Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baby Cot Sheet by Camilla Engman

We love Camilla Engman! Her work inspired Third Drawer Down to develop a collection of baby cot sheets which provide a new dimension to unique children’s bed linens. Traditionally, infant cot sheets feature dainty repeat all over patterns, whereas Third Drawer Down Infant Cot Sheets use large format imagery, providing visual stimulation for little ones from an early age.

Camilla Engman grew up in a small Swedish town named Trollhättan. This is where she began looking at life from a perspective that most of us see only momentarily, and just a few are able to record. Camilla practised her skills at the Dome Art School and later at the School of Design and Craft, Gothenburg University, where she acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree. Often through animals or people, Camilla’s pictures inspire their audience with a wide range of feelings. Her work has a knack of allowing you to grasp a notion without robbing you of your personal interpretation, regardless of whether it’s an acrylic painting, paper-on-paper or mixed media.

Third Drawer Down’s Infant Cot Sheets provide a unisex offering, for parents to be who wish to decorate the nursery before the arrival of their child. Due to a combination of Third Drawer Down’s commitment to quality and today’s discerning parents, Third Drawer Down Fitted Cot Sheets are produced from 100% of the finest single yarn cotton.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Valco Baby Rebel Q Ex Arctic

The all new Valco Baby Rebel Q Ex Arctic is not just a pretty face  - it combines practical features with contemporary good looks. 

The quick release reversible seat allows you to configure the Rebel Q so that your baby can face to or away from you and the telescopically adjustible handle will make pushing the Rebel Q as comfortable as it is effortless. 

The unique EX hood is now standard in the Rebel Q model and incorporates an additional panel which can be unzipped for even greater protection for your child. 

Test drive the Rebel Q and see for yourself what the fuss is all about.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kaloo 123 Musical Animal Mobile

Babies all over the world love Kaloo, and we do too! Kaloo’s gorgeous toys are designed in France and made from beautifully plush fabrics in bright colours that babies just adore. They’re soft and cuddly, and the perfect for companions for little ones that are growing up and discovering the world.

This beautiful 123 Musical Animal Mobile features a wooden frame that screws securely on to the side of your baby’s cot and hangs darling little animals over them as they fall asleep. These animals are colourful and comforting for baby, and the mobile even features a music box at the top that plays soft music to calm your baby when it’s nap time.

Apart from the fact that the Musical Animal Mobile is cute and colourful and so pretty, parents will love it for one more reason. It’s the perfect way to send baby to the land of nod for some much needed rest and quiet time!
Available from Peter's of Kensington

Friday, June 25, 2010

Car Travel with Kids...

"Are we there yet?" Now is the season for family holidays and car trips. Holly Davis for Homelife offers the following tips for traveling with kids...

Planning the route you will travel can alleviate any stress about getting lost on the way, and getting the vehicle checked for roadworthiness is also a good idea.

I pack our travelling drinks and food separately to picnic meals for easy access, and fill individual water bottles so we can see how much we are drinking and to avoid spillages. I also squeeze some lemon juice in each of our water bottles, as this makes the water taste more appealing to children and also helps counteract any nausea from motion sickness.

In cooler weather, it’s a good idea to heat several small thermos flasks with boiling water before filling them with warm soup or casseroles and hot drinks, as they stay hot longer if pre-warmed and unopened. On a cold day a roadside stop for soup and crusty bread or a warm stew is most welcome, and I don’t like to go too long without a hot cup of tea.

Beating boredom

To manage my own frustration at frequent cries of ‘are we nearly there?’ (which used to start at the end of our driveway) I let India know the length of the journey before we leave home. When she was too young to relate to time, I told her we would be travelling for one sleep, or until after dinner for example, which seemed to make a difference.

Dealing with boredom is another common problem. When children say they are bored, my response is: ‘Fantastic, what game will you invent now? Let me know when you have come up with something’. Children are incredibly imaginative when it comes to inventing new games that will interest them. Rather than give them toys and electronic gadgets, may I suggest you give them this chance to be bored, and let them create their own entertainment. A favourite game of ours is called ‘I went shopping and I bought…’ The idea is to keep adding items, and the next person must repeat the list exactly, before adding theirs.

Packed with goodness

What to eat and where to eat it are key factors when on the road. I believe plenty of variety is important; when packing meals, include lots of choices of healthy, nutritious foods with a smattering of treats and sweets. If you have more than one child it may be worth pre-packing individual paper bags of snacks for the car. Put their names on these to avoid confusion or give them a different colour each – this alleviates possible squabbles associated with sharing.

