Jan 022018
 

Australian designer label ergoPouch takes the guessing out of bedtime dressing with an award-winning range of ergonomically designed swaddles, sleeping bags and sleep suit bags, all made from breathable, skin-friendly natural fibres. The set is completed with the clever ergoLayers collection, ensuring little ones can sleep safely and comfortably anytime and anywhere.

The cool and breezy 0.2 TOG short sleeve ergoLayers (RRP $24.95, size 0-3 months up to 3 years) are the perfect layering solution to be used with the rest of the ergoPouch range. No more wondering what to put on your baby under his/her sleeping bag or sleep suit, now that’s easy! Lovingly created with soft organic cotton (and a touch of elastane so your baby can move freely) these gorgeous suits are super gentle on sensitive skin making them ideal for all, even tiny newborns.

Being quite the chubba bubba our little Ted gets hot and sweaty easily, so I love that ergoLayers are thin and breathable. ergoLayers are nice and snug as well as stretchy and thin, I like to think of them as a reassuring, cosy hug! Instead of fiddly press studs a quick zip makes dressing and undressing simple and speedy while the top of the zip is covered with fabric, so it will not irritate or hurt your baby.

Simply work out the temperature in your baby’s nursery (a complimentary room thermometer is included) and refer to the easy-to-understand ergoPouch What to Wear guide to select the right ergoLayers and TOG-rating combination for your child’s sleeping environment, the ergoEcosystem is all about helping babies and their parents get the sleep they need whilst being SIDS-safe and stylish at the same time.

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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School’s out, sun’s out

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Dec 212017
 

And that’s a wrap! The kids have finished term 4 with a refreshing day at the pool with all their school friends, just what they needed after some very sweaty 38 degree days last week. We are looking forward to relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and catching some much needed Vitamin D, without sunburn of course!

Developed right here in Australia Solar D sunscreen takes being ‘Sun Smart’ to a whole new level with a super clever patented technology that filters UV light to let the good stuff (UVB) through whilst keeping harmful UVA rays out, now that’s smart! UVB helps your body to produce Vitamin D, in fact we get a massive 90% of our Vitamin D from the sun which is why vitamin D is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’.

Being a broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen Solar D reduces the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging (if used as directed with other sun protection measures), making it a safe and reliable choice for Aussies of all ages. As a busy mum of six I spend ages putting sunscreen on my precious babes before we head outside and I love how quickly Solar D is absorbed, without leaving greasy marks on their clothing.

If you are concerned about what you are putting on your children’s skin you will be pleased to know that Solar D has got your little ones covered with a dedicated Solar D Kids sunscreen. It is free from nasties like fragrance, oil, paragons, oxybenzone, nanoparticles, PABA and gluten, so it is safe for those with sensitive skin. Stay sun safe these school holidays whilst soaking up that valuable Vitamin D with Solar D.

To find out more about Solar D, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.solar-d.com.au.

Breeze into Summer with Eeni Meeni Miini Moh

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Aug 132017
 

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It may not have been a very wet winter here in South Australia, but it sure has been a cold one! I am very much hanging out for some nice Spring weather to peek around the corner and warm us up a little. After months of layer upon layer of winter clothing (and truckloads of wet washing on drying racks) I am getting super excited at the sight of these breezy summer looks by Australian designer label Eeni Meeni Miini Moh:

It looks like our little ladies are in for a real treat this Summer season, look at those pretty sorbet, coral and aqua blue shades, combined with timeless grey, white and silver. Skirts, shorts, dresses, singlets, tops… Eeni Meeni Miini Moh has your girl’s whole wardrobe covered.

At nearly two Hattie has been promoted from the Enfant collection and can have her pick from the entire Eeni range which means choosing has become even harder. In saying that I can never resist a good stripe and this Pique Dress looks (RRP $59.95, size 12m-5) perfect for adventurous tots. It’s comfortable enough for running, climbing, dancing and even naps, just add some sweet sandals and she’s Summer ready.

Secretly I dread the day our nearly 9-year old twins grow out of the e3-M range (up to 12 years old) and are forced into young adult fashion, but thankfully I have a few more years up my sleeve. They love being active and playing outside, so I think the Racer Top (RRP $39.95, size 2-12) matched with the comfy Classic 5 Short (RRP $64.95, size 2-12) are a perfect pick. Olivia would love the bright Sunset colour and it’s a great look for both play and going out.

Yellow has been Juliet’s number one colour from when she was a cheeky toddler and it still is her first choice now. As today happens to be her 7th birthday I must show you this sunny Frill Dress (RRP $69.95, size 2-12) in cheery Sunkist yellow. How can you not dream of splashing in the pool, yummy ice creams and lazy Summer nights when you see this cute frock? I just love the casual tie-back shoulders, keeping it fun front and back.

I am super chuffed to see my personal fave colour indigo pop up in the new girls collection too, you can never go wrong with a classy blue! The delightful frill sleeves and stunning keyhole back of this gorgeous ‘La Vie Est Belle’ Dress (RRP $89.95, size 12m-5) make it a real winner for birthdays, special celebrations and even Christmas. It’s definitely going on my short-list for miss Sybbie’s 5th birthday in February.

Tommie absolutely lived in his e3-M slouch shorts last summer (in fact, he loved them so much I had to buy a second pair) so I must grab them again for the upcoming season. They are super easy to wash and wear and stay beautiful even after many washes. I know it’s very convenient to play it safe for the boys with plain, neutral colours, but I really love these funky Maldives mint Slouch Shorts (RRP $54.95, size 2-12) mixed with the classic grey and indigo Polo T-shirt (RRP $49.95, size 2-12), cool combi!

