Thursday, January 28, 2010

Modernise your Little Munchkin

I love groovy stores for little ones, that focus on funky, eco friendly and safe all at the same time!
Louisa over at Modern Little Munchkins has such a super collection of funky, modern and affordable items, it is well worth having a look around their site.

You know that I can't stop at just that - here are some of my top picks:"Baby Bonkie" Ecobonkie (Everest) - such gorgeous design and looks so cozy I want one in my size! 100% Certified Organic Cotton.

Earthlings Kimono Dress (Blue Shadow) - I love these - so great for the little miss to hang out in and be comfortable at home, but also suitable for out and about and looking a little cute and special.

And how about this one - "Polka" Monoscope Hood dress - 9 colour stripe knitted hood dress. Pre orders being taken for March Delivery - Oh........ I want one for Mia!

Ok - so, I know that I always focus on the little Miss in our lives, here is some love for the little masters out there!

Available for Pre Order (March Delivery) - Polka Nemisis Sleeveless Hoodie (knitted)

Moppit Sleeveless Zip Hoody - So funky with a casual pair of shorts!

Alright, I have to stop there or I will go on and on as there are loads of cool finds at Modern Little Munchkins, if you drop in to visit, please let Louisa know that we sent you!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Come and Visit us at The Baby Show

The Baby Show is coming to the exclusive Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne for the first time from 5 - 7 March and we are going to be there! With unbeatable shopping, great offers, fantastic entertainment and expert advice - The Baby Show really is an essential part of having a baby!

This brand new event is not to be missed and will be filled with some of the most exciting entertainment acts as well as fantastic shopping for pregnant couples and parents of babies and toddlers:
Shop and enjoy exclusive offers on an array of products and all the baby essentials from over 100 big industry brands and stylish boutiques ranging from: Huggies, Tommee Tippee, Mothercare, Maclaren, Chicco, Medibank, Ecostore, Happy Baby, Nestle, Peg Perego, Nintendo, Pumpkin Patch and Angus & Robertson and.........BABYJO!

Meet Dorothy the Dinosaur and dance with The Teletubbies live with an exciting new interactive dance show!

Get the best advice on parenting and health from leading specialists in free seminars and talks.

Try before you buy some of the big name brand strollers.

Relax in the Tommee Tippee Baby Feeding Room, The Babylove Changing Room and ask for assistance from our dedicated team of porters.

Everything you need for your pregnancy, baby and toddler – The Baby Show is an essential part of having a baby.

Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased in advance for a limited half price offer via or alternatively, I have some free tickets if you are thinking of going - just contact me and I will post them out to you.
I look forward to meeting you if you come along!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Madeit Love

Oh Gosh - I just had to share this with you, I have just spent the last hour or so engrossed in Made it and searching through all of the beautiful stores that make it....... 'Made It'! I literally can't remember why I started looking there, but I did find some super cute things I wanted to share with you quickly.
(In no particular order mind you.)

On the right, we have a great idea - the 'Colouring book for grownups! Love it - I have sat down so many times and ended up "really trying" to colour in Dora and Boots (in the right colours and inside the lines), so this would be a lovely change - pity they are sold out currently, or I would have bought one!

Next up, I discovered this cute softie toy rattle handmade teether, so cute and very funky - I just have to wait for someone to have a baby so that I can get one as a cute, unique little gift!

Now these next ones have really caught my eye, and I have bookmarked the store to go back later and make a purchase - My little one and I go to the library once a fortnight and always get far too many books to fit into her little book bag that she currently has. How cool are these! I also love the little bird on the canvas - too, too cute. Hmmm - now to pick a colour.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spending 9 Months Waiting?

Well then, in your "spare time", why not drop over and look around this gorgeous site - 9MonthsWaiting is the stunning result of Cathy's hard work, and boy has she got some gorgeous products on offer!

Not only do I love the name (let's face it, we have all been there, and we know how much time you spend waiting..... waiting to meet your little one, waiting to see if it is a boy or a girl, waiting to see where you are when you go into labour, waiting to work out if the name you have chosen actually fits, waiting to see what labour is really all about - waiting, waiting and waiting) I also love Cathy's ability to combine so many beautiful brands (ours included - he he) into the one store. Clearly a big supporter of bamboo, 9MonthsWaiting has a great selection of bamboo clothing and blankets, along with some gorgeous organic cotton options. I had to narrow down this post, due to the amount of products that I wanted to share with you, so here goes:

An absolute steal - Ergo Pouch Ergococoon (organic cotton) - $19.95 (sale)
This gorgeous 6 piece Cot Set by The Living Textiles Company (Misha Bear set) - $209.95, with everything you need to set up the nursery (yep - while you are waiting!)

