Bamboo Bargain: Save 40% at Linenly

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Jun 262019
 

During these chilly winter nights there is nothing I enjoy more than snuggling up in a nice warm bed with a good book. All evening I look forward to that wonderful moment of finishing my final chore of the day and sliding into bed. Although relaxing in bed sounds fabulous, when you know what’s hiding in your bedlinen it may not be such a good idea at all!

Australian company Linenly recognises not only the value of rest and relaxation, but also the importance of high quality organic materials and ethical production. Linenly has made it their mission to provide Australian families with beautiful 100% organic bamboo bedlinen that is both luxurious and loving for your health and the environment, ensuring you the sweetest of dreams night after night.

Carefully sourced by owner Luyang the entire Linenly range is made from silky soft 100% organic bamboo fibre which is completely free from nasty toxins or harmful substances (backed up by Oeko-Tex certification). Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and anti-microbial which makes it the perfect choice for eczema sufferers and those with other sensitive skin conditions.

Fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillow cases and even quilt covers, single, double, queen or king, Linenly has every bedroom covered. With a range of classy colours to choose from there is a Linenly look to suit your style and decor perfectly. Prices range from $44.95 to $239.95.

Want to discover the many benefits of bamboo for yourself without breaking the bank? Right now you can save a massive 40% on all Linenly bamboo sheet sets, now that’s what I call a sale! Prices as marked.

As we recently upgraded to a king size bed this was the perfect opportunity to spoil myself with some Linenly luxury too. My new bamboo sheets have just arrived and I can’t wait to put them to the test. Obviously I’ll make sure to share my thoughts a little later so keep an eye out for my review. I am excited!

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

Nov 272018
 

I don’t know about you but I am absolutely loving this spring weather. Not too hot, not too cold and the perfect temperature to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Every morning I take the little two for a big walk in the reserve and in the afternoon/weekend the big kids explore the neighbourhood on their bikes and scooters. Miss 10 has really shot up this year so she has just traded her old scooter for a new set of wheels from Grit Scooters:

Designed specifically for active girls (Ages 6+) and built to perform the coolest of tricks the new Vibes collection is street smart in every way. The colour range is totally on-trend and the designs are eye-catching and full of personality.

I was not at all surprised that Olivia instantly fell in love with the Grit Vibes Dreamer. She’s quite the dreamer herself and loves to escape to another world with a good book but she also likes to get outside and go on real adventures. This scooter is her perfect match and together they are bound to travel far…

Grit Scooters prides itself in outstanding quality and durability to ensure their scooters stay strong and safe ride after ride, corner after corner and jump after jump. All Vibes scooters feature a sturdy heat treated, non-slip alloy deck, practical Grit flex footbrake and hi tensile steel hip fork to enable smooth moves at every angle. The ABEC 9 wheel bearings allow excellent flexibility, you won’t find better than that!

Young riders can ride the streets in class (the Vapor chrome colours are a real standout) and comfort (thanks to pleasant soft feel handle grips). Park or city, calmly cruising or racing off the ramp, these light weight scooters will take you anywhere with ease.

There are currently 7 different Grit Vibes scooters to choose from: Misty and Angel (20.8″ high), Dreamer, Destiny and Glam (21.6″ high) and Wild and Squad (23” high). The taller the scooter the wider/longer the deck, so there is a perfect scooter for every rider.

To find out more about Grit scooters and to take a closer look at the Vibe range visit www.gritscooters.com.au.

For your chance to win a Grit Vibes Scooter of your choice (subject to availability) enter our giveaway below:

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Jul 162018
 

With less than four weeks to go until our big holiday I am starting to feel a little pressed for time. Packing for eight, passports and paperwork, preparing school activities for our trip, keeping on top of the housework, every day life with a big family… and don’t forget gift shopping for our family and loved ones! I am so excited to meet my two brand new nephews for the first time and we can’t wait to spoil them with plenty of gifts.

If you’re shopping for a sweet new arrival but are a little short on time (who isn’t these days?) or lack inspiration you are sure to appreciate My Baby Gifts. The clever team behind this fabulous Australian online store takes the hassle out of baby gift shopping by putting together the perfect baby present and delivering it straight to the lucky recipient, packed in a gorgeous gift box. Surely shopping for presents doesn’t get any easier than that!

My Baby Gifts has the whole family covered with a range of lovingly handpicked gifts for precious newborns (including twins), as well as their proud siblings and the new parents. From beautiful  baby clothing to cute toys, from stunning nappy cakes to lovely keepsake blankets, from soft teddies to first books and much more, with so many ready-to-go hampers to choose from there is a match for every baby and every occasion. Especially for eco-conscious parents there are some wonderful organic options available too.

I know I shouldn’t play favourites but this adorable baby blue Peter Rabbit Gift Hamper is one of my top picks, I love that it contains gifts to be enjoyed right now and some to be used as baby gets bigger. The little plush bunny and Peter Rabbit feeding set would be treasured for many years to come. You can even add a celebratory bottle of Moët & Chandon (200ml) to surprise mum and dad!

