Groovy gear for travelling tots

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Aug 122016

Crocodile Creek

Just 16 sleeps until we leave for our big holiday, it feels like we’ve been counting down for years but now departure day is almost here. Of course travelling with five young kids is no walk in the park and it does take some preparation but I trust that the reunion with my family will be totally worth it. Miss Sybbie has already taken her new Crocodile Creek travel gear for a little test trip and she’s given it the big thumbs up:

CC Backpack

Thankfully the four older kids are big enough to help out by carrying their own backpacks filled with travel must-haves. Especially for the holiday miss Sybbie picked herself this pretty Crocodile Creek Owl Backpack with more than enough storage space for her favourite toys, tasty snacks, some colouring books, markers and even a change of clothes.

Crocodile Creek

I particularly love that the backpack has an extra zipped pocket at the front and a handy side pocket so she can keep her water bottle within hand’s reach, this will be a great help at the airport and on the plane. Crocodile Creek backpacks are strong, sturdy and spacious yet still lightweight making them perfect for young children aged 3-8. The padded shoulder straps can be adjusted so the backpack is comfortable to wear.

CC Lunchbox

With Sybbie’s feeding issues in mind we can’t afford to take any risks so we plan to bring her own food from home, that way we can all enjoy a drama-free meal and she won’t go hungry. The matching Owl Sandwich Keepers are the ideal size for a Sybbie-sized lunch or dinner, there are even special Owl Ice Packs available that fit into the sandwich keepers perfectly. Just keep them in the freezer overnight and pop one in your lunchbox in the morning to add some extra chill to your food on warm days.

CC Picnic

We’ll also fill the handy Owl Snack Keepers with some special treats for those peckish moments on the plane or in the car. Some dried fruit, crackers, a few biscuits and some bliss balls will hopefully keep Sybbie entertained and her tummy happy. Yay for reusable containers that you can use over and over again! The one piece design of the Crocodile Creek containers is just brilliant (no more lost or dropped lids) and they are completely free from nasties like BPA and Phthalates.

CC Lunch Bag

For little Harriet this will be her very first plane trip and she will also be the youngest baby we’ve ever taken overseas so it’s a bit new to all of us. Being just 11 months old we might avoid the airplane food and pack a range of snacks that she loves, are healthy and fit her developmental stage. Being fully insulated this cute Double Decker Lunchbox will help keep Hattie’s food cool and fresh while we travel and it is super spacious so it should hold more than enough for the journey. I think the extra zipped compartment is great for storing bibs and cutlery when out and about.

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Baby Bundle

 Baby, Mum  Comments Off on Baby Bundle
Sep 292011

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting a beautiful one-day-old baby in hospital. She was just gorgeous and tiny and I brought some lovely gifts along that I think the mum really liked. It is not always easy to find the right gift and there is nothing worse than giving a present that the new parents don’t like or need. Of course they still appreciate the thought behind but it is much nicer to be able to give something unique they will love. Australian mum Anna felt the same way so she decided to help you with your gift shopping by opening her own little online store called Baby Bundle.

In store you’ll find a great selection of gifts for babies and mums, handpicked by Anna herself. Pick one item, a premade gift set or even have Baby Bundle put together a custom made bundle to suit your budget. Orders are delivered within 48 hours of receiving payment and they can be sent directly to the lucky receiver to make it easy (even to the hospital). I spotted some very cute new arrivals in store like the cheeky Little Owl Pillow Pal (24.95), he has a twin sister too.

If you like the very hip owl trend you will probably love this sweet carry case gift set by Annabel Trends ($39.95), a lovely reusable carry case filled with a gorgeous owl-print t-shirt and two pairs of matching owl socks. Designed for babies aged 6-12 months it will last a little longer than the tiny newborn clothes they grown out of so quickly. The carry case will make a lovely storage box for in the baby room.

Of course it is not just about owls at Baby Bundle, you can choose from all kinds of products that will come in handy with a new baby from skin care products to clothing, toys to baby shoes, baby wraps to feeding pillows, even nappy bags and mummy journals. With prices starting at just $7.99 up to $250 there is a perfect gift or gift bundle for every budget. All purchases include free gift wrapping and a gift card, gift shopping doesn’t get much easier than this.

For more information about Baby Bundle and to order online visit