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.

Dec 152016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 15

If you are a modern, eco-conscious parent you have most likely heard of Sustainababy, a beautiful Australian online store filled with fabulous green finds for Aussie families. Aside from being the go-to lady for awesome eco-gear owner Meg also does an amazing job educating people about sustainability, responsibility and how your shopping choices affect both your health and the environment.

Sustainababy proudly stocks products and brands that put your family’s health and the environment first, like the wonderful Little Innoscents skincare range. Especially for our lucky Christmas Countdown giveaway Meg has handpicked her six favourite Little Innoscents products:

From the top of their heads to the tip of their tiny toes, the Little Innoscents Hair & Body Wash (RRP $12.99, 250ml) is bound to leave your little ones squeaky clean. The delicious Heavenly Spearmint & Sweet Orange scent will hang around long after the fun bubbles have disappeared, leaving you feeling fresh and fruity for longer. Perfect for everyday use and safe for all ages this lovely wash will soon be a family-favourite.

We all know the importance of ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ but do you know what’s really hiding inside your sunscreen and creeping into your skin? Completely free from nano-particles, chemical absorbers and preservatives and filled with natural goodness like Vitamin E, Organic Green Tea, Cucumber and Rosehip extract Little Innoscents SPF30 Sun Lotion (RRP $19.95, 100ml) is a gentle, natural and safe way to protect your family’s skin this Summer.

Like most children our five kids are experts at making mess so there is always lots of hand washing going on in our house. Instead of using liquid soap that would leave their hands (already painful and sensitive due to certain skin conditions) red and irritated we have been using the wonderful Little Innoscents Goat’s Milk Bar (RRP $3.99, 100g). Not only does it clean and nourish in a gentle way, it also lasts a lot longer than liquid soap (and fewer spills so less cleaning).

With its pleasant Mint & Strawberry Swirls flavour this Little Innoscents Milky Whites Toothpaste (RRP $4.99, 50ml) is sure to win over even the fussiest child at toothbrushing time. Being rich in calcium and free from questionable ingredients like fluoride, surfactants, artificial sweeteners and mineral oil this organic tooth paste provides parents with much needed peace of mind, knowing their children’s precious pearly whites will stay healthy and clean naturally.

Don’t let the name fool you, Little Innoscents Winter Blue Balm (RRP $10.99, 75ml) can be used all year around to help fight little sniffles, snotty noses and annoying coughs by making breathing easier. This 100% natural and baby-safe balm is made with medicinal essential oils of Wintergreen and Eucalyptus, bringing warmth to the body and alleviating nasal congestion. What a great alternative to greasy petrolatum based products!

Last but not least, the one product pretty much every mum uses multiple times a day: baby wipes. Unlike most other baby wipes on the market Little Innoscents Baby Wipes (RRP $6.50, 80pk) are free of alcohol, artificial fragrance, colours, parabens, phthalates and other nasty chemicals, so they can be safely used on little bottoms, sticky fingers, grubby faces and toys. Infused with soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E they will leave your baby’s sensitive skin nourished and soft, wipe after wipe.

To find out more about Sustainababy, to browse the range and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.

For your chance to win a 6-piece Little Innocents prize pack (RRP $59.45, containing the six products featured above) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Save 30% at Mini Sandcrabs

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Jun 052016
 

Mini Sandcrabs

Whether it’s the beach and outdoor pool in Summer or a heated indoor pool in Winter, if you ask our crazy team of waterlovers swimming is an all-year round hobby. They are always keen for a splash in the water, they would go for a swim every day if they could! If your little swimmers could do with some awesome new swim gear I’ve got the perfect sale for you:

Mini Sandcrabs Girls

This weekend only you can save a huge 30% at Mini Sandcrabs, simply enter the code ‘Rainydays’ at checkout. Offer is valid on full priced items only and expires tonight, Sunday June 5, 2016 so be quick.

