Apr 042017


It may only be early April but it looks like Autumn has officially arrived here in South Australia. We’ve already had quite a few cold, dark and rainy days and it’s getting a little harder to get out of bed in the mornings. To be honest as a foreigner I am always glad when the cooler season sets in and I can’t wait to rug up for Winter and get a nice woodfire going.

As the nights get chillier it is important to adjust your child’s sleepwear accordingly, to ensure your little one is comfortable and warm all night long. No matter what climate, ergoPouch has you covered and the latest Autumn/Winter arrivals are an absolute treat.

The now famous ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag (1-3.5 TOG, RRP $74.95-$84.95) is a hot favourite all throughout the year with stylish sleepyheads from 2 months all the way up to 6 years old rocking this genius design. The clever two-in-one sleep bag suit converts from a traditional sleeping bag to a handy sleep suit in only a few quick zips, it doesn’t get easier or quicker than that.

Especially for the upcoming cool season ergoPouch has just released some super cosy 3.5 TOG Sleep Suit Bags in four gorgeous prints to suit boys and girls. Featuring a luxurious organic cotton sheeting outer layer, warm 100% cotton filling and long cotton fleece sleeves children can sleep comfortably without need for loose bedding that could pose a potential safety risk.

It is clear that the ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag has been designed with real children and real parents in mind, it comes packed with small and big details that will make life easier for everyone. From no-slip grip pads on the feet to fold over mittens to keep little hands warm (and prevent scratching), from stretchy side-panels to allow plenty of movement to covered zippers, from being suitable for pram, car and baby carrier to easy nappy change access, this well engineered product ticks all the boxes.

Not sure which ergPouch product/TOG rating is right for you? Use the handy ergoPouch Finder to find the best match for your child and his/her sleeping environment, easy as pie.

Hip tip: Sign up for the FREE ergoPouch newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and exciting arrivals and receive 10% discount on your first order.

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

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Snooze in style with ergoPouch

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Oct 302016


It’s been a rather slow start this year but it looks like warmer weather has finally arrived, yay! I have got my fingers crossed that summer won’t let it us down and we’re in for some beautiful weather. I love the longer days, the blue skies, cold ice blocks and having less washing (that’s why I love dresses!).


The only tricky thing about the Summer season is knowing what to put on little Harriet at night time, making sure she is comfortable, safe and at the perfect temperature. Thankfully ergoPouch takes the guessing out of baby bedtime with these gorgeous new arrivals.

ergopouch-summer-sleep-bagDesigned with Australia’s hot weather in mind the light and airy ergoPouch 0.2 TOG Jersey Sleep Bag (RRP $34.95, size 8-24 months) is the perfect summer pick for your precious bundle. This stylish sleep bag is made with luxurious organic cotton that is super soft, breathable and gentle against baby’s delicate skin, it’s ideal for little ones suffering from eczema or other skin conditions.

After ten months of cocooning baby Harriet to sleep and a tricky transition period she has now well and truly accepted the arms-free lifestyle, so it’s out with the swaddle and in with the sleeping bag. The Jersey Sleep Bag is comfy and cosy yet spacious enough for little hips to move around freely, earning the important tick of approval from the International Hip Dysplasia Foundation.


Committed to ultimate comfort and safety this lovely ergoPouch design has no scratchy, noisy velcro to irritate Harriet’s skin and no small buttons that could come off, it opens and closes in one quick zip with the end of the zip being neatly covered by a small fabric flap so the neckline is soft and smooth. Bonus: The two-way zip allows for easy nappy access without having to take off the whole sleep bag making midnight changes a breeze.


ergoPouch sleeping bags are available in a range of TOG ratings, design and sizes to suit little nappers from 2 months up to 6 years old. In line with the SIDS guidelines ergoPouch sleep bags provide the warmth and comfort babies require for a restful sleep without the need for (potentially dangerous) loose bedding. Not sure which product/TOG rating to choose? Use the handy ergoPouch Finder to find the best match for your child and his/her sleeping environment, easy as pie.

