The new Yumbox is here!

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Mar 302015


For the past few months my Facebook feed has been filled with colourful images of the brand new and improved Yumbox range. Stores have been taking long lists of pre-orders and as soon as these beautiful pastel coloured lunch boxes were unpacked they were sent out to all those impatient mamas. The word on the street is that Yumboxes have once again sold out across the country but I managed to spot a few remaining ones hiding at Whimsy Child:

Yumbox Panino

Now available in fresh Gelato Blue and fruity Ananas Yellow the Yumbox would have to be one of the most popular bento style lunch boxes in Australia.

Yellow Ananas PaninoYumbox lunch boxes are strong, durable and reusable so they can transport healthy lunch after lunch. With its 3 cup capacity (large 2-cup compartment and two 1/2 cup compartments) the Yumbox Panino is a great size for hungry kids and even mums. While the Yumbox is dishwasher safe a quick hand wash is recommended to prolong the longevity of the seal. I hand wash our Yumboxes in the evening and let them dry overnight, so they are ready to go again in the morning.

Fox Lunch BagBy the way, if you live in a warm climate and are searching for a way to keep your lunchbox and snacks cool all day the Apple & Mint lunch bags are just what you need. They are the perfect match for a Yumbox lunchbox plus a squeezy yoghurt or a piece of fruit and keep your meals chilled for 8 hours thanks to their handy freezable cooling panel. Apple & Mint designs currently in stock include Yellow Polkadot, Purple Icecream, Blue Star and Black Fox.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to take a closer look at the Yumbox and to get your order in visit

Jan 032015


Help, is there a doctor in the room?! Kids of all ages love playing doctor and with four young children in our home there is always a willing patient. If you’re looking for a stylish pretend play kit for your wannabe physician check out this gorgeous set from Whimsy Child:

Le Toy Van Doctor's Set

This vintage style Doctor’s Set (RRP $77, ages 3+) by UK label Le Toy Van is without a doubt one of the cutest pretend play doctor kits I ever seen.

Vintage Doctor's SetNo cheap, squishy plastic tools here, the sweet fabric doctor’s bag contains a selection of very realistic looking medical instruments and bottles made from strong, durable wood. With a toy stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, blood pressure gauge, ear scope, reflex hammer, scissors and two medicine bottles your little doctor is well prepared for all kinds of patients. A gorgeous toy set to enjoy today and a lovely keepsake to keep for later.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to browse the Le Toy Van range and to order online visit

Dec 102014

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Christmas Countdown – Day 10

For as long as I can remember I have had a soft spot for pretty stationery. I really find it hard to resist a nice letter writing set, sweet notebook or delightful gift cards and our 6-year old daughter shares my obsession. She usually carries around a little notepad and a pen, a reporter in the making maybe? I know she would absolutely love today’s Christmas Countdown prize from Whimsy Child:

Ask Alice Tokyo Notebook SetThis funky Ask Alice Tokyo Boxed Notebook (RRP $20) is just waiting to be filled with lovely stories, dear memories, special secrets and awesome plans for 2015 and with a huge 192 pages there is plenty of writing room. It’s a stylish and well priced gift for girls of all ages and would make an excellent stocking filler or birthday present, just wrap it up with some trendy metallic pens and you’re good to go.

Ask Alice Stamping KitThis gorgeous Ask Alice Rubber Stamping Kit (RRP $40) is one of those great crafty gifts that kids will use over and over again. Not only are these cool stamps exactly what you need to make your own handmade Christmas cards, they will come in handy for birthday invitations, Thank You cards and party menus too. The set contains a green and navy ink pad and of course you can use other colours too to create a different look every time.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to browse the range and to order online visit

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Save 25% storewide at Whimsy Child

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Nov 242014

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In case you haven’t realised today’s date yet: it’s the 24th of November which means you have exactly ONE month left to get Christmas ready. Whimsy Child is keen to help you kickstart that Christmas shopping list so they’ve got a hard-to-beat deal for you:

Right now you can save a huge 25% storewide at Whimsy Child with the code ‘KICK-IT!’, just be quick as this great offer ends today, November 24. Offer excludes Yumbox lunch boxes.

The Whimsy Child Play and Create categories has plenty of great gift ideas for boys and girls of all ages, from small stocking fillers to impressive gifts that will have the kids talking for weeks. If you are on a budget (aren’t we all?) these are my favourite gifts under $10, $20 and $30:

Eeboo Pipe Cleaner BunnyThe super cute and crafty Eeboo Pipe Cleaner Bunny ($7.75) would have to be my best gift under $10, if you use the KICK-IT! discount code you even get more than $4 change. It’s small, compact and affordable and it’s sure to keep the kids busy on your next car trip or rainy afternoon. Each pack contains 36 pipe cleaners in different sizes and colours as well as instructions to make the pictured project. For boys there is a Piper Cleaner Crab set available.

Automoblox Mini S9With $20 in hand I would say the Automoblox Mini S9 Sedan (normally $22.95, now $17.25) is an excellent choice. Automoblox cars can be pulled apart and rebuilt and if you have multiple designs you can swap and change between the different styles to create your very own unique ride. Personally I love the look of these ice blue wheels but there are other Automoblox colours, styles and sizes to choose from too.

