May 112014

OZ Baby Trends

With breastfeeding once again being the topic of conversation, this time thanks to a proud and confident mama on The Voice, it seems like the perfect time to introduce you to two fantastic breastfeeding products from OZ Baby Trends:

The Breastvest has been created by and for mums to take the hassle out of breastfeeding in public. The design is simple but effective: the singlet shaped garment covers your tummy so you don’t leave skin exposed when you lift your top to breastfeed your baby yet it leaves your nursing bra easily accessible for quick and convenient feeding when out and about. Instead of buying expensive breastfeeding clothing you can turn all your ordinary tops into a nursing garment with one simple singlet, how awesome is that?

A few weeks ago we asked one of our lovely Hip little one readers to put the Breastvest to the test and here’s what she has to say about this innovative product:

Breastvest in use‘What a great invention the Breastvest is! As a breastfeeding mum of a 9 month old, no matter what it’s hard to not feel self conscious about your post baby figure. I feel the Breastvest has given me more confidence in those times I have needed to feed my son in public, as barely any flesh can be seen at all. The material is very light weight so it is great to wear under your favourite tops without it being seen. Also, in these colder months it is great to keep you warm whilst feeding especially those early morning feeds.

I have been able to wear all of my normal pre-baby tops since I have been using the Breastvest, which is a huge relief as I have really struggled to find breastfeeding tops that I have liked or without spending a small fortune.

Breastvest ReviewThe quality of the Breastvest is great. I like the fact the product scoops to fit just below the nursing bra so you don’t have to mess around too much with your top when trying to feed a hungry bubs. The material is very durable and has been through the wash numerous times without a problem. It hasn’t lost it shape or developed any signs of balling. The material is very soft and feels nice against the skin.

The sizing chart was great and I found that the measurements were a perfect fit for my size. I like that the Breastvest is long enough to cover your whole tummy and gives enough stretch for the post pregnancy tummy.

I feel that the Breastvest is great value for money and an essential piece of clothing for the breastfeeding mum. It’s practical for the everyday mum and it’s lightweight enough that you don’t even realise you are wearing it.’

The Breastvest ($29.95) is available in black and white and comes in the sizes XS to XL, to determine the correct size for you please refer to the Breastvest size chart.

Our wonderful reviewer also tried out the new Pop-In Breast Pads by Close Ltd. As designers of the famous Pop-In cloth nappy they know all about absorbency, washability and natural fabrics and they have combined these great features in their reusable nursing pads. One of the things that sets their design aside from similar products on the market is the unique shape, created to follow the natural curves of the breast it fits better and reduces the chance of visible lines.

Pop-In Breast PadsDon’t be fooled by the slim size, not visible to the naked eye the pads actually consist of three layers: on one side a fast-wicking polyester that takes away the wetness from the skin and on the other side a full layer of waterproof laminate, sandwiched together by an absorbent soya bean fabric core well known for its natural absorbency, softness and thermo-regulating properties. Our reviewer shares her honest opinion on the Pop-In Breast Pads:

Pop-In Nursing Pads‘As someone who has mostly used bamboo breastpads I have actually found the popin breastpads great. They are super soft and because they are slim they are very discreet. The breastpads are great value for money as there are three pairs in the pack, as well as a mesh laundry bag to protect the product in the wash. I have found the pads to be quite absorbent and have had no leaks onto my clothing. All in all a great product for the breastfeeding mum!’

The Pop-In Breast Pads by Close Ltd ($24.95) are available as a 6-pack: one pair to wear, one pair to wash and one pair to spare; a free mesh laundry bag is included.

To find out more about OZ Baby Trends, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit

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Katy Jane Designs – 50% off storewide

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May 012014

Katy Jane Designs

It’s a quick one today and my apologies if you already spotted this little gem on the Hip little one Facebook page yesterday but this is one sale not to be missed. Katy Jane Designs is closing down which is is obviously sad news but sneakily it is also a little bit exciting as everything in store has to go so they’re giving you 50% off storewide:

Children's Letter Writing Pad

Children’s Letter Writing Pad

I have a few of these gorgeous Children’s Letter Writing Pads already and they are honestly one of the sweetest gifts in my gift cupboard. They look amazing, colourful, inviting, charming and they’re a great way to get children excited about writing a letter to a dear friend or family member. There are four different styles to choose from and each writing pad contains 20 letter sheets, when folded each sheet makes up its own envelope. A sheet with 20 matching stickers is included to close the envelope, the end result is nothing less than adorable.

Writing Pads

The 50% closing down discount will be applied at checkout and at just $5 per set you may want to grab a stack, I ordered a few more myself too.

To find out more about Katy Jane Designs, to browse the range and to order online visit

LeapFrog – My Own Story Time Pad

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Apr 122012

Although we still call our youngest daughter a baby she is rapidly turning into a curious and very cheeky little toddler. She loves copying her brother and sister so at night time she watches their bedtime ritual closely and demands the same for her. She lets us brush her teeth and spits like a pro, then she gets comfy in her bed holding our My Own Story Time Pad in her chubby little hands.

She is officially too young for this new LeapFrog toy but after watching her siblings read stories on it she quickly understood that it must be good fun, something she can’t miss out on. The My Own Story Time Pad is designed for children aged 2+ with big and simple buttons that are easy to use for little ones. The chunky handheld pad features LeapFrog characters Scout and Violet who will take your child on a fun and educational journey.

The My Own Story Time Pad introduces little ones to the art of story telling, sparking an early interest in language, reading, the alphabet and more. Kids can listen to several short stories while ‘reading’ the text on the screen and watching pictures that accompany the story. The twins really enjoy being able to pick from the different stories and flicking the virtual pages, they already know some of the stories by heart.

But there is more to the My Own Story Time Pad than the name suggests. The alphabet mode is fantastic and a great way for kids to practise their letters and phonics skills and learn new words. I especially love how the letter buttons show both the uppercase and lowercase letter, this can be a confusing concept for children so to see the two together on one button is very helpful.

Kids can also use this cute tech pad to listen to songs, make their own music, listen to pretends emails and make notes. Parents can personalise the My Own Story Time Pad online by adding your child’s name and favourite things, customising emails, making a playlist and adding more stories. As the pad can hold up to five stories, ten songs and three emails at a time it is sure to keep little ones busy on a car ride or holiday and when you come home you can just swap them for a new dose of fun activities.

LeapFrog toys are available at leading retailers all over Australia, click here to find out where to buy your favourite LeapFrog products.

To find out more about the LeapFrog My Own Story Time Pad ($54.99, available in green and purple) visit