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:

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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.

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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.

Oct 122015
 

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Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 12

When a new product sells out the moment it hits the shelves you know it must be something pretty special. Last month the first delivery of this gorgeous Love To Dream design arrived in Australia and it immediately sold like hotcakes with stock running out in a flash. Thankfully replenishments are here and we’ve got one of these best-sellers to give away:

Bamboo Lite

The Limited Edition Bamboo Lite Swaddle Up (RRP $44.95) combines all the design features of the Original Swaddle Up with the incredible properties of natural bamboo fabric to create the ultimate summer swaddle.

Bamboo Lite CoralBamboo is becoming increasingly popular under modern parents and there are many very good reasons why. Bamboo is lovely light in weight (a huge 30% lighter than the Original Swaddle Up) and very breathable which is excellent news for those living in warm climates. It is also naturally temperature-regulating, moisture-wicking & anti-bacterial, which is particularly valuable for precious bubbas with eczema, allergies or other skin conditions.

Bamboo Lite OceanNot only does the single-layer bamboo fabric help keep your little dreamer cool at night, by sleeping with the arms up you are also allowing for extra airflow to beat the heat. To keep night time nappy changes as easy and quick as possible the Swaddle Up is fitted with a handy two-way zip. The Limited Edition Bamboo Lite Swaddle Up is available in an eyecatching geometric pattern print in the colours Ocean or Coral and comes in sizes Small, Medium and Large.

To find out more about Love To Dream, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.lovetodream.com.au.

For your chance to win a Love To Dream Limited Edition Bamboo Lite Swaddle Up (RRP $44.95) in the colour/size of your choice enter our giveaway below:

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Sep 082015
 

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Now that Spring has officially begun it is only a matter of time before the weather starts warming up. I have to say I am very much looking forward to nights without extra blankets, sleep socks and worrying about the kids being cold. With the warmer season in mind Love To Dream has just released this soft and scrumptious new sleep bag for your precious bundle:

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The brand new 1.0 TOG Nuzzlin Sleep Bag (RRP $59.95, size 4-36 months) is made using so-called ‘New Generation Muslin’, a super soft and extra light cotton knitted fabric that will keep your little dreamer cool and comfortable all night long. This gentle and 100% natural cotton is a particularly great choice for babies with sensitive skin, after all we all want the best for our precious babies!

Nuzzlin Sleep Bags

Parents across the globe have come to know and love Love To Dream for its cleverly designed products and the Nuzzlin range definitely lives up to the expectations. The adorable 1.0 TOG sleeping bags, available in three fresh and fruity summer colours, are fitted with lots of handy features that will make your busy life easier.

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Take for example the zip that opens up all the way, not only does it make nappy changes a breeze, it also allows you to fully open the bag to reduce drying time. I also love the extra stretch that allows for plenty of movement for your active baby and the fabric tabs that safely cover the zipper and press studs. The only question remains, which design is your favourite: Yellow Melon, Aqua Pear or Pink Elephant?

To find out more about Love To Dream, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.lovetodream.com.au.

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Jul 232015
 

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Unless you have been living under a rock, if you are an expecting or new mum you have most likely heard of Australian label Love To Dream. Their gorgeous range of easy swaddles and sleeping bags is helping babies (and parents!) all over the country get some much needed zzz whilst being comfortable, safe and stylish.

The Swaddle Up Original, a Love To Dream top-seller, is hugely popular all year around and this season Swaddle Up fans are in for a treat with a very special limited edition design. Featuring a trendy denim, aqua and white stripe print the new Denim Swaddle Up is perfect for both boys and girls or of course little surprise babies like our own!

LTD DenimSo what’s the Swaddle Up excitement all about? The Swaddle Up (RRP $39.95-$41.95, from 2kg- 11kg) is an easy-to-use, quick, fool-proof, zip-up baby swaddle that encourages self soothing by allowing baby to sleep with its hands up. Some parents and carers finds all the folding, stretching and tucking of traditional wrapping with a large piece of fabric a little tricky, well none of that hassle with Swaddle Up. Simply place your baby in the swaddle, do up the zip and you’re done!

Made from soft and stretchy cotton-elastane fabric the Swaddle Up provides little ones with that snug, safe swaddling feeling whilst leaving enough space for growing hips to wiggle (unlike conventional tight wraps that may restrict hip movement and could potentially do serious harm). Thanks to the two-way zip midnight nappy changes are a breeze and there is even a handy opening for your stroller straps, that way your baby can stay asleep on the go too.

