Mar 012018
 

Well, what can I say? Life with 6 kids under 10 is hard work. It’s good our darling Ted has the most beautiful smile in the whole wide world as he sure is keeping us on our toes! We are still battling with reflux, severe lack of sleep and sadly our first attempts at solids indicate that we will be going down the food allergy route once again. To add to Ted’s misery (and ours) his first teeth seem to be on the way, so it’s rosy cheeks and sad faces all around. Thankfully distraction and relief has arrived from ONE.CHEW.THREE HQ:

Aussie mama Elisa knows all about those bothersome little toothy pegs and the trouble they cause for tiny babies (and their families), which is why she created ONE.CHEW.THREE. This gorgeous online boutique comes to the rescue with a wide range of designer teething products that bring comfort to teething babies and class to their mamas, double win!

When you are surrounded by many grabby hands and chomping teeth your fancy jewellery quickly ends up at the back of your drawer, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on accessorising. Featuring my favourite shades of timeless blue this pretty Ruby Nursing Necklace (RRP $22.95) is stylish, safe and super versatile, it goes with absolutely everything! It’s such an easy way to keep Ted happy when waiting at the shop, the doctor, at school or anywhere I am holding him.

Made with high quality, 100% food grade silicone beads all ONE.CHEW.THREE necklaces are safe for young children to chomp and chew to their heart’s content. They are completely free from nasties like BPA, lead, cadmium, phthalates, PVC and latex and they are mould, fungus and bacteria resistant too. The lovely wooden beads used in some of the designs are made from untreated natural beech wood that can be oiled or waxed if you wish (coconut oil, yum!).

Ted may be five months old already but my heart still skips a beat anytime I see his name somewhere, doesn’t Ted look super chuffed with his very own personalised Shapes Teether (RRP $26.95)? It turned out absolutely lovely and the different textures, shapes and angles really keep him busy.

I love that the ONE.CHEW.THREE range caters for everyone, there are lots of different designs and colours to choose from allowing you to create a piece that suits your style and personality perfectly. They make great gift ideas for new mamas and the turnaround is super quick.

Found a style you love? Right now Hip Little One readers enjoy FREE shipping Australia wide at ONE.CHEW.THREE, simply enter the code ‘HIPLITTLEONE’ at checkout for your discount to apply. Be quick, this offer is valid for a limited time only!

To find out more about ONE.CHEW.THREE, to browse the range and to order online visit www.onechewthree.com.au.

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Sort, Stack and Soothe with Jellystone Designs

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Jul 092016
 

Jellystone Designs

Our poor little Hattie can’t catch a break lately. After months of teething trouble her two bottom teeth have only just appeared and now the next two chompers are already making their way down. Nothing is safe from her sharp new toothy pegs so we are keeping teething toys on hand 24/7. If you are looking for a teething toy that ticks al the boxes you will love this awesome design by Jellystone Designs:

Jellystone Designs Rainbow Stacker

Designed right here in Australia and made with soft, safe, food grade silicone that is free from nasties like BPA and Phthalates the colourful Rainbow Teether Stacker (RRP $19.99, all ages) is sure to turn that grumpy frown upside down in a heartbeat.

Rainbow StackerCheeky tots will go crazy for the Rainbow Teether Stacker for many reasons: Its vibrant rainbow colours are appealing for little eyes, the washable pieces easy to hold for small hands and the interesting shapes and textures provide much needed relief for sore gums. And then there is the educational aspect, this clever stacking toy is a fantastic fine motor skills exercise and a fun way to learn different colours at the same time.

You can find this gorgeous baby teething toy in store at Australian online store Moose in the Moon.

To find out more about Moose in the Moon, to browse the Jellystone Designs range and to order online visit  www.mooseinthemoon.com.au.

BowerBird Creations

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Apr 302016
 

BowerBird Creations

As someone who loves unique gifts I really have a soft spot for handmade treasures, after all you won’t find anything more special and original than that. Knowing someone has put so much love and time in making something, the attention to detail, the charm of handwritten parcels and cute tags tied on with string, there’s just nothing like it. If handmade makes your heart tick a little faster too you will adore BowerBird Creations:

BowerBird New

Made with love in Queensland, Australia by talented mama Danielle the BowerBird Creations range is perfect for trendy mamas and their youngsters. The beautiful jewellery, gorgeous toys and pretty accessories are totally stylish and of course safe too, I’d love to add a few of these to my jewellery cabinet!

BowerBird Baby

If teething trouble is bothering your little munchkin you may find these colourful teething toys bring a welcome distraction and much needed relief for sore gums. They’re a perfect size for small hands and will easily fit in your handbag or pram pocket. With prices starting at just $12 you can easily pick a few different designs so you always have one on hand to cheer up your grizzly baby.

BowerBird

As a mum of five I gave up on costly, delicate jewellery a long time ago, it just doesn’t work when curious little hands are always around to grab and pull. Especially while miss Hattie is teething everything makes it into her mouth so safety is top priority. These lovely designs are made with BPA-free silicone beads and organic maple and beech timber so they are safe and non-toxic, while the quality safety clasp ensures a ‘safe break’ (no beads flying everywhere) when pulled on.

