Product Reviews

Best Car Seats 2019 Australia

I have been asked for a few years now to do a car seat guide. And as much as I’ve wanted to, I feel like there is so much more to unpack with car seats. And the information is so much more important. While pram safety is also important, car…

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Choosing the Best Car Seat

I’ve been asked for years to write some kind of car seat buying guide – like the pram reviews I’ve been writing year after year. There’s been a few things holding me back. Mostly that it’s a very important topic and I wanted to make sure I was sharing the…

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Best Pram 2019 – Review of the Best Prams for 2019

Another year, another pram guide. I know I normally include about 10 prams in my guides, but there wasn’t really a huge number of different prams out this year to talk about that I haven’t already written about at length. I’ve already written a guide for the Best Single To…

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Tula Explore Carrier Review for Beautiful Babywearing

Tula Explore Review Before I get into the detailed review of the Tula Explore I want to explain the full Tula range! As well as my own personal experience owning and using a Tula carrier every day! My Tula Time I had a Toddler Tula, which I absolutely LOVED for…

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Babybee Rover 2019 – Parent Pram Review

We purchased the new model Babybee ROVER in March to use with our 2 year old before swapping back to the bassinet for our newborn due later this year. To be honest, I was a little nervous about buying online, but based on the reviews we read and the upgrades…

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Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Pram Review

The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is hands down my favourite travel stroller, or super compact everyday stroller, at the moment. It seems to do everything that a travel pram needs to do, and more. I absolutely loved the older version of this pram, the Baby Jogger City Tour.

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Babybee Prams Babybee Duo – Parent Pram Review

This review of the Babybee Prams Babybee Duo is a reader review submitted by father-to-be Greg. If you’d like to review your own pram and earn yourself a $50 gift voucher as a “Thank you” then check out our Parent Product Reviews page and get in touch with us for…

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MiaMilly Hister Plus Hipseat Review

The MiaMilly Hipster Plus is probably my favourite hipseat. It’s simple, easy to use, and has a lot of very useful features. It can be suitable for newborns, with the use of the infant insert which is sold separately, and it has a weight capacity of 20kgs. Because the MiaMilly…

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Best Single To Double Convertible Double Prams 2019

Every year it seems that there are more and more double prams that offer the option of functioning as either a single or a double pram. Future proof flexibility seems to be many new parents first priority when choosing a pram.

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Baby Jogger City Tour Review

The Baby Jogger City Tour is a perfect travel stroller. It’s super light and compact. It weighs a tiny 6.5kgs and can fold down compact enough to be taken as carry on luggage on a plane.

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Aldi Sparkling Wines Review

I love sparkling wine.There’s nothing quite like a bottle (or two) of bubbles, especially during the festive season. I also love getting a bit of champagne on a beer budget.

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ABC Design Salsa 3 2019 Review

When someone asks me to suggest an all-terrain 3-wheel pram that has the option of a parent facing seat, then the Salsa 3 has always been my go-to pram to tick those boxes and more.

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ICandy Orange Pram Review

So I did a first impressions review of the ICandy Orange when it came out last year, however I finally got around to getting my hands on one and giving it a thorough review.  The slogan with this pram is “Absolutely Futureproof”. And it’s probably one of the most versatile…

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My Favourite Children’s Authors and Picture Books

This is in no way an exhaustive list of all the children’s book series and authors I love. I love children’s book. I love reading aloud. I would love to write children’s books one day.

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5 Makeup Steps I Never Bothered With, But Now I Don’t Skip!

However, here are a few little things that I do that actually make applying makeup easier. Or at least help the end result look a little more like I actually know what I’m doing.

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Bugaboo Bee5 Pram Review

The Bugaboo Bee5 is possibly one of the most expensive “small” prams. But you do get a lot of big pram features in this neat little package. And Bugaboo are definitely popular for their stylish, high quality and well designed prams.

