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Christine acquired Kittykins, a large UK nappy website in 2010 because it was was closing down as the owners were moving out of nappies and on to new things. Kittykins was first opened in 2003, and specialised in stocking a large range of cloth nappies of all varieties. The website was designed to have some useful features like interactive tools to help choose which nappies to buy, and see how many you’ll need to get, as well as a star rating system to compare the nappies on factors like absorbency, cuteness, slim fit and ease of use. It seemed a shame to let a top website like Kittykins simply close.
Christine said “I didn’t set out to be a mumpreneur, but I love it now that I am!
She is married to Iain, an accountant, and they are we’re parents to 4 girls, 3 of whom were in cloth nappies, all of them breastfed – progressively longer each time.“I got involved in donating breastmilk with my third daughter, when she refused point blank to take a bottle and I couldn’t bear to waste what I’d pumped – I ended up donating milk regularly for several months for the local SCBU. My last daughter involved a bit of perseverance with the feeding as she was failing to thrive, I resisted pressure to put her on formula and it turned out that was a sound judgement, because she was allergic to cows milk protein! She was reacting to the tiny amounts coming through my milk, this was diagnosed when she was 6 months old and weighed just 10lbs 6oz! Having gained no weight for 3 months, I went dairy free on the suggestion of a b/f counsellor from the NCT, and she put on 11oz in a week. She self weaned at a year but remained dairy free until she was nearly two, when we found she had outgrown the allergy, and she has been on a normal diet since.”