Hello everyone and welcome to the first official post on The Molar Bear blog (or Molar Blog - still trying to decide what we should call it!)
My name is Alex and I am the founder of The Molar Bear, a new friendly teething toy for babies and small children of varying ages and stages of development.
I thought it would be apt to kick things off with a blog post to introduce myself and to say thank you for stopping by to check out what we’re all about.
I still find it crazy that The Molar Bear has become a reality after first conceiving the idea less than a year ago, in March 2020, having just completed my sixth year as a recruitment consultant.
Quite the change. As we all know, this was the start of a huge change for everyone with COVID-19 altering the world and the workplace. Suddenly I, like everyone else found myself sitting at home and for what seemed like the first and only time ever, we were given the gift of time. Time to reassess, time to think and time to be bold. Whilst I had learned a lot in my career, I still felt unfulfilled and had always wanted to start a business. Something that I could pour my passion and creativity into.
It was also around this time that I became a first-time dad, the best and most challenging experience of my life so far, and I am sure I am not alone here!
Covid had flipped our world upside down and for good measure the arrival of our precious daughter Romy Charlotte, ensured things would never be the same again.
It was at this time when I was learning so much about my new bundle of joy. Everything from wake windows to nap routines, swaddling, reflux, tummy time and teething - there was so much that I didn’t know or had heard of. My baby vocabulary expanded massively whilst my free time shrunk to the size of a baby toe!
The latter, teething, sparked my curiosity, and it was here where I started to look for a teething brand which I felt could fulfill the needs of my little girl, who seemed irritated when this process started for her at 3 months old, and no teething toy seemed to be helping.
The teething toys we had been gifted or purchased ourselves (we would have tried anything and everything) didn’t seem to be the right fit. They were either too heavy for such small hands and weak arms to lift consistency to the mouth, collected copious amounts of drool and went mouldy, didn’t always have the right texture, and even the grip on most didn’t seem quite right for our little girl to manage most of the time.
I knew that I wanted to design something a teething toy that was aesthetically pleasing and engaging to both parents and their little ones, that addressed all of the above as well as having all products made from high quality silicone, be easy to clean and keep ultra hygienic.
Using my daughter as my biggest inspiration I stepped into the scary world of entrepreneurship and The Molar Bear was born.
Fast forward a few months and we are live, with Molar Bears being sold across the UK. We are kicking off the first collection with four variations, each with their own unique name and colour.
As the brand grows we will be adding new colours, styles and accessories, as well as expanding across Europe.
We would encourage you to sign up to The Molar Bear newsletter where you can benefit from receiving The Molar Mailer, a monthly newsletter where you can be the first to hear about exclusive deals, relevant teething related advice and tips, real stories form mums & dads about parenthood and growing babies, as well any new products and collections
Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey and helping us to make teething more bear-able!
Founder - The Molar Bear