Nov 152017

Keap Nursing Wear
What? Storewide Closing Down Sale
How? Prices as marked (+ FREE postage if you buy 3 items or more)
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.keapnursingwear.com.au

education-stationEducation Station
What? Up to 20% off storewide (Minimum spend $20)
How? Prices as marked
When? Until November 19, 2017
Where? www.educationstation.com.au

Little Red Chick
What? 25% off Bobbi Sunshine swimwear
How? Enter the code ‘BOBBI’ at checkout
When? Until November 17, 2017
Where? www.littleredchick.com.au

Gumnut Toys
What? 15% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘Thankyou17’ at checkout
When? Until November 19, 2017
Where? www.gumnuttoys.com.au

Me & My TrendMe & My Trend
What? Extra 30% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘TAKE30’ at checkout
When? Until November 15, 2017
Where? www.meandmytrend.com

Silver Cross
What? Buy a Silver Cross Heritage Dolls Pram and receive a FREE Dolls Pram Bedding Set and Chrome Shopping Tray
How? Add all items to your cart and enter the code ‘Heritage17’
When? Until November 20, 2017
Where? www.silvercross.com.au

Nov 132017

With a baby brother who is rapidly growing out of his bassinet we were getting quite desperate for miss Hattie to complete her cot-to-bed transition. I admit it has been a slow process with quite a few hiccups along the way but eventually we got there! She has now totally settled into the new sleeping quarters and is enjoying the freedom it comes with, hopping in and out of bed multiple times a night. Of course this means sleeping bags are no longer an option, but thankfully ergoPouch has come up with a solution:

Is it a sleeping bag? Is it a sleep suit? Well, it’s both! The convertible ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag (RRP $74.95, 2 months – 6 years) combines everything you love about a cosy sleeping bag with the benefits of a more grown-up suit with legs. All it takes is two zips and you can change between suit or bag as often you please and as your child’s needs or sleeping arrangements change, now that’s great value for money.

Perfect for that tricky in between weather the short-sleeve ergoPouch Spring/Autumn Sleep Suit Bag (1.0 TOG) will keep baby comfortable and at the right temperature without being bulky and restrictive. Made with the sensitive skin of little ones in mind the soft organic cotton and bamboo blend is gentle and allergy friendly, reducing the risk of skin irritation, eczema flare-ups and long nights of itching and scratching.

The award-winning Sleep Suit Bag offers plenty of wiggle room and a teeny touch of stretchy elastane allows your child to move hips and legs around freely. Whether your child sleeps in cot, car or carrier, rides in a stroller or even likes to stroll on his/her own wobbly little legs, the innovative 2-in-1 design can be used anywhere without compromising on safety (the suit mode allows for seatbelt and harnesses). Fitted with special no-slip grip pads the suit will help new walkers stay on their feet.

I really love the handy room thermometer that comes with the Sleep Suit Bag, completely free. Not only does it show you the temperature in your baby’s room, the dressing guide also tells you which TOG rating to wear at different room temperatures and what type of clothing to put underneath your sleeping bag or suit. It’s just the helpful guide a caring parent needs to reassure them they are doing the right thing for their precious little one.

In line with the SIDS guidelines ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bags provide the warmth and comfort babies require for a restful sleep without the need for (potentially dangerous) loose bedding. Not sure which product/TOG rating to choose? Use the quick ergoPouch Finder to find the best match for your child and his/her sleeping environment, easy as pie.

Hip tip: Sign up for the FREE ergoPouch newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and exciting arrivals and receive 10% discount on your first order.

To find out more ergoPouch, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ergopouch.com.au.

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Nov 092017


Confession time: Call me a mean mum but sometimes I purposely choose a different route through the shopping centre so that my girls don’t get to pass our local Smiggle store. They are madly in love with everything Smiggle and can easily spend an hour admiring all the treasures in this fabulous shop, especially since the release of the gorgeous Smile with Smiggle collection. This wonderful range of fun, trendy and budget-friendly hair accessories, rings, bracelets, necklaces and more is every girl’s dream and there is so much to choose from!

