View Full Version : Mods' Gift Bag Reviews - From Mod Con
Earlier this year the moderating team of bubhub got together for a moderator conference. This meeting was held on the Gold Coast, and was a fantastic opportunity for us to all meet each other for the first time.
The conference was productive, with lots of team building activities, and discussions regarding how to make bubhub an even better forum!
While we were at the conference, Brad and Hilary presented us with a bag of wonderful goodies to test out and review (we were impressed, the bag of items was huge!)
This thread has the comments regarding each item/ site.
Thank you to all the different people who contributed to the moderator bags, they made the moderator conference just that bit more special!! :D
Buttermilk lotion, shampoo, nappy ointment- Burts Bees (http://www.burtsbees.com.au/)
cmd'smum - LOVED the burtsbees lotion, shampoo and nappy ointment! They smell devine! Will def be giving them another go!
Myztik - Another fan of Burts Bee's baby products :yes: The smell is lovely and they do not dry out my boys skin like a lot of other baby products.
Leeny - I loved these little lotions and shampoos. They smell great and the lotion doesn't feel greasy. Loved the little sample pack too, very attractive and eye catching!
SalTheGal - Love Love LOVE the nappy ointment!!! These products are divine, smell gorgeous, seem really gentle on the skin, and the ointment really works! Will be purchasing again for sure.
Izy- Have to say this is a new favourite product. A wash for sensitive skin that actually smells nice... and tear free to boot!
Biscotti - really love these products, thank you and they smell so nice :)
MummaFug - LOVE these products. Will def be purchasing these again
Mini kids wooden cooking utensils- Wholesome Productions (http://www.wholesomeproductions.com.au/)
katiesmum - Love these (though Katie uses them as toys mostly LOL). Gets her involved in cooking and makes her feel special having her own special kitchen things.
cmd'smum - These are a life saver! My girls love to bake with me, and these utensils are great for their little hands! I also love how one on the wooden spoons is similar to a spatula. I've actually been using this instead of my spatula as it scoops all the cake batter out of the bowl very effectively! :D
Kiwiana - I love love love these, well the kids do, they are perfect size for little hands, and the kids just love being just like mummy using the exactly same things,
Leeny - Loved these! Such a great product, my daughter will have a ton of fun helping me to bake with these. I like that the rolling pin isn't too heavy, its a perfect size for little hands.
SalTheGal - As someone with a little man here who adores helping me cook- these went down a massive treat! Perfect size for little hands, and he has found he can help me a lot more. The rolling pin has already made it into the Playdoh basket too!
Nic - the children love these, but they have taken them to the play kitchen.
Pegasus - my kids love these too - but along with others, they have migrated to the toy kitchen (and also into playdough kitchen)
Moorish- My nearly-3yo-son just adores being in the kitchen with me wearing his little apron, now he has his own pint-sized utensils too! We made muffins the other day and he had the biggest grin on his face when I gave him his own bowl and wooden spoon to use! I'm very impressed with these and will be making sure they stay in the kitchen and not in the toy box!
Biscotti - oh wow, these were a huge hit in this house with my 2 and 3 yr olds and even my 10 yr old was impressed - we use them nearly everyday, thank you!
Dash Nappy Wipe Clutch - Dash Baby (http://www.dashbaby.com.au/)
Noms- Loved it. Gorgeous, trendy colour, fits in my handbag easily. Looks a lot sleeker than the tackier huggies one I normally carry around in my handbag. Fits in a decent amount of wipes too, which is good when I have two bottoms to clean. Really can't fault it- it has been one of the best things out of the bag for me. :)
Bec - I like this one too although some of the colours/patterns are a little loud (eg animal prints, gold colours). It's very stylish but there is one design flaw, it doesn't neatly fit standard size wipes (eg huggies) so you have to fold them over.
kiwiana - I just love this case, its solid, comes in fab colours, holds a decent amount of wipes (even the thicker huggies wipes), The case is very easy to open, and its great for putting into your handbag, it doesn't look like a wipes case, so noone would know what it is in there
Nic - love it! Much nicer than the old plastic packet. One downside, it's a bit short and you have to fold the wipes up at the ends to fit them in.
Moorish - Perfect solution to a big problem I was having. As a mum of 5 young kiddies, I have wipes stashed everywhere! I've replaced the huggies slim container of wipes that I store in my glove box with the Dash Clutch. Apart from the fact that it doesn't quite hold a standard size baby wipe, they haven't seemed to dry up like they did in the huggies one. Super handy when I need clean, moist wipes for those in-car grubby messes!
Biscotti - oh how stylish, love this, thanks so much, looks great, doesn't look like a wipes case - I could use it as a going out clutch lol, very swish :)
Animalates for Kids DVD - Animalates (http://www.animalates.com.au/)
Jaq - My daughters, but particularly the elder one (5) loves her Animalates! She is very keen to follow the instructions precisely and likes all the different poses ... the animal theme is fun, but the point is very much replicating the postures. Little Miss 3, however, loves to pretend being an animal and Animalates is yet another entry point to her favourite pretend play!
SalTheGal- DS1 does Yoga at daycare, so he was soooo excited to be able to do it at home too! Very easy to follow, and the activities are perfect for kids. Lots of fun![
sam's mum - my kids love this DVD and keep asking if they can do their exercise!
pegasus - Kayleigh loves exercise dvd's of anykind, and loves the idea that these ones are kids ones (mum's invited to join sometimes). I'll be going out to get the full length ones...
Moorish - I have 3 girls aged 8, 6 & 4 and I'm surprised at how much they love to watch and participate as I thought it may be a little young for them. They do a few yoga-inspired activities in their daily PE at school so they feel like experts showing off to Animalates!
Tummy Tie (maternity wear) - Tummy Tie (http://www.tummytie.com)
Bec - As the only preg mod at the moment I'm probably the only source of feedback!!. These are a great idea however, unfortunately my thighs expand way too much to continue using my regular trousers :crying:
Veve- I wish I had heard of such a simple product when I was pregnant (I dont know why I wasn't told about them!!) such a wonderful way to expand (literally!) the life of your own clothes when you get pregnant! I will certainly ensure that my newly pregnant friends find out that this product is on the market!
Biscotti - brilliant idea :) Wish I had had one when I was pregnant, have passed on to my sil and I know she will love it. Thanks again :)
Nappy sacks, weaning spoon, Wiggles toddler & baby wipes - Nicepak
Izy- Weaning spoon- This is such a comfortable spoon to use. The shape is ideal for little mouths and allow you to effectively feed a little bit of food without wearing it. It's soft enough to prevent tears if bubba lunges, but firm enough to use for liquids.
cmd'smum - love the weaning spoon, great for when they are teething too, Leah enjoys sinking her teeth into it :P
Kiwiana - I absolutly love the spoon, its soft for bubs mouth, and easy for bubs to hold him/herself, I found the nappy sacks were wonderfull, slightly fragranced to discuise the yucky smells from the contents inside, The wiggles todder wipes are wonderfull, not too thick or thin, lightly scented, only downfall to the wipes, is that my toddler just wanted to use the whole pack at once, she loves the wiggles lol
Moorish - Weaning spoon is an absolute favourite and I've added mine to our ever-growing collection! It's great for my 12mth old as he's starting to learn to feed himself, he's also used it as a teether for his molars and have withstood the challenge, and my daughters love to take them to school for their yoghurt. The toddler wipes are a perfect addition to my handbag for those sticky little fingers.
