I'm Irene, I created BellaMoon when I first became a mother because I wanted to solve a real problem experienced by mothers throughout the world.
Welcome to the BellaMoon™ Family!
I'm Irene and I am so glad your here. Originally from the West of Ireland, I grew up on a small hard-working farm surrounding by 5 other siblings. I now live in a small village in Northern Ireland with my husband Conor (who I met at University) and my 2 little girls Isabella and Darcy-Jane - plus another one on the way at the time of writing - due in October 2022! And our huggable, furry 10-year old Cocker Spaniel Fionn.
We love spending time together (until someone throws a tantrum). My husband and I work hard juggling parent-life with full-time work, school and nursery drop-offs, piano, swimming, gymnastics and drama lessons - whilst trying to avoid burn-out! At the weekends, we love to get outside and walk, release the tension and breathe in the outdoor air, whilst trying to avoid the Irish weather.
BellaMoon™ office and warehouse is just a 1 mile commute from our home (making family life that little bit more manageable) where we have an amazing team who put so much thought and care into every aspect of BellaMoon.
BellaMoon™ was never something I had planned to create - it was simply a case of trying to solve my own problem and good timing. I created BellaMoon™ based on my experience as a first-time Mother. I spent my days shattered but elated. My first baby - Isabella - wanted to feed continuously. My body desperately wanted to lie down.
I wanted to create a safe place where I - and you - Mother - can feed your baby, process your thoughts, find your breath, release your sighs and just rest. Mothers are a different level of tired – it is not just a lack of sleep, but a lack of time for oneself. I wanted to create a space for me - and you – Mother - to breathe life back into yourself, whilst nourishing your baby.
I used the skills I learned from my career in Architecture to design BellaMoon™. Its shape is ergonomically designed to support your naturally tired love-laden limbs - a space designed to enjoy these most precious moments of life with intense comfort.
I also nursed my second baby Darcy in our BellaMoon™. It allowed me to breathe life into my post-partum days, to grow our bond and to nourish her knowing that my limbs were supported, my baby protected and feeding was the most wonderful restful experience.
Finally - our third and last baby is on the way and we have been using our BellaMoon™ non-stop since first trimester throughout pregnancy and I am so excited to use it on our nursing journey this Autumn.
I created BellaMoon™ to support what I believe to be the most precious time of a woman's life. BellaMoon™ was born of Love.
I started designing the products I wanted to see in the world and I did this with an uncompromising approach to sustainability and a meticulous attention to the very finest of details.
As a mother, I want to help protect the world my kids will grow into. That’s why I have consciously created the BellaMoon® range to be super kind to the environment. BellaMoon® has been designed to passed from one Mother to another with our range of replacement covers.
We also purposely delivery our Pregnancy Pillow products vacuum packed in recycled plastic, so we don’t waste everyone’s resources shipping air. Our lightweight swaddles are made from bamboo, a highly sustainable crop that is fast growing and needs no fertiliser or chemicals.
Bamboo is one of the most renewable resources on planet Earth, naturally hypoallergenic and breathable – perfect for swaddling babies.
Together with all of our conscious efforts, you can enjoy your BellaMoon® safe in the knowledge that we are taking care of the environment for you.
We take pride in having the highest quality manufacturing processes, particularly during this time of a global pandemic.
BellaMoon is produced in a factory with a dedicated baby production line containing one automatic cutting line, three automatic sewing lines and an inspection and packing line.
We have taken extra precautions to ensure our products are produced in a clean workshop. Our manufacturer goes above and beyond our needs by producing BellaMoon in a GMP (Good Management Practise) certified factory which meets full compliance for the code for design of a pharmaceutical industry clean room (GB 50457-2008)
On top of this, our manufacturer meets the human ecological requirements for Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX presently established in baby articles.
They also fulfil the requirements for REACH (colourants, nickel release, lead in baby products) CPSIA, BSCI and GOTS – the highest standard you can achieve.
For full transparency, we are pleased to show some images of BellaMoon being produced in this first class production environment.