Apr 112014


One of the things I love most about Summer is that my washing pile is a lot smaller in the warmer months than in the chilly Autumn/Winter season. In Summer the kids put on just a simple top and shorts or dress and they often eat their dinner wearing nothing but their undies so there are no dirty clothes to wash. In Winter they wear a few layers of clothes and somehow they all (but especially the baby!) manage to get food on everything. With four kids that equals a lot of laundry!

Pop-In Coverall Bib

The brand new Pop-In Coverall Bib by Close is designed to help reduce mess, prevent your child’s clothing getting ruined by nasty food stains, dirty paint messes or sticky craft glue and (very important) make mum’s life easier with less cleaning up and less washing. Created by the makers of the Close Pop-In nappy and brought to you by the wonderful team at OZ Baby Trends you can trust you are buying a quality item that is durable, practical and works a treat.

Coverall Bibs

The generous long sleeve design provides excellent coverage for little mess makers, covering their complete chest, lap, shoulders, sleeves and even part of their back. Clothes stay clean and dry thanks to the waterproof fabric, simply wipe clean afterwards and your bib is good as new. It will be one very clever cookie who is able to get any mess past this awesome bib! Handy tip: Keep a Pop-In Coverall in your nappy bag for those unplanned snacks or meals when out and about, that way your baby’s good ‘going out’ clothes are well protected.

The Pop-In Coverall Bib (RRP $24.95) is available in four stylish prints and two sizes: ‘Stage 3′ to fit children aged 6-18 months and ‘Stage 4′ to fit children aged 18-36 months.

To find out more about OZ Baby Trends, to browse the Close Ltd range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.ozbabytrends.com.au.

Apr 102014

With our Europe holiday slowly coming closer the kids are becoming more and more interested in planes. This will be the first time the older three really understand the concept of flying and they can’t get enough of hearing all about it. I’m very glad they are too small to read the newspapers and worry about missing planes, instead we are keeping things upbeat with the latest Disney DVD release Planes:

Planes Blu-rayLet the makers of the roaring Disney hits Cars and Cars 2 take you on a sky high adventure with Planes. He may be built for farm work but Dusty the Crop Duster is dreaming of racing up high with the ‘real’ planes and taking part in the ‘Wings around the Globe’ competition. Unfortunately not everyone believes he is up to the task, add to that the small issue of his fear of heights and you can see why it won’t be easy to make his dream come true.

It takes a lot of practice, the support of his loyal farm friends and the expert advise of former war plane Skipper but to everyone’s surprise Dusty the Crop Hopper qualifies for the race. Now it is up to him to prove himself over the course of the race while flying from country to country. What a great way to learn about some of the world’s most famous monuments!


Along the way Dusty meets friendly competitors, jealous co-flyers and even some very attractive aircraft and as the race continues he slowly overcomes his fear of heights. He quickly wins the hearts of all participants thanks to his kind and helpful nature, it looks like he really is in with a chance to win this thing. Will Dusty’s big dream come to an end when he crashes and seems beyond repair?

Planes is available on DVD ($29.95) and Blu-ray ($39.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about Disney, to discover the latest releases and to order your favourite titles online visit www.disney.com.au.

To celebrate the April 9th Blu-ray and DVD release of Planes we are giving away 3 copies of Planes on Blu-ray. What are you waiting for? Put on your seat belt and get ready for take off by entering our giveaway below:

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Apr 092014

Yogee ToysYogee Toys
What? 15% off LEGO
How? Prices as marked
When? Until April 13, 2014
Where? www.yogee.com.au

What? Save 30% on the Micador Mini Bundle Deal
How? Enter the code ‘MINI’ at checkout
When? Until April 9, 2014
Where? www.micador.com.au

What? Free shipping on all Ladies Knitwear
How? Enter the code ‘AUTUMN’ at checkout
When? Until April 11, 2014
Where? www.deshabille.com.au

Little Red Fox2Little Red Fox
What? 30% off new arrivals (Full priced items only)
How? Enter the code ‘TAKE30′ at checkout
When? Until April 13, 2014
Where? www.littleredfox.com.au

