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Jeynes Journeys: Jetlag, Jordan and Japan

April 4, 2014
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Our distributors in Japan - LyonLyon

That’s a lot of J’s. And a lot of topics for one post! I’ve just completed a quick trip to the other side of the world – and it really did feel like the other side of the world which actually I luckily love about travel. In fact I prefer it. No point flying...

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Jeynes Journeys: London, Paris and New York (and 6 countries) in 12 weeks!

March 12, 2014
By
great layout!

It’s been a while since I’ve written for the blog and that’s more to do with lack of time than topics to share! The last few months have been incredibly busy as the growth of JoJo globally continues at a pace. The first few months of the new year are always busy for us...

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JoJo Bristol on the move!

February 28, 2014
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jojo maman bebe bristol

Last Friday turned out to be a very busy day for the JoJo team, with our new and improved Northcote Road store re-opening its doors to our lovely Battersea customers at lunchtime, and our new Bristol store hot on its heels, opening that very same afternoon! Our Bristol store moved from Clifton Downs Road...

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JoJo Opens in Bournemouth!

December 6, 2013
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jojo maman bebe bournemouth

Here at JoJo, we’ve been busy getting the latest store up and running, just in time for Christmas. Our Westbourne store in Bournemouth is our 58th store – another welcome addition to the JoJo Maman Bébé family. Our Bournemouth store is our 9th to open in the South West of England, and we love this...

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National Christmas Jumper Day

November 22, 2013
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cheeky christmas jumpers

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some but next month, it will mark an altogether more cheerful occasion. National Christmas Jumper Day is a mere three weeks away, and here at JoJo, we’re busy picking out our favourite festive knits. And with Christmas jumpers set to be more popular than the notorious onesie this...

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Gorgeous Gifts for Christmas

November 8, 2013
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Stockings and sacks

With Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, it’s time to look forward to one of our favourite times of the year – Christmas! With so many fabulous gift ideas around, it might be difficult knowing what to choose for the little ones. That’s why we’ve put together our fantastic Christmas Gift Guide to help...

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A Haunted Halloween Here At JoJo House

November 1, 2013
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Pumpkins

Whilst we at JoJo know that Halloween is an American import and not traditionally British, being a creative lot we just love any and every opportunity to get stuck into the festivities. With Halloween upon us, the team donned their creepiest costumes for a day of ghoulishly good fun. We kicked off with petrifying...

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Children’s Christmas Jumpers – Got Yours?

October 25, 2013
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jojo maman bebe christmas jumpers

Christmas might seem like a long way off, but we’ve just launched our Christmas catalogue to help you get prepared for the festive season. You’ll find beautiful gifts and clothes for little ones and mums-to-be which will ensure they look the part on the day, but no Christmas would be complete without a Christmas...

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Amazing Book Facts (and vote for your favourite book)

October 16, 2013
By
eric carle

To mark this year’s Children’s Book Week, Booktrust are asking avid readers across the country to vote for their favourite children’s book. A shortlist of 100 books has been chosen, split into five age groups, so get voting for your favourite story (voting upon until 15 November 2013). Click here to vote. In the...

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Behind the scenes of a JoJo shoot

September 20, 2013
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Behind the scenes of a JoJo shoot

A couple of weeks ago we finished shooting for our Spring Summer 2014 catalogue! Where does the time go?! We’re going to be putting up our Christmas trees before we know it! Myself and the rest of Team JoJo headed down to beautiful Mullion, Cornwall for 2 solid weeks of shooting. I must admit...

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Living Like It’s 1986

September 11, 2013
By
blair mcmillan

For many of us, we can (just about) remember life before a world of mobiles, internet and iPods. We often look back and think, “How did we used to cope?” But for one Canadian family, they are doing just that – doing away with modern technology and living like it’s the year 1986. For...

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Flying Nannies: The Real Life Mary Poppins?

