Mar 022017
 

With so many babies on the way I can’t help but check in on Facebook regularly to see the latest bump shots and happy baby news. Even after five babies I still melt when I see these tiny bundles of joy, there is simply no sweeter sight! It also means I have loads of excuses to shop for adorable baby goodies and here’s one of my favourite finds of the moment:

Designed right here in Australia and made using premium 100% organic cotton NIOVI Organics is the perfect soft, safe and stylish choice for precious new arrivals. This wonderful Aussie label caters for little boys and girls from birth up to 1 year old with a gorgeous range of clothing and accessories that is sure to make anyone go clucky.

Great love and care has gone into each NIOVI Organics piece: the organic cotton fabric is soft, safe and fair-trade, the fit is comfortable and practical, the designs are timeless and eye-catching and only water-based dyes are used. And of course there is eye for the fine details too, take for example the lovely Organic Zip Romper: it has a handy print-on label instead of scratchy tags, a fabric flap that covers the end of the zipper and the cuffs fold over to create mittens and socks, they’ve thought of absolutely everything!

From rompers to dresses, from bibs to bloomers, from blankets to beanies and more, NIOVI has minifashionistas covered from top to toe. The current NIOVI Organics collection is based on the trendy RIZ print in three great colours: Sky, Lavender and Monochrome. At NIOVI they believe that safety and quality should be affordable for everyone, which is why their prices won’t break the bank and start at just $12.95.

As if you needed any more reasons to love NIOVI, during the month of March Hip Little One readers can save a huge 25% storewide at NIOVI Organics. Simply enter the code ‘HIP25’ at checkout, offer ends March 31, 2017. Time to stock up!

Hip Tip: Shopping for gifts? Make sure to add one of these unique Wooden Gift Boxes to your order to really create the wow-factor, the helpful NIOVI team will even wrap up the contents as per your instructions. These luxurious boxes don’t just look amazing (and save you the hassle of gift wrapping), they are reusable too so they add a wonderful eco-friendly touch to your eco gift.

To find out more about NIOVI Organics, to browse the range and to order online visit www.niovi.com.au.

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Dec 052016
 

Bink Kids

Christmas Countdown – Day 5

Bold, bright and beautiful; when it comes to a stand-out party outfit for your little Christmas angel Australian online store Bink Kids is fully stocked and ready to go. To help you stay within your tight December budget here’s an awesome deal for you, if you want your order delivered before Christmas you better run:

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Save a huge 30% off storewide at Bink Kids (including sale items), simply enter the code ‘HIP30’ at checkout. Offer ends December 12, 2016.

apple-bibAnd there is more: Spend $99 or more at Bink Kids to receive a cute Maxomorra Bib (RRP $14.95, choose from Apple, Dot, Owl or Tractor) with your order, completely free. Just mention your preferred print in the comment box during checkout and your bonus gift will be added to your order automatically. Be quick, this sweet deal is subject to availability and only valid while stocks last.

maxomorra-bird-suitBink Kids owner and mother Karina has carefully selected some of Europe’s best kids fashion brands that are known for their funky style and excellent quality: DUNS Sweden, L’Asticot, Maxomorra and More than a Fling, just to name a few. But Bink Kids clothing doesn’t just look good, it feels great too with most of the labels in store using soft certified organic cotton. Being free from nasty and chemicals and full of colour this handpicked range is perfect for happy, healthy kids.

carrot-zip-suitWhile you’re shopping up a storm in the sale make sure to check out my new personal favourite, the totally adorable Carrot Zip Suit (RRP $39) by stylish label DUNS Sweden. The retro green and orange colour combination is a great pick for both little boys and little girls and the organic cotton fabric is gentle against sensitive skin. Note to self: Do not put out the wrong carrot for Santa this year!

To find out more about Bink Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.binkkids.com.au. Australia wide shipping is free for orders over $50.

For your chance to win a $50 Bink Kids gift voucher to spend on Bink Kids baby clothing (size 0-12 months) enter our giveaway below:

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Snooze in style with ergoPouch

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Oct 302016
 

ergopouch

It’s been a rather slow start this year but it looks like warmer weather has finally arrived, yay! I have got my fingers crossed that summer won’t let it us down and we’re in for some beautiful weather. I love the longer days, the blue skies, cold ice blocks and having less washing (that’s why I love dresses!).

