Bamboo Bargain: Save 40% at Linenly

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Jun 262019
 

During these chilly winter nights there is nothing I enjoy more than snuggling up in a nice warm bed with a good book. All evening I look forward to that wonderful moment of finishing my final chore of the day and sliding into bed. Although relaxing in bed sounds fabulous, when you know what’s hiding in your bedlinen it may not be such a good idea at all!

Australian company Linenly recognises not only the value of rest and relaxation, but also the importance of high quality organic materials and ethical production. Linenly has made it their mission to provide Australian families with beautiful 100% organic bamboo bedlinen that is both luxurious and loving for your health and the environment, ensuring you the sweetest of dreams night after night.

Carefully sourced by owner Luyang the entire Linenly range is made from silky soft 100% organic bamboo fibre which is completely free from nasty toxins or harmful substances (backed up by Oeko-Tex certification). Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and anti-microbial which makes it the perfect choice for eczema sufferers and those with other sensitive skin conditions.

Fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillow cases and even quilt covers, single, double, queen or king, Linenly has every bedroom covered. With a range of classy colours to choose from there is a Linenly look to suit your style and decor perfectly. Prices range from $44.95 to $239.95.

Want to discover the many benefits of bamboo for yourself without breaking the bank? Right now you can save a massive 40% on all Linenly bamboo sheet sets, now that’s what I call a sale! Prices as marked.

As we recently upgraded to a king size bed this was the perfect opportunity to spoil myself with some Linenly luxury too. My new bamboo sheets have just arrived and I can’t wait to put them to the test. Obviously I’ll make sure to share my thoughts a little later so keep an eye out for my review. I am excited!

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

Save 10% at Hello Mama

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Sep 072017
 

Radiant skin, glossy hair and a beautiful compact baby bump? I don’t know about other expecting mamas but exhausted, uncomfortable and simply huge is a much better description for the way I am feeling right now. With just single digits to go until our baby is due to arrive I have been feeling rather up and down. On the one hand I am savouring these last days of baby kicks and wriggles, on the other hand I have no energy left and am ready to meet our new addition.

In the middle of all this last-minute stress and baby prep I felt very spoilt to receive this gorgeous surprise box of loveliness from Hello Mama, just the pick-me up this tired mama needed!

Hello Mama owner and Aussie mother-of-one Kelly knows first hand what it is like to grow and look after a brand new baby. She also knows that finding the right gift for a special mama is time consuming and time is something we’re all short of. Kelly decided to help us all out by doing all the hard work for you, delivering a fabulous range of ready-made gift boxes full of luxurious, handpicked gifts for modern mamas and their babies.

Whether you are shopping for a mama-to-be, a first-time mum, seasoned mother or little bundle of joy, Kelly has put together a selection of refreshing goodies that are guaranteed to be received with delight. Each Hello Mama gift box arrives beautifully packaged, tailored to the specific needs of the recipient and filled with unique, high quality products that ooze style and luxury.

From delicate organic skincare to scrumptious handcrafted chocolates, from soothing toiletries to calming candles, from lactation cookies to a magazine to wind-down with, from sweet baby suits to funky wooden teethers and much more, there is a perfect combination for everyone and every budget. I just love how every Hello Mama box shows great care and understanding for the needs and struggles of that specific stage, allowing you to take some time out, put yourself first and enjoy the little things in life.

Swap standard for special, boring for beautiful and ordinary for outstanding with Hello Mama, the gift box experts! Prices start at $35 and worldwide delivery is available.

Shopping for that perfect present? For a limited time only Hip Little One readers can save 10% storewide at Hello Mama. Simply enter the code ‘HIP10’ at checkout, offer ends October 7, 2017.

To find out more about Hello Mama, to take a closer look at all the different gift boxes and to order online visit www.hellomama.com.au.

