‘Wonky Fruit & Vegetables’ giveaway

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Sep 162019

I’m sure by now you’ve all spotted the Coles ‘I’m Perfect’ fresh produce range and the ‘Odd Bunch’ section at Woolworths, but here’s a delightfully different alternative you’ve (most likely) not heard of before:

Dutch social enterprise Kromkommer (Krom means crooked, Komkommer means cucumber) has joined forces with sustainable play specialist and multiple award-winner Plan Toys to bring funky formed fruit and vegetables to toy kitchens around the globe. Grab a quirky apple and bumpy pear, add a two-legged carrot and heart-shaped tomato, throw in a curvy cucumber and you’ve got the Wonky Fruit & Vegetable Playset.

The Wonky Fruit & Vegetables Playset (RRP $50.99, 18 months+) is a powerful platter in many ways: It encourages children to use their imagination and grow social skills during pretend play, it helps budding chefs to develop fine motor skills as they cut their food with the (toddler-safe) toy knife, it stimulates logical thinking as kids match the food halves to make pairs, it teaches children about different fruits and vegetables and the importance of healthy eating habits AND it shows them that fruit and vegetables come in many perfectly imperfect shapes that are all tasty and worthy!

Loved and cherished across the globe Plan Toys are made from replenishable rubberwood which is preservative free and naturally processed. No harmful additives or colourings are used during manufacturing and the carefully selected water-based paints are safety certified, making Plan Toys a fantastic sustainable choice for modern eco-conscious parents. After all we all know pretend meals sometimes involve real bites or cheeky chomps and your child’s safety is Plan Toys’ priority.

Australian families can find the Wonky Fruit & Vegetable Playset at Knock On Wood ToysThe Coffee Apple, Amazon and Twigs Toy Boutique. Enjoy your meal!

To find out more about Plan Toys, to take a closer look at the Wonky Fruit & Vegetable Playset and to locate a stockist near you visit www.plantoys.com.

For your chance to win a Wonky Fruit & Vegetables Playset (RRP $50.99) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter, good luck.

Save 30% storewide at Sustainababy

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Jul 142015

As the birth of our new son or daughter is coming closer I have slowly started to go through my ‘baby checklist’. Of course I have held on to quite a few pieces (most of it to be honest!), but after multiple owners some items are looking a little worse for wear or are just not the right season. I recently ordered a beautiful stack of organic cotton baby clothes from Sustainababy and am so pleased with them! If you’ve had your eye on some gorgeous eco-goodies too now is the time to shop up a storm in the Sustainababy Birthday Sale:

Fill up your shopping basket at Sustainababy and save a huge 30% off storewide, simply enter the code ‘5THBIRTHDAY’ at checkout. Offer ends July 19, 2015, excludes gift vouchers, bulk nappy packs and mattresses.


The awesome news is that Sustainababy is bigger than the name suggests and it holds treasures for the whole family. Get organised for your new bub, re-stock your gift cupboard, pack a re-usable lunch, go green on your cleaning supplies or treat yourself to something special, all at 30% off:

Purebaby Grow SuitI first discovered Australian fashion label Purebaby when I was pregnant with baby no.3 and have been a big fan every since. My two youngest girls have both worn the Purebaby newborn range and I can’t wait to see our new addition in these lovely soft Purebaby Grow Suits (RRP $29.95, now $20.97) too. Made from 100% certified organic cotton the range is free from nasty chemicals and gentle against sensitive baby skin. I love how the smallest sizes of these sweet suits have fold-over mittens, another great ‘safety’ feature for itchy bubbas!

YumboxWith school going back next week don’t forget to give your child’s lunchbox and drink bottle a little check-over and replace if necessary. Like many families worldwide our kids use Yumbox bento-style lunch boxes (RRP $39.95, now $27.97) which are absolutely fantastic and very practical, while available in quite a few stores these days I have NEVER seen them on sale at such a great price. Sustainababy currently has the awesome Yumbox Panino in stock in three different colours.

Plan Toys XylophonePersonally I love getting organised nice and early for birthdays and Christmas, it saves me running around in rush and if you shop the sales you can save yourself some big bucks too. The timeless wooden Plan Toys make lovely gifts that are high quality and durable, there are so many fabulous designs to choose from to suit boys and girls of different ages. What a great way to support your child’s development and support the environment at the same time.

