Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk

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Jul 232018
 

I know I’m not always a ‘fun’ mum. I make my children finish their dinner, they go to bed early every day and when they see a muddy puddle they know very well to walk around it. Unless of course we are on Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk… If you ever needed a great excuse to let the kids splash about and have fun in the mud this is it:

From August 13 – August 19 Australian families are being invited to join their favourite little piggy, Peppa Pig, in a Muddy Puddle Walk to raise funds for Save the Children. By participating in the Muddy Puddle Walk children all across Australia will help support Save The Children’s work to give every last child the chance to learn, play and grow up healthy and happy. Millions of children around the world are currently missing out on this due to factors including lack of access to health and education, abuse and neglect, and humanitarian emergencies. But you can help!

Families can sign up for their own family Muddy Puddly Walk and child care centres and playgroups can join in the fun together. There are rewards for everyone, with surprises from Peppa Pig including certificates and stickers plus magazines, books and DVDs. The FREE Muddy Puddle Walk Fundraising pack will help you get the most out of your walk with fun ideas, activities, tips and it will also guide you as you talk to your children about the work of Save the Children.

Slip on your gumboots, head to your favourite neighbourhood park or outback track and raise some much needed funds for a great cause. Your muddy puddle fun will help give disadvantaged children a brighter future and every little bit helps!

To find out more about the Muddy Puddle Walk and to request a fundraising pack visit www.muddypuddlewalk.com.au

smarTrike Explorer 5 Trikes in 1

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Sep 152015
 

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Now that the weather is warming up I love doing school drop-off and pick-up by foot, in saying that being 8 months pregnant and wrangling a strong and inquisitive 2-year old walker are not a great combination. Obviously I could strap her into the pram but we all know bikes are much more fun, here’s how I keep my little adventurer safe and restrained on our trip to school with smarTrike:

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The smooth and stylish smarTrike Explorer 5 Trikes in 1 (ages 10-36 months) with patented 360° full swivel wheel is designed to help young explorers enjoy the outdoors in a fun and safe way. The clever 5-in-1 design will grow with your child through different developmental stages, making this stylish baby tricycle an ideal investment for growing families with an active lifestyle. Sybbie is enjoying the trike now and I know after her our new baby will happily inherit, that’s called excellent value for money!

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Starting at just 10-months old, tiny travellers can go out for a trip around the block being safely strapped in using the padded seat belts and safety bar. When the steady rhythm of the road and the fresh air sends your precious cargo off to dreamland he/she will be comfortable thanks to the supportive seat with (110°) reclining back rest. With the upcoming spring and summer season in mind concerned parents can keep the bright and harmful sun at bay with the extendable UV canopy.

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Baby can rest its little feet onto the foldable footrest and hold onto/steer the handles while mum, dad or grandma stays fully in charge of the driving using the telescopic parent steering handle. There is even a handy parent bag attached to the handle so you can keep your travel must-haves within reach during your trip. Young cyclists can keep their gear on hand too, how cool is the bottle holder at the front and the fun toy phone (this is miss Sybbie’s favourite feature!)?

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As your child gets older he/she will be itching to take over more and more of the driving job. SmarTrike makes this toddler transition smooth and safe through little steps, for example the removal of the safety bar, tucking away the footrest, folding in and out of the pedals, the red navigator button (to change between stroller mode and trike mode) and eventually complete removal of the parent steering handle.

smarTrike Explorer TrikeOur Sybbie is ready to take on the roll of main driver so at times it can be a bit of a battle to navigate the bike when our determined little girl puts her weight on the pedals. My mother heart says to keep her close but I know she will soon be ready to become more independent and move up to the 5th and final stage of the smarTrike Explorer: ride her own trike… Here’s to new adventures!

The smarTrike Explorer 5 Trikes in 1 (RRP $199, choose from a range of stylish colours) is available at Target and Toys’R’Us stores across Australia.

To find out more about smarTrike, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.smart-trike.com.

Push, Rock, Ride: Wishbone Flip

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Aug 202013
 

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As the nurse filled out Sybil’s blue book last Saturday, marking her freshly recorded weight and height on the graph, I thought of how much she had grown. Just six months old yet so much wiser and quite a bit bigger too. A baby may take up little space but before you know it you have a house full of toys to entertain it. Here’s one way to save you a bit of space (and money too!): the 3-in-1 Wishbone Flip.

Created by the talented people behind the Wishbone Balance Bike comes the Wishbone Flip, a clever 3-in-1 designer toy for the youngest ones. At first children can take their first wobbly steps while holding on to the handle bars and pushing the Wishbone Flip around the house. It’s solid, it’s sturdy and won’t just topple over, unlike your child who is still discovering what balance is.

Wishbone Flip ShootA push-toy on one side, kids can also climb on board of the Wishbone Flip and use it as a rocker. There is something incredibly soothing, interesting and just simply peaceful about rocking and kids can never get enough of it. Our little miss 3 in particular, she still hops on to her rocking horse regularly and can easily spend 15 minutes rocking herself while humming her very own version of the sea-saw nursery rhyme. A great tool for kids to learn about motion and how their body gets things moving.

Wishbone Flip RollAnd this is where the ‘flip’ part comes in. The innovative design of the Wishbone Flip allows you to change from rocking to rolling in a flash without the need for tools. One toy, one expense, three uses. Instead of wasting money and room on a separate push toy, rocker and ride-on you can have it all in the shape of this funky piece of design, the Wishbone Flip ($149) which is available in store at Sustainababy.

The facts: The Wishbone Flip is suitable for ages 1 to 5 and can hold up to a very generous 30kg (for comparison: our nearly 5-year old twins weigh 16 and 20kg). The Flip is made with plantation birch wood, plastic, aluminium and steel and weighs just 2.6kg so it is surprisingly lightweight. Obviously it meets current US, EU, Australian and New Zealand safety standards so you can rest assured you are buying a safe, high quality product.

To find out more about the Wishbone Flip and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.