I like to give them little things they can pick at, and that take a while to eat. Spillages do happen, but a car is easily cleaned and it’s another good reason not to give them too much sticky stuff. Crackers, biscuits and a lot of starchy foods may cause constipation. So, if your kids will eat them, pack salads, vegetable dishes and wholegrain snacks, and keep biscuits, cakes and crackers as treats. Keep an eye on your children’s water intake, and carry a couple of litres a day for each person.

Sweet treats

Excess sugar, in all its forms and guises, is the enemy of happy travel and settled children. Treats are important though – find something they love, and you are happy to give them. I make biscuits, muffins and cakes, but have found something in a store-bought wrapper still has particular appeal. I buy a bar or two of the best-quality chocolate before we leave. I introduced my daughter to dark chocolate early on, as it has the least amount of sugar – and because I like it best. The trick is to keep it well under wraps, until I deem the time is right. On the freeway this is often just after a fuel stop. The chocolate lures young ones back to the car and away from the colourful temptations on offer at petrol stations and the like.

Motion sickness

It is the job of our inner ears to maintain our balance; they do so by organising information received from all our senses and relaying this to the brain. Motion sickness occurs when the eyes and ears send different signals, such as our eyes sensing movement while the inner ears register stillness.

Patience is a valuable virtue when it comes to travelling, and hopefully you will maintain your cool and arrive at your destination ready for a thoroughly fun-filled family affair and a well-deserved rest. Whether lush greenery or the sun, sand and the surf await you, or perhaps a dryer part of our sunburned land – wherever you go, may the return journey be a breeze.

For more tips and to read the full article visit Homelife.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cakes for Kids

In the new
ABC Book of Children’s Cakes you’ll find all your favourite ABC TV characters from In the Night Garden, Charlie & Lola, Play School, Bananas in Pyjamas, Shaun the Sheep, The Fairies, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina.

Celebrate birthdays, special occasions and even afternoon tea with these easy-to-make character cakes. Simple step-by-step instructions, templates and photographs will help you achieve great results at home. Recipes and designs for cupcakes also included.

Get cooking with your child and make tasty, healthy food with child nutrition expert, Annabel Karmel in the Mummy and Me Cookbook.

Cooking and eating together are great for encouraging kids to eat healthily! Annabel Karmel shows how you can create all kinds of lip-smacking finger food with your child that's good for them, too. Step-by-step photos show you (and them) exactly what to do and will help your child develop basic cookery skills: from weighing and counting to mixing and rolling, while you take care of the sharp knives and hot ovens.

From munchy oat bars and lettuce boats to perfect party treats, this is food that's yummy and good for any size tummy. Whatever you cook up, it will be as much fun to make as it will be to eat.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cooking for Kids...

Cooking for young ones can be tricky - you want the food to be healthy, full of essential nutrients and vitamins AND it needs to be tasty so that it will actually get eaten! Here are a few of our favourite cookbooks, for babies and older children... 

Making your own baby food is not only more economical than buying commercial brands - you can be sure that your baby has only the best-quality ingredients. Top 100 Baby Purees is an essential collection of Annabel's best ever purees features 100 quick and easy recipes that will make for a healthy and happy baby. From sweet and smooth apple, apricot, pear and vanilla, through savoury purees such as sweet potato with spinach and peas, to the autumnal delights of peach, pear and blueberry, all the recipes are suitable for babies aged 6 months and above, and are so tasty you will want to eat them yourself!

Remember the busy lives children used to lead - racing around garbage tins, playing energetic games of hide and seek and backyard cricket, spending long days at the pool. These physical activities were fun and they kept kids fit and healthy. Times have changed. Our children are glued to the newest technological tools or are lying down in front of televisions. Childhoold today is very different from that of the past - and childhood obesity has become an epidemic. 

Please Mum, Don't Supersize Me is an essential guide to a healthier, happier child.

It's packed with clear, straightforward information about healthy living for all the family: 

• the truth about 'puppy fat'
• how to find out if your child really is overweight
• how families can lose weight the safe way
• establishing healthy eating and exercise habits for life
• how to motivate and encourage your children
• setting achievable goals
• teaching your kids to enjoy eating healthy foods and being active.

Healthy children are happier children. As a parent, once you understand the fundamentals of good nutrition and physical exercise, you'll be able to guide your child to a healthy, happier life.

