Jun 042012

In the past few months I have written about (and given away) several gr8x nappy bags and every time people are full of praise for the versatile range. Australian label gr8x has so many different styles on offer and it is a great to see there is a style for everyone. If you haven’t found your ideal nappy bag yet you can rest assured that the talented gr8x team is always working on new designs, maybe their latest arrival is just what you have been waiting for:

The new Cindy Double Zip Satchel is a stylish baby bag that will tick all the boxes for hip mums. The Cindy bag features a neutral, classic look so that it can double as a baby bag and work bag, a fantastic investment. Available in black and tan PU leather this style will match your every outfit and for a splash of colour there is always the cute ‘petal’ purse for coins or baby’s dummy which attaches to the outside for easy access.

As always gr8x delivers the full package: plenty of room for all your and your baby’s personal belongings, zipped pockets, mobile phone pouch, insulated bottle bag and padded change mat, stroller straps, brushed nickel hardware and protective feet on the base. To show that they only deliver products of the highest quality gr8x offers a 2-year warranty on all nappy bags, that should put your mind at ease.

To find out more about gr8x, to take a closer look at the Cindy Double Zip Satchel ($189.95) and to order your favourite go to www.gr8x.net or visit a retailer near you.

For your chance to win a Cindy Double Zip Satchel (RRP $189.95) in your choice of colour (subject to availability) SHARE the gr8x giveaway photo on Facebook using the share button AND leave a COMMENT under the Facebook photo to say which colour you would choose if you were to be our lucky winner.

Competition ends July 4, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

Feb 162012

You may have read that two weeks ago we went out for dinner with our kids, quite an adventure with three little people. At home the baby is known to make quite a mess at dinnertime and I was not looking forward to the mess she’d leave at the restaurant. I prepared myself with plenty of wipes and a Bibska Duo Bib from Babies Favourite Things.

Babies Favourite Things is an Australian online store filled with loads of fabulous products for babies and mums, handpicked by the lovely Kristy. When browsing the store you will soon notice that Babies Favourite Things has got it all covered: from wearing to playing, eating to sleeping, going out to decorating, you will love Kristy’s top picks. Big bonus: many of the items in store are designed and made right here in Australia, so you are supporting Australian businesses too!

Bibska bibs are a perfect of example of these great Australian treasures. The Bibska range offers a gorgeous selection of styles and prints that will pass the test of all style conscious mums. At the restaurant the fold on the Bibska Duo Bib stopped a large amount of food from falling on the floor, how handy! The original Bibska Bib does not only catch food and teething dribble, it is a fashion accessory too. Prices start at just $12.95.

Baby food pouches are an easy, compact and quick way of feeding baby on the go but store bought baby food is not as healthy as home made food. With the On the Go Baby Food Pouches ($17.95, 20 pack) you get the best of both worlds, fill them with home made meals and eat fresh or freeze and heat when needed. With the reusable, BPA free Colour Change Pouch Spoons ($5.95 per 2) you can feed baby directly from the pouch (plus they fit on other baby food pouches too).

On the topic of going out and about with baby you might need something more than food to keep your little one happy. The Peek-a-Boo Bags are sure to deliver plenty of entertainment. Each bag contains lots of little items and the goal is to ‘find’ all the items on the list by feeling from the outside. No mess, no pieces getting lost, just great fun and very educational too! I will definitely remember this one for our next plane trip.

To find out more about Babies Favourite Things, to browse the range and to order online visit www.babiesfavouritethings.com.

For your chance to win a Babies Favourite Things prize pack including a Bibska gift set, On the Go Baby Food Pouches and Colour Change Spoons visit www.babiesfavouritethings.com and answer the following question: Aside from the items featured above, which other Babies Favourite Things product do you like most and why?

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

Competition ends March 16, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.

Boba Carrier – New look, new features

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Jan 152012

In the very early days of Hip little one I wrote about the Boba Carrier, a fantastic soft structured baby carrier that made going out with the kids so much easier for me. I first started using this carrier just over two years ago, wearing my chubby one year old son in it. At the time I was pregnant with baby number three and even though the baby belly was growing rapidly I used the Boba nearly every day with ease.

Once the baby was born I could hardly wait for her to reach the minimum weight for the Boba Carrier, luckily she got there quickly so I could get out and about with the twins in the double pram and baby in the Boba. People always commented on how comfortable she looked in there and they still do. Both hubby and I love the Boba Carrier so much that we actually have two, we keep one at home and one in the car so we always have one within reach.

My baby has changed a lot since that photo was taken and so has the Boba Carrier. The new, revamped Boba Carrier is now suitable for newborns as little as 3.5kg up to 20kg, so most mums can starting using the carrier from the very early days all the way up to the toddler stage. This wide weight range makes the Boba a fabulous investment for families. The Boba Carrier can be worn at the front and at the back so it is really versatile.

It is obvious that the original Boba Carrier has undergone a little beauty makeover too, the new Boba is available in five different styles with gorgeous new fabrics like Lila, Tweet and (my favourite) Soho. Priced at USD $125 the Boba Carrier is a stylish and affordable alternative to some of the big names with a rather expensive price tag. If you are not convinced yet why not go try it out for yourself at one of the Boba stockists, there are Boba stockists in many countries worldwide.

I was already very impressed by the high quality and clever features of the original Boba Carrier so I have no doubt this new release is well worth the money. If you were to make a list of things you are looking for in a carrier the Boba Carrier will tick all the boxes for sure. Let’s hope I am lucky enough to add to my brood one day so I can try out the fabulous newborn hold which looks fantastic!

To find out more about Boba, to take a closer look at the Boba Carrier and to order online go to www.bobafamily.com or visit a retailer near you.