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The only tricky thing about the Summer season is knowing what to put on little Harriet at night time, making sure she is comfortable, safe and at the perfect temperature. Thankfully ergoPouch takes the guessing out of baby bedtime with these gorgeous new arrivals.

ergopouch-summer-sleep-bagDesigned with Australia’s hot weather in mind the light and airy ergoPouch 0.2 TOG Jersey Sleep Bag (RRP $34.95, size 8-24 months) is the perfect summer pick for your precious bundle. This stylish sleep bag is made with luxurious organic cotton that is super soft, breathable and gentle against baby’s delicate skin, it’s ideal for little ones suffering from eczema or other skin conditions.

After ten months of cocooning baby Harriet to sleep and a tricky transition period she has now well and truly accepted the arms-free lifestyle, so it’s out with the swaddle and in with the sleeping bag. The Jersey Sleep Bag is comfy and cosy yet spacious enough for little hips to move around freely, earning the important tick of approval from the International Hip Dysplasia Foundation.

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Committed to ultimate comfort and safety this lovely ergoPouch design has no scratchy, noisy velcro to irritate Harriet’s skin and no small buttons that could come off, it opens and closes in one quick zip with the end of the zip being neatly covered by a small fabric flap so the neckline is soft and smooth. Bonus: The two-way zip allows for easy nappy access without having to take off the whole sleep bag making midnight changes a breeze.

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ergoPouch sleeping bags are available in a range of TOG ratings, design and sizes to suit little nappers from 2 months up to 6 years old. In line with the SIDS guidelines ergoPouch sleep bags provide the warmth and comfort babies require for a restful sleep without the need for (potentially dangerous) loose bedding. Not sure which product/TOG rating to choose? Use the handy ergoPouch Finder to find the best match for your child and his/her sleeping environment, easy as pie.

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

Sep 032016
 

Elektra

Airports, planes, beach houses, holiday cabins, spare bedrooms… when it comes to sleeping arrangements this holiday is full of diversity. Especially for young children sleeping in an unfamiliar environment can be a bit scary, so we’re trying our best to keep our tribe calm and comfortable the best we can. We’ve come well prepared with their favourite cuddly toys and night lights and miss Sybbie has even brought her cosy Elektra nap time buddy:

Cloud9 Syb

After the huge success of the original Elektra Cloud9 Nap Mat last year designer and mum Jessica has been busy working on an extended range of Cloud9 Nap Mat to fit kids of all sizes (and even mamas who are desperate for a snooze!).

Cloud9 Regular PlusThe Cloud9 Regular Plus Nap Mat (RRP $49.95) is the perfect value for money combo. Made from easy-care polyester this awesome on-the-go sleeping solution for little nappers is a breeze to clean (machine wash), dries quickly and is stain resistant which is a must for cheeky toddlers. Young kids love getting comfy under a soft blankie and thanks to the new 93cm long quilted blanket (total mat length 100cm) there is plenty of snuggle space.

Cloud9 Deluxe Nap MatIts bigger sibling the Cloud9 Deluxe Nap Mat (RRP $59.95) boosts an even longer blanket (100cm, total mat length 125cm) which makes it the perfect size for miss Sybbie. For a more luxurious sleep the Deluxe Nap Mat has a 100% soft and breathable cotton blanket and a thicker mat for added comfort. As with all Cloud9 Nap Mats the pillow is removable and the mats can be machine washed, yay for busy mamas who have no time for hand washing!

Nap Mats Rolled UpDesigned for use at home, daycare, sleepovers and holidays Cloud9 Nap Mats are lightweight and have a convenient carry handle for easy transport. The handy buckle closure helps keep the mats neatly rolled up and compact in size while travelling or in storage. With lots of great colours and prints to choose from and a neat name tag on the outside all kids can have their own unique Nap Mat with no chance of mix-ups.

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To find out more about Elektra, to locate a stockist near you and to order online vist www.elektrabub.com.au.

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Snuggle up with Dulcie & Banana

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May 292016
 

Dulcie & Banana

With 5 kids in tow I may look like the travelling circus but when possible I prefer to leave the car at home and walk to school instead. I really enjoy the relaxing walk, the fresh air and the casual chatter of my munchkins and I know they also love this time of talking about their day. Thankfully a bit of cold doesn’t scare us, we just dress up for the weather and head out!

