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Mar 032017
 

Just when I thought we’d made it through Summer without too many hot days a heatwave arrived here in Adelaide, it’s been a real scorcher of a week. Even my active girls who normally love spending time outdoors have been chilling inside under the cool airconditioner with a good book and a fun movie to keep them busy. This week Barbie is enjoying some screen time too in a brand new DVD adventure:

When Barbie plays her favourite video game she magically finds herself on the other side of the screen where she becomes a real star in ‘Barbie: Video Game Hero

It’s game on for Barbie who has been transformed into a fun roller-skating character. In the game, she meets Cutie, the loveable cloud-shaped friend, and Bella, the roller-skating princess. Together, they soon discover a mischievous emoji is trying to take control of the game. As they travel from level to level, Barbie must rely on her amazing gaming skills and out-of-the-box thinking to save her team and beat the game!

‘Barbie: Video Game Hero’ is now available on DVD (RRP $29.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at ‘Barbie: Video Game Hero’ visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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Mar 022017
 

With so many babies on the way I can’t help but check in on Facebook regularly to see the latest bump shots and happy baby news. Even after five babies I still melt when I see these tiny bundles of joy, there is simply no sweeter sight! It also means I have loads of excuses to shop for adorable baby goodies and here’s one of my favourite finds of the moment:

Designed right here in Australia and made using premium 100% organic cotton NIOVI Organics is the perfect soft, safe and stylish choice for precious new arrivals. This wonderful Aussie label caters for little boys and girls from birth up to 1 year old with a gorgeous range of clothing and accessories that is sure to make anyone go clucky.

Great love and care has gone into each NIOVI Organics piece: the organic cotton fabric is soft, safe and fair-trade, the fit is comfortable and practical, the designs are timeless and eye-catching and only water-based dyes are used. And of course there is eye for the fine details too, take for example the lovely Organic Zip Romper: it has a handy print-on label instead of scratchy tags, a fabric flap that covers the end of the zipper and the cuffs fold over to create mittens and socks, they’ve thought of absolutely everything!

From rompers to dresses, from bibs to bloomers, from blankets to beanies and more, NIOVI has minifashionistas covered from top to toe. The current NIOVI Organics collection is based on the trendy RIZ print in three great colours: Sky, Lavender and Monochrome. At NIOVI they believe that safety and quality should be affordable for everyone, which is why their prices won’t break the bank and start at just $12.95.

As if you needed any more reasons to love NIOVI, during the month of March Hip Little One readers can save a huge 25% storewide at NIOVI Organics. Simply enter the code ‘HIP25’ at checkout, offer ends March 31, 2017. Time to stock up!

Hip Tip: Shopping for gifts? Make sure to add one of these unique Wooden Gift Boxes to your order to really create the wow-factor, the helpful NIOVI team will even wrap up the contents as per your instructions. These luxurious boxes don’t just look amazing (and save you the hassle of gift wrapping), they are reusable too so they add a wonderful eco-friendly touch to your eco gift.

To find out more about NIOVI Organics, to browse the range and to order online visit www.niovi.com.au.

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Mar 012017
 

Milky
What? Up to 50% off selected styles
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.milkyclothing.com.au

NIOVI Organics
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘HIP25’ at checkout
When? Until March 31, 2017
Where? www.niovi.com.au

Elektra – Bub, Tots & Kids Shop
What? 40% off Autumn Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.elektrabub.com.au

Love Mae
What? Up to 75% off Clearance Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.lovemae.com.au

Baby Gift WorksBaby Gift Works
What? Up to 60% off Massive Clearance Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.babygiftworks.com.au

WDYGT?Where Did You Get That?
What? 50% off Storewide Closing Down Sale – Last Day!
How? Prices as marked
When? Until March 1, 2017
Where? www.wheredidyougetthat.com.au

Feb 252017
 

ecostore

What can I say, you don’t know the true luxury of a relaxing warm shower until you find yourself without hot water. Recently our hot water system broke down unexpectedly which left our family of seven out in the cold, literally. But tough as they are even a chilly shower doesn’t stop my tribe from getting clean and scrubbing up while putting the newest ecostore products to the test:

Designed with the young, sensitive skin of children in mind the brand new ecostore Kids range is guaranteed to get your precious little ones squeaky clean and smelling delicious without exposing them to hidden nasties. The ecostore Kids range is safer for you and safer for the world we live in, so it’s a double win! Did you know ecostore uses unique biodegradable renewable sugarcane plastic packaging? It’s just another way they show they care.

From the top of their head to the tips of their wiggly toes, ecostore Kids Foam to the Max (RRP $9.99, 350ml) is sure to get the thumbs up from everyone. As a mum I love the practical 3-in-1 concept (shampoo, conditioner and body wash), the handy pump flacon (one pump is plenty and no waste) and of course the safe plant and mineral based formula that cleanses gently yet thoroughly. At the same time kids love the generous foam for extra bath time fun and the pleasant Pear Pop or Fruity Zing fragrance.

