Oct 022016

One of the things we try to do on all our holidays is visit a new zoo or wildlife park, the whole family enjoys a day at the zoo and so far we’ve seen five different ones already. Lions and elephants, rhinos and monkeys, the kids love seeing so many amazing animals together. Australian Girl dolls are big animal-lovers too and even have their own animal inspired outfits:

Jungle Dress

Featuring a cool leopard-print the Jungle Dress (RRP $29.95) is the perfect frock for a trip to the zoo, a jungle safari, a rainforest expedition or just a fabulous party. I love how this pretty dress combines the adventurous side of the animal print with sweet pink trims and a flower appliqué, it captures the best of both worlds. To make sure your doll’s beautiful hair does not get caught up in pesky velcro both the Jungle Dress and the matching shoulder bag (included) close with small press studs.

Giraffe Outfit

If you are looking for something a bit more casual the Pink Giraffe Outfit (RRP $28.95) is your match. Consisting of a comfy tee with cute ruffle detail, a giraffe print skirt and a matching bag your favourite Australian Girl is all dressed for a fun day out. This is a great set if you’re looking for a versatile outfit that can be mixed and matched with other pieces from your Australian Girl doll wardrobe.

Jungle PantsIf you are planning to climb trees, jump over rivers, chase animals and swing on vines during your jungle adventure you may find a skirt or dress is not the most practical choice. Designed with active Aussie girls in mind the Jungle Pant Set (RRP $23.95, tunic top and jungle pants) is super easy to move around in and has some handy little pockets for storing small treasures in.

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

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Sep 012016

After two long and tiring flights we have arrived safe and sound in The Netherlands, what a wonderful feeling to be on Dutch soil again! As we had not flown with Emirates before I was not sure what to expect but everything went smoothly and the staff was absolutely lovely and helpful, accommodating our large family wherever possible. At home we had thoroughly talked about and prepared for the flight and the girls even dressed up their Australian Girl dolls in style:

AG Stewardess

I just love this neat Australian Girl Airlines Flight Attendant Uniform (RRP $29.95) in classic navy with gold details, it looks so real and fits perfectly in a holiday story-line. The uniform consist of three separate garments (dress, jacket and knickers) and the signature wings embroidery really finishes off the look. If your Aussie girl is dreaming of becoming a stewardess this gorgeous set is sure to win your brownie points.

AG Doctor

Of course Australian girls can be whatever they want to be: A vet or a hairdresser, a scientist or a chef, an artist or a teacher, a police officer or a doctor, it is so important to empower your daughters and teach them to dream big!

AG Doctor CoatYour little doctor (or nurse) in the making can already start preparing for the job with this awesome Doctor Coat and Scrubs (RRP $24.95) outfit. The 7-piece kit will see your Australian Girl dressed from top to toe, ready to head into hospital theatre and save precious lives. This set would also be a great conversation starter and gentle preparation for girls who need to undergo surgery themselves or a thoughtful gift afterwards.

Australian Girl AstronautIf you are dreaming of something more adventurous and want a job that is really out of this world the Astronaut Rig (RRP $29.95) is your ideal match. Defy gravity, explore space, ride the milky way and set foot on the moon wearing the bright orange zip-up NASA Astronaut Uniform with matching black cap. Make sure to bring an Australian Girl flag to make your mark before you head back to earth!

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

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Jul 202012

With the kids growing up so fast I feel like I am constantly putting away clothes they have outgrown. Some pieces don’t mean that much to me but others hold special memories and it saddens me to see them folded away in a storage box, safely packed until they can be worn by a sibling or when I am ready to say goodbye to them. But there is a clever solution to this problem, check out these dolls from Oobicoo.

New to Australia the Oobicoo dolls are a perfect buddy for young children, they are soft, cuddly and the same size as an average 6 month old (60cm tall). This means you don’t have to buy special dolls clothes, the Oobicoo dolls can just wear your child’s old baby clothes. What a fantastic way to recycle old baby clothing and op-shops should be able to provide an instant wardrobe if you needed any more clothes.

The Oobicoo dolls can sit up unaided which is great for role play and as you can imagine they are also a perfect tool for preparing your child for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister. He/she can look after Oobicoo while mummy cares for the new baby! The dressing and undressing, doing up buttons and zips, tying up laces etc. will aid the development of fine motor skills in young children.

There are three different Oobicoo designs available: Ollie, Orla and Olwyn, so there is a huggable Oobicoo friend for both boys and girls. The recommended age is 3 years and up but children as old as 9 are known to enjoy playing with Oobicoo too. Oobicoo dolls ($69.95) are made from recycled and recyclable materials and each doll comes with its own Oobicoo bodysuit and fabric ‘pod’.

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

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