Jan 062017

Whether you are looking for a pair of sturdy school shoes, cool runners, pretty sandals or casual sneakers, the shoe specialists at Shoes of Seddon have feet of all sizes covered. As a mum of five I know all too well that getting ready for a new school year is a costly business, so I was super pleased to stumble upon this awesome sale:

Right now you can save a huge 25% storewide at Shoes of Seddon, just sign up as a VIP Member (FREE) and enter the code ‘HELLO2017’ at checkout. A few exclusions: helmets, scooters, Keen sandals and new season New Balance. Be quick, offer ends January 8, 2017. 

In store you’ll find some of the best quality brands from all across the globe like Clarks, Grosby, Plae, New Balance, Vivobarefoot and more. They even stock the gorgeous Saltwater Sandals, if you’ve been coveting a pair for your little people (or yourself) don’t miss your chance to grab them at such a good price! Between my four girls and myself we have 12 pairs, that’s how much we adore them and they last beautifully.

For even bigger savings you can also use the discount code ‘HELLO2017’ on styles that are already reduced, perfect for those on a tight budget. There are still some great New Balance runners left in the sale section that are already 50% off, so with the extra discount you’ve got yourself an absolute steal. These colourful kicks were originally RRP $90, now they can be yours for just $33.75.

To find out more about Shoes of Seddon, to browse the range and to order online visit www.shoesofseddon.com.au.

Jan 052017


If you are a parent with young children you have most likely discovered ABCKids star Justine Clark. Not only is she one of Australia’s most loved Play School presenters, she is also the catchy voice behind a bunch of lovely kids’ songs and even movies and a published author too. Justine has teamed up with Arthur Basting to deliver a brand new Gobbledygook adventure that young readers will love:

The loveable orange book monster is off to the library, keen to have a little taste of the books on offer. When the Gobbledygook opens his favourite mon-story book an interesting green creature comes out, it’s a Scribbledynoodle! He doodles and draws, he scribbles and scrawls, this cheeky monster sure knows how to make an ordinary day exciting. Come along on this colourful, creative quest with The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle (RRP $19.99).

To find out more about Penguin Books Australia, to browse the range and to order your favourite books online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Jan 042017

Outlet Shop For Kids
What? Extra 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘save25’ at checkout
When? Until January 8, 2017
Where? www.outletshopforkids.com.au

Mother's LoveMother’s Love
What? Up to 45% off Thermos products
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 7, 2017
Where? www.motherslove.com.au

What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘BOXINGDAY2016’ at checkout
When? Until January 9, 2017
Where? www.hobbe.com.au

What? Up to 70% off Storewide Sale (Exclusions apply)
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 9, 2017
Where? www.babyography.net.au

Bubz ‘n’ Mumz
What? Extra 20% off sale items
How? Enter the code ’20XBNM’ at checkout
When? Until January 6, 2017
Where? www.bubznmumz.com.au

oliver-thomasOliver Thomas
What? Extra 10% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘newer’ at checkout
When? Until January 8, 2017
Where? www.oliverthomas.com.au

Dec 312016

Isn’t it amazing how well the old man in red knows our children? Even though he only visits once a year he knows exactly what they’re into and how they like to spend their time. Beautifully wrapped and addressed to ‘the girls’ this large Worlds Apart gift delivered just the smiles we expected:

As soon as I laid eyes on the beautiful Rose Petal Cottage (Ages 2+) I could picture our four girls in there; making up stories, playing mums, dads, fairies and princesses, sharing secrets, having tea parties and enjoying the blessing that is sisters. Measuring a generous 108 x 98 x 70 cm in size this lovely home is spacious enough for siblings or friends to share and will provide hours and hours of pretend play fun.

While the old man with the white beard took all the credit for this amazing present Hip Daddy did the hard work and assembled the cottage so the adventure could begin. Setting up was a simple case of first connecting the metal pieces to build the cottage frame, then to slide the frame into the sturdy, wipe clean cover which zips up nice and snug so it stays in place perfectly.

What really makes Rose Petal Cottage so unique and special is that the decorative cover is printed with the loveliest little details on both the in- and outside. On the outside this delightful playhouse features cladded walls, a shingled roof, lanterns, birds, gumboots near the door, flowers and more. It’s pretty much the dreamy cottage you see in your favourite fairytales!

