Apr 042017
 

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It may only be early April but it looks like Autumn has officially arrived here in South Australia. We’ve already had quite a few cold, dark and rainy days and it’s getting a little harder to get out of bed in the mornings. To be honest as a foreigner I am always glad when the cooler season sets in and I can’t wait to rug up for Winter and get a nice woodfire going.

As the nights get chillier it is important to adjust your child’s sleepwear accordingly, to ensure your little one is comfortable and warm all night long. No matter what climate, ergoPouch has you covered and the latest Autumn/Winter arrivals are an absolute treat.

The now famous ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag (1-3.5 TOG, RRP $74.95-$84.95) is a hot favourite all throughout the year with stylish sleepyheads from 2 months all the way up to 6 years old rocking this genius design. The clever two-in-one sleep bag suit converts from a traditional sleeping bag to a handy sleep suit in only a few quick zips, it doesn’t get easier or quicker than that.

Especially for the upcoming cool season ergoPouch has just released some super cosy 3.5 TOG Sleep Suit Bags in four gorgeous prints to suit boys and girls. Featuring a luxurious organic cotton sheeting outer layer, warm 100% cotton filling and long cotton fleece sleeves children can sleep comfortably without need for loose bedding that could pose a potential safety risk.

It is clear that the ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag has been designed with real children and real parents in mind, it comes packed with small and big details that will make life easier for everyone. From no-slip grip pads on the feet to fold over mittens to keep little hands warm (and prevent scratching), from stretchy side-panels to allow plenty of movement to covered zippers, from being suitable for pram, car and baby carrier to easy nappy change access, this well engineered product ticks all the boxes.

Not sure which ergPouch product/TOG rating is right for you? Use the handy ergoPouch Finder to find the best match for your child and his/her sleeping environment, easy as pie.

Hip tip: Sign up for the FREE ergoPouch newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and exciting arrivals and receive 10% discount on your first order.

To find out more ergoPouch, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ergopouch.com.au.

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Dec 122016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 12

As a mum of five little ones I know very well that a proper, good quality, durable mattress takes a big chunk out of your family budget, so it is not something you want to have to replace often. Adults are (usually) quite good at keeping their mattresses clean but for children that is a big ask, we all know accidents happen and there is nothing you can do to prevent them. If you have ever tried to clean, scrub and deodorize a mattress you know it ruins your mood, takes ages and after all that it never becomes 100% clean again. Here’s the good news, there is hope!

Australian mattress specialist BedGuard takes the hassle out of a wet bed with an innovative waterproof mattress range that keeps little (and big) sleepyheads comfortable, clean and dry all night long.

Designed to stop liquids, stains and odours from ruining your mattress the unique BedGuard protection layer is guaranteed to keep nasties at bay, in case of accidents just use some paper towel to remove the spill and your mattress is fresh, clean and dry again. No more sleeping on crunchy, sticky, plastic mattress protectors, no more scrubbing, no soda-treatment, no yucky yellow stains and no sneaky odours hanging around, what a fantastic time (and irritation) saver for busy parents!

Aside from repelling liquid, odours and stains BedGuard mattresses have many other great features that make them a family favourite. The anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial, bed bug resistant and flame retardant properties give parents peace of mind, they can sleep well knowing their child is safe and comfortable at all times. All BedGuard mattresses are double sided and filled with above industry standard foam density and high quality inner springs ensuring a comfortable night sleep.

BedGuard is an Australian family business and all products are designed and made right here in Australia using high quality materials. Being Australian made you can rest assured that the manufacturing process is closely monitored from start to finish to supply Aussie families with an outstanding product that they can enjoy for years. BedGuard mattresses have a life expectancy of 10 years and come with a generous 5 year guarantee.

Within the BedGuard mattress range you’ll find three different types of waterproof mattresses (Guardian Comfort, Guardian Luxury and Guardian Opulence) to suit beds of all sizes, from your baby’s cot to a large king size bed BedGuard has the whole family covered. Prices start at $198 (cot size) and delivery costs depend on your location.

To find out more about BedGuard, to explore the innovative BedGuard features and to order online visit www.bedguard.com.au or get social on www.facebook.com/bedguardaus.

