Memories on Monday

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Oct 262015
 

If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you will know that officially we ended our ‘Mama on Monday’ photo series when Harriet was born 1 month ago. However, so many of you have let me know you enjoyed our weekly photo update so instead of watching my baby bump grow you can now see our little Hattie getting bigger every week (and hopefully my ‘post-baby’ bump getting smaller as time goes on too).

Introducing ‘Memories on Monday’:

Harriet 1 month

Mama on Monday 2

Mama on Monday

Wearing (Mama):
Polkadot Sleeveless Blouse (RRP $19.95) by H&M
Falling Bricks Pants in Black (RRP $49.95) by Silent Theory
Original Saltwater Sandals in Silver (RRP $84) by Little Pinwheel
Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses (RRP $199) by Specsavers

Wearing (Harriet):
Isolate Suit in Pink (RRP $17.95) by Earlybirds

Oct 112015
 

Earlybirds

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One peek in my baby’s hospital bag will tell you all you need to know about my favourite newborn clothing brand. After using (and loving!) Australian label Earlybirds for baby no.3 and baby no.4 I knew this time I around I’d confidently choose Earlybirds again as my baby’s first outfit.

Earlybirds range

As the name suggests Earlybirds is dedicated to those precious newborns that come into this world very (or even just a little) early, catering for birth weights as tiny as 800 grams up to a generous 4.5kg.

Earlybirds Gift SetEarlybirds clothing and accessories are designed by a wonderful Aussie mum who knows all about premature arrivals and the specific needs of early birds and their carers. The fabrics are soft against sensitive skin, the colours neutral and simple and the quality amazing. There is even a special Earlybirds Organics collection for those who prefer the luxurious touch of premium, chemical-free organic cotton.

Earlybirds Isolette SuitsWith delicate premie babies in mind most Earlybirds garments are designed for easy dressing and undressing as well as regular doctor checkups, especially valuable for babies spending their first weeks/months in a hospital special care unit. Thanks to convenient fold-open designs and easy press-studs you don’t have to hurt or upset your baby with every outfit change. Earlybirds clothing is available in neutral, pale pink and light blue shades to suit all babies.

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

For your chance to win a $150 Earlybirds gift voucher enter our giveaway below:

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Mar 252014
 

Earlybirds

Maybe it’s your niece or nephew, maybe it’s your little cousin, your neighbour’s baby or even your own precious bundle, we all know a special ‘earlybird’ who arrived a little (or a lot) ahead of his/her due date. In many cases these earlybirds face difficult challenges and have to spend time in hospital before they are ready to enter the big wide world. Three of my own babies were born prematurely and spent some time in the special care nursery, they were so tiny and absolutely adorable.

As you may know the beautiful baby clothing by Australian company Earlybirds is specifically designed to suit these early arrivals, their Earlybirds range caters for the tiniest of babies weighing just 8oo grams up to 4.5 kilos. But they don’t stop there, when premie babies get older and bigger they often struggle to fit into main stream clothing so Earlybirds has got them covered too with a special Bigger Birds range.

The Bigger Birds collection is available in sizes 3 to 18 months and features navy blue and raspberry colour options to suit both boys and girls. Bigger Birds garments are comfortable to wear, easy to put on and take off and offer an excellent fit for the narrow hips and legs of many early arrivals. The collection consists of popular basics like rompers, jumpsuits, bodysuits and even undies (2-5 years).

Right now you can pick up one of the lovely Bigger Birds jumpsuits for just $22.50 (normally $29.95), that’s a saving of 25%! Be quick though, this offer ends March 31, 2014.

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

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Nov 302013
 

Every December there are many families looking forward to spending a first Christmas with a gorgeous new addition to spoil with fabulous presents but it is not that easy for everyone. While most are dressing up their little bundle in a special Christmas outfit and taking happy family snaps other not so lucky parents are spending the festive season in Special Care Units/ Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the country, often watching their baby from behind glass and worrying what the new year is going to bring them.

Earlybirds Pink

If you are (or know) a parent of one of these very precious early arrivals I highly recommend you check out Australian company Earlybirds. Not only does Earlybirds make the most beautiful clothes specifically designed for teeny tiny babies (as little as 800 gr!) but they are also long term partner of many great causes that support babies, children and families that need it. So whether you want to put together a lovely gift for a new baby or are searching for helpful information Earlybirds is the name to remember.

Earlybirds Organics

The Earlybirds range consists of a wonderful selection of clothing and accessories in boys, girls and gender neutral colours. Created by a mum of a premature baby each garment has been carefully designed to be easy to open so that doctors, nurses and parents can check and dress baby without too much hassle. All products are made from soft, 100% cotton that is light weight and breathable and there is even a special Earlybirds Organics collection available made with pure certified organic cotton.

Earlybirds Blue

As three of our babies spent time in the Special Care Unit I know what it is like to leave your baby in the hands of hospital staff, and while most hospitals supply baby clothing for those in care parents (including myself) really value being able to dress their child in its own clothes that fit well and look beautiful in photos too. If this Christmas brings your family or a family you know a surprise early bird you know where to go for a thoughtful, practical and much appreciated gift.