On the inside this sweet house is homey and welcoming with gorgeous details like a doormat, floorboards, a fireplace, a real mirror and a useable shelf complete with photo frame so you can display your favourite picture. It even has a window with country style shutters that open and close!

You can enter Rose Petal Cottage through the cottage door, which can be ‘locked’ with a latch. The door is attached with velcro so you can also remove it completely if you wish (something baby Harriet worked out very quickly). One of the metal poles is conveniently fitted with hinges, allowing you to fully open up the side of the cottage and in doing so extend your play area.

As a special bonus Rose Petal Cottage comes partially furnished with a homey cooking unit, perfect for whipping up a batch of pretend cookies, tasty muffins and yummy pies for little guests. The removable cooking unit has an oven door that really opens (you’ll find a cardboard muffin tray inside to get you started) and the stove top knobs turn like the real deal.

To find out more about Childsmart and to browse the Worlds Apart range visit www.childsmart.com.au or get social with @Childsmart on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Dec 302016

School fundraisers, class parties, birthdays, celebrations, festive lunches and BBQs… it has sure been a busy December month of whipping up tasty treats here at Hip Little One HQ. With a big family like ours there is always plenty of baking to be done, so when I spotted all these gorgeous Paper Eskimo party goods on sale at Little Styles I just had to stock up:

The Paper Eskimo party range includes baking cups, paper straws, cupcake toppers, invitations, styling tags and more and it’s all on sale! To save even more check out the amazing offer below:

For a limited time only save a massive 40% storewide at Little Styles (including sale items!), simply enter the code ‘yes40’ at checkout.

I first discovered the stylish Paper Eskimo Baking Cups (RRP $6.95, now $2.95-$3.95) a few years ago and have been a big fan ever since. They hold their shape beautifully (unlike the cheap thin patty pans) and look super festive and fancy, especially when you have a whole cupcake stand fun! Each tube holds 25 baking cups and you can safely store any spares in the tube for the next party. Don’t forget to use the discount code to save an extra 40%!

I have to admit, the one bargain I am most excited about would have to be the lovely Paper Eskimo Classroom Kits (RRP $15.95, now $4.95). When you use the code ‘yes40’ at checkout they come down to just $2.97, now that’s a steal! These ultimate party packs contain 24 paper baking cups, 24 cupcake toppers, 24 cupcake cello bags & inserts and 24 tags & strings; everything you need to bake, make and take the perfect batch of sweet treats. There are several different colours/prints to choose from so you can find the perfect match for the occasion.

To find out more about Little Styles, to browse the Paper Eskimo range and to order online visit www.littlestyles.com.au.

Dec 292016


Now that Harriet is well and truly up and running there is no stopping her, she spends most of her day racing around the house as fast as her little legs can take her (especially when she has managed to get her hands on something she shouldn’t have). While she still enjoys the snuggly enclosure of her sleeping bag at night, she also learnt the hard way that walking in a bag is virtually impossible… Unless of course you’re wearing ergoPouch!

Is it a sleeping bag? Is it a sleep suit? Well, it’s both! The convertible ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag 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 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, RRP $74.95) 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 natural bamboo and organic cotton 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 around freely earning this design the International hip Dysplasia stamp of approval. 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 everywhere 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 tell you the temperature in your baby’s room, it also shows 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.

ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bags are available in a range of TOG ratings, designs and sizes to suit little nappers from 2 months up to 6 years old. 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 handy 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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Dec 282016

maternity-angelMaternity Angel
What? Free shipping Australia wide (Minimum spend $30)
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout at checkout
When? Until December 31, 2016
Where? www.maternityangel.net.au

Eeni Meeni Miini Moh
What? Spring/Summer 2016 End of Season Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.eenimeeni.com

Little PinwheelLittle Pinwheel
What? Up to 40% off End of Season Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.littlepinwheel.com.au

Lime Tree Kids
What? Up to 60% off Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.limetreekids.com.au

Mikki and MeMikki and Me Kids
What? End of Year Clearance
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 1, 2017, or while stock lasts
Where? www.mikkiandme.com.au

What? Up to 60% off End of Year Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.hipkin.com.au