The Story So Far
Babies and children are born to be messy. Most children love mess and giving them opportunities to be messy is an important part of childhood.
There is lots of research highlighting the importance of self feeding and messy play in a child's development.
I’m pretty relaxed when it comes to mess and dirt BUT the mess left behind after baby and toddler mealtimes can be quite something...
Florence is baby no. 3, and I have spent hours and hours clearing up mealtime mess.
- Puree slopped all over the high chair
- Squashed and soggy left overs down the sides of the seat cushion....
Why are high chairs designed with so many hard to reach places?
After one particularly messy mealtime, I started desperately looking for something to help me with this daily chore . Unable to find anything I liked, I decided to design something before I went mad! I had two key thoughts in mind...
- It must make clearing up meal time mess quicker and easier
- It must look lovely!
Little Florence, her cousins Luca and Hugo and some friends road tested my various designs and mock ups and so, Messy Me was born.
It’s all about easy to use, lovely looking products which help you to stay sane, and enjoy time spent with your messy little ones
Messy Me is a family owned business, based in Farnham .
Where possible, I have tried to use local agencies and freelancers – people with amazing skills looking to juggle some work with spending time with their children or other important aspects of their life.
I’m proud of the fact we are supporting British manufacturing - all our products are made in the UK
The Inspiration for Messy Me
Sam – The Original Messy Me baby. It’s now less about food mess and more about mud from rugby and football matches, dirt from bug hunting and lego left lying everywhere
Gabi – Her mess is now more about scattered felt tip pens, glitter, cutting pieces of paper into tiny pieces and cooking
Florence – Still a champion at messy eating – be it porridge, spaghetti, ice cream, soup – the more mess the better! ‘Helping with the washing up’ is also a current favourite