As if these treasures are not already affordable enough, right now when you buy two, you get the third FREE on all ‘Smile with Smiggle’ jewellery. What a fantastic opportunity to stock up on stocking fillers without breaking your tight Christmas budget! Hurry, this great offer is valid for a limited time only. 

If your little lady is as crazy about unicorns as my girls are you are going to love this amazing prize pack the Smiggle team put together for one lucky Hip Little One reader:

There is no doubt about it, this magical Smile Unicorn Headband (RRP $14.95) is going to be a top seller this festive season. With unicorns being so incredibly popular right now this pretty number will be taking up no.1 spot on many wish lists, I know my girls would love it! Featuring silver sparkles and beautiful pink flowers this headband allows every little girl to turn into a real unicorn in the blink of an eye.

Trodding along the unicorn trail we come across this cute Smile Fabulous Earrings 3-pack (RRP $9.95, ages 6+), after all who can resist a sparkly unicorn! Made from hypo-allergenic materials and completely nickel-free, just like the rest of the Smile with Smiggle range, these sweet earrings are perfect for girls of all ages. There are loads of different earring designs to choose from and with 3 styles per set you can swap your earrings as often as you like.

Of course not every girl likes pink or purple, which is why Smiggle accessories come in a rainbow of colours. The Smile Dee Unicorn Necklace (RRP $12.95, ages 6+) is available in a mystical blue shade and comes with an adjustable ball-chain so you can create the perfect fit for you. Cupcakes, rainbows, owls, butterflies, cats… picking a favourite necklace from the range is not an easy task so I am glad I have four darling daughters to buy for.

When it comes to party bags and Christmas stockings I can highly recommend the Smiggle ring sets, with six different rings per pack they are excellent value for money and (if desired) you can easily split the sets up and treat multiple girls to a ring or two. The Smile Livvy Rings 6-pack (RRP $12.95, ages 6+) features flowers, love hearts, stars and jewels and the rings are slightly adjustable in size so you can’t go wrong there.

Last but not least, loyal Hip Little One readers will know by now how much I love charm bracelets and there is no shortage of delightful charms at Smiggle. The Smiggle charm bracelets are so well priced yet look a million dollars, they will be my go-to gift for upcoming birthdays. Sticking with the unicorn theme the Smile Daydream Bracelet (RRP $9.95, ages 6+) is an excellent match, I think we’ll have one very happy giveaway winner when she sees this!

To find out more about Smiggle, to locate a Smiggle store near you or to order online visit www.smiggle.com.au.

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Nov 082017

Miky BMikyB
What? 30% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘SUMMER30 ‘ at checkout
When? Until November 11, 2017
Where? www.mikyb.com.au

Kiddies Food Kutter
What? Bye one 4-pack, get one FREE
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.kiddiesfoodkutter.com.au

The Toy BugThe Toy Bug
What? 40-50% off Storewide Closing Down Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until November 21, 2017 or until sold out
Where? www.thetoybug.com.au

bobble-artBobble Art
What? 20% or more off selected Christmas gift ideas
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.bobbleart.com.au

Incy InteriorsIncy Interiors
What? 20% off storewide Birthday Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until November 12, 2017
Where? www.incyinteriors.com.au

Cheeky Little SolesCheeky Little Soles
What? Free delivery on all Cheeky Little Cowboy Boots
How? Enter the code ‘giddy’ at checkout
When? Until November 13, 2017
Where? www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au

Nov 062017

Pan Macmillan Australia

Remember how I raved about the fabulous Busy Books series from Campbell Books a few weeks ago? We absolutely love these sturdy board books that are full of clever surprises and made for small hands. With Christmas just 7 weeks away Pan Macmillan has just released this special edition, introducing young readers to the Christmas story the ‘busy book’ way:

Busy Nativity (RRP $6.99) is a chunky, colourful interactive board book that tells the story of Mary, Joseph and of course the most important of all, precious baby Jesus. Children can follow the couple on their way to Bethlehem where they finally end up in a stable to welcome the blessed child who would save the world. By pushing, pulling and sliding they will send the donkey on his path, meet friendly animals, rock baby Jesus in his bed of straw and discover the gifts of the three wise men. What a wonderful way to explain the true meaning of Christmas to the youngest in the family!

