May 152017
 

Now that my growing baby hump has revealed our big news I can finally start sharing some of my favourite finds for our much loved bundle of joy. I secretly started my shopping a few months ago with a new ride to seat our two littlest ones and last week I added a gorgeous gr8x nappy bag to match, I am super pleased with this stylish travel combo:

If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you no doubt know that I have a soft spot for all shades of blue and I often dress both my girls and my only boy in blue. So regardless of what our new addition will turn out to be (we love our surprises!) I was immediately drawn to the neutral blue colour of the recently released Zoe, doesn’t it look awesome?

Zoe (RRP $99.95, Snowflake Blue) is the latest addition to the gr8x nappy bag range and it is quickly winning hearts across the country. I am not surprised these bags are flying off the shelves, as the spacious but lightweight satchel style bag is packed with clever features that will make life easier for busy parents on the go. After five babies I consider myself a bit of a nappy bag expert and I know exactly what I want and don’t want, so no more miss-buys for me.

Measuring a generous 39cm x 26cm x 17cm in size the Zoe offers plenty of storage space for all your baby’s gear and even some of your own bits and pieces too. Inside you’ll find neat internal pockets to keep everything tidy and organised, on the outside are two smaller front zip pockets (ideal for your car keys or your favourite lip gloss) and a handy end pocket on each side to keep your baby’s and your own drink bottle within hand’s reach.

Personally I just love the clever zip-around top, allowing the bag to open up nice and wide so you can instantly find what you are looking for. Especially when you have a nappy emergency you’ll be glad not to have to dig around in the dark for ages to find a packet of wipes or a clean nappy!


There is plenty more to love about Zoe like an adjustable shoulder strap with comfortable padding, super practical easy-clean canvas fabric and protective metal feet on the base to ensure the bottom of your bag doesn’t get dirty or damaged when placed on the ground. As an extra bonus your new Zoe bag comes with a complimentary soft, padded, change mat and a zipped insulated bottle traveller in matching blue fabric.

Blue may be my absolute favourite colour, but if is not really your shade you’ll be pleased to know that the Zoe bag is also available in neutral and classy Snowflake Grey to perfectly match your monochrome look.

To find out more about gr8x or to order your favourite styles online visit www.gr8x.com.au, orders over $99 are delivered free Australia wide.

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Dec 132016
 

Il Tutto

Christmas Countdown – Day 13

Isn’t it amazing how one single colour immediately says ‘Christmas’? Dressing up for the season doesn’t have to be tricky, just add a simple pop of red to your outfit and you’re Christmas ready. Especially for our Christmas Countdown our friends at Il Tutto have plated up this pretty red number, perfect for a stylish mama (-to-be):

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Designed right here in Australia by and for mothers the Il Tutto bag range is not only super practical but totally stylish too, it is no wonder these bags are at the top of many Christmas wish lists! I know I most certainly would love to be surprised with an Il Tutto gift under our tree.

nico-backAs one of Il Tutto’s best selling bags the Nico Tote (RRP $249, available in red, navy and black) ticks all the baby bag boxes, in fact it is so popular even celebrities have been spotted with it on their arm. On the outside the Nico tote features a fabulous, pebble finish poly-leather with brushed nickel hardware for a fashionable, on trend look. Its generous sizing (44 x 36 x 19cm) offers plenty of space for all your baby must-haves and the many handy pockets and zips make it super easy to stay organised.

nico-tote-accessoriesOn the inside you’ll be treated to very convenient zip-out washable lining in navy and white spot, dealing with crumbs and sticky messes has never been easier! As a bonus the Nico Tote comes with a complimentary insulated bottle holder, a wipe-clean, padded change mat for hygienic nappy changes on the go and a clear plastic zip pocket case to keep your wet wipes, lotions or creams safe and clean.

