Meet the awesome sponsors

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Jul 312012

Our amazing Christmas in July event wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for a bunch of very generous sponsors.

The following sponsors have donated the prizes for the Baby Girls Prize Pack:

About: Sustainababy is a one-stop eco parenting shop for parents who care about their child’s health and the world their children grow up in. It is also a fabulous place to learn about how your family can lead a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.

A Little Bit of Cheek
About: This great store is dedicated to little rockers who like standing out from the crowd. Owner and mum Raegan has a keen eye for alternative, funky kids products that are unique and edgy, boring is not part of her vocabulary.

About: Coccinella stocks the most gorgeous eco friendly toys and clothing from designers all over the world. If you are looking for a unique, high quality gift for a special little person you’ll have plenty of options in this great store.

Sticky Biz
About: So much thought goes into your child’s name, you can turn ordinary and plain into personal and unique with the personalised kids products from Sticky Biz. Your child’s name on wall art, labels, clothing, invitations and more, what’s in a name?

Nutrimetics with Jo
About: Nutrimetics products are enriched with skin loving Aprico Kernal Oil and more than 50 botanical extracts. The Nutrimetic range is perfect for nurturing your skin day after day and keeping it in optimal condition from youth to maturity.

Tilly & Otto
About: Australian label Tilly & Otto offers boutique style children’s clothing that stands out from the crowd. Beautiful, handcrafted pieces for boys and girls made with wonderful materials and gorgeous details.

Master & Miss
About: Master & Miss 100% certified organic cotton children’s clothing is designed and made right here in Australia. The range caters for boys and girls up to 5 years old, offering high quality clothing that is gentle on your child’s skin and the environment.

About: Qtoys owner and mum Cathy has a passion for fun, durable and educational toys that challenge little minds to discover and explore. Aside from the large range of toys Qtoys also manufactures high quality children’s furniture that is made to last.

Mini Sandcrabs
About: Mini Sandcrabs offers a fabulous range of UPF 50+ protective gear for little sandcrabs up to 6 years old. Australian kids love swimming and playing on the beach and thanks to Mini Sandcrabs you can rest assured that your little one is well protected.

Wean Meister
About: Storing homemade baby food was never this easy, no more fiddling with numerous pots and lids in all different shapes and sizes. The silicone Wean Meister Freezer Pod is BPA-free, bacteria resistant and holds 9 perfect portions that pop out easily.

Cherub Baby
About: Australian brand Cherub Baby offers parents a great range of safe, innovative, reliable and affordable baby products. All Cherub Baby products are carefully designed and BPA free so you can give your baby a healthy and safe start in life.

About: LeapFrog is known all around the world for its quality toys that are both fun and educational. LeapFrog toys and games help your baby, toddler and child discover and develop important math, reading, language and spelling skills in a fun way.

Oh My Giddy Aunt
About: A delightful treasurebox filled to the brim with beautiful keepsakes and personalised jewellery, if you want to surprise a special someone (no matter how young or old) you’ll find a unique gift here for sure.

Finlee and Me
About: Finlee and Me provides affordable, beautiful and creative products for babies, small children and mums. Playing, wearing, sleeping, feeding, decorating, traveling, changing, owner Angela has sourced the best products for modern Aussie parents.