Every single hamper item has been carefully selected for its high quality, durability and style and many of the labels stocked by My Baby Gifts are proudly Australian, eg. Bonds, Marquise and Emotion & Kids. Good to know: The standard shipping rate is just $9.95 Australia wide, so you can send your birth, baby shower or christening gifts interstate without breaking the bank and you don’t even have to take care of the gift wrapping! Express delivery is available for last-minute gifts.

Thanks to our generous friends at My Baby Gifts one lucky Hip Little One reader will win a fantastic My Baby Gifts baby hamper (RRP $119) for his/her baby boy or girl. The winner can choose the delightful Floral Blossom Gift Set (Girl) or the stylish Deluxe Blue Star Hamper (Boy), which one would you pick?

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The Baby Cubby

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Jun 132017
 

With preparations for baby no.6 in full swing I can’t help but think back to 9 years ago, when we were pregnant with our twins and simply purchased all our baby gear at our local babystore. Times have changed a lot since then and now I can’t imagine getting baby-ready without the wonderful wide world of online shopping.

Oh the luxury of finding the hippest products, the most clever inventions and compare all the must-have features to find the perfect fit for you and your family, all from he comfort of your own home! Knowing first hand what modern parents want and need the team at The Baby Cubby has selected only the very best brands, the highest quality and safest baby gear so that you can shop with ease and confidence.

As a Dutch native I always a soft spot for Dutch brands and Nuna is definitely a hot favourite. We were so thrilled with our Nuna capsule for baby no.5 and I received compliments on its amazing design everywhere we went, the Nuna quality and eye for detail are absolutely superb so I have no doubt the Nuna Sena (USD $249.95) is a real winner too. This award-winning portacot takes the hassle out of travelling with baby thanks to a convenient one-hand fold, superior comfort and a unique above-ground base that protects against nasty cold drafts.

As a huge Skip Hop fan I am also very excited to see that the Skip Hop TUO (USD $160) has arrived at Baby Cubby. Fitted with a secure 5-point safety harness the easy-to-clean TUO is sturdy and safe for little eaters and as your baby grows it converts to a trendy toddler chair, what a great investment! This classy high chair is the ideal choice for families who care about style, space and sustainability as this sleek design will last you all the way from 6 months up to 5 years.

Space is also very important when it comes to prams, as a busy mum my ideal pram must easily fit through narrow doorways, small shopping aisles and fit in the small boot of our family car. The brand new and very sharply priced UPPAbaby Cruz (USD $529.99) in Pascal Grey ticks all the boxes with a neat slim frame, compact one-step fold and a back-friendly weight of just under 10kg. And how you can not love the XL easy-access basket, it’s perfect for little shops and quick errands around town!

To make online shopping even more enjoyable and convenient shipping The Baby Cubby offers an unbeatable Price Match guarantee (yes, even Amazon!) and FREE shipping across the United States for orders over $49.

To find out more about The Baby Cubby, to browse the range and to order online visit www.babycubby.com.

Mar 022017
 

With so many babies on the way I can’t help but check in on Facebook regularly to see the latest bump shots and happy baby news. Even after five babies I still melt when I see these tiny bundles of joy, there is simply no sweeter sight! It also means I have loads of excuses to shop for adorable baby goodies and here’s one of my favourite finds of the moment:

Designed right here in Australia and made using premium 100% organic cotton NIOVI Organics is the perfect soft, safe and stylish choice for precious new arrivals. This wonderful Aussie label caters for little boys and girls from birth up to 1 year old with a gorgeous range of clothing and accessories that is sure to make anyone go clucky.

Great love and care has gone into each NIOVI Organics piece: the organic cotton fabric is soft, safe and fair-trade, the fit is comfortable and practical, the designs are timeless and eye-catching and only water-based dyes are used. And of course there is eye for the fine details too, take for example the lovely Organic Zip Romper: it has a handy print-on label instead of scratchy tags, a fabric flap that covers the end of the zipper and the cuffs fold over to create mittens and socks, they’ve thought of absolutely everything!

From rompers to dresses, from bibs to bloomers, from blankets to beanies and more, NIOVI has minifashionistas covered from top to toe. The current NIOVI Organics collection is based on the trendy RIZ print in three great colours: Sky, Lavender and Monochrome. At NIOVI they believe that safety and quality should be affordable for everyone, which is why their prices won’t break the bank and start at just $12.95.

As if you needed any more reasons to love NIOVI, during the month of March Hip Little One readers can save a huge 25% storewide at NIOVI Organics. Simply enter the code ‘HIP25’ at checkout, offer ends March 31, 2017. Time to stock up!