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Uppababy Minu Review – Uppababy’s Mini New Pram

The Uppababy Minu is a lightweight and compact pram. The fold is super easy! It folds with one hand and it goes down in just seconds! I've previously reviewed the Uppababy Vista 2018 and the latest Uppababy Cruz, and I'll start by saying that Uppababy make beautifully designed, and easy…

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ICandy Peach 2018 Pram Review

The ICandy Peach 2018 is an absolutely stunning, luxury, high end pram. It also comes with a luxury, high end price point - retailing for around $2k. Though the ICandy Peach 2018 isn’t just stylish, it’s also incredibly function and thoughtfully designed.

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GB Pockit vs the GB Pockit+ Pram Review (Plus Video Review)

I have to admit I was SUPER excited about the GB Pockit+ coming out. It actually came out in other parts of the world last year, and took what felt like forever to arrive in Australia. I even kept emailing the Australian distributor for Good Baby (GB) pestering them to…

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Best Double Prams 2018

Here we go. Another year, another round up the Best Double Prams for 2018 in Australia. So this year you'll notice most of the prams listed convert from a single to a double - or from a double to a single, depending on how you look at it. This hybrid…

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Baby Jogger City Go Baby Capsule Video Review

So firstly I want to tell you the thing that I love the most about the Baby Jogger City Go capsule: You don't have to re-thread the shoulder straps. You can adjust them by squeezing and sliding a mechanism at the back. AMAZING.

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Baby Jogger City Mini GT Review

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT is the pram that I recommend more than any other pram. (Or the Baby Jogger City Mini! Either pram is awesome. And I'll talk a little bit about the difference between them further down the page.) It just seems to tick SO MANY BOXES…

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Cybex Priam With Lux Seat Pram Review

The Cybex Priam is a high end luxury pram. It’s one that features on instagram with celebrities pushing them. It’s a very cool looking pram. And one that earns a little bit of celebrity status of it’s own. It also has the features I’d expect of a high end pram…

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Britax Holiday Pram Review With Video Review

I recently featured the Britax Holiday in my Best Travel Prams list for 2018. It’s a very sweet, simple, light weight, compact, easy to use little pram that is absolutely perfect for travel.  It weighs a tiny 4.9kgs. Also it’s only 43cms wide, so it’s a very petite pram. Great…

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ICandy Raspberry Pram Review (With Video Review)

The ICandy Raspberry has my favourite combination of features! The seat lays completely flat to be suitable for newborns, it has a massive weight capacity of 25kgs AND folds with the seat attached facing in EITHER DIRECTION. Love it. It also has a lot of other features I look for…

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Safety 1st Nook Review (With Video Review)

The Safety 1st Nook is a super light, easy to fold, budget friendly, compact stroller. Given its size it would make a great travel stroller. Also at its price point (Currently $269 at Baby Train) it would make a convenient second pram to keep in the boot, or at a…

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Uppababy Vista Review (Video Review)

Quick story before I dive into the review. A couple of years ago I spotted an Uppababy Vista off in the distance at a winery. It was set up as a double with two upright seats, with the “piggyback” toddler board attached as well. (Though it was folded up out…

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Uppababy Cruz Review (with video review)

The Uppababy Cruz is a full sized luxury single pram. The Uppababy Cruz was previously called the Uppababy Alta, but it had a recent name change. That’s all. It’s still essentially the same pram. And I have to admit this is my kind of pram. It gives me almost everything…

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Baby Jogger City Tour Lux Review (Video)

Baby Jogger is a great brand that make quality, innovating, easy to use, parent-friendly prams. And I have to say I got a little bit excited about the Baby Jogger City Tour Lux. It’s the newer - more “Lux” - version of the City Tour.

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Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Review

After the Omni 360 Cotton came out late last year a lot of people have been anticipating the release of the Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh (since every Ergobaby carrier has a mesh/active/cooler version). And here it is!

