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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Oct 182015
 

Eco Peko

Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 18

I know I am always going on about the amazing properties of bamboo fabrics for precious little people, but of course hip mamas can share these benefits too. Australian fashion label Eco Peko has got bamboo lovers of all ages covered with a trendy collection of bamboo clothing for babies, kids and women:

Eco Peko Baby

Made from the softest bamboo fabric Eco Peko gear is hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial and gentle on sensitive skin, so if you (or the kids) are suffering from irritable skin you will love the Eco Peko difference. It is also lightweight and breathable which is particularly pleasant in the hot summer months ahead or for layering during the cooler season.

Eco Peko Kids

The Eco Peko clothing range ticks all the important boxes: it’s stylish, super comfortable, easy to mix and match and a breeze to care for. As a budget-wise parent I particularly love the clever fit, generously sized at first the garments grow with your child and can be worn at different lengths so you get plenty of wear for your money.

Eco Peko Mum

When it comes to being a busy mum it can be hard to find clothes that are soft and comfortable without being too daggy or exercise gear. Eco Peko has managed to combine a stylish look with luxurious comfort so you can look awesome and feel it too no matter what your day looks like.

To find out more about Eco Peko, to browse the range and to order online visit www.ecopeko.com.

For your chance to win a $150 voucher to spend on Eco Peko bamboo clothing enter our giveaway below:

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Oct 152015
 

BBox Colour Pallet Concepts 8-14 (RGB)

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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Oct 102015
 

JJ Cole Collections

Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 10

Of course we could not possibly run a Welcome Baby Giveaway without adding a stylish nappy bag to the massive prize pool, after all every new mum needs something to carry to around all those adorable baby goodies in. I think this brand new JJ Cole Collections number totally fits the bill and it’s perfect for parents of beautiful Spring babies:

The tote-style Camber Baby Bag (RRP $89.95) is the ideal pick for trendy mamas on the go who want a convenient, spacious bag that is both pretty and practical.

Camber Citrus BreezeAvailable in a range of gorgeous prints and colours the Camber will be your go-to bag this season, just toss in your must-haves and head out for a wonderful day outside with your precious bundle(s). Wear it over your shoulder with the padded shoulder strap, go traditional and carry it by the two tote straps or enjoy hands-free and clip your Camber to your pram using the free no-slip Grips attachments.

Camber Black GoldLike a real tote should the Camber offers plenty of storage space, both inside and out. One of my favourite features is the large outside pocket, away from nappy creams and baby food it’s the perfect slot for a book or even your iPad. The handy bottle pockets on either end allow for easy access to a much needed drink while the two zip pockets keep car keys, your phone, a dummy or your lip gloss within hand’s reach. As a sweet bonus you’ll find a cute matching change mat inside to make surprise nappy changes as easy and hygienic as possible.

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 Camber Baby Bag (RRP $89.95, choose from Citrus Breeze and Black/Gold) enter our giveaway below:

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Sep 032015
 

JJ Cole Collections

Nappies and wipes, spare clothes and a blanket, bottles and food… individually all these baby bag essentials don’t weigh much but it all adds up. The result is a nappy bag heavy enough to hurt your back, not exactly something any new mum is looking forward to!

Linden Blue Iris

JJ Cole Collections loves making life easier and more stylish for busy parents and now they are making it a little lighter too. Weighing in at less than 500 grams the brand-new ‘Linden’ nappy bag would have to be classed as one of the lightest baby bags around.

Linden Blue Iris OpenThe ‘Linden’ baby bag (RRP $89.95) may be ultra light in weight but there is definitely nothing small about its storage capacity, it’s surprisingly roomy with plenty of handy pockets on the inside and outside to keep your bag contents organised. The zip opens open all the way giving you a clear and instant view of what’s inside. As always this JJ Cole Collections bag comes with a stack of handy bonuses like free grips™ stroller attachments, a padded shoulder strap and coordinating wipeable changing pad.

Linden HeatheredFeaturing a convenient, easy-to-clean laminated canvas outer (all designs except for the Heathered) the Linden bag is the ultimate practical bag for modern parents on-the-go, no more worrying about dirty marks and sticky fingers! Personally I love all the gorgeous fresh spring prints, particularly the pretty Blue Iris, but in case you are looking for a neutral, dad-friendly look you can’t go past the classic grey Heathered design.

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.

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May 242015
 

JJ Cole Collections

Big Baby Shower – Day 24

At JJ Cole Collections they understand that every mum is different so they have designed a wide range of stylish baby bags in lots of different colours and sizes. Compact or spacious, contemporary or sporty, shoulder bag, backpack or weekender, there is a perfect JJ Cole bag to suit everyone.

If you’re one of those parents who rather brings too much than forget something or squish everything into a tight space you will love the roomy and super practical Satchel (RRP $120) baby bag by JJ Cole Collections.

JJ Cole Satchel range

The beautiful Satchel bag can be worn by hand or over the shoulder using the comfortable tote handles, it can also be worn over the shoulder/across the body with the removable, padded shoulder strap or you can conveniently attach the bag to your pram by attaching the included non-slip stroller grips to your handle bars. Made from strong and sturdy canvas the bag is extremely durable and easy to clean, simple wipe clean and go.

JJ Cole SatchelI just love the wide array of pockets on the in- and outside of the Satchel, helping you to stay organised and saving you time when you are looking for something specific. After all, a crying baby doesn’t want to wait 5 minutes for a dummy and a poo-explosion requires instant cleaning up. Thanks to the full length top zip you can fully open your bag and immediately see what’s inside, no more digging in the dark!

The Satchel is currently available 3 stylish designs: Stone Arbour, Navy Arbour and Aspen Arbour, which one is your favourite?

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 Satchel (RRP $120, choose from Stone Arbour, Navy Arbour and Aspen Arbour) enter our giveaway below:

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May 132015
 

MAM

Big Baby Shower – Day 13

Present shopping can be a little tricky but luckily baby shower gifts come in all shapes, sizes and prices, there are so many items a new mum needs! Personally I find it best to leave the big ticket and most important items to the expecting parents or close family as they can be a real personal choice, I’d rather spoil the lucky family with a selection of smaller, practical items instead.

MAM Feed and Soothe Set

MAM offers a fantastic range of baby essentials that would make perfect baby shower gifts (and they won’t break the bank). Bottles and cups, dummies and teethers, oral care and family mealtime, there are heaps of great products to choose from and they are readily available in stores across Australia.

MAM Anti-ColicWith many babies suffering from colic the innovative MAM Anti-Colic bottles are a real sanity saver for new parents and their little ones. Cleverly combining a unique silky-soft teat with a special MAM vented base to reduce air swallowing these great bottles will help baby feed comfortably. As if that is not enough to make mum happy the bottles are also easy to clean and even have a self-sterilising function, how convenient is that!

MAM SoothersMAM is probably most well-known for its wide range of dummies. Not only are they designed in close collaboration with designers and orthodontists and therefore gentle on your baby’s developing teeth, they are also super cute. MAM soothers are available in a rainbow of colours, designs and sizes to suit little bubbas of all ages with a perfect fit that allows for healthy jaw and teeth development.

To find out more about MAM, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mambaby.com.

For your chance to win a $50 MAM Prize Pack (assorted items) enter our giveaway below:

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