Dulcie & Banana Blankets

If you’re planning to take your little bundle out this Winter make sure to pack a cosy blanket to keep him/her toasty warm on the journey. These beautiful blankets by Australian designer label Dulcie & Banana are stylish, soft and snuggly, making them the perfect travel companion for a day out in the cold.

Bloom BlanketMade from 100% cotton fabric Dulcie & Banana blankets are super cuddly and gentle against the skin, ensuring a comfortable snooze for your tiny traveller. There are several lovely designs to choose from, but this pretty Bloom Blanket (RRP $59.95, now $39.95) is my personal favourite. The fresh and fruity green colour is cheerful and bright and the cute pink crochet flowers add a sweet vintage touch, I might have to get one for our little Hattie to snuggle up with!

For a limited time only you can save up to 50% on the gorgeous Dulcie & Banana blanket range. Prices are as marked but you better run, a deal this good doesn’t hang around!

To find out more about Dulcie & Banana, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.dulcieandbanana.com.au.

Save up to 40% at Aster & Oak

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Feb 132016
 

Aster & Oak

A few weeks ago I introduced you to Aster & Oak, a new Australian organic clothing label for little trendsetters. Their stylish threads have been selling like hotcakes and designer Melissa is not sitting still, a brand new collection is already in the making. If you are keen to get your hands on some lovely Aster & Oak pieces at never-to-be-repeated prices here a deal not to be missed:

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Right now you can save up to 40% on the Aster & Oak Colour Burst collection and to make the deal even sweeter all orders over $100 ship free Australia wide. Be quick as this special offer ends this weekend!

Up for grabs are gorgeous Flutter Sleeve Onesies, comfy Leggings, cosy 2 Way Zip Rompers and adorable Nappy Covers suitable for trendy boys and girls in size 000-2. I speak from experience when I say the organic fabric is super soft and it washes really well. With prices starting at a tiny $8.95 this is a sale you don’t want to miss!

Colour Burst Leggings

To find out more about Aster & Oak, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.asterandoak.com.au.

Aster & Oak

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Jan 152016
 

Aster & Oak

As our 5th baby and 4th daughter our sweet Harriet is ‘blessed’ with a cupboard full of hand-me-downs. Of course there is nothing wrong with that but it does make it extra nice to dress her in something that’s brand spanking new and picked especially for her. For months I have been hanging out for the gorgeous Aster & Oak range to be released and now it’s finally within reach for stylish Aussie tots:

Aster & Oak

Aster & Oak is a new Australian designer label creating stylish baby clothing made using 100% organic (GOTS certified) cotton fabric. The first pieces of the Aster & Oak collection are only just starting to arrive on our shores and they are selling like hotcakes already!

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Not only is the range totally awesome, luxuriously soft and super comfortable, it is surprisingly affordable too (proof that organic goodness doesn’t have to cost a fortune!). By choosing organic fabrics you are doing the environment a favour and you know you don’t have to worry about nasty chemicals lurking in your child’s clothing, after all nothing but the best is good enough for our biggest treasures.

Harriet Monochrome Tee

The first designs to hit the shelves are the Monochrome Baby T-shirts (RRP $19.95, sizes 000-2) designed for cool boys and girls. With gorgeous prints like ‘Enjoy the little things’, ‘Little Dreamer’ and ‘Young and Fearless’ they are perfect for tiny bundles of joy and cheeky adventurers.

Harriet Colour Burst Leggings

For a pop of colour you can team up your new tee with the Colour Burst Leggings (RRP $19.95, blue or pink), don’t they look fabulous? I just love the stretchy fabric and snug cuffs to keep cold breezes at bay. As you can see even on our chubby little munchkin they are very comfy with room for her to play and wriggle.

A little birdie told me that the next Aster & Oak delivery is just around the corner so stay tuned for plenty more of this exciting new Aussie label!

Shopping Tip: Make sure you sign up for the Aster & Oak newsletter to stay up-to-date with hip new arrivals and specials offers, you will also save 10% on your next order. Nice!

To find out more about Aster & Oak, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.asterandoak.com.au.