To find out more about Sustainababy, to browse the range and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.

20% off Plan Toys

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Dec 092013

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As beautiful as a big pile of Christmas presents under the tree may be, the even larger heap of empty boxes and plastic packaging that ends up in your rubbish bin on boxing day is far from a pretty sight. Of course kids love to play and toys are a wonderful gift but imagine what a difference it would make to the environment if every family would replace some of the cheap, plastic, battery operated toys by fun, durable and sustainable toys instead? Here’s a great offer to get you started:

Save 20% on the complete Plan Toys range at Sustainababy, simply enter the code ‘PLAN20’ at checkout. Offer ends December 19, 2013, keep in mind that the last shipping day before Christmas is December 20, 2013.

Plan Toys XylophoneThe gorgeous Plan Toys brand is all about sustainability, from the design process all the way to manufacturing and material choice. Made with environmentally friendly materials like organic rubberwood, soy and water-based ink and recycled/recyclable materials it is obvious that unlike many other toy manufacturers Plan Toys does not only care about the children of today but also plans ahead for the world of tomorrow.

Plan Toys Food SetPlan Toys are created to encourage both physical and intellectual development in children with the collection catering for little ones as young as 6 months old. From musical instruments to pretend play and from building fun to push and pull toys, with such a large range of award winning toys you can count on Plan Toys for great quality toys that are fun, educational and very durable.

Plan Toys Pounding BenchOur family owns a couple of Plan Toys and even after several years of use by three active kids they still look amazing (unlike many other toys that ended up in the bin within no time). Our 9-month old has just started playing with the Plan Toys Solid Drum and our 3-year old daughter plays with her Plan Toys Doll House every day, this lovely doll house is also one of the big favourites when little guests come to visit. These toys are beautifully made and ooze character and quality that’s hard to find these days.

Plan Toys Doll House

Plan Toys Doll House

To find out more about Sustainababy, to browse the Plan Toys range and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.

Feb 232012

As you may have read earlier this week I have discovered many great eco friendly products lately and I can’t wait to share them with you. Ever since finding out about the dangers of BPA and other scary materials that are used in the bowls, cups and bottles we use for our family every day I have only purchased safe alternatives and threw out the rest. It gets even better when those safe products are also super cute and biodegradable like these gorgeous Ecups from Buxton Baby.

Buxton Baby is a fantastic family business with Australian mum Pip selecting only the best green and eco friendly products for your family. In store you’ll find green finds for babies, kids, mums and even your household. The Ecups are a perfect example of Pip’s good taste, they are made of bamboo and at the end of their life they (normally) take about 12-18 months to decompose. How cool is that? The price is cool too, just $15.96 for a set of 6.

The moment I laid eyes on the Edulodo Shapes set ($44.95) from French brand Djeco I knew it: this would be a huge hit with the twins. They have already spent hours playing happily at the kitchen table, counting, placing, swapping and trying to copy the different images on each card. With 41 timber shapes, 45 cards and multiple levels of difficulty they will no doubt enjoy this kit for a long time to come.

To stay on the topic of toys I absolutely love the Plan Toys Butterfly Mirror. This would have to be the most affordable, fun, cute, durable and eco friendly gift you can find for a new baby. The body is made from eco friendly rubberwood and the wings can be removed for washing. Featuring bright colours and a mirror (easy entertainment for babies) you simply can’t go wrong with this friendly little toy (and priced at just $13.95 it won’t break the bank either).

While you are looking around in this gorgeous store don’t forget to check out one of their latest additions, the beautiful organic clothing range from Sapling Child. If you like what you see you are in luck as Buxton Baby is running a special Sapling Child giveaway and one lucky winner will win a $100 Sapling Child Organic Baby Clothing Pack in gender and size of their choice. Hurry though as entries close February 29, 2012.

To find out more about Buxton Baby, to browse the range and to order online visit www.buxtonbaby.com.au.

For your chance to win a $50 Buxton Baby gift voucher visit www.buxtonbaby.com.au and answer the following question: Aside from the items featured above, which item in the Buxton Baby store do you like most and why?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends March 23, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.