Any day now we’ll finally know the gender of baby no.6, so I will have to leave the big newborn shop until then. Thankfully Eeni Meeni Miini Moh has little surprise bundles covered too with the La Petite + Pure newborn range perfect for baby showers and brand new arrivals. Featuring mainly grey and white tones these pieces are timeless and great for mixing and matching. How cute is the star studded La Petite Jumpsuit (RRP $54.95, size 0-3m) with it’s adorable detachable hood?

To find out more about Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, to browse the sale and to order online visit www.eenimeeni.com.

Eeni Meeni Miini Moh – Sizzling Summer Sale

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Feb 162017
 

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Now that our children are back at school I am finally catching up on long overdue jobs in and around the house. Over the school holidays the kids don’t always keep their wardrobes as tidy as I would like, so it was about time I went through their Summer gear, folded everything neatly and put away the clothes that no longer fit. As expected they have grown heaps over Summer and they could all do with a few more pieces to get them through the last of the warm weather…

Thankfully for our tight family budget the Final Summer Sale has just kicked off at our favourite store Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, and who doesn’t love the sound of half price shopping? You better run, as this awesome sale ends February 21, 2017.

Now I know that there are plenty of gorgeous sale styles to choose from, but if I may put forward a personal favourite it would have to be the gorgeous Ties Dress (was $64.95, now $32.48). Our darling Juliet has been wearing this sweet frock all summer and I am still madly in love with it, plus it washes extremely well.

To find out more about Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, to browse the sale and to order online visit www.eenimeeni.com.

Eeni Meeni Miini Moh – End of Season Sale

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Dec 262016
 

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Today’s blog post is almost as big a tradition as our Christmas Countdown, it’s the Boxing Day sale all the hip mamas are waiting for: the famous Eeni Meeni Miini Moh End of Season Sale kicks off today!

Loyal Eeni Meeni Miini Moh fans know all too well that you have to run to grab your faves, so while everyone is sleeping in or tidying up you better go and fill that shopping basket. Between the Enfant (size 000-18 months), Eeni Meeni Miini Moh (1-5 years) and e3-M (2-12 years) collections the current sale has all stylish kids covered, so now is the time to stock up for next season at fabulous prices. Here are our top sale picks:

For older girls I can highly recommend the gorgeous Trapeze Dress (RRP $89.95, now $59.95), this lovely light summer dress is one of my daughter’s (8 years old) favourites this year. I love that you can adjust the shoulder straps to create the perfect fit, this also allows you to wear it for longer. Her twin brother thinks the Stripe Polo T-Shirt (RRP $49.95, now $34.95) is super comfy ands sneakily I am chuffed to get away with twins in matching colours.

With the season of parties and celebrations now in full swing girls are sure to get lots of wear out of this pretty Tulle Dress (RRP $89.95, now $59.95), it’s such a festive design and it’s available in three different colour ways. I know my girls would feel like a real princess wearing this! Boys can enjoy an active and playful summer without giving up on style in Eeni’s Signature T-Shirt (RRP $44.95, now $29.95) with a funky Kale Gives Me Super Powers Print in neon orange.

There are plenty of great bargains for the littlest ones of the family, but I can personally guarantee you that the La Princesse Bodysuit (RRP $59.95, now $39.95) will get you loads of compliments. Every time our miss Hattie wears it people ask me where to get it from and if I can say so myself it does look super cute on her, at the current sale price is it sure to fly out the door.

You can pick up your favourite sale items at the Eeni Meeni Miini Moh store in Bowen Hills (Brisbane) or shop from the comfort of your couch in the Eeni Meeni Miini Moh + e3-M Online Store.

Hip Tip: From December 26-28, 2016, Eeni Meeni Miini Moh VIPs can save an extra 10% on all sale buys so make sure you are signed up to the Loyalty Program and logged in before you place your order.

To find out more about Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, to browse the range and to order online visit www.eenimeeni.com.

How to beat the heat and keep your cool

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Nov 112016
 

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When I moved to Australia ten years ago I was rather worried about the Aussie climate and I wondered if I would be able to cope with the warm weather. Fast forward one decade and I am no longer fazed by temperatures in the 30s, although I admit I do get a little nervous once we’re heading into the 40 degrees and higher. Thankfully there are some easy measures you can take to keep your cool, here are my three top tips for beating the heat:

fujitsu-ducted-airAfter living in two houses without an effective cooling system we made sure our current home is well prepared for hot Australian summers by installing ducted air-conditioning. Being able to cool down the majority of the house with just one click of a button is such a great feeling and a luxury I will always be grateful for. If you live on the Gold Coast you can count on Deepchill Gold Coast Air Conditioning to keep your family cool and comfortable during summer.

diane-ceiling-fanFor rooms without outlets for your ducted air-conditioning you will have to find an alternative way to keep cool air circulating and yes, there are more attractive options than the traditional white plastic ceiling fan. The trick is to find a fan design that suits your style and colour scheme perfectly so it becomes part of the decor as opposed to a sore in the eye, like a brightly coloured design for the kids’ bedroom/playroom and this classy wood detail Diane Ceiling Fan for your office.

Dyson CoolIn our household we are big fans of this portable desk fan by Dyson. Not only does the powerful and energy friendly Dyson Cool effectively cool down your room, it is also super stylish to blend in with your decor. We love the fact that the Dyson Cool is 100% safe for children to touch without rotating parts that could injure little fingers and it is super easy to clean so a perfect pick for allergy suffers. Being up to 75% quieter than traditional fans you can keep the fan on at night too, even I can sleep with it on and that says something!

With all the cooling preparations done and dusted I think we’re ready for warm weather to arrive, bring on summer!

Snooze in style with ergoPouch

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Oct 302016
 

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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!).

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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.

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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.

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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.