Spotlight on the Brand - Laura @ Mama Rules
Stylish muslin blankets with catwalk designs to make you feel like a woman and a mum
Who's behind the brand?
I came up with the idea of Mama Rules and our first products during many hours of cluster feeding my first baby girl and now both of my girls (now three and one years old) are a huge motivation behind everything myself and my husband do.
Mama Rules was created as a destination for products that don’t compromise your sense of style just because you are a mum. Launching with our baby muslins with catwalk-inspired prints, this is the perfect accessory for both mum and baby.
What do we love about Mama Rules?
We came across the Mama Rules brand when we were looking for muslins to add to our dotty collection.
Their muslin blankets immediately stood out for their style and versatility. There are no traditional animal prints or children’s patterns but stylish designs that compliment outfits as well as having a practical solution.
So, whether your Mama Rules is a swaddle blanket, burp cloth, breastfeeding cover, sarong or scarf for you, we know you will love it. Did we tell you how soft they are?!
Their tag line ‘It’s all about you’ – is just a little reminder that you are important too!
‘A Little Bit Dotty’ is all about gifts for babies and family so we thought it would be interesting if we asked Laura a few parent related questions.
What parenting tip would you have given your pre-child self?
I don't think that anything can prepare you for parenthood until you actually have a baby for yourself. I would just say learn to drive now and even when pregnant go on some more special dates and enjoy things as simple as going to the cinema whilst you can.
What do you miss most about life before children?
Just living a much more spontaneous care free life doing what I wanted when I wanted to without strategically planning everything in advance. I'd love to say yes to a last minute night out but I don't even mean anything as 'wild' as that, just having a shower or 'popping' to the shops without having to plan everything to avoid a baby meltdown would be nice. It's a good job I love them. Oh and sleep, I miss sleep very much.
What do you love most about being a parent?
Seeing how exciting life is through their eyes is just beautiful and so much fun. At three years old it was the first year that my first born really got Christmas and it was so magical visiting Santa this year and watching her in her first nativity. Seeing both my girls starting to play together and care for each other is simply amazing. They hug and giggle together and my eldest gets just as excited as we do when her sister attempts to walk or say a new word.
What would you say is the hardest part about being a parent?
I think most parents could rant for a while on this one and don't get me started on running a business whilst looking after little ones. The truly hardest thing without sounding cheesy however is when they get sick and you can't make them better straight away or you're not sure what is best to do. That's when the responsibility of looking after little ones that you love with all your heart is at its hardest.
What's the most embarrassing thing your child has said or done in public?
My firstborn's nappy leaked on my dress at a relatives wedding. By then though everyone had had quite a few drinks and so after I washed it and was left with a big wet patch I just told everyone I had spilled a drink. Also when she was older and we were walking to nursery one day she decided that the man behind us was following us. She started to yell 'that man is following us Mummy' 'That man is following us to nursery' . The poor man wasn't and was just was minding his own business. I had to apologise and stop the pram until he had gone.
A big thank you to Laura at Mama Rules for taking part in ‘Spotlight on the Brand’.
Shop Mama Rules in our For Mums collection.