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

For your chance to win an Il Tutto Nico Tote (RRP $249, red) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Dec 072016
 

Fridge-to-Go

Christmas Countdown – Day 7

Summer or winter, rain or shine, the Fridge-to-Go range of portable snack, drink and lunch solutions for young and old is popular all year around. From lunch for one to a picnic for the whole family, you can count on Fridge-to-Go to keep your food and drinks fresh and cool. Because the Fridge-to-Go team knows we’re all about families they’ve offered this fantastic family-sized prize for our Christmas Countdown giveaway:

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Just like the name suggests the Fridge-to-go MF24 Carry All ($79.95) is one of Fridge-to-Go’s largest cooling bags with plenty of room for all the food and drinks you need for a BBQ at the park, visit to the pool or day at the beach. Big enough to store 24+ cans or 6 wine bottles it’s a family favourite that will be enjoyed again and again.

fridge-to-go-mf24-carry-allThe MF24 Carry All is made with durable ‘TempGuard’ fabric and convenient wipe clean lining and can be transported by the practical carry handle. The three removable chilling panels offer surround cooling for a very generous 8 hours, that’s your next day out covered! Because your family’s health is important this Fridge-to-Go Cooler Bag is free from BPA, PVC and lead so you can enjoy your snacks with peace of mind.

To find out more about Fridge-to-Go, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.fridge-to-go.net.au.

For your chance to win a Fridge-to-Go MF24 Carry All (RRP $79.95) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Dec 022016
 

Bright Star Kids

Christmas Countdown – Day 2

Big Christmas trees with shiny baubles, sparkly tinsel and fresh green holly, handmade wreaths and beautiful nativity scenes… I love seeing little bits of Christmas pop up wherever we go and I particularly enjoy seeing my children’s faces light up with excitement at the beauty of it all. If you’re looking for a way to make your child’s Christmas extra special you’ll love these festive designs by Bright Star Kids:

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Bright Star Kids has got the whole family covered with a wonderful Christmas Collection full of gorgeous personalised Christmas goodies to suit everyone:

christmas-stockingWith so many deliveries to make in just one night it is easy for Santa Claus to get confused, that’s why Bright Star Kids is helping the old man out by personalising your child’s Christmas stockings and Santa sacks (RRP $19.95-$29.95). Imagine the delight when the kids recognise their own names on Christmas morning! From small gifts to big presents and everything in between, with more than 25 different designs and sizes to choose from there is a perfect stocking or sack for all.

christmas-gift-labelsWrapping parcels for our family and loved ones is one of my favourite things to do, I love thinking about their happy faces when they unwrap their surprises. Whether the gifts are delivered by Santa or you have made/picked them yourself with love, Bright Star Kids gift labels are the cherry on top of a beautifully wrapped present. Bonus: If you choose a personalised label suspicious kids won’t be able to recognise your handwriting so you can keep up the Christmas magic a little longer.

With all the kids excited and everyone in good spirits Christmas is a fantastic opportunity for some lovely family photos, that way you can remember these special moments for years to come. Bright Star Kids offers a great range of Christmas clothing range that can be personalised with your child’s name or even your family name; styles, sizes and price vary per design. I may have to get the pretty Christmas Angel Tee for our little Harriet, isn’t it cute?

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To find out more about Bright Star Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.brightstarkids.com.au.

For your chance to win a $60 Bright Star Kids gift voucher enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Snooze in style with ergoPouch

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Oct 302016
 

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It’s been a rather slow start this year but it looks like warmer weather has finally arrived, yay! I have got my fingers crossed that summer won’t let it us down and we’re in for some beautiful weather. I love the longer days, the blue skies, cold ice blocks and having less washing (that’s why I love dresses!).

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The only tricky thing about the Summer season is knowing what to put on little Harriet at night time, making sure she is comfortable, safe and at the perfect temperature. Thankfully ergoPouch takes the guessing out of baby bedtime with these gorgeous new arrivals.

ergopouch-summer-sleep-bagDesigned with Australia’s hot weather in mind the light and airy ergoPouch 0.2 TOG Jersey Sleep Bag (RRP $34.95, size 8-24 months) is the perfect summer pick for your precious bundle. This stylish sleep bag is made with luxurious organic cotton that is super soft, breathable and gentle against baby’s delicate skin, it’s ideal for little ones suffering from eczema or other skin conditions.

