May 232015

Boon Inc

Big Baby Shower – Day 23

When you look at magazines you may think that life with a newborn is all moonlight and roses (and of course your baby is totally adorable and gorgeous!) but there are sure to be some less glamorous things too. There is no way to avoid all the scrubbing of baby bottles and sterilising of dummies but you can make the process a lot more fun and stylish with Boon Inc.:

Boon Inc. Grass

Boon Inc. takes the boring out of everyday babycare with a contemporary range of baby feeding products that is sure to brighten your day, no matter how sleep deprived you are.

Boon Inc. GrassDitch your old-school, white wire rack and add a touch of colour to your kitchen bench with the Grass Countertop Drying Rack (RRP $29.95, 24 x 24cm). This fresh green patch of ‘grass’ holds your baby gear neatly upright so it can air dry and any excess water can drip down into the bottom tray. The rack is easy to clean and free from nasties like BPA, Phthalates and PVC so it’s both safe AND stylish!

Boon Inc. FlyYou don’t need green fingers to turn your patch of green into a mini garden, just plant Fly, Stem or Twig (RRP $6.95 each) for an instant transformation. These funky accessories for your Grass or Lawn drying racks offer extra drying space for little items like dummies, teats, handles and other small components of bottles and sippy cups while leaving plenty of room underneath for bigger things.

To find out more about Boon Inc. and to browse the range visit www.booninc.com.

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May 222015


Big Baby Shower – Day 22

One of the first toys we purchased for our twins was a Lamaze pram toy, a colourful little dangly friend that kept them entertained when out and about. We have added quite a few Lamaze toys to our collection since then and with every child we gained a few more. I am already thinking about which character to get our new baby when he/she arrives later this year!

Play & Gro

Lamaze Play & Grow toys (RRP $19.95 each) are fun, friendly soft toys that are made for little hands and inquisitive minds. They are suitable from birth onwards so they make a great baby shower gift.

Toots the ToucanPlay & Grow toys are full of bright colours, quirky sounds, interesting textures and shapes so young children can discover while they play. Rusty the Robot, Jacque the Peacock, Bella the Bunny, Mortimer the Moose… with almost 20 different designs to choose from there is a perfect Play & Grow buddy for everyone. I especially love the handy pram clip, no more dropped/lost toys and baby will always have his/her favourite friend within reach.

OctotunesThe award winning Lamaze Octotunes (0-24 months, RRP $29.95) has been around for a few years, the colours may have changed a little over time but the concept is still the same and it is still a big hit with little ones at different stages. Babies will love looking at the bright colours and patterns, exploring the different textures and feeling the knots, while older babies and toddlers can use Octotunes to practise their colours.

Of course the most popular feature of Octotunes are its eight musical tentacles. By squeezing the legs each tentacle produces a different note, encouraging children to use their hands, train their muscles and listen to the sounds. Believe it or not but you can actually ‘play’ popular nursery rhymes like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Mary had a little Lamb (find the right notes/colours in the manual) using Octotunes, how cool is that?

Lamaze Developmental Toys are available at Target, Big W, Toys R’Us, Baby Bunting and all good independent baby retailers across Australia.

To find out more about Lamaze and to browse the range visit www.lamazetoys.com.

For your chance to win a Lamaze Prize Pack (RRP $49.90, Octotunes and Play & Grow) enter our giveaway below:

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May 212015

Big Baby Shower – Day 21

We all want to give our baby the best start in life, in the big things but in the small things too. Through her online ecostore and a range of fantastic e-courses eco-mama Laura helps educate Aussie parents on what’s best for their families and the environment, one simple step at a time.


At Sustainababy you’ll find healthy, green and sustainable alternatives to your important baby needs, I am sure you will love all the brands and products Laura has sourced from around the globe.

Jack 'n Jill ToothpasteWhether you like it or not, at some point in time your baby’s first tooth will make an appearance and generally this involves quite a lot of tears and broken nights. Keeping that shiny white bud clean and healthy is easy with fruity fresh Jack ‘n Jill Natural Toothpaste (RRP $5.95), made right here in Australia. With yummy flavours like blackcurrant, banana and blueberry, xylitol to fight tooth decay and no sugar, colours, SLS and preservatives you can brush those little toothy pegs without worries.

VulliYou can also offer your teething baby some much needed distraction and relief for sore gums with these funky Vulli teething toys (from the makers of the famous Sophie the Giraffe toy). They are handmade in France from the finest natural rubber and finished with food quality paints so your baby can happily and safely chew away on Chan (Blue), Pie (Pink) or Gnon (Yellow). They’re the perfect size for little hands and suitable from birth onwards.

Baby BeehindsThis week the eco-spotlight is on cloth nappies, they are a reusable, eco-friendly, budget-friendly (and of course very cute!) alternative to disposable nappies and this week you can stock up with 15% off all Baby Beehinds cloth nappies. Whether you are just getting started or want to add to your cloth nappy stash, you’ll have a hard time resisting all this fluffy goodness! Simply enter the code ‘WEEKLYSPECIAL14′ at checkout, offer ends May 24 and excludes bulk nappy packs.

To find out more about Sustainababy, to browse the range and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.