SunsuitThe Mini Sandcrabs range caters for little sand crabs of all ages, starting at a tiny size 0 all the way up to size 12. Designed by a lovely Aussie mama you can be sure this cool swim gear gets the thumbs up from kids and their parents. Mini Sandcrabs swimwear is made from durable, high quality materials and offers UPF 50+ protection against the harmful sun, stroke after stroke and splash after splash.

I just love the wide range of bright colours, the funky prints and the many different style options that allow kids to express their own personality and taste. Short sleeves, long sleeves, sunsuits, swimsuits, bikinis, swim shorts… what’s your Mini Sandcrabs style?

Mini Sandcrabs Boys

To find out more about Mini Sandcrabs, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.minisandcrabs.com.au.

Oct 082015
 

Fly Babee

Almost a year ago I gave you a sneak-peek of an exciting new baby product called Fly Babee, designed by a clever Aussie mama called Emma. The past year has been a whirlwind of exciting developments for Emma with Fly Babee appearing on Shark Tank (and locking in an investor!) as well as scoring a Bronze Award at the latest St George Banking Group Ausmumpreneur Awards. Clearly people all over the country are falling in love with Fly Babee and it’s time you do too:

Fly Babee

Hailed as a real must-have for travelling families Fly Babee (RRP $99.95) is the world’s first sleep-easy cover designed for airline bassinets, pram carry cots and strollers. It’s compact, portable and extremely light-weight (just 600 grams!), yet big enough to comfortably fit around airline baby beds and large prams and provide your baby with a private place for a little snooze.

Fly Babee Storage BagThe practical pop-up design makes Fly Babee extremely easy to use, it unfolds in the blink of an eye and attaches to the bassinet or pram frame with simply clips. This same strong pop-up frame creates a safe, spacious ‘dome’ around your baby without a claustrophobic feel or the risk of collapsing. When not in use you can keep your Fly Babee cover safely tucked away in the handy carry bag (included) which attaches to your pram with two velcro straps.

Fly Babee Pram CoverFly Babee is packed with plenty of other great features to make travelling with a baby a little easier, for example block-out fabric that locks out over 90% of surrounding light, 100% breathable fabric to avoid overheating and a convenient ‘Chance a Glance’ window so parents can have a little safety-peek without disturbing your tiny dreamer. So with the holiday season coming up, make sure you pack your Fly Babee and take the stress out of your next family adventure.

To find out more about Fly Babee, to order online or to locate a stockist near you visit www.flybabee.com.au.

For your chance to win a Fly Babee (RRP $99.95) enter our giveaway below:

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Oct 022015
 

Hodge Podge Baby

Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 2

Whether it’s braving the shops, a relaxing stroll to the park or school pick up for older siblings, sooner or later you’re going to have to take that little bundle of joy outside for the first time. Hodge Podge Baby will help you keep your baby safe from sun, stares and strangers with their gorgeous range of baby must-haves:

Peggles Pram Pegs

Forget about improvising with wooden pegs or sloppy knots, Peggles Pram Pegs (RRP $19.95, 2-pack) are the stylish new way to attach a wrap, blanket or sheet to your baby’s pram/infant carrier when out and about. Shaped like a pretty butterfly Peggles hold your cover neatly in place, so your baby can sleep peacefully in the shade.

Pram PegsI love how versatile these clever clips are, you can tell they are designed by a team of real, hands-on mamas. Unlike traditional wooden laundry pegs Peggles feature a larger and wider clasp to easily fit around your pram frame or sun hood and snuggly hold onto bunched up fabric so it doesn’t slip out with the tiniest tug of little hands. They are available in six trendy colours to suit your baby’s gender, stroller or nappy bag beautifully.