Limited Edition Denim Swaddle Up

Limited Edition Denim Swaddle Up

To find out more about Love To Dream, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.lovetodream.com.au.

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Oct 302012
 

On the weekend I started organising all the newborn clothes, beanies and blankets in the nursery, I like being prepared! Of course I still have some pieces from the other children but I have also picked up some new goodies, simply because I can’t resist myself. One of my favourite things to buy for babies is a gorgeous wrap, I just love a swaddled baby and I think you can never have enough wraps.

You probably know Australian label gr8x from its nappy bag range, but I know many of you haven’t discovered the gr8x wrap collection yet. Gr8x wraps are available in a lovely selection of boys, girls and unisex colours and prints, I doubt you’ll be able to stop at just one. You don’t have to because the wraps are sold in packs of 2 and at just $34.95 they are well priced (great gift idea too!). If I knew I was having a girl I would definitely add this Dizzy Circles Pink design to my hospital bag, very cute.

Each wrap is finished with a matching ribbed trim and rounded corners for a neat and classy look (no ‘pointy’ fabric corners near your baby’s face). The medium weight makes them warm enough for winter and cool enough for summer. You’ll find that you will use your wraps for much more than the bedtime routine, like as an easy cover up for in the pram or car, a quick clean play area for on the floor or even a breastfeeding cover.

Now if you are a swaddler you will be well aware that it is not only the print or the material that makes a perfect wrap, size is very important. There is nothing as annoying as buying a packet of gorgeous wraps only to find you can’t even get them around your newborn once. The gr8x Double Stretch Swaddling Wraps are designed to be super stretchy, the cotton fabric measures 84cm x 90cm yet it stretches to a generous 145cm which is a very good size!

In addition to the Hip little one giveaway below gr8x is also giving you the chance to win gr8x Wrap Prize Packs on the gr8x Facebook Page. Go grab your favourite picture of your wrapped up baby and you might just win!

To find out more about gr8x, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.gr8x.net.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 gr8x Wrap Prize Packs (RRP $69.90 each, 4 wraps per prize pack) simply visit www.gr8x.net and answer the following question: Which gr8x Wrap do you like most?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends November 30, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

Aug 312012
 

Yesterday I shared our exciting news and I am sure you know what that means: I am on the hunt for the biggest maternity and new baby essentials. I can tell you that while I left for Holland wearing my skinniest jeans ever I was unable to wrestle myself in them by the time we had to go back. I like to think that was all thanks/due to the baby but the amount of delicious Dutch food I ate probably had something to do with it too. Anyway, there is nothing more comfortable for (and more perfect for hiding) a growing baby belly than a pair of beautiful, good quality maternity tights.

When I slipped on these blue denim maternity tights by Glitter Baby I straight away noticed they fitted like a glove, they are stylish, soft and stretchy and cleverly worn with a tunic top no one would guess there is a little baby hiding under there (for now). I am really thrilled with them as they are very versatile, just team them up with a short dress, tunic, shirt or top and a pair of boots for a different stylish autumn look day-after-day.

Glitter Baby is an Australian family business, with all Glitter Baby Tights custom made by mum Kerry and daughters Cassandra and Carly. In store you’ll find a large range of styles, colours and prints for hip toddlers, girls, women and expecting mothers, there is a Glitter Baby design to suit everyone big or small. How gorgeous are these Glitter Baby Toddler Tights in blue denim with pink gingham frills at the back? My oldest daughter would love ‘tights just like mummy’.

The Glitter Baby Mummy 2 B range is specifically designed to carry you all the way through pregnancy and beyond. With a soft, stretchy panel that will adapt to suit your growing belly they are a perfect fit at all times. If you are a little more game than me you can really make a fashion statement in one of the sparkly, velvet or sequin designs, they are sure to get everyone looking at and admiring your beautiful bump!

You can view all the available Glitter Baby designs in the online catalogue and once you have made your choice you can place your order online straight away. Prices ranges from $28 (Glitter Baby Todddler Tights) to $80 (Glitter Baby Maternity Tights).

To find out more about Glitter Baby, to browse the range and to order your custom made tights online visit www.glitterbaby.com.au.

For your chance to win a pair of Glitter Baby Toddler Tights in your favourite style (subject to availability) visit www.glitterbaby.com.au and answer the following question: Which design would you choose if you were to be our lucky winner?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends October 1, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.