Oct 192015


Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 19

New baby on the way? Your time of hour-long makeup sessions, expensive face masks and fancy lotions and potions is about to come to an end, from now on your bathroom is all about your squishy little bundle of joy and his/her bath time routine. Especially for our Welcome Baby Giveaway our lovely friends at Curash have put together a great Curash Prize Pack to help you get started:

Curash range

Babies may be small in size but you’ll be surprised by how much room their bath essentials take up in your bathroom cupboard!

Curash Gift PackWhether it’s the daily bath or a relaxing massage, a dry patch of skin or teething trouble, a simply nappy change or nasty nappy rash, Curash has all your baby needs covered. Loved for years by Aussie mums the Curash range is wide available at major supermarkets, pharmacies and other retailers across the country and it’s affordable too, so you’ll never have to go without your favourite Curash product.

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

For your chance to win a $50 Curash Prize Pack (Contents randomly selected) enter our giveaway below:

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Oct 152015

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Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 15

There used to be a time when practical automatically meant boring and plain. Australian designer brand b.box is putting an end to that myth with a super stylish range of baby and kids essentials that is clever, cool and convenient all at the same time:

b.box range

The lucky winner of today’s Welcome Baby Giveaway will take home the following three best-selling b.box products, make sure you get those entries in and it could be you!

b.box Travel Drying RackWhen it comes to kitchen bench space there always seems to be a shortage and all those baby bottles will take up even more room. The handy b.box Travel Drying Rack (RRP $17.95) offers drying space for up to six bottles or cups as well some little bits and pieces, once dry you can simply fold the rack away into a compact little package. It’s so small it even slots into your nappy bag for cleaning on the go, so easy!

b.box Sippy CupWith several big awards to its name the b.box Sippy Cup (RRP $14.95) is a huge favourite with mums across the globe and this year its back with a fresh new range of neon colours. Thanks to the innovative weighted straw children are able to drink at any angle, giving them more flexibility than other cups. The easy-grip handles are ideal for little hands and the flip-top lid keeps the straw clean and out of the way when not in use.

b.box Travel BibWhether it’s dinner at home, grandma or a restaurant, mealtimes are bound to get a little messy. The wipe-clean b.box Travel Bib with Spoon (RRP $17.95) will help keep drops and spills contained, and away from baby’s clothes, with its attached drop catcher. Once the last bite is gone you can pop the sticky spoon inside, fold the bib into the catcher and zip the pouch closed. That way your nappy bag stays clean and you can rinse the bib at a time that suits you best.

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

For your chance to win a $50 b.box Prize Pack (Drying Rack, Sippy Cup and Travel Bib with Spoon) enter our giveaway below:

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May 172015

Big Baby Shower – Day 17

Especially for the Big Baby Shower our friends at gr8x have put together a lovely bundle of their favourite accessories, offering new parents a helping hand when out and about with the new arrival:

gr8x Bottle PackWhether it’s a bottle of formula or breastmilk, a fruity snack or hearty meal, with the spacious gr8x Triple Bottle Pack (RRP $34.95) your baby’s next feed is always on hand. The handy insulated bag holds 3-4 bottles/containers and even has some spare room for other little extras. With its adjustable shoulder strap it would make a great little backpack for young adventurers too.

gr8x Change MatThese days most baby bags come with a hygienic change mat but a spare one is always handy. These gr8x Change Mats (32 x 87cm, White, Dusty Blue and Misty Pink) are soft, waterproof, machine washable and generous in length to allow for growing babies, plus at $16.95 each they are very well priced. We keep an extra change mat in our car and in the living room so we never get caught out by messy accidents.

gr8x Change WalletIf you are looking for a compact and convenient alternative to your big and bulky nappy bag you are sure to love the stylish gr8x Change Wallet (RRP $34.95). While it may look small in size it actually stores 2 nappies and a travel pack of wipes and when you unfold the wallet completely an instant change mat is created. The Change Wallet easily attaches to your stroller or pram, it’s perfect for busy parents on-the-go.

