Aug 282015
 

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With just 6 weeks (or maybe less?) to go until baby no.5 arrives I am starting to get very excited about meeting our new addition. I can’t wait to see if we’ve been blessed with a little boy or a little girl, what he/she looks like and introducing the baby to the four siblings. I know it is a lot less important but I’ll admit that I am also looking forward to not feeling/looking like a whale, finally being able to sleep on my belly and getting out of the house and back into shape.

As we are expecting a Spring baby I am planning to spend plenty of time outside, exploring the neighbourhood and getting fresh air whilst enjoying some (gentle!) exercise and hopefully building up to some running in the future. Outdoor specialist Thule, famous around the globe for its high quality transport gear, is on a mission to get parents off the couch and out the door with a fantastic all-round sports stroller perfect for our Aussie landscape.

The sleek and modern Thule Urban Glide is packed with great features that will make your outdoor experience fun, safe, smooth and hassle free:

Thule Urban Glide (Sybbie)
Sybil (2 years old) enjoying a comfy trip

Light weight:
The Thule Urban Glide is one of the lightest full-size strollers I have ever come across, weighing in at just 10.5kg it is extremely light to lift (yay for my poor back and post-delivery recovery) and a breeze to push. Don’t be fooled by the featherlight design though, there is absolutely nothing flimsy about the Urban Glide! It is strong, sturdy and solid and can hold up to an extremely generous weight of 34kg. This means that all four of our children, ranging from 2 to 7 years old, can enjoy a ride in the same pram, now that’s what I call an excellent investment that will really grow with your child.

Thule Urban Glide (Juliet)
Juliet (5 years old) hitching a ride

Comfort:
The clever designers at Thule have made sure the Urban Glide is very comfortable for both child and parent. The pneumatic tires and rear suspension guarantee a smooth, comfy ride even on bumpy terrain whilst the soft padded seat can be reclined to a near-flat position, making it an ideal pick for snoozes on the go. The ergonomic handlebar can be adjusted in height to suit anyone from petite, gorgeous mummies to tall and handsome dads and anyone in between, measuring close to 2m hip daddy is particularly grateful for this back-saving feature! I also love the multi-position sun canopy that comes down nice and low compared to other prams, keeping the bright (and harmful!) sun out of your little one’s eyes.

Thule Hood Down
The extra-generous sun canopy is ideal for bright, sunny days

Safety:
Whether you are strolling, jogging or running, thanks to the strong, adjustable 5-point safety harness your little passenger will sit safe and snug in the Thule Urban Glide. You can keep a close eye on your precious cargo at all times by peeking through the handy view-in-roof window. The front wheel swivels for easy manoeuvrability as you navigate the shops or park and can be locked into place when you are jogging longer distances, of course the Urban Glide meets all safety standards.

Thule Urban Glide
Big sturdy wheels perfect for exploring the Aussie outdoors

Quality:
With years of experience in the car industry hip daddy has come to know the Thule brand as a high quality, durable and reliable label. His expectations of the Thule Urban Glide were therefore very high and I am glad to say it did not disappoint. The frame is very solid and strong and everything clicks and slides into place easily and smoothly. Thule is so confident that their prams are built to last that they back up their design with an unbeatable 10-year frame guarantee, is that the ultimate peace of mind or what?

Thule Urban Glide Fold
Big in perfomance, small in storage

Practicality:
To save you time and energy the Urban Glide can be folded in a quick, effortless one-handed motion. Simply slide the folding mechanism, hidden under the seat and away from curious little hands, to the side to instantly collapse the pram to a compact fold for storing and transporting. If desired the wheels can be taken off to create an even smaller package.

Thule StorageThree of my favourite busy-mum features are the thick, strong fabric that is easy to wipe clean, the handy mesh pocket next to the seat that keeps your child’s drink bottle within reach and of course the large zippered basket that holds up to 4.5kg. I often do a quick shop on the way (usually ending up with more than planned) so I love the roomy storage. The basket cover is even water resistant in case you encounter a little shower on the way.

Accessories:
Thule Mesh CoverThere are quite a few Thule accessories available (sold separately) to help you make the most out of your Urban Glide, including a rain cover, mesh cover, snack tray and more. I am particularly excited about the Thule Infant Car Seat Adapter which is compatible with our chosen baby capsule, I can’t wait to share a snap of our new addition enjoying a Thule trip in just a few short weeks. I will make sure to share our experiences with the Thule and a newborn once the baby is here and we are ready to head outside.

The Thule Urban Glide (RRP $749, colours Dark Shadow, Mars or Thule Blue) is available at Baby Bunting, Babies’R’Us and leading independents retailers across Australia.

Thule Urban Glide

To find out more about Thule, to take a closer look at the Urban Glide and to locate a stockist near you visit www.thule.com.