Snuggle up in style with Pappe

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Aug 082017
 

As I am once again unpacking all my newborn things for the arrival of baby no.6 it is clear that our hand-me-downs hold many special moments and wonderful memories for our family. Touching the tiny clothes I remember quiet hospital cuddles, the ride home, sneaky snoozes, first walks outside and loads of precious photos and I feel incredibly grateful for the gift of our babies. Like its siblings this baby is sure to be showered with love and will enjoy plenty of pre-loved pieces, but of course some new treasures made it into our nursery too:

Each of our children has its own unique blanket, chosen especially for him/her, that has been with them since day one. Even now they still cherish their blankets, whether it is a favourite bedtime buddy for night time or naps, couch cuddles or just for pretend play. Not knowing the gender of our new addition just yet, this time around I went straight for my favourite neutral colour: classic navy blue…

As soon as I laid eyes on this stunning blanket by luxury designer label Pappe I knew it was meant for me. Not only does the Ottley Twill Blanket (RRP $129.95) ooze class, warmth and style and is gender neutral in colour, it also happens to match our pram perfectly! I think it will be the ideal welcome for our little bundle of joy and I can’t wait to see our darling baby wrapped up in it. Nice bonus: Being reversible you can create two different looks with just one blanket, how awesome is that?

Made from 100% high quality cotton poplin yarn with an eye-catching brushed finish the Ottley blanket is a real stand-out piece, you can expect lots of jealous looks when out and about with Ottley! I think the Italian leather Pappe label really is the cherry on top for this designer blanket. The generous 100 x 75cm size makes it a great choice for walks in the pram, naps in the cot or snuggling on the couch, it will keep the chills at bay wherever you go and is sure to be enjoyed for years to come.

Combining nostalgic charm with modern simplicity it is no wonder style conscious parents all over the globe are rapidly falling in love with Pappe’s timeless range of baby/toddler clothing and accessories. I love how Pappe handpicks the most beautiful cashmere, organic cottons, pure wool blends and tweed fabrics, chosen for their excellent quality, luxurious feel and wonderful durability. Whether you are shopping for your own baby or another special little person in your life, you can count on Pappe to deliver nothing but the very best.

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

Mar 022017
 

With so many babies on the way I can’t help but check in on Facebook regularly to see the latest bump shots and happy baby news. Even after five babies I still melt when I see these tiny bundles of joy, there is simply no sweeter sight! It also means I have loads of excuses to shop for adorable baby goodies and here’s one of my favourite finds of the moment:

Designed right here in Australia and made using premium 100% organic cotton NIOVI Organics is the perfect soft, safe and stylish choice for precious new arrivals. This wonderful Aussie label caters for little boys and girls from birth up to 1 year old with a gorgeous range of clothing and accessories that is sure to make anyone go clucky.

Great love and care has gone into each NIOVI Organics piece: the organic cotton fabric is soft, safe and fair-trade, the fit is comfortable and practical, the designs are timeless and eye-catching and only water-based dyes are used. And of course there is eye for the fine details too, take for example the lovely Organic Zip Romper: it has a handy print-on label instead of scratchy tags, a fabric flap that covers the end of the zipper and the cuffs fold over to create mittens and socks, they’ve thought of absolutely everything!

From rompers to dresses, from bibs to bloomers, from blankets to beanies and more, NIOVI has minifashionistas covered from top to toe. The current NIOVI Organics collection is based on the trendy RIZ print in three great colours: Sky, Lavender and Monochrome. At NIOVI they believe that safety and quality should be affordable for everyone, which is why their prices won’t break the bank and start at just $12.95.

As if you needed any more reasons to love NIOVI, during the month of March Hip Little One readers can save a huge 25% storewide at NIOVI Organics. Simply enter the code ‘HIP25’ at checkout, offer ends March 31, 2017. Time to stock up!

Hip Tip: Shopping for gifts? Make sure to add one of these unique Wooden Gift Boxes to your order to really create the wow-factor, the helpful NIOVI team will even wrap up the contents as per your instructions. These luxurious boxes don’t just look amazing (and save you the hassle of gift wrapping), they are reusable too so they add a wonderful eco-friendly touch to your eco gift.

To find out more about NIOVI Organics, to browse the range and to order online visit www.niovi.com.au.

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Nuna Pipa

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Jan 172016
 

Nuna

This weekend I tearily packed away baby Harriet’s bassinet and newborn clothes. Teeny suits, tiny socks and beautiful wraps that our little Houdini already breaks free from, how can she possibly be three months old already? Thankfully there are also a few baby must-haves we are still thoroughly enjoying and our baby capsule is one of them:

Harriet Hospital Nuna

Before Harriet was born I spent a lot of time researching baby capsules, our baby’s safety is very important to us and capsules are a costly investment so I wanted to make a well informed decision. Aside from the safety rating there were a few other factors at play and after lots of umming and ahhing we finally settled on the Nuna Pipa, a choice I am still extremely happy with.

