Hi, I'm Kate, Mum to 3 littles- Jack, Thea, and Leo, and wife to a wonderful big Aussie, Dan, who loves bacon and beer. We now live in a little village outside York and have fully embraced country life, wellies, veggie patch and all!
Belle + Bear was born after struggling to find any lovely, modern, good quality gifts for babies and children which didn't cost the earth, were well-made, and I could find in the UK. I started making a few bits for friends babies, and absolutely loved it, and it grew from there.
We now make and stock teethers, dummy clips, gift sets, teething jewellery, muslins and more! We specialise in gift sets and are always happy to make one to fit any budget.
Safety is our first priority. All our teethers, dummy clips, playgym toys and pram garlands are all made in accordance with the mandatory safety directives laid out in BS EN 71-1-3:2014 for toys, and BS EN 12586:2007+A1:2011, and our products are regularly sent off for independent testing at accredited laboratories.
We now also sell wholesale (click here for info) either complete pieces to shops, or beads and materials other makers.
Thank you so much to all our lovely customers for their continued support, and for enabling this Mama to do a job she loves and still be able to collect the kids from school.
"LOVE our new play gym! Very well crafted and looks amazing! My 3 month old is very intrigued by the hanging toys- we use it multiple times a day, and I'm looking forward to using them as teething toys as she grows. Kate was incredible to work with; so friendly and accommodating right from the beginning. Highly recommend this shop!" Lauren, IL, USA
"These teethers are so beautifully made and I was over the moon when they arrived in a gift box- it was really thought out and i've kept the packaging!" Leah, Epson, UK.
"An absolutely gorgeous teething toy, Mabel instantly loved it. Thank you" Lynsey, Beetley, UK
"Kate was excellent in accommodating our bespoke order.The gym came beautifully wrapped and Hugo loves it! Thank you" Pavla, Kent, UK.
"My daughter LOVES her Cottontail! Perfect size for her little hands to hold onto" Amy, Warwickshire, UK
"Such a fantasticc teether! My daughter always has this in her hands. Such high quality, would absolutely recommend to anyone with a teething baby" Rebeka, Pembrokeshire, UK.
"Fab service. Quick to respond to messages and happy to alter to individual tastes. Both my 5 month old and 2 year old like to fiddle with the necklace when feeding/having cuddles. Highly recommend." Jess, York, UK.