Oct 142015
 

Silikids

Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 14

When it comes to baby and kids essentials a lot has changed over the last few years, gone are the days of cheap plastic and easy disposables! Not only have modern parents discovered the joys and benefits of recycling and reusing, this new generation of kids products is much safer too.

Silikids range

U.S. label Silikids uses silicone to create a range of trendy children’s products that are innovative, non-toxic, practical, safe and durable with a stylish designer look.

Silikids Sippy TopsTake for example the clever Silikids Sippy Top (RRP $17.99, 2-pack), a stretchy silicone cover that can be placed on top of ordinary cups and glasses to create an instant sippy cup. Keep one in your baby bag so your little one can enjoy a spill-free drink anywhere and anytime, it’s perfect for restaurants or visits to friends and family. Bonus: The tops are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

Silikids SilispoonsThe high quality silicone used by Silikids is free from nasty chemicals like BPA, lead, PVC and Phthalates so your precious little ones are not being exposed to potential dangers while eating or drinking. Whether your cheeky tot uses the funky Silispoons (RRP $17.99, 2-pack) for a first messy attempt at self-feeding or to soothe sore gums when tiny teeth come through, you know you’ve made a healthy choice.

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

For your chance to win a $50 Silikids Prize Pack (Assorted items) enter our giveaway below:

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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?

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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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A grown-up lunch on the go with Briggi

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Feb 202015
 

Briggi

Whether it’s for uni, the office, the gym, a fun day out or a simple picnic in the park, if you’re planning to bring yourself a healthy homemade lunch or snack (so much cheaper and healthier than buying on-the-go!) you can do so in style which these gorgeous lunch bags by Briggi:

Briggi Lunch Bags

Created right here in Australia by designer duo Brigitte and Raf a Briggi Lunch Bag (RRP $28) is the grown-up answer to the insulated kids lunch bag.

Briggi All in a RowMeasuring 25 x 18 x 9 cm in size it’s the perfect size for an average adult, it will fit in your handbag and stores neatly in the office fridge. Briggi bags are currently available in five stylish prints that are classy as opposed to childish, you will be able to recognise your lunch in a flash without feeling embarassed. Not only are they good looking and keep your food cool, they are easy to clean too and as they are reusable they’re great for the environment.

To find out more about Briggi, to browse the range and to order online visit www.briggi.net, shipping is free Australia wide.

Dec 212014
 

Silikids

Christmas Countdown – Day 21

I can’t believe it has been 4 (four!) whole years since I last wrote about Silikids. Back then I was raving about their child friendly glasses with silicone sleeves and four years on we are still using the same fabulous Siliskin glasses at home so I have no doubt the winner’s of today’s Christmas Countdown giveaway is going to love this fantastic Silikids Prize Pack:

Silikids range

U.S. label Silikids uses silicone to create a range of trendy children’s products that are innovative, non-toxic, practical, safe and durable with a stylish designer look.

Silikids GlassesSo what’s the deal with Silicone? Silicone is basically made up of silicon (a natural element present in sand, quartz and rock) which when combined with oxygen, carbon and hydrogen transforms into silicone. It’s non-toxic, hypo allergenic, does not promote bacteria or fungus growth and it does not transmit taste to food making it the perfect safe choice when it comes to mealtime products for your precious little ones.

Silikids PlacematThe flexible and foldable Silimap (RRP $14.95) protects your table from any spills and it keeps your little eater busy, kids can even draw on this cool placemat with a non-permanent marker for lots of drawing fun dinner after dinner. Its compact folded size makes Silimap ideal for meals away from home, just slide one in your hand bag to keep grandma’s special table safe (and the kids from getting bored), after dinner simply wipe clean and its good as new.

Silikids bibNot only does Silikids keep your conscience clear by being free nasty toxic chemicals like BPA, PVC and phthalates, it keeps clothes clear too with the very sleek Silibib (RRP $11.95). Any accidental spills will be caught by the handy fold-over pocket so there will be less mess to pick up from the floor. This funky design is soft to touch and easy to wipe clean, you can even wash it in the dishwasher!

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

For your chance to win a $50 Silikids Prize Pack 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.

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Jul 172014
 

Crayola

When you have four kids who all love drawing and colouring it’s easy to go through big piles of paper every week, a costly and not so eco-friendly business. Of course we always make the kids use the other side of the paper but the simple truth is that you can only turn the sheet over once. If you have a few little artists at home too and encounter the same problem you are sure to love this clever product by Crayola:

The Crayola Doodle Magic Color Mat Pack ($29.99, ages 3+) consists of 7 items: 4 doodle markers, 1 colour eraser and 1 wipe cloth packed neatly together and stored in the Doodle Magic Color Mat. Forget about small A4 sheets, the generously sized Doodle Magic Color Mat (60 x 90 cm) offers a world of drawing space, there is plenty of room for siblings or friends to draw, colour and create together. Pop it on the table or the ground, hang it on a door or wall and let your imagination do the rest.

Crayola Doodle Magic Color Mat Pack

Using the four doodle markers little artists can create a drawing or play a game on the large white surface, once they’re done or there is no drawing space left it’s time for some Doodle Magic. It’s hard to believe but the magic ingredient is actually simple H2O, also known as ordinary tap water! The colours of the doodle markers can be removed with the included colour eraser which is filled with water, just rub off the colour, wipe clean with the cloth and you’ve got a clean surface again.

Crayola Doodle Magic Mat

I love the portable design of the Doodle Magic Color Mat: just roll up, close the straps and go! Kids can take it from room to room, on holiday or when visiting Grandma and the entertainment is endless. Being a reusable product it is much more eco friendly than paper and as the colours can be removed by water (on most surfaces) you won’t need soap or harsh chemicals to clean any marks. Priced under $30 I think it’s a very affordable product too, keep it in mind for your next birthday or Christmas shopping.

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

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Stay clean with Close

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Apr 112014
 

Close

One of the things I love most about Summer is that my washing pile is a lot smaller in the warmer months than in the chilly Autumn/Winter season. In Summer the kids put on just a simple top and shorts or dress and they often eat their dinner wearing nothing but their undies so there are no dirty clothes to wash. In Winter they wear a few layers of clothes and somehow they all (but especially the baby!) manage to get food on everything. With four kids that equals a lot of laundry!

Pop-In Coverall Bib

The brand new Pop-In Coverall Bib by Close is designed to help reduce mess, prevent your child’s clothing getting ruined by nasty food stains, dirty paint messes or sticky craft glue and (very important) make mum’s life easier with less cleaning up and less washing. Created by the makers of the Close Pop-In nappy and brought to you by the wonderful team at OZ Baby Trends you can trust you are buying a quality item that is durable, practical and works a treat.

Coverall Bibs

The generous long sleeve design provides excellent coverage for little mess makers, covering their complete chest, lap, shoulders, sleeves and even part of their back. Clothes stay clean and dry thanks to the waterproof fabric, simply wipe clean afterwards and your bib is good as new. It will be one very clever cookie who is able to get any mess past this awesome bib! Handy tip: Keep a Pop-In Coverall in your nappy bag for those unplanned snacks or meals when out and about, that way your baby’s good ‘going out’ clothes are well protected.

The Pop-In Coverall Bib (RRP $24.95) is available in four stylish prints and two sizes: ‘Stage 3’ to fit children aged 6-18 months and ‘Stage 4’ to fit children aged 18-36 months.

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