Hi! I’m Helen, mum of two and the founder of BUNNY + BELLA, Montessori inspired baby
mobiles & toys for design conscious parents.
When did you start your small business and why?
When I was pregnant, a friend told me all about the Montessori education and I felt that it’s
an approach I can relate to. I started searching and reading about it and found that you
can do things to help with your baby’s development from birth. So, I put a floor bed in the
nursery instead of a cot, a mirror next to it and a low shelf with age appropriate wooden
toys. Then I discovered the Montessori baby mobiles so I made four by myself. I loved the
end result and how my son was engaging with them but I found the process overwhelming.
Sourcing all the materials, finding detailed, accurate instructions and actually making them
was time-consuming and stressful. When I started thinking about having another baby, I
realized that I will have to make them again and that’s when the idea of BUNNY + BELLA
was born. I need to bring to new parents an easy way to create beautiful and educational
baby mobiles for their babies!
Tell us about your most memorable or greatest achievement so far:
My family is my greatest achievement so far.
Who is your biggest influence or role model?
My children give me my inspiration for my work.
What do you hope to bring to Dorset Bump to Baby Show 2018?
I hope to bring curiosity about the Montessori method to the Bump to Baby Show. I look
forward to meeting all the bumps, babies and families and hope to excite them with my
What’s next for BUNNY + BELLA?
Next, for BUNNY + BELLA is to continue to grow. I love seeing babies from around the world
using my products!
If you could give one piece of advice for a new mum what would it be?
Ask for help and sleep as much as you can. You got this mama! :)
Just for fun...
City or Countryside? Countryside
Bump or Baby? Baby
Chocolate or Chia Seeds? Chocolate pancakes with chia seeds
Mumpreneur or woman in business? Mumpreneur
Tea or Coffee? Coffee
Reading a book or watching a film? Watching a film
Obsessively Tidy or Organised Chaos? Obsessively Tidy
Thank you to Helen for giving this interview. If you're exhibiting at Dorset Bump to Baby Show 2018 and would like to feature in our Guest Blog Spot please contact Zoe and Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org