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

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10 years of Earlybirds – Celebrate and Win

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Nov 092012
 

Regular readers will know I am a big fan of Earlybirds, not just because their baby clothing is absolutely gorgeous but because of the difference Earlybirds makes in the lives of families with premature babies. I have written about Earlybirds a few times before and this month they really deserve a mention as they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. What a milestone!

Earlybirds would like to invite you to join in the birthday celebrations, the more the merrier they say! Who knows, you might even be taking home a lovely present?

There are lots of prizes up for grabs donated by some very generous businesses, keep a close eye on the Earlybirds Facebook page as new prizes are being given away every couple of days. If you’re quick you can still enter to win 1 of 5 sets of Pickle Sheets, just a few hours to go. Make sure you also visit the Earlybirds blog to enter the Earlybirds Major Prize Giveaway, entries close November 22.

At Earlybirds you find clothing and accessories for the tiniest little babies, weighing as little as 800 grams. Designed by mum Lynda, who has plenty of experience with little earlybirds herself, the garments have lots of practical and essential features to make dressing and undressing your tiny new arrival as easy as possible. But there is more to Earlybirds than fashion as behind the scenes they also support and raise funds for some fantastic causes in Australia, New Zealand and even throughout the world.

To find out more about Earlybirds, to browse the range and to order online visit www.earlybirds.com.au.

Sunday Coffee with Earlybirds

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Sep 022012
 

Have you entered our Earlybirds giveaway yet? If you have you have already discovered the latest addition to the Earlybirds range, a special collection designed for our Bigger Birds. But how did the Earlybirds family start in the first place? Let’s go back to the beginning and meet Earlybirds owner and founder Lynda Day:

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
Waking up early and taking our gorgeous dog Bessy for a walk in the Botanical gardens. A great way to start the day.
We usually have breakfast out and then spend the day at home in the garden and getting things organised for the coming
week. It’s a tradition to have a family Sunday roast dinner. I love Sundays.

Why did you start Earlybirds?
I was extremely frustrated that I could not find clothes to fit my premmie (10 weeks early) – so to alleviate this problem for other parents I decided to develop a range of clothing specifically for premature and small babies.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Initially and primarily from my son, but I also get inspiration from other parents and neonatal specialists.

What is your favourite Earlybirds product?
I have a few but I would have to say our new undies for bigger birds are fabulous. They are really fun and perfect for toddlers who have harrow hips and thighs.
I could not find any undies to fit my premmie toddler, they we all too big around the tops of his legs. There is nothing worse than baggy undies!

What is your number one gift idea for people buying for a little earlybird?
I would suggest either one of our gift sets, or if the baby is in special care definitely an Isolette suit, they are beautifully soft and functional allowing for the attachment of leads and monitors.

To find out more about Earlybirds, to browse the range and to shop online visit www.earlybirds.com.au.

Aug 132012
 

Today is my youngest daughter’s second birthday and boy, did those two years fly by. A few weeks before my due date the doctors decided that she wasn’t growing as much as she should so I was induced and she was born on lucky Friday the 13th, in room 13. As a mother of twins I was already familiar with having premature babies so I was prepared for the possibility of her ending up in special care but thankfully she only stayed there for a few hours. When babies arrive earlier than planned they are usually tiny in size and it can be hard to find the right clothes which is where Earlybirds comes in.

Some of you may already know Earlybirds, a fantastic Australian label that creates beautiful clothing and accessories for babies weighing as little as 800gram. What you may not know is that Earlybirds has had a little growth spurt and now offers an extended Bigger Birds range too. The Bigger Birds Collection is designed for ages 3 months all the way up to 5 years old (selected styles), so your growing earlybird can enjoy the earlybird comfort for much longer.

Earlybirds owner Lynda, mum to a little earlybird herself, discovered that as her son got older there was a need for bigger clothing with a leaner, slimmer fit that is perfect for prematurely born children. The Bigger Birds Collection offers just that with a range of different suits and even undies designed for narrow hips and legs. The Bigger Birds designs feature a funky, bright bird motif suitable for boys and girls with navy blue or raspberry print.

If you are a parent of a premature baby, or if you are shopping for one, you will truly appreciate the difference Earlybirds makes with clothing that is tailored to your babies specific needs and shape. When buying Earlybirds or Bigger Birds by Earlybirds you are also doing your share in supporting a number of baby and children’s charities including Life’s Little Treasures Foundation, SIDS and Kids and Ronald McDonald House.

To find out more about Earlybirds, to browse the range and to order online visit www.earlybirds.com.au.

For your chance to win a Bigger Birds suit or set of Bigger Birds undies of your choice (subject to availability) visit www.earlybirds.com.au and answer the following question: Which Bigger Birds product would you most like to win and why?

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

Competition ends September 13, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.