Dec 122016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 12

As a mum of five little ones I know very well that a proper, good quality, durable mattress takes a big chunk out of your family budget, so it is not something you want to have to replace often. Adults are (usually) quite good at keeping their mattresses clean but for children that is a big ask, we all know accidents happen and there is nothing you can do to prevent them. If you have ever tried to clean, scrub and deodorize a mattress you know it ruins your mood, takes ages and after all that it never becomes 100% clean again. Here’s the good news, there is hope!

Australian mattress specialist BedGuard takes the hassle out of a wet bed with an innovative waterproof mattress range that keeps little (and big) sleepyheads comfortable, clean and dry all night long.

Designed to stop liquids, stains and odours from ruining your mattress the unique BedGuard protection layer is guaranteed to keep nasties at bay, in case of accidents just use some paper towel to remove the spill and your mattress is fresh, clean and dry again. No more sleeping on crunchy, sticky, plastic mattress protectors, no more scrubbing, no soda-treatment, no yucky yellow stains and no sneaky odours hanging around, what a fantastic time (and irritation) saver for busy parents!

Aside from repelling liquid, odours and stains BedGuard mattresses have many other great features that make them a family favourite. The anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial, bed bug resistant and flame retardant properties give parents peace of mind, they can sleep well knowing their child is safe and comfortable at all times. All BedGuard mattresses are double sided and filled with above industry standard foam density and high quality inner springs ensuring a comfortable night sleep.

BedGuard is an Australian family business and all products are designed and made right here in Australia using high quality materials. Being Australian made you can rest assured that the manufacturing process is closely monitored from start to finish to supply Aussie families with an outstanding product that they can enjoy for years. BedGuard mattresses have a life expectancy of 10 years and come with a generous 5 year guarantee.

Within the BedGuard mattress range you’ll find three different types of waterproof mattresses (Guardian Comfort, Guardian Luxury and Guardian Opulence) to suit beds of all sizes, from your baby’s cot to a large king size bed BedGuard has the whole family covered. Prices start at $198 (cot size) and delivery costs depend on your location.

To find out more about BedGuard, to explore the innovative BedGuard features and to order online visit www.bedguard.com.au or get social on www.facebook.com/bedguardaus.

For your chance to win a BedGuard Guardian Comfort Waterproof Single Bed Mattress (RRP $379.50) including metro delivery enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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How to ease your nagging backache

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Apr 292015
 

Ever since I fell pregnant with the twins in 2008 I have been struggling with a sore back. Many broken nights, busy days with lots of cleaning and lifting, a huge baby bump, heavy babies to carry on my hip, a lack of core muscles and a big tummy muscle separation, another two pregnancies… all added up it is no surprise that these days my back is not what it used to be and it has been causing me a lot of grief.

Over the years I have tried many things to help relieve my backache and I would love to share my three (very Aussie) top tips with you:

OZ MattressTake a closer look at your mattress
Gently bounce on your mattress, inspect it closely and feel around with your hands. It is likely the springs are no longer as bouncy as they were in the beginning and you are probably sleeping in a sunken spot leaving your back in an unnatural position night after night. After a long, long, long time of waking up exhausted with a sore back and hips hubby and I recently swapped our old, used up mattress for a strong, sturdy, supportive new mattress and the difference is ah-ma-zing.

When we tried out some of the mattresses in stores I could immediately feel the welcome support in much needed places, I realised that I no longer wanted to wake up feeling like a bruised and battered old lady. Yes a new mattress doesn’t come cheap but it is a long-term investment and when you divide the total cost over every night, week and year you will be sleeping on it it is absolutely worth every cent. When mattress shopping make sure to shop local and support an Australian made and owned product like Oz Mattress.

MyOki Wheat Bag ScarfeUse a wheat bag
A good, decent size heat bag is probably one of the fastest ways to ease your nagging backache. It’s easy to use, effective and you can use it on other sore body parts too. I have been using a Lavender MyOki Wheat Bag Scarfe to provide much needed relief for my shoulders and back and it works a treat, it is soft and comfortable against the skin and it smells absolutely delicious.