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Best Travel Prams 2018 – Best Compact Prams

With the school holidays fast approaching now is a good time to think about what is the best travel pram for you to take on your next trip! What makes a pram the best travel pram? We're looking for something that is light, compact, narrow, easy to fold, ideally something…

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Best Pram 2018 – Top Ten Prams

Which Is The Best Pram 2018   UPDATE – Looking for the best DOUBLE pram? Check out Best Double Prams 2018!  Every year when I start to hunt for the best pram for the year I think there can’t possibly be any more innovations, any more improvements. And every year…

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Bugaboo Fox Review -With Video Review

The Bugaboo Fox hasn’t quite been released yet, but it has been unveiled and it is VERY exciting. I had the opportunity to pop in to my local Baby Train store for a quick little play with it before it's officially released on March 1st. 

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Panda Carrier Review (Includes Video Review)

I was recently sent a Panda Carrier to review and I have to admit I was a little sceptical at first, because I haven’t ever used a very structured “hiking backpack” style of carrier. I’ve previously used stretchy wraps, woven wraps, buckle carriers, mei tais, buckle slings and ring slings……

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How To Fit Three Car Seats Across Your Back Seat

So I had a plan to create a super helpful guide to the big question I’m asked from time to time. How do I fit three car seats across the back of my car? Which is why I went to get some expert advice on the topic from the super…

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Ergobaby Omni 360 Review – Includes Video Review

I am SO excited about the latest baby carrier by Ergobaby - the Ergobaby Omni 360. It is a game changer. In the spirit of full disclosure I do work as a product demonstrator a couple of times a year for Ergobaby at the Melbourne baby expos. But this review…

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Babybee Prams Comet Plus (With Video Review!)

This is my third time working with babybee prams. They’re an Australian owned, Melbourne based, company which sells prams exclusively online. And I’m happy to say that they’ve brought out another lovely - and value for money - pram.

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5 Big Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Pram (And how to get the right pram for you)

Mistakes People Make Buying A Pram! Firstly, by “people” I mean me. Some of these are mistakes that I have made personally – which is how I ended up owning 11 different prams between just two babies. Yep. There were some very expensive mistakes in there. So please, learn from…

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Self Drive Yarra Valley Wine Tour

A few months ago myself, two friends, and my dear darling partner (who so generously came as our designated driver!) went on a day trip to the Yarra Valley to visit some wineries.

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Umbrella Stroller – The Best Umbrella Strollers Australia

I've noticed quite a few people winding up on my "Best Compact Travel Prams" article searching for umbrella strollers, so thought I should provide them with a list specifically for umbrella strollers.

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ICandy Orange Review – First Impressions

    Note: This is just my “pre-review”. Just first impressions based on online product descriptions and a brief play with one in store. I will be hopefully updating this with a thorough hands-on review in the near future! The latest ICandy pram, the ICandy Orange, is about to be…

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We Have Found The Best Double Prams 2017

Side by side prams are usually wider, but generally offer better steering and have bigger baskets. On the other hand it’s a lot harder to find a side by side double pram that has parent facing seats (without needing to by a carry cot/bassinet separately). On that note I’ll give…

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Bumbleride Indie Twin (With Video Review)

The Bumbleride Indie Twin, like all the Bumbleride prams, contains recycled plastic bottles in the fabric. Which is a very cool feature for the eco-conscious.

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Baby Monsters Fresh Pram Review (Video Review)

A couple of weeks ago I wandered into Baby Train to have a little look at prams (as I do) and I came across the Baby Monsters Fresh 2.0. I'd never heard of the brand before, so I just had to ask about it! Baby Monsters is a Spanish brand…

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Best Running Pram – Best Pram 2017 For Running

What is a running pram? Technically you can run with any pram. I’ve run with my little umbrella stroller when I was rushing to catch a bus - it is possible, but not necessarily ideal over long distances.

