Ready, Set, Action with Kidizoom

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Jan 142019
 

VTech

Growing up in The Netherlands our Christmas holidays only lasted two weeks, so for me it still feels a little strange to have 6 long weeks of school holidays this time of year. Not that my kids are complaining, they love the summer holidays and having a brand new selection of Christmas presents to play with makes it extra fun! For master 10 this Vtech gift was an absolute winner and he has used it every single day so far:

The Kidizoom Action Cam 180° (RRP $89.95, ages 5+) is a compact, light, kid-friendly camera that is built for adventures. Fitted with a cool 180° rotatable lens that simply flips from front to back you will never miss a perfect picture or special selfie again, just point and click!

With the help of special effects, self-timer, background music, time-lapse and stop/slow/fast motion you can turn your photos and videos into unique pieces of art and fancy action shots. You can then share your files with your family and friends by exporting them to your computer. This is such a great way for my family in The Netherlands to see bits of our life in Australia, as seen through the eyes of the kids (instead of us adults). At 128MB the camera’s internal memory is not huge, however if you want to store more videos and photos you can expand the memory with a microSD card (not supplied).

Whether you are taking snaps at home, videoing a song or dance, recording your latest skateboard trick, cruising the bike track or even splashing at the pool or beach Kidizoom is always ready for action. Of course we wouldn’t want you to your ride your bike handsfree or lose your balance on your scooter so the Kidizoom Action Cam includes a handy bicycle mount that allows you to attach the camera to your bike or scooter. The mount is super easy to install and to use, in fact you don’t even need a screwdriver to set it up!

Because VTech knows active Aussie kids absolutely love the water the Kidizoom Action Cam 180° also comes with a special waterproof case that enables you to take your camera to the pool or beach and make the most amazing underwater photos and videos (up to 6 feet under water). Our kids can’t wait to test this out on our next trip to the beach! Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, or even surfing or paddle boarding (using the included adhesive mount), you’ll be able to record and relive your favourite watersport memories whenever you want.

But there is more, aside from taking photos and videos you can also use the Action Cam 180° to play three fun games: Ocean Dive, Forest Quest and Unicycle Challenge. Forest Quest is miss 5’s top pick, she loves moving the camera around to look through the binoculars and hunt for forest creatures. The built-in games are a fabulous boredom buster for long drives and have saved us from a lot of ‘are we there yet?’ questions these holidays.

Budget-conscious parents will be pleased to know that there is no needed for expensive batteries, that somehow always seem to run out at the most inconvenient of times. The Kidizoom Action Cam 180° has a convenient rechargeable battery, allowing you to charge it over and over again with the included USB cable. If you have a USB car-charger you can even charge it on the way to your next adventure, how easy is that?

The verdict: We have found the Kidizoom Action Cam 180° very child friendly: it’s easy to set up and easy to use, in fact our 5-year old daughter barely needed any help and knew her way with the camera in no time. This offers a great feeling of independence and the kids are always very proud to show off their photo art, videos or animations they have made. The Action Cam has definitely become a must-have for our family adventures!

VTech toys are available at major department stores, select online stores and independent toy retailers across Australia.

To find out more about VTech, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.vtech.com.au.

Pop-In Cloth Nappy love (+ save 15%)

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May 072016
 

Close

After trying almost 40 different brand and types of reusable cloth nappies in the last 7 years there is only one brand I can recommend with all confidence: Close. Like most mums who have tried their amazing Pop-In nappies it was love at first sight for us, there is just nothing like it! Over the years these brilliant nappies have only gotten better and the latest arrivals are sure to be well received by Aussie Pop-In fans:

Pop-In Nappies

Seriously, cloth nappies do not come any cuter than this! The award-winning Pop-Ins deliver big on performance and are super pretty too, what more could you ask for? The brand new Pop-In New Generation V2 (RRP $39.95) is made from a soft, eco-friendly bamboo fabric that is antibacterial, breathable and very absorbent. If you’ve always wanted to try cloth nappies but thought they were too tricky you will find Pop-Ins extremely simple to use: no pinning or folding, just close the velcro tabs and go.