Mummafug - Love the spoon. I've used the same kind for Bub 1 & 2 but will be purchasing some more of these for Bub 3. Its comfortable to hold and my DD loves to use it to feed herself.
Baby Shampoo/Wash - Dirty Baby (http://www.dirty-baby.com.au/products/shampoo.aspx)
Izy- I hate chemicals on my sons skin and so often only use water or expensive organics, but dirty baby gives us an affordable new option. It smells lovely, lathers well and is so gentle on his skin and the environment. The only problem will be keeping it for my son as my husband keeps pinching it. It's ideal for his psoriasis and allergies.
Myztik - As my bub is still quite young I am wary of using a lot of baby bath products on his skin but the Dirty Baby doesn't dry his skin out at all, smells gorgeous and a little bit goes a long way.
SalTheGal - This is lovely! It smells great, and is perfect for both my boys having a bath together- gentle enough for bubs skin, but it BUBBLES fantastically!!! So DS1 is happy too.... he had been getting sad that he couldn't have many bubbley baths anymore. A little bit definitely does go a long way too- so it lasts for ages!
Moorish - By far one of my most favourite baby products I've ever had the pleasure of using! Not only is it a great all-over wash, it lathers up well, a little goes a very long way and my bubby's hair smells simply divine when we curl up for snuggles after bath time. I dearly miss that newborn smell, but I'm in love with this replacement! It's definitely a product I'll be purchasing for myself and others.
Biscotti - we used this for the first time tonight and we loved it, really great product, smells divine and really bubbly and didn't irratate DD's skin, thanks so much for letting us try this out :)
Art & Craft Packs - Smarty Arty (http://www.smartyarty.com.au/)
Jaq - with two craft mad little girls in the house, the Smarty Arty packs were the most favourite, bestest, COOL item as far as the girls were concerned. Yesterday, we decorated wrapping paper for a birthday gift with the gorgeous fabric flowers (and glitter, of course). The beads and bells have been strung numerous times and are currently gracing both girls' doors as their "doorbells". Gorgeous idea, and I'll be seeking out Smarty Arty again to feed the craft monsters.
Leeny - With a daughter that could sit and do craft for hours on end, the bells pack we got has been fantastic! They sound so pretty, and my daughter loves stringing them together with the beads. They bright and colourful too which is great!
Veve- with two very hands on boys in this family - we are constantly on the look out for easy to do activities. We did the kit that had two sticks in it (instruments) and paints. The boys had a great time painting the sticks, and are very proud of the instrument they have 'made themselves'!
pegasus - My kids love the fact all the items were together - so easy set up and no excuses from mum that we don't have everything.
Mummafug - We are an arty family and this was a great pack to take with us on a weekend trip. Everything was in one pack and DS LOVED it.
Magnetic Piggy Bank Chart - Little Billies (http://www.littlebillies.net/)
Bec - James loves this. We don't actually use it as it's designed but he loves playing with all the piggies on the fridge, arranging them, counting them and making piggy sounds.
Myztik - My boys and I LOVE this. The whole concept is fantastic and it really has gotten my boys motivated.
Leeny - We love this item. With my daughter in prep this year, there's things at school that we try to steer her away from behavior wise, such as not doing certain things, like talking too much in class, or eating all her lunch at lunch time for example. We're actually using it as a reward chart of sorts to reward good behavior! We'll also be able to use it as a reward chart for chores around the house.. It's a great product.
SalTheGal - We had recently introduced money as a reward for DS when he does extra chores or is particularly good... so this has been a lot of fun to implement! We keep the extra 'coins' on our upright freezer- and the chart on the fridge... he is allowed to get his own coin when we tell him, and loves counting them out- then at the weekend we transfer them into real money. Its a great learning tool, and excellent incentive for him.
veve- We have just started using this product with my four year old - who is already working out ways that he can earn more "pigs' and what he can spend his money on. His table is now tidy, and there is no more fighting over him getting dress quickly enough in the morning. Time will tell as to whether this currency system will work with him for a long period of time, but at the moment I am loving it!!
Babylegs - Babes in Arms (http://www.babesinarms.com.au/)
Izy- These babylegs are so cute, practical and versatile. So far they have been both sleeves under a t-shirt as the weather cooled, and legs for a onsie. Having a chance to keep my sons legs warm while changing him is fantastic. To top it off they don't infringe on babies movement and best yet... they slide over socks to help keep them on.
V8 - The babylegs are my son's new favourite thing to wear, they are great as he's such a wriggler at nappy changing times so i don't have to worry about putting a nappy and pants on him, he's good to go with his little babylegs keeping him warm, and they are pretty cute to boot i reckon :)
Bec - I had some of these when James was still little but they need to come in larger sizes as they just slid down his legs to become ankle warmers. Great idea and they are lovely though - I just had an oversized baby.
Leeny - I love these babylegs, we got the perfect colour (pink of course) and my daughter loves them. They're a great addition to any outfit, and I love the colours they come in. I'd definitely buy more.
Moorish - Arguments are all this item has created in my home amongst my three daughters!! They each love them so much I've found them negotiating other shared items to see who gets to wear them! My youngest daughter (4) seems to get them the most and they're a fabulous compromise to wearing long sleeve nighties at night - she simply slips them on, pulls them up and insists that she'll now be warm enough! I seriously need to look at investing in more for my girls - and my two little boys haven't a hope of wearing them if I don't get them some too!
Biscotti - oh my, how good are these!! My two love these sooo much and share them by wearing one each lol - thanks so much, will buy more :goodvibes:
Swim Nappy - Konfidence Australia (http://www.konfidence.com.au/)
Kiwiana - I love these swim pants, they have a great rise, adjustable side snaps and valcro to fit from baby to toddler, the soft materal come in lots of fab colours, they are super quick drying as well, I highly recommend
V8 - The swim nappies are a great fit for my 2 year old. They dry easily and are perfect for swimming.
Bhadmin - I really like these particular swim nappies because they dry fast and the soft material never gives my child any rashes like other swim nappies can.