The unique shape of the MyOki allows you to wear it as a scarfe around your neck or wrap it across your back or waist, wherever you could use the warm, soothing relief of 1.2kgs of certified Australian Bio-Dynamic Wheat. Want to swap your heat pack for a cool pack? You can cool the MyOki in the freezer too, now that’s what I call a real versatile design!

Bosisto's Eucalyptus RubTry a soothing muscular rub
Just like the wheat bag Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Rub is only a temporary solution but is affordable, easy to use and widely available. This warm and soothing muscular rub smells divine and it rubs in easily (plus it’s the perfect excuse to ask hubby for a back massage). Within a minute or two your back will start to warm up and your muscles will start to feel better very quickly.

I love how something simple and natural as Australian Eucalyptus oil has so many great uses! Both hubby and I use the Bosisto’s rub regularly and are big fans.

Do you have another great tip for beating a nagging backache? Let me know, I’d love to try it out.

Sleep tight with The Shrunks

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Apr 132013
 

The Shrunks

Tomorrow is the first day of school holidays and if only baby Sybil wasn’t so small we would have loved to gone on a little trip. It takes a bit of organising with four young children but they always have an absolute ball and that makes it all worth it. Before we can go on our next camping trip we will have to sort out a sleeping solution for miss 2, as her portacot will now be used by the new addition. I think this Toddler Travel Bed from Urban Baby will be perfect for her:

The Shrunks 2

The Toddler Travel Bed by The Shrunks is perfect for toddlers who are moving or have just moved into a big bed. The unique shape of this inflatable bed will help make little ones feel safe and secure in between the anti-roll edges. Standard size cot sheets are the perfect fit for the soft flocked sleeping area and can be tucked under the inner air mattress so they stay off the floor.

Toddler Bed

To make it easy a foot pump and carry bag are included, making it ideal for camping, sleepovers, nap time at grandma’s or hotel stays. The Toddler Travel Bed ($99) is suitable for children aged 2+ (up to 68kg) and if you prefer a slightly larger sleeping space there is a twin size ($110) available too. The Shrunks products are free from BPA, Phthalates and lead free so they are a safe choice for your little traveller.

To find out more about The Shrunks, to take a closer look at the Toddler Travel Bed and to order online visit www.urbanbaby.com.au.

Oct 252011
 

When parents bring their new baby home from hospital there is usually a freshly made cot or bassinet waiting. The sheets are carefully washed, maybe even with special ‘baby washing powder’ so they are nice and clean, because everyone wants the best for their baby. You might even have selected organic sheets to make sure there are no dangerous chemicals near your precious bundle. But what about the mattress protector that is no doubt hiding under your fitted sheet? How safe and clean is that? Make a healthy choice by choosing Protect-a-Bed.

The award winning Protect-a-Bed Tencel Mattress Protector is made with 100% natural eucalyptus fibre offering a lot of benefits for babies and children. Tencel is a natural fibre which is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and free of pesticides and chemicals so your baby can sleep safely without breathing in anything harmful. Babies have very sensitive skin which can get irritated quickly, but as the Tencel textile is very soft and smooth it is gentle on your baby’s skin.

Unlike with regular mattress protectors your baby can sleep directly on the surface of the Tencel protector so it saves you both washing and work changing the bed. Of course the protector is waterproof and absorbent (as well as stain proof) yet still breathable and very cool (perfect for the summer months). The Protect-a-Bed Tencel Mattress Protector is a fitted sheet design available in two different cot sizes

After reading all the scary facts and figures about dust mites and bedbugs I pay a lot more attention when choosing bedlinen for my family. The Protect-a-Bed range covers it all, from tiny bassinets to king size beds and from mattresses to quilts and pillows. The products are designed to create a so called healthy sleepzone so everyone can sleep in a safe and dry environment. Protect-a-Bed products are available at nearly 1000 retailers across Australia.

To find out more about Protect-a-Bed, to read about the many benefits of Tencel textiles and to locate stockist near you visit www.protectabed.com.au.

For your chance to win a Protect-a-Bed Tencel Mattress Protector (cot size 130x68cm) visit www.protectabed.com.au and answer the following question: Name two of the features of the Tencel Mattress Protector you really like.

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