Jul 302012

Baby Girls Prize Pack
Valued at $802.52

$50 Sustainababy gift voucher from Sustainababy
Rockabye Baby album ($29.95) of winner’s choice from A Little Bit Of Cheek
Ebulobo Anemone Cow Doll ($34.95) from Coccinella
Personalised Hoodie (Pink) (size 0 or 2, $39.95) from Sticky Biz
Nutri Rich Prize Pack ($106) from Nutrimetrics with Jo
Josie Skirt (Blue Roses) (size 0, $45) from Tilly & Otto
$100 Master & Miss gift voucher from Master & Miss (excludes cot blankets)
Snail Coat Rack ($12.95) from Qtoys
$50 Mini Sandcrabs gift voucher from Mini Sandcrabs
Wean Meister Freezer Pod (Coral Pink) ($19.95) from Wean Meister
Colour Change Natribottle Glass Bottle 240ml Twin Pack (Girls) ($29.95) from Cherub Baby
On The Go Baby Food Pouches 20-pack ($17.95) from Cherub Baby
LeapFrog Peek-a-Shoe Octopus ($54.99) from LeapFrog
LeapFrog Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout ($24.99) from LeapFrog
LeapFrog My Discovery House ($34.99) from LeapFrog
Rosie Rabbit or Peridot Pig Personalised Mug and Plate Set ($47.95 and $52.95) from Oh My Giddy Aunt
$50 Finlee and Me gift voucher from Finlee and Me

For your chance to win this amazing prize pack email your name, address and the answers to ALL of the questions below to with Baby Girls Prize Pack in the subject line.

1. Sustainababy
Name two wooden toys available at Sustainababy
2. A Little Bit Of Cheek
Which Rockabye Baby album would you like to win most?
3. Coccinella
Name your two favourite Ebulobo products available at Coccinella
4. Sticky Biz
Which personalised label design do you like most?
5. Nutrimetics with Jo
Name two products from the Nutrimetic Apricot range
6. Tilly & Otto
Name two Tilly & Otto designs
7. Master & Miss
Name two products from the Master & Miss range you really like
8. Qtoys
Name a piece of Qtoys children’s furniture
9. Mini Sandcrabs
Which Mini Sandcarbs product(s) would you choose if you were to be our lucky winner?
10. Wean Meister
Name the different colours the Wean Meister Freezer Pod is available in
11. Cherub Baby
Name one of the Cherub Baby Breastpumps
12. LeapFrog
Name a LeapFrog toy that features Scout, the green LeapFrog puppy
13. Oh My Giddy Aunt
What is the name of the green and yellow character in the personalised ceramics range?
14. Finlee and Me
Which item from the Baby Girls Clothing Collection do you really like?

By entering you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition ends August 30, 2012
  • Australian entries only
  • One entry per residential address allowed
  • You are allowed to enter once for each of the prize packs, however you can only win one
  • Winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries received
  • You will automatically be subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email, you can unsubscribe at any time
  • Prizes are sent out directly by the sponsors, Hip Little One is NOT responsible for lost, missing or unsent prizes
  • Hip Little One is not responsible for the Terms and Conditions of the gift vouchers, these are decided on by each sponsor individually
Jul 292012

While traveling and visiting family and friends I have received some lovely comments on my gr8x nappy bag, I love promoting all these great Australian businesses! In fact you can buy gr8x baby bags in The Netherlands too (as well as many other countries all over the world), you can safely say that gr8x is a big success.

In today’s Sunday Coffee we are sitting down with Caroline from gr8x for a quick chat about her ideal Sunday, her favourite gr8x design and what mums should look for in a new nappy bag.

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
Sunday mornings are usually spent with the family leisurely enjoying eggs parma or crumpets with honey (it is our one indulgent day of the week that we deviate from muesli or smoothies). In winter months, it is a soccer day and I love watching the boys! Then it’s a hot chocolate in front of an open fire with a good book or magazine and then watching a movie together.

Why did you start gr8x?
I started gr8x in 1998, with our flagship product, the Baby Traveller and then the company and brand just evolved. It actually wasn’t a conscious decision to start a company and become a business owner. It did suit me though as I had semi retired to start a family and then, ran the business around my two little boys, choosing to spend the most time with them that I could in their waking hours. The business then took on a life of its own, and grew to become a leading brand in Australia.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
We draw our inspiration from a myriad of things – styles and colours of the forthcoming season, with underlying functionality driving our designs and feedback from our customers. I have always loved handbags so I am very involved in the initial design stages.

