Babycham began life in a cider brewery in Somerset run by brothers Arthur, Herbert, Ralph and Francis Showering. Francis began research into fermented fruit juices with the intent of improving cider, but found that perry made from pears worked far better.
Babycham was bottled in its trademark 'baby' bottles and was entered into competitions across the country, where it took first prize every time. It soon earned itself the nickname the "Baby Champ". From this, Babycham was created, and in doing so sparked a modern revival of perry.