Cocobare Baby

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Jun 022019
 

For as long as I can remember I have loved coconut. As a child I would be over the moon if my mum bought a coconut, savouring every piece I could get out of the shell. As a teenager I was addicted to the tropical scent of coconut shampoos and body creams and of course I would eat more than my share of yummy Bounty bars. Aside from the delicious smell and the scrumptious flavour coconut is full of fabulous health benefits, so I knew I was in for a treat when I discovered Cocobare Baby:

Made right here in Australia by the skincare experts at Beauty Ninja this lovely coconut based baby skincare range is the bee’s knees, one little sniff and you’re hooked! Cocobare Baby skincare uses naturally derived and organic ingredients to keep your baby’s delicate skin in tip top shape (and secretly this mama adores it too).

Unlike many other skincare brands, that use water and synthetic ingredients to treat only the top layer of the skin, Cocobare Baby uses soothing coconut oil which penetrates deeper, making it an excellent moisturiser and nourisher. Not only does it pamper the skin thoroughly, it also kills harmful micro-organisms so it is a gentle but strong protector too. Combine that with natural superheroes like chamomile, aloe vera, calendula oil and Shea butter and you’re in for a treat.

Whether you are fighting a battle with stubborn nappy rash, flaky cradle cap or itchy eczema or just want to keep your baby’s skin soft and supple Cocobare Baby has you covered from top to toe with a Baby Wash, Shampoo, 2-in-1 Shampoo and Baby Wash, Lotion, Bottom Balm and Massage Oil. The entire Cocobare Baby range is completely free from nasty minerals, paraben and palm oil, ensuring parents they are making the right choice for their precious little bundle and the environment at the same time. Cocobare is not tested on animals so our little fluffy bundles give it the thumbs up too!

To find out more about Cocobare Baby, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.cocobarebaby.com, prices range from RRP $9.95-$15.95.

Apr 042017
 

ergopouch

It may only be early April but it looks like Autumn has officially arrived here in South Australia. We’ve already had quite a few cold, dark and rainy days and it’s getting a little harder to get out of bed in the mornings. To be honest as a foreigner I am always glad when the cooler season sets in and I can’t wait to rug up for Winter and get a nice woodfire going.

As the nights get chillier it is important to adjust your child’s sleepwear accordingly, to ensure your little one is comfortable and warm all night long. No matter what climate, ergoPouch has you covered and the latest Autumn/Winter arrivals are an absolute treat.

The now famous ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag (1-3.5 TOG, RRP $74.95-$84.95) is a hot favourite all throughout the year with stylish sleepyheads from 2 months all the way up to 6 years old rocking this genius design. The clever two-in-one sleep bag suit converts from a traditional sleeping bag to a handy sleep suit in only a few quick zips, it doesn’t get easier or quicker than that.

Especially for the upcoming cool season ergoPouch has just released some super cosy 3.5 TOG Sleep Suit Bags in four gorgeous prints to suit boys and girls. Featuring a luxurious organic cotton sheeting outer layer, warm 100% cotton filling and long cotton fleece sleeves children can sleep comfortably without need for loose bedding that could pose a potential safety risk.

It is clear that the ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag has been designed with real children and real parents in mind, it comes packed with small and big details that will make life easier for everyone. From no-slip grip pads on the feet to fold over mittens to keep little hands warm (and prevent scratching), from stretchy side-panels to allow plenty of movement to covered zippers, from being suitable for pram, car and baby carrier to easy nappy change access, this well engineered product ticks all the boxes.

Not sure which ergPouch product/TOG rating is right for you? Use the handy ergoPouch Finder to find the best match for your child and his/her sleeping environment, easy as pie.

Hip tip: Sign up for the FREE ergoPouch newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and exciting arrivals and receive 10% discount on your first order.

To find out more ergoPouch, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ergopouch.com.au.

