Thursday, 20 November 2008

Leather baby Bibs - No words needed!

Selling leather bibs takes a lot of thought and time... You need to think carefully about the right messages and images but sometimes there are images that need no words or explanation!

However, I couldn't help thinking that this would be a good image to convey how useful a leather bib is compared to some other methods people think of... Or, you might re-think asking a small child to 'put the kettle on...'

I also thought that this would be a good image to convey how painful it is to keep washing, drying and replacing other types of bibs but that would be making light of this poor young person's pain!

Finally, it was leather bibs or rubber socks / gloves. After extensive field trials (well, this one child was all it took) we went with the leather bibs!
Check out the real thing at

Leather bibs a big hit in Manchester!

Last weekend we exhibited at The Baby Show - Manchester & it was a huge success! This is the first time that the Baby Show has come to the North West and we did wonder how successful it would be - but it was brilliant! The turn out from people from all over the North of England was fantastic and you loved the bibs.

It still surprises us how many people have never seen or heard of a leather bib despite our efforts this year. It is always a pleasure to talk through the unique benefits and then sell a bib, or usually two. In fact more people bought two bibs than the people who just bought one.

As usual our best selling bib was our Cheeky Monkey -
Please take advantage of our Christmas 'special offer' of FREE P&P!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Sarah Jane at The Baby Show Manchester

Yes, we are taking the short trip down the M56 to sunny Manchester (well, I can but hope) to be part of the very first Baby Show - Manchester We had a brilliant time at Earls Court last month and we were just thinking "we must do Manchester" when a very kind guy from another stand offered us his place, as he couldn't go! (Thanks Adrian)...

So if you live anywhere near Manchester and fancy meeting up with us we will be at the GMEX for the next 3 days and we would love to see you - stand B10! There will a cracking discount that is available for the show ONLY!

If you can't get to Manchester why not have a look on our web site If you can't be bothered doing either then put your feet up and have a relaxed weekend - you probably deserve it!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Leather Bibs really are a great Christmas Present!

What do you buy for the people who have everything! To be very frank - most of us don't 'need' anything - we are all knee deep in 'stuff' and if we do need something we usually just go out and get it! Nigella (I'm worth a cool £110 million) Lawson made her children give all their Christmas presents away, bar one, to teach them the true value of Christmas - actually it's not as cruel or crazy as it sounds - check out the article

So - what do you buy for the people who have everything - well if they have a baby under 2 - 3 years why not buy them one of our gorgeous leather bibs!

A leather bib is definately NOT in the catagory of more 'stuff' - they not only look fantastic but they definately save you time, money and effort. What a great gift! Not only do family or friends get something that appears great but will actually help them in lots of practical ways and make a tiny dent in the growing climate change problems.

So - which bib to buy! Well, you decide - have a look on our web site and see if you can pick a favourite.
My favourite, if your interested, is the Monkey bib

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Sarah Jane at The Baby Show

Yes, as previously mentioned we ventured south and exhibited at the massive and brilliant The Baby Show - Earls Court. Nearly 20,000 people visited our stand - well - they were there but it might be a slight exageration that they all came to our stand (but it felt like it at times!) Blimey, it was so busy, but fantastic, to get so many people telling us that they love the bibs and buying them! What was crazy was that so many people could not make up their minds and bought 2 - Fantastic!

Anyway here is the run down on the top 10 sellers at the show - no surprises here

No. 1 (yet again) The Cheeky Monkey bib

No. 2 The gorgeous Caterpillar

No. 3 The Butterfly bib

Joint 4th Salamander & Sundae

No. 6 Pink Daisies

No. 7 Cupcake

N0. 8 Rocket

No. 9 Police Car

No. 10 Frog

Don't miss us at The Baby Show - MANCHESTER 14th - 16th Novemebr 2008

Monday, 27 October 2008

Practical Parenting loves LEATHER BIBS

The UK's top parenting magazine (Practical Parenting) recently featured the very stylish and funky Caterpillar bib in their feature article about bibs! Even though I'm completely biased I was not in the least surprised to see us in the top slot!
The Caterpillar bib also went down very well at our recent appearance at the UK's biggest Baby Show - imaginatively named 'The Baby Show'. In fact we had such a great response with the bibs we are also exhibiting at The Baby Show - Manchester! It's on from 14th - 16th November and is the first time that the Baby Show has been there! So come & have a great day out in sunny Manchester!

The funny thing about shows is that you never know what is going to be popular and what's not (the British public eh!) - for instance the first day in London we completely sold out of the Salamander bib and the following 2 days we only sold a few.