What is your favourite gr8x design?
My favourite design changes with each season and I usually can’t wait until the bags arrive.
But seriously, I think my favourite so far, is the gr8x Alice Shoulder Bag ($169.95, black and black/cream) as it is so original and chic.

What are the features all mums should look for in a nappy bag?
Organisation is very important in a baby bag, like our ‘signature’ wipes pocket, which gives mums ease of access, which is very handy when you need them. I think quality is also very important, which our bags are renowned for, and of course, style – if a woman looks good, they feel good.

To find out more about gr8x, to browse the range and to order online visit

Discover space with LeapFrog Tag

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Jul 282012

If you have been following Hip little one for a while you might remember that I told you about the LeapFrog Tag and LeapFrog Tag Junior. The LeapFrog Tag system was developed to encourage an early love for reading in young children by bringing books to life with the Tag Stylus and Tag Book Pal. Kids all over the world have discovered Tag and new titles are being added to the Tag Library all the time (with the big toy sales on at the moment now is the time to grab some new Tag books and hide them in your gift cupboard). A very exciting addition to the Tag Library is the Tag Solar System Adventure Pack.

The LeapFrog Tag Solar System Adventure Pack does much more than bring words to life, it opens up the doors to the milky way. Designed for children aged 4-8 years old this funtastic Tag creation introduces children to the incredibly interesting mystery that is space, a concept that is hard to graps for little minds. With the Tag Stylus (sold separately) in hand children can go on a fun adventure exploring the huge 2-in-1 interactive Tag Solar System foldout map.

The map offers more than 40 activities and games through which children can learn solar system terms, planetary facts, relative size, distance of planets and planet fun facts. LeapFrog takes the boring out of studying facts and figures with fun games like the planet-hopping board game, you’ll wish all homework was available in the Tag Library. Three sheets of Tag-interactive stickers are included so kids can mark their journey through space.

The good thing about the LeapFrog Tag Solar System Adventure Pack is that it can be enjoyed by a child on its own but also by siblings or parents and children together. You’ll find that there is a lot to learn about space that you had forgotten about, thanks to LeapFrog you can learn it all over again with your child. As always parents can connect the Tag Reader to the online LeapFrog Learning Path to check on their child’s progress and achievements.

LeapFrog toys are available at leading retailers all over Australia, click here to find out where to buy your favourite LeapFrog products.

To find out more about the LeapFrog Tag Solar System Adventure Pack ($29.99) visit

Jul 272012

A plane trip to Europe is always going to be long and exhausting, even more so when you are traveling with three little ones. Luckily the oldest two were quite easy to entertain with movies, games and activity books but our littlest one is just a bit too young to enjoy that. She loved colouring, yummy snacks, playing with dolls and cars, more snacks, reading books, and did I say snacks? We brought two new books with us on the plane, the first one is this new Zoe and Beans release called Pants on the Moon.

In Zoe and Beans – Pants on the Moon the two lovable friends travel into space. It all started with Zoe hanging up her washing when all of a sudden a big gust of wind blows them high up into in the sky, along with the washing they fly past aeroplanes to the moon. You can image this was a great topic for our plane trip and the kids loved it, they were a little relieved though when Zoe and Beans made it safely back to earth (and we did too).

The Zoe and Beans range is written by talented father and daughter team Mick and Chloe Inkpen. Life is never boring for gorgeous girl Zoe and her loyal pet dog Beans, every day is another adventure. The illustrations are absolutely divine, you’ll fall in love with Zoe the moment you meet her. Although my youngest really enjoyed the pictures I think the books are most suitable for ages 3 and up. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the other Zoe and Beans books:

To find out more about Zoe and Beans – Pants on the Moon! ($26.99, published by Pan Macmillan) and to order your copy online visit

For your chance to win one of five copies of Zoe and Beans – Pants on the Moon!
visit and answer the following question: Name another Zoe and Beans title by Mick and Chloe Inkpen.

