Nov 272018
 

I don’t know about you but I am absolutely loving this spring weather. Not too hot, not too cold and the perfect temperature to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Every morning I take the little two for a big walk in the reserve and in the afternoon/weekend the big kids explore the neighbourhood on their bikes and scooters. Miss 10 has really shot up this year so she has just traded her old scooter for a new set of wheels from Grit Scooters:

Designed specifically for active girls (Ages 6+) and built to perform the coolest of tricks the new Vibes collection is street smart in every way. The colour range is totally on-trend and the designs are eye-catching and full of personality.

I was not at all surprised that Olivia instantly fell in love with the Grit Vibes Dreamer. She’s quite the dreamer herself and loves to escape to another world with a good book but she also likes to get outside and go on real adventures. This scooter is her perfect match and together they are bound to travel far…

Grit Scooters prides itself in outstanding quality and durability to ensure their scooters stay strong and safe ride after ride, corner after corner and jump after jump. All Vibes scooters feature a sturdy heat treated, non-slip alloy deck, practical Grit flex footbrake and hi tensile steel hip fork to enable smooth moves at every angle. The ABEC 9 wheel bearings allow excellent flexibility, you won’t find better than that!

Young riders can ride the streets in class (the Vapor chrome colours are a real standout) and comfort (thanks to pleasant soft feel handle grips). Park or city, calmly cruising or racing off the ramp, these light weight scooters will take you anywhere with ease.

There are currently 7 different Grit Vibes scooters to choose from: Misty and Angel (20.8″ high), Dreamer, Destiny and Glam (21.6″ high) and Wild and Squad (23” high). The taller the scooter the wider/longer the deck, so there is a perfect scooter for every rider.

To find out more about Grit scooters and to take a closer look at the Vibe range visit www.gritscooters.com.au.

For your chance to win a Grit Vibes Scooter of your choice (subject to availability) enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 012016
 

razor

Christmas Countdown – Day 1

While the girls have been asking for quiet entertainment like dolls and art and craft supplies, our one and only son has been begging for a gift that’s a bit more exciting. He really enjoys spending his free time outdoors: running, kicking, bouncing, jumping, racing, as long as some speed is involved he’s happy. With this awesome Razor present waiting for him I have no doubt he’ll be spending the entire school holidays outside:

Snap, Strap and Roll! In just three simple steps Razor Jetts (RRP $49.99, age 6+) transform an ordinary pair of shoes into the coolest set of wheels.

razor-jettsJetts ‘Heel Wheels’ are designed for street-smart kids who love trying out different things and mastering a new skill, changing from walking normally to riding on your heels will require a bit of practice! Jetts are super simple to install, simply snap the ‘quick click’ frame onto your shoes, fasten the ankle strap for a secure fit and you’re good to go. The multi-fit design caters for shoe sizes US Youth 12 to Adult 12 and suits users with a maximum weight of 80kg, I think I might have to give it a try too!

jetts-razorTo add to the fun Razor Jetts come with removable spark pads that emit localised sparks when you’re cruising the neighbourhood and the spark pads come in contact with hardened outdoor surfaces. If that doesn’t make Razor Jetts the hottest Christmas gift of the year for active boys and girls I don’t know what will! Razor recommends leaving the spark action for ages 8 and up.

To find out more about Razor, to locate a Razor stockist near you or to order online visit www.razor.com.

For your chance to win a pair of Razor Jetts (RRP $49.99) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Nov 292016
 

Globber

Over the past five months we have introduced you to a range of awesome Globber scooters and we hope you enjoyed riding along with our family. From cool kids to young-at-heart parents, there is a perfect set of wheels for everyone! But what about adventurous tots, I hear you think? Don’t worry, we have a fabulous scooter lined up for little miss Harriet too:

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Designed for children aged 1 to 6 the super-versatile Globber MyFREE 5-in-1 is absolutely ideal for this tricky childhood stage where kids develop new skills in the blink of an eye. From needing all the mama-help they can get, to trying by themselves and eventually scooting off independently and with great confidence, this clever convertible design will grow with your child all the way.

globber-myfree-5-in-1-greenFeaturing three sturdy wheels and made from high quality, durable materials the  Globber MyFREE 5-in-1 (RRP $200, pink, green or dark blue) is built to be safe, strong and survive the everyday rough and tumble of active youngsters. As the name suggests this amazing scooter can be used in five different ways, offering great value for money and making it an ideal investment for young families.

globber-myfree-5-in-1-pinkAt Globber they understand that little legs get tired quickly so the comfortable seat offers an enjoyable ride for small travellers up to 20kg. Using the parent handle mum or dad can push and guide little ones in the right direction while kids can hold onto their very own handlebar and rest their feet on the (removable) footrests. The low foot board allows them to feel safe and helps them easily regain their balance when they get a tad wobbly or take the corners a bit too sharp.

globber-myfree-5-in-1-blueAs your child’s confidence and steering skills grow the parent handle effortlessly comes off to form a funky ride-on. Later when your little thrill seeker is ready to ditch the seat and scoot around while standing up the seat can easily be removed and the parent handle converts into a handlebar. In this mode the MyFREE 5-in-1 is suitable for children up to 50kg and the handlebar can be adjusted to three different height levels to allow for riders of different heights.