Biscotti - can't wait for Summer to try this out, gorgeous print and shape :thumbsup:
Wooden baby rattle - Entropy (http://www.entropy.com.au/)
Kiwiana - I love these rattles/toys, babies just love them, with the contrasting colours, bells and movement of the beads, these are definatly a hit with the babies around here
Myztik - Being a huge fan of wooden toys I was thrilled to get one of these. It clips onto the stroller or swing and the sound of the bell really captures bubs attention, not to mention the lovely bright colours and shapes.
SalTheGal - We got a gorgeous wooden 'ring' with a bell and little bits and bobs on it.... and its kept DS2 entertained the whole 1.5hr drive home from the airport- I have never found anything that has held his attention, its a fantastic product!
Manxie-We got a fantastic wooden bear with toothbrush and holder and an egg timer. DD1 loves it and was desperate to go and clean her teeth, what can I say anything that encourages her to clean her teeth for a decent amount of time is a winner in my book
Baby Bottom Balm - Nature Within (http://www.naturewithin.com.au/)
Jaq - my daughter has been suffering with very dry skin since the central heating has been turned on, and the Baby Bottom Balm has been smeared everywhere on her except her bottom, it seems! I am also using it on my dried out heels, and its working a treat!
Myztik - I'm loving this product as it is so versatile! I've used it not only on bubs bottom but on his dry skin and cradle cap with great results. Very pleased!
SalTheGal - Gorgeous rich thick creamy product, will be buying this one again!
Moorish - my 12mth old has suffered the most with nappy rash as a result of his constant teething so I'm always on the hunt for a good bottom cream. This balm has been wonderfully soothing, has a great consistency and is very versatile. My 3yo son tends to get very dry around his mouth and cheeks so I've been using a little on his face and I'm impressed with the improvement!
Biscotti - lovely lovely product, will buy this for sure :thumbsup:
Essentials Baby/Toddler Travel/Day Bag - Mums on the Run (http://mumsontherun.net.au/)
earthfairy ~ LOVE this pack! I ditched my old make up bag of stuff & have this stylish white pack in my bag now, I love that it come with all the mini stuff in it too. And it has the section on the side to hold a baby's bottle too which is very convenient.
The white pouch is stylish & would suit all mums I think - just looks like a nice make up bag.
Two thumbs up from me :)
Bec - This is without doubt my favourite item from the goody bag. It's stylish and there's obviously been a lot of thought gone into it. It's currently sitting in my car for emergency use.
Kiwiana - This has to be one of the best things I own, its small, compact, stylish, and fits a decent amount of items in it, Its ideal for putting in the glove box (which is where mine is currently) and great for just wipping out and putting in your pram or hand bag if your going on short trips and don't want to have to drag a nappy bag around
Myztik - possibly one of the best items out of the lot! It lives in the bottom of my pram and has been used nearly every day. The design is practical yet elegant and the little mini nappy cream, wipes and sanitizer are so so handy!
LCM - while I don't need a bag like this now - I was impressed with it's compact size and how practical it was. I was also super impressed with Mums on the Run - their whole concept and their accompanying letter was appealing and clear and I immediately thought, that is a name I won't forget and a brand I will recommend to others
Nic - Great idea ... it's in the car. I've replaced the nappy with a bigger one to fit my daughter, but it's perfect for those times i've just ducked out quickly and of course someone has made a deposit in the nappy and we are caught without nappies/wipes.
Manxie - Fantastic product this would have been perfect for my trip overseas last year. I could have kept it in the seat-pocket and refilled it as required from my bag in the overhead locker. Cant wait to go away again so that I can try it out. I am always on the lookout for products that make a 24hr plus flight easier and I think I may just have found a winner!
Moorish - FABULOUS!!! Awesome pack - beats anything I've ever put together! I was given a 2nd one at modcon and I'm very excited to be including it as part of a baby shower gift for a first time mum this coming weekend! I can see myself completely ditching my large nappy bag in the near future that takes up lots of room in the boot of my car, for this sleek, slim and stylish travel bag! Top product! Love the idea of purchasing re-fills from the website too!
Biscotti - oh I love this, great pack, stylish and practical, thanks so much :goodvibes:
Mummafug - What a great pack. Everything is so compact, yet still stylish. Easy to refill and fits perfecty in my stroller pocket
Be Brave Positive Reinforcement vouchers - Be Brave (http://www.bebrave.com.au/)
Leeny - I think these be brave books are a fantastic idea! I think the pictures are cute, and very child friendly. We've used the vouchers for things like when my daughter has been brave at school, and sat with someone else during carpet time that she doesn't usually sit with. My daughters had all her needles by the time we got this, but they'd be fantastic for trips do the dr for regular check-ups or vaccinations, or to even carry in your hand-bag to reward good behavior when out and about. I do wish that the book came with more blank vouchers so that I could choose the reward, the book only had 2 blank tickets so I would have loved if there were a few extras so that I could write extra special rewards for being extra brave. They're a great item, I'd definitely buy these for younger children that really do well with a lot of active encouragement and praising.
SalTheGal - These have been fantastic! We are really trying to use more positive re-inforcement in our house, and the options on these vouchers (eg: 1 play in the park, extra story at bedtime, stay up 15mins past bedtime) have been really popular. DS1 is probably just a bit too young to really implement them properly- he tends to forget he has them to redeem, but he loves the concept all the same, and gets soooo excited when we reward him with a voucher!
Moorish - I nearly crash-tackled Brad when he went to swap the voucher book he'd given me as a spot prize for a different prize! I'd taken a good look at the vouchers and instantly fell in love with them! I have 5 kiddies aged 8 and under, and these have been a God-send as they thrive on the positive affirmation of a certain task they've undertaken. I too would love to see a few more blank vouchers included, however my 3 eldest have really gotten on board and love collecting their vouchers and displaying them to show their achievements!
Glass drinking straw - Baby Grow Safe (http://www.babygrowsafe.com.au/)
veve- I love this straw, and I use it almost daily now. It is wide enough that it is easy enough to rinse properly (unlike the usual skinny plastic straws) and it is strong enough to stir a drink really well. I haven't let the kids use it yet- I'm a little wary of giving them glass - but I'm certain that my four year old would be safe enough with it.
cmd'smum - Love it!! No more yucky plastic straws, the girls love it too! :D
Leeny - These are great! I love the little touch of colour on the top. They can be either funky, or sophisticated and they're a breeze to wash.. I'll definitely be buying more so that I have a set!
Moorish - to be perfectly honest I've claimed this as my own! :p Red is my favourite colour and mine has that in it's detailing! I'm wary of letting the younger kids use it as I'm worried about them chomping down and breaking it, however I'm inclined to buy myself a set and use them with my cocktails!
Biscotti - oh how beautiful, I love this and have also claimed for me:goodvibes: thank you :)
Clip N Stay Baby Blanket - Clip N Stay (http://www.clipnstay.com.au/)
Noms- I thought these were a brilliant idea. My boys were a little too old for them though, so I (reluctantly) gave them as a present to a friend of mine who recently had prem twins. She loves them and has told me they really come in handy, esp seeing as it is winter and with them being so small she worries about them getting cold, so having the clips on the blanket gives her that extra peace of mind.
