Button Dec08 281We are thoroughly enjoying getting to know our stockists. Here we meet Andrea Egan (pictured with daughter Madeline) from Button Baby - a stylish online store for all the beautiful babies and cheeky toddlers out there! Here's how Andrea answered our pop quiz. How long have you been in business? Button baby went live in April 2009. What did you do before you started your business? I worked in the fashion industry for 11 years, then had babies. What makes your business unique? I work hard to find a unique mix of beautiful quality products that I would or do use myself. I like to personally contact every customer: just because I run an online store doesn’t mean that everything has to be automated. Button Baby offers an experience, allowing you to sit back and relax and enjoy browsing (like you did in shops before you had children!) Customer service is also the rule not the exception! What do you love most about what you do? I love babies and everything baby so I get to buy gorgeous products for all of the babies out there even after mine have grown past these stages (maybe number 3 is in order)! I am able to work from home and around the kids with flexible hours – thanks to my trusty laptop! Where’s your favourite way of sourcing new products? I love going to trade fairs and actually meeting the faces behind the products. Often they are really clever, creative mums doing their thing! What’s your favourite time of the day? First thing in the morning - I am definitely a morning person, coffee in hand. What’s the best piece of parenting advice you’ve ever received? Pick your battles…… If you could become any character from a children’s story, who would you be and why? Sleeping beauty - especially the sleeping part! Who inspires you? My husband, who also encourages me. Who lives under your roof? My husband Michael, Madeline 4, Declan 2 and Molly the dog.

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