A child’s mood is like the weather and changes all the time so whether your child wants to ride by his or herself or prefers to sit and enjoy being pushed, the MyFREE 5-in-1 adjusts to your family’s needs in just a flash.

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

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Oct 282016
 

Globber

One of the awesome benefits of being a parent is that you can join in all the fun kids’ stuff, our children always love it when I bounce with them on the trampoline, go on the swing, play with dolls and build cubbies (and so do I!). Seeing how much they enjoy riding their scooters it was only a matter of time before I tagged along with the cool kids and set off on my own set of Globber wheels:

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Goodbye to ‘You’re too big for that’ and hello to ‘You’re never to old to have fun!’, Globber is maximising scooter fun with the awesome Globber 18.0 by Kleefer (RRP $350, black or white). Designed for riders measuring between 1.45m and 1.90m and with a height adjustable handlebar this trendy and tough scooter is perfect for both adults and children who have outgrown their smaller rides.

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This top-of-the-range Globber scooter features only the very best, strong, high quality materials to ensure a pleasant ride and durable construction that is made for everyday use. Made from sturdy, extruded aluminum the spacious deck offers great balance and sits close to the ground so you can get on and off easily. The Globber 18.0 by Kleefer has a generous weight limit of 100kg to accommodate most adults comfortably.

globber-kleefer-foldFolding the Globber 18.0 is a breeze and done in just a matter of seconds, all it takes is a gentle kick of the foot to activate the clever piston-assisted Kleefer fold mechanism (No strong muscles required!). Not only does the scooter have a neat, compact, vertical fold that is ideal for transport or storage in small spaces, you don’t even have to carry it as you can just wheel it along like a trolley.

I was super impressed with the reliable feel and the smoothness of the ride, in fact the first time I rode it its fast speed really surprised me and I (secretly) felt a little nervous! Of course I didn’t show the kids, I put on my cool mum face and put my trust in the front and back brakes. The lever of the front brake sits conveniently on the ergonomic handlebars making it quick and simple to use.

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The Globber 18.0 is a great choice for older children/adults travelling with public transport, people who work in the city, those who enjoy a ride through the park with the wind in their hair, parents who want to explore the outdoors with their children or even just grown-ups who are a big kid at heart.

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

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Jurni, taking kids’ luggage to the next level

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Oct 012016
 

Trunki

Sadly for us the holiday fun is coming to an end today as we get ready to fly back to Australia this afternoon. Saying goodbye is always the most difficult part and not knowing if and when you’ll see each other again makes it even harder! Back at home the school holidays are just beginning with families getting ready for fun road trips and faraway vacations. See how Trunki is taking kids’ luggage to the next level:

From storing and sliding to sitting and gliding, the exciting new Jurni (RRP $199, red, blue or pink) is the ultimate travel-accessory for young adventurers.

Jurni BlueThe Trunki Jurni is a stylish carry-on suitcase that is packed with clever features to make your next journey as simple and smooth as possible. Compact enough to be cabin-luggage approved this strong suitcase has a generous 25L capacity, one large storage compartment and a super handy pop-out pod that allows you to keep your most important must-haves on hand all the time. I just love how you can use the Jurni like a stand-up storage locker with a flexible shelf.

Trunki RedWhile on-the-move the Jurni also doubles as a sturdy seat, it even has in-line skate wheels so you can glide along and give your tired legs a well deserved rest. Thanks to the generous 100kg weight limit the Jurni comfortably holds kids and (most) adults. Whether it’s waiting in line at the airport check-in, on a train station or at the bus stop, you’ll never find yourself without a seat again.

Jurni

To find out more about The Stork Nest, to browse the Trunki range and to order online visit www.thestorknest.com.au.

Jul 222016
 

Globber

There is no surprise our kids love more than an unexpected day off with Hip Daddy, especially if it involves going out for an outdoor adventure. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny winter’s day so we bundled all the kids into the car, packed their scooters and helmets and enjoyed a lovely ride along the river. The kids (and I) had so much fun that they didn’t really want to leave, I think we can safely say we’ll be back for another roll in no-time!

Globber MyToo 12.5

As the twins have really shot up this last year (Can you believe they are turning 8 next month?) we recently upgraded their scooters to a bigger, better design to suit their growing bodies perfectly: the MyTOO 12.5 by Globber.