Pop-In Parts

The winning combination of a waterproof shell with absorbent panel, a removable soaker and booster, together with double leg-gusset to prevent leaks, will keep your baby comfortable, dry and happy. There is no need to hide these stylish nappies under ugly nappy covers, they clearly deserve to be seen. You can find all 6 new designs in store right now at Eco Child.

Pop-In V2Pop-Ins clever press-stud design can be adjusted to suit babies weighing 7-35lbs, making them an excellent investment for growing families. Instead of wasting money on disposable nappies these adorable MCNs will last all the way from birth til toilet training, now that’s great value for money! We have found Pop-Ins really easy to wash and dry, a simple 60 degree machine wash does the job (no soaking) and they dry quickly.

Cheeky discount: Follow the prompts on the Eco Child website and sign up for the newsletter to receive a fabulous 15% discount on your first order. Awesome saving!

To find out more about Eco Child, to browse the Close Pop-In range and to order online visit www.ecochild.com.au.

Jul 282015
 

I don’t know about you but Father’s Day always creeps up on me a little. Four of our six family members celebrate their birthday in August so just when I finish making that last birthday cake I find Father’s Day waiting around the corner. I am giving you the heads up nice and early this year: Father’s Day is 5 weeks away so it’s time to starting thinking of the perfect gift for that special man in your life.

Remington SmartEdgeEarlier this month I showed you the new Remington SmartEdge shaver that keeps hip daddy looking office-smart day-in day-out, if you missed it you can read up here. I know I promised to give one away as well so here’s your chance, one of my lovely Hip Little One readers will be surprising a great hubby, dad or even father-in-law with one of these fantastic razors valued at RRP $199.95 this Father’s Day. That’s a pretty awesome gift if you ask me!

To find out more about Remington, to take a closer look at the Remington SmartEdge and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.

Molton Brown

To make the surprise even sweeter our wonderful friends at Molton Brown have thrown in some luxury skincare products for the deserving dad too, straight from their latest grooming and hair care collection:

Molton Brown Ultra-Light Bai Ji HydratorNow that all that unwanted facial hair is gone a few pumps of the lovely Ultra-light Bai Ji Hydrator (RRP $62, 100ml) will help moisturise the skin so you can feel clean and refreshed all day. Specifically developed for normal to oily skin the moisturising hydrator leaves skin feeling firm, smooth and comfortable while shine-reducing lentil seed extract controls excess oil and helps reduce the appearance of pores.

Molton Brown ShampooTo look after the hair that dad does want to keep (if he is lucky enough to have some left!) Molton Brown is recommending the Fennel Extract Anti-dandruff Shampoo (RRP $29, 300ml). Containing carefully selected ingredients, including fennel root extract, this wonderful men’s shampoo gently cleanses your hair, helps eliminate flakes, banishes build-up and excess oils and keeps your scalp fresh and healthy so dad can be comfortable and confident about his looks.

To find out more about Molton Brown, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.moltonbrown.com.au.

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Jul 042015
 

A few weeks ago Hip Daddy turned 34 and even though we didn’t celebrate big, with just our 4 kids (and a baby bump) it’s already quite the party. Early on in our marriage we started a small tradition where every child gets something to give to daddy, little did I know at the time that we would go on to have a larger than average family. Four kids later it is getting rather tricky to find enough good presents to give but I am glad to say I succeeded again with this Remington gift being a big hit:

Remington SmartEdge XF8550AU

I admit a shaver is more of a practical present than a luxury treat but you have no doubt read last week that he got a bit of both so no complaints there. Because hubby religiously shaves every morning before going to work I knew a new shaver would be well received, he enjoys the easy shave and I enjoy the smooth skin, double win!