And I have to add- they are so gorgeously soft and cuddly, I really do wish my boys were smaller and able to make better use out of them. :)
V8 - These were the talk of a party i went to recently, i was carrying my friends baby in a carrier and it was quite cold, so i hooked the soft blanket over the carrier and kept her little man warm, it was fantastic and i got lots of compliments on how great they are.
Biscotti - brilliant idea, I love it. I thought my two yr old was too old for it but she had other ideas and it's clipped to her carseat and she adores it, great product, love the colour and the whole concept :)
Kiwiana - I just love this blanket, and so does my 2 year old, its ideal for putting over bubs/toddler in the pram or carseat, especially if the baby/toddler loves kicking of blankets, no more having to stop every 5 seconds while pushing the pram to adjust/pickup the blanket. Its a really snuggley blanket, so soft,
Myztik - I love this blanket! I use it on the pram, when carrying bub in the sling, on the bouncer, the carseat, anywhere I can! It is fantastic to clip over the pram if bubs is asleep and I want to keep the sun off him.
Leeny - These are such a fantastic idea, and I'm so pleased we have one. Even though my daughter is 5, we still keep it in the car for night times and cold mornings. My daughter used to cry and carry on for my jumper or something else to be put over her legs, especially if we were out late at night and had to hop into an old car. I love that this clips right to the side of the seat so I don't have to worry about it falling onto the floor and getting dirty, or lost. I'll definitely be keeping it in case I ever have another baby! It'd be great to use in a pram too.
Moorish - by FAR my most favourite item in our modcon gift bag!! I'm so impressed with this blanket and I keep it in the car clipped to the car seat. It's so cold at the moment and comes in handy for the early morning school runs and when my 12mth old drops off for a nap while we're on the go. He adores being snuggled up under it and I wish I had one in my size to curl up under on the couch! I've sung it's praises to all of my friends and will be buying a few for friends who are currently pregnant. I would love to see it come in a soft baby yellow colour or perhaps even a snow white blanket so I could purchase and give as a gift at baby showers where the parents don't know the gender of their baby. The other colours are a bit too gender specific. Still, I will be recommending this to all my friends and I'll be using mine for as long as I can!
Mummafug - Why did I not have one of these ??? This would have been PERFECT when I had DD. Am looking forward to using in winter and it will be great for the new bub. A great invention !!
Eco-friendly Sandwich wrap - 4 My Earth (http://www.4myearth.com.au/store/)
Xkwzit- I have been looking for an alternative to plastic wrap for some time and these sandwich wraps are great. Easy to use and easy to clean and are absolutely food safe, unlike some other food wraps that you'll find elsewhere. Love this one and will be getting it some mates as well.
Kiwiana - My 5 year old just loves this, it fits a decient size sammie in it, doesn't dry the bread out, easily washable, and great for the environment as you don't throw it out, no more using plastic zip bags or cling wrap
Leeny - These sandwich wraps are great. I was always quite skeptical about these of if the bread would stay fresh rather then drying out, but they work well and are easy to wash. I love that it's big enough to use for a wrap as well as a sandwich!
cmd'smum- This is an awesome product!! No more annoying cling wrap that srunches up and gets thrown out half the time when trying to wrap a sandwich, and of course wonderful for the environment!! Easy to clean too!
pegasus - my son absolutely loves this - and I need to get one for Kayleigh. I too was sceptical about whether the bread would dry out - but works really well.
Manxie - I have been admiring these for a while and I am thrilled to have received one. My almost five year old loves it and so do I. I am so glad that I don't have to wrap her lunch in plastic any more, not only from an environmental point of view but also from a health one (also worried that the bread might absorb some nasties from the plastic). Easy to use, easy to clean and "different" fantastic
Biscotti - brilliant - have used it for a week at my daughter's Montessori plastic wrap free preschool and it is a huge success - will have to buy another one for miss 2, thanks for a great product :goodvibes:
Mummafug - I have wanted one of these for a long time. I think its fantastic.
Eco-disposable nappy with biodegradable nappy bag and nappy liner - Natures Child (http://www.natureschild.com.au/)
Myztik - I use cloth nappies at home but when out and about will use disposables so am happy to find a biodegradable nappy and nappy bags :thumbsup: It seemed to have just as good absorbancy as any other disposable I have tried and a nice snug fit on my Buddha boy.
Bhadmin - I try to keep my child's environment as healthy and non-toxic as possible. These eco nappies are made from plant based materials and have no bad chemicals in them. They don't react with my child's sensitive skin so I was really impressed.
Veve- I have always been a cloth nappy user (MCN addict here) - but its nice to know that there are BETTER options out there for disposible users. I have several friends who are pregnant at the moment, and who are not interested in using cloth, so I will be suggesting that they head to this website to check out the more biodegradable options.
Butterfly key ring watch & $20 voucher - Jeanie B Gifts & Homewares (http://www.jeanieb.com.au/gifts/watch-keyring-coral-glitter-butterfly-p-188.html?osCsid=de08b3e94cf6bd6b2975520ca406ae42)
Veve- I haven't had much use for the pretty butterfly key ring as yet, but I just have to comment regarding the customer service that I received when ordering from the JeanieB website. Alicen was very quick with her communciation, extremely helpful when I needed assistance with my order, and she even did a quick follow up telephone call when there was an issue with the order that was done. I was very pleased with not only the service that I received, but also the speed with which I received my order and I would not hesitate in recommending her website to other mums.
I also noted that on her website, if you put something in your check out trolley .. it STAYS there till you take it out, unlike other sites where products time out etc. As a busy mum who is often taken away from the computer I appreciated this feature.
Katiesmum - I havent been to the site yet, but loved the butterfly key ring. I actually have attached it to my handbag as I am always forgetting my watch. Is awesome.
Bec - I love this, I have it on my keyring because I don't like wearing a watch. James loves to play with it too.
Jaq - my absolutest favouritest new lifesaver. I rarely remember to wear a watch and sometimes leave my bag at home when taking the girls to school, so a little watch on my keyring - perfect! It has been used on a near daily basis, and the fact that it is GORGEOUS is just icing on the cake.
LCM- love this for my keyring as it's cute and functional and ideal for those times I don't wear watches and don't have time to shuffle around in the depths of my handbag for my mobile to check the time. Good for entertaining small children too and matches the other pink things on my keyring
Leeny - Love these. I've always thought the concept was a good idea, but has never actually purchased one. It's practical, not to mention pretty! It can stick it onto my handbag, or straight onto my keys if I want and I'll never be without the time.. Great for if I forget to put my watch back on!