For your chance to win a BedGuard Guardian Comfort Waterproof Single Bed Mattress (RRP $379.50) including metro delivery enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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From cot to single: ergoPouch ‘Stretch Sheet’

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Nov 222016
 

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Cot size, single size and queen size, boy colours, girly shades and of course spares of everything… being a large family of seven it is no surprise our bedlinen collection is quite significant. I have often wished I could use the same gear for the cot and single beds, it would save me so much space and be much kinder on the family budget too! Well, thanks to ergoPouch you can:

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On Sunday I finally got Hip Daddy to assemble this pretty bunk for the two big girls, doesn’t it look lovely teamed up with these gorgeous pastel ergoPouch Stretch Sheets?

ergopouch-bamboo-sheetAs the name suggests the brand new ergoPouch Bamboo Stretch Sheets (RRP $39.95) are super soft and very stretchy, in fact they are so stretchy they are designed to fit from cot (yes, including those tricky sized and odd shaped cots) all the way up to a proper single bed! That means one single sheet will last you from baby to teen stage and beyond, now that’s a good investment. 

Made with a luxurious blend of bamboo viscose jersey and a touch of elastane for extra flexibility ergoPouch sheets are high quality, soft to touch and gentle against the skin. Bamboo is often praised for its wonderful antibacterial properties, its breathability and the way it assists temperature control, making it a perfect pick all year around. Allergy sufferers will be pleased to know that ergoPouch Stretch Sheets proudly carry the tick of approval from the Eczema Association Australasia.

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Initially I was sceptical about the ‘one-size-fits-all’ description, expecting a fit so tight you could hear the seams groan in despair, but I was pleasantly surprised. The Bamboo Stretch Sheets easily snapped around our thick single mattresses with the strong, elasticised trim staying neatly in place.

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Not only are ergoPouch Stretch Sheets a smart decision for your family budget, they also keep your linen cupboard tidy and easy to manage. There is no more need to hunt for a specific sheet to fit a certain bed or grabbing the wrong sheet during a midnight change of linen, you can use your ergoPouch sheets on all of the kids’ beds. Comfortable, convenient and cost-effective, it’s a big thumbs up from me!

The ergoPouch Bamboo Stretch Sheet is currently available in four stylish colours: Grey, Mint, Natural and Pink.

To find out more ergoPouch, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ergopouch.com.au.

Cuddle up with CoCaLo

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Nov 152016
 

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Before Harriet was born I carefully handpicked her a gorgeous soft baby blankie, hoping that it would be love at first sight and the two would become inseparable. Of course Hattie turned out as headstrong as her mother and she refused to have anything to do with it. Fast forward 13 months and she has finally found one she adores, she carries it around throughout the house and she is not in the slightest bothered by the fact that it’s more a blanket than a blankie. I have to admit, this wonderful CoCaLo comforter is quite the prize:

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Measuring a very generous 91 x 114 cm in size her beautiful CoCaLo Pinwheel Quilted Comforter is not only a great fit for a baby’s cot, it would also make a lovely soft spot for a precious little one to practise tummy time. Baby Harriet loves to nap with it but our 3-year old and even 5-year old like to snuggle up with it whenever they can too, it’s definitely a quilt that will be enjoyed well past the baby stage.

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This beautiful comforter has a cosy 100% cotton outer that is comfortable to touch and gentle against the skin with a lightweight polyester filling for extra fluffiness. Bonus: Because busy mums have better things to do than tediously washing their laundry by hand CoCaLo comforters can be machine washed (cold, gentle cycle), it’s the simple things in life that make me happy.

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Do you love the pretty CoCaLo look as much as I do? There is plenty more where that came from with matching sheets, blankets, bumpers and change pad covers to complete your stylish nursery. The Pinwheel Quilted Comforter is currently available in four stylish colours: Petal Pink, Orchid Hush, Starlight Blue and neutral Grey, which shade is your favourite?