Globber Olivia

The Globber MyTOO 12.5 (RRP $170, ages 8+) is a seriously stylish, sturdy scooter designed for riders up to 100kg and with a minimum height of 1.30m. Created from durable, high quality materials with an aircraft ALU technical deck and ultra reinforced front structure this new Globber ride is made to last. Globber clearly understands how adventurous kids can be at times so they’ve created a scooter that is safe, strong and suitable for an intensive, active lifestyle.

Globber Tommie

The 125mm wheels in transparent HQ and High Rebound PU with nylon cores and high quality bearings ensure a super smooth ride at all times, one light push and you’re off! Olivia generally prefers to play it safe, so it was great to see the deck was wide enough for her to feel confident and the steering and back brake easy so she felt safe and in control.

Globber Olivia 2

Thanks to the height-adjustable handlebars and generous weight limit the MyTOO 12.5 is a fantastic investment that will grow with your child. It was immediately clear that this Globber scooter is very well constructed and built to last the distance, it’s most definitely not a cheap or flimsy ride. I can see many enjoyable scooter rides in our future, bring on the weekend so we can test out the next track.

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While the scooters are a definite upgrade in size and height they thankfully don’t take up more room in storage or transport. The foldable design is ideal for a family car with limited booth space and even the handlebars can be folded in. The MyTOO 12.5 is also surprisingly lightweight so the kids can easily lift and carry it themselves when needed, for example to cross grass or gravel.

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

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Joolz Day Earth

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May 082014
 

Joolz

After a few months of pushing our Joolz Day Earth around town, beach and bush I think we can safely say I am ready to share my experiences with you. As you may remember from my Joolz introduction post Joolz is all about innovative design and I have had a fabulous time checking out all the clever features of my Joolz ride. There are just so many plusses about this pram, these are some of my favourites:

A striking look that's hard to miss

A striking look that’s hard to miss

The look!
The first thing people (including myself) look at when selecting a pram is the overall look and the Joolz Day Earth is a real eye catcher. The combination of the sleek silver frame, the vibrant Parrot Blue fabric and the leatherette handle bar and bumper bar is simply stunning, I can not count the number of times I have seen (expecting) mamas turn around to closely inspect my Joolz and peek at the brand name. It is beautiful, classy, luxurious, modern, unique, simple and definitely has the wow factor.

The pram seat has the same height as most other seats

The pram seat has the same height as most other seats

Height
Compared to other prams Joolz prams are designed with as a higher seat that brings your baby nearer to you, this means you don’t have to bend down as much to handle your baby in the seat or bassinet (great for your back!) and baby will feel safe and close to the parent. It is also very handy when you sit down in a restaurant or eg. the cinema as your baby will sit at the same height as you instead of lower, hidden under the table. The adjustable handle bar pulls out at the touch of a button so whether you are a little mama or a tall dads like my hubby you can walk up straight and maintain correct posture, after all your comfort is important too!

You can always see what baby is up to through the handy 'control window'

You can always see what baby is up to through the handy ‘control window’

Seat
The seat of the Joolz pram is one of the tallest seats available (plus it features an extendable foot rest) and the carry cot is very spacious so you get to enjoy your pram for longer making it a great investment for young families. You can use the ergonomic seat forward or backward facing which I love as my daughter likes being able to see me while we walk. At the same time, when she does face forward the handy Air Top allows me to take a peek at my baby from behind. The safety harness feel very sturdy and strong, it is simple to put on and it has a big, chunky buckle that is always easy to find (no digging under your baby for a teeny little buckle).

A smooth ride on every terrain

A smooth ride on every terrain

Wheels
The Joolz Day Earth guarantees a comfortable ride thanks to the luxury four wheel suspension; the back wheels of the Joolz Day Earth are fitted with heavy duty pneumatic tyres for a smooth, relaxing stroll even on bumpy terrain, the smaller front wheels allow for quick manoeuvring and easy steering which is particularly handy in supermarkets and busy shopping centres.

Miss 3 hitching a ride

Miss 3 hitching a ride on the Footboard

Accessories
There are lots of handy Joolz accessories available to make your life easier when out and about. We have added the Joolz Cupholder and the XL Shopping Bag so we can run our little errands by foot instead of having to take the car. We are also using the Joolz Footboard when we go out for longer walks or day trips, that way our 3-year old daughter can ‘hitch a ride’ when her little legs get tired. It simply clips on to the frame and when not in use you can fold it upright and attach it to the back of your pram. You can even fold the pram with the Footboard attached!

The Footboard just folds upright, out of the way

The Footboard just folds upright, out of the way

Storage
On the one hand the seat and carry cot are generous in length and width to be comfortable for your growing child, on the other hand the pram folds up nice and compact and can stand up unsupported so it can be stored neatly in your hallway, garage or under stairs storage space without being in the way.

Upright storage, great for small spaces!

Upright storage, great for small spaces!

Good to know: A two year warranty period applies to all Joolz products, starting on the purchase date.

To find out more about Joolz, to take a closer look at the Joolz range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.my-joolz.com.au.