These gorgeous Vanchi Bibs (2 in a set) - $12.95 (Guava and Lychee shown) - I love that they pull over the head, I have had many a battle with curly toddler hair that gets caught in the velcro on some bibs - not great when food is involved....
And finally (yes, I did restrain myself on this post!) - Three Little Trees (who i just LOVE) Miso Miso Blanket - on sale for $19.95 (reduced from $39.95) - I believe there may only be one left, so get in quick!
So head over and see Cathy at 9MonthsWaiting - they are having a fantastic sale at the moment - up to 50% off selected items and Australia wide postage starting at only $5.00.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Little Haven

Continuing on with our Big Birthday Celebrations, it is a pleasure to introduce you to another of our online stockists - The Little Haven. Recently launched, with an absolutely gorgeous website I must add, Carolyn has sourced the most gorgeous collection of products so that you can discover beautiful findings for your little one, as well as having a haven of resources to nurture, support and enrich your parenting experience.

Head to the "Your Parenting - Ideas & Resources" section and you will find some great tips for Being a parent - I love that the site is easy to navigate and looks so gorgeous! Some of my favourite picks from The Little Haven are:

Folding Roadway Playmat - $29.95. Open it up anywhere and you have an instant fun - fold it up when ready to leave and pack the toys away again.

Skip Hop Tubby Bath Bag in Orange - Soft, stretchy and stays put - a great place to keep all of those bath time toys - Made from soft wetsuit (Neoprene) material that is BPA and Phthalate free (available in orange or blue) - $39.95

Loopa Bowl - $16.95 - With Spill resistant technology, this funky bowl keeps your toddlers dry food and snacks inside the bowl, not matter what they do with it (wish I had seen these when my little one was this age!)

Also highly worthy of a mention is the fact that The Little Haven is having one of the biggest sales around on Hugabub wraps - I love this one below ("Green Tea"- now reduced to $104 from $130)
I also am a fan of these gorgeous new Lelby's "Floral Fantasy" Bean Bag chairs - Exclusive to The Little Haven in Australia and oh-so-cute! ($99.95)

The Little Haven is having a Summer Sale at the moment, with up to 30% off on selected brands - I highly recommend heading over to say hi!

I love Lady Bugs!

I really do! So does my little one Mia. However, the Lady Bug I am referring to are our friends over at Little Lady Bug - newly opened and with a growing collection of gorgeous offerings, it is such a gorgeous store!
Check out these gorgeous shoes by Baby Bella Maya (Ocean Mist - RRP $19.95) in 0-6months
I also love their cute new range of ruffle pants from Vintage Kids (Red dot and cherry ruffle RRP $34.95) - great for little bottoms! If you are still not convinced (he he) - Little Lady Bug also carry these gorgeous lace leggings (perfect for summer) from Baby Bella Maya for just $19.95.

Also carrying a cute range of bamboo blankets and clothing *blush* - Little Lady Bug will fast become a favourite place for your shopping needs! Lets give them a welcome and drop in to visit!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stock your wardrobe with Agoo!

As you all know, I am a massive fan of Bamboo! I never thought that it would be possible to make friends in the industry (due to most of my work being done late at night and on my own) however, I love that I have connected with Susan from Agoo and we regularly chat and keep in contact. We talk about bamboo of course, and they have the most gorgeous bamboo leg warmers in their range, but we also support each other and throw round ideas from time to time.

Agoo are having a MASSIVE sale at the moment, and I wanted to share it with you all, because there are some super savings to be had. With up to 50% off their 09/10 Spring/Summer Collection (excluding accessories) there are some fantastic bargains to snap up! Agoo also have a gorgeous range of Active Wear - a special fabric which has some great attributes. With a +50 UPF rating, 4 way stretch, stain resistance and special "wick away" properties to keep kids cool, comfy and protected, it is no wonder that the Agoo Active wear range and bamboo leg warmers are so popular.

My little one Mia has the most gorgeous "Squart" (Yep - you guessed it, a cross between shorts and a skirt) in maroon, with a cute little butterfly and a matching tee to go with it. She wears this with some beautiful Agoo Leg Warmers in winter, or without in summer. I love the fact that she is super comfy, super cute and well protected from the sun's harmful rays. So head over to Agoo and have a look at their gorgeous range when you have time! Happy shopping....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Introducing - The Allergy Shop online

Jumping forward now to another one of our fabulous stockists, I am excited to introduce Kerrie and her online store - The Allergy Shop. The Allergy Shop sells a fantastic range of allergy products, and also provides information and fact sheets on eczema, asthma and allergies. They stock clothing for eczema sufferers (clothing designed with in-built mitts to help children stop scratching), along with our luxuriously soft bamboo baby wear which is great for eczema management. Other products include organic cotton gloves, sensitive-skin sunscreen, wet wrap garments, asthma spacers, allergy shampoo and conditioner, laundry care, organic cotton underwear, eczema cream, allergy-friendly toys, fragrance and chlorine free/biodegradable nappies and more...

