Jul 152016
 

KicKee Pants

When I ordered my very first piece of KicKee Pants gear a few years ago it was love at first sight. I was very impressed by the gorgeous prints, super soft fabrics, comfy fits and excellent quality, so the brand has been a personal favourite ever since.

Romper KicKee Pants

With only a handful of Aussie stockists it is not easy for Australian mamas to get their hands on some KicKee Pants, but you can always count on eco boutique Avidiva to have some in stock:

KicKee Pants Popsicle TeeMade from a luxurious bamboo blend KicKee Pants clothing is gentle against delicate baby skin, it is also nice and stretchy so your baby can move around freely and keeps baby warmer in winter and cooler in summer. By choosing bamboo you are making an eco-friendly, sustainable choice, providing you with peace of mind that your precious bundle is not breathing in any nasty chemicals.

Jade Ruffle RomperAnyone who has met one (or all) of my youngest three girls as babies will recognise those pretty KicKee Pants ruffles. Ruffle footies, coveralls, pants, onesies and rompers, we’ve tried them all. I love how the simple addition of some sweet frills adds a special festive touch, whilst staying comfortable and practical at the same time. The KicKee Pants Stork Romper ($42, size 0-12m) is one my top ruffly picks, isn’t the jade colour divine?

KicKee Pants Crimson FootieThe range caters for trendy little boys and girls and from birth up to 3 years (depending on the style), there are even a few pieces for lovely mamas who enjoy a little bamboo luxury. As a mother of five I am a firm believer in buying quality product that is durable and stands many washes, KicKee Pants has proven over and over again that their clothing maintains its softness and shape so it’s a real winner for us.

KicKee Pants Romper

To find out more about Avidiva, to browse the KicKee Pants range and to order online visit www.avidiva.com.au.

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Natursutten giveaway

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May 172016
 

Natursutten

Today it has been 7 weeks since little miss Harriet had her tongue snipped. Initially I feared it had made no difference at all but slowly we are starting to see some great improvements. Breastfeeding is becoming easier, she is able to eat some solids and even manages to keep in her dummy for a short while (up until now it would just fall out).

Natursutten 1

Just like her older sister Harriet has taken a liking to the fabulous natural soothers by eco-label Natursutten. These European made pacifiers are made from soft, 100% natural, sustainable rubber and therefore contain no toxic chemicals, this makes them super safe for your baby and the environment.

Natursutten RoundAt first sight Natursutten Natural Soothers may look a bit funny but this innovative design is made out of one piece so there are no tiny gaps or joins for nasty bacteria or yucky residue to hide in (Have you looked at your baby’s dummy lately, and I mean closely?…. Exactly!). At the same time the one-piece design lowers the choking hazard, standard dummies are at risk of coming apart and as a result your baby could possibly choke on small particles.

Natursutten OrthodonticInitially I had my doubts about the unique shape of this dummy, the round shield is larger than normal and seemed big for such a little face. However once I read up on the Natursutten pacifier a bit more I started to appreciate this design a lot. The larger shield prevents baby from bending the rubber and fitting it in his/her mouth. It also nearly touches baby’s nose and in doing so it mimics the feeling of the mother’s breast, making this is a great dummy for breastfed babies like our Harriet.

You can find the Natursutten soothers (RRP $9.95, round or orthodontic) in store at Avidiva, choose from size Small (0-6 months), Medium (6-12 months) and Large (12 months +).

Natursutten 2

To find out more about Avidiva, to browse the Natursutten range and to order online visit www.avidiva.com.au.

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Feb 212016
 

Avidiva

Drooling, chewing, biting, chomping, not sleeping and just plain grumpy… if this last week is anything to go by it won’t be long until Harriet’s first tooth will make its appearance. We know looking after those little toothy pegs is very important but it can also be a bit tricky, all parents want to do what is best for our children’s health but how do you know what is best?