New to the Hodge Podge Baby range are the handy Organic Teething Wraps (RRP $49.95). Made right here in Australia using super soft and breathable 100% Certified Organic Cotton they are not only gentle on your baby’s skin, they are kind on the environment too. The two unique teething corners (BPA free) are excellent chomping material for grumpy babies without the worry of dangerous nasties near your child. Measuring 110 cm x 80 cm in size they are the perfect fit for your bassinet, capsule or pram and of course you can secure your wrap in style with Peggles.

Hodge Podge Baby Wraps

If you want to know what great uses other Aussie mamas have for their Peggles make sure you follow Hodge Podge Baby on Instagram for a regular dose of baby goodness and lots of fabulous Peggles ideas.

To find out more about Hodge Podge Baby, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.hodgepodgebaby.com.au.

For your chance to win a Hodge Podge Baby Prize Pack (RRP $69.90, Peggles Pram Pegs 2-pack and Organic Teething Wrap in white) enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 112015
 

Fake Bake

A little peek on the calendar will tell you that spring is exactly three weeks away. After such a long and cold winter I am sure we’re all very much ready for the warmer weather to arrive, I know I can’t wait to put my winter coat, scarves and boots away. Of course that healthy spring look doesn’t come without a bit of work, getting your lazy winter legs into summer shape might take some exercise but giving those milky whites a beautiful glow is surprisingly easy with Fake Bake:

Fake Bake range

The award-winning Fake Bake label is hugely popular with women all over the globe. From the girl-next-door to beauty experts and celebrities, everyone loves the instant sun-kissed look created by these market-leading self tan products.

Fake Bake ButterLotion, mouse, butter, moisturiser… with an extensive range of products to choose from Fake Bake is able to deliver the ultimate self-tan experience for every skin type and tanning situation. Gone are the days where you needed to book an expensive tan at your local beauty parlour, now you achieve quick, salon-style results in the comfort of your own home (or anywhere else you feel the need for added glow) at a fraction of the costs. Prices start at just $22.

Fake Bake PerfectionUsing specially developed botanical ingredients Fake Bake has been able to remove nasty ingredients like parabens and artificial preservatives from its formula so you can safely achieve the sunny shade you are after. And that’s not all, thanks to naturally derived tanning agents DHA and Erythulose­ you can enjoy longer lasting (up to 50% longer), more natural-looking results too. Not sure where to start? The Fake Bake Tanalysis will help you out, you’ll be on your way to the perfect tan in no time.

To find out more about Fake Bake, to browse the range and to order online visit www.fakebake.com.au.

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May 302015
 

Hodge Podge Baby

We may not know the gender of our baby just yet but that hasn’t stopped me from stocking up on gorgeous wraps already, I simply can’t resist a beautiful swaddle. One to sleep in, one as a change mat cover, one as a breastfeeding cover, one as a spare in your nappy bag, one as a pram shade… a simple piece of fabric with so many uses.

Hodge Podge Peggles

If you’ve ever popped your muslin wrap on your baby’s pram as a quick and easy sun shade you have probably noticed it doesn’t always stay put. All it takes is a sudden breeze, a quick peek at your sleeping baby or a gentle tug from little hands and your wrap slides off. No more of that this time around thanks to these clever babies from Hodge Podge Baby:

Pram PegsShaped like fluttery little butterflies Peggles (RRP $19.95, 2-pack) are much more than handy pram pegs, they are also a sweet decoration showing that practical and pretty go very well together. Of course they can be used to attach your wrap elsewhere too, you can snap them onto your baby carrier to block out sun or wind or clip them onto your capsule for a bit of privacy during nap time, now that’s handy.

Peggles Pram Pegs are currently available in six stylish colours to perfectly suit your pram, your nappy bag or personal taste. They make a unique and useful gift for a baby shower or new arrival and priced at under $20 they won’t break the bank. Handy tip: If you sign up as a Hodge Podge Baby VIP you get 10% off your first order.

Peggles Pram Pegs

To find out more about Hodge Podge Baby, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.hodgepodgebaby.com.au.

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