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

For your chance to win a gr8x Accessory Bundle (RRP $86.85, Simple Circles Harbour Blue Triple Bottle Pack, Dusty Blue Change Mat and Simple Circles Harbour Blue Change Wallet) enter our giveaway below:

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Save up to 40% at The Little Haven

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Feb 272015


Every Saturday the kids and I have a FaceTime chat with my parents in The Netherlands; we catch up on what we’ve done that week, places we’ve been, funny things that happened, school achievements and more. Both my mum and I love scoring a bargain so most weeks we’re also proudly showing off our latest buys in front of the iPad. If you enjoy picking up a gorgeous product at a fantastic price too you may want to drop in at The Little Haven this weekend:

For a limited time only save up to 40% on selected products in the fabulous The Little Haven Summer Sale. Prices as marked and stock is limited so be quick!

Skip Hop MonkeySo what are some of my favourites steals in the sale? This funky monkey Skip Hop Zoo Backpack (was $39.95, now $22.95) would make a lovely gift for a little traveller. From daycare to kindy and from a day at the park to a sleepover at Nanna’s, this cute backpack keeps all your goods neatly together and with a design this sweet I bet there will be no grumping about who needs to carry the bag.

Little Bird Gift CaseIf you’re shopping for a new arrival you can be sure to get big brownie points for this adorable Little Bird Gift Case (was $32.95, now $22.95). This lovely gift consists of a white/red spotted grow suit and two pairs of matching socks, packed neatly together in a reusable carry case. Afterwards the spotty suitcase is the perfect storage space for little nicnacs, hair accessories and jewellery, my girls would love it!

b.box Nappy WalletAs a frequent user of the b.box Nappy Wallet (was $34.95, now $22.95) I can not speak highly enough of this convenient product. Nappy changes on the go are so much easier when you have everything you need within reach and this handy box does just that. It’s big enough for a few nappies and wipes and it even stores a matching wipe-clean change mat inside. The wipes can be accessed from the outside, how clever!

To find out more about The Little Haven, to browse the range and to order online visit www.thelittlehaven.com.au.

Sep 272014


About three months ago our oldest daughter was diagnosed with psoriasis, a skin condition that unfortunately runs in the family. Sadly there is no cure for this nasty condition and she will most likely be bothered by it to different degrees for the rest of her life. Luckily things have improved considerably since her diagnosis and she is less bothered by it at the moment (the tears were heartbreaking). We specifically noticed a huge improvement after removing certain toiletries and soaps from our home so a drastic overhaul of our bathroom cabinet was in order.

Ecostore Baby range

If you are looking for a clean, chemical free alternative for your baby’s bath and skincare products look no further than Ecostore. In creating their products Ecostore gives priority to plant and mineral based ingredients that are from natural and or renewable resources, are biodegradable and have the lowest hazard rating in terms of health and environmental safety. This means you can be sure you are not putting any harmful chemicals on your little one’s (or your own!) skin, after all we all want only the best for our family.

Ecostore Baby Sleepytime BathThe current Ecostore Baby range consists of seven great products for bath time and nappy changes. All products are suitable from birth onwards so you can keep your pure and perfect bundle clean and buttersoft without subjecting him or her to the nasties found in a lot of other brands. Whether it’s a fun and playful bubble bath with Ecostore’s Bubble Bath ($8.99, 200ml) or a relaxing soak with Sleepytime Bath ($8.99, 200ml), Ecostore knows exactly how to unwind at the end of the day, the eco way.

Ecostore Baby ShampooOf course in the early days plain water is all you need at bath time but if you do want a gentle hand with cleaning you can wash your baby from top to toe with Ecostore’s Baby Shampoo ($8.99, 200ml) and Baby Bodywash ($8.99, 200ml). For your peace of mind Ecostore goes beyond what the law requires and clearly lists all ingredients on their products, they are proud of their ingredient choices and are happy to explain where they come from and what they do.