To find out more about BowerBird Creations, to browse the range and to order online visit www.bowerbirdcreations.com, shipping is free Australia wide.

Apr 282016
 

Brauer

Let’s be clear, I absolutely love having a big family and wouldn’t swap it for the world, but at times it can be quite challenging. With all the kids home on school holidays, yucky coughs and colds and our little Hattie’s teething trouble and dislike of sleeping I am starting to feel a bit run down. There may not be an instant solution to these common childhood problems but there is gentle, natural help available thanks to Brauer:

Brauer Baby & Child

The Brauer ‘Baby & Child’ range is developed and made right here in Australia using mostly herbal and homeopathic ingredients. These carefully selected ingredients are known to relieve the symptoms of common conditions many families experience from time to time, for example teething, runny noses, cold and flu, pain and fever, eczema, colic and more.

Brauer TeethingIf you have a young family Brauer’s Baby & Child Teething Oral Liquid (RRP $17.99, 100ml) is a must-have for your medicine cabinet. Made with soothing chamomile this natural formula helps temporarily relieve the pain, discomfort and irritability that are often part of the teething process, therefore putting smiles back on the faces of little munchkins and their parents. Using the convenient oral dropper it is easy to administer and can safely be used from birth, now that’s welcome peace of mind.

Brauer SleepCreated with pasque flower and chamomile to battle sleeplessness and insomnia Brauer Baby & Child Sleep Oral Liquid (RRP $17.99, 100ml) may bring relief for unsettled babies (6 months+) and tired parents. It may not have brought us the quiet, peaceful nights we are hoping for just yet but we did notice our usually fussy Harriet loves the natural blackcurrant flavour and it distracts and calms her down for a while.

Brauer CoughAutumn has only just begun but the older kids have already picked up the first coughs from school, I am sure there are plenty more to follow this Winter. With many cold medicines not suitable for young children the gentle and natural Baby & Child Cough Oral Liquid (RRP $17.99, 100ml) is the perfect pick for our young children and we don’t get the usual complaints about a yucky medicine taste. It is made with traditional ingredients like Sundew and homeopathic Ipecacuanha root are known to provide temporary relief from bothersome dry and chesty coughs.

To find out more about Brauer, to browse the Baby & Child range and to order online visit www.brauer.com.au.

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Oli & Carol

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Apr 022016
 

Oli & Carol

Poor Hattie. Six months immunisations, a tongue-tie release procedure and three teeth coming through, she is really having a rough few weeks. On my hunt for teething relief I stumbled upon these adorable baby toys by Oli & Carol, aren’t they just divine?

Oli & Carol Forest Range

Made from 100% natural rubber from Hevea Malaysian trees these whimsical delights are not only super cute but also super safe and gentle on your baby’s sensitive gums and delicate little teeth. Free from nasty chemicals like PVC, BPA, Phthalate and Nitrosamine and lovingly hand painted with food graded dyes they offer complete peace of mind for concerned parents.

Oli & Carol StrawberryYour baby can safely munch away on a rabbit ear, gnaw on (non-toxic!) mushrooms and chew on a brightly coloured strawberry, apple or pear, too cute! Designed with interesting textures, shapes, bumps, ridges and grooves there is lots to be discovered. Oli & Carol toys are biodegradable, sustainable and environmentally friendly so they are a great pick for your precious bundle and the world we live in.

You can find the Oli & Carol range in store at Australian online store My Messy Room, prices start at just $14.95.

To find out more about My Messy Room, to browse the Oli & Carol range and to order online visit www.mymessyroom.com.au.

Oct 022015
 

Hodge Podge Baby

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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.

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Aug 012015
 

Mayapple Baby

As I am going through all the baby stuff (after four babies I have gathered quite the collection!) I think back to those early days with our newborn twins. As a brand new mum with two tiny babies, living in a relatively new country without family nearly, I knew so little. Over the past seven years I have come to realise how many nasties are hiding in many baby products and no one really knows what damage it can do in the long run. Better safe than sorry is my motto so over time I have replaced most of my old baby gear with stylish baby products that are free from all these nasties.

Mayapple Baby Suri Blueberry

If teething trouble is causing your little one grief (and driving mummy crazy) you will find these gorgeous Mayapple Baby creations are the perfect distraction AND they are totally safe.

Mayapple Baby SuriFeaturing interesting shapes and textures the colourful Suri & Friends teething toys (RRP $22.95 per set of 3) will help soothe sore gums, are easy to hold for little hands and can even get to those hard-to-reach spots. Hip mamas can let their precious babies chomp away without any worry as all Mayapple Baby teethers are made from high-quality German medical-grade silicone and are free of yucky plastics, heavy metals, BPA, Phthalates and Nitrosamines.

ABC Teething LettersAlso available in the teething range are the funky ABC Teething Letters, soft and flexible to bite on with a firm chew ball at the end. With three teethers per pack you can keep one at home, one in your nappy bag and even one in your car, you will never get caught by teething pains again. You can find your favourite Mayapple Baby products in store today at Australian online boutique Fluffy Tails.

To find out more about Fluffy Tails, to browse the Mayapple Baby range and to order online visit www.fluffytails.com.au.