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

Jan 012016


As we open up our 2016 calendar it once again hits me how quick our little ones grow. In just a few weeks our beautiful Juliet will start school and our little miss Sybbie will make an early start at kindy later in the year, at least I will still have Harriet at home to keep me company!

Cloud9 Nap Mat Girls

Being away from their comfortable, safe environment can be quite daunting for young children, but Elektra Bub, Tots & Kids Shop makes naps away from home easy and fun with their latest mum-invention.

Cloud9Whether your child is off to daycare, kindy, grandma’s, a sleepover or even just camping in the living room, the brand new Elektra Cloud9 Nap Mat (RRP $89.95) takes the hassle out of naps. This all-in-one bedding set includes a sleeping mat with attached blanket and pillow and together they effortlessly roll up into one compact, portable bundle. No more hunting for individual bedding items and no lost bits either, saving your precious time AND money.

Designed by real parents the Cloud9 Nap Mat gets the thumbs up from everyone: Not only is it colourful, fun and easy to use for small kids, it is also practical, durable and machine washable (perfect for busy mamas). The padded mat and blanket are comfortable and warm, the removable high quality, hotel grade pillow is soft and cosy and the durable, stain resistant outer material is sure to stand the accidental spills and rough and tumble of active kids.

Cloud9 Nap Mat

When not in use simply roll up your Cloud9 Nap Mat and close the buckles et voila, your lightweight, compact sleeping solution is ready for storage or travel. You can even personalise the Nap Mat on the outside using the name label, making it easy for your child to recognise their mat and ensuring there are no mix-ups at kindy or daycare. Elektra Nap Mats are currently available in two different designs to suit boys (Dinosaurs) and girls (Teddy Bears).

Sybbie Nap Mat

To find out more about Elektra, to browse the range or to order online vist www.elektrabub.com.

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May 162015

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Big Baby Shower – Day 16

All my loyal Hip Little One readers know that I LOVE bedSOK. We use bedSOKS on each of our single beds and I could not live without them anymore, they make my life so much easier! I dare to say that anyone who tries a bedSOK will be won over immediately, it’s a winning concept and it is designed right here in Australia:


So what exactly is a bedSOK? A bedSOK is a super handy all-in-one sheet: a fitted sheet with an attached flat top sheet that simply zips up on each side plus a matching pillow case. Not only does this clever design keep the sheets in place when your child is asleep (no kicking down the covers and no cold chills), it also makes making the bed a breeze (particularly convenient on bunk beds!).


Of course the bedSOK can be used on a single bed and king single bed it is available in cot/toddler bed size too so I think it would make a fantastic gift for a new arrival or even a first birthday. No endless bending over the cot to tuck in a flat sheet that comes undone easily, just pop the elasticised corners of the bedSOK over your mattress like a fitted sheet and all your sheets are in place in one go. There are currently four great colours to choose from, including a fluffy white flannelette option for winter.

To find out more about bedSOK, to browse the range and to order online visit www.bedsok.com.

For your chance to win a Cot/Toddler bedSOK (RRP $79.90) in your choice of colour enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 202014

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Christmas Countdown – Day 20

Now that warmer weather has arrived we can finally fold away the thick winter quilts and padded doonas, about time! As a mum of four I could easily spend a lot of timing making beds and washing linen so I love this ‘light sleeping season’ and bedSOK makes it even easier:


Designed right here in Australia by one very talented mama bedSOK is a convenient all-in-one zip-up sheet for children. We first discovered bedSOK about a year ago and it has been a Godsend, I can not imagine being without it now and I have recommended it to so many other busy mums already.

bedSOK Pink SpotBy cleverly combining a flat and fitted sheet in one great product it reduces your washing, makes storing your linen easier, making beds quicker and it keeps the sheets in place when your little one moved around in his/her sleep. To make the bed just pop the bedSOK on your bed like a fitted sheet, the flat sheet is attached to the bottom sheet so it is automatically in place and all you need to do is open the zip on one side to let your little sleeper in.

