May 152017
 

Now that my growing baby hump has revealed our big news I can finally start sharing some of my favourite finds for our much loved bundle of joy. I secretly started my shopping a few months ago with a new ride to seat our two littlest ones and last week I added a gorgeous gr8x nappy bag to match, I am super pleased with this stylish travel combo:

If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you no doubt know that I have a soft spot for all shades of blue and I often dress both my girls and my only boy in blue. So regardless of what our new addition will turn out to be (we love our surprises!) I was immediately drawn to the neutral blue colour of the recently released Zoe, doesn’t it look awesome?

Zoe (RRP $99.95, Snowflake Blue) is the latest addition to the gr8x nappy bag range and it is quickly winning hearts across the country. I am not surprised these bags are flying off the shelves, as the spacious but lightweight satchel style bag is packed with clever features that will make life easier for busy parents on the go. After five babies I consider myself a bit of a nappy bag expert and I know exactly what I want and don’t want, so no more miss-buys for me.

Measuring a generous 39cm x 26cm x 17cm in size the Zoe offers plenty of storage space for all your baby’s gear and even some of your own bits and pieces too. Inside you’ll find neat internal pockets to keep everything tidy and organised, on the outside are two smaller front zip pockets (ideal for your car keys or your favourite lip gloss) and a handy end pocket on each side to keep your baby’s and your own drink bottle within hand’s reach.

Personally I just love the clever zip-around top, allowing the bag to open up nice and wide so you can instantly find what you are looking for. Especially when you have a nappy emergency you’ll be glad not to have to dig around in the dark for ages to find a packet of wipes or a clean nappy!


There is plenty more to love about Zoe like an adjustable shoulder strap with comfortable padding, super practical easy-clean canvas fabric and protective metal feet on the base to ensure the bottom of your bag doesn’t get dirty or damaged when placed on the ground. As an extra bonus your new Zoe bag comes with a complimentary soft, padded, change mat and a zipped insulated bottle traveller in matching blue fabric.

Blue may be my absolute favourite colour, but if is not really your shade you’ll be pleased to know that the Zoe bag is also available in neutral and classy Snowflake Grey to perfectly match your monochrome look.

To find out more about gr8x or to order your favourite styles online visit www.gr8x.com.au, orders over $99 are delivered free Australia wide.

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Dec 132016
 

Il Tutto

Christmas Countdown – Day 13

Isn’t it amazing how one single colour immediately says ‘Christmas’? Dressing up for the season doesn’t have to be tricky, just add a simple pop of red to your outfit and you’re Christmas ready. Especially for our Christmas Countdown our friends at Il Tutto have plated up this pretty red number, perfect for a stylish mama (-to-be):

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Designed right here in Australia by and for mothers the Il Tutto bag range is not only super practical but totally stylish too, it is no wonder these bags are at the top of many Christmas wish lists! I know I most certainly would love to be surprised with an Il Tutto gift under our tree.

nico-backAs one of Il Tutto’s best selling bags the Nico Tote (RRP $249, available in red, navy and black) ticks all the baby bag boxes, in fact it is so popular even celebrities have been spotted with it on their arm. On the outside the Nico tote features a fabulous, pebble finish poly-leather with brushed nickel hardware for a fashionable, on trend look. Its generous sizing (44 x 36 x 19cm) offers plenty of space for all your baby must-haves and the many handy pockets and zips make it super easy to stay organised.

nico-tote-accessoriesOn the inside you’ll be treated to very convenient zip-out washable lining in navy and white spot, dealing with crumbs and sticky messes has never been easier! As a bonus the Nico Tote comes with a complimentary insulated bottle holder, a wipe-clean, padded change mat for hygienic nappy changes on the go and a clear plastic zip pocket case to keep your wet wipes, lotions or creams safe and clean.

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 Nico Tote (RRP $249, red) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Melobaby

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Sep 202016
 

Melobaby

One of the downsides of holidaying with five young children is the endless visits to public toilets and change rooms, we are going through plenty of hand sanitiser that’s for sure! Changing nappies and cleaning bottoms will never be a fun chore but it has to be done, here’s how to make the job more pleasant:

Melobaby

Australian designer and mother-of-two Melissa decided to give on-the-go nappy changes a trendy makeover and created Melobaby, a stylish range of nappy wallets and accessories that are both fashionable and functional at the same time.

