Broody to Baby and Beyond is an exciting new business based in Plymouth. Started by Laura Copestake, a local mum of two young children, BBB has been designed to help parents and parents-to-be connect more easily with local businesses and organisations providing valuable support or services along the path of their individual parenting journeys.
Laura says ‘as a parent I was so frustrated that the only way I seemed to hear about really good local groups and services was by chatting to other mums or spotting a random Facebook like. Even after that I struggled to find quality reviews and useful opinions to go by”.
“I felt like I was missing out on loads of great stuff and thought that there had to be a better and easier way for parents of the 21st Century! That’s when I decided to start Broody to Baby and Beyond”.
With a constantly expanding Directory on their website broodytobabyandbeyond.co.uk and a parenting event which will be held at the Plymouth Guildhall on Sunday 22nd April, Broody to Baby and Beyond connects parents with local businesses and organisations both online and face-to-face.
Laura is seeking support from local businesses and organisations who are passionate about the parents of Plymouth and want to get involved with BBB to achieve its goals.
“To create a comprehensive Online Directory of Services for local parents as well as provide an opportunity for parents to see what is available for themselves, meet with local providers and ask any questions they might have in a no-pressure or obligation setting at their launch event in April”.
With the success of National Exhibitions such as the Baby Show, there is a clear demand for an arena to showcase Support and Services specifically for Parents and Families.
Broody to Baby and Beyond are focusing on the Support and Services side of things more so than individual products. But if you’re looking for anything from pregnancy scans to face painters then BBB have got you covered.
The Broody to Baby and Beyond Parenting Event is set to be a jam-packed day in the Plymouth Guildhall. With lots of interactive stands in the Great Hall including Water Babies and Little Star Images, the first 200 Guests will receive goody bags containing freebies and offers.
There will be Live Demonstration Sessions from local groups including Baby Sensory, Diddi Dance, Toddlersense and Gym Bubbas which are free for your little ones to join in (*spaces are limited, spectators are welcome) and refreshments will also be available.
“We decided to do the demonstration sessions as it can be time consuming and costly to attend trial sessions for all of the groups that you might be interested in. These are an opportunity to sample what’s on offer from multiple groups in one go and it’s all included in your ticket price”.
But that’s not all… The highlight of the day for the sleep-deprived parents of Plymouth is sure to be an exclusive seminar from Christine Treharne, Sleep Consultant and owner of Goodnight Baby, who was recently featured in the Plymouth Herald as a ‘Miracle Worker’.
Christine has helped over 300 Local Families desperate for a night’s sleep to solve their bedtime woes and get their babies sleeping the whole night through.
Her presentation ‘Good Night Baby- Every Child’s Birth Right’ will be a step-by-step guide to a great night’s sleep for the whole family. Complete with question and answer session and usually priced at £60 per consultation this really is one not to be missed!
“I was introduced to Christine by a friend after I returned to work and my youngest decided she no longer liked sleep! My Husband and I have nicknamed her ‘The Guru’ and people still don’t believe me when I tell them that both of my girls now sleep 12 hours through every night!”
“When Christine said she would love to come along to the launch and share all her secrets I couldn’t believe it. I would urge any parents who want more sleep to come along on the 22nd. It really works, you won’t regret it!” adds Laura.
Also attending the Launch Event are Sharon and Ferda of The Crescent Acupuncture Clinic.
They will be discussing the various treatments available to help with natural fertility issues as well as demonstrating acupressure for labour and how it can help even after birth.
Sharon says ‘Being a Midwife and Acupuncturist has given me a lot of valuable experience.
“On the BBB Launch Day we will be there for advice and to have a chat about anything related to getting pregnant, how acupuncture can help with symptoms in early pregnancy such as nausea, in labour and postnatally’.
It’s hard to believe that you’re getting all of this and tickets are only £1.50 per adult on the door! (under 16’s are free)
Laura says ‘We want to make this as affordable and beneficial for everyone involved as possible. Stand prices will remain low as we want there to be as much on offer as possible for our visitors.
“It’s not just about big businesses either, we’d love to host individuals offering services from photography to cake making. If it benefits local parents then we’d love you to join us in April”.
There are many benefits for local businesses and organisations getting involved with Broody to Baby and Beyond from the outset which include this unique opportunity to connect and network with other like-minded professionals as well as to secure their involvement with BBB’s ongoing events to reconnect with the parents of Plymouth and more in the future. Not to mention a complimentary listing on the BBB Directory.
For the parents of Plymouth who might also want to get involved then there are plenty of ways to do that too. The Broody to Baby and Beyond website has options to request a listing, review services, report issues, join the mailing list, comment on blogs or contact them about anything else so you won’t be short of options.
With Laura’s plans to develop a free App in the near future and branch out to other areas Broody to Baby and Beyond is certainly one to watch out for! There are stands remaining for the Launch Event as well as Demonstration Session availability. Businesses and organisations, including those who may not be able to attend the Launch Event, are also encouraged and welcomed to contribute to the goody bags at no charge.