SmartEdge Foil ShaverWhen you take a close look at the Remington SmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver (RRP $199.95) you’ll notice the foil shaver has a unique multi-directional hole pattern, about time someone realised not all hairs grown neatly in the same direction! By catching hairs from all angles you need fewer moves to achieve a close shave all-over so it’s quicker and more effective.

Remington SmartEdgeThe cordless design is perfect for busy dads on the go who try to do a million things at the same time, hip daddy is quite the expert at it. If you’re a really keen multi-tasker you can even use your 100% waterproof SmartEdge shaver in the shower and rinse under the tap, so convenient! The shaver can be used dry, with shaving foam or with gel, whichever you feel is most gentle on your skin. Hubby prefers gel in the shower to reduce redness but in the mornings it’s often a dry shave to save time.

The powerful lithium battery has a generous 50 minute runtime (that’s a lot of beard to shave), if needed you can do a super speedy 5 minute quick charge or complete a full charge in 120 minutes. I love the handy charging lights indicating how much battery you have left, that way you’ll never run out of battery unexpectedly.

Could your hubby do with a nice new shaver too? Stay tuned, in the lead up to Father’s Day we’ll give you the chance to win a Remington SmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver for the special man in your life. 

As always Remington offers fantastic peace of mind with a generous 2 year product warranty, as well as a 60 day money back guarantee.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.

May 072015
 

OZ Baby Trends

Big Baby Shower – Day 7

Wet nappies, dirty nappies, cloth nappies, disposables, when you bring home a new baby nappies quickly become the talk of the day. Amidst all the nappy changes it is easy to forget to schedule some much-needed nappy-free time too. OZ Baby Trends has got nappy-off time covered with this clever product by Close Parent:

Pop-In Play Mat

The padded Pop-In Play Mat (RRP $69.95) is one of those multi-purpose baby products that families will use over and over again, excellent value for money and so handy to have on hand!

Pop-In Play Mat LionThe practical waterproof laminate side is ideal for quick nappy changes or nappy-free time as well as messy play with paint and water or sandy picnics. After use simply wipe clean ready for the next time or pop the mat in the washing machine, so easy! On the reverse the cuddly soft fleece side is perfect for tummy time on the floor, a pretend tea party or snuggles on the couch, the Pop-In Play Mat is super family friendly.

When not in use the play mat can be folded away for storage and carried with ease thanks to the removable handle. Measuring a generous 120 x 120cm in size the mat lasts well past the baby stage and can still be enjoyed as your baby grows. The Pop-In Play Mat is currently available in stylish Russian Dolls, Robot, Lion and Hippo design, which one is your favourite?

playmat_lion_lifestyle

To find out more about OZ Baby Trends, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.ozbabytrends.com.au.

For your chance to win a Pop-In Lion Play Mat (RRP $69.95) enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 152014
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 15

Now I know the kids usually get to unwrap the majority of gifts under the tree but (grand) parents deserve to be spoilt too. We have picked our top gift ideas for mums and dads from our wonderful friends at Remington and we even get to spoil one lucky lady with a fantastic prize pack too:

The awesome Blow Dry In A Box (RRP $69.95) contains all you need to create the ultimate salon style blow-dry in the comfort of your own home (and without breaking the bank!).

Remington Blow Dry in a Box

The powerful (yet ultra silent) Remington Salon Professional Hair Dryer (2300 watt) offers 3 different heat settings and 2 speed settings as well as a cool shot so can you can tailor your blow-dry to suit your hair perfectly. The innovative conditioning ionic technology will leave you hair soft and well conditioned whilst the tourmaline ceramic technology replaces unwanted frizz by a smooth and shiny finish. Also included are blow-dry must haves likes a handy radial brush and two section clips.

