Dec 232013

I don’t know about you but as we’re nearing the end of the year I always feel the urge to get organised, do a big clean out and start afresh. One of the things that has been on my to-do list for quite some time is to clear out my nappy bag and start over with a nice, new, tidy baby bag in 2014, I can’t wait! If you’re in the market for a new nappy bag too you’re in luck as we are giving away one of the latest gr8x baby bags:

Alexa Hobo Cream

The new gr8x Alexa Hobo ($179.95) is both classic in shape, the traditional hobo style is always popular and very practical, and colour, classy black and cream or light and neutral moonbeam; you simply can’t go wrong! Created by Australian designer Caroline this new gr8x bag is sure to please expecting, new and seasoned mums alike with a range of great features.

Alexa Hobo Black CreamOn the inside the Alexa offers plenty of space for all your baby must-haves and of course the mama necessities too. With several different sections, pockets and compartments it is surprisingly simple to keep your new bag organised and neat, which will make it a lot easier and quicker to find things when you need them. The secure top zip makes sure nothing falls out when you swing your bag over your shoulder or set it down on the ground.

Alexa Hobo BC2The outer of the Alexa Hobo Baby Bag is made of soft PU leather finished with durable nickel hardware and protective feet on the base to keep your bag clean and free of damage. The nice short shoulder strap allows you to wear your bag close to your body and tuck it away under your arm. Also from the outside you’ll be able to access your baby wipes, without having to open your bag, a super handy and unique gr8x feature.

Alexa Hobo MBThe Alexa comes with a complimentary accessory pack to help you when you’re out and about with baby starting with a padded change mat for easy, hygenic nappy changes on the go. It’s generous in size when you need it and folds down to a compact package when not in use. The matching insulated bag will keep your bottles and baby food at the right temperature when away from home. Last but not least the stroller straps, I use these all the time.

To find out more about gr8x, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

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Jan 162012

Quite often I get asked about nappy bags, in particular where to find a bag that is big enough to hold all the stuff mums of multiple young children carry around. Even after more than two years of writing for Hip little one (and having seen many different nappy bags during that time) I always recommend the gr8x Holdall, the bag I raved about back in 2009. You can still buy the fabulous Holdall bag but the look has changed a little, showing that gr8x doesn’t stand still and is always working on exciting new designs.

The fresh new gr8x website, sporting the revamped gr8x logo, offers a great range of nappy bags in all kinds of styles and sizes. You’ll find that there is a gr8x bag to suit different tastes, lifestyles and budgets so it is no wonder this Australian label is loved by many. One of the fantastic designs currently in store is the Phoenix Tassel Hobo Bag, a stylish baby bag available in Moonbeam or Black.

The Phoenix Tassel Hobo Bag is created with soft PU leather on the outside and striking black/cream zebra print lining. Two of the signature features of this bag are the tassel zip pulls and generous front pockets, a perfect place to store car keys, your phone or anything else you want to be able to find easily. Not so visible but very important are the protective feet on the base that will keep your bag neat and off the ground.

If you love the outside of the Phoenix Hobo you will be pleased to know that you can expect the same level of quality, style and practicality from the inside. Zipped pockets, mobile phone pouch, complimentary insulated bottle bag and padded change mat and a roomy internal section for all your other baby (and mum) needs. Very handy: the unique gr8x wipes pocket so you can access your wipes from the outside, how clever!

To find out more about gr8x, to browse the range and to order your favourite go to or visit a retailer near you.

For your chance to win a gr8x Phoenix Tassel Hobo in Moonbeam (RRP $159.95) visit and answer the following question: Aside from the Phoenix baby bag, which other gr8x design do you really like 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 February 16, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.