Jack n' Jill

Eco-mama and Avidiva owner Caroline understands these worries perfectly and has found the answer for you in the shape of Jack n’ Jill. Developed and made right here in Australia this all-natural toothpaste takes the worry out of dental care and keeps those chompers healthy and clean from day 1.

Jack n' Jill ToothpasteJack n’ Jill toothpaste (RRP $6.50, 50g) is a fantastic natural formula that is free from fluoride, sugar, colour, SLS, preservatives, gluten and other yucky chemicals that are often hiding in children’s toothpastes. This means it is 100% safe for your precious bundle, even if accidentally swallowed (something that is hard to avoid while little ones get the hang of tooth brushing).

Jack n’ Jill toothpaste is rich is xylitol to fight tooth decay and organic calendula to soothe gums and comes in a range of yummy organic flavours that kids will love. We have been using Jack n’ Jill toothpaste for several years and blueberry is the hot favourite in our home, there are never any complaints about tooth brushing here!

Jack n' Jill Bio BrushNot only is Jack n’ Jill gentle on little teeth and gums, it is gentle on the environment too. Take the gorgeous Jack n’ Jill Bio Brush (RRP $5.50), it has soft, rounded nylon bristles for thorough cleaning and an ergonomic handle made from 100% corn starch. Once used you can break off the toothbrush head and place the handle into your compost where it will break down in just 90 days (on average) as opposed to clogging up landfill, now that’s eco!

Tooth & Gum BrushIn the early days you may find a toothbrush a bit tricky to get in there, as tiny as they are, locked jaws are a challenge to pry open! We have had great succes with the Jack n’ Jill Tooth & Gum Brush (RRP $6.95) with baby no.4 so we’ll definitely try the same with little Hattie. The soft medical/food grade silicone doesn’t feel as invasive as a normal tooth brush (it feels more like a teething toy) and by gently rubbing it over the teeth it easily cleans all around, job done without tears.

Jack n' JIll Bunny Gift Kit

Gift idea: With Easter just around the corner why not replace the basket of chocolate eggs by the awesome Jack n’ Jill Bunny Gift Kit (RRP $35.95), much healthier and no sugar-hit! This 5-piece gift set is filled with all your Jack n’ Jill favourites including a cute sleep-over bag and the bunny theme is a perfect fit for the occasion.

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

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May 202015
 

Avidiva

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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Apr 102015
 

Avidiva

I know you all love picking up a bargain or two but many of you don’t have the time to hunt them down. Lucky for you bargain hunting is one of my big hobbies and I don’t mind sharing my finds with you. This week’s special sale mention goes to the home of eco friendly baby products, Avidiva:

Right now you can save up to 80% on selected products at Avidiva, prices as marked and offer is valid until April 30 or while stock lasts (whichever is sooner you better be quick!).

Babyjo BeaniesIf you are lucky enough to be expecting a little bundle (or even just shopping for one) now is the time to stock up on super soft bamboo baby clothes by Australian fashion label Babyjo. Most styles are reduced by 50% and prices start at just $9.95, now that’s what I call a steal. Rompers, pyjamas, blankets, singlets and more, there is plenty of gorgeous bamboo baby wear to choose from.

Dandelion SaleYou can also save up to half price on selected Dandelion baby toys, a fantastic baby shower gift idea. Using bamboo, organic cotton and corn Dandelion creates a wonderful range of baby products that are natural and safe for your baby, after all no one likes to expose their precious baby to nasty chemicals. We love the brightly coloured Dandelion Corn Teething Rings (now $8.95), not only are excellent for soothing sore gums but they’re great for shaking and developing motor skills too.

BecoThingsWhen little people visit our home they love eating from our Becothings plates and drinking from our Becothings cups. The colours are fun, the shapes attractive and the size and shape perfect for small hands. I think the normal price of $22.95 for a 3-piece set is already excellent but the sale price of $14.95 is seriously cheap, I may even grab a few more sets myself! The Becothings Feeding Set consists of a plate, bowl and cup and is available in blue, pink or green.

