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OZ Baby Trends

Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 3

If you are a long-time follower of Hip Little One you will now by know that I am big fan of baby wearing. While it was a little tricky to do with the twins I definitely got the hang of it with baby no.3 and our little reflux baby miss Sybbie (no.4) was attached to me almost permanently. I absolutely love the close feeling of having my baby nearby, there are just so many benefits for both mother and child! If you’re keen to discover the joys of baby wearing too you can count on OZ Baby Trends to get you started:

Caboo NCT

Created by the talented people behind Close Parent the Caboo NCT (RRP $89) is an ideal baby carrier for busy families on the go. It’s soft and safe, light in weight, easy to use, allows for multiple carrying positions and it’s super comfortable to wear, what more could you wish for?

Caboo NCT FrontThe Caboo NCT is suitable for teeny tiny newborns (minimum weight 2.27 kg) all the way up to 15 kg and complies with safety standards so you can rest assured your growing baby is carried in a safe and healthy way at all times. The adjustable design of the Caboo NCT and the classic gender neutral colour makes it a great pick for both mums and dads (and grandparents and babysitters too!).

Caboo NCT BackBaby’s weight is distributed evenly and thanks to the comfortable wide straps that cross over on the rear there will be reduced strain on the wearer’s back and shoulders, after all, a newborn may be light as a feather but baby do get heavier very quickly! Unlike many other carriers the Caboo NCT also offers a convenient hip carry position for older babies, allowing you to enjoy the closeness for longer.

To find out more about OZ Baby Trends, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.ozbabytrends.com.au.

For your chance to win a Caboo NCT (RRP $89) enter our giveaway below:

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Feb 252012
 

If you are using cloth nappies on your baby you have most likely discovered that not every nappy does what it is supposed to do. They all promise to provide an excellent fit and not leak but in reality that is not always the case. Maybe you tried them again and again, hoping that they would get more absorbent after a few washes (something that is recommended by many cloth nappy brands) but you still end up with a useless nappy that was a waste of money. I have experienced this scenario myself too but there is one brand that has never let me down, Close Parent.

I have been using Pop-In nappies for more than two years and in that time the nappies have been redesigned and improved several times, getting better and better each time. Although I was already very happy with the performance of the Pop-Ins I did understand the mums who said the pastel colours were a little plain and could do with a little ‘pop’. Close Parent has listened and the old pastel colours have made room for funky brights in the New Generation Pop-In.

The Pop-In’s are a one size fits all nappy designed for babies between 3-16kg so they will last (most babies) from birth all the way to potty training. The velcro closure and press studs at the front allow you to adjust the nappy for a perfect fit at any age and stage. Fitted with a double elasticised gusset the Pop-In offers excellent containment whilst still being soft, stretchy and comfortable (no nasty marks from tight gussets, even on my chubby baby).

There are two different Pop-In styles available, bamboo and minkee, and both come in a range of colours. The bamboo Pop-In is the perfect choice for people who love the extra absorbency of natural bamboo and how gentle it is on baby’s skin. The minkee Pop-In on the other hand is a tad faster in drying and the minkee fabric is extremely soft. Both styles are fantastic and it really is a personal choice.

The Pop-In system is super easy, even for dads and babysitters, as the nappy goes on in one piece just like a disposable. The nappy itself consists of three pieces: the outer shell (soft to touch and waterproof), an inner soaker and booster. As the wetting pattern of boys (front) and girls (middle to back) is different the booster can be adjusted accordingly. The three parts are all connected by press studs so they are easy to put together or change. To make it even easier you can leave all pieces connected during the washing (just undo one end to create a ‘chain’) so you don’t have to waste time searching for individual components afterwards. The washing tabs make sure the velcro tabs stay safely in place and won’t damage the other laundry in your machine.

I have been using the New Generation Pop-In’s since January so they have had a great work-out with plenty of washing and I can safely say that the new Pop-In is a real winner. I am not surprised that the performance is outstanding (no leaks) and the fit is great, nice and trim so not the bulky look you might expect from cloth nappies. My choice for night time is the bamboo Pop-In as it is a little more absorbent especially in combination with the night-time booster. For daytime with more regular nappy changes the minkee Pop-In are ideal as they dry in no time, especially in summer.

To find out more Close Parent, to browse the range and to locate your nearest stockist or consultant near you visit www.ozbabytrends.com.au.

For your chance to win one of two New Generation Pop-In’s watch the Pop-In video on www.ozbabytrends.com.au and answer the following question: What have you learned about the New Generation Pop-In?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

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

Competition ends March 25, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.