Safety
Nuna PipaWith a 4-star safety rating (see Child Car Seats) the Nuna Pipa is without a doubt one of the safest infant capsules around, in fact there are currently no higher rating seats available in Australia. Featuring a heavy duty shell, side impact protection and a 5-point safety harness the Pipa ensures your precious cargo is well protected. For extra peace of mind the Nuna offers a generous (up to) 6 year warranty as well as Crash Protect Support.

Design
I immediately loved the chic look of the Nuna Pipa and I often get compliments from other mothers and storeowners who admire the sleek and modern design too. The neat black base and canopy are classy, timeless and versatile and the lightweight aluminium handle adds a trendy touch.

Nuna Joolz

Comfort
The Nuna Pipa seat is extremely soft and padded and the premium micro knit fabric has a real luxurious feel to it (unlike some cheaper capsules that feel plasticky and sweaty). I love the fact that Harriet is surrounded by gentle protection, particularly around the head area, and can sleep comfortably. Especially for tiny arrivals a cushioned newborn insert is included to offer a snug and safe fit, we used this for the first few weeks.

Nuna Harriet

With the sunny Australian weather in mind the innovative Dream Drape is a fabulous selling point. This inbuilt sun shade can be pulled down to cover the entire front of the capsule and automatically stays in plays with magnets, so clever. I use the Dream Drape all the time, not only to keep harmful UV rays at bay outside or in the car but also for added privacy from curious strangers and to avoid Hattie being exposed to nasty germs in public areas. When not in use the Dream Drape can be zipped away in the hidden hood compartment.

Nuna Dream Drape

Durability
Don’t be fooled by its compact size and extremely light weight (the capsule weighs just 3.5kg, a blessing for my back!), the Nuna Pipa can be used directly from birth up to a very generous 13kg. This makes the Pipa a great investment and our Hattie has plenty of growth left in her capsule. As your baby grows you can refer to the handy height marker on the seat to decide when to move your little traveller into a bigger seat.

Nuna Height Marker

Compatibility
With more than 60 compatible prams the Nuna Pipa is an extremely versatile capsule that can turn many different prams into a complete travel system (using the correct adapters). We have used the Nuna Pipa in combination with the Joolz Day Earth (city stroll) and the Thule Urban Glide (off road walk), allowing us to go from car to shop, beach or park with Harriet asleep in the comfort and safety of her car seat.

Nuna Thule

Price
The recommended retail price of the Nuna Pipa is $599, which considering the excellent safety rating, high quality and durability is a fair price. Of course you could save yourself some welcome change by shopping around, you’ll find that retailers regularly offer great deals especially if you purchase a pram and other nursery items at the same time. We purchased our Nuna Pipa at our local Toys’r’us and I was really happy with the service we received.

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

Dec 022015
 

Il Tutto

Christmas Countdown – Day 2

Hooray, Summer is finally here! Going to the beach is one of our favourite things about the summer season, so it’s time to dig up the bathers and shake out the beach towels. Of course it does take a bit more preparation when you have a little crew to get beach ready and a nice big beach big is definitely a necessity, check out this gorgeous number:

Queenscliffe Silver

You may know Australian label Il Tutto from its stunning collection of designer baby bags, but there is a lovely range of accessories to choose from too: handbags, wallets, key rings, umbrellas and this eyecatching beach bag perfect for the warm Aussie summer.

Queenscliffe InsideThe new Il Tutto Queenscliffe Beach Bag (RRP $129) combines the best of both worlds for trendy Aussie mamas, it is very spacious and super stylish at the same time. The Queenscliffe is currently available in a sleek silver finish with bright pink accents and a shiny golden version with fresh aqua details, two gorgeous styles that are sure to compliment all your favourite summer outfits.

The Queenscliffe bag is packed with handy features to make your next trip to the beach or pool a breeze, starting with the water-resistant waxed coated canvas outer (front and back) and clear PVC base. No more worries about unexpected splashes and wet puddles, just wipe off and go! Thanks to the large carry handles you can easily swing your tote over your shoulder and keep your hands free.