September 6, 2013
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flying nannies

With the new school year having just started, many of you will have recently returned from a summer holiday abroad. But, despite the excitement of arriving at a sunny destination for a week or two of fun and relaxation, most parents will agree that travelling with babies and children can be quite challenging, particularly...

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Cake Decorating in Cardiff

September 3, 2013
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Ifan - winner

There was plenty of fun and games in our Cardiff store recently, when the JoJo team held an in-store cake decorating competition. Lots of little customers were keen to get involved, creating yummy cupcakes that looked almost too good to eat! We had a grand total of 24 fabulous entries, but congratulations go to...

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Bank Holiday Family Fun

August 23, 2013
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tea party

August is National Family Fun Month, and with the new school term just around the corner, what better time than now to enjoy the long sunny days with the little ones? JoJo has lots of products to help you make the most of the last few weeks of summer, hopefully offering a little inspiration!...

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Ella’s Kitchen Teeny Weeny Fruit Muffins Recipe

August 19, 2013
By
ellas kitchen

These tiny fruit muffins are delicious – the fruit puree makes them really moist. They’re so easy to make and only need 20 minutes in the oven, so they’re a perfect afternoon baking activity for you and your little ones. Get them stuck in with the egg-cracking, stirring and sprinkling – so much messy...

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Our Day with One Direction*

August 13, 2013
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larkinthepark

This week we attended a local event “Lark in the Park” in West Bridgford. It was a chance for us to get the JoJo Maman Bébé name out there, with lots of young Nottingham families invited. We’d been planning it for a few weeks with Victoria Doris from our London office and we were...

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Looking Good After Pregnancy

August 8, 2013
By
secret support

Although you might be keen to get back to your pre-baby shape after nine months of pregnancy, you might also be at a loss as to where to start! Feeling less than confident about your post-baby body is perfectly normal, particularly if your body hasn’t been blessed with the ability to snap back into...

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Ella’s Kitchen Bubble & Squeak Recipe

August 5, 2013
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ellas kitchen

If you’re a fan of Ella’s Kitchen and fancy giving their recipes a go yourself, we’ve got their fantastic Bubble & Squeak recipe that is quick, easy and puts all those Sunday roast left overs to good use. Perfect for sneaking plenty of green vegetables onto a fussy eater’s plate! You can find this,...

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The Annual JoJo Summer Party!

July 11, 2013
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3rd Prize - the amazing creation of Gavin, Mags and Katie!

An encounter with a badger is not the usual start to a Wednesday morning at the JoJo office. Not wishing to mislead you, I must admit that it was not the stripy, short-legged mammal of Wind in the Willows fame which greeted us on Wednesday, but a bus driver who proudly announced his name...

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JoJo Press Day

May 31, 2013
By
laura tenison

Last week we held our press day for our Autumn Winter Collection. All in all it was a great success! Lots of lovely journalists came to view our new collection and seemed very excited by what they saw. The lovely Sarah Cawood also paid us a visit with her beautiful baby boy, Hunter. We’re...

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JoJo Opens in Balham!

May 16, 2013
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balham jojo

The JoJo team have been very busy getting the latest store up and running. We’re so excited to open the doors to our 55th store – in Balham – another welcome addition to the JoJo Maman Bébé family. Our lovely Balham store is our 13th in London – perhaps an unlucky number for some...

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It’s a Dog’s Life – at JoJo

April 29, 2013
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Truffle and Ruby

You see the problem is I really liked being the ONE and ONLY office dog. I’m not complaining, but it’s a hard job, and on the whole I’d say I’m pretty good at it, so why the change? Of course I’ve been doing the job for a while, well my whole working life really;...

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The JoJo Store Winner is…

April 25, 2013
By
marketharborough1

As you may know, the JoJo directors took part in a dash around the country to visit all our stores as part of our 20th birthday celebrations last week. The JoJo store teams were encouraged to go all out and really embrace the special occasion – and they didn’t disappoint. After much consideration –...