Hip Tip: Shopping for gifts? Make sure to add one of these unique Wooden Gift Boxes to your order to really create the wow-factor, the helpful NIOVI team will even wrap up the contents as per your instructions. These luxurious boxes don’t just look amazing (and save you the hassle of gift wrapping), they are reusable too so they add a wonderful eco-friendly touch to your eco gift.

To find out more about NIOVI Organics, to browse the range and to order online visit www.niovi.com.au.

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Step inside Rose Petal Cottage

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Dec 312016
 

Isn’t it amazing how well the old man in red knows our children? Even though he only visits once a year he knows exactly what they’re into and how they like to spend their time. Beautifully wrapped and addressed to ‘the girls’ this large Worlds Apart gift delivered just the smiles we expected:

As soon as I laid eyes on the beautiful Rose Petal Cottage (Ages 2+) I could picture our four girls in there; making up stories, playing mums, dads, fairies and princesses, sharing secrets, having tea parties and enjoying the blessing that is sisters. Measuring a generous 108 x 98 x 70 cm in size this lovely home is spacious enough for siblings or friends to share and will provide hours and hours of pretend play fun.

While the old man with the white beard took all the credit for this amazing present Hip Daddy did the hard work and assembled the cottage so the adventure could begin. Setting up was a simple case of first connecting the metal pieces to build the cottage frame, then to slide the frame into the sturdy, wipe clean cover which zips up nice and snug so it stays in place perfectly.

What really makes Rose Petal Cottage so unique and special is that the decorative cover is printed with the loveliest little details on both the in- and outside. On the outside this delightful playhouse features cladded walls, a shingled roof, lanterns, birds, gumboots near the door, flowers and more. It’s pretty much the dreamy cottage you see in your favourite fairytales!

On the inside this sweet house is homey and welcoming with gorgeous details like a doormat, floorboards, a fireplace, a real mirror and a useable shelf complete with photo frame so you can display your favourite picture. It even has a window with country style shutters that open and close!

You can enter Rose Petal Cottage through the cottage door, which can be ‘locked’ with a latch. The door is attached with velcro so you can also remove it completely if you wish (something baby Harriet worked out very quickly). One of the metal poles is conveniently fitted with hinges, allowing you to fully open up the side of the cottage and in doing so extend your play area.

As a special bonus Rose Petal Cottage comes partially furnished with a homey cooking unit, perfect for whipping up a batch of pretend cookies, tasty muffins and yummy pies for little guests. The removable cooking unit has an oven door that really opens (you’ll find a cardboard muffin tray inside to get you started) and the stove top knobs turn like the real deal.

To find out more about Childsmart and to browse the Worlds Apart range visit www.childsmart.com.au or get social with @Childsmart on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Dec 122016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 12

As a mum of five little ones I know very well that a proper, good quality, durable mattress takes a big chunk out of your family budget, so it is not something you want to have to replace often. Adults are (usually) quite good at keeping their mattresses clean but for children that is a big ask, we all know accidents happen and there is nothing you can do to prevent them. If you have ever tried to clean, scrub and deodorize a mattress you know it ruins your mood, takes ages and after all that it never becomes 100% clean again. Here’s the good news, there is hope!

Australian mattress specialist BedGuard takes the hassle out of a wet bed with an innovative waterproof mattress range that keeps little (and big) sleepyheads comfortable, clean and dry all night long.

Designed to stop liquids, stains and odours from ruining your mattress the unique BedGuard protection layer is guaranteed to keep nasties at bay, in case of accidents just use some paper towel to remove the spill and your mattress is fresh, clean and dry again. No more sleeping on crunchy, sticky, plastic mattress protectors, no more scrubbing, no soda-treatment, no yucky yellow stains and no sneaky odours hanging around, what a fantastic time (and irritation) saver for busy parents!

Aside from repelling liquid, odours and stains BedGuard mattresses have many other great features that make them a family favourite. The anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial, bed bug resistant and flame retardant properties give parents peace of mind, they can sleep well knowing their child is safe and comfortable at all times. All BedGuard mattresses are double sided and filled with above industry standard foam density and high quality inner springs ensuring a comfortable night sleep.

BedGuard is an Australian family business and all products are designed and made right here in Australia using high quality materials. Being Australian made you can rest assured that the manufacturing process is closely monitored from start to finish to supply Aussie families with an outstanding product that they can enjoy for years. BedGuard mattresses have a life expectancy of 10 years and come with a generous 5 year guarantee.

Within the BedGuard mattress range you’ll find three different types of waterproof mattresses (Guardian Comfort, Guardian Luxury and Guardian Opulence) to suit beds of all sizes, from your baby’s cot to a large king size bed BedGuard has the whole family covered. Prices start at $198 (cot size) and delivery costs depend on your location.

To find out more about BedGuard, to explore the innovative BedGuard features and to order online visit www.bedguard.com.au or get social on www.facebook.com/bedguardaus.

For your chance to win a BedGuard Guardian Comfort Waterproof Single Bed Mattress (RRP $379.50) including metro delivery enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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