Nic - wonderful idea ... I love it and I think it would make a perfect gift idea too. As others have said, pretty and practical.
Moorish - LOVE mine!! My watch has been broken for too long now and my phone is always in my bag so I've hooked this on my handbag so I can always check the time! My girls love it so much I'll have to get them some with my voucher!
Biscotti - Love love the the butterfly keyring, it's now a permanent fixture on my keys and Iuse it everyday :) I used the voucher this week and ordered the M-Cups which were on my doorstep almost immediately! Super fast postage and excellent customer service, the best I have ever seen after years of shopping online. Alicen really goes the extra mile to make sure you are happy. Thanks Alicen too for the little extra :goodvibes:. Am recommending Jeanie B to all my friends! Loved the M Cups too btw, how cute are these!!
Cotton Non-Slip Sole Baby Socks - Rainbow Junior (http://www.rainbowjunior.com.au/)
cmd'smum - These are really cool! Leah has just started walking so the non slip sole is fantastic as we have tiles throughout our house! The fabric is so soft too![/COLOR]
Kiwiana - I found these to be wonderfull, great for the learner walker, they keeps their toes warm, and are suitable to wear while walking on tiles/wooden floors etc,
Myztik - I think these socks are gorgeous! The colours are just adorable and the little print on the bottom is just too cute. Having hard floors throughout my entire house I imagine they will stop lots of slips and slides when bub is first learning to walk.
LCM - I thought these were gorgeous and passed them to a friend with a baby boy - she raves about the non slip grips as he's pulling himself up a lot now
Nic - love non slip socks and they were put to use straight away ... very cute.
Baby Love Music Fun DVD - Baby Love Music Fun (http://babylovemusicfun.blogspot.com/)
Izy- I only just played this tonight and I think I enjoyed it even more than my son did! This is going to be a regular on our playlist at home, and in the car!
Bhadmin - I'm all for music for babies. I think it really stimulates my kids, and their little faces light up when play this DVD. :):)
Veve- My boys have a small stereo in their room, and they love to listen to music when they are in their beds. I am rather tired of listening to the same songs (especially licenced stuff like mickey mouse and wiggles) so it was REALLY nice to put something on that was different - and this CD was a hit with the boys too!
Comforting Massage Oil - [A'kin] Baby (http://www.purist.com/category.php?category=54)
Myztik - I have been giving my 3mnth old a baby massage after his bath of an evening using the massage oil. The scent is lovely and it is a nice light oil. His skin looks and feels lovely afterwards and he seems to thoroughly enjoy it.
LCM - as a masseur I like this oil. While I haven't a baby to massage with it, I tried it out on a family member and found it easy to massage with, I found the scent really appealing and I like that it it paraben and sulfate free. I didn't get any complaints from the person I used it on either!
Snacker Catcher - Travelling with Children (http://www.travellingwithchildren.com.au)
Bhadmin - Yeah look, this little invention is simple but let me say its really really effective. The Snakker Catcher doesn't actually 'catch' food, it attaches to the food, so that when food inevitably gets dropped from baby's hand, it doesn't go on the floor and stays within reach. In my experience, I attached a piece of bagel to the thing and it worked just like expected - no wasted food falling on the floor.
Veve- such a simple and effective idea! I love the fact that this product limits the amount of food that can be dropped, which keeps my car just that little bit cleaner! Both of my boys love the novelty of this and I should imagine that it would be wonderful to use as a mum of a new baby too!!
Hair Clips - Meisa (http://www.meisa.com.au/)
earthfairy~ Of course being a girly girl I was super excited when I saw these clips in the bag! I got lovely red & black ones which I adore! I dress Poppy against the grain a bit & love putting her in funky colours like black so these clips go with loads of her outfits.
They clip in great & stay put.
Katiesmum - Katie loves these clips. And Nel game me hers as well, so Kate was wrapped at 2 sets :D They are not super girly, but are pretty and go with everything so are great
cmd'smum - These are soo groovy!
Jaq - I managed to score yellow clips for Sofia - she's the yellow girl and crowed with delight, and pink and black ones for Annika. And then a gorgeous hair tie with lovely Russian dolls which is officially "shared" hair stuff ... I suspect I'll be going hunting at Meisa for birthday presents as this stuff is girly and gorgeous and so not run-of-the-mill.
pegasus -Kayleigh absolutely loves any pretty hair clips -although her hair is to fine for most, (so I've snagged for a bit...)
Moorish - GORGEOUS!!! Some of the most well designed and constructed clips I've ever used! With 3 little girls all with completely different hair, I was surprised to find that no only did they stay put in my eldest's thick hair, but also my middle girl with super fine hair, as well as my 4yo who still has rather baby wisps. However the hardest part for the girls is getting the clips off their mother! ;)
You Sexy Mother book - yousexymother.com.au (http://www.yousexymother.com.au/)
earthfairy~ I had been looking at this book for aaaaages & was so happy it was in our gift bags. I have it on my bedside table & read a page or two every night. There are wonderful quotes & affirmations throughout the whole book - and you all know how much i love my quotes :D
Would be a great present for a new mum or just one of your mum friends who needs a pick me up.
Gorgeous book :)
LCM - I thought this was one of the best ideas ever when I saw it. It is so positive and more women need to take the time to reflect on where they are at and their thoughts and views and goals and plans. It doesn't take long to do a couple of questions and then gives a mum time to think on the questions in poses in the following days. It also helps a woman think beyond what she is told she should feel like or act like as a mum. Too often we don't take the time to reflect and think deeper. It is absolutely brilliant and can apply and many stages of motherhood. I actually think the title might give the wrong impression of the actual depth of the book. Ten out of ten.
SalTheGal - This is such a lovely book! I love that I can pick it up anytime and just turn to a page and read.... big fan of positive affirmations here, and its so nice to remind yourself sometimes that being a mother is a pretty amazing job!
Baby powder and mum products - Curash (http://www.curash.com.au/)
Veve- I love curash powder, and we do not use any other powder in this house anymore. It has a better consistency than most baby powders, and is a fantastic product to use when you are trying to prevent nappy rash. The curash powder has such a fresh clean smell, and I love how soft skin feels once its applied (its so nice to sprinkle on a baby's tummy after a bath!)I would give this powder in a hamper to any mum-to-be
Kiwiana - I love Curash baby powder, it smells lovely, fresh and clean, its a light powder, so much easier to spread around than other baby powders, I found this powder wonderfull when my littlies had the beginnings of a nappy rash starting, I would put a light covering of powder over their bottoms, and the rash would get better without the use of any creams, I definatly recommend this powder
Moorish - I'd never used Curash powder before and was pleasantly surprised at the results it had on my baby's bottom. He suffers from nappy rash terribly due to his furious teething and I've found since using Curash baby powder, I've reduced the need for other barrier creams as I find it literally aids in the healing process. I'm converted and I've bought another 2 bottles (??) of it since for around the house.