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Helen’s Hill Winery Review – Yarra Valley Wineries

Helen's Hill will be my last in my Yarra Valley “Time For Wine” series for a while. Hopefully we’ll be planning another trip out there soon - or maybe down to the Mornington Peninsula wine region instead. In the meantime I’m going to leave on a high note with Helen’s…

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Domaine Chandon Winery Review – Yarra Valley Wineries

Can you tell I’m a little excited about this one. Can ya?! Chandon is what we usually drink at home so there was something very cool about going to the place where the magic happens. In my mind Domaine Chandon is like my Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. Except wine, because…

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5 Best Baby Products From The Baby Show

Best Baby Products From The Essential Baby and Toddler Show   I went to the Essential Baby and Toddler Show on the weekend and before I headed out I had a little pep talk with myself. It was – don’t just focus on prams. There is a whole world of…

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Maternity Sale Nursing Dress Review (Video Review)

I know "they" say horizontal stripes aren’t flattering! But I did a little research and apparently horizontal stripes are fine as long as they're narrow stripes. The stripes on this dress from Maternity Sale are narrow enough that it’s almost difficult to focus on.

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Yering Farm – Yarra Valley Wineries

Yering Farm is just down the road from Yering Station and is an absolutely adorable winery. And it has such a cute, old, Australian farm vibe.

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9 Awesome Mother’s Day Gifts For Under $20 From Kmart

Mother’s Day Gifts For Under $20 From Kmart Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re looking for some simple Mother’s Day Gifts that won’t break the bank then I’d suggest heading to Kmart. I really think that with Mothers Day gifts it’s the thought that counts. Even…

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Yering Station Review – Yarra Valley Wineries

Yering Station was Victoria’s first vineyard, so that fact alone makes it a must-see if you’re visiting wineries in the Yarra Valley. The estate is grand and impressive - though some spaces of Yering Station feel almost intimidating formal.

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Best Pram 2017 – Top Ten Prams

  *Update – For the latest prams head to Best Prams 2018 Every year I wander through baby stores, attend baby shows, I search the internet, I read and watch countless reviews to bring you what I believe is the best pram for the year. There are so many different factors…

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Kellybrook Winery Review – Yarra Valley Wineries

Kellybrook Winery was the first winery we visited on our Yarra Valley wine tour. It’s only a 45 minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD so it’s one of the closest wineries to Melbourne.

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babybee prams Comet Duo Review

I want to start by saying I have really enjoyed working with on reviews with babybee prams over the last couple of years. I have previously review their single pram.

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Vividwireless 4G Modem Review

She explained the modem is as easy as just plugging it in and then connecting your devices to the WiFi. That easy. No wires. No telephone cable. If you can plug in an appliance and type in a password you can operate this modem. It's just “Plug and play”.

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Smash Sparkly Satchel Bag Review

I am absolutely in love with this insulated Smash sparkly satchel bag. In. Love. It has everything wonderful all rolled into one. It’s pink. It’s pretty. It has sparkles! It’s amazing.

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Best Sparkling Wines On A Budget

I love sparkling wine. It's pretty much the only alcoholic beverage I drink. There's just something festive, fun and decadent about a glass of beautiful bubbles.

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Best Travel Pram For Your Family

As the holiday season approaches people start to ask me to recommend them the best travel pram. While there is no absolute best travel pram, it's simply a matter of working out what is the best travel pram for YOUR family.

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Lansinoh Breastfeeding Gift Pack

When my son was first born I didn’t really know much about breastfeeding. I knew I wanted to breastfeed, though I didn’t really think much about it. I didn’t do any breastfeeding classes, or even read much about breastfeeding. I’d figured that breastfeeding would be just like giving birth –…

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Babyhood Doppio Inline Multi-Mode Pram

The babyhood Doppio has so many awesome features. I'm so excited to introduce it to you! I love - LOVE - that both seats can be transformed with a couple of quick clips from an upright seat to a fully flat bassinet.

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Twister turns 50!

It’s been 50 years since the creation of the iconic game Twister. It was originally called “King’s Footsies” and only played with your feet! When the game was adapted to include hands it was renamed to “Pretzel” and eventually came to be the “Twister” in 1966.