Remington Osmo PackTo achieve that magazine worthy blow-dry your hair needs to be healthy and well looked after which is why Remington’s Blow Dry In A Box contains a great selection of hair care products too. You can count on the popular Osmo trio Osmo Berber Oil Shampoo Rejuvenating Cleaner (50ml), Osmo Berber Oil Mask Restoration Therapy (50ml) and Osmo Wonder 10 (25ml) to get your hair in tip top shape and blow-dry ready.

Movember is done and dusted so it’s time to get rid of that prickly mo with the new Remington HyperFlex Golfer Pack (RRP $199.99). Hip daddy received the lithium powered HyperFlex Shaver as an early Christmas present (I couldn’t stand the stubble any longer!) a few weeks ago and he is very pleased with its smooth shaving results, I am too which is just as important.

Remington Hyperflex Golfer Pack

Featuring a multi-directional pivoting neck the shaver head moves freely to adjust to your neck, chin and jawline and the ActiveContour shaving heads adjust automatically to the contours of your face to deliver a nice clean cut from any angle. Some hairs may be longer and others shorter but the Precision Ultra cutters cut both long and short hairs in fewer strokes, add to that the Stainless Steel Twin Track Blades which offer 50% more shaving coverage and you can see why the HyperFlex reduces your shaving time, leaving dad with more time to do the things he likes.

Whether you like to shave wet or dry, with shaving cream, shaving gel or without, at home, in the shower like my hubby or in the car, the Remington HyperFlex Rotary Shaver fits into your lifestyle and your schedule perfectly. With its cordless, 100% waterproof design, long lasting rechargeable battery and impressive 50 minute runtime it really is the perfect shaver for busy men on the go.

Remington Money Back GuaranteeNow at Remington they know that buying for dad is tricky, how do you know he will love the Remington Hyperflex? Don’t worry, happy faces are guaranteed as your gift is backed up by Remington’s awesome 60 day money back guarantee. The Remington HyperFlex Golfer Pack includes: Shaver, charging stand with water drainage, storage pouch, protective head guard, cleaning brush and 3 TaylorMade golf balls.

As always Remington offers fantastic peace of mind with a generous 2 year (Hyperflex Golfer) and 3 year (Blow Dry in a Box) product warranty.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.

For your chance to win Blow Dry In A Box (RRP $69.95) by Remington enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 112014
 

OZ Baby Trends

Big Birthday Bash – Day 11

When you are an expecting or new mum it is easy to get overwhelmed by the large number of ‘must-have’ baby products. Do you really need all of it and if you do, where do you keep everything? Shop wisely and choose items that are good quality, durable and serve multiple purposes like the Pop-In Play Mat from OZ Baby Trends:

Pop-In Play Mat RobotCreated by expert cloth nappy designers Close Parent the padded Pop-In Play Mat ($69.95) has a a host of clever features to help make your life easier. Measuring a generous 120 x 120cm in size this large, machine washable play mat offers a clean, safe and stylish spot for tummy time, nappy free time, play time or picnic time. Thanks to the soft, fleecy fabric it also makes a lovely blanket or quilt to snuggle under this chilly season.

Pop-In Play Mat Russian DollsBut that’s not all, the waterproof laminate layer on the reverse keeps mess and wet spills from soaking through so your floor, couch or bed stay dry in case of an accident. This same waterproof layer turns your Play Mat into a quick and easy splash mat for dinner or craft time, any mess can just be wiped off. So many uses in one single product that will be enjoyed for years, the Pop-In Play Mat is a fabulous investment for any family and awesome baby shower gift idea too.

The Pop-In Play Mat is not just a great product for at home but it’s fantastic for on the go as well, it folds up for easy storage and transport and can be carried by its removable handle. The Pop-In Play Mat is available in four sweet prints to suit both boys and girls: Robots, Hippos, Russian Dolls and Lions.

Pop-In Play Mats

To find out more about OZ Baby Trends, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.ozbabytrends.com.au.

For your chance to win a Pop-In Hippo Play Mat from OZ Baby Trends enter our giveaway below:

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