After ten months of cocooning baby Harriet to sleep and a tricky transition period she has now well and truly accepted the arms-free lifestyle, so it’s out with the swaddle and in with the sleeping bag. The Jersey Sleep Bag is comfy and cosy yet spacious enough for little hips to move around freely, earning the important tick of approval from the International Hip Dysplasia Foundation.

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Committed to ultimate comfort and safety this lovely ergoPouch design has no scratchy, noisy velcro to irritate Harriet’s skin and no small buttons that could come off, it opens and closes in one quick zip with the end of the zip being neatly covered by a small fabric flap so the neckline is soft and smooth. Bonus: The two-way zip allows for easy nappy access without having to take off the whole sleep bag making midnight changes a breeze.

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ergoPouch sleeping bags are available in a range of TOG ratings, design and sizes to suit little nappers from 2 months up to 6 years old. In line with the SIDS guidelines ergoPouch sleep 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.

To find out more ergoPouch, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ergopouch.com.au.

25% off Skip Hop

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Aug 192016
 

Skip Hop

With such a big trip coming up it’s no surprise I have luggage on my mind. Huge suitcases, safe camera pouches, practical nappy bags, small passport holders and of course backpacks for all five kids, when a family of seven goes on vacation it requires luggage in all shapes and sizes. If you are on the hunt for an awesome kids’ backpack or lunchbox you might want to pop over to Bright Star Kids today:

Right now you can save a huge 25% on all Skip Hop accessories at Bright Star Kids. Simply enter the code ‘SKIPHOP25’ at checkout, offer ends August 19, 2016. Excludes already discounted items, nappy bags & gyms.

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How gorgeous is that sweet Heart Backpack and Lunch Bag Set (RRP $79.95)! The clear window at the front of the backpack allows you to see if you’ve packed lunch before you walk out the door. Now isn’t that convenient for sleep deprived mamas and forgetful students?

Skip Hop Specs Food JarNot only are Skip Hop products super duper cute but they are very clever too. Whether you are packing a nice warm salad, a serve of soup or a big helping of crispy salad, this Insulated Food Jar (RRP $29.95, choose from 10 designs) will keep the temperature just right (cool for up to 5 hours and warm for up to 7 hours). It even has a handy utensil holder on the side so that the included ‘spork’ is always within reach when hunger strikes.

To find out more about Bright Star Kids, to browse the Skip Hop range and to order online visit www.brightstarkids.com.au.

Luna Blu Closing Down Sale

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Aug 132016
 

Luna Blu

Whether you are a mama-to-be, a new mum or a seasoned mother, a good nappy bag is a must-have you simply can’t go without. The simple truth is that tiny babies have big needs so a day out with your little bundle requires a whole heap of baby essentials. If you’re looking for a great budget-friendly baby bag for your new arrival or even if your old nappy bag is just looking a little shabby, this Luna Blu deal is hard to beat:

Olivia Nappy BagAs the Luna Blu website will be closing down in just a few short weeks they are on a mission to clear the shelves and what better way to do that then by slashing the prices on remaining stock? During the Clearance Sale you can pick up the Olivia Nappy Bag for only $20 (RRP $90) or get the entire Olivia Nappy Bag Set for the bargain price of $25 (RRP $129). Go on, spoil yourself!

The Olivia Nappy Bag is a pretty and practical baby bag in a feminine floral print called Indiana Rose, the light green, natural and pink colours are perfect for the warmer spring season that’s around the corner. With plenty of storage space and lots of handy pockets this large tote with shoulder strap can easily hold all your baby gear and more. Complete the Olivia look with the pram straps and matching change mat for quick and hygienic nappy changes on the go.

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To find out more about Luna Blu, to browse the range and to order online visit www.lunabluaustralia.com.au.