Blue Brontide

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Sep 232016
 

Blue Brontide

As small as she is miss Hattie has everyone wrapped around her little finger, one of her favourite things to do is making everyone laugh at mealtimes with her silly faces and funny sounds. She loves feeding herself (and making lots of mess) so I think this adorable Little Lola Boutique dish would totally make her day:

Blue Brontide Rabbit cutlery

Brought to you by UK eco-label Blue Brontide this pretty mealtime range will delight even the fussiest little eater and turn dinner struggles into dinner smiles, guaranteed.

Blue Brontide BunnyI know they usually say no pets at the dinner table, but how you can say no to this sweet bunny? The beautiful eco-friendly Rabbit Plate (RRP $39.95, 20 x 20cm) is made from natural pine wood and features three different sections. Our children love eating from divider plates as it makes a large meal less overwhelming, they can keep foods separated (great for those with sensory issues) and eat in stages.

Bunny CutleryFor the ultimate dinner experience there is matching Rabbit Cutlery available too (RRP $25.95, fork and spoon) with the same laughing or happy rabbit design on the sturdy wooden handle. Designed for small hands the fork and spoon set is soft and smooth to touch with rounded corners. I think the colour differences in the wood grain add such a special touch to this unique eco mealtime collection.

To find out more about Little Lola Boutique, to browse the mealtime range and to order online visit www.littlelolaboutique.com.au.

Design Letters

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Sep 172016
 

Design Letters

Remember that awesome black and white playrug we discovered recently? It’s no secret Scandinavia is full of amazing creative talent so let us introduce you to another stylish Danish monochrome treasure you are sure to adore:

Design Letters range

Created by Mette Thomsen and inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s famous typography hand the trendy Design Letters collection brings bold and beautiful to the family table.

Design Letters CutleryThe eye-catching dinnerware range consists of everything you need to make mealtime modern and marvellous and totally impress your dinner guests. From plates and bowls to cups and funky cutlery and much more, Design Letters has got all courses covered. Australian online store Leo & Bella sells all the pieces individually, allowing you to build your unique Alphabet collection one product at a time.

Alphabet CupEven the youngest family members can enjoy a designer sip and serve: Simply transform your child’s favourite melamine Alphabet Cup (RRP $20) into a trainer sippy cup by popping on the sweet pastel coloured sippy drink lid (pink or mint, sold separately). For extra peace of mind the lids are free from nasty BPA and they are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Alphabet Cups are available in all the letters of the alphabet and would make a gorgeous baby shower or baptism gift for a special little one…

To find out more about Leo & Bella, to browse the Design Letters range and to order online visit www.leoandbella.com.au.

Plate Up with Petit Jour Paris

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Jul 102016
 

Petit Jour Paris

With just 7 weeks to go until we leave on our European holiday we are getting more excited by the day. Of course we are most looking forward to spending time with our Dutch family and friends (and eating our tummies round with delicious Dutch food!) but we’ve got plenty of other fun stuff planned too. We can’t wait to revisit Paris and explore the many beautiful spots, typical French streets full of character and special attractions, there is so much to love about Paris.

Petit Jour Paris - Forest Set

Can’t make it to Paris? Don’t worry, Australian online store Where Did You Get That? is bringing a piece of Paris to you with the divine Petit Jour Paris dinnerware range that arrived in store this week. Isn’t it just gorgeous?

Petit Jour Forest MugFeaturing stunning illustrations in warm, vibrant colours Petit Jour Paris is sure to delight even the most stubborn little eater. Petit Jour Paris dinnerware is made from strong, durable melamine (100% BPA free) and designed with small hands in mind, what a stylish way to encourage independent eating! There are several sweet themes to choose from: Jungle, Forest or Farm, which one is your favourite?

From delightful 4-piece or 5-piece gift sets to individual plates, bowls, mugs, cutlery, placemats and more, the handy mix and match collection allows you to create the perfect setting for every occasion. Sneakily I am coveting the whimsical Forest Gift Set for baby Hattie’s birthday, the colours and prints are simply amazing. Prices start at $7.95 up to $49.95.

Petit Jour Paris - Jungle

To find out more Where Did You Get That?, to browse the Petit Jour Paris range and to order online visit www.wheredidyougetthat.com.au.

Up to 70% off Kidsberry Closing Down Sale

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Jun 212016
 

Kidsberry

After a bunch of birthdays, farewell parties, special achievements and other events that calls for gift giving our present cupboard is looking a little sad. I always like to be organised and keep gifts on hand for all kinds of occasions, that way I am never left empty handed. If your gift cupboard needs a refill too now is the time to stock up during the Kidsberry Closing Down Sale, there are huge savings up to 70% to be had:

Mother's Corn Bubbles SetThe Mother’s Corn Bubbles Set (RRP $19.99, now $8) consists of an innovative blowing tool, a 200ml bottle of bubble liquid and a special tray for your bubble liquid. The funky looking blowing tool and tray are made from corn starch and are non-toxic, antibacterial, biodegradable, BPA free and contain no environmental hormones, carcinogens and heavy metals. Now surely it can’t get much safer than that?

Mother's Corn Bubbles PNGThe unique Mother’s Corn bubble liquid is made of natural cellulose extracted from trees, which is generally used for medical or food additives in ice cream or bread so there is no need to worry about nasty chemicals. Even better, the blowing tool is specifically designed to prevent a backflow of liquid, making sure the bubbles only go away from and not into your child’s mouth. Kids love this special bubble liquid because it allows you to blow stackable, touchable bubbles, how awesome!

