The secret is out: BabySecrets

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Jan 022019

People often comment on the size of our family, saying that 6 children is ‘a lot’, but there are families much bigger than ours! When it comes to BabySecrets it’s definitely a case of ‘babies are so easy adore, you can always have one or two more’. A brand new generation of babies has just arrived in store and they’re cuter than ever:

With 50 new babies to collect BabySecrets (Series 3, Ages 4+) collectors are in for a real treat (or challenge?), can you get your hands on one of the ultra-rare babies or even the limited edition Sparkle? From frogs to owls, from doctors to kings and from hairdressers to roller skaters, there is nothing better than a blind bag surprise. These gorgeous collectibles are made for little hands and the perfect compact toy for holiday road trips.

Each BabySecrets Series 3 baby comes in its own green bath tub (white bath tubs are Series 1, pink bath tubs are Series 2) and you never know which baby you will find inside. To determine if you’ve found yourself a baby boy or baby girl simply submerge your baby in its water filled tub and watch the nappy change colour… Now that you know your baby’s secret you can decide on your baby’s name, time to get creative.

What do you get when you combine a girl’s favourite things: babies, mermaids and unicorns? It’s the highly sought after limited edition Merbaby called¬†Sparkle! Our lucky miss 8 started the new year with this magic catch when the girls opened their first BabySecrets Merbabies (Series 2, Ages 4+) yesterday, I am sure you can imagine the squeals of excitement (and the jealous looks of her sisters). So what is a Merbaby you ask?

Merbabies are mystical sea creatures that hide in a pretty sea shell. Inside the shell you find one of 24 different babies and a shimmery seacret pearl which opens up to unveil 3 tiny charms and a necklace for your Merbaby. Just like real mermaids these little Merbabies absolutely love splashing about, if you wind up their tail and place them in water you can actually watch them swim!

Not only does the shell make a perfect ocean home for your Merbaby (and even has three ‘pegs’ to hang up the charms), it also doubles as a Merbaby bath so your baby can paddle his/her tail in the water to reveal its baby’s secret. Will the tail turn pink or blue? Dip and discover your Merbaby’s gender so you can fill out the included birth certificate and make the adoption official.

You can find the BabySecrets range at all major toy stores and toy departments across Australia.

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

Get into the Christmas spirit with Smiggle

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Nov 142018


After 12 years in Adelaide I know the tradition: once the Christmas pageant has been and Santa has been welcomed into town the Christmas tree goes up. With just six weeks to go until the big day there are lots of people eagerly staring at the calendar and Smiggle is ready to help you count down in style:

The brand new Smiggle Advent Calendar 2018 (RRP $39.95) is here and it’s packed with awesome Smiggle goodies valued at over $70 that will have young Smiggle fans squealing with excitement!

Let’s start by saying that I am usually a very patient person. I love surprises, not knowing what’s ahead is so much fun and the waiting is definitely part of the whole experience. Every year people ask if me if I know what’s going to be hiding behind these 25 little doors and the truth is that I simply don’t know!! All I know is that in previous years my kids have been thrilled with their little advent gift every single day and that they end up with so many cool Smiggle finds at the end of the countdown. They love getting stationery items that are fun and useful and I am glad to avoid the traditional advent calendar sugar overdose, it’s a double win.

But, because I love my readers and don’t want to let you down I have allowed each of my little people to open one magical calendar door and have a quick sneak peek… I had to promise our friends at Smiggle not to give too much away but take it from me, it’s looking mighty fine behind the doors this year! We’ve spotted rainbow highlighters, a spy pen, a mini stapler, a fruity scented slap band, tiny sticky notes and there are plenty more limited edition items to be discovered.

The Smiggle Advent Calendar sells out every year so make sure you grab yours in time to avoid disappointment. Bring on December 1 so the official count down can begin!

Bonus: As if 25 gifts is not enough each Smiggle Advent Calendar comes with a special envelope that could hold 1 of 25 lucky tickets. If you are the lucky finder of one of these highly coveted tickets you will take home a Christmas gift to remember: a $1000 Smiggle shopping spree! Sadly we didn’t find one but I have my fingers crossed for all of you.

To find out more about Smiggle, to locate a Smiggle store near you or to order online visit

Baby Secrets

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Jul 112018

Initially I was going to call this post ‘the big gender reveal party’ but I feared that might get some people very excited thinking we were expanding our family so I changed it. In saying that, the girls have been having the best time with their own mini-version of a gender reveal party and they absolutely love the anticipation of uncovering pink or blue…

With six children our family is already larger than average, but that number is nothing compared to Baby Secrets… There are one hundred of these adorable babies to collect! Our four girls are rapidly expanding their brood with lots of sweet, funny and quirky little boys and girls joining the family.

Baby Secrets (ages 4+) is a new collectible toy range featuring small toy babies in pink miniature bath tubs. Each little baby enters the world with a crisp white nappy on, step two is to discover baby’s gender by dipping the baby into the bath water. In a matter of seconds the white nappy turns pink or blue, allowing the proud adoptive parent to name the new arrival and fill out his/her birth certificate (included). Welcome to the family Penelope Pineapple and Coco Cat!

Strawberry baby or snowman baby, donut baby or dolphin baby, basketball baby or birthday baby, there are so many different characters to collect and one even more rare than the other (but all equally cute!). The excitement of a ‘blind bag’ is hard to resist so you might find yourself bringing home a new baby from your next supermarket visit too.

Can’t get enough of the Baby Secrets fun? There are also several larger Baby Secrets Playsets available that allow keen baby-mamas and wanna-be dads to get even more parenting practice with a pram, bassinet, car, swing, rocking horse and more. Of course each play set comes with some new babies and a dip-and-discover bath tub too. Are you ready to reveal your babies’ secret?

Baby Secrets dolls have adjustable arms and legs, so you can properly sit them down on the swing or send them for a drive in their car. Made from a solid material they are really tough and durable and they’re a perfect compact size for little pockets (and of course Christmas stockings!). I’ve popped a few new babies in our holiday backpacks for our upcoming trip, such an easy way to keep my girls busy on the plane.

You can find the Baby Secrets range at all major toy stores and toy departments across Australia.

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