May 262016
 

Boon Inc

Fancy designer clothes, stunning high heels, pretty little handbags, immaculate hairdos and perfect makeup… once you become a mum you’ll most likely have to wave goodbye to all of these (unless you are a celebrity of course).

Boon Inc. Drying Racks

Don’t worry, instead you can indulge in mountains of gorgeous baby clothes and put together an amazing nursery for your tiny trendsetter, you can even clean your baby’s feeding gear in style with these designer tools by Boon Inc.:

Boon Inc. GrassDitch your old-school, white wire rack and add a touch of colour to your kitchen bench with the Grass Countertop Drying Rack (RRP $29.95, 24 x 24cm), no mowing required. This fresh green patch of ‘grass’ holds your baby gear neatly upright so it can air dry and any excess water can drip down into the bottom tray. The rack is easy to clean and free from nasties like BPA, Phthalates and PVC so it’s both safe AND stylish!

Boon Inc. FlyYou don’t need green fingers to turn your strip of grass into a mini garden, just plant Fly, Stem or Twig (RRP $6.95 each) for an instant transformation. These funky accessories for your Grass, Lawn or Patch drying racks offer extra drying space for little items like dummies, teats, handles and other small components of bottles and sippy cups while leaving plenty of room underneath for bigger things.

Boon SudsIf you like the sound of less work and more play (or sleep!) you are sure to love the clever Suds Bottle Washer (RRP $19.95), a handy kitchen gadget designed to take the hassle out of cleaning baby bottles, toddler cups and even (wine) glasses. Doing the washing up is as simple as placing your bottle on the pump and pressing it down, now watch the water jets and spinning, scrubbing bristles do the hard work for you. Thanks to the flexible bristles Suds is suitable for most size baby bottles.

The base of the Suds keeps the soapy water neatly contained, but just in case a drop or two splashes out of the bowl you can conveniently sit Suds in your kitchen (or bathroom) sink. Like all Boon Inc. products this stylish scrubber is free from nasties like BPA, PVC and Phthalate and you can simply pop your Suds in the dishwasher (top-rack only) for a thorough clean.

Boon Grass

You can find your favourite Boon Inc. products at Baby Bunting, Toys ‘R’ Us, Bubs Baby Shop and Baby Village.

To find out more about Boon Inc. and to browse the range visit www.booninc.com.

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May 132015
 

MAM

Big Baby Shower – Day 13

Present shopping can be a little tricky but luckily baby shower gifts come in all shapes, sizes and prices, there are so many items a new mum needs! Personally I find it best to leave the big ticket and most important items to the expecting parents or close family as they can be a real personal choice, I’d rather spoil the lucky family with a selection of smaller, practical items instead.

MAM Feed and Soothe Set

MAM offers a fantastic range of baby essentials that would make perfect baby shower gifts (and they won’t break the bank). Bottles and cups, dummies and teethers, oral care and family mealtime, there are heaps of great products to choose from and they are readily available in stores across Australia.

MAM Anti-ColicWith many babies suffering from colic the innovative MAM Anti-Colic bottles are a real sanity saver for new parents and their little ones. Cleverly combining a unique silky-soft teat with a special MAM vented base to reduce air swallowing these great bottles will help baby feed comfortably. As if that is not enough to make mum happy the bottles are also easy to clean and even have a self-sterilising function, how convenient is that!

MAM SoothersMAM is probably most well-known for its wide range of dummies. Not only are they designed in close collaboration with designers and orthodontists and therefore gentle on your baby’s developing teeth, they are also super cute. MAM soothers are available in a rainbow of colours, designs and sizes to suit little bubbas of all ages with a perfect fit that allows for healthy jaw and teeth development.

To find out more about MAM, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mambaby.com.

For your chance to win a $50 MAM Prize Pack (assorted items) enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 172014
 

MAM

Christmas Countdown – Day 17

Are you getting ready for your little one’s very first Christmas? The team at MAM, the home of smart and stylish baby products, is here to help you get into the spirit with a gorgeous holiday range, adorable Christmas photos guaranteed:

MAM Holiday Soothers

This season’s MAM soothers are available in eight fantastic winter themed designs to suit both boys and girls. Which one is your favourite?

MAM Holiday SootherDesigned with a gently curved shield the adorable MAM Holiday Pacifiers (6 months+) sit comfortably on your baby’s face without digging into your baby’s skin. The cleverly designed anti-slip MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple will make it easier for your baby to keep the dummy in its mouth while the symmetrical nipple shape supports your baby’s jaw development, it also means little hands can put the dummy in upside down without it impacting on the feel.

MAM Holiday Soother SealNot only do the small holes add a great designer touch to the dummy, they’re useful too as they allow air to circulate and baby’s delicate skin to breathe and in doing so they prevent skin irritation and rashes around the mouth. The dummies comes packaged in a convenient reusable storage case (perfect handbag size!) that can even be used for microwave sterilisation, how handy is that?

To find out more about MAM, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mambaby.com.

For your chance to win a $50 MAM Prize Pack (assorted items) enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 272014
 

MAM

Big Birthday Bash – Day 27

Whether you are pregnant, have a soft and squishy newborn or even a cheeky toddler, you will love this fantastic giveaway prize donated by the wonderful team at MAM. This fabulous European brand has been around for almost forty years, offering real solutions for real parenting with an award-winning range of smart and simple products that will make your life a little easier so you can enjoy your baby to the fullest:

MAM range

A global leader in the baby care category, MAM’s mission is to combine the best in technological innovation, medically sound function and contemporary design to provide innovative baby care products essential for a child’s early years. All MAM products are BPA free so you can feel confident that you are making a safe choice for your baby.