No matter how old you are, we all love the luxurious feeling of sinking into a big sea of bubbles. A little squeeze of ecostore Kids Double Trouble Bubble Maker (RRP $9.99, 400ml) in your bath water is enough to create a fun foam frenzy that will win over even the biggest bath hater. Just keep the bottle away from little hands because they’ll keep wanting to go back for more! Bonus: The Pear Pop scent is absolutely scrumptious.

Now I haven’t tried out this special kids hand soap myself just yet, but the word on the street is that ecostore has successfully made hand washing cool again with the new ecostore Kids Foam it Up (RRP $9.99, 350ml). One bottle of this super soap lasts an enormous 500 pumps, that’s a lot of toilet trips and excellent value for money. The gentle natural formula is safe for little ones aged 2+, putting an end to sticky fingers and greasy hands without using nasty chemicals.

These five fabulous ecostore Kids products are now available at Chemist Warehouse stores across Australia as well as the Chemist Warehouse online store.

To find out more about Ecostore, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ecostore.com.au.

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Feb 232017
 

This post is brought to you by Heinz

I can’t believe how far baby Hattie has come since she had her tongue tie snipped just almost one year ago. After being sent from GP to paediatrician to ENT specialist we finally ended up at a wonderful oral surgeon who listened to our concerns and rectified the issue in a matter of minutes. In the past eleven months our little girl has changed from a grumpy eater who would keep her mouth firmly shut when first starting solids into a inquisitive lady who loves trying new foods!

Harriet 3

Even though we were a bit late introducing solids Harriet quickly caught up and at 17 months old she now joins us for family dinner every day. When feeding baby solids you may choose to start with single flavours/foods so you can easily detect any possible allergies, thankfully Harriet (unlike her siblings) experienced no dramas with most popular solid food for babies so by now she is eating pretty much everything.

french-toast

With 4 siblings to look up to it is no surprise Harriet prefers baby food that she can hold herself, so we’re always trying new baby finger food recipes. You can easily use your child’s favourite homemade baby food or Heinz food pouches and make them into fun finger food for babies that they can eat independently. I love that Heinz baby food is Australian made and approved by nutritionists. You can use the handy pouches on their own (at home and on the go) or as a tasty base to create new recipes for toddlers.

The Banana Pikelets with Strawberry and Vanilla Custard, topped with a few slices of kiwi, make a great (messy!) dessert and the Very Berry French Toast is always a hit with all our kids. Toddler food should be sturdy enough to hold, yet soft enough to break for little hands and moderately easy to chew. You can adjust the consistency of your toddler recipes as your baby grows.

pikelets

Need some more mealtime inspiration? You can find lots of other tried-and-tested baby recipes and toddler food ideas on the Heinz for Baby website, all recipes are quick to prepare and suited to your child’s developmental stage. You can rest assured with Heinz you’re whipping up wholesome baby meals and tasty treats.

If you’ve got a winning recipe to share make sure to drop by at www.facebook.com/HeinzForBabyAustralia so other families can do the taste test too.

Feb 222017
 

Mother's LoveMother’s Love
What? 20% off Hatley Winter 2017
How? Enter the code ‘NLHAT20’ at checkout
When? Until February 23, 2017
Where? www.motherslove.com.au

Silly Milly MooSilly Milly Moo
What? 20% off all Back to School products
How? Prices as marked
When? Until February 26, 2017
Where? www.sillymillymoo.com.au

 oliver-thomasOliver Thomas
What? 15% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘fabfeb’ at checkout
When? Until February 28, 2017
Where? www.oliverthomas.com.au

Baby Goes Retro
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until February 24, 2017
Where? www.babygoesretro.com.au

Shoes of Seddon
What? Up to 30% off selected Saltwater Sandals
How? Prices as marked (+ Free shipping for orders $75+)
When? Limited time only
Where? www.shoesofseddon.com.au

Pure Poppet
What? 25% off all Pure Poppet Natural Play Makeup
How? Enter the code ‘pure25’ at checkout
When? Until February 28, 2017
Where? www.purepoppet.com

Feb 192017
 

EK Books

As a mother of five little ones, and only one of them a picky eater, I can’t really complain. Our kids happily munch away on vegetables, love every single fruit and are always excited to try new foods. If you have a fussy child who needs a bit of gentle encouragement when it comes to healthy eating here’s a gorgeous read by EK Books to win him or her over:

In Our Dog Benji (RRP $19.99) we meet a loveable dog called Benji, a friendly fellow with an impressive appetite. Wherever Benji goes he is jumping at the chance to put his teeth in something tasty and his hunt for food brings him to all kinds of interesting places. He even eats Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, olives and avocado, can you believe that? Of course you don’t have to pretend to like flowers, bones or bugs but maybe you could learn from Benji and try something new from time to time too…

To find out more about EK Books, to browse the range and to order your favourite titles online visit www.ekbooks.org.

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