What? 20% off the complete Arts & Crafts category
How? Enter the code ‘SScraft20′ at checkout
When? Until April 10, 2014
Where? www.scallyoop.com

Ned and Pippa'sNed and Pippa’s
What? Extra 10% off sale items from Hide & Seek, Haveli, Sudo, Hootkid, Fabrik & Baobab
How? Enter the code ‘SUMMER’ at checkout
When? Until April 9, 2014
Where? www.nedandpippas.com.au

Apr 082014

Milk and Love

Last month I tipped you about the awesome Milk & Love sale and I was glad to hear that some of you scooped up some of fabulous bargains. Stock sold out in a flash which was exactly what owner Corryn needed while waiting for the new Autumn and Winter styles to arrive. New season fashion has just made it into store and let me tell you, if you are expecting (or breastfeeding) this Winter you are a lucky woman as the collection is absolutely stunning:

Milk & Love Knits

Luxurious natural fabrics, on-trend designs, flattering fits and high quality materials, Milk & Love has got you covered in style this chilly season. While it may sometimes feel as if your pregnancy goes on and on the reality is that those 9 months fly by and your body changes very quickly. Make sure you invest in pieces that accommodate for all those changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding like these beautiful winter knits that will carry you through with ease.

Bonita Breastfeeding TopTake for example the classy Eclipse Bonita Top ($72.95, size XS-XL), a stylish, timeless design with under bust gathering and tie back detail that accentuates your precious baby bump beautifully. The silky smooth bamboo fabric is gentle on your skin (and the environment), naturally breathable, hypoallergenic and antibacterial. To make sure this pretty top will last you all the way the front panel is slightly longer so it will cover your growing belly nicely. Nursing access is available via the crossover neckline.

Britney Bubble TopBoth pregnant and nursing mamas will love the flowing layers of the Britney Bubble Top ($75.95, size XS-L), it’s a very soft and feminine design that looks amazing during pregnancy but also does a great job hiding those little lumps and bumps after you’ve had your baby. The easy (yet discrete) nursing access make this top a hot favourite for breastfeeding mamas. Choose from three great colours and dress it up or down as you please, a very versatile wardrobe staple.

Slouchy Dolman KnitThis Slouchy Dolman Maternity Breastfeeding Knit ($85.95, size XS-L) is my personal favourite, such a luxurious, warm and inviting style that oozes Autumn comfort. The 2-piece design consists of a beautiful combed cotton knit outer that is soft and lightweight (perfect for pregnant mamas who get hot easily) and a matching cotton singlet with convenient nursing access. The asymmetric design is so eye catching and very chic.

Slouchy Dolman Knit Gun Metal Grey

During the month of April there is a lovely competition happening on the Milk & Love Facebook page. By sharing a picture of yourself wearing your new Milk & Love purchase (purchased in March or April) you are in with a chance to win back the purchase price of the clothing in your picture. Get snapping!

To find out more about Milk & love, to browse the new arrivals and to order online visit www.milkandlove.com.au.

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Apr 072014

My Natural

As I am someone who shares most big (and little) baby milestones with pride you may have been wondering why I haven’t done any teething updates these past few months. Well, it’s because we haven’t seen any new teeth for quite a while! We’re currently stuck at seven which is a bit unsettling for a balance freak like me but it doesn’t seem to bother Sybbie at all.

Pony Eco Teether

My Natural Eco Teethers ($16.99)

Even though (as far as we can see) there are no new teeth on the horizon there is plenty of chewing happening so I am thinking of grabbing her one of these gorgeous new My Natural Eco Teethers from Avidiva. Teething or not, they sure make a very sweet baby toy! Created from an innovative blend of corn, potato and sugar starch products these colourful animal teethers are extremely baby and eco friendly.

My Natural Eco Teethers

There is no need to worry about nasty BPA, Phthalates, PVC or latex, the plant based ingredients of the My Natural Eco Teethers are safe for your little bundle to bite, chew, chomp and munch on. The bright colour, interesting shape and texture and easy-to-grab design make the design attractive to young children, there are three different styles to choose from. Priced at a very affordable $16.99 each these lovely teething toys are a great baby gift idea, the only question is which one to choose?