MAM Starter CupThe MAM collection includes pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers and oral care items that get the thumbs up from fussy babies as well as the tick of approval from fashion savvy mums. This gorgeous MAM Starter Cup will make the switch from bottle to cup a breeze thanks to the soft spout and the removable handles will encourage your child to drink independently. At 150ml it’s the ideal first cup for ages 4 months and up.

MAM PerfectMy personal favourite is the MAM Perfect soother, a stylish and innovative product we have been using with our youngest daughter for almost a year. Developed with orthodontists and paediatric dentists the MAM Perfect is designed with MAM’s patented silk teat and a unique, symmetrical Dentoflex teat neck that is extra thin and super soft to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth. It’s on average 36 – 60% thinner and 4 times softer than regular silicone soothers, proof is in the numbers!

To find out more about MAM, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mambaby.com.

For your chance to win a $100 MAM Prize Pack enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 012013
 

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On school days our mornings are always busy, with four children under five there is a lot to be done and they still need help with most things. Getting dressed, brushing teeth, quickly organise breakfast, lunch and snack, then refill the water bottles and off we go. It is easy to forget to actually check the drink bottles for cleanliness but I highly recommend you do take a closer look next time you fill up…

Munch Drink Bottles

Many bottles have little ridges or small gaps and are made of porous materials which make perfect hiding spots for bacteria. Even if your children just drink water there will still be nasties that find their way in and in turn they float straight into your child’s mouth, eek!! Munch Stainless Steel Drink Bottles are both clean and safe, free from toxins and BPA and made with high quality 18/8 food-grade brushed stainless steel.

Munch Drink BottlesStainless steel is known to be a very hygenic material choice, it is easy to clean and it leaves your drink tasting fresh without retaining odours. By choosing a Munch reusable and recyclable bottle instead of single use fruit boxes or plastic bottles you are also doing your share for the environment. Munch bottles ($9.90-$15.40) are available in 350ml, 500ml and 800ml size, so from little tots all the way up to thirsty dads they have got the whole family covered.

Munch Sippy SpoutRaising kids is expensive enough as it is so parents will be pleased to know that Munch bottles are a great investment. There are five different Munch Bottle Lids ($3.30-$4.40) to choose from and as your child grows you can simply replace the lid instead of the whole bottle. Starting with a sippy spout for the youngest ones up to a more grown up flat cap or sport cap, you get to choose the type of lid that comes with your new bottle and spare lids are available in store.

Munch Insulated CoverTo protect your shiny new bottle and to make sure your drink stays at the right temperature you can slip on one of the Munch Neoprene Insulated Covers ($6.60-$9.90). These padded, washable little ‘jackets’ are available in a range of prints and colours to suit young and old and are fitted with a handy clip so your child’s bottle can stay attached to backpack or belt. Nice bonus: These clever covers also keep condensation away from school books and clothes.

To find out more about Munch, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.muffetskidz.com.au.

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Oct 152011
 

Even though I have been living in Australia for 5 years now I still can’t get myself to drink the tap water due to it’s unpleasant taste. As a result of this I slowly started drinking more and more soft drinks, something I am really not proud of and I would hate for my children to follow in my footsteps. Soft drinks are not very healthy, they are expensive, bottles are a pain to carry when shopping, they take up a lot of room in the pantry and could end up in landfill and I am sure there are many more negatives to them. I realised that I mainly chose soft drinks because of the bubbles so recently I have started making my own carbonated drinks with the SodaStream Drinks Maker.

The SodaStream Jet Drinks Maker ($74.95) lets you make bubbly drinks in your own kitchen using simple tap water. This means you can make a fresh drink when you need it and you make it in smaller quantities (very good for smaller families, no need to throw out drinks because they have gone flat). You make and store the drinks in special SodaStream Bottles, which you can clean yourself and re-use so no bottles are being added to landfill.

You can add your desired flavour to your drink by using one of the dedicated SodaStream Syrups ($6.95-$8.95). There are 36 flavours to choose from with plenty of choice for everyone, from classic flavours like cola or lemonade to sugar free syrups, sport drinks to iced tea and now also a Clear Plus (enriched with natural plant extracts) and my favourite, the Sparkling Goodness range which is 100% free from artificial flavours, colourings, sweeteners and preservatives.

Each syrup bottle contains enough syrup to make up to 12 litres of soft drink so one small syrup bottle in your pantry of fridge replaces a whole bunch of big bulky soft drinks bottles to carry and store. And the best part is that you can use as much or as little as you like so you decide the flavour and the savings! With SodaStream you can influence the water/flavour ratio which is ideal for parents who’s children beg for fizzy drinks. The SodaStream system is an investment that will pay itself back in no time, especially for larger families.

To find out more about SodaStream, to check out the range of drinks makers and syrups and to order online visit www.sodastream.com.au. You can also find SodaStream products at a wide range of retailers throughout Australia, check (for example) your local Woolworths, Kmart, BigW or Coles to see which products they have in store.

For your chance to win a SodaStream Jet Drinks Maker starter kit (including the Drinks Maker, one 60L gas cylinder and one carbonating bottle) and 4 assorted syrups visit www.sodastream.com.au and answer the following question: Which syrup flavour do you like most and how many litres of drink can you make with it?

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