Author Archives: Sara

Everyone Loves a Grobag!

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Once upon a time we used to put our babies to sleep with a blanket, tucked in tight- and they always kicked it off! Then, in 2000, Gro developed the Grobag, and revolutionised how babies sleep!

I am sure 90% of you put your baby to sleep in a baby sleeping bag, or are looking to transfer your baby from a swaddle to a sleeping bag- so if you are deciding what type to purchase here are the top 5 reasons that we love Grobags, the original baby sleeping bag:

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Roadtest: Vanchi Nappy Bag

DSC_0877 When I had my baby my very lovely big sister handed down a lot of very useful items that she no longer needed, it was fantastic as we saved so much money. Within all of these items was a nappy bag. It was red with white polka dots and made of plastic. It ‘did the job’ but it drove me nuts as there was no order to it. You just opened it up and there was one big section where everything was thrown inside. It was bulky and annoying to carry. I used it when bub was a newborn but then I could never be bothered to take it with me unless I was going on a day trip. In my lounge room I had four different bags for different occasions. I was constantly swapping between them but then when I was out and I needed something for my baby I never had what I needed! You will probably guess how excited I was when I was asked to road test the Indie Holdall by Vanchi.

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Merino Baby Australian Wool

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It had never occurred to me to dress my baby in wool, I thought it would over heat him and big wooly knitted jumpers came to mind. After a bit of research I found out some very interesting facts about wool. Obviously wool is a natural fibre which means that it is good for the environment. It is renewable (you can always get more sheep) and biodegradable.

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Learning to Love My Post Baby Body

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When you get pregnant it’s like you’ve joined a secret club- other mums can’t wait to tell you about all the awful things that happen to you when you have a baby. Saggy boobs, stretch marks, complete loss of your pelvic floor muscles, and anything else that they can think of! Funny though- no one mentioned that my feet would grow a size and a half (bye bye my lovely, expensive pre baby shoes… hello Birkenstocks!) and no one told me my eyesight would change and I’d need a whole new prescription for my glasses and contacts!

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Road Testing the Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light

DSC_0363So what is it that you don’t like about travel cots? Let me see… that they are big, bulky, heavy, complicated to put together and the mattress is has hard as a rock? That was my list anyway, so I was incredibly surprised when I came across the Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light. Now I am not generally a ‘hands on, build it’ type of girl. Ikea furniture and DIY jobs are way out of my league… I am pretty happy with myself if I manage to change a light bulb. These types of jobs are usually left to my husband. When we go camping I tend to hand him the things he asks for while he puts it all together. So when my Baby Bjorn Travel Cot Light arrived I thought… should I wait for him to get home so that he can help me set it up? I got too excited though and decided to do it myself.

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Clearing your baby’s nose with NoseFrida

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When I was getting everything organised before my baby was born I made sure that I had all the essentials in case he got sick. I knew I didn’t want to be racing to the chemist in the middle of the night. On my list was baby Panadol, Vicks, a humidifier and Little Fess baby nasal spray. I was also recommended NoseFrieda and am I glad I listened to that one! Sure enough my two-week old bubba caught a cold… It was awful listening to him snuffling and struggling to breathe.

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