On the first day we didn't sell a single apple bib but on the following days sold loads!
Anyway, it just goes to show... we all have our favourite bib so why not have a look at the full range and see which is your favourite

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Myleene Klass "loves" leather bibs!

How exciting - we were in Liverpool yesterday to meet up with Myleene Klass! She was launching her new 'Baby K' range of clothes and accessories at Mothercare and we popped along to say hi and talk about bibs with her.

Firstly, she is so lovely and beautiful - wow! Secondly, she loves the leather bibs! Myleene has been using one of our bibs with her baby daughter Ava and said

"I'm using it - I've tested it and I love it!"
Myleene has a butterfly and cupcake bib. Check out and buy the beautiful Butterfly bib at
or the delicious Cupcake bib at
Have a look at some more images of Sarah with Myleene on our Facebook page - and why not sign up as one of our friends!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Butterfly bib a big hit in Belfast!

As I staggered out of bed at 4.15am on Saturday morning (yes, Saturday!!!) and headed off for 'Big in to Baby' in Belfast I kept wondering "will they like the bibs?" and the answer was a resounding YES! The top selling bib, yet again, was our gorgeous Butterfly bib - but it only narrowly beat the funky boys Fire Engine bib into 2nd place

We could never have actually made it to Belfast for the weekend without the help from our new friends at Morrck - who were absolutely brilliant! They sell a gorgeous range of products - check out 'The Morrck Baby Hoodie', 'The Morrck Wrapture' & 'The Morrck Blanket'

If you missed us in Belfast but would love to meet us why not come to The Baby Show in Earls Court, London on 17 - 19 October 2008.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Sarah Jane at Big into Baby - Belfast

If you want to catch a glimpse of our wonderful LEATHER bibs and you live in Ireland why not pop along to see us at Big into Baby next weekend!

Next Saturday we are getting up ridiculously early to catch the 7am flight to Belfast (don't ask it seemed a good idea at the time) and then meeting up with our new friends from Morrck who are helping us transport the bibs (THANKS!) -check them out they have some great products - They are catching the overnight ferry from sunny Birkenhead so spare them a thought if the weather is bad! Actually, I've just remembered why we are flying - someone doesn't like sailing!!!

Anyway if you are in Ireland we would LOVE to meet you. You can check out the details for Big Into Baby at or follow the link from our site or just give us a call on 0151 348 4252

Monday, 1 September 2008

691,013 Leather bibs!

That's how many bibs we would need to supply if we gave every baby born in the UK, in 2007, a beautiful LEATHER bib. With over 30 different designs to choose from we could save a serious amount of time & money for all those new mums and dads!

Maybe the credit crunch has hit the contraception market because the birth rate has not been this high since 1991... Are we all staying in more! Anyway, whatever the reason it's always a good time to check out our current collection of the most adorable bibs. With all that energy exerted having a bib that saves you time and effort might be a big help! Have a look at the full range at or call 0151 348 4252

Monday, 11 August 2008

Sarah Jane - beat the rain

No wonder we Brits talk about the weather - where has the summer gone! It's never stopped raining for the last 2 weeks... Actually, I think I'm to blame because the weather was lovely for at least a couple of weeks before that and I (foolishly) said "let's have a BBQ!" That was it - constant rain from that day onwards...
Anyway, if you need cheering up with some retail therapy, or you experience a break in the weather and actually go to a BBQ, the answer is the same - BUY this summer’s gorgeous must-have accessory for that special baby! Our leather bibs are not only super-stylish, have over 30 wonderful designs and if you’re at a BBQ you can just wipe it clean and pop it in your change bag.

Check out the full range at

In the unlikely event you still care – I did have the BBQ – in the rain! I’ve learnt my lesson – I won’t mention it next summer.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Holiday help!

I read somewhere that there had been a survey that revealed 80% of mums have to do ALL the holiday planning & packing before heading off for the family holiday less than relaxed! Did we really need a survey to learn that one!

Now the school holidays are here I'm sure every mum in the country is busy thinking up things to do or planning for the family holiday or just gazing into her crystal ball wondering what the heck the weather is going to do in the next few minutes!

Well, here at Sarah Jane we can take one packing headache away. Instead of packing dozens of bibs and wondering how you are going to get them washed and dried why not buy one of our wonderful leather bibs that just need a wipe or a rinse under the tap. Mums all over the UK are getting one of our 30+ designs to take away - why not choose one now and save yourself at least one less job!

