Dec 152016

Christmas Countdown – Day 15

If you are a modern, eco-conscious parent you have most likely heard of Sustainababy, a beautiful Australian online store filled with fabulous green finds for Aussie families. Aside from being the go-to lady for awesome eco-gear owner Meg also does an amazing job educating people about sustainability, responsibility and how your shopping choices affect both your health and the environment.

Sustainababy proudly stocks products and brands that put your family’s health and the environment first, like the wonderful Little Innoscents skincare range. Especially for our lucky Christmas Countdown giveaway Meg has handpicked her six favourite Little Innoscents products:

From the top of their heads to the tip of their tiny toes, the Little Innoscents Hair & Body Wash (RRP $12.99, 250ml) is bound to leave your little ones squeaky clean. The delicious Heavenly Spearmint & Sweet Orange scent will hang around long after the fun bubbles have disappeared, leaving you feeling fresh and fruity for longer. Perfect for everyday use and safe for all ages this lovely wash will soon be a family-favourite.

We all know the importance of ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ but do you know what’s really hiding inside your sunscreen and creeping into your skin? Completely free from nano-particles, chemical absorbers and preservatives and filled with natural goodness like Vitamin E, Organic Green Tea, Cucumber and Rosehip extract Little Innoscents SPF30 Sun Lotion (RRP $19.95, 100ml) is a gentle, natural and safe way to protect your family’s skin this Summer.

Like most children our five kids are experts at making mess so there is always lots of hand washing going on in our house. Instead of using liquid soap that would leave their hands (already painful and sensitive due to certain skin conditions) red and irritated we have been using the wonderful Little Innoscents Goat’s Milk Bar (RRP $3.99, 100g). Not only does it clean and nourish in a gentle way, it also lasts a lot longer than liquid soap (and fewer spills so less cleaning).

With its pleasant Mint & Strawberry Swirls flavour this Little Innoscents Milky Whites Toothpaste (RRP $4.99, 50ml) is sure to win over even the fussiest child at toothbrushing time. Being rich in calcium and free from questionable ingredients like fluoride, surfactants, artificial sweeteners and mineral oil this organic tooth paste provides parents with much needed peace of mind, knowing their children’s precious pearly whites will stay healthy and clean naturally.

Don’t let the name fool you, Little Innoscents Winter Blue Balm (RRP $10.99, 75ml) can be used all year around to help fight little sniffles, snotty noses and annoying coughs by making breathing easier. This 100% natural and baby-safe balm is made with medicinal essential oils of Wintergreen and Eucalyptus, bringing warmth to the body and alleviating nasal congestion. What a great alternative to greasy petrolatum based products!

Last but not least, the one product pretty much every mum uses multiple times a day: baby wipes. Unlike most other baby wipes on the market Little Innoscents Baby Wipes (RRP $6.50, 80pk) are free of alcohol, artificial fragrance, colours, parabens, phthalates and other nasty chemicals, so they can be safely used on little bottoms, sticky fingers, grubby faces and toys. Infused with soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E they will leave your baby’s sensitive skin nourished and soft, wipe after wipe.

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

For your chance to win a 6-piece Little Innocents prize pack (RRP $59.45, containing the six products featured above) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Sep 142014

JJ Cole Collections

A few days ago I wrote about the never ending (and rather messy) toilet breaks when out and about with a young family, something all parents will understand. Taking three little ones to a public toilet is quite the struggle so I was actually happy to have our youngest one still in nappies. No need to line up for a busy parenting room and use a change table that is never as clean as you would like, thanks to JJ Cole Collections you can change your baby wherever you are:

JJ Cole Changing Clutch

The sleek and slim JJ Cole Collections Changing Clutch ($29.95) is a stylish and compact little changing bag perfect for trendy mamas on the go. The Changing Clutch is big enough to hold all your nappy change necessities yet small enough to fit in your (matching!) baby bag, store it in your pram basket, hang it from the pram handle or even your wrist.

Changing Clutch

From the outside the Changing Clutch looks like a classy hand bag, no one would guess it’s actually an instant baby changing station. When opened up the clutch reveals a generous 48 x 71cm wipe clean change mat with a soft, padded headrest. The handy side pocket holds a few nappies and a wipes case, all you need for a nice day out. I LOVE that the side pocket is attached so it is always within hands reach and can’t slide away or fall down.

Changing ClutchesWhether you like neutral or bright colours, sweet florals or funky geometric prints, there is JJ Cole Changing Clutch that’s right for you. With its very pleasant $29.95 price tag the Changing Clutch makes a lovely gift for a new or expecting mama. There are currently 6 different designs to choose from matching the rest of the JJ Cole Collections range, how amazing would it be to collect the whole set?

JJ Cole Collections nappy bags and changing clutches are available at Baby Bunting and Toys’R’Us stores across Australia.

To find out more about JJ Cole Collections and to browse the range visit

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Jan 222014


Last week I wrote about a fragrant delivery from the cleaning experts at Dettol and it looks likes our house is not the only home with sticky messes and grubby floors, so many entries in our Dettol giveaway already! If you missed last week’s post you can read it here and enter the giveaway there, or take a shortcut and get your entries in below.

Dettol Kitchen Spray & WipesAs you know I was most excited about the Dettol Floor Cleaning System, with 4 young children who spend all day playing on the ground I really appreciate the quick and clean approach and it has definitely eased my worries about them coming in contact with nasty germs. However it appears there was another little gem hiding in the pack that I underestimated at first: the Dettol Power & Pure Multi Purpose Spray.

