Dec 202016
 

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Christmas Countdown – Day 20

From shopping trips to beach walks, from family visits to friend talks and everything in between, it’s the season for going out and catching up. If you’ve got a precious little one to accompany you this wonderful Christmas Countdown prize from BabyBjörn will be your perfect companion:

The lucky winner of today’s giveaway will take home the award-winning BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One (RRP $229.95, Black Cotton), a stylish baby carrier that is ideal for modern parents with an on-the-go lifestyle.

The BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One is a stylish baby carrier suitable for babies weighing 3.5 to 15kg, that means that (on average) you can use it from birth all the way up to three years old! The fantastic 4-in-1 design offers parents the freedom to carry their child as they wish: higher for newborns, lower for older babies, inward-facing, outward-facing, front or back carrying position. The Baby Carrier One is all about versatility and it adjusts to your, and your child’s, needs and preferences in just a flash.

At BabyBjörn they understand that we all want the best for our children which is why this carrier is developed in close collaboration with leading paediatricians. With precious newborns in mind the Baby Carrier One has an inbuilt infant insert and offers important head and neck support. The International Hip Dysplasia Institute recognises the Baby Carrier One Air as a ‘hip-healthy’ carrier with an ergonomic wide-leg carrying position and a generous 32 cm seat area.

One of the (many) fantastic features of the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One is that it is suitable directly from birth (min. weight 3.5kg), there is no need to purchase a separate infant insert. This not only saves you money but hassle too and you can easily change between passengers of different ages/weights. The clever ‘zipped’ seat can be adjusted to suit newborns up to 62cm (higher newborn position) or older babies (lower baby position). Just do up the correct zip and you’ll always have the perfect seat for your little traveller, easy as pie.

Aside from being safe for your child’s hips and development the Baby Carrier One is also safe to chew or suck on, something babies often do when they’re relaxed and snuggled up against mum or dad. All fabrics used in this carrier are gentle against your child’s skin and completely free from health-hazardous substances and allergens, that’s one less worry on your mind. When not in use the carrier folds up to a compact, light-weight package for easy transport or storage.

There are lots of different baby carriers around and some are trickier than others but the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One is definitely easy to use. The main ‘frame’ simply slides on over your head like a sweater, next you do up the waist band behind you and pull it tight. All that is left is to place your baby on the ‘seat’ and fold the front panel towards you which you then secure with 4 strong safety buckles. Click and go!

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

For your chance to win a BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One (RRP $229.95, Black Cotton) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Feel the breeze with BabyBjörn

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Feb 122016
 

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Can you believe miss Hattie is 4.5 months old already? She is the most gorgeous smiley girl who would love to be attached to mummy 24 hours a day if she could, yay for sweet baby cuddles whenever I want! Most of the time I am more than happy to oblige but I have to admit it does get a little hot and sweaty in this warm South Australian summer weather. Thanks to BabyBjörn I can treasure our close bond and enjoy a refreshing breeze at the same time, happy faces all around:

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The Baby Carrier One Air (RRP $249.95) combines all the award-winning features of the famous Baby Carrier One with a super soft and airy mesh fabric that allows for much needed airflow, is quick drying and keeps parent and child cool and comfortable.

Baby Carrier One AirThe fantastic 4-in-1 design offers parents the freedom to carry their child as they wish: higher for newborns, lower for older babies, inward-facing, outward-facing, front or back carrying position; the Baby Carrier One is all about versatility. As your baby grows you can change the carrying position to suit your and your child’s needs and you can enjoy carrying your child all the way up to 3 years old (15kg) making it a great investment for young families.

I am not the only one who likes baby wearing, hip daddy does too so I love that the shoulder straps and waistband can be adjusted in size in a matter of seconds. The waistband is nice and firm and the shoulder straps are padded for extra comfort, after having had 5 babies my back is not as strong as it used to be so I really appreciate how the weight is distributed evenly and keeping good posture is very easy.

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At BabyBjörn they understand that we all want the best for our children which is why this carrier is developed in close collaboration with leading paediatricians. The International Hip Dysplasia Institute has given the Baby Carrier One Air the thumbs up as a ‘hip-healthy’ carrier with an ergonomic wide-leg carrying position and a generous 32 cm seat area.

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Aside from being safe for your child’s hips and development the Baby Carrier One Air is also safe to chew or suck on, something our little Harriet loves to do when she is all snuggled up for a walk. All fabrics used in this carrier are gentle against your child’s skin and completely free from health-hazardous substances and allergens, that’s one less worry on my mind.

