Hi there and welcome to my first ever blog!
I’m Harriet, mother, founder and owner of Cover Me Baby. Our multi-use cover, the ‘Cover Me’ was created following years of personal frustration at the many items parents have to carry and the lack of products that have multiple uses!
Prior to having children, I was a primary school teacher. Then in September 2012 my first child was born… I have been a stay at home mum for the past six years. I absolutely love being a stay at home mum and I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. However, it can be a little bit like groundhog day and there has always been a part of me that has wanted to have something else to talk to people about other than nappies, baby weaning recipes and who has had a poo that day!
Whilst living in the US, I noticed a number of women using breastfeeding covers as car seat covers and I was intrigued by the multi-usability of the product. On my return to the UK and shortly after the birth of my third child, I tried to find the product I had seen in the US.
Despite significant research, I couldn’t find anything similar that was made in the UK. Night after night I would talk to my husband about setting up a business, what it would be called, how it would grow and what I could achieve. My daughter was only four months old at the time and I had just spent six months on my own with all three children, whilst my husband was posted overseas.
I enjoyed daydreaming about being something other than a mum. So after a few months of talking incessantly about my ‘new business,’ my husband turned round to me and said ‘I think you either need to stop talking about this or do something about it.’
Driven by a desire to create a genuinely useful baby product for myself and other parents and my stubborn nature, I wanted to show my husband that I wasn’t going to stop talking about it, I decided to create the product myself, and so in late 2018, my fourth and FINAL baby ‘Cover Me Baby’ was born!
I never thought I would be running my own business as a mum of three, but the passion I have for this product and the difference I believe it can make has given me such determination and drive. I genuinely believe that ‘Cover Me’ can make such a difference to parents lives, and I hope to make those always bursting baby bags just that little bit lighter!
In just six months, I have created a product, launched a business, set up a website, attended three baby shows, appeared in ‘Baby’ magazine and received a Gold in the ‘Made for Mum’ Awards. I say this not to brag, but to encourage other mums out there, that if you have the desire and passion to do something then you can make your daydreams a reality.