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends August 27, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

Check out the prizes

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Jul 262012

Let’s take a closer look at all the fabulous prizes that are part of our Christmas in July Mums prize pack.

For your chance to win enter the Christmas in July giveaway – Mums.

Dash Baby Change Bag
About: Perfect for a day out with baby: plenty of room for all your baby needs, easy to clean surface, change mat, long pram strap and even a matching ‘mini’ bag suitable for carrying nappies and wipes, make-up, money and other bits and pieces.
Value: $129.95

Tulip Bead Necklace and Bangle
About: Hip mums all over Australia have already added one (or more) of the trendy baby-safe Tulip Bead Necklaces and Bangles to their jewellery collection. There are loads of stylish colours available and our lucky winner gets to choose her favourites.
Value: $49.95

Stationery Prize Pack
About: Forget emails, invest a little bit of extra time and surprise your loved ones with a handwritten card or letter. This prize pack from eco-store Passionfroot has got it all: beautiful cards, a note book, write-in invitations, wrapping supplies and even a pencil case!
Value: $132.35

Busby Pure Tissue Oil
About: Busby Pure Tissue Oil is a clinically proven face and body oil, formulated to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, ageing skin and dehydrated skin. Rich in Vitamin E, avocado, grape seed and rose hip oils to nourish and revitalise skin.
Value: $17.95

Breo Curve
About: Mums are always short of time, rushing and running. Take a look at your brand new Breo Curve watch, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a few minutes to yourself. Of course you get to pick your favourite colour, which one would suit your wardrobe best?
Value: $39.99

Malc&Andi Bag (Pink)
The gorgeous Australian designed Malc&Andi handbags are perfect for hip mums, throw in all your goodies (don’t worry, there is lots of room) and enjoy your life! The leopard print lining is a cool reminder that 5% of all Malc&Andi sales go to animal charity.
Value: $79.95

Eternal Beauty Products Plump & Shine (Seduce)
A brand new bag does ask for some sorting so get rid of your old, sticky lippy and replace it with the Plump & Shine from Eternal Beauty Products. This shiny lipgloss in the shade ‘Seduce’ instantly and visibly plumps up the lips, hello there yummy mummy.
Value: $49

Eternal Beauty Products The Lift
We all dream of this when we wake up after another night of broken sleep and now you finally get to experience the excitement that is ‘The Lift’. Yay for this non surgical facelift that doesn’t leave you with scars and you don’t even have to leave the house.
Value: $235

Eternal Beauty Products Eyesential Under Eye Enhancer
You can throw out the teabags and cucumber (they didn’t work anyway), the Eyesential Under Eye Enhancer will help you deal with those puffy eyes and dark circles in just minutes, and ready you are for school drop off.
Value: $99

$50 Finlee and Me gift voucher
About: Finlee and Me is like a candy store, you won’t know where to look first when you visit this lovely store filled with beautiful and cool, practical and original, funky and fun products for babies, kids and even mums, yes you! What will you buy with your $50 gift voucher?
Value: $50

Sales & Savings – Week 30

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Jul 252012

Leafy Dreams Nursery Decals
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Shipping automatically deducted at checkout
When? Until July 26, 2012

Parents Like Us
What? 30% off storewide Christmas in July Sale
How? Enter the code ‘XMASJULY30’ at checkout
When? Until July 31, 2012

Rudy and the Dodo
What? Free calico tote/library bag with orders over $50
How? Free library bag will automatically be included in your order
When? Until July 27, 2012

Little Boo-Teek
25% off storewide Flash Sale
How? Enter the code ‘FLASH25’ at checkout
When? Until July 27, 2012

Eeni Meeni Miini Moh
What? Save up to 62% in End of Season Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts

Silver Cross
What? Silver Cross Fizz stroller now $129 (save 35%) + FREE travel bag valued at $29.95
How? Prices as marked (Travel bag automatically included)
When? Until further notice