What's your favourite cookbook for kids? Or you most successful recipe?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Take Note Organiser Bundle at QueenBee

Introducing the Queen Bee bundles! Get both the 40 week+ Pregnancy Organiser AND the Birth to One Year planner for just $54.95 - a saving of over $14.95! Makes the perfect gift for any new mummy to be...

40 Week+ Pregnancy Organiser

An essential addition to your pregnancy library, this handy tool simplifies the process of preparing for a baby. Tabs provide quick access to checklists, forms, and questionnaires that help manage the details of pregnancy and baby’s first weeks at home. This journal- sized organizer fits perfectly in a handbag, making it the ideal companion for the many travels between nightstand, desk, and practitioner’s office. With space to answer questions about pregnancy and baby’s birth, 40 weeks+ ultimately becomes a record of the amazing journey into parenthood!

Product Features: 
• Detailed timeline and pregnancy calendar 
• Interview questions for obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians, nannies, and day care centers 
• Questions to formulate a birth plan 
• Practical baby shopping list for parents 
• Tips on saving time around the house 
• Midwives preparations and contact lists 
• Feeding and changing records 
• Helpful resources 
• Pocket for paperwork or keepsakes 
• and much more!

Birth to One Year Planner

With the ease of use and clean design of its bestselling predecessor, The Essential Baby Organizer picks up where The Essential Pregnancy Organizer left off, helping parents track the important details and memorable events of baby’s first year.

The Essential Baby Organizer provides plenty of pages to track baby’s feeding, sleeping, and diapering patterns — popular topics for parents, friends, caregivers, and pediatricians during the newborn months — along with useful benchmarks for what to expect as baby grows. Journal pages are sprinkled throughout the organizer, so even the busiest parents will capture every detail of infancy, including baby’s exciting “firsts”.

• Week-at-a-glance feeding, sleeping, and diapering charts 
• Baby well-check records
• Photo pages 
• Soothing techniques 
• Sleep guidelines 
• Developmental milestone chart
• Breastfeeding information • Suggested infant feeding guide from Earth’s Best 
• Interview questions for babysitters 
• First-aid guidelines from the American Red Cross 
• Convenient journal pages
• Helpful resources 
• Pocket for paperwork or keepsakes 
• and much more !

Visit Queen Bee

Monday, June 21, 2010

Enchanted Trees and Monster Couture Wall Stickers

If you haven't seen the gorgeous bean bags and room accessories by Australian Cocoon Couture, then have a look at this beautiful Enchanted Tree Wall Sticker.

The entire tree measures 200 x 200cm and contains:
• 36 enchanted leaves (15 clusters)
• 4 acorns
• 2 dreamy owls
• 1 sleepy owl
• 2 early birds
• 1 little foxy
• 2 flower stems

Cocoon Couture have released a new range of goodies for little monsters called Monster Couture - an exciting range of kids bean bags and back packs made from 100% cotton in a soft chunky cord.  The Wall Sticker Company is proud to be producing the 3 designs of wall stickers for Monster Couture.

Meet Monster Couture's Monsters designed in Australia and 100% approved by our kids and their fussy friends! Bat Star and Captain Shaggy are the first of their collection of kooky, spooky monsters and love to be enjoyed by children all around the world.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Winter Wonderland at Dreamworld

These school holidays it's going to snow on the Gold Coast! Bring the family as Dreamworld pumps out 10,000kgs of frozen fun each sunset to create a Winter Wonderland.

Ride the 4 lane, 40m long inflatable tube slide, toss snowballs, build snow monsters and shape your own snow angels in the Snow Playground.

Then end the evening with the brrr-illiant new Illuminate Light and Laser Spectacular ‘Aurora’ inspired by the great Southern Lights.

Illuminate is a multi-media Light & Laser Spectacular. A celebration of song and dance, guests will be entertained using high-powered lasers, oversized water screens, special effects, pyrotechnics, architectural lighting, surround-sound and digital image projection.

Dreamworld's Illuminate Winter Wonderland Light & Laser Spectacular is on from June 26 to July 16.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Personalised Gifts by Baby Stitch

We all want to give a baby gift that is unique, a baby gift that people will always remember. Having bubs name personalised on one of Baby Stitch's cuddly baby blankets that are super soft and luxurious will ensure that your baby gift will become a treasured keepsake. These baby blankets are a unique gift for any newborn, christening or birthday...