Whether you pop this gorgeous budget-friendly read in a Christmas stocking, place it under the tree or make it part of your ’25 books until Christmas’ Advent stash, it is bound to be a big hit with your little reader(s).

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to discover all the different ‘Busy Books’ and to order your favourite titles online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

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Nov 052017


If you’re a big fan of Christmas like I am you can’t get into the spirit early enough, time to get out the decorations and put on the Christmas carols! Our kids love listening to The Wiggles during the festive season so we can’t wait to add this brand new Christmas album to our collection:

There is no shortage of Christmas cheer with over 60 minutes of songs and carols on The Wiggles: Wgiggly, Wiggly Christmas!. From old classics and family favourites to brand new tunes and even a beautiful duet with Greg Wiggle, The Wiggles sure know how to celebrate this special time of year.

Whether you can never resist a lovely rendition of Away in a Manger or enjoy a good Christmas Carol medley, or want to swing those hips and tap your toes to Let’s Clap Hands for Santa Claus or Here Come The Reindeer, The Wiggles, together with their friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur and Wags the Dog, have everyone covered this Christmas. Do you want to sing along with The Wiggles on the go? There is a The Wiggles: Wgiggly, Wiggly Christmas! CD too, perfect for in the car or to play in your little one’s bedroom.

The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas!’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) and CD (RRP $12.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABC for Kids get social with ABC for Kids for Parents on Facebook and to order your copy of ‘The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas!’ visit the ABC Shop online.

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Nov 022017

Now that November has arrived and term 4 is in full swing it’s time for Santa’s helpers to get started on the Christmas shopping. As a mum of six I have to shop smart, so I make sure to pick gifts that will last longer than one week and often presents they can enjoy together. Books and games are hot favourites in our house; from the youngest to the oldest,  everyone loves a good family game! If your games cupboard could use a boost before the holiday season you will love this awesome Christmas Prize Pack, kindly donated by our wonderful friends at Talkin’ Toys:

It’s all about saving the flock and stopping the sneaky fox in this fun game for young players. Bring out the giggles: there’s underwear involved! That greedy fox could lose his trousers at any moment and when he loses his pants, it’s time to rescue as many chickens as you can! Collect them quickly and fill up your chicken coop, the first player to collect five chickens is the rightful winner of Catch the Fox (RRP $39.95, ages 4+) .

Game of Things (RRP $39.95, ages 14+) is the ultimate “Who-said-what” game with attitude that presents players with questions such as “THINGS… you wouldn’t do for a million dollars”, “THINGS…you wish grew on trees” or “THINGS… your parents forgot to tell you”. Simply pick a topic, have all players write a response, then read them out loud and guess who said what. There are no right answers and no wrong answers, just a whole lot of laughs!

It’s the toy challenge you either love or hate: the famous cube by Rubik’s (RRP $29.95) has been entertaining and frustrating players since 1980, have you managed to solve this classic 3-dimensional puzzle yet? If you play it right each twist and turn will help you group the coloured squares together, but be warned, it’s harder than you think. This compact puzzle is a great boredom buster for holiday trips!

Regular Hip Little One readers will remember that I raved about Pop the Pig (RRP $$39.95, ages 4-7) a little while ago, our kids absolutely love this game! Each turn a roll of the dice determines which colour hamburger the hungry chef should eat, the players pop a coloured hamburger into the pig’s mouth then pump his head. The more they pump, the more his belly grows until . . . pop! Kids love the suspense as they watch his belly grow; the player who makes his belly burst loses the game.

To find out more about Talkin’ Toys and to discover a whole heap of other cool toys and games for Christmas visit www.talkintoys.com.au.

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