BabyBjorn Carrier One Air

Another great feature of the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One is that it is suitable directly from birth (min. weight 3.5kg), there is no need to purchase a separate infant insert. This not only saves you money but hassle too and you can easily change between passengers of different ages/weights. The clever ‘zipped’ seat can be adjusted to suit newborns up to 62cm (higher newborn position) or older babies (lower baby position), at 60cm Hattie is about to go into the lower position. Just do up the correct zip and you’ll always have the perfect seat for your little traveller, easy as pie.

There are lots of different baby carriers around and some are trickier than others but the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One is definitely easy to use. The main ‘frame’ simply slides on over your head like a sweater, I find this feels really safe, sturdy and reliable. Next you do up the waist band behind you and pull it tight. All that is left is to place your baby on the ‘seat’ and fold the front panel towards you which you then secure with 4 strong safety buckles. Click and go!

The BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Air is currently available in stylish Silver Mesh or Black Mesh.

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

Bounce for joy with Bombol

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Jul 242015
 

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Now that we have dug up most baby goods from storage we’ve finally put together a short shopping list for the last missing bits and pieces. Most items can easily do with some more squishy baby-love but sadly our bouncer has not survived its winter sleep, I am a little sad as it holds sweet memories but there is nothing we can do about it. On the hunt for a lovely replacement I stumbled upon this super stylish number at The Little Haven:

Bamboo Bouncer

The Bamboo, created by Italian designer label Bombol, is a beautiful modern piece of nursery furniture that would look stunning in any nursery or living room. Inspired by the famous properties of nature’s own bamboo this classy seat is light, flexible, durable and strong, in fact it is so strong it can easily hold up to an impressive 18kg (the weight of an average 4-5 year old). From baby bouncer to comfy ‘chaise longue’, what a brilliant investment for young families!

Bamboo SpringFrom sit and play to rest and nap, thanks to the patented Dynamic Backrest the Bamboo bouncer adjusts to your child’s needs effortlessly. Not only can parents adjust the position of the seat without disturbing a sleeping baby, children can also change their position independently simply by shifting their weight, how easy is that? This ability to move positions easily in combination with the ergonomic design encourages healthy development.

You can use the Bamboo from birth (3.5kg onwards) keeping baby comfortable strapped in by the safety harness. However smaller babies might lack the weight to bring Bamboo’s Dynamic Backrest down to the sleeping position so for those lightweight bubbas a special New Born Kit is available. The New Born Kit provides extra head support and adjusts the Bamboo’s performance to the lighter weight of smaller babies.

Bombol Bamboo

The Bombol Bamboo Bouncer (RRP $289.95) is currently available in three stylish unisex colours: Spring (lime), Elephant (grey) and Coconut (cream). Which one is your favourite?

To find out more about The Little Haven, to take a closer look at the Bombol Bamboo Bouncer and to order online visit www.thelittlehaven.com.au.

Sep 022014
 

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Big Birthday Bash – Day 33

As small as a baby may be, when your family grows from two to three your whole word changes, your me turns into we and things will never be the same again. At BabyBjörn they know how precious our little bundles are to us which is why they have designed a brand new baby carrier that enables you to keep your beautiful baby close wherever you go:

BabyBjorn Carrier We

The new generation Baby Carrier We ($149.95) by BabyBjörn is designed for modern parents with an active lifestyle and suitable for ages 0-3 years old. The word that best describes the Baby Carrier We is easy; it’s easy to put on, easy to take off, easy to wear and easy to adjust between different wearers, different children and different carrying positions, the Baby Carrier We is all about making a parent’s life easier.

BabyBjorn WeWith three front and back carrying positions including a special higher height position and head and neck support for newborns the Baby Carrier We provides an optimal position for all ages and stages. Like all BabyBjörn products this new carrier is designed in close collaboration with leading paediatricians, midwives and child psychologists to create a safe, comfortable, ergonomic baby carrier for both children and their parents.

One of the biggest selling points of the Baby Carrier We is safety with a range of clever features offering parents much needed peace of mind when it comes to carrying their baby. From safety clicks to tell you that you have fastened the buckles correctly and a unique function to move your baby into back position in a safe manner to fabrics that are free from health-hazardous substances and allergens, BabyBjörn will help you keep your baby safe with every step.

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

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Jun 152014
 

ByKay Carry Your Love

With only 6 weeks to go until our holiday I am getting rather nervous. As if 21 hours on a plane (plus a 7 hour stopover) is not exhausting enough we have 4 young children to keep happy on this long journey. I’m not particularly concerned about the oldest three as they can be entertained with books, games, toys and movies, my big worry is miss Sybbie, our 17-month old troublemaker.