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Spring is coming: Why We’re glad to see the back of winter

April 11, 2013
By
jojo house

Here at JoJo Maman Bébé, we launched our spring/summer collection with high hopes of glorious sunshine and plans to dust off the barbeque, ready for the promise of hot, long days spent relaxing in the back garden. Perhaps we were a little too optimistic – the cold snap seemed to be never-ending – but...

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JoJo Opens in Guernsey!

April 3, 2013
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jojo guernsey

We’ve been very busy here at JoJo Maman Bébé recently, and we’re pleased to announce that our Guernsey store is now open. Our latest addition, located in the capital – St Peter Port – is our 54th store, and our second outside of the UK. We absolutely love the location of our Guernsey store...

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Harrogate named happiest place to live in the UK: Did your town make it into the top 10?

March 27, 2013
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montpellier harrogate

Research carried out by property website Rightmove as shown that the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate is the happiest place to live in the UK. The ‘happy at home’ index measured inhabitants’ satisfaction of their area, based on factors like safety, neighbourliness and amenities. Although Harrogate didn’t rank highest on one particular aspect, its...

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JoJo Opens in Norwich!

March 26, 2013
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JoJo Norwich

We are delighted to announce that JoJo Maman Bébé officially opened its doors to the people of Norwich today! We’re so excited about our 53rd store, and with it being JoJo’s 20th birthday in a few weeks, it is all the more special.   You’ll find everything you need to take you from pregnancy...

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Behind the Scenes at a JoJo Catalogue Shoot – in Pictures

March 13, 2013
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Behind the Scenes at a JoJo Catalogue Shoot – in Pictures

We may have just arrived back from shooting most of our AW13 catalogue, but there was some more work to do back in London! Our lovely model babies came to the set at the JoJo offices to pose for more photos, and after a freezing two weeks of outdoor shooting in Dorset, we can...

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Parenting Traditions from Around the World

March 11, 2013
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Sweden babies outside

The BBC recently reported about Swedish practises when it comes to putting babies down for a nap. Apparently, it’s common to see prams containing snuggly, sleeping babies lined up outside cafes in temperatures of up to -10°C, while their mums are inside having a coffee. This is so popular that even most day care...

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Barmy Baby Products

March 5, 2013
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Aston Martin pram

We heard last week that Aston Martin has teamed up with pram maker Silver Cross to unveil the new luxury version of the popular Surf Travel System. With its alloy wheels, Italian suede seat and the same leather used in the legendary cars, the £2,000 price tag probably isn’t that surprising. Actually you could...

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JoJo Shoots the AW13 Catalogue!

March 1, 2013
By
GR1_22107

I and the rest of the JoJo shoot team have just returned from 2 weeks in Dorset, having shot the majority of our AW13 kids’ collection and our whole maternity collection. Despite the snow, rain, wind, freeeezing cold and blinding sun we managed to get all the shots we need and we all had...

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Healthy Eating: Getting It Right from the Start?

February 28, 2013
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children healthy eating

Some children are being sent to school with just cold chips or a packet of biscuits for lunch, a survey published this week has revealed. The Children’s Food Trust, which carried out the poll, revealed some unsettling insights into children’s diets. The results showed that not only are many children provided with unhealthy foods,...

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Back To Work or, Learning Not to Keep Pressing Snooze

February 19, 2013
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Snooze

Rewind 6 years and work day mornings consisted of hitting the snooze button several times followed by a total panic getting showered, dressed and a blatant disregard for any sort of sensible breakfast. Four years ago and mornings were spent in a haze of breastfeeding, playgroups and coffee mornings. These days my weekday mornings...

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I’ll have a side of charcoal please: Strange pregnancy cravings and why they might not actually be that strange

February 14, 2013
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pregnant_cravings

Unsurprisingly, here at the JoJo Maman Bébé office, we always have babies on the brain. With not one, but two JoJo babies born last month, and the imminent arrival of the royal baby, the baby-o-meter has gone into overdrive. Talking of the royal baby, The Duchess of Cambridge has apparently been experiencing some unusual...

