THE BIRTH OF ME & BUDDY
When parents go from being “Me” to “Me & Buddy”, we should be able to buy baby and toddler products that fit into our own lifestyles. So much changes when we have children but our style, and that of our homes, don’t have to.
Founder Madeline, mum of Darcy and Cillian, created Me & Buddy on the principle that baby and toddler products can fit into your lifestyle and your home’s modern aesthetic. A different kind of baby store, Me & Buddy introduces parents to some of the most beautiful and clever baby and toddler products.
Me & Buddy is a unique place for parents looking for the very best baby brands, both established and emerging. Many of these products are award-winning designs which are cherished by parents.
Based around your child’s day – feeding, dressing, playing, going out, bathing, reading and sleeping - Me & Buddy is your primary source for products that are either unquestionably useful or exceptionally beautiful, or both!
Three questions for Madeline:Where did the name Me & Buddy come from?
Buddy is the nickname I give both of my kids. That, and some other more embarrassing ones that I won’t share! When parents go from being “Me” to “Me & Buddy”, I think we should be able to buy baby and toddler products that fit into our own lifestyles. So much changes when we have children but our style, and that of our home, don’t have to.What did you do before Me & Buddy?
I grew up in Cambridge then lived in Brighton, studying at Sussex University. I then worked in finance in London for a number of years. After having my second child Cillian I saw an opportunity to share with new parents the fruits of my years of research sourcing some of the best baby and toddler products from around the world. Me & Buddy was born.What are your top buying tips for new parents?
- Don't buy everything you're told are baby 'essentials'. Lots are not needed and just take up space. Take a look at our New Baby Essentials Checklist for the products that in our experience really are must haves.
- Do go ahead and buy products that make your life easier even if they're not totally essential - baby sleep aids like Ewan the Dream Sheep are really underrated, they become your sanity-savers.
- Don't forget about yourselves - mama (and papa) pampering products are great for those times when your baby is sleeping and you aren't.
- Do buy some things that just make you happy. Your baby may not appreciate it at first but a board book by Andy Warhol will surely bring a smile to your face!