Melobaby Nappy WalletWhether it’s a quick visit to the shops, a walk to the park or an afternoon at grandma’s, the compact Melobaby Nappy Wallet (RRP $64.95) is the ideal size for those small trips with baby. Not only does it have room to hold 4 nappies, wipes and some spare clothes, it also folds out to create a comfortable fleece change mat, no wonder it is called an all-in-one design! Which of the seven different colours/prints is your favourite?

MelototeIf you prefer something bigger and more spacious you can upsize to the award winning Melotote (RRP $99.95 – $149.95). This generously sized baby bag has plenty of pockets inside and out to help you keep all your baby gear neatly organised, it even has two insulated pockets to keep your baby’s food and drinks at the right temperature. The Melotote comes with a complimentary soft and washable change mat for hygienic nappy changes when out-and-about and a matching bottle holder.

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

Up to 60% off Petunia Pickle Bottom

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Aug 232016
 

Petunia Pickle Bottom

When I take baby Hattie out in our Ergobaby people often comment on the carrier’s gorgeous fabric. It’s the prettiest tulip print called Heavenly Holland from the Petunia Pickle Bottom collection, the perfect match for this Dutch mama! If you adore the eye-catching prints by designer label Petunia Pickle Bottom as much as I do you are sure to love the amazing deal that’s currently on at The Stork Nest:

Right now you can save a huge 40-60% on Petunia Pickle Bottom nappy bags at The Stork Nest. Be quick as offer ends August 24, 2016, prices as marked.

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Big or small, bright or neutral, with more than 30 different styles and prints to choose from Petunia Pickle Bottom has every trendy mama covered.

PPB WeekenderFrom the moment Petunia Pickle Bottom was born 16 years ago it was love at first sight for mothers all over the world. Combining practicality and functionality with style and personality this beloved range of bags and accessories ticks all the important boxes, so it’s no surprise you’ll find these beautiful bags at the top of many baby shower wish lists. If you’ve been lusting after your own Petunia piece this fantastic sale is your chance to scoop one up at a bargain price.

PPB ClutchJust in case you are wondering how much you can really fit into the cute and compact Cross Town Clutch (RRP $139.95, now $55.98), the answer is: More than you think! These gorgeous feminine clutch bags may be small in size but they are big in handy features like internal pockets to help you stay organised, a wrist strap that converts to a shoulder strap and even a fold-out change mat for hygienic nappy changes on the go.

To find out more about The Stork Nest, to browse the Petunia Pickle Bottom range and to order online visit www.thestorknest.com.au.

Jan 292016
 

Bellhop Bags

If being more organised is one of your New Year resolutions for 2016 you are going to love today’s find. Whether you are a busy mama with little ones, a hard-working career woman or both, there is a good chance you won’t leave the house without a nice handbag or baby bag with all your important must-haves. Often the messy interior doesn’t match the stylish outside, thankfully Bellhop Bags is here to bring order to your chaos:

Bellhop Bags

Bellhop Files are a versatile sorting system that can be used in combination with your regular bag, so you don’t have to give up on your personal style. No more hunting in the dark, find instantly what you are looking for with Bellhop!

Bellhop Files BlueA set of Bellhop Files (RRP $39, Manhattan Red or Kaikoura Blue) consists of four strong canvas zip-up ‘files’ which connect to each other and your bag using a simple carabiner clip. Each Bellhop File has a convenient mesh window so you easily view the contents and a handy tab on top so you can grab the right file when you need it without wasting time. Some pre-printed and blank labels for your tabs are included.

Bellhop Files RedThe suggested tabs are a great start: Personal (driver’s licence, phone, wallet and keys), Change (some nappies and a packet of wipes), Toys (a few books, a small toy, some crayons and paper), Snacks (some prepackaged crackers, muesli bars, a box of sultanas and nuts) and more. They are items most mums will bring along when they are out and about and things you sometimes need in a hurry (nappy accident anyone?).

