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Little Buds

Claire Allen from Snodland set up Little Buds Teethers after spotting a gap in the market for a new baby teething product. Claire explains:

My company Little Buds was established in 2015. I got tired of my youngest daughter pulling on my necklace and trying to chew it constantly, so I would try to distract her with a teether but she would drop it putting it out of action until it had had a wash.

I thought it would be handy to be able to wear a teether around your neck so that when baby plays with it and inevitably drops it, it remains safe and clean around the mothers neck, which is how Little Buds was born!

It is exclusively run by myself and my husband, I do all the physical hands-on work and he does all the website building and managing.

I think it works for us as we each have our own area of expertise and stick to it, my advice to anyone starting a family run business would be just that, work out everyone’s strengths and stick with that area!