Learn to Drink Cup - MAM Baby (http://www.mambaby.com/?websiteLang=en&CountrySelect=au)
earthfairy~ Poppy has been using this drink cup even though its for a younger age group. I like the shape, the teat is good & easy to clean which for mums is a MUST!. She seems to like it too now, preferring it over another cup we offer her.
V8 - My son loved this new cup, easy to use and clean. Definately his now favourite cup.
LCM - I've put this aside for any future grandchildren!
Nic - Bree has put this to great use, only downside is the spout is very soft and looked very chewed after the first use
Manxie- My daughter 21 months loves this cup. She has gone from being a toddler who hardly ever drank her milk to actually coming and asking me for more in "my cup!" Easy to clean and a perfect size for little hands Thumbs up
Opening Doors Songs for Kids DVD - Cool 4 Kids (http://www.cool4kids.com.au/)
SalTheGal - Nice boppy songs, that had DS1 grooving along! Easy lyrics that you can sing along to as well!
veve- so nice to find something that the children LIKE to watch, other than Dora or Wiggles!! The DVD is easy to watch, (quite captivating really) and the energy is really contagious.
pegasus - Kayleigh loves to sing to this one
bhadmin - Here's a kids DVD that my kids like to watch for more than 20 minutes (that's a bit of an achievement in my household). Tony Genovese the main artist really knows how to keep kids' attention. He's just plain fun to watch! :)
Helping your Anxious Child book and kids story book - John Reed Books (http://www.johnreedbooks.com.au/)
Jaq - I don't have an anxious child as such, but I do have a very intense child who has anxious tendencies around certain issues. I am reading this book to find some strategies to help her relax and let go thing that are bothering her, and am finding it very useful. The fiction book is still a little old for my daughter, but I like the fact it is a historical novel, and reality based rather than fantastical, as there simply isn't enough of this type of book around.
Sam's mum - I have an anxious child and I am looking forward to trially some of the techniques provided in the book.
pegasus -I was happy to recieve this one (Aiden can be very anxious). I haven't read it cover to cover, but will be trying some of the techniques. As for the other one - a bit old for K at the moment, but after reading the details of the storyline, think it will be good reading when she gets a bit older.
Veve- The boys were quite excited to get another Hairy Maclary book for their collect- as they always enjoy reading (and re reading and re reading) this line of books. I love books that flow nicely, and that are repetitive enough for children to remember the words. We love Hairy :)
Butterfly Book Mark and Discount Voucher - Wish Upon a Star Gifts (http://www.wishuponastargifts.com.au/)
Kiwiana - I just love this bookmark, its very stylie, even the kids wanted to use it, its a wonderfull gift to give to someone, I definatly recommend having a look at her website, so many fab things on there
Myztik - I adore this bookmark, it is just so pretty! Although my 3yr old seems to be obsessed with yanking the tassel so I lose my page :p
SalTheGal - Love the bookmark! Its being used right now, and I feel very fancy replacing my usual sheet of scrap paper!! I haven't used my voucher yet- but the website has so many gorgeous products.... I have spent ages there browsing- so much I want to buy!!
Moorish - I'm so thankful to have been given an extra one of these at modcon as my two eldest bookworms are completely in love with them! We were just about to make and laminate some bookmarks when I came home with these. They're a very affordable gift and absolutely stunning, I'll definitely be purchasing a few to keep as gifts for my girls' friends!
cmd'smum Such a gorgeous book mark, best thing is, it's durable and can be used for many years of reading :D
Manxie-Fantastic website. I have been looking everywhere for ballerina themed products for my five year olds birthday and now I've finally found them. I am going to be getting everything from party invites to loot bags and stickers. Even better news is that their products are really good value, $2 for twenty party invites. Fantastic. There is a huge selection on this site including wedding and christening gifts and lots, lots more. A winner for a mum with two young kids who can no longer browse the shops to make gifts or party purchases.
Journal Book /Diary - Minimink (http://www.minimink.com.au)
Izy - A beautiful and practical journal. Lovely thick paper so the ink doesn't run, and the elastic to hold it together makes all the difference. A wonderful form of therapy with a new baby, and a fantastic keepsake.
Bhadmin - Before I got this journal I was thinking maybe I should be blogging my parenting or something - but once I got this I thought it would just easier to handwrite things. I write little notes about what my child is up to or any milestones. Last week I started writing down how many times she had asked for a biscuit in one day - that's something silly I know but I kinda thought that these types of small things will be lost to my memory eventually, and a journal will be the best place for them.
Veve- such an attractive journal, I'm almost too scared to write in it, it seems so pretty and perfect. I'm not sure what I will use this journal for, but I have put it aside for ME! Its not often that Mums get something for themselves, and I'm looking forward to some quiet reflection time.
All in a great big shopping/beach bag from Shop Girl (http://www.shopgirl.com.au)
Veve - I love this bag - I love its toughness, its size and the mesh base. We are already using it as the swimming bag for the kid's weekly swimming lesson as it is easy big enough to carry the two towels, changes of clothes, drink bottles and other bits and pieces. We will definitely be taking this bag with us to the beach as I loathe sand, and I'm looking forward to getting home to be able to unpack a bag that is NOT full of sand, due to the practical mesh base. [/COLOR]
Kiwiana - I just love this bag, its large, sturdy, thick materal, mesh bottom (Ideal for taking to the beach, all the sand falls out). we use it to take to the beach mostly, fits all 5 towels, spare clothes, and beach toys in it, wonderfull, no more having to take a handfull of full bags to the beach with me, I only use the one now
V8 - This bag has so many uses, i love it! Today we used it to go to a BBQ and it carried all the bbq tools, bowls, chips, and everything we needed for the BBQ. Perfect for entertaining meant we didn't need to make several trips back and forth to the car or have to carry multiple bags. Have recommended it to my friends, i love it.
Nic - this is now our beach bag, as all the sand can be left at the beach instead of in the bottom of our bag :)
Moorish - Fantastic bag! Excellent quality and generous size makes this the ideal bag for carting items for outtings and picnics. Can hold my 3x3 meter picnic rug making it quick and easy to pack it up and store it when we get home.
Bamboo Face Washer - Nappies Covered (http://www.nappiescovered.com.au)
earthfairy~ ooooooo I LOVE this facewasher...it's so soft & seems like its more gentle on Poppy's soft face than normal face washers....it's the first time Ive used bamboo anything, but im sold!
Kiwiana - This is my favourite facewasher, its so soft to use, great for even the most delicate of skin, and its a perfect size for adults and babies,
SalTheGal - This is being used to death here! It is soooo lusciously soft, I want more!!
sam's mum - this is the softest washer that I have felt for a very long time.
