From cot to single: ergoPouch ‘Stretch Sheet’

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Nov 222016
 

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Cot size, single size and queen size, boy colours, girly shades and of course spares of everything… being a large family of seven it is no surprise our bedlinen collection is quite significant. I have often wished I could use the same gear for the cot and single beds, it would save me so much space and be much kinder on the family budget too! Well, thanks to ergoPouch you can:

ergopouch-sheets

On Sunday I finally got Hip Daddy to assemble this pretty bunk for the two big girls, doesn’t it look lovely teamed up with these gorgeous pastel ergoPouch Stretch Sheets?

ergopouch-bamboo-sheetAs the name suggests the brand new ergoPouch Bamboo Stretch Sheets (RRP $39.95) are super soft and very stretchy, in fact they are so stretchy they are designed to fit from cot (yes, including those tricky sized and odd shaped cots) all the way up to a proper single bed! That means one single sheet will last you from baby to teen stage and beyond, now that’s a good investment. 

Made with a luxurious blend of bamboo viscose jersey and a touch of elastane for extra flexibility ergoPouch sheets are high quality, soft to touch and gentle against the skin. Bamboo is often praised for its wonderful antibacterial properties, its breathability and the way it assists temperature control, making it a perfect pick all year around. Allergy sufferers will be pleased to know that ergoPouch Stretch Sheets proudly carry the tick of approval from the Eczema Association Australasia.

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Initially I was sceptical about the ‘one-size-fits-all’ description, expecting a fit so tight you could hear the seams groan in despair, but I was pleasantly surprised. The Bamboo Stretch Sheets easily snapped around our thick single mattresses with the strong, elasticised trim staying neatly in place.

ergopouch-sheet

Not only are ergoPouch Stretch Sheets a smart decision for your family budget, they also keep your linen cupboard tidy and easy to manage. There is no more need to hunt for a specific sheet to fit a certain bed or grabbing the wrong sheet during a midnight change of linen, you can use your ergoPouch sheets on all of the kids’ beds. Comfortable, convenient and cost-effective, it’s a big thumbs up from me!

The ergoPouch Bamboo Stretch Sheet is currently available in four stylish colours: Grey, Mint, Natural and Pink.

To find out more ergoPouch, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ergopouch.com.au.

May 012015
 

Oyster

Big Baby Shower – Day 1

Today marks the start of our much anticipated Big Baby Shower giveaway, a fabulous series of giveaways to celebrate the exciting news that the Hip Little One family is growing (again). Thanks to an amazing bunch of sponsors we have been able to secure a whole heap of fantastic prizes for you so if you are a new or expecting mama you are in for a real treat.

Oyster Vogue collection

Because every baby deserves a beautiful set of wheels we’re kicking off the Big Baby Shower in style with this awesome prize from our wonderful friends at Oyster. Designed with growing families in mind the stylish Oyster Max is suitable for one child, two children of different ages and even twins, we’ve got all families covered.

Oyster Max Grape SeatsThe award-winning design of the Oyster Max is rapidly winning hearts across Australia thanks to its extreme versatility and many custom options. The seating can be changed to suit the needs of your family perfectly at all times: 1 carrycot, 1 seat, 1 carrycot and 1 seat, 2 seats and even 2 carrycots. With a generous weight limit of 9kg for each carrycot and 17.5kg for each seat the Oyster Max really grows with your family.

Oyster Black ChassisYou can also express your individuality and style through different colour options and combinations. The Oyster Max chassis is available in anodised silver and anodised black, while the seats and carrycots comes in 6 on-trend colours to suit the personal taste of both the parent and passenger(s): Ocean, Grape, Black, Vogue Teal, Vogue Damson and Vogue Slate Grey. Which Oyster shade is your favourite?

Oyster Max CapsuleTo make going out and about with your new bundle of joy as easy and pleasant as possible there is a great selection of Oyster accessories to choose from, e.g. capsule adaptors (compatible with selected Max-Cosi, Nuna and Joie infant capsules), height increasers, a handy ride-on board for older children, convenient bottle holder, cosy foot muff and more. Remember, the world is your Oyster.

To find out more about Oyster, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.oysterbaby.com.au.

