About Our Little Helpers
About Us – Our Story – Our Little Helpers- and how we started our business
Hi I’m Susan! When you purchase from our store, I’ll be the one to receive your orders, emails and messages. I’m the designer and creator of our beautiful range. I personally design, laser cut and create your wooden dummy clip tops, teethers and decor pieces. I also package your finished piece with Emma. You can read more about Emma and all of our team of makers below and in more detail throughout our website.
Our Little Helpers was born with the arrival of our son, Ollie. While on maternity leave from my day job as a nurse, I made him a dummy clip. His dummy was always falling out of his mouth and I was constantly picking it up and washing it. All the other clips on the market and in shops were too bulky or looked horrible, so I came up with a new design! Soon friends began requesting the dummy clips for their babies, and the business took off.
With the birth of our daughter Evie, the business took a new direction and I began making decor pieces. It was all about bows and so a bow holder with her name on it was created. I decorated her room with beautiful decor pieces and our most popular range was created.
For 4 years I was a one woman show, creating and hand making every order. I was often up till all hours of the morning, with the support of hubby! Since our business has dramatically grown, we have had the pleasure of welcoming five new members to our team. Each person (all who are also mums!) has a specific role. Each person has mastered their skills to achieve our goal of providing other parents with beautiful, high quality products.
So that’s a little bit about us and our story. If you’d like to know more about us or our story, follow us on Instagram and Facebook. We share posts, updates, sales and an inside look into our daily life.
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A little about our range:
As well as offering safety tested dummy clips and bow holders with gorgeous designs or personalised with names, we also hand make unisex suspenders for the dapper the kids, personalised Name Drops, name plaques to hang on walls and doors and an array of other personalized room decor pieces and cake toppers and kids accessories.
The most recent addition to our product range includes products to help the environment. Our keep cups and reusable travel bags and nappy bags help to reduce the amount of rubbish going into landfill. This is a growing passion, so I’m sure our range will soon grow too.
We are parents and we know what’s helpful when you first have a baby. As our children grow the products we find useful will grow too. Our small selection of little helpers are a time saver, some fun, some educational, all a practical way to make caring for your little one, that little bit easier.
You can browse through our products here: https://ourlittlehelpers.com.au/shop/
Our Makers and wonderful team:
Emma is Mumma to 2yo Bryce, and is our chief dummy clip finisher and packaging goddess. Prior to becoming a mum, she was a hairdresser and since having Bryce she’s had the opportunity to become a stay at home mumma while also helping her hubby out with his small business doing book work, but she missed that creative edge.
“After starting this new role with Our Little Helpers and helping create everyone’s beautiful personal orders, I knew I found what I was missing! I’ve been able to be creative and hands on which i love to do.”-Emma
Bettina is our our Chief bead and faux leather dummy clip maker. She makes every single chain to absolute perfection and within the safety guidelines. Bettina is a Mumma to 3 beautiful babes aged 6,4 and 1. In a previous life before kids, she worked in marketing for magazines and television, but has been a stay at home mum raising her tribe of little people since her eldest was born.
“Taking up the beading role with Our Little Helpers has been my first little step in getting a bit of something back that’s just for me, outside of being mum (and let’s be honest, their snack maid all day long!) It’s so nice to have the opportunity to create these beautiful dummy clips. I’m one lucky gal to be a part of something so wonderful.” – Bettina.
Robyn is the maker of the beautiful cotton dummy clips and also helps with administration tasks and packaging. She’s a mum of her two kids Ethan 7 and Edie 5 who keep her very busy. Robyn has a background in fashion, and worked at Quiksilver in Torquay as a garment technician for 10 years. When that finished up, she used her love of sewing and all things related to babies and started up her own handmade baby accessories business called Three Little Foxes, selling at markets around Geelong.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Our Little Helpers team! This role fits in perfectly with my crazy life and I love creating products that aren’t only practical but gorgeous too” – Robyn.
Chelsea, a self taught macrame artist is a mum of 2 gorgeous girls, Isla aged 3 and Kora, 1. She wanted to create a special macrame piece for her home while on maternity leave from her nail technician job. Baby nap times is where the macrame magic happened and her love for the art grew from there.
“I love being creative and working with my hands, that’s why I fell in love with macrame. I love to make wall hangings, plant hangers, keychains and of course dummy clips for a lovely local business- Our little helpers! It is also very slow, calming and therapeutic like meditation. A nice little change from the hectic life of being Mum.” – Chelsea