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Celebrity Babies

Is it me, or are they actaully competing against each other for the craziest name for their babies!

Glamour model Jordan and her husband, former pop star Peter Andre, named their baby daughter Princess Tiaamii. Tiaamii - pronounced tee-ah-me - is taken from the names of Peter's mother Thea and Jordan's mother Amy.

Some of my favourite, craziest celebrity baby names (in alphabetical order) are
Aanisah: Macy Gray (also mother to Tahmel)
Apple: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Audio Science: Shannyn Sossamon
Aurelius Cy: Elle Macpherson and Arpad Busson
Blue Angel: U2's The Edge and Aislinn O'Sullivan
Bluebell Madonna: Geri Halliwell
Brooklyn: David and Victoria Beckham (also parents to Romeo and Cruz)
Camera: Arthur Ashe and Jeanne Moutoussamy
Destry: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
Diezel Ky: Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis (also parents to Denim Cole)
Fifi Trixibell: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates (also parents to Peaches and Pixie)
Fuchsia: Sting and Frances Tomelty
Gaia: Emma Thompson and Greg Wise
Gulliver: Gary Oldman and Donya Fiorentino
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily: Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence
Hopper: Sean Penn and Robin Wright
Ireland: Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
Jaz: Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi
Jermajesty: Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (previously married to Jermaine's brother Randy)
Kal-El Coppola: Nicholas Cage (Kal-El is Superman’s original birth name)
Lark Song: Mia Farrow and André Previn
Lennon: Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit
Liberty: Ryan Giggs
Luna Coco Patricia: Frank Lampard and Elen Rive
Marquise: 50 Cent
Memphis Eve: Bono
Moon Unit: Frank Zappa, also father to Dweezil and Diva Muffin
Pilot Inspektor: Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf
Rufus Tiger: Roger Taylor also father to Tiger Lily and Lola Daisy
Saffron Sahara: Simon and Yasmin Le Bon (also parents to Amber Rose and Tallulah Pine)
Sage Moonblood: Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack (also parents to Seargeoh)
Satchel: Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
Shiloh Nouvel: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Tallulah: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore (also parents to Scout and Rumer)
Willow Camille Reign: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Zola Ivy: Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell

Friday, 13 June 2008

Cute baby competition.

Sarah Jane is looking for a model to launch our national PR campaign. Newspapers, glossy magazines and catalogues will be featuring our bibs and we need more models. If you are resident in Europe and you have one of the bibs - send in your cutest shots and we will pick the best ones for our campaign.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Holiday Essentials

Is it just us or does everyone pack way too much stuff when they go on Holiday? Anyway our beautiful leather bibs would be ideal to take on holiday - not only would you have the funkiest baby but you don't have to worry about packing loads of bibs (as just the one will do) AND no washing and drying! How cool is that.
Sarah Jane has introduced a beautiful leather bib into the UK - hand made in Canada. It's a wonderful gift for that special baby and available in over 30 designs just check out our web site
Have fun on holiday, keep safe and don't over pack!
P.S. If you replace all your bibs with one from Sarah Jane you can fit in an extra pair of shoes!

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Celebrities are wearing our bibs!

Actually that is not strictly true - celebrity’s babies are wearing our bibs! We could tell you their names but we would have to kill you straight afterwards & that's not strictly legal. However, all will be revealed in the fullness of time but we are all very excited!

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Top 20 children's names in 07

I like looking at the top names for a particular year so here is last year's list.... What you are really wondering is "did I pick a common name!" or "Who the heck would call their kid.....!"

If you have a better definition for a name let me have it & I'll update the blog! Or if you want to suggest some of the worst names that you heard in 2007 and perhaps we can start the 'Name of shame!'

First the boys!

1. Jack - Meaning God has been gracious; has shown favour. Based on John or Jacques.
2. Thomas - Comes from the Hebrew meaning 'twin'.
3. Oliver - The olive tree. Extending an olive branch signifies an offer of peace.
4. Joshua - Comes from the Hebrew meaning 'God is salvation'.
5. Harry - The English meaning is 'army man' or army 'power'.
6. Charlie - Meaning 'a man'. Variant of the Germanic name 'Karl'.
7. Daniel - From the Hebrew meaning 'God is my judge'.
8. William - From the English meaning 'resolute protector'.
9. James - Comes from the Hebrew meaning 'supplanter'.
10. Alfie - Short form of Alfred, from the Old English Aelfraed meaning "elf" and raed, meaning "counsel" and taken to mean wise.
11. Samuel - Comes from the Hebrew meaning 'asked of God'.
12. George - Meaning 'farmer'.
13. Joseph - From the Arabic meaning 'may he increase or add'.
14. Benjamin - From the Hebrew meaning 'Son of the right hand'.
15. Ethan - From the Hebrew meaning 'strong'.
16. Lewis - Meaning 'renowned fighter'. A form of 'Louis'.
17. Mohammed - From the Arabic meaning 'praised.'
18. Jake - A medieval form of Jack.
19. Dylan - From the Welsh - meaning 'Son of the Ocean'.
20. Jacob - It is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "he who supplants".