For your chance to win an Oyster Max pram (Chassis + Upper Seat) plus Oyster Max Carrycot OR Tandem Seat (total RRP $1048) in your choice of colour (subject to availability) enter our giveaway below:

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Apr 182013
 

Out'n'About

Here at Hip little one we really enjoy sharing hip finds and we especially love it when we are (one of) the first to trial an exciting new product. A few weeks ago the award winning Out’n’About prams arrived in Australia and I was lucky enough to take one for a test drive.

Out'n'About Nipper SingleThe Out’n’About brand may be new to Australia but back in its home country the U.K. it is one of the big boys, well known for its high quality products. With a whole range of awards and nominations behind its name Out’n’About has well earnt its place in the pram market and now it is time of Australian parents to put it to the test. The current Out’n’About range offers a 3-wheel single, double and sports model, here’s our miss 2 enjoying a ride in the Nipper 360 Single:

Miss 2 in the Nipper 360

Miss 2 in the Nipper 360

The first words that came to mind when I started pushing the Out’n’About Nipper 360 (RRP $549) were solid, reliable and active. While the pram feels really sturdy and robust it only weighs 9.8kg so it surprisingly light weight. In fact, it is the lightest full-sized 3-wheeler (with 12-inch wheels) in Australia! The strong pneumatic tyres are perfect for our hilly Adelaide suburb and keep the little passenger comfortable even when driving off-road.

suspensionBut it’s not just a great pram for bumpy tracks, its smooth driving and quick turning make it perfect for city life too. Thanks to the rear suspension your child won’t feel every kerbside and the slim size (61.5 cm wheelbase) makes manoeuvring through narrow aisles a breeze. Even though this is a full size pram (not a flimsy stroller) it folds down to a compact package that will easily fit in small cars. You can fold it ‘standing up’, so you don’t have to fold it all the way to the ground which is gentler on your back.

Nipper 360 in the boot

Nipper 360 in the boot

The Nipper 360 is suitable from newborn up to 22kg which is extremely generous (many other prams have a 15kg weight limit), this makes it a very good investment for families as the Nipper 360 can be enjoyed for years. The seat can lie flat to suit newborns and there are three different heights for the five-point harness so you always have the right (safe) fit for your child.

Nipper 360 Single

Nipper 360 Single

The ‘active’ feel of the pram lines up with the sporty look of the Nipper 360. This look may not be to everyone’s taste but it really suits this style of pram. Practical wipe clean fabrics, plenty of storage both under and at the back of the seat (easy access!), a sun canopy and one-touch brake, the Nipper 360 is packed with great features that will make your trip with baby as simple and enjoyable as possible.

If you are like me and prefer using a bassinet for newborn babies you’ll be pleased to know that there is an Out’n’About Carrycot ($199) available too. The carrycot can be used until your baby is approx. 6 months old/9 kg. Compared to other bassinets this design is quite long and slim in shape to avoid baby rolling over at every corner. Our 8 week old fits very comfortably and has plenty of growing space left.

Nipper 360 with Nipper Carrycot

Nipper 360 with Nipper Carrycot

CarrycotThe Nipper Carrycot comes with a removable quilted liner that completely covers the inside of the bassinet and folds over the edges. This is a fabulous design as your baby doesn’t have to sleep against the cold pram canvas and both liner and mattress cover can be machine washed. If your baby spills quite often like our daughter this is really handy, no more scrubbing!

Conclusion:
My over all opinion on the Out’n’About Nipper 360 is that is a very durable, high quality pram that is perfect for active Australian families. From city strolls to tough bush walks, a smooth ride is guaranteed. If you are looking for a pram to take off-road but you don’t want the heavy weight this is the perfect pram for you.

Priced at $549 the Nipper 360 is very affordable and you get great value for money. Out’n’About really stands behind their product and backs it up with a fantastic 2-year warranty, something you won’t get with most other prams.

To stay up-to-date with the latest Out’n’About news and specials make sure you follow Out’n’About on Facebook.

For more information about Out’n’About, to taker a closer look at the features of the Nipper 360 or to locate a stockist near you visit www.outnabout.com.au.