My Own Sleeptime Hamper

My Own Sleeptime Hamper is presented in an elegant white gloss box with ribbon and includes a complimentary baby gift card. My Own Sleeptime Hamper includes: 

• 1 x Personalised Mama and papas COT baby blanket Size 120 x 170cm.
• 1 x Mamas and papas soft toy pyjama case. Perfect to keep babys pjs in.
• Price includes all embroidery and comes beautifully gift boxed.

Pink Super Soft Cotton Baby Blanket

The Pink Super Soft Cotton Baby Blanket is a gorgeous gift for a little girl, sure to be treasured for life. It's also available in blue. It comes presented in an elegant white gloss box with ribbon and includes a complimentary baby gift card.

Nappy Cake Pretty Garden

This Pretty Garden nappy cake is presented in a clear cylinder box with ribbon and a gift card. It makes a great gift for a baby shower - practical and sweet! The Nappy Cake Pretty Garden includes:

• 1 x Large baby wrap 100% soft cotton (90x100cm).• 1 x Personalised large white muslin baby wrap 100% cotton (120x120cm).• 3 x Pair of baby socks.• 1 x Baby singlet sizes (ooo).• 2 x Baby bib.
• 20 x Newborn nappies

Visit Baby Stitch for more gift ideas

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Helping Your Baby To Sleep

In a groundbreaking book,
Helping Your Baby Sleep, Australian educators Anni Gethin and Beth Macgregor draw on international research into babies’ emotional and brain development to show that gentle sleep techniques are best for the babies. By contrast, they argue that the popular ‘controlled crying’ approach can be detrimental for children and their parents.

They state: ‘The stories parents tell about controlled crying are often truly shocking. Many babies are suffering extreme distress over many nights; it is common for parents to say that their babies ‘scream hysterically’ and ‘cry so hard that they vomit’. Even in the best case scenarios – where babies cry for relatively short periods – parents describe the breaking’ and ‘torture’. Controlled crying also frequently needs to be repeated once it’s initial effects wear off.

‘Babies are ill-equipped to cope with this amount of stress. The brain structures that help us cope with stress are built in the first years of life by sensitive and responsive parenting. This is why gentle techniques are so important and why controlled crying can be so harmful for babies.

‘It is completely normal for babies to need help to get to sleep, as the brain processes which allow them to go to sleep by themselves take time to develop.

Leaving a baby alone and awake will often cause her primitive survival mechanisms to kick in, causing her to cry and scream for the safety of her parents.

‘It is also normal for babies to wake up at night. Despite what parents are often told, there is no magic age at which a baby should be sleeping through. In fact, like walking and talking, the age at which babies which babies will naturally sleep through the night varies widely. This is thought to be because the brain mechanism that governs sleep matures at different ages for different children.

‘Depriving a baby of parental care and contact at bedtime does not teach a baby independence; instead he learns that his parents cannot be relied upon to provide comfort and reassurance and so gives up calling for help. This is why controlled crying risks damaging the most important bond of all for a child – one that grows from being able to trust and depend on his parents.

‘We also recognise that parents can suffer from sleep deprivation that comes with a very wakeful baby. This is why we offer advice on how to address problems which can increase wakefulness, and how parents can get much-needed support.’

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Modern Glamour at Queen Bee

Long gone are the days of having nothing to wear whilst pregnant, in fact in some countries it seems maternity fashion is leading the way over regular fashion trends! The new Cynthia Dress by Everly Grey is a stunning example of maternity chic - simply slips on over the head and voila - instant glamour!

We love this Dolman Sleeve Sweater by Maternal America. The light weight knit fabric is perfect for any season. As it gets colder you can add a fitted long sleeve tee or turtleneck underneath - looks great with skinny jeans or leggings! We adore the crochet detailing around the neckline and down the middle of the top

This super light weight Crochet Dress by Seraphine, made from 100% bamboo, is the perfect trans-seasonal piece. This finely knitted yarn feels like silk, soft and feminine to the touch and is made entirely from natural fibre which is a sustainable source and allows your skin to breathe more than any other natural fabric. Featuring delicate crocheted detail on the 3 buttoned bodice and crocheted trim on the 3/4 sleeves and hem, it teams perfectly with black leggings and ballet pumps for a great smart casual, comfortable look.

Visit Queen Bee

Friday, June 11, 2010

GoVinci by Benbat

Benbat has arrived in Australia! Benbat creates original products that are fun and innovative, specially designed to brighten the everyday activities of infants, toddlers and children everywhere.

