Save 30% at Mini Sandcrabs

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Jun 052016

Mini Sandcrabs

Whether it’s the beach and outdoor pool in Summer or a heated indoor pool in Winter, if you ask our crazy team of waterlovers swimming is an all-year round hobby. They are always keen for a splash in the water, they would go for a swim every day if they could! If your little swimmers could do with some awesome new swim gear I’ve got the perfect sale for you:

Mini Sandcrabs Girls

This weekend only you can save a huge 30% at Mini Sandcrabs, simply enter the code ‘Rainydays’ at checkout. Offer is valid on full priced items only and expires tonight, Sunday June 5, 2016 so be quick.

SunsuitThe Mini Sandcrabs range caters for little sand crabs of all ages, starting at a tiny size 0 all the way up to size 12. Designed by a lovely Aussie mama you can be sure this cool swim gear gets the thumbs up from kids and their parents. Mini Sandcrabs swimwear is made from durable, high quality materials and offers UPF 50+ protection against the harmful sun, stroke after stroke and splash after splash.

I just love the wide range of bright colours, the funky prints and the many different style options that allow kids to express their own personality and taste. Short sleeves, long sleeves, sunsuits, swimsuits, bikinis, swim shorts… what’s your Mini Sandcrabs style?

Mini Sandcrabs Boys

To find out more about Mini Sandcrabs, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

Up to 40% off Plum Swimwear

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Jan 242016


Now that the school holidays are (almost) over we have recommenced our weekly swimming lessons. It is quite an undertaking to get the four big kids ready and in the water on time but they absolutely love the water and water safety is very important to us so it is worth it. I can’t wait to start baby classes with Harriet in just two months time, so exciting!

Plum Syb

In preparation for the new swimming season we treated miss Sybbie to some gorgeous new swim gear, I snapped up this awesome Plum outfit on sale a few months ago and immediately knew it was perfect for our bright and cheeky girl. Together with Opa and Oma we took the new bathers for a little test swim at the beach, the photos say it all.

Plum Swimwear

Plum Swimwear is designed right here in Australia and available in sizes 00-7. From swimsuits to bikinis, from boardies to rashies and from swim nappies to hats, Plum has all the cool beach boys and little mermaids covered. There are lots of awesome designs to choose from and the range is surprisingly affordable too. If you are after a real bargain make sure you check out the swim sale section, there are discounts up to 40% to be had!

Plum Sybbie

For Sybil I picked the vibrant red Polkadot Rashie and teamed it up with a matching Bikini, I am really chuffed with the look and fit. I have to admit her sisters were a little bit jealous, they immediately asked if it came in their size too. Of course you could easily wear just the bikini but we generally opt for long-sleeve rashies when swimming outdoors for some added sun protection, short-sleeve rash vests are available too.

To find out more about Plum, to browse the swimwear range and to order online visit

Splash About

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Aug 142015

Splash About

Every Sunday afternoon we pack our four kids in the car and head to the pool for swimming lessons. I’ll be the first to admit that before we started swimming classes I was quite worried about the logistics, but now that we’ve got the hang of it we all look forward to our weekly splash in the pool. Over the past year we’ve seen lots of new faces (swimmers and teachers) and I can not count the number of times people have asked me about miss Sybbie’s swimsuit:

Splash About Happy Nappy Costume

After a few tries with different swim nappies (some too loose, some too tight, some too bulky, some not protective enough) we finally found the sweetest (and safest!) swimmers at a lovely Australian online store called Aussie Babies 2 Kids. They specialise in swimwear, hats, goggles and accessories for children and are proud stockist of the Splash About range.

Navy Spot Nappy CostumeSybbie has been using the Splash About Happy Nappy Costume every week for almost a year now without a single accident. The bottom half of the stylish Nappy Costume offers all the safety features of The Original Happy Nappy (no mess in the pool!) whilst the gorgeous print and frilly details gives it a real bathing suit look. Unlike many other swim nappies this design does not ‘swell up’ in the water so she can move around freely and comfortably.

Tutti Frutti Nappy CostumeWe have found the Happy Nappy Costume extremely easy to put on and take off and it seals beautifully around the legs without being too tight or cutting into the legs. Being a full bathing suit it offers that bit of extra coverage compared to a swim nappy only and it doesn’t look too babyish at all. It is also a great choice for beach or outdoor pool as the Happy Nappy Costume has an excellent SPF 50+ rating. Priced at $29.95 it is very affordable and much cheaper than using disposable swim nappies.

The Happy Nappy Costume is available in a range of prints and sizes (Small to XXL) to suit children weighing 3-16+ kgs. To help you select the perfect size for your child you can refer to the handy size chart to see the waist and leg measurements, after all a good fit is important to ensure ultimate protection for your baby and those around you.

To find out more about Aussie Babies 2 Kids, to take a closer look at the Splash About Nappy Costume and to order online visit

Beach fun with Kiniki

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Sep 112012

Last Friday we decided to take some time to ourselves and take the kids to Victor Harbor for the day. Away from all the chores waiting at home, away from the computer, away from washing and beds to be made. Apart from the windy weather it was a perfect day, it was nice and quiet and we enjoyed yummy treats from our favourite bakery. From a distance we even spotted some brave people going for a swim, I myself prefer to wait until Summer. Don’t miss out on your favourite beach wear, get the look with the new Kiniki summer range now in store at Skip to my Lou.

One of the hot new arrivals is this Kiniki Ruffle Swimsuit. It features a classic white and navy colour scheme combined with cheeky asymetric shoulders. With a spaghetti strap on one side and a gorgeous bunch of ruffles on the other your little water rat can splash as much as she likes with the straps staying nicely in place. Available in sizes 0-24 months ($42.95) and sizes 3-7 years ($44.95).

If your child wears a different size top than bottom, or if you are worried about toilet breaks, you might like the Kiniki separates instead. The cool purple and blue rashies have long sleeves for extra protection and the board shorts can be adjusted slightly thanks to the drawstring, no one likes coming out of the water without shorts on! You can buy each piece in your preferred size, make your own set or mix with swimwear you already have at home. Prices start at $29.95 (Mini Kiniki) up to $44.95 (Kiniki).

While you are checking out the awesome Kiniki range make sure you take a look at all the bargains from the winter collection too. There are loads of good buys left and they are all reduced by a massive 50%! I picked up some awesome styles for the twins two weeks ago including this cute Aviator Hoodie ($27.45). Such a great price and it is perfect for kindy. Scoop up some funky pieces for next winter while you can, stock is selling quickly.

To find out more about Skip to my Lou, to browse the Kiniki range and to order online visit