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Getting Crafty with Red Ted Art

February 7, 2013
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red ted art book

It is wonderful to be guest writing today for JoJo Maman Bebe! I am Maggy, mum of two – a boy (5) and girl (3) and I write a craft blog, Red Ted Art. I remember having my first child Red Ted almost 5 years ago (yes, the big 5th Superhero Birthday party is...

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JoJo goes to Brittany

December 11, 2012
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JoJo goes to Brittany

As Christmas is approaching so is the deadline for our new season catalogue!  As some of you may know we were looking for little models to join us on our trip to Brittany for our Spring Summer 2013 catalogue shoot. We recruited some lovely little models and they’re even lovelier Mum’s, and in some...

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Press pass time rolls around again…

July 20, 2012
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Our graphic designer Lee checking the colours on the print

While the British summer seems to still be eluding us, we’ve been hard at work here at JoJo Maman Bébé and have just finished putting together our Autumn Winter catalogue. We really love it and hope you’re looking forward to seeing the new range! The final stage in the long process of designing a...

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Tech Savvy Toddlers

May 30, 2012
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Some of our little models taking a break

When I was a little girl I played outside in my Wendy house, on my swings or my preferred play time activity, making mud-pies! I have never in my life been able to use any kind of game console or in fact any game that requires hand-eye coordination. My brother loved to let me...

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Meet Becothings…

May 18, 2012
By
The Becopotty

As most parents soon find out, with a new baby comes a lot of kit and a great deal of it is plastic or melamine. How much of this ends up in landfill is a worrying thought when you consider it’s the next generation that is going to have to deal with it all....

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Dilpa’s Story

May 2, 2012
By
amba

When I found out Amba was going to be born earlier than expected, my heart just shattered. I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know how I’d cope. At 29 weeks and weighing 2 pound 5 ounces it was hard for us to believe what happened over the last few hours and I...

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That’s a wrap… For now!

March 21, 2012
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We have just returned from Whitstable after shooting for our AW12 catalogue. We had a wonderful time, the kids were fantastic, as were the parents… and the fish and chips weren’t bad either! The weather even held out for us! All in all a great success. We are so excited for you to see...

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A trip to the seaside

March 14, 2012
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The JoJo Camper Van

Here at JoJo it is company policy not to recruit our child models through agencies, we prefer to use our customers and employees little ones. So when we decided on Whitstable for the AW12 catalogue shoot the next challenge was to recruit our little models. Myself and Tom, our photographer, packed up his camper...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS : Russian Rules!

March 7, 2012
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As I sit here waiting to take off, it’s actually with a certain amount of trepidation. I’m flying to Moscow to meet with a company we are trialling distribution rights with to grow JoJo in Russia. Not something we’ve done before but given the cultural and language barriers involved we are keen to find...

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JoJo in Paris

March 6, 2012
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JoJo in Paris

In the design department at JoJo we work about 1 year in advance and over the past couple of months I have been busy designing the core ranges for next summer such as all our Breton & twill basics and with that finished I am now ready to start on the really fun ranges...

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Join the search for the Black Squirrel

February 13, 2012
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They do exist!

I am not usually home in time to see the One Show but recently caught an episode where they were talking about the black squirrel. Not being sure whether this was a very early April fool or some other practical joke, I decided to google and find out whether these creatures really did exist....

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Dilpa’s Story….

February 6, 2012
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Dilpa’s Story….

One morning, Dilpa who is one of our lovely web team didn’t turn up for work … we soon found out why. Read on to hear her remarkable birth story. We in the Battersea design and marketing office can’t wait to meet little baby Amba once she is back home …. December 2011 –...

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Children Say The Funniest Things

January 24, 2012
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Hehe!

The festive season is well and truly over. It always amazes me how quickly it goes by, January arrives and before we know it we are all firmly back into our usual routines. Secretly I am always quite pleased about this, I am not a huge fan of Christmas as everyone who knows me...

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