Djeco Restaurant Play SetLast but not least, my hot pick under $3o is the Djeco Restaurant Play Set (normally $39.60, now $29.70). Who needs plastic fries and hamburgers when you can serve tasty looking delights like this in your toy kitchen? Moroccan, Japanese and Indian, the menu contains 12 colourful international food items made from durable wood for endless pretend play fun. Our 4 children all love playing the toy kitchen and I know they would very much enjoy this lovely set.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to browse the range and to order online visit

Oct 022014


Our school holidays started yesterday so like every other school holiday I am using my time wisely to get everything back-to-school ready. I have to wash all the school uniforms and check them over properly for any tears and holes, label new garments and relabel old ones that lost their tags, clean the school shoes, wash the bags, thorougly scrub the lunch boxes and replace the bottles and this time I have to do it in three-fold as miss 4 will start kindy after the break. The twins use the Yumbox for their lunches and miss 4 can’t wait to have one too.

Yumbox Panino Red

When the two older kids got their Yumboxes a few months ago these clever lunch boxes has only just arrived in Australia. They were a huge hit from the start with stores selling out within hours and their popularity has only grown since then, in fact a brand new sibling has recently been welcomed into the Yumbox family. On the outside the Yumbox Panino may look exactly the same as the Yumbox Original but inside it’s a different story.

Yumbox Panino BlueFeaturing 4 compartments (one large 2 cup section, two 1/2 cup servings and one small 1 oz. dip/treat well) the Yumbox Panino is perfect for kids and adults who love a decent sandwich or good helping of salad. Add to that the innovative lid that seals each section individually, the clear, removable tray and the handy fold lock closure and you’ve got a real winner of a lunch box. I think I may treat myself to one of these stylish new lunch boxes too!

The Yumbox Panino ($39.95) comes in Pomodoro Red and Tutti Frutti Blue and is available at Whimsy Child.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to take a closer look at the Yumbox and to get your order in visit

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 Eco, Out & About  Comments Off on Squooshi
Feb 092014


As much as I would like to become the queen of Bento lunches at some point in time I am afraid at the moment I am just a ‘boring’ ham sandwich mum. After two weeks of making school lunches for the twins I am still finding my way; what’s tasty and healthy, what’s easy to make and convenient to pack and eat and of course what’s cost efficient. Making lunch boxes more fun, nutritious and budget friendly is surprisingly easy with Squooshi:


Designed with busy families and active kids in the mind the colourful Squooshi Reusable Food Pouches allow you to make your very own squeezy food snacks at home. From yoghurt to vegie puree, from custard to fruit and grain combis, you get to decide what you fill them with. Pick your favourite ingredients depending on your diet, your mood, the weather, your day, the options are endless.

Squooshi Filling StationInstead of buying individual serves of yoghurt you can now buy your yoghurt in bulk or make your own vegie mix in the blender and split it into single portions at home, a huge money saver when you have multiple children in school. You can fill your Squooshi by hand, using the secure zip on the bottom of the pouch, or you can make life easy and invest in the Squooshi Filling Station which holds 500ml and can fill up to 7 pouches.

As the Squooshi range is reusable you are doing your share for the environment too, no more pre-packaged food pouches, yoghurt cups or disposable spoons to be added to landfill. All Squooshi pouches are completely free from BPA, Phthalates, PVC and lead so you don’t have to worry about any nasties ‘leaking’ into your child’s food. After use simply wash your pouch by hand or dishwasher and you’re ready to fill it up again with your next healthy combination.

Squooshi Geo PouchesSquooshi Food Pouches are now available at Whimsy Child in a range of different styles and print and two different sizes (70ml and 130ml) to suit little and big tummies. The friendly animal designs are perfect for cheering up little students at recess while the geometric print is a stylish pick for teenagers and adults on the go. Get the most out of your Squooshies with one of the great value kits complete with Content Labels, Replacement Caps and/or baby friendly Sip’n’Soft Tops.

To find our more about Whimsy Child, to browse the Squooshi range and to order online visit

Jan 092014


A little while ago I told you about the fabulous Yumbox lunchboxes from Whimsy Child and as expected they sold like hotcakes, with so many pre-orders they sold out quickly and it is still hard to keep up with the demand. I know how many of you loved the design so with the Back to School period in mind I had a little chat to the gorgeous Mel at Whimsy Child and I’ve organised a Yumbox to give away to a lovely Hip little one reader:

Yumbox, the hippest (and healthiest!) lunchbox in the schoolyard

Yumbox, the hippest (and healthiest!) lunchbox in the schoolyard

Just in case you missed what all the excitement is about: The cleverly designed Yumbox lunchbox features five different compartments representing the five different food groups, making it very easy to pack a healthy, nutritious lunch for little students (or yourself). The innovative design includes a special lid that seals each compartment individually, contents will not leak or mix so you can even add liquids like yoghurt or fruit puree.

Yumbox GreenWhen you pack your child a Yumbox lunch you are not only providing a great variety of foods but you are also teaching your child about healthy eating and portion control. There is no need for a whole stack of separate of separate containers, bags or wraps, the complete lunch can be packed together and the BPA-free Yumbox can be used again and again so it is a great choice for the environment too. I told you Yumbox is awesome!

For more information have a little read of my original Yumbox post here.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to take a closer look at the Yumbox ($34.95) and to order online visit

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