But of course there are plenty of other great uses for the Bellhop Files, the options are endless. How about giving each child their own file to fill with little bits and pieces for a car trip? A little make-up file for yourself for a quick makeover on the go? An emergency kit for the kids with a toothbrush and toothpaste, a hair brush, some hair clips and a clean pair of undies?

Bellhop Files Upclose

Do you have a cheeky toddler or two who love digging through your bag for a tasty snack or something to play with? Now you can instantly give them the right Bellhop File without the kids throwing out all your personal belongings for everyone to see. If you are swapping your bag for the day to suit your outfit or the occasion you can simply transfer your files too. Bellhop Files: Quick, convenient, easy!

Make sure you like Bellhop Bags on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and specials.

Exclusive offer for Hip Little One readers: Save 15% on Bellhop Files, simply enter the code ‘HIPLITTLEONE’ at checkout. Offer ends March 31, 2015.

To find out more about Bellhop Bags, to browse the range and to order online visit www.bellhopbags.com.au.

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Dec 292015
 

Over the past few months we’ve introduced you to some gorgeous new arrivals from the latest gr8x baby bag collection: Charlotte, Escapades, Ella… they are all so pretty! But of course we couldn’t end 2015 without introducing you to the lucky last design (and as always we are giving one away too!). Meet the beautiful Charlotte in classy charcoal finish:

gr8x Charlotte Tote

This season the new Charlotte Tote (RRP $159.95) has hit the shelves in three great looks: Avalon Damask Dove Grey, Avalon Damask Twilight Blue and last but not least Charcoal. This classic, neutral colour is easy to mix and match and doesn’t go out of fashion making it a smart and stylish choice for modern mums.

The Charlotte tote is designed with a high quality PU canvas laminate outer that is easy to wipe clean, no need to worry about grubby fingers and sticky messes ruining your lovely new bag. Even the bottom of your bag is well protected thanks to the protective feet that lift the base off the dirty floor.

The Charlotte Tote is fitted with a detachable front zipped pouch so you can carry your small valuables (phone, car keys, wallet) individually if needed. I particularly love the two end pockets that allow instant access to your and baby’s drinks.

On the inside there is plenty of room for the essentials like nappies, wipes, a change mat (included), bottle holder (included), a change of clothes and toys. Keeping your baby bag organised is easy using the handy internal pockets, a neat and tidy bag will save you precious time and sanity!

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

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Dec 242015
 

JJ Cole Collections

Christmas Countdown – Day 24

And then it was December 24, Christmas Eve and the final day of our Christmas Countdown giveaway. I hope you have loved discovering all those fabulous gifts and awesome brands. We’re wrapping the event up in style with this gorgeous JJ Cole Collections prize with festive red details:

JJ Cole Backpack

If you are planning to visit family for Christmas or enjoy some fun days out over the holidays with the kids you will love the spacious JJ Cole Backpack (RRP $149.95). Measuring 38cm x38cm x 13cm in size it will easily hold all your baby must-haves, as well as a bunch of Christmas gifts!

JJ Cole Backpack InsideInside you’ll find four deep, elasticised pockets to keep your nappies, wipes, padded change mat (included), bottles and other baby goodies organised with lots of extra space in the middle for a change of clothes, snacks, toys and more. On the outside the bag is fitted with two zipped front pockets and two handy side pockets so you can keep little items eg. dummies, phone and car keys within hand’s reach.

JJ Cole Backpack Black Floret BlackDon’t be fooled by the term ‘backpack’ though, the JJ Cole ‘Backpack’ actually has three different carrying positions and can be worn as a backpack and shoulder/ messenger bag or it can be attached to your pram in a flash with the clever no-slip grips. This makes it an extremely versatile bag that is easy to carry wherever you go. When not in use the backpack straps can be neatly tucked away in the special back pocket.

JJ Cole Collections nappy bags and changing clutches are available at Baby Bunting and Toys’R’Us stores across Australia.

To find out more about JJ Cole Collections and to browse the range visit www.jjcolecollections.com.

For your chance to win a JJ Cole Collections Backpack (RRP $149.95, Black Floret) enter our giveaway below:

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