After about 6 months of talking about it, and a year of thinking about it I am glad that my website has gone live. Last year my 3 year old daughters' heart was set on a blue bike with no pedals (not v girly!).
We had seen kids on them in the park so I went hunting for one - there wasn't any to be found in the usual suspect stores, so I took to the internet and found the one I wanted. I wanted one that looked like a real kids bike - i.e. a metal frame and one that had adjustable handle bars and a seat
I couldn't believe it was so difficult to find and that no one in Ireland was selling them online - and here comes my Eureka moment.
The Eureka moment was rubber stamped by a holiday to Italy (Bella Italia, Lake Garda, which I will tell you about again) where every toddler from German, Italy and Holland were whizzing around on their balance bikes - I had to find a distributorship and bring them to Ireland.
I didn't realise there was so much to learn in setting up a business, but learn I did, and very quickly too - domain names, hosting, google analytics, VAT registration, were all in the unknown for me.
But I learned quickly and now I am ready to take on the world (well Ireland for a start) with my Strider Bikes"
strider PREbike™ Links section
1. Kids Time
www.mykidstime.ie - the definitive website for parents to find activities, classes, camps, events, or services for their kids
www.childcare.ie - Ireland national childcare directory.
www.puddleducks.ie - Ireland's leading online shop for high quality kids rain gear"
www.giddystudios.com - Pottery painting and personalised presents
www.thedreambag.ie - The Dream Bag Ireland - What will your baby dream in tonight ?
www.shoobees.ie - SHOOBEES Baby Shoes: Fun and funky soft leather baby shoes for 0-18 months old. All made with Eco Friendly materials, safe for baby and safe for the environment- Perfect for any busy little feet!
www.gagababy.ie - County Inspired Babywear and original gift ideas for all the family.
www.kiddimatters.ie - Innovative baby products designed to make parents lives easier
www.thestorkexchange.ieBuy, Sell and Swap all your nearly new and second-hand baby and toddler items
www.piquantbaby.ie - Piquant Baby offers a fabulous, fun and funky collection of contemporary baby wear, gifts and accessories!
www.dressmyparty.ie - Chic, Creative & Funky Online Party Decorations & Paty Decorating Dervice
www.biketowork.ie - An independent Irish company that facilitates hundreds of Employers to administer the scheme supplying bikes to Employees through a nationwide network of 200 independent Irish bike shops.
www.mummypages.ie - MummyPages.ie is Ireland’s best pregnancy and parenting website. Every month, parents and parents-to-be, visit our website for the most comprehensive and helpful information in Ireland, expert advice and friendly support. Why not visit today?
www.dutchbikeshop.ie - Practical bikes, child bike seats from 9 months til 10 yrs, snow sleds and more.
Only links that provide services or information to/for children or parents will be accepted.
We also require that all sites we list are either Irish owned or deliver to Irish customers.