To find out more about Avidiva, to take a closer look at the My Natural Eco Teethers and to order online visit www.avidiva.com.au.

Apr 062014

As regular readers will know by now we are big fans of hip Australian label Baobab, between my four children we have quite a nice collection of Baobab gear already and I can’t help but add to it every season. We love the super soft and safe organic fabrics and we can’t get enough of the awesome cuts and cool looks created by designer Belinda. The brand new Baboab Autumn/Winter range has just hit stores across Australia and boy it’s a winner, these are some of the styles to look out for:

Baobab Denim Shift Dress

This divine Baobab Chambray Shift Dress ($48.95, size 2-10) would have to be my top pick for the season. The classic blue denim is extremely easy to mix and match with any colour in your wardrobe and the comfortable, loose fit is perfect for busy little bees like my girls. If your daughter is always collecting treasures she will no doubt love the big pockets and how stylish is the plaited belt? Team it up with leggings and ballet flats or sneakers for that in between weather and wear it with tights and boots for a warm winter look.

Baobab Lovebirds TeeAnother girls favourite is the Baobab Lovebirds Top ($41.95, size 2-10), I knew our little miss 5 would adore the pretty flared sleeves and it looks very sweet on her. The girls range of tunics, tops, dresses and pants are designed to be worn together but you can easily pair them up with garments you already have too as they’re very versatile. From experience the sizing is nice and generous, so it is comfortable to wear and you gets lots of wear out of your clothes.

Olivia Baobab Lovebirds Tee

Baobab Teal HoodieFor the boys there is plenty of spunky gear to choose from too, I put my money on the Teal Hoodie and Track Pants as a comfy winter favourite (or maybe the black/grey combination, I can’t choose). It’s the perfect outfit for when you come out of school or for a chilly weekend day: soft, cosy and comfortable with plenty of room to run, play, jump, climb, lounge and relax in, just what kids like doing most.

Unisex Pale Washed Harem JeanFor the past couple of seasons Baobab has released a funky unisex jean and we’ve bought (and enjoyed) it every time, the jeans have gone from our son to his twin sister and now they’re being worn by miss 3 (great investment for a big family like ours!). I am loving the look of this year’s Unisex Pale Washed Harem Jean ($48.95, size 2-6) so I might have to add it to our Winter wardrobe, they’ll get lots of enjoyment out of it.

Baobab Red Baby JeanThe Baobab baby collection is full of gorgeous pieces in the coolest prints and colours, many of the designs are unisex which is a real bonus if you want to hand them down to younger siblings. I personally love a pop of red at winter time and can just picture these cheerful Baobab Red Baby Jean ($41.95, size 0 months – 1 year) on our youngest daughter, who said you have to dress grey and dreary like the weather?

Spotted a style you love? Until April 18, 2014, you can save 20% storewide at Baobab. Simply enter the code ‘BUNNY-LOVE’ at checkout and enjoy the savings!


To find out more about Baobab, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.baobab.com.au.

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Apr 052014

Annabel Trends

Squeezing and shaking, rolling and rattling, crinkling and crunching, it’s the simple things that put the biggest smile on little faces. If you’re looking for a delightful little gift for the precious baby in your life look no further than these adorable new Pillow Pal Hand Rattles by Annabel Trends:

Pillow Pal Rattles

The roots of designer label Annabel Trends may lay right here in Australia but this gorgeous brand is known all around the globe for its lovely gifts and homewares, you may even have some in your own home. The popular Pillow Pals children’s collection has been a big hit from the start and I have no doubt these cute new additions will be warmly received as well.

Pillow Pal Pig RattleFrom owls to flamingos, from zigzags to stripes, from pink to green and everything in between, all fifteen Pillow Pal Hand Rattles are special in their own way. They are a perfect small gift for your own baby or other little friends and of course they also make a great baby shower present. The lucky recipient is not the only one who will be smiling, thank to the very affordable $16.95 price tag your budget will be happy too.

To find out more about Annabel Trends, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.annabeltrends.com.

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