May 122012

Although the past week has been wonderful with many sunny days perfect for the park or playground we all know it won’t last forever. The days are already getting shorter and before we know it the kids will be forced to stay outside due to cold and rain. Luckily my three very much enjoy inside activities too and they spend lots of time playing with playdough, doing puzzles, drawing and, their big favourite, reading. And where better to sit down for a relaxing read than in a Lelbys Bean Chair from Avidiva.

Some gorgeous new Lelbys Bean Chairs have been released for this autumn season and the prints are just beautiful, they are a much more classy and timeless alternative to fluorescent pink Dora and in-your-face Spiderman couches. The unique prints will appeal to children and fit into your own decor too, proving you don’t have to give up your sense of style when you share a house with little people.

Based on the familiar concept of bean bags these bean chairs are filled with lots of little foam beans (not included but widely available in stores) to create a soft, comfortable seat for your little one. When filled the Lelbys Bean Chairs measure ca. 60cm wide by 60cm high, big enough for children up to 5 years old whilst not taking up too much room in your living room, play room or kids bedroom.

The Australian designed Lelbys Bean Chairs are available in 13 different prints to suit different genders, decors and colour schemes and all prints are made of high quality 100% cotton canvas. The bean chairs come with a no spill inner calico bag for safety and ease of cleaning (because no parent likes the idea of hundreds of beans spilling on the floor). And because they know little kids are curious the outer sleeve has a child proof zip which requires a paper clip to release and unlock.

To find out more about Avidiva, to take a closer look at the Lelbys Bean Chairs ($99.95+) and to order online visit, Australian orders ship free of charge.

Sunday Coffee with Babychic Designs

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Apr 152012

When I go out for a quick trip to the park or a small grocery shop I always grab my Babychic Designs Pram Organiser, such a clever and convenient product AND it is designed by an Aussie mum. Many mums have a passion and talent for sewing but what makes you decide to take that to the next level and turn it into a business? Today we are sitting down for a quick Sunday coffee with the lovely Lauren from Baby Chic Designs to find out.

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
I enjoy a relaxing Sunday, spending time with my little family – the day usually starts off with hubby making our usual full English breakfast which we eat on the deck in the sunshine. We then head out somewhere with the kids for a couple of hours and come back where all the little kids will play in the street till the late hours of the afternoon, all the adults will stand supervising having a chat. Hubby then cooks us a lovely roast dinner and then we put the kids to bed and watch a spot of tv before turning in for the night.

Why did you start Baby Chic Designs?
With a history in FMCG marketing I had always dreamed of creating my own brand I just hadn’t found the right thing. Babychic Designs began after we had just moved back from London, I had fallen pregnant straight away so was unable to find a job. I spent my time nesting and sewing. The pram I had was all black, nice but very hot in the sun, I also loved the bright funky colours of the bugaboo but couldn’t afford one. So I started sewing a pram cover and matching hood cover for my pram. Once my my daughter Sienna was born I was stopped endlessly and asked where I had gotten my pram from – and so Babychic was born.

What do you love most about running Baby Chic Designs?
I love seeing other mums fall in love with my Babychic Pram Accessories. I love having the flexibility to take a day off without feeling guilty if my kids need me or if i have appointments i need to make. And whilst running your own business from home and juggling a young family is challenging at the best of times, it allows me to be at home with my two babies and enjoy seeing them achieve all their milestones.

What is your favourite Baby Chic Designs product and why?
My favourite Babychic product is our Babychic Universal Pram Cover – this product allows mums to change the entire look of their pram in under a minute. It covers the front, back and sides of the pram seat and fits most travel system type prams with a click in and out seat. There is nothing else like this on the market and we spent a huge amount of time developing the patterns and the end product.

Match with a Babychic Pram Hood / Canopy cover and any mum can have the designer pram they have always wanted without the hefty price tag.

What is one of the things you wish you knew before becoming a mum?
Being a mum is the the most rewarding job in the world, it encompasses every emotion that a woman can have, however it is also the toughest job in the world. The heart melting moments when your daughter comes up to you when you pick her up from childcare and she says ‘ I looove you mum’ definitely make it all worth while.

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

NEW Shampoodle

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Nov 062011

Recently the new Shampoodle collection made its way to the Whimsy Child shelves and the designs are fabulous as ever. The new range is a wonderful combination of quirky and stunning, featuring the unique cuts Shampoodle is famous for together with absolutely divine prints and colours. Most of the Shampoodle designs are made of organic materials and are available for children between 1-8 years old. If your heart skipped a beat when you laid eyes on the new styles you better be quick, these stylish pieces are very popular and won’t be available for long!

1. Shampoodle Heaven Dress $55
2. Shampoodle Heath Top $39.50 and Shampoodle Peach Casual Pants $55
3. Shampoodle Indigo Sweater $38 and Shampoodle Grey Denims $55
4. Shampoodle Heath Top $39.50 and Shampoodle Heath Skirt $42

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to browse the new Shampoodle arrivals and to order online visit Australian orders over $50 are delivered free of charge.