Moorish - I'm sold! Whenever I go to my facewasher pile I always try and grab this one for using on little hands and faces. It's super soft and very luxurious to use. Might just have to grab a few more and keep some aside to pass on to friends!
Organic Moisturiser for Babies - Binda Baby (http://www.bindababyessentials.com)
V8 - This moisturiser is nice and thick and doesn't have any perfumy smells, it's very good for my son's sensitive skin and he loves having moisturiser put on him, which is great since the weather is getting cooler and his skin is a little dry. He also has allergies so i have to be careful what products i use, but as they are all natural ingredients, i know they are safe for him.
Bhadmin - I have to confess, I personally use this moisturiser too (not just for my child.) I am into pure and natural scent free products and have pretty dry skin so I use this at night while I sleep. Its got a nice consistancy and absorbs easily.
Veve- I'm hopeless at remembering to moisturise my hands regularly, so I'm often in the car/ shopping etc when I realise how dry they are. I've added this gorgeous cream to my handbag, so I can use it whenever I'm out and about, and its nice to know that its safe to use on the children when their skin gets dry in winter etc. I love this product!
Training Chopsticks - Edison Chopsticks (http://www.edisonchopsticks.com.au)
veve- We love these chopsticks in our house. We eat a lot of noodles/ pasta and I"ve found that one of the great ways to get our kids to eat just that bit more (especially if there are vegetables in with the noodles :D) is to use chopsticks. Untill I found these chopsticks, we had lots of frustration at the dinner table. My four year old and two year old tried the 'training chopsticks' that are sold at homewares shops, but they are still too hard to hold when you are so young. These chopsticks have grips to put your fingers IN so they are easy to hold and use, with far less frustration. There were squeals of glee when the kids discovered that they could use these without dreaded 'help' from the grown ups. note - these chopsticks come and right and left handed packs, which is great for the little kids who are lefthanders :)
Katiesmum - love love love these!!!. A great way to get Katie to eat ANYTHING at all is to give her the chopsticks to eat them with.
Kiwiana - These have to be the coolest things out there, my children just love them, they are so easy to use for them, with having the finger grips it makes them alot easier to use, my kids just love eating chinese or any rice meal now
sam's mum - my kids are in love with these chopsticks and use them for every meal
pegasus - my kids love these - they are great for being an incentive to eat a meal that they've lost interest in, but are also great for developing the skills for holding pencils as well - I've used other kids chopsticks in groups I've run for kids with fine motor difficulties before, but these are the best!!!
Bosisto's Lavender Spray - FGB Natural Products (http://www.fgb.com.au/product/bosistos/bosistos-lavender-spray)
earthfairy~ I now have a new item on my grocery list!
This spray is great! I love lavender & have been spraying it on the mattresses, doona & pillows when I do a sheets change....smells lovely & fresh!
Bec - we use it as a bathroom spray. I usually really loathe aerosol can with fragrances not just because I don't like the smell but there's something in them that makes me cough but this is really nice.
Izy- You can't get much better than a nice lavender spray to help clean out the nappy bin and have the nursery smelling nice again.
pegasus - I used this today - I use Lavender a fair bit usually (a few drops of essential oil in a spray bottle full of water), so I love that it's mixed in a can and can mist. I don't use it to help sleep - rather to keep silverfish at bay and to give a nice scent round the house without it being overpowering. I'll prob use this in future instead of the straight oil.
Manxie- Love this am using it every night at the moment in my daughters bedroom. Its magic spray that makes them sleep!
Soap Nuts - Green & Nutty (http://www.greenandnutty.com.au/)
LCM - I have only used them once and wasn't too sure of the exact quantity to use (not sure of weight capacity of my machine) and while I always wash cold, I did use warm for the wash cycle. I didn't notice any strong smell and didn't use any essential oil as suggested. I used them on sweaty sports clothes too! I think they are a great idea and much better for the environment than a lot of commerical detergents.
Nomsie- I was really hesitant to try these at first- I didn't (and still don't) like the smell of the nuts, and it's very strong. However I had a days worth of washing to get through the other day, and suddenly ran out of soap powder, so it was try the nuts or wear dirty clothes until I had a chance to get to the supermarket. Like LCM, I only wash with cold (we don't even have a hose to the hot tap) so I worried they wouldn't be as effective. I used two nuts as a rough estimate- my machine is old and most of the writing is worn off so I couldn't tell the capacity of the machine. I also added a few drops of lavender oil to the dispenser. I was happy when the cycle finished and all I could smell was a faint lavender smell. After drying the clothes I inspected closely to see if they were washed properly and was pleasantly surprised. They washed away the mess from two messy toddler boys, a man working on a forklift and trucks all day, and a Mum who frequently misses her mouth! Really- REALLY- pleasantly surprised and will continue to use for the time being, as I like how they are so eco-friendly.
veve- I was personally surprised at how happy I was with this product. I used it first on a load of towels - and at the end of the wash I was very surprised to find that the items I had washed just smelt wet and clean - no fragrance! Unlike many people, I dont like the smell of detergent residue, I prefer clothes not to smell at all. I've now used the soap nuts on all my different types of washing and am very happy with the results. I do occasionally find that I need to use a warm wash (if the teatowels are a bit icky etc) but otherwise two thumbs up from me!
pegasus - I've got these ready to use, but am a cold water user... I promise to try them, and after reading these reviews, am more enthused. Anything that is better for the environment has to be good. I usually use vinegar in my rinse, so will try this combo.
Soy Scented Melts - Alison's Soy Candles & Melts (http://alisonssoycandles.com.au/)
earthfairy~ I am a self confessed candle-a-holic, so these were the perfect gift for me! I use melts & burn candles & incense on a regular basis & have used these lots since we got home.
I had the Pina Colada ones which smell beachy & fresh. Reminds me of our weekend away now
V8 - These candle melts are fantastic, they smell amazing, but not too overpowering. I used the one melt 3 times, so it went further and kept it's lovely scent. I got the musk one and it's divine.
Myztik - The melts are fantastic! I have bought many of them over the years and had yet to find one that actually had a scent that travelled through the house. After burning it for only 10minutes my entire house smelled devine and I have gotten 3 uses out of one melt so far (it's still got more to go!).I have recommended them to family and friends and will definitely be ordering more when I run out!
sam's mum - these melts smell soooo good. I love them and will be getting more. they are just luscious.
Moorish - I'm also a huge fan of candles and melts and while the scent I received wasn't my favourite, I absolutely loved the way they melted. It was so easy to use, it used very little on my first use and the fragrance filled several rooms easily. I'd definitely be interested in finding a scent that I liked and purchasing more!
$50 voucher - B.ambini Pronto (http://www.bambinipronto.com.au)
veve - I was honestly surprised to see the range of products that are stocked on this site, its massive!!! I had assumed that it would be baby stuff and ONLY baby stuff, but we managed to find some wonderful age appropriate books, and some reuseable environmentally friendly water bottles on the site. I will certainly use this site again.