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.

Dec 082014
 

Avidiva

Christmas Countdown – Day 8

Australian online boutique Avidiva is home to a beautiful range of eco friendly, organic and lovingly handmade goods for the special little someone in your life. Owner and mum Jamie has carefully selected some fantastic Australian and international labels that are sure to be appreciated by both your family and the environment.

Avidiva Pink

Especially for our Christmas Countdown Avidiva has put together this lovely baby gift pack from the eco experts at Dandelion:

Dandelion Bear BlanketThis adorable Dandelion Bear Blanket (RRP $27.99) loves giving bedtime snuggles, hugs on the couch, going on car trips and walks in the pram, he’s the perfect cuddly friend for boys and girls. With his crinkly head and easy-grab knots and tags he is sure to keep small hands (and mouths!) busy. If your little one needs some help settling this could be just the comforting toy you need, he can go anywhere with you. Don’t worry, he is fully machine washable.

Dandelion Bib & Burper PackIf you are mum you will no doubt agree that babies are the cause of lots and lots of extra washing. Yucky poo explosions, teething dribbles, splashy burps, food spills, anything that can reduce your laundry load is welcome. Keep your, and your child’s, clothing clean with this sweet Dandelion Bib & Burper Pack (RRP $25), available in blue, pink, green and white. Made from the softest certified organic cotton and free from harmful chemicals it will not irritate your delicate baby’s skin or airways.

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 a Dandelion Bear Blanket and Bip and Burper Pack from Avidiva (RRP $53) enter our giveaway below:

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Boba, now available at Avidiva

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Oct 212014
 

For a while baby wearing seemed to be a bit out of fashion and more a ‘hippy’ thing to do but (thankfully) times have changed as more and more benefits of baby wearing are becoming known to parents around the globe. Mums and dads of all ages and all walks of life have taken on baby wearing and I am a big fan myself, I could not imagine parenting without it. It’s an easy mode of transport, a convenient way to keep your hands free and a gentle tool to hold baby close and soothe an unsettled child, there are so many things to love about baby wearing.

Boba range

As more people take on baby wearing there are also more and more stylish designs available, Avidiva has just welcomed brand new stock of the popular Boba Carrier and it’s gorgeous. I have owned a Boba carrier myself for several years now and still love it, they’re super safe and easy to use, extremely comfortable and have a great modern look that suits both mothers and fathers.

Boba 4G Carrier VailThe Boba 4G Carrier (RRP $189) is a versatile baby carrier that is jam packed with great features, there is nothing I don’t like about it. The Boba 4G can be worn front and back and features easy to use, adjustable buckles around the waist and chest/back, this makes it easy to put on/off and to swap between wearers. The waist and shoulder straps are strong and padded for extra comfort, I still carried my 20 month old in my Boba when I was 6 months pregnant without any trouble.

Boba 4G KangarooWith a weight range of 3.1 kg up to 20.4 kg the Boba 4G will carry you all the way from birth to toddler and beyond. For comparison: All four of my children (aged 1-6) fall within this range and yes, my 4 year old still loves to be carried sometimes when her little legs get tired after a long walk. Unlike with some other brands the newborn insert, which allows babies to sit in a healthy ‘froggy’ position, is included so there are no additional costs for little extras, as baby grows the insert can simply be removed.

Boba 4G MoabOther handy features include the removable sleep hood that keep sun, rain, wind and nosy passers-by at bay and a clever smart phone pocket for when you’re out and about without a bag. The Boba 4G weighs in at less than 1kg, that’s a world of difference with a heavy pram! You will have your hands free, fit through busy crowds and narrow aisles, your baby can sleep whenever and wherever he wants and you get to kiss that gorgeous little head all day long, what more do you want?

To find out more about Avidiva, to browse the Boba range and to order online visit www.avidiva.com.au, free shipping Australia wide for orders over $50.