Why I created Nesting Babies
From a very early age my toddler Sienna Rose (aka Little Rosa) would be absolutely fascinated by my Nan's traditional Matryoshka dolls.
These dolls would sit majestically on the sideboard, usually surrounded by other forbidden treasures, watching us from on high and smiling down on us somewhat smugly.
As it turns out, I was right not to leave her unattended with those traditional versions of the dolls. Whilst the charming hand-painted design might have looked picture-perfect, it tended to flake and peel. Meanwhile, the rough and jagged edges that put up quite the fight when trying to realign the intricate pattern, often splintered sharply with age.
Classic Matryoshka dolls also concealed another far more dangerous threat than the odd splinter and some cosmetic damage. The smallest of the dolls, found at the centre of the nesting set, presented a very real choking hazard for young children.
The thing was, all that serious stuff aside, the idea behind (or inside!) Matryoshka Dolls was still ever so appealing to little ones.
It was during this period of continued fascination that I saw the potential for something that was inspired by these captivating Dolls, yet more child-safe than the original.
Thats when the concept of Nesting Babies was born.
Despite spending the last 20 years as a midwife and nurse, I was keen to develop toys that were safe and suitable from birth. Why produce a toy that we know all children will want to play with, if there’s even the slightest possibility that it could fall into their tiny hands too soon and subsequently pose a threat to their safety. It didn’t make sense. Especially if there was a way around it.
I set to work on what would become the world’s very first Matryoshka Doll inspired toy to be certified as ‘safe from birth’, our Nesting Babies.
Thanks to a combination of valuable life experience Rosa & Bo Nesting Babies are now multi-award winners with thousands of wonderful 5* reviews.
As well as being safe from birth, Rosa & Bo Nesting Babies encourage hand-to-eye co-ordination through interactive play, enhance cognitive development, promote early number concepts and boost ordering and sequencing skills from the minute they start to emerge – they do this because they are never out of reach of baby, so no stage is missed and no time wasted!
All this, whilst baby and toddler get the pure hands-on joy of getting stuck-in and playing with the beautiful Rosa & Bo Nesting Dolls.
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