One of the first products to be released is the GoVinci backpack. The “look what I made” one of a kind backpack celebrates self-expression. A clear outer display frame lets your child showcase their latest sketches, drawings and paintings and doubles as a solid stop and draw work surface. Just slide in your favourite creation of the day to show off to the world. 

Features include: 

• All in one backpack 
• Drawing table and mobile art display 
• Durable cover doubles as solid work surface 
• Ample storage for on-the-go essentials
• Safety reflectors on shoulder straps
• Available in three colours

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kids Party Games

We have had a look at Kids Parties this week, with checklists to help you organise the party, as well as fun recipes. Today we look at some favourite party games from Kids Spot!

Egg & Spoon Race

Number of Players: 4+
What You Need: Teaspoon; eggs - preferably hard boiled OR golf balls

Activity: A race of balance! Arrange all of the children at a start line with 1 egg and a teaspoon each. When you are ready to start the race, ask them to place the egg onto their spoon and then place the other arm behind their back. When you say go, the children will race - as fast as they can without the egg rolling out of the spoon - to the finish line. If the egg falls, that child goes out. Whoever crosses the finish line with their egg still balanced in their spoon and an arm behind their back wins.

Musical Chairs

Number of Players: 6+
What You Need: Music; enough chairs for each child

Activity: The chairs are set up in two rows back to back (one chair less than the number of players). The music is turned on, and the players walk around the chairs. When the music stops the players race to sit in the available chairs. The player left standing is taken out of the game. The players all stand again and a chair is removed. The music is started and the walk around the chairs begins again. This procedure is continued until only one person remains. This person is the winner.

Pass the Parcel

Number of Players: 6+
What You Need: Wrapping paper; tape; chocolate or small gifts; music

Activity: Wrap a bar of chocolate (or some other small gift), in a layer of wrapping paper. Now wrap it in another layer with a new bar of chocolate/gift and repeat until you have 9 or 10 layers (or however many children there are). Sit everyone in a circle and play a short snippet of music. When the music stops, the person holding the parcel removes ONE layer of wrapping and gets that treat. Repeat until the last layer of wrapping has been removed; restarting and then stopping the music each time. You can use different treats for each layer to add a bit of mystery and keep the children interested longer.

Back-to-Back Balloon Pop

Number of Players: 4+
What You Need: Balloons

Activity: Divide children into teams of two. Have the children line up back to back holding a balloon in between their backs. On your command have the children attempt to squeeze together and pop their balloon. The pair that pops their balloon first is the winner. If you do not want to have a specific winner, keep the game going until all pairs have popped their balloon. 

For more fun party games visit Kids Spot

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kids' Party Recipes

We have been featuring Kid's Birthday Parties this week, and what's a party without a cake! We love these cute Fairy Cakes from These Fairy Cakes work equally work as party food or as the birthday cake itself.

Makes 12


• 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour, sifted
• 1 cup (150g) plain flour, sifted
• 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
• 150g unsalted butter, softened
• 2/3 cup (165ml) milk
• 3 eggs
• Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 100s and 1000s, to coat
• 60g strawberry or raspberry jam, plus extra to serve
• 2/3 cup (165ml) thickened cream, whipped


• Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole cupcake pan with paper cases. Place the flours, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, zest and vanilla in a large bowl.

• Using electric beaters, beat on low speed for 30 seconds or until combined.

• Increase speed to high, then beat for 2 minutes or until the mixture is thick and the butter has been incorporated.

• Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.

• Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

• Place the 100s and 1000s on a plate.

• Warm the jam in the microwave until just melted. Cut a shallow round from the top of each cake, then halve the rounds.

• Brush each piece with jam, then coat in the 100s and 1000s. Place a dollop of whipped cream on each cake and sit 2 coated pieces in the cream to form wings. Finish with a little extra jam on top.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kids' Party Checklist

To help you to plan your next children's birthday bash, whether for a one year old or a 13 year old, The Bub Hub has put together a kids' party checklist to make it easier than whipping cream.

About 4-6 weeks before:

Your budget - work out how much you want to spend on the party before you do anything else and try your best to stick to it.

The date - most people like to have a party on a weekend, but if it is a busy party time of year, you may have to consider having it after school/preschool instead.

