Design Letters

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Sep 172016

Design Letters

Remember that awesome black and white playrug we discovered recently? It’s no secret Scandinavia is full of amazing creative talent so let us introduce you to another stylish Danish monochrome treasure you are sure to adore:

Design Letters range

Created by Mette Thomsen and inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s famous typography hand the trendy Design Letters collection brings bold and beautiful to the family table.

Design Letters CutleryThe eye-catching dinnerware range consists of everything you need to make mealtime modern and marvellous and totally impress your dinner guests. From plates and bowls to cups and funky cutlery and much more, Design Letters has got all courses covered. Australian online store Leo & Bella sells all the pieces individually, allowing you to build your unique Alphabet collection one product at a time.

Alphabet CupEven the youngest family members can enjoy a designer sip and serve: Simply transform your child’s favourite melamine Alphabet Cup (RRP $20) into a trainer sippy cup by popping on the sweet pastel coloured sippy drink lid (pink or mint, sold separately). For extra peace of mind the lids are free from nasty BPA and they are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Alphabet Cups are available in all the letters of the alphabet and would make a gorgeous baby shower or baptism gift for a special little one…

To find out more about Leo & Bella, to browse the Design Letters range and to order online visit

Sip in style with Steely

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Jun 092016


When it comes to mealtimes our little miss Harriet is getting better by leaps and bounds. She now happily enjoys three small meals a day and her tongue tie is no longer causing any trouble, I am so glad we decided to go ahead with the procedure. She is also getting more confident with drinking from a cup and has sips of water throughout the day using this baby-friendly drink bottle by Steely:

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The trendy Steely bottles and cups are made from strong, high-quality stainless steel making them not only stylish but safe too. Unlike many plastic bottles they are completely free from BPA and other nasties so they are the perfect healthy pick for parents who want only the best for their child and the environment (and surprisingly budget friendly!).

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With Hattie’s initial feeding issues in mind we felt the Steely First Sipper (RRP $12.95, 4 months+) was a good starting point for independent drinking. The non-slip handles are the ideal size for small baby hands and the easy flow spout makes drinking a breeze, there is no super strong sucking required. I think the 250ml capacity is spot on for young babies, big enough to last the day without too many refills and small and light enough for them to hold.

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Thanks to the durable 18/8 surgical stainless steel the water stays cool and fresh for longer and the material does not discolour or smell like plastic often does. One of my other favourite features is the ease of cleaning, the First Sipper comes apart in three separate pieces (cup, spout and ring) that can be cleaned in the dishwasher, less scrubbing for me!

To find out more about Childsmart and to browse the Steely range visit or get social with @Childsmart on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Nov 102011

If you are a regular reader of Hip little one you probably know that if at all possible I try to avoid products that contain BPA. Although there are still many baby products available that do contain BPA the market for BPA-free products is growing rapidly and hopefully more and more parents will start to realise that it is better to be safe than sorry and your child’s health is nothing something to gamble with. One company that understands the importance of this and is determined to make a difference is Kiddie Concepts.

Kiddie Concepts is an Australian family business with a passion for safe, healthy and reusable alternatives for modern families. They have combined these three important factors in their innovative Adaptable Kiddie Bottle, a reusable stainless steel kids bottle that is free of BPA, has no tiny gaps for bacteria to hide in and is non-toxic and non-leaching. What really makes this bottle stand out from the crowd is the fact that it grows with your baby and easily transforms from sippy bottle to sports bottle.

The original Adaptable Kiddie Bottle ($27.95) comes complete with an Avent Sippy Top and handles and is compatible with (nipple) teats and sippy tops from other leading brands too. This makes it really easy to replace worn or broken parts, you just buy them at your local supermarket or chemist. As baby grows and becomes a more independent, mess free drinker you can change the sippy top for the Kiddie Concepts sports top ($7.95).

The Adaptable Kiddie Bottle holds 350ml, so it holds a decent amount of water for a thirsty child yet it is not too big and heavy for tiny toddler hands. Speaking of little hands, they will have no trouble handling this design thanks to the double handles. The handles are available in the colours green, pink and blue and can be removed for thorough cleaning. The bottles are even dishwasher and steriliser safe (top rack) saving you cleaning and scrubbing.

To find out more about Kiddie Concepts, to take a closer look at the adaptable bottle design and to locate a stockist near you visit

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