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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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Dec 192016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 19

It’s a feeling all parents know too well: whether you are a soon-to-be, new or seasoned mother, getting a gift for your little one(s) is often more fun than getting something for yourself. We totally understand how easy it is for mum to be forgotten, so we have made sure our Christmas Countdown has the whole family covered. In fact, this sweet prize pack from Milk and Love spoils both mother and child in one go:

Lovingly put together by Milk & Love owner Corryn the Mother-to-Be Eco Gift Box (RRP $59.95) contains three fabulous products any eco-conscious mama will adore:

Made right here in Australia with nourishing goat’s milk this luxurious Billie Baby Goats Milk Moisturiser (100ml) will keep your family’s skin soft and nourished the natural way. The gentle, caring formula is ideal for people suffering from eczema and other sensitive skin conditions as it is completely free from colour and fragrances that often cause irritation, you can even use it on the delicate facial area.

Containing the same delicious Aussie goat’s milk, as well as a number of carefully selected skin loving ingredients, Billie Baby Goats Milk Baby Body Wash (240ml) is the perfect addition to your daily bath or shower routine. This gentle cleanser is free from questionable nasties like parabens, SLS, propylene glycol, DEA and petrochemicals, so you can safely use it on your precious newborn (and the rest of the family). One little pump is all you need, so this bottle goes a very long way.

Measuring a very generous 120 x 120cm in size the beautiful Little Bean Organics Baby Wrap will surround your precious bundle with layers of super soft and snuggly organic cotton that is free from pesticides and other toxic ingredients. You can use this versatile wrap as a swaddle, a light blanket in the cot or pram, a play mat or even a nursing cover when out and about. The gender neutral leaf print is perfect for both boys and girls and of course surprises, what a wonderful babyshower gift idea.

As the cherry on top (and to make your life a little easier) one of Milk & Love’s Celebrating Motherhood Gift Cards and complimentary gift wrapping are included, ensuring the Mother-to-Be Eco Gift Box is ready to be gifted to a special mama in your life.

To find out more about Milk & love, to browse the range and to order online visit www.milkandlove.com.au.

For your chance to win a Mother-to-Be Eco Gift Box (RRP $59.95) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Dec 172016
 

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Christmas Countdown – Day 17

While you are preparing a delicious feast for your Christmas guests, don’t forget about the baby! Save yourself time and hassle on Christmas Day by planning ahead and whipping up some baby-friendly treats now to pop in the freezer. To help you store and serve your homemade babyhood safely and in style Wean Meister has put together a fabulous $75 prize pack for one lucky reader:

Wean Meister Freezer PodsFirst up is Wean Meister’s hero product and best seller, the Freezer Pod (RRP $25 each or $60 per 3-pack). These clever freezer trays are made from flexible silicone and divided over 9 handy 75ml serves. Fill them up with your own homemade puree, mash, sauce, yoghurt or even breast milk and pop the pod in your freezer, that way you always have fresh and healthy meals on hand in ideal portions for little eaters.

adoraBOWLSIf you are looking for all the benefits of the Freezer Pod but prefer one slightly bigger container look no further than the cute AdoraBOWLS (RRP $25, 2-pack). I absolutely love the beautiful colours of the AdoraBOWL range, my kids would love to pick a bowl each. With a convenient 250ml capacity the AdoraBOWL is perfect for baby and toddler meals, soups or leftovers from dinner and you can heat the contents directly in the bowl.

Not only is Wean Meister storage super pratical, safety is very high on the priority list too. The high quality BPA-free silicone is bacteria resistant and no tiny grooves and corners for germs to hide in). It can even safely be used in freezer, fridge, microwave AND oven (up to 240°C), now that’s what I call multipurpose. Once you’ve tried Wean Meister you’ll definitely want to stock up, make sure to grab one of the well-priced value packs while you are there.

Because baby feeding does tend to get messy Wean Meister has come with a great solution for that problem too. The new Easy Rinse Bibs (RRP $25, 2-pack) with crumb catcher tray are light in weight, prevent spills and crumbs from dropping down your baby’s clothes and have an adjustable neck fastening. Best of all they’re easy to clean, just rinse/wipe off and they’re good to go! The bibs are available in three stylish colour combinations and are suitable for ages 6 months – 2 years.