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“Only For Me” Review

Only For Me Review What It’s About I was recently sent Only For Me – written by Michelle Derrig – to review. It’s a beautifully illustrated children’s book that is aimed to teach children about their bodies and their own personal safety. Only For Me manages to balance to arming…

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Happy 60th Birthday Play-Doh

I’ve recently made the decision that I am no longer going to be doing any more free product reviews.... And then I was offered some Play-Doh and immediately went back on that decision… because it’s Play-Doh! Who could say no?!?!

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Top Ten Cheap Prams

Prams can vary in price from $25 to $2,500 and beyond. But cheap prams aren't necessarily bad prams! You might not be able to get all the of the features you one in one pram, but if you priorities what is most important to you then I'm sure there's something…

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UNDIES. PERIOD UNDIES. Modibodi Review.

I want to tell you about my undies. Not just my regular ones but specifically, the period undies. Ladies reading along, you know what I’m talking about. The undies you wear once a month and at no other time unless you haven’t done the washing and you’re down to the…

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Nathalie Zip Nursing Dress By Queen Bee Review

his is possibly one of the most versatile dresses I’ve ever owned. I wish I’d had it when I first had my babies - or while I was pregnant - because I can see how incredibly useful this dress would be to go from maternity, nursing and even a bit…

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Best Family Friendly Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Working as a first class flight attendant I am always very proud when we serve wine from my home region of the Mornington Peninsula. I am very patriotic of my home and love telling my passengers from all over the world how beautiful ‘the Peninsula’ is, with National Geographic naming…

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Top Ten Prams 2016

It’s been a year since my last “Top Ten Prams” post, so it’s time to share with you my Top Ten Prams for 2016! This list is getting harder each year because prams seem to be improving beyond expectations year after year.

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CoolXChange Review

I was recently sent the Cool XChange cooling compression bandage to review. I feel a little bit under-qualified to write about what is essentially medical supplies from the perspective of giving advice about how to handle injuries - however I can definitely write from the perspective of someone who is…

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Nude Food Movers EnviroBox Back To School Review

if you are still looking for the perfect lunch box that is affordable, easy to use, readily available and also comes in a range of bright colours, then take a look at this new range of Smash Nude Food Movers!

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What Makes A Good Pram

I'm a bit of a pram enthusiast, so I often get asked to recommend a “good” pram, or even just what makes a good pram? There is no single answer to that, however there are some key features to look for and questions to ask when looking for a great…

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” Home-cooked Food for Babies and Toddlers ” Review

I recently received a lovely little recipe book and good guide by Sandra Beynon, a mother who says she’s wanting to pass on her love of cooking for her baby (who is now a grown teenager).

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CleverDIY Projects for Kids Review

CleverPatch recently sent me a CleverDIY Project For Kids craft kit to test out - and before we'd even opened it up it my kids thought it was the most exciting thing that had come in the mail all year. CRAFT IN THE MAIL! Yup. Blew their minds.

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Baby Bjorn Synergy Review

I purchased a Baby Bjorn Synergy in 2008 when I had a newborn baby, it seemed like a pretty good choice and it seemed like everyone else had one.

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Silver Cross Pioneer Graphite Review

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to review the Silver Cross Pioneer Graphite. There is so much I love about this pram. Firstly it's a luxury pram.

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Dyson DC65 “Animal” Product Review

Today we bought a new vacuum cleaner! It's a Dyson DC65 "The Animal". I’m so excited! I flipping love it. It’s amazing. I know, it’s just a vacuum cleaner, it should have the family so buzzed, but I keep walking around the house exclaiming “The carpet is so CLEAN!”

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Keep calm, and go to Oz Comic­Con these school holidays

Families looking for an amazing event to kickstart the school holidays need look no further than Oz Comic­Con Melbourne this June. Held on the first weekend of the Victorian school holidays, June 27­/28, it’s the perfect place to bring the kids to start the holidays on the right note.