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To find out more about Childsmart and to browse the CoCaLo range visit www.childsmart.com.au or get social with @Childsmart on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Oct 082015
 

Fly Babee

Almost a year ago I gave you a sneak-peek of an exciting new baby product called Fly Babee, designed by a clever Aussie mama called Emma. The past year has been a whirlwind of exciting developments for Emma with Fly Babee appearing on Shark Tank (and locking in an investor!) as well as scoring a Bronze Award at the latest St George Banking Group Ausmumpreneur Awards. Clearly people all over the country are falling in love with Fly Babee and it’s time you do too:

Fly Babee

Hailed as a real must-have for travelling families Fly Babee (RRP $99.95) is the world’s first sleep-easy cover designed for airline bassinets, pram carry cots and strollers. It’s compact, portable and extremely light-weight (just 600 grams!), yet big enough to comfortably fit around airline baby beds and large prams and provide your baby with a private place for a little snooze.

Fly Babee Storage BagThe practical pop-up design makes Fly Babee extremely easy to use, it unfolds in the blink of an eye and attaches to the bassinet or pram frame with simply clips. This same strong pop-up frame creates a safe, spacious ‘dome’ around your baby without a claustrophobic feel or the risk of collapsing. When not in use you can keep your Fly Babee cover safely tucked away in the handy carry bag (included) which attaches to your pram with two velcro straps.

Fly Babee Pram CoverFly Babee is packed with plenty of other great features to make travelling with a baby a little easier, for example block-out fabric that locks out over 90% of surrounding light, 100% breathable fabric to avoid overheating and a convenient ‘Chance a Glance’ window so parents can have a little safety-peek without disturbing your tiny dreamer. So with the holiday season coming up, make sure you pack your Fly Babee and take the stress out of your next family adventure.

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

For your chance to win a Fly Babee (RRP $99.95) enter our giveaway below:

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Oct 072015
 

Kidfolk

Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 7

When you are preparing for a new baby and decide not to find out the gender like we did you may automatically limit your colour choices, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I personally love neutral, natural colours and these days there is plenty more to choose from than soft yellow and mint green (take note, grandma!). Today’s beautiful giveaway prize is kindly donated by Australian fashion label Kidfolk and shows that unisex definitely doesn’t have to be boring:

Harlequin Blanket Black White

The beautiful Harlequin Blanket (RRP $79) is designed right here in Australia and is made from 100% soft, light-weight cotton that is gentle against the skin. Measuring 85 x 105 cm in size it’s the perfect blanket to tuck into the pram, keep your baby warm in its cot, snuggle up with on the couch or create an instant safe and clean play mat when visiting friends and family.

Harlequin Blanket

The eye-catching diamond pattern, suitable for both boys and girls, is timeless and classic so it will still be a stylish choice as your little one gets older (in fact if they came in a bigger size I would quite like one myself too!). The Harlequin Blanket is currently available in five trendy colour combinations: Black/White, Black/Red, Grey/Orange, Grey/Green and Grey/Red. Which one is your favourite?

To find out more about Kidfolk, to browse the range and to order online visit kidfolk.bigcartel.com, shipping is FREE Australia wide.

For your chance to win a Kidfolk Harlequin Blanket (RRP $79, Black/White) enter our giveaway below:

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May 162015
 

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Big Baby Shower – Day 16

All my loyal Hip Little One readers know that I LOVE bedSOK. We use bedSOKS on each of our single beds and I could not live without them anymore, they make my life so much easier! I dare to say that anyone who tries a bedSOK will be won over immediately, it’s a winning concept and it is designed right here in Australia:

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So what exactly is a bedSOK? A bedSOK is a super handy all-in-one sheet: a fitted sheet with an attached flat top sheet that simply zips up on each side plus a matching pillow case. Not only does this clever design keep the sheets in place when your child is asleep (no kicking down the covers and no cold chills), it also makes making the bed a breeze (particularly convenient on bunk beds!).

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Of course the bedSOK can be used on a single bed and king single bed it is available in cot/toddler bed size too so I think it would make a fantastic gift for a new arrival or even a first birthday. No endless bending over the cot to tuck in a flat sheet that comes undone easily, just pop the elasticised corners of the bedSOK over your mattress like a fitted sheet and all your sheets are in place in one go. There are currently four great colours to choose from, including a fluffy white flannelette option for winter.

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

For your chance to win a Cot/Toddler bedSOK (RRP $79.90) in your choice of colour enter our giveaway below:

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