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

For your chance to win a $75 Wean Meister Prize Pack (Turquoise Freezer Pod, AdoraBOWL Greens 2-pack and Green Easy Rinse Bib 2-pack) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Dec 142016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 14

As a proud mama of five I know very well how special Christmas is when there is a gorgeous bundle of joy on the way, especially the thought that by next Christmas a brand new little person, whom you are yet to meet, will join the celebrations. If you (or someone you know) is expecting a baby this lovely Christmas Countdown prize from our friends at Mikki & Me Kids is meant for you:

Along Came A Baby book

They say the days are long but the years are short and it’s so true, before you know it your baby will turn into a teenager. No matter how hard you try to remember everything, over time memories fade which is why it’s important to record things straight away so you can look back at them later. This delightful ‘Along Came a Baby’ Milestone Book (RRP $39.95) will help you keep track of your baby’s most wonderful moments, milestones and memories.

Along Came A Baby Book

Designed and printed in Australia this trendy keepsake book is refreshing, fun and suitable for both boys and girls. You can use it as a journal from the start of pregnancy all the way until your little student starts school, what a special collection that will be when finished! The ‘Along Came A Baby’ book makes an excellent gift for a baby shower or a new arrival and will be treasured by many generations over the years.

One of the joys of modern day parenting is being able to easily capture all your favourite baby moments with your smartphone or digital camera and share them with family, friends and even followers. Add a sweet touch to your baby snaps with the ‘Along Came a Baby’ Milestone Cards (RRP $29.95, pack of 35), a collection of funky designer cards to celebrate special milestones like a first smile, a first step and much more.

I just adore the lovely thought cards eg. ‘You are my sunshine’ and ‘we made a wish & you came true’, how lucky I am to have five little wishes? And of course it all starts with card no.1: We’re expecting… Featuring bright, gender neutral colours this lovely set is a great gift idea for any new mama-to-be.

To find out more about Mikki & Me Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mikkiandme.com.au.

For your chance to win an ‘Along Came a Baby’ Milestone Book and a pack of ‘Along Came a Baby’ Milestone Cards (Total RRP $69.90) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Dec 062016
 

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Christmas Countdown – Day 6

Most parents will agree that this time of year is extra special when there is a new little one on the way or when celebrating your baby’s first Christmas. As a mum of five I know very well how precious those ‘First Christmas’ photos are and how much thought goes into picking the perfect gifts and the right festive outfit. If you’re on the hunt for some gorgeous gear for your cute bundle or another precious little one in your life I’ve got just the address for you:

baby-gift-works

Australian online store Baby Gift works is filled to the brim with handpicked treasures: beautiful clothing, sweet accessories, cool gifts, luxurious toiletries, lovely linen and more, what will you put under the tree this year?

frugi-suitWhen it comes to shopping for a baby it’s OK to be picky, in fact it is very important to be selective and carefully choose items that are high quality, durable and gentle on both your baby and the environment. Baby Gift Works owner and mother of two Kyla has come to the aid of conscious parents and sourced some of the best organic and eco-friendly labels in Australia and even across the globe.

frugi-hedgehog-muslinPopular UK brand Frugi is loved all over the world for its super soft organic cotton fabrics, comfortable fits and excellent durability, my children own quite a few Frugi garments and I can absolutely vouch for their fantastic quality. You can find an extensive range of Frugi clothes and accessories at Baby Gift Works and I love that you can easily mix and match different pieces to create new looks. Bonus: If you spend $100 or more on Frugi products you will receive a free Christmas gift box, now that’s wrapping made easy.

tots-botsAnother awesome reason eco-parents like Frugi is the fact that, unlike most mainstream clothing, its designs are spacious enough to allow for reusable cloth nappies. They have even teamed up with the nappy specialists at Tots Bots to create an exclusive range of designer cloth nappies to match the Frugi prints, they are so adorable and so much better on the budget (and the environment) than disposables. This Hedgehog in Wellies print is my big favourite, perfect for miss Hattie.

To find out more about Baby Gift Works, to browse the range and to order online visit www.babygiftworks.com.au.

For your chance to win a $150 Baby Gift Works gift voucher enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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