our youngest blogger friend yet: two-week old Deacon who slept soundly through the whole thing.
Meanwhile his 2-year old sister Addison enjoyed some quality mum-time. Says Kara: “I love that you can test everything and try before you buy, then order online and have it delivered” says Kara. “It just makes life easy.” (NB Kara we can’t wait to see the new blue ‘do this Friday!!)
Below is Tiger Tales Maria with her beautiful 7-month daughter Valentina. Maria combination feeds and says: “I don’t feel confident breastfeeding in public but the Nursing Nest makes it really comfortable.” She’s also a huge fan of the mobiles hanging above the changing mats. “They kept Valentina really engaged and happy while I changed her nappy.”
Rosie of Mummy and Boo (standing centre in the fab orange frock) told us: “You can tell this store’s been designed by parents. It’s nicely laid out, no sharp edges, room for prams and everything’s displayed so you can make really informed choices. It’s a ‘one stop shop’.”
And here’s nearly-2-year-old Boo with her BFF Corey – they make a cute couple no?
The lovely Jess of With Beaker & Bib brought along her *impossibly* cute 14-week old Matilda. Jess describes her blog as “an exploration of eating out with babies and toddlers” and was particularly taken with our Kiddicafé. “It’s so well thought out” she says, “everything can be done one-handed! And I love that the sofa arms are elbow height, perfect for feeding.”
After lunch a little light Mitchy Titch yoga with Mansi and a group rendition of Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
And last but not least a hat tip to our two lovely hosts Mat and Rachael.
A big thank you to all our blogger friends for joining the fun and joining the Kiddicare family. Can’t wait for the next one at Hayes!