Now the girls...

1. Grace - Means 'grace'.
2. Ruby - From the Latin ruber, meaning "red" or "ruddy".
3. Olivia - From the Greek meaning 'olive tree'. Symbol of peace.
4. Emily - Meaning 'hardworking' or 'rival'.
5. Jessica - From the Hebrew meaning 'rich'.
6. Sophie - From the Greek meaning 'wisdom'.
7. Chloe - From the Greek meaning 'green shoot'.
8. Lily - The flower lily is a symbol of innocence; purity and beauty.
9. Ella - From French medieval origins. A given name meaning 'all'.
10. Amelia - Meaning 'industrious' or 'striving'.
11. Lucy - From English origins meaning 'light' or 'illumination'.
12. Charlotte - With French origins meaning 'tiny and feminine'.
13. Ellie - An abbreviation of 'Eleanor' and 'Ellen' meaning 'shining light' or 'most beautiful woman'.
14. Mia - Danish and Swedish pet form of 'Maria' the Latinate form of 'Mary'.
15. Evie - Derives from Eve. Means 'life'.
16. Hannah - Meaning 'favour' and 'grace'.
17. Megan - Anglo-Saxon meaning 'strong and capable'.
18. Katie - From English origins and a variant of Katherine meaning 'pure'.
19. Isabella - A Spanish form of Elisabeth. Originally from the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning 'God is my oath'.
20. Isabelle - Like Isabella, it originally means 'God is my oath.'

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Premier Kids 6th - 8th July 08

Sarah Jane (UK) Ltd will be exhibiting at this year's Premier Kids at Birmingham NEC. This is a fantastic chance for the great and the good from the industry to see the fantastic Mally Bibs!
It's also a chance for my feet and legs to ache endlessly as anyone who's had a stand at a show will know! If you are a retailer or wholesaler from our industry give me a call and we can get you free tickets for Premier Kids (first come, first served!)

Friday, 23 May 2008

Crocs - leave me alone!

My wife wants me to have a pair of Crocs - she keeps telling me how amazing they are but I normally like to wait until something's out of fashion before I want it! It doesn't stop her trying to 'convert' me!

Crocs have spent years becoming an overnight success - suddenly out of no where they have all these great shoes. Not only do they have a great product(s) but they've worked very hard on getting the message out!

At Sarah Jane we are just getting started in getting the word out about the revolutionary product that will change the way we do bibs! Our friends at Mally Bibs Canada have spent years developing a highly innovative and functional leather bib that in Canada & USA is a designer bib with bags of style.

PLEASE don't make me have Crocs - unless they are at least a year out of fashion & please help us emulate Crocs success - check out our full range at

Thursday, 22 May 2008


Bringing children into the world and looking after them can be pretty daunting! Money can be a major stress for any family and if the media are to be believed it's all pretty gloomy but at SARAH JANE we are totally optimistic about the future. Sure, we might be tightening our belts a little bit but let's not get carried away - life in the UK is pretty good and if we shop smart our kids can look fabulous while we save money!
However, it might be time to be prudent and investing in a truely gorgeous Leather Bib is a cracking way of saving money! How much money do you spend washing and drying bibs every day only to throw the stained ones away on a regular basis. Our bibs just wash under the tap and wipe dry AND they don't stain. They stay as good as new as long as your baby or toddler needs it! What a great way to give your child a designer bib and save money!
Check out the full range now at

Monday, 19 May 2008

Revolutionise the way you use bibs

Sarah Jane - Bibs & Bobs is helping mums revolutionise the way they do bibs. How often do you wash and dry bibs? How often do you throw them away because they are stained? Well, check out our beautiful Mally Bibs made from soft, baby-safe leather - they have many UNIQUE features including the magnetic fastener (no tangled hair!), 100% guarenteed against staining, washes under the tap (no more washing & drying!), no more soggy or mouldy bibs at the bottom of your changing bag! Order on line at