Little Turtle Baby is an Australian owned brand established by a Melbourne mum of two, and they have created a range of baby essentials that are beautiful, useful and great quality.
When I worked for a baby retailer people would come in looking for a baby shower gift, but had no idea what they wanted, I would always direct them to Little Turtle Baby. Because you can find something really lovely and genuinely useful in the Little Turtle Baby range.
The two products I would direct people to the most were the absolutely gorgeous double layered Hooded Towel and the Organic Cotton Blanket.
Little Turtle Baby Hooded Towel RRP $34.95
I was given a hooded towel as a gift for my baby and I absolutely loved it. It wasn’t something I would have bought for myself, but it was perfect for getting her in and out of the bath or shower, knowing I could wrap her up completely, with her precious little head covered, so I didn’t have to stress about her getting cold as I undressed and dressed her.
And the Hooded Towel I had wasn’t half as nice as the Little Turtle Baby Hooded Towel. As I said the Little Turtle Baby Hooded Towel is double layered, so it has super soft absorbent toweling material on the inside and then a luxurious jersey knit on the outside.
I love it as a gift because it feels like a luxury product, it’s not necessarily something a parent would buy for themselves, it’s a safe choice because even if someone else buys them a hooded towel you can’t have too many towels with a new baby and the price is great. $35 for a baby shower gift is very affordable.
Little Turtle Baby Organic Cotton Blanket RRP $64.95
Sometimes when I suggested the Hooded Towel as a baby shower gift people would say they were looking to spend a little bit more – and that is where the Little Turtle Baby Organic Cotton Blanket comes in.
I love to knit and crochet, so I often give friends and family handmade blankets for their new baby, either in pure wool or cotton depending on the season. So I can tell you that this is a great price for a pure organic cotton blanket, because it’s about what I would pay for the materials to make a blanket of the same size comparable quality of yarn.
Obviously not everyone has the ability or time to hand knit a baby blanket, so the Little Turtle Baby Organic Cotton Blanket is a perfect alternative to that classic baby shower gift.
It looks and feels just as lovely as a handmade baby blanket.
Little Turtle Baby Nursery Sheets and Bedding
I really love the whole range of nursery bedding, sheets and wraps. My favourite thing is that they can all be matching, from the swaddles to the change mats, sheets and even to the hooded towel and knitted blankets mentioned above. Little Turtle Baby is the perfect brand if you’re looking to create a very harmonious nursery theme.
- Fitted Sheets RRP $24.95 – $29.95
Personally I love that they have jersey knit fitted sheets, they’re just so beautifully soft and warming. Though they have regular woven cotton fabric sheets as well. They come in two sizes – a generous cot size ( 77cm x 132cm x 19cm) and large bassinet size ( 91cm x 54cm x 20cm ) so they will fit most cots and bassinets as any excess can be tucked in and under the mattress.
They are also one of the very few brands that make a fitted sheet for circular bassinets and oval cots!
- Mattress Protectors RRP $24.95 – $29.95
Little Turtle Baby makes premium mattress protectors that are very effective while also not feeling too plasticky. They have a cotton quilted top and waterproof layer underneath and then are very generous in the way they tuck fully around and under the mattress to minimise movement and spills.
- Change Mat Cover RRP $19.95
I often recommend the Little Turtle Baby change mat covers for pram bassinet/carry cot mattress covers. As brands that make prams don’t sell a matching mattress cover for the bassinet and if they do it’s ridiculous overpriced for what is a very small fitted sheet. The great thing about Little Turtle Baby Change mat covers is they’re made from the exact same 100% cotton jersey knit as their bassinet and cot fitted sheets, so there is no reason they can’t be used on small bassinet mattresses as well.
- Swaddle Wraps RRP $29.95
Like everything Little Turtle Baby do, their swaddles are absolutely lovely to touch and generous in size. They’re an extra large 1.2 meters x 1.2 meters, so they’re a great size for a secure swaddle. I prefer the luxuriously thick stretch jersey swaddles, because they can also be used as a blanket, feeding cover, impromptu picnic blanket, but if you’re having a warmer weather baby they also have super light muslin swaddles as well.
Overall I think the Little Turtle Baby created a range of simple, beautiful and luxurious essential nursery products, and while you do pay for the quality of these products, they do still offer value for money when you consider how absolutely lovely these products are.