Mother's Corn Smart Toddler SetIf your little one is just starting to self-feed look no further than the biodegradable Mother’s Corn Feeding Range (now from just $5.48), made from corn this handy tableware is non-toxic and eco friendly so there will be no nasties making their way into your child’s food. Cute divided plates in different sizes, mugs, cups, bowls and more, all pieces are strong, microwave safe and durable so they can be enjoyed for years.

To find out more about Kidsberry, to browse the range and to shop the Closing Down Sale online visit www.kidsberry.com.au.

Home is where Mum is

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Apr 292016
 

Little Bellies

With just 9 sleeps to go until Mother’s Day time is quickly running out to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If you’re still looking for a sweet present that doesn’t require wandering a busy shopping centre or lining up at the checkout, here’s a great last-minute gift suggestion for you from Little Bellies:

Little Bellies Tea Towel

Now obviously I don’t want to suggest that a women’s place is in the kitchen, but most (grand)mothers do spend a fair bit of time there so I think this unique tea towel will be well received by mum.

Tea Towel GrandmaThe gorgeous new Colour Your Own Tea Towel (RRP $29.99) adds a special touch to the boring task of drying the dishes. It is made from 100% premium cotton and features a lovely ‘Home is where Mum is’ screen print. Young artists can decorate the tea towel to their liking with the included fabric markers, just remember to iron the reverse before washing so you don’t lose your child’s precious artwork.

Shopping for grandma instead? Don’t worry, Little Bellies has the older generation covered too with a ‘Home is where Nanna is’ and ‘Home is where Grandma is’ print.

To find out more about Little Bellies dinnerware, to browse the range and to order online visit www.littlebellies.com.au.

Eat, Love, Mae

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Apr 262016
 

Love Mae

As a mum of five I know very well that mealtimes with little people can be tricky. While we mostly have happy, healthy eaters we also have our beautiful Sybbie for whom food is an ongoing battle. Wherever possible I try not to make too much of a fuss about things, the less attention you give it the more likely she is to at least eat a few bites of everything. Letting her pick her own plate and cutlery is always a happy start to the meal and I think she would adore these delightful new Love Mae arrivals:

Love Mae bamboo dinnerware

Ever since its first release Love Mae’s Bamboo Dinnerware has been brightening up tables all across Australia and the globe. In May these two lovely dinner sets will be added to the range, aren’t they cute? Get your pre-order in today so you don’t miss out.

Love Mae cutleryThe new designs are just gorgeous and sure to bring smiles to the table, even the fussiest eater can’t resists a serve of whimsy! Love Mae dinnerware is made from eco-friendly, biodegradable bamboo and free from nasties like BPA, phthalates and other toxins, making it gentle on the environment and safe for your hungry eater too. All pieces are created with little hands in mind, a great way to encourage independent eating and make mealtime fun for the whole family.

Love Mae cupFairy Garden, Hungry Bear, Woodland Supper, Dinosaur Feast, On Safari and more, there are lots of different designs to choose from so there is a perfect theme for everyone. You can even pick a different set for every child so they can recognise their own dinnerware, yay for no more arguments! My personal favourite is Peacock Plumage, so pretty. Prices range from RRP $29.95 (3-piece set) up to $44.95 (5-piece set).

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

Baby Bites with BabyBjörn

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Apr 052016
 

BabyBjorn logo copy

Now that that nasty tongue-tie has been dealt with we can finally continue our solids journey, hopefully this time with more luck! Harriet certainly knows how to attack a teething rusk and she’s even had a crack at some toast soldiers yesterday, very messy but good fun. She has been sitting with us at the dinner table for a few weeks and now she can join in the eating part too, hooray.

Hattie High Chair

She may only be 6 months old but Harriet sits like a real queen in the new BabyBjörn high chair, it’s like a throne for little royals. Designed for ages 6 months up to 3 years this super stylish high chair is a perfect pick for modern families who want to invest in high quality, durable products that grow with their child.

BabyBjorn High Chair

There is lots to love about this trendy seat, like a curved backrest that helps young children to sit upright and an ergonomic fit that supports babies in all the right places. Initially I had my doubts about the ‘harness-free’ design of the BabyBjörn High Chair but my mind was immediately put at ease when I saw how the tray fits nice and snug around her body keeping her perfectly in place. Add to that the safety bar in between the child’s legs and there is no slipping away, even for a six month old.

Hattie BabyBjorn High Chair

The spacious, easy-clean tray can be adjusted to suit your little eater, it can slide closer to provide a tight fit for a small child and it can slide out to offer more room for older children. Unlike traditional rectangular trays that leave gaps around your child for food and cutlery to drop down in, this clever tray has a rounded shape that mimics a child’s body shape; no gaps = less mess! There are no small openings, seams or grooves on the tray or the seat, just a smooth surface that you can simply wipe clean after each meal.

BabyBjorn High Chair colours

The BabyBjörn High Chair is very easy to use: just sit your child in the seat, flip up the tray and turn the table lock to secure the tray and your child in one simple step. Once mealtime is over you can unlock the tray, fold it down and lift out your child. I also love the fact that you can detach the removable top tray for easy cleaning under the tap or dishwasher whilst the main tray stays in place for the next course or play time.

BabyBjorn High Chair Fold

Last but not least: storage! At first sight the BabyBjörn High Chair may not look like a very compact design but you’ll be pleasantly surprised. If you fold the back legs in and flip the tray up you’ll be left with a compact and narrow (< 25cm wide) package perfect for transport or storage.

The BabyBjörn High Chair (RRP $299.95) is currently available in three stylish colours: Snow White, Pink and Turquoise.

To find out more about BabyBjörn, to browse the range and to locate stockist near you visit www.babybjorn.com.au.