I am surprised by how often I am using this handy spray and I am still finding great new uses for it, it is quickly becoming my new cleaning favourite. Being a ‘multi purpose’ spray you can use the Dettol Power & Pure Multi Purpose Spray all around the house but as it is safe for food preparation surfaces I mainly use it in the kitchen. As a family of six we spend a lot of time there and there are always meals to be prepared or eaten which equals mess and lots of it.

Nothing like tomato sauce on a white high chair

Nothing like tomato sauce on a white high chair

Wipe off the kitchen bench and high chair after dinner, clean your stove after cooking, sanitise your cutting board after preparing food and shine up your draining area and sink; all it takes is a few sprays. If the grease is stubborn just leave it for a few minutes to activate and clean up later, this will save  you a lot of scrubbing. No harsh chemicals are left behind so there is no need to rinse afterwards.

No crying over spilt milk

No crying over spilt milk

I am sure you know what it is like, you open the fridge to quickly grab something only to find out that the bottle of milk or sticky ketchup has leaked all over your shelves. Cleaning up little fridge messes like that is easy, quick and hygenic with Dettol Power & Pure Multi Purpose Spray, it kills 99.9% of germs which is extremely important especially near your family’s food!

To find out more about Dettol, to browse the range and to learn all about keeping your home clean and healthy visit

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Jan 162014


Regular Hip little one readers will know that we’re currently in the middle of toilet training miss 3 and as you can probably imagine this is quite a messy adventure with some sticky surprises along the way. By now we have ditched the nappies completely (during the day) so there are many hasty runs to the bathroom. Unfortunately toilets and accidents come with their share of unwanted germs so the cleaning experts at Dettol sent me a box of Dettol cleaning products to help me keep a healthy home:

Dettol Prize Pack

A fresh and fragrant delivery from Dettol

Dettol Floor Cleaning SystemThe most exciting part of the delivery (for me) was the brand new Dettol Floor Cleaning System. The saying ‘Good things come in (relatively) small packages’ is definitely true for this nifty household gadget. On the outside it look like a simple box but inside you find all you need to get a clean floor in a flash: slide together the 4 pieces to create the handle of your Dettol Floor Cleaning System, click on the head, fold around one of the large Dettol Floor Wipes (15 pcs included) and you’re good to go.

When you have four little ones running around there is often need for a quick mopping but it’s not that easy, getting out that mop and bucket is one thing but actually finding the time to mop and then for the floor to dry without anyone walking and slipping on it is a different story. If your household is the same you will love the Dettol Floor Cleaning System as it is quick (to do and to dry), no buckets of water involved and it smells fantastic.

Dettol Floor Cleaning WipesA big plus point for me is that you use a clean wipe every time, unlike a mop which becomes rather unhygenic very quickly so you’re just mopping around those yucky germs. The Dettol Floor Wipes leave your floor shiny, remove sticky messes easily and most importantly kill 99.9% of germs including nasties like E.Coli and Staphylococcus. When you have little ones who spend a lot of time on the floor this offers great peace of mind.

I personally use the Dettol Floor Cleaning System for smaller surfaces that need immediate cleaning like after a spill or accident, eg. part of the kitchen, living room or hallway. To do a complete room you would probably need 2-3 wipes which is not very economical (to do every day) so if I want to do the whole kitchen I still leave the mopping until night time so it has time to dry. Overall I am very happy with the Dettol Floor Cleaning System and find it much easier, cleaner and convenient than a traditional mop.

Done? The wipe, and all those germs, go straight in the bin

Done? The wipe, and all those germs, go straight in the bin

Dettol Power & Pure Bathroom SprayTo tackle the inevitable mess that our little children make during their endless visits to the toilet and bathroom I have been using the Dettol Power & Pure Bathroom Spray. This spray is not only perfect for toilet seats but it also works a treat on bathroom sinks, counter tops and tiles (Oh the joys of little ones washing their hands every 15 minutes!). It smells really fresh and clean and does not require much elbow grease at all as stubborn soap scum is dissolved by a special Active Oxygen Formula.

Dettol Power & Pure products combine the best of both worlds: on the one hand they are strong and powerful, kill 99.9% of germs and cut through tough grease and dirt easily with the ‘magic’ Active Oxygen Formula and at the same time they do not leave a harsh chemical residue behind so they are safe to use on areas where your children play and live.

Dettol Kitchen Spray & WipesIn the same Power & Pure range you can also find the Dettol Power & Pure Multi Purpose Spray and Wipes, both are ideal for busy family kitchens and many other areas in your home. From kitchen bench to stove top and from splash back to oven door, everyday kitchen cleaning is now a lot easier as it doesn’t involve endless scrubbing and there is no need for wiping down afterwards.

When you share a house with six people there are some ‘high traffic’ places that really need a regular wipe down like doorknobs, bins, phones, it only takes a flash with these Dettol wipes and it will help prevent spreading germs around. Tip: The wipes are super convenient for camping or outside cooking and dining too!

If you would like some Dettol help to create a healthy home make sure you enter our giveaway below for your chance to win a fabulous Dettol Prize Pack containing all of the products featured above: The Dettol Floor Cleaning System, Dettol Floor Wipes Refill, Dettol Power & Pure Bathroom Spray, Dettol Power & Pure Kitchen Spray and Dettol Power & Pure Surface Wipes. Now that is sure to leave your home sparkling, shiny and healthy for the whole family to live and play in!

To find out more about Dettol, to browse the range and to learn all about keeping your home clean and healthy visit

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