Stay tuned, once our little bundle has arrived we will be sharing the Thule love and give away an awesome Thule Urban Glide to one of our fabulous Hip Little One readers too. Keep an eye on the blog or sign up to the Hip Little One newsletter so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body

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Oct 262014
 

Remington i-Light Pro

As much as I am excited about all the lovely summer dresses, pretty singlets and strappy sandals, I can’t say I am looking forward to all the necessary hair removal that comes with it. With one sunny day after another there is no ‘I’ll leave it for a few days’ option, you have to stay on top of it all the time. Like many other women I dream of permanent hair reduction from the beauty therapist (and sparkly white teeth from the dentist) but the hefty price tag has been holding me back, if you share my dream you’ll be pleased to know that you can achieve the same smooth results at home with Remington:

Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body (RRP $799.95) is a revolutionary light-based device designed that allows you to remove unwanted body hair in the privacy and comfort home of your own home. No matter how hairy you are, this clever product has got you covered (or should I say uncovered?). The Remington i-Light Pro system uses the same similar Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology that professional dermatologists use so you can enjoy similar professional-quality results without having to visit your beauty salon.

Remington i-Light ProYou can use the Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body on almost any area of your body with unwanted body hair: legs, (under) arms, bikini, back/chest and even your face (females only). Unlike most many at-home hair removal methods, the i-Light Pro IPL system doesn’t cut or pull out hair, instead it offers long-lasting results by working below the skin’s surface to disable active hairs and help prevent new ones from growing. Hairs that do grow back will be finer and lighter in colour.

While the Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body works for most people you will only achieve the desired results if your hair and skin colour are suitable, the quick Safe Integrated Skin Sensor makes sure the device is used on appropriate and safe hair and skin colours only.

Remington i-Light Pro Hand DeviceThe Remington i-Light Pro system consists of a handheld device, to direct Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) at the area of your choice, and a base that cradles the hand device when not in use. As the system uses mains power there are no lengthy recharges or batteries to be replaced, just plug it in and go. The included quartz bulb has a very generous flash life of 65,000 flashes and it retains the same intensity for the entire bulb life, once used up the flash bulb can be replaced.

Remington’s i-Light Pro system delivers clinically proven, permanent results in just three fast treatments, by leaving two weeks in between sessions you make sure all hairs in all different stages of their growth cycle have been treated. Treated hairs will fall out in a few weeks and results last six months, that’s the entire Spring/Summer season taken care of!

Remington is 100% convinced you will love the results of the Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body which is why they back it up with a hard-to-beat 90 day money back guarantee and a fantastic 2 year warranty.

Over the next 6 weeks I will be testing the Remington i-Light Pro and getting myself Summer ready, results should be visible after a few short weeks so I will be sure to report my findings. Stay tuned…

To find out more about Remington, to take a closer look at the i-Light Pro Face & Body and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.

Roshambo baby

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Mar 222014
 

Roshambo Baby

Like many other school mums I spent last week at the pool to help out with Swim Week. I was very relieved to make it through the week without forgetting or losing one of the towels, underwear or a pair of swimmers for one or more of the kids, there is so much to think of when you head out for a day in the sun!

Roshambo Baby, because little people deserve big people shades

Roshambo Baby, because little people deserve big people shades

Slip, Slop, Slap, we all know the drill, but what about Seek and Slide? Seeking shade and sliding on a pair of decent sunnies is just as important, luckily Petit Australia has got the ‘Slide’ part covered with their gorgeous range of Roshambo Baby sunglasses (0-18 months+). Made in Italy from high quality, durable and flexible materials these cool baby shades are not only super hip but built specifically for active little munchkins.

Roshambo KellySafety is top priority for Roshambo Baby which is why their lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection to keep those precious little eyes safe from the sun. Aside from keeping the sun at bay Roshambo Baby sunglasses also stay clear of nasty chemicals (they’re BPA free) and small parts so even munching, twisting, bending or pushing the ultra flexible frame will not put your mini adventurer at risk.

Roshambo tealRoshambo Baby has so much confidence in the durability of their product that their sunnies come with a full damage replacement guarantee if your frames break or get damaged in the first year of their use. Even if you clever little monkey manages to twist and turn the frame so strongly that one of the lenses pops out you don’t have to worry about it shattering, just pop the lens back in or in the event a lens gets lost it will be replaced for free.

Roshambo Baby CaseRoshambo BabyShades ($32.50) are available in twelve great colours to suit boys and girls and come in a handy little carry case to keep them clean and well protected. With names like Breakfast at Tiff’s, Punky Brewster, Gameboy and Simpons you will have a hard time picking a favourite. Sweet detail: With every Roshambo Baby purchase you are helping support the autism research institute, a very worthy cause.

To find out more about Petit Australia, to locate a Roshambo Baby stockist near you and to order online visit www.petit.com.au.