School’s out, sun’s out

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Dec 212017
 

And that’s a wrap! The kids have finished term 4 with a refreshing day at the pool with all their school friends, just what they needed after some very sweaty 38 degree days last week. We are looking forward to relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and catching some much needed Vitamin D, without sunburn of course!

Developed right here in Australia Solar D sunscreen takes being ‘Sun Smart’ to a whole new level with a super clever patented technology that filters UV light to let the good stuff (UVB) through whilst keeping harmful UVA rays out, now that’s smart! UVB helps your body to produce Vitamin D, in fact we get a massive 90% of our Vitamin D from the sun which is why vitamin D is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’.

Being a broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen Solar D reduces the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging (if used as directed with other sun protection measures), making it a safe and reliable choice for Aussies of all ages. As a busy mum of six I spend ages putting sunscreen on my precious babes before we head outside and I love how quickly Solar D is absorbed, without leaving greasy marks on their clothing.

If you are concerned about what you are putting on your children’s skin you will be pleased to know that Solar D has got your little ones covered with a dedicated Solar D Kids sunscreen. It is free from nasties like fragrance, oil, paragons, oxybenzone, nanoparticles, PABA and gluten, so it is safe for those with sensitive skin. Stay sun safe these school holidays whilst soaking up that valuable Vitamin D with Solar D.

To find out more about Solar D, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.solar-d.com.au.

Moeloco giveaway

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Oct 222016
 

moeloco

With Christmas rapidly approaching the focus is generally close to home: time spent with family, a delicious dinner, presents under a tree, a gorgeous new outfit, a holiday… This year Moeloco is encouraging Aussies to look further than their own living room and truly embrace the season of giving by simply popping on their thongs:

moeloco-range

Created by Australian designer Kathy the Moeloco flip flop range is not just stylish but social too: Every time you purchase a pair of Moeloco flip flops you are giving a pair of closed-in canvas shoes to a child in poverty. That means your walk is really making a difference in the world, how awesome is that?

moeloco-be-happyMoeloco has teamed up with the Hope Foundation which supports more than 60,000 families living on the streets and in slums in India. Your donation of a pair of enclosed shoes will enable a child to walk to school and avoid injuries and health problems that often come with walking barefoot. When you walk around on Moelocos you are spreading the love in India, as well as on Australian soil by leaving an inspirational message in the sand.

Moeloco flip flops (RRP $45) are available in a range of different designs and sizes to suit children, men and women, so there is a perfect pair of everyone. Be Free, Live Love, I Am Grateful… which style will you put under the tree this Christmas? I just love the wonderful ‘thongs with a thought’ concept and the lucky recipient of a new pair of Moeloco flip flops is sure to appreciate it too.

moeloco-can-fly

To find out more about Moeloco, to browse the range and to order online visit www.moeloco.com, shipping is free Australia wide.

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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 www.minisandcrabs.com.au.

Up to 40% off Plum Swimwear

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Jan 242016
 

Plum

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 www.plumcollections.com.au.

Dec 072015
 

ByKay Carry Your Love

Christmas Countdown – Day 7

It’s only the first week of December and we’ve already had two 40°+ C days here in Adelaide, I think we can safely say that Summer has arrived in all its (very hot) glory. On sweltering days like this there is nothing more refreshing than a splash in the pool or sea, which is why ByKay has given their famous ByKay baby carrier a wonderful Summer makeover:

As the name suggests the ByKay Aqua Water Carrier (RRP $69.95, black or turquoise) is specifically designed to be worn in and around water, allowing parents to keep cool on hot days whilst keeping their baby safe and nearby.

Aqua Carrier TurquoiseAs a mum of five little ones I love the freedom of baby wearing, I value the closeness and knowing our Harriet is happy and content. She is currently 10 weeks old and has her longest and most settled sleeps when I wear her on my chest (or hubby’s chest), as long as she senses a familiar smell and soothing heartbeat she is in her element. In saying that, on warm days it can get rather hot and sweaty in a carrier which is not very pleasant for parent or baby.

The 100% polyester, fine gauge knit fabric of the Aqua Water Carrier wicks away moisture and sweat and dries quickly. This reduces the chance of overheating and that yucky clammy feeling of wet fabric, making it perfect for our humid Aussie summers. ByKay carriers are easy to wear and soft against the skin, the adjustable wrap around design ensures a comfortable fit for wearers of different sizes and body shapes whilst being supportive and safe.

Aqua Carrier

As the high tech fabric blocks out more than 90% of harmful UV rays you can rest assured that your baby is not only comfortable but well protected too, one less things to worry about for busy mamas. The Aqua Water Carrier is designed for front carrying and is suitable for precious babies up to 12kg. Obviously water safety is important so please be aware of these simple rules when wearing your baby in and around water.

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

For your chance to win a ByKay Aqua Water Carrier (RRP $69.95, black) enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 022015
 

Il Tutto

Christmas Countdown – Day 2

Hooray, Summer is finally here! Going to the beach is one of our favourite things about the summer season, so it’s time to dig up the bathers and shake out the beach towels. Of course it does take a bit more preparation when you have a little crew to get beach ready and a nice big beach big is definitely a necessity, check out this gorgeous number:

Queenscliffe Silver

You may know Australian label Il Tutto from its stunning collection of designer baby bags, but there is a lovely range of accessories to choose from too: handbags, wallets, key rings, umbrellas and this eyecatching beach bag perfect for the warm Aussie summer.

Queenscliffe InsideThe new Il Tutto Queenscliffe Beach Bag (RRP $129) combines the best of both worlds for trendy Aussie mamas, it is very spacious and super stylish at the same time. The Queenscliffe is currently available in a sleek silver finish with bright pink accents and a shiny golden version with fresh aqua details, two gorgeous styles that are sure to compliment all your favourite summer outfits.

The Queenscliffe bag is packed with handy features to make your next trip to the beach or pool a breeze, starting with the water-resistant waxed coated canvas outer (front and back) and clear PVC base. No more worries about unexpected splashes and wet puddles, just wipe off and go! Thanks to the large carry handles you can easily swing your tote over your shoulder and keep your hands free.

Queenscliffe Gold

On the inside the Queenscliffe Beach Bag is roomy enough to hold four beach towels and other beach must-haves. Your mobile phone, car keys and other valuables can be safely tucked away in the big zip pocket at the back or one of the two large waterproof zip compartments, away from damp towels, sticky sunscreen and sandy thongs. As you can tell the Il Tutto design team has thought about everything, helping you enjoy summer in style.

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 Queenscliffe Beach Bag (RRP $129, Silver) enter our giveaway below:

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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 www.aussiebabies2kids.com.au.