Ecostore Baby SoapIf you prefer a block of soap as opposed to liquids do not worry, Ecostore has got you covered too with this lovely Baby Soap ($2.99, 80g). I can not believe how ridiculously cheap and amazing this product is, it proves that you can make greener and cleaner choices without breaking the bank (Why not add some to your next baby shower or newborn baby gift?). Ecostore Baby Soaps maintains the protective layer in your baby’s sensitive skin and it’s not only safe for your baby, being grey-water friendly it is gentle on the environment too.

Ecostore Baby MoisturiserWith your baby squeaky clean from the bath now is the perfect time to get out the Ecostore Baby Moisturiser ($9.99, 200ml). After a busy day of running around make sure you enjoy some special one-on-one time with your little one, massaging this lovely light moisturiser all over your baby’s body is a great way to relax and calm down before bed and it will keep his/her skin nice and soft. You only need a small amount so the 200ml will go a long way!

Ecostore Baby Nappy BalmOne of my personal favourites from the Ecostore baby range is the Baby Nappy Balm ($9.99, 60ml), a lovely fragrance free barrier cream that has multiple uses. From sore, red bottoms to flaky cradle crap and from dry patches to little scrapes, this soothing cream will come in handy more often than you think. At 60ml this convenient little jar holds plenty of cream for many nappy changes and is a great size for your baby bag. I love the soft and smooth feel of this cream compared to the sticky, glue-like consistency of many other bottom balms.

To find out more about Ecostore, to locate a stockist near you or to order your favourite Ecostore products online visit www.ecostore.com.au.

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Aug 222014


Big Birthday Bash – Day 22

Seven years ago two clever Aussie mamas bundled their talents and created b.box, an innovative range of everyday baby essentials with a contemporary look that gets the tick of approval from hip mums and kids around the globe. With a large list of awards behind its name b.box has rightfully claimed its spot as a family favourite in Australia as well as overseas making the lives of parents easier in a fun, functional and stylish way:

b.box Essential Baby BoxWhether you’re at home or out and about, b.box has change time covered with the Essential Baby Box ($34.95). This compact container fits easily in your baby bag or pram basket and holds all of the necessities for a quick nappy change on the go. Don’t be fooled by its size though, inside this stylish box you can store the handy, wipe clean change mat (included), wipes with dual access and two disposable nappies, what more do you need?

b.box Essential Snack PackAt b.box they are experts at filling hungry tummies on the go so they have developed a range of essential feeding items that are funky, practical and convenient. Take for example the Essential Snack Pack ($14.95), one container with two compartments and a spoon that conveniently clips into the lid. All b.box feeding products completely free from BPA, Phthalates and PVC so they are a safe choice for your beautiful baby.

b.box Essential Travel BibKeep both your baby’s clothes and your baby bag clean with the innovative Essential Travel Bib ($17.95). When not in use this gorgeous bib looks like a small zip up pouch yet when opened it’s a handy bib with food catcher complete with soft, flexible silicone spoon, that’s your meals on-the-go sorted. No more need to wrap your dirty spoon in tissues or a ziplock bag, you can just fold it away in the pouch again and zip everything back up.

Last but not, tiny babies and cheeky tots can quench their thirst with the Essential Sippy Cup ($14.95) and the revolutionary Essential Baby Bottle + Dispenser ($24.95). The award winning b.box Sippy Cup features an innovative weighted straw that allows little ones to drink to the very last drop. The durable leak proof plastic cup has an easy grip handle and simple flip top lid, I think the design looks fabulous. The Baby Bottle + Dispenser, a truly genius design, features a built-in convenient formula dispenser to prepare at home and feed on the go (watch video), what a very clever idea! All components of the baby bottle are dishwasher and sterilizer safe, it includes anti-colic nipples and is compatible with teats from other leading brands.

b.box range

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

For your chance to win a $100 b.box Prize Pack enter our giveaway below:

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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 www.gr8x.net.

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