Summer Spot bedSOKA bedSOK consists of a 100% cotton all-in-one zip sheet and matching pillowcase, packed together in a lovely drawstring storage bag (we use ours as a pyjama bag). The bedSOK is available in a Cot, Single and King Single size and comes in a range of colour to suits boys, girls and  gender neutral bedrooms. During winter you can count on the Fluffy White flannelette bedSOK to keep you warm and toasty while the new Summer Spot bedSOK keep you comfortable and cool in summer.

To find out more about bedSOK, to browse the range and to order online visit www.bedsok.com.

For your chance to win a Summer Spot bedSOK (RRP $89) in your choice of colour and bed size enter our giveaway below:

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Jul 272014

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Everywhere I go I hear people complain about the cold and I have to admit, in my 8 years in Australia this is by far the coldest winter I have experienced. We have the fireplace on most days and dress the kids in warm winter pyjamas but they still wake up cold during the night, having slipped out from under their sheets and kicked down the blankets in their sleep. Luckily help has arrived, bedSOK is coming to the rescue of shivering families across Australia with a fabulous flannelette version of their famous bedSOK.


Right now bedSOK helps families stay warm and within budget with an awesome 20% off storewide. Simply enter the code ‘Rewardme’ at checkout, be quick as offer ends August 2, 2014.

Fluffy White bedSOKThe 100% cotton flannelette Fluffy White bedSOK ($79.90-$89.90) is available in cot, single and king single size and will easily fit in with any decor. It’s soft and comfortable, warm and cosy, just what you need to keep kids toasty warm in the cooler months. The all-in-one bed sheet set comes in a handy drawstring bag and contains a fitted sheet with top sheet attached to it as well as a matching pillow case. Simple zip your bedSOK open on the side, hop in and zip it back up to stay warm and covered all night long.

BedSOK pinkBut there is more, currently en route to Australia are three brand new bedSOK designs that are bound to sell like hot cakes: Pink Spot for little princesses of all ages. Navy Spot for cool dudes big and small and the very stylish gender neutral Grey Spot. bedSOKs are machine washable, they are made from 100% breathable cotton and feature soft, elasticised ribbing that is gentle against your child’s skin.

We first discovered bedSOK last year and I haven’t looked back since, changing the sheets of our bunk beds used to be one of my most hated chores but with bedSOK it is super easy! I can not recommend these highly enough, they save me time making beds, they save me washing two sheets and they save me dealing with cold kids who keep getting out of bed. The kids just hop in and do up the zip themselves, the bedSOK is a real sanity saver.

To find out more about bedSOK, to browse the range and to order online visit www.bedsok.com.

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Jul 102014

New Baby 101

Whether it’s your first or your fourth, whether you’re twenty or forty and a mum or a dad, when there is a new baby on the way there are always new things to learn. If you are like me and don’t have the time to read an endless pile of new baby books but you would still like a handy reference guide to answer everyday questions about feeding, sleeping, bathing and settling you will love New Baby 101:

New Baby 101 eBook

Developed by Lois Wattis, who is a registered nurse, midwife, lactation consultant, mother and grandmother, the New Baby 101 App provides new parents, grandparents and babysitters with expert advise on a range of baby related topics. With years of experience in both hospital and community settings under her belt Lois knows exactly how overwhelming life with a new baby can be and she’s here to help you!

New Baby 101 Phone AppNew Baby 101 is based on reliable evidence and research combined with Lois’ hands-on tips and handy hints, it’s a great guide to help you get through those (sometimes very challenging!) first weeks with your newborn. From feeding and sleeping to bathing and changing, New Baby 101 has got all your concerns covered and your common questions answered in 9 popular, easy-to-read topics.

You can access the New Baby 101 App whenever and wherever you want and need and the best part is that the New Baby 101 App is free to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Browse the FAQ, check out the topics and if you like it you can upgrade to the full version. In-app purchases are optional and prices range from $1.99 for a single topic to $9.99 for all 9 topics. For a more detailed resource with helpful illustrations and videos New Baby 101 is also available as a practical and very helpful eBook ($19).

To find out more about New Baby 101, to take a closer look at the eBook content and download the New Baby 101 App visit www.newbaby101.com.au.

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