Queenscliffe Gold

On the inside the Queenscliffe Beach Bag is roomy enough to hold four beach towels and other beach must-haves. Your mobile phone, car keys and other valuables can be safely tucked away in the big zip pocket at the back or one of the two large waterproof zip compartments, away from damp towels, sticky sunscreen and sandy thongs. As you can tell the Il Tutto design team has thought about everything, helping you enjoy summer in style.

To find out more about Il Tutto, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.iltutto.com.au.

For your chance to win an Il Tutto Queenscliffe Beach Bag (RRP $129, Silver) enter our giveaway below:

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Oct 012015
 

Maxi-Cosi

Each time our beautiful family grows there is that last-minute rush for a big bedroom change and car seat swap before we get to bring the new addition home. Our home is full of love and little people but there is always room for more and luckily there was space left in the car too. I have to admit that fitting five child seats in the car is a bit tricky (and expensive) but we did it!

Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT

If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you may remember that I previously wrote about our choice for a Maxi-Cosi Convertible Booster Seat for our twins. Over the past three years those seats have survived daily car trips, long holidays drives, passenger swaps, drink spills and messy accidents and I can safely say we have been really happy with the design, safety features and quality. Therefore we were confident the Maxi-Cosi brand would deliver again now that miss Sybbie’s seat had to be upgraded to make room for the new addition.

Maxi-Cosi Euro NXTThe Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT is a convertible car seat suitable from birth up to 4 years of age, or until your child reaches the upper height marker. Designed with a removable padded infant insert and multiple recline and headrest positions the seat offers true comfort and support for its little passenger at all stages. The Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT combines top level safety standards with comfort and style, offering parents a beautiful way to transport their new bundle of joy.

Euro NXT Rearward FacingWhen choosing car seats for your most precious cargo safety is obviously most important and knowing the Euro NXT meets the latest Australian regulation for child car seat safety is a great reassurance. Unlike many other child seats on the market this fantastic design allows for up to 30 months of rearward facing, proven to be the safest way for young children to travel by reducing side impact forces by 75%. When it comes to rearward facing the longer really is the better, spread the word! The handy height markers will tell you when to swap the seat around.

As your child grows you can easily adjust both the height of the shoulder straps and the headrest from the front using the QuickFit System, located on top of the headrest. This brilliant feature removes the need to uninstall the seat and rethread the straps like in older seats, what a fabulous time saver and great for people who transport children of different heights in the same seat.

Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT Headrest

The Euro NXT is also fitted with G CELL, the ultimate in crash absorption technology, and the revolutionary ISOGO system, allowing for easy and secure three-step Isofix installation in compatible cars. Unfortunately our car only offers Isofix in certain seats and therefore we can not enjoy the benefits in the seat’s current position, however we look forward to using it when we move the seat in the future for the baby. Last year we experienced the convenience of Isofix during our European holiday and thought it was extremely handy and reassuring.

Maxi-Cosi Euro

Not only does the comfortable, padded design provide excellent protection, it looks luxurious and classy too and the neutral colour schemes will fit in beautifully with the interior of your car. The specially selected Cool Baby wicking fabric is gentle against your baby’s skin and will help keep your child at a comfortable temperature during the hotter months ahead. Good news for mum: The covers of the Euro NXT can be removed for easy machine washing and the complimentary car seat protector mat will help keep your car clean too, after all some ‘accidents’ simply cannot be avoided.

Euro NXT

With our children growing up so quickly I am always trying to plan (and budget) ahead so where possible I try to invest in quality products that are safe, durable and grow with our children. The Euro NXT ticks all the boxes for us and once Sybil grows out of the seat (at 32 months she has just passed the forward-facing marker) the next little passenger will already be waiting to take her spot. By the way, did you know that all Maxi-Cosi car seats come with a generous 6 year warranty on the shell and 3 years on the trim?

You can find the Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT (RRP $649, available in the colours Argento, Dolce, Rouge, Gravity and Vienna) at all good independent retailers across Australia.

To find out more about Maxi-Cosi, to discover the Maxi-Cosi Difference or to locate a stockist near you visit www.maxi-cosi.com.au, contact Dorel Australia on 1300 809 526 or get social on www.facebook.com/maxicosi.australia.

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