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Babybee Prams Comet Product Review

The first few pros are about the Babybee Prams is that they’re a new, Australian owned, Melbourne based, business. They have a very interactive Facebook page. They have a life time warranty that guarantees the pram for as long as you need it, whether you have 3 children or 13,…

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Top Ten Double Prams – Find Your Perfect Pram

This article as been a long time coming, since I wrote my "Top Ten Pram Crushes" I've been asked a several times to write a top ten double prams list - so I'm sorry it's taken me so long to put this list together!

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Lego Sort and Store Head Review

This seems like an unusual product to review, but I bought one of these for my son for Christmas ("from Santa") and prior to the purchase I did read several mix reviews on it, so I thought now we've had one for a couple of weeks I thought I should…

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Hotmilk Nursing Bra Review

I have to say I was thrilled to receive a Hot Milk "Mystery Nursing Bra" to review, I’ve heard so much about them from other people, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to try one myself.

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Little Frog Ring Sling Review (Toddler)

First impressions of the Little Frog Ring Sling – it is so easy to use. I had it threaded up and toddler in it within a few minutes of the parcel arriving. (I was a little bit eager to try it out!) I love it in a front position where…

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Little Frog Ring Sling Review (Baby)

I have been lucky enough to be offered a chance to do a Little Frog Ring Sling Review with my 15 week old. This is the first wrap style carrier I have used as my first carrier was the Ergo Original, so this was very exciting. One of the first…

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Mix Apparel – Baby Bodysuits Review

I bought some of Coles' items for my daughters (2.5 year old & 12 week old). I wanted to see if their quality was comparable to other brands. What I found was the long sleeved baby bodysuits. I bought a few of their 0-3month suits. The sizing is BIG. My…

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Best Pram For Your Family

Click here for Best Pram Picks for 2016  Prams are a bit of a love affair for me. Even when I’m completely happy with the pram I have, it’s okay to look around, but just don’t touch – or touch, but don’t buy… And my heart does flutter every time…

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Thermomix Review

The thermomix is a German made kitchen appliance that has the ability to heat, chop, blend, beat, mill, emulsify, crush, mash, boil, melt, steam and knead. It can be used for meal prep work, to make your own basic ingredients, desserts, soups, entire meals, doughs, drinks and I've even seen…

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Lace Trim Nursing Bra Review 

I've been breastfeeding now for over 5 years, so I've had my fair share of maternity bras! The "Lace trim nursing bra" from Maternity Sale ticks a couple of big boxes for me – nice wide back and shoulder straps, which is a very important feature for me as I…

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Cross-over Nursing Sleep Bra Review

Over the past week, I have been wearing the cross-over nursing sleep bra to bed. At 37weeks pregnant, and a size 16DD, I was interested to see how it felt to wear something all night. To begin with the material is soft, flexible and supportive. As a 'crop top' style…

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An Extract of my Life in the Modern Cloth World

When i was born my parents had one choice; to use terry cloth nappies. And mum would soak, wash, dry then fold them ready to use. Now it seems more convenient to use disposables. Simply purchase from the supermarket and use then throw. Now when i fell pregnant with my…

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A Review on Modern Cloth Pads

I have suffered with every kind of period there is, light annoying random spotting, to "Oh My god! I am dying" type bleeding, and one thing that continues to be a huge part of the terrible red wave journey is the types of ways we try to stay clean, fresh…

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Rozibaby Pram Review

I’ve had the opportunity to borrow a Rozibaby pram to test out and review. First impressions with this pram are it is a very attractive pram, I love the look of it. They have a fun and funky colour range, especially when every fabric component is selected separately, so there’s…

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Confessions of a Pram Addict

“Hi, My name is Rachel and I am a pram addict.” I have another confession to make, I’ve bought two prams since this article was originally written in April 2013! Whoops! I have good reasons… excuses… mostly boredom, opportunity, poor impulse control and my partner is a terrible enabler. I…

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How to Choose a Pram

There are lots of things to consider when choosing a pram, below are some questions to ask yourself before you make that decision. Also, browse our "Top 10 Pram" list.

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