Nomsie - I regularly check out this website as it always has some new and innovative things that you don't get to see in mainstream shops (especially when you don't live near the city!). It's especially great to look at when you need a gift for a child that has everything, as I have found out when buying for my nephew. (He didn't have everything, as it turned out ;)) Also worth noting is that they deliver a 'catalogue' to you if you sign up for one- but it's not the usual few pages and that's it- it's literally a book that comes out quarterly. Excellent site. :)
Jaq - With my far-flung family, Bambini Pronto has been our birthday gift treasury for quite some time - I simply send a link through whenever they ask what the girls want for their birthdays! Its was wonderful to be able to simply browse through, but I couldn't decide WHAT to spend my voucher because there was so much wonderful stuff! A return visit is required ... but with a 5th birthday next month, it will be happening sooner rather than later!
sam's mum - I haven't spent mine yet, I am having trouble narrowing down my choices. I love the kids toys and there is a definite shortage of 'disposable type plastic toys' which is wonderful!
50% off voucher - BabyKandCo (http://www.babykandco.com.au/)
SalTheGal - This site has so many gorgeous clothes...I am having trouble deciding what to spend my voucher on!
Bhtech - My neice's birthday is coming up soon so I used this voucher to get some new pyjamas (http://www.babykandco.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=10&products_id=312)for her.
BabyKandCo has a great range of childrens' products for you too choose from. Makes picking presents for kids a whole lot easier than trawling the mall. Plus its good for me since my nieces are in Perth and I'm on the East Coast.
Veve- I was very impressed with the quality of clothes on this website, truly beautiful clothing, and it is a great place to get something just that little bit different, especially if you are looking for a gift!
Bookmark, keyring & 25% off voucher - Pojo Kids (http://www.pojokids.com)
Kiwiana - My 5 year old just love pojo's bookmark, its just so cute, the owner of Pojokids is just wonderfull, very helpfull with everything, she has a huge range of personalised items on her website, I definatly recommend the books, my kids just love them, they love that their names are throughout the books, as well as other family and their friends, its definatly something for them to treasure for years to come
SalTheGal - Bookmark and Keyring are so cute!! DS1 loves them. I am very excited to find this site- DS2 is turning one soon, and I wanted to get him a personalised CD, as DS1 already has one... and these ones are different... personalised products are my fallback birthday pressie idea for most of my friends- and they always go down a treat.
Moorish - My 3yo son has laid claim to this gorgeous bookmark and keyring! We keep the bookmark in our 'bedtime book' and the keyring he loves so much we had to attach it to his backpack so he can take it everywhere!
25% off voucher - Cariboo (http://www.thecaribooshop.com)
Bhtech - Cariboo stock high quality goods, check out the Classic Bassinet (http://www.thecaribooshop.com/cms/products/browse/bassinets/1/63/) (pure New Zealand wood), or the Merino Gusset Leggings (http://www.thecaribooshop.com/cms/products/browse/clothing/7/63/). The Cariboo line is featured in high end parenting shops around the world, and is a New Zealand company, specialising in simple elegant baby products.
Veve- If I cant shop on an australian website, then the next best option is a new zealand one! I love good quality woollen items, and you really cant go past NZ marino for softness .. sigh .. the whole site makes me wish I had a little bubba all over again, so I can shop for new items ...
50% off second purchase - Jean Geeny Kids Clothes (http://www.jeangeeny.com/)
Manxie - This website has some gorgeous kids t-shirt designs which my dd5 would love and they would also make fantastic unique presents. Just have to decide which one to get.
Bhtech - Lol! I find Jean Geeny's artwork hilarious and cute. The unique little friendly animals are featured on t-shirts. I am going to buy the 'hippo horray (http://www.jeangeeny.com/kids-clothes.php?display=viewproduct&productid=10)' one for my niece. One great feature about Jean Geeny is that you can get them to customise a t-shirt - they can create whatever animal you request! I'll definitely use that in the future!:yes:
Veve- such a funky site! I love the choice of tshirt illustrations, and to personalise a gift like that just makes it that bit more special! Being the mum of two boys I often find sites like this provide way more options for girls than boys, however Jean Geeny has plenty of boyish options with is just wonderful
cleanshopper- what a fantastic design and make. I was thrilled to find it so easy to work out and put away. The material is thick and lucious, ideal for my mid-transition baby. If he's ready and raring to go i sit him in, but if he's a little sleepy i can lay him sideways in the nice fluffy cleanshopper.
Having a design than velcros over the handles so well makes it effective against germs when bubs wants to chew it, but still lets you grip the bar. My particular favourite thing about it though is that it creates a shelf for one or two toys, a heaven sent for my teether.
The removable strap is a brilliant idea too. So handy that it can be used both as a waist strap and to hold the cleanshppper when returning it to it's bag. I love it so much it lives in my car waiting for any excuse to get it out. In fact we've even used it on some of those rather 'spacious' food court highchairs. Snuggly nd assistance to prevent a toppling lean everytime someone interesting passes by
Kiwiana-I just love my miniminki blankets, its a generous size (I fight the kids of it), its beautifull soft and very warm (great for winter evenings on the couch or for the kids beds, comes in great colours to match most rooms, its super easy to wash
veve- i've had a minimink blanket for a few years now, it has been a treasured snuggle blanket used by both my kids. It has survived so very well - and I've now passed it onto another friend who has a newborn, she also adores the texture and loves to have it on hand for her daughter to lie/ play on. I would easily recommend these blankets to anyone looking for a truly beautiful blanket for their child.
Bhadmin - This is a special type of soap-lotion meant for the nether regions, because it is Ph balanced and free of harsh chemicals. However it is also great for those with dry skin. For instance my partner has very dry skin, and has to shower in luke warm water otherwise his face flakes. And if he washed his face with soap it would get painfully dry. But Femme Fresh is great - he can give his face a gentle wash and it doesn't affect him.
Bhtech - Here, here - the fact that Femme Fresh is very Ph balanced makes it great on my dry skin too. I barely use soap in winter anywhere on my body because if I do then I get eczema, but Femme Fresh doesn't give me any problems.
Veve - I haven't used this product, but looking at the ingredients/ info in the back, it kinda doesn't deserve the stigma that goes with it??? it seems to just be a good quality PH balanced product. I have a friend who's child has extremely sensitive skin, and after reading the blurb about the product, she was keen to try it in his bath (he often cant have bubbles etc in the bath as he reacts to the other products).
Ernie, did you use the Femme Fresh?
I sure did Sam's Mum. Femme Fresh - the dark horse of the Mod Con gift bag. Did you give it a go?
I did, I just didn't expect a boy to use it is all...
We're using ours as regular shower gel in the shower right now.
Well, not right now 'cos I'm in front of my puter...
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