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If you are a long term reader of Hip Little One you have probably read about our battles with reflux, food allergies, sleep and poor growth and as a result of these ongoing issues our little monkey struggles with severe separation anxiety. A new environment, a look from a stranger (and even family!), someone coming too close, they are simple things that upset her a lot and I am expecting our plane trip to cause a lot of tears.

ByKay Essential PinkOver time baby wearing has become one of our biggest sanity savers, making Sybil feel more comfortable, happy and safe when out and about. Carrying her close to me offers her a feeling of security, she clearly feels protected and safe and she loves snuggling into my chest when we go out, it also keeps her upright which helps with her reflux problems. I can not imagine going on a holiday without our ByKay Baby Carrier, it is an absolute travel must-have.

ByKay Design GreenDesigned in my home country The Netherlands the ByKay range of baby carriers are the ultimate combination of comfort, ergonomics, practicality and style, allowing all parents to wear their children in a carrier that suits their personal taste and lifestyle. There are currently six different ByKay carriers, and a rainbow of colours, to choose from. From newborn to toddler, from boy to girl, from mum to dad, from ring sling to Mei Tai and from classic and neutral to bright and cheerful, there is a perfect ByKay carrier for everyone.

ByKay Essential BlueThe ByKay Essential Baby Carrier ($89.95) is made from soft, stretchy cotton jersey making it an ideal choice for your precious bundle from birth up to 10-12 kg. The snug, wrap around design is very popular with new mums because it is comfortable for baby and for mum and has a nice natural feel to it, it’s like a second pair of arms to hug your baby while you keep your hands free for other things. There are 7 great Essential colours to choose from and a free storage bag is included.

ByKay Design CarrierIf you love the features of the Essential Carrier but are looking for a more eye catching print and a larger weight limit you’ll find the ByKay Design Baby Carrier ($129.95) ticks all your boxes. The star and flower design are a real stand-out and with a weight limit of 18kg you are guaranteed to get lots of wear out of it. The breathable, 100% natural cotton fabric is a great choice for our warmer Australian climates, making sure mum and bub are comfortable all year around.

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

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Toosh Coosh

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Feb 032012
 

I know you may find it hard to believe but until this week we had never taken the kids out for dinner. Some people manage to take their little ones out to restaurants from a very young age which I think it fantastic, we just couldn’t do it. When the twins were babies we didn’t find the idea of trying to feed a baby each (and ourselves) very relaxing so we never did it. Baby 3 was born before the twins turned two and the thought of three small kids in high chairs in a restaurant would scare even the most organised and calm parents so we kept putting it off. But as we were invited to a birthday dinner this week we decided to bite the bullet and go…

On Tuesday it was time for our big outing and we were well prepared, the restaurant had reserved one high chair for baby and we brought along our Toosh Cooshes for the older two. At 3 years old the twins may be too big for high chairs but they are still a little bit too small for regular dining chairs, making it hard for them to eat properly and not make a mess. And this is exactly where the Toosh Cooshes come in.

The Toosh Coosh is a kids support seat designed right here in Australia by clever mum Jo. After searching high and low for a simple, portable, stylish support seat for kids she decided to create her own solution to the problem. If you imagine trying to eat your dinner at a table that is too high for you you’ll realise that eating mess free is not easy. Bringing the table down is not an option but making your seat higher is!

Unlike other booster seats the Toosh Coosh features a stylish, timeless design that is not too babyish for older children, its neutral colour options (charcoal/red) will fit in beautifully with your interior. Conveniently packaged in its own carry bag you can easily take your Toosh Coosh to friends, family and restaurants so kids can sit up at the table and you can have a relaxing meal together.

Obviously this fantastic seat is not just useful around meal times, the twins use their Toosh Cooshes all the time to do drawing, playdoh or other crafts at the big kitchen table. The Toosh Coosh sits really well on our dining chairs (it sits really well on every chair we have tried it on!) and they do not slide even when the twins hop on and off. Sticky fingerprints are easy to wipe off and its compact size makes it easy to store, because isn’t storage space something we all never have enough of?

The Toosh Coosh kids support seat costs $59.95 or $109.90 for a sibling pack, at the moment you can enjoy free delivery Australia wide.

To find out more about Toosh Coosh, to take a closer look at the design and to order online visit www.tooshcoosh.com.au. Keep an eye on the Toosh Coosh Facebook page for the latest news and specials.