What is my background?
I was a Senior Neonatal Specialist Nurse at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital when I felt inspired to launch Little Mouse Clothing and Gifts, having previously worked on neonatal wards in Sheffield, Sydney Great Ormond Street too. I have helped hundreds of premature babies, full-term babies and their parents.
Why did I launch Little Mouse Clothing and Gifts?
Parents dream about having a healthy baby in lovely cute clothing. For mum's and dad's of premature babies it is tough enough to deal with the challenges and health worries of having a premature baby - and of course what their baby wears is secondary to this - but it can still make parents feel quite sad when they can't find the lovely clothes that parents of full-term babies can easily buy.
So this sparked something in me, I wanted to see if I could help parents with tiny babies find clothing that is the right size, appropriate for a baby that's in and out of hospital, and stylish.
I spent months searching the world, working with manufacturers, wholesalers, and designers in Europe, the USA and Asia, to develop our range of clothes and gifts for premature babies which we hope you'll love.
Our emphasis is on practical and fashionable
(I should also give my husband a bit of credit too! And thank him for his support, whether that's been his marketing expertise, allowing our house to become a storage facility in the early days, and even helping to pack orders! Love you!!).
Why did I produce a Buyer's Guide?
Parents can get advice from the healthcare professionals looking after their premature baby regarding sizing, styles and materials, etc. But those family and friends who want to buy clothing need advice to get it right, and they don't want to be hassling the baby's parents during a sensitive time. But where do they go? Who do they trust?
There are several articles online, but I felt that with my experience and expertise I could provide better advice, and offer clothing that will be the right size. So many companies sell 'premature baby clothes' with a one size fits all product or a limited number of sizes at best. But premature babies can be very different sizes and have very different need.
Why Gift Boxes that fit through the letterbox?
With more and more people moving away from their home town it's often days, weeks or months until a family member or friend will meet the newest baby in their life, and with life being so busy it can be difficult to get to the shop, wrap the gift, and post it. So we have put a lot of thought into developing our range of gifts that are beautifully presented in a gift box, with tissue paper, and a personalised card if requested.
Our Buyer's Guide will help ensure the clothes and gifts you buy are just right
Plus most of our gift boxes fit through a letterbox, so busy mums and dads don't have to go to a Post Office to pick up a package that couldn't be delivered.
Why did we launch larger baby clothing sizes?
We started off specialising in premature baby clothes and gifts because it was my original passion, but with such positive feedback it was only really natural that we expanded the range, working with many of the same products, just in larger sizes. Plus we've found some fantastic new products along the way which we just couldn't ignore!
How can you be sure shopping with us is extremely safe?
Offering a secure and hassle-free shopping experience is so important to us. Our website is built using Shopify which comes with very high security capabilities as standard including PCI compliance. So you can be assured that your data and payment information is safe. We've also taken it further, and installed the McAfee Secure software, to keep the website safe from malware and phishing, and of course we have a valid SSL certificate and data you send to this site is encrypted by industry-standard security protocols.