Mar 292012
 

As you know I am always full of praise for online store Coccinella, I just love Renata’s choice of eco friendly products from all around the world and think they are all winners. But don’t just take my word for it, Australian My Child magazine has discovered the great range too and has nominated two of Coccinella’s products in the My Child Excellence Awards 2012. Very exciting!

The Puppy and his Mum ($59.95) by Polish brand Kalimba is designed by artist and mum Natka. This colourful mummy dog hides a cute little puppy in her belly, an interesting concept for young children and my three can’t get enough of it! They love carrying her around by her floppy ears and legs and her big size makes her very real. The sweet design and super soft fabric make it a lovely baby gift so it is no surprise Puppy and his Mum is nominated for Best Baby Toy by My Child.

Coccinella also stocks the beautiful Flower Rainbow Push Along Toy ($49.95) by Bajo, nominated by My Child in the Best Eco Product category. If your baby is about to do his/her first wobbly steps this gorgeous flower is the perfect encouragement. As the high quality wooden toy is pushed along the colourful petals open and close which will make those little eyes light up and sparkle with delight.

If you think one (or both) of these toys deserve to win an award in the My Child Excellence Awards 2012 please consider casting your vote. There are many more categories to vote in and lots of great products to be discovered, voting ends April 18 2012. Plus you could be a winner too, just by voting you could win a fabulous family holiday on the sunny Gold Coast worth $1,669.50.

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

For your chance to win a $60 Coccinella gift voucher to spend on Bajo or Kalimba toys of your choice visit www.coccinella.com.au and answer the following question: Which Bajo or Kalimba toy(s) would you choose if you were our lucky winner?

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If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends April 29, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.

Nov 092011
 

If you live in Melbourne and are looking for a nice family outing on Sunday November 20 you should consider visiting the Polish festival at Federation Square. It is fantastic way to introduce your children to a different culture, music and food and not to forget see some great Polish brands with your own eyes at the Coccinella stall where owner Renata will be displaying and selling her fantastic range.

Renate has managed to source a large selection of Poland made toys and clothing which is available to Australian parents in her online store Coccinella. If you are looking for something unique, beautiful, quirky, high quality and eco friendly you will love the latest additions from Polish labels Kalimba, Mon Petit Bebe and Bajo. This 7 piece Mon Petit Bebe Layette would make a lovely gift for a very special new arrival.

Another new product, and probably one of my favourites, is this Kalimba Piggy ($19.95) which is available in different colours. Aren’t they just the cutest with those coloured socks and curly tail? I think they are adorable and having seen the quality and detailed finishing of the handmade Kalimba toys myself I am tempted to buy this one too for my oldest daughter who just loves little piggies.

The fabulous Bajo toys are designed and made in Poland by a talented designer called Wojtek Bajor (hence the name). He uses high quality wood and non toxic paints to create safe, simple and durable toys that can be enjoyed by children for a long time to come. Bajo toys are not only popular in Europe but also in many other countries worldwide.

This multifunctional Bajo Snail Sorter ($74.95) covers different areas of play and development: firstly the shape sorting aspect, the ‘shell’ can be lifted off the base and 6 chunky coloured shapes need to be sorted in the right holes encouraging problem solving skills and logical thinking. Secondly there is the pull and roll aspect which will get little people moving, as the snail is being pulled his shell spins independently triggering a rattling sound as the shapes tumble around.

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

For your chance to win a Bajo Snail Sorter visit www.coccinella.com.au and answer the following question: Aside from the items featured above, which other Polish toy available at Coccinella do you really like?

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Competition ends December 9, 2011. Sorry, Australian entries only.