The time of your party - this will depend on the age of your child and their current sleep pattern (if applicable). For children under 8, a 2-hour party is usually long enough for both the children and the parents. For children aged 3 and under, you could even look at less time. And remember to check what your guests have planned and work in with that, if possible, eg sports or religious commitments.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Baby Shower Games

So, you've been put in charge of arranging the baby shower? You have decided on the venue, your guest list and food. All you need to do now is decide on is the games to play at the shower... The Bub Hub has put together this great list of games for baby showers...

To break the ice for guests and so everyone has a bit of fun, it is a good idea to plan a few games. When choosing your games, keep in mind the personality of the mum-to-be and the age range of guests. It is a good idea to mix up a good selection of written and active games, but also be mindful and have a few other games to fall back on as, depending on the crowd, some will work better than others.

Here is a list of inexpensive fun games you can do at a baby shower with just a little planning:

Baby - You give each guest a dummy with a ribbon attached as they arrive, then each guest wears a dummy around their neck if anyone is caught saying the word "baby" you have to take that persons dummy. The object of the game is to collect as many dummies as you can from the other guests.

Jelly Babies – You need to prepare this a day ahead. Simply put a jelly baby in an ice cube slot, fill with water and freeze. When your guests arrive and they have a drink ensure they all have a frozen jelly baby. The first guest whose ice melts is the winner.

The Price is Right – Get 8 baby products and each guest needs to guess how much each item costs. The guest who has the closest amount wins.

Change the Baby – You get a newborn baby-sized doll, some disposable nappies and a timer. Each guest will take off the nappy and put another one on using only one hand with their other behind their back. The fastest player is the winner.

You don’t really need to do many more than 4 games as guests will also want plenty of time for chatting. If you don’t have much time beforehand, you can buy
online books with baby shower games and baby bingo. There are great baby themed gifts and favours available, which will add some extra fun to the day!

The best thing you can do is just have fun and remember it is a beautiful time in a woman's life and everyone will enjoy sharing in it.

Visit The Bub Hub for more Baby Shower tips

Friday, June 4, 2010

New Travel Grobags

Flutterby Butterfly

Travelling just got even more exciting with Grobag’s four brand new stunning designs.

Safari So Good

A Grobag Baby Sleep Bag is great for bedtime as your little one can’t kick it off or wiggle under the covers. Travel Grobags have all the design features of the standard Grobag but with a two-way front zip and small Velcro slit in the back, so that a five-point harness can be fitted safely through the Grobag and can be secured closed when not in use. This ensures your baby or toddler is secure and comfortable in their car seat or pushchair. Introducing the four new travel Grobags: Geo, Gro-ing Places, Flutterby Butterfly, Safari So Good.


Gro-ing Places

Visit Grobag

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chicco Goodnight Stars

A night light is a great addition to a toddler's room, helping them to feel safe and secure in their room - especially if they tend to wake during the night. The Chicco Goodnight Stars is a cute and practical night light that your toddler will love! 

It features a projector and nightlight modes. The projector function creates magic stars with changing colors on the ceiling. The night light is a  glowing globe with changing colors, soothing and relaxing melody and sounds selection: Two classical melodies by Mozart and Rossini; Two new age melodies; sea and night gentle sounds. There are two play modes: manual and auto with timer - 12 minutes of continuous play.

Available at Babies Galore

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Free Give-Away - Hello Babe Bags

Hello Babe and The Bride's Diary® are giving you the chance to WIN one of fourteen Hello Babe Bags, valued at $19.95 each.

The funky re-useable Hello Babe Bags are packed full of products and information, from nappies, wipes, change mats, cups, magazines, breast pads, creams, post natal depression booklets, factsheets, emergency phone numbers, you name it, this bag has it... and so much more!

To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less why a Hello Babe Bag will help you with your pregnancy and parenthood! Please email your entry (including your name and mailing address) to with 'Competition – Hello Babe Bag' in the subject line. Entries close 9th July 2010.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What to Expect Before You're Expecting

What to Expect Before You're Expecting is a complete preconception plan - a step-by-step guide to making a baby, including preparing for conception, boosting your fertility, adjusting your lifestyle, timing sex for baby success, and more.

What to Expect Before You're Expecting includes practical advice, tips and strategies:

• Getting into tip-top baby-making shape
• Fertility-friendly eating
• Pinpointing ovulation
• Overcoming fertility bumps on the road to baby
• A journal to keep track of it all

Click on the link in the image above for a preview of What to Expect Before You're Expecting or visit Harper Collins