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May 202015

WDYGT?Where Did You Get That?
What? 20% off storewide + free shipping for orders over $150
How? Enter the code ‘HIPHIP-PARTY’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2015
Where? www.wheredidyougetthat.com.au

Bink KidsBink Kids
What? EXTRA 20% off storewide (on top of the storewide sale!)
How? Enter the code ‘LittleOne’ at checkout
When? Until May 24, 2015
Where? www.binkkids.com.au

What? Up to 90% off Closing Down Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.scallyoop.com

PrintMilk & Love
What? Up to 20% off Mid Season Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.milkandlove.com.au

Paper EskimoSustainababy
What? 15% off Baby Beehinds (Excludes bulk nappy packs)
How? Enter the code ‘WEEKLYSPECIAL14′ at checkout
When? Until May 24, 2015
Where? www.sustainababy.com.au

Mikki and MeMikki and Me
What? Up to 70% off Massive Clearance Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.mikkiandme.com.au

May 202015


Big Baby Shower – Day 20

I don’t know about you but I love that newborn baby smell, that sweet, natural fragrance of a brand new bubba that simply cannot be captured in a bottle. More and more parents are becoming aware of the fact that artificial cleaners and chemical filled bubble baths, lotions and creams can damage your baby’s sensitive skin and even impact your baby’s breathing and sleeping. Luckily Avidiva has some fantastic gentle alternatives available that help you protect that natural goodness:

Ayana Organics Welcome Little One

Australian skincare brand Ayana Organics puts great care in selecting unprocessed, raw ingredients and essential oils from nature, to nurture and protect precious skin.

Ayana Organics Massage OilMany of their products are certified organic and the others contain high quantities of certified organic ingredients. All Ayana Organics products are 100% plant based, including the preservatives used, and certified cruelty free making them a safe and wonderful choice for your new arrival. The ‘Welcome Little One’ Pack (RRP $58.50) has been put together with love as a beautiful gift for newborn babies, it’s a perfect baby shower gift idea.

Ayana Organics Bottom CreamInside the handmade giftbox, made from recycled materials, you’ll find three great products for your new bub. The unscented, 100% organic Baby Massage Oil contains a blend of sweet almond oil, apricot oil and jojoba oil and will keep baby’s skin soft and supple. Enjoy the soothing and calming effect of lavender and calendula with the Baby Bottom Cream. Last but not least a soft bamboo washer is included for a gentle clean at bath time.

To find out more about Avidiva, to browse the range and to order online visit www.avidiva.com.au, shipping is free on Australian orders over $50.

For your chance to win an Ayana Organics ‘Welcome Little One’ pack (RRP $58.50) enter our giveaway below:

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May 192015

Mikki and Me

Big Baby Shower – Day 19

Sometimes I really wish I could win my own giveaways and this is definitely one of those days. I have been swooning over these stunning baby blankets ever since they were first released and thanks to Mikki & Me we can spoil one very lucky mama with one too:

Mikki Ripple

Designed right here in Australia by the talented girls from O.B.Designs the beautiful Ripple Blanket (RRP $89.95, 100 x 100 cm) has been featured in many magazines and nursery photos. If you’re looking for a statement piece for your baby room this is it!

Ripple Black WhiteWhether you have a boy, girl or little surprise on the way and whether you love bold brights or subtile pastels, with six great colour combinations to choose from there is a perfect blanket for every child. Made from a cotton, Azlon (Milk Fiber) and cashmere blend Ripple blankets are soft and luxurious to touch, making them ideal for sensitive baby skin. I can just picture a new bundle of joy wrapped up in one!

Ripple GalahUse the blanket in your cot, pram or car seat, snuggle up with it on the couch, you can even pop it on the ground as an instant play mat when visiting friends and family; it’s a gorgeous blanket with many uses. Packaged in a sweet gift box these hand crochet treasures are made to be gifted to someone special and they would make a wonderful keepsake to be treasured for years to come.

To find out more about Mikki & Me, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mikkiandme.com.au.

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May 182015

Tiptoe&Co logo

Big Baby Shower – Day 18

After four children I have come to accept that you can’t keep every little baby item, even if you know you may add to the family later on. Obviously I have kept my fair shares of sentimental pieces (possibly more than needed) but I have had to say goodbye to some bits too. One thing most parent (including myself) seem to hold on to for eternity is their baby’s first pair of shoes, I bet my parents still have my first shoes too! If you’re looking for a special pair for your new arrival look no further than Tiptoe & Co:


Tiptoe & Co stocks a fantastic selection of children’s footwear brands like Little Blue Lamb, Rileyroos, Freycoo, Umi and more, with sizes starting at a tiny AU 2.5 all the way up to AU 13.

AmalieOne of my favourite little girl shoes in store is this pretty flower sandal called Amalie (RRP $30.95, size 6m-18m). The neutral white colour is easy to mix and match with other colours and it would be the ideal finishing touch to a christening or wedding outfit. Made from soft cow leather these babies are comfortable to wear and the velcro closure make them easy to put on and take off.

Skeanie Pre-Walker Riding BootFor the boys (but perfectly suitable for girls too!) my top pick would have to be the classic leather Pre-Walker Riding Boot (RRP $38.95, size Small – Large) by Australian footwear label Skeanie. I love the timeless design and being an ankle boot it will keep the chill out during this colder season. Size medium and large feature rubber anti-slip patches on the sole to help keep baby safe as he/she takes those first wobbly steps.

PoppyMoving up from the soft soles there are plenty of lovely styles available with flexible rubber soles, a great choice for toddlers who have just started to walk. Little girls will love these sweet Poppy Mary-Janes (RRP $30.95, size 5-8) with their colourful flower detail and they can practise putting their own shoes on with the simple velcro strap. Add to that the funky squeakers (which are removable for your own sanity) and you can see why these shoes are such a hit.

To find out more about Tiptoe & Co, to browse the range and to order online visit www.tiptoeandco.com.au.

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