Due to bamboo being fabulous for eczema management, I often get asked for things such as scratch mits and wet wrap garments, so it is great to be working with Kerrie and to be able to refer these customers on. It is often hard to find what you need when your child has severe eczema or allergies, however Kerrie has sourced the best from around the globe and presents it all beautifully in their online store.
Here are a few of my favourites:

Organic cotton briefs ($15.00) and singlet ($19.00)

Sunscreen for eczema /sensitive skin EnviroDiscs

I particularly love the EnviroDiscs and hope to try these out one day - similar to soap nuts, you simply pop them in your wash instead of using chemicals or liquid - and "voila" - (here is some more detailed information)

EnviroDisc replaces harsh washing detergents with reusable chemical free washing discs.
- Allergy free and anti-bacterial (killing bacteria such as E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Klabsiella pneumonia)
- Chemical free and non-toxic
- Environmentally friendly
- Highly economical (saves more than 50% of the cost over conventional laundry detergents)
- Cleans and softens the fabric but does not add fragrance
- Suitable for top and front loading washing machines and easy to use
- Lasts up to 700 washes for top loaders and 500 washes for front loaders
- Water from the wash can then be used on the garden

For more information visit or phone 0432 237 477 to speak with Kerrie.

In the beginning

This being our month of birthday festivities, I thought I would celebrate by sharing some of our wonderful stockists and previewing their beautiful stores. Nothing has made me prouder than getting Babyjo out into stores and into peoples homes worldwide and it is all thanks to these wonderful people I have met along the way.

This being said, it is only fair that I start with our very first online stockist, La Toriana.
With amazing labels such as Tea Princess, Princess Ratbag, YmamaY, Eternal Creation, Three Little Trees, Lambykins & Oobi (oh gosh - I could go on and on) - it is no wonder that owner, Elizabeth is one very busy woman! Elizabeth's eye for baby and children's fashion is fantastic and she combines style, quality and affordability with ease in her gorgeous online boutique.

Tea Princess Limited Summer edition white shift dress with embroidery - $69.95

YmamaY - Burt Shirt for boys - $39.95

Princess Ratbag Pettiskit "Ebony Black" - $80.00

Always a favourite of mine, Three Little Trees Winter Bamboo Wrap Dress - $54.95

These are just a few of my favourite items, however (as Elizabeth would say) Grab a Cuppa, sit back and enjoy the La Toriana experience~

Monday, January 11, 2010

Babyjo Big Birthday Celebration!

Wow - I can't believe we are turning 2 in February. It seems like just yesterday when I started designing garments and looking at bamboo fabric swatches, and now, here we are, proud to be a part of so many people's lives throughout the world!
Not only has the journey of starting and developing a business so far been a great one, I can not believe how many wonderful people I have met (both online and in real life). When I put out the call to let some friends know we had a special occasion happening, they were so generous and happy to help us celebrate! I am completely overwhelmed at the result, so here goes!


We are super excited to present the following celebration giveaway to all of our subscribers, fans, friends and followers (*please just note the entry guidelines at end of the post) Running from January 12th until February 14th 2010 !

With sincere thanks and appreciation to our very generous friends, 3 lucky subscribers have the chance to win the following:

First Prize Value - $517.00

1 x Allerhand Modern Baby Bag - From Mamma Bellah Kids - RRP $149.95
1 x Milk Dot Stoh Lunch Tote - From Monkey Caboose - RRP $44.95
1 x Baby's Day Visual Chart - From Little Billies - RRP $26.95
2 x Agoo Bamboo Leg Warmers - From Agoo Australia - RRP $30.00
1 x "L" Plate Tee - From Qtees Designs - RRP $24.95
1 x Bubba Louie Organic Tee - From Cackleberry Kids - RRP $40.00
1 x Long Sleeve "Sail Away" Tee and matching hair clips - From Little Choopie - RRP $35.50
1 x Bamboo Cover Up - From EJ Kids - RRP $49.95
1 x Gorgeous Modern Cloth Nappy and set of hairclips - From Mini Lala - RRP $47.00
1 x Babyjo Striped 2 layer Blanket - RRP $32.95
1 x Babyjo "Aiko" pyjamas - RRP $33.95

Second Prize - Value $240.00

1 x Pouchmiss - From Pouchmiss - RRP $39.95
1 x Bamboo Bodysuit and 1 pair soy socks - From Mudd Kids $RRP $26.00
1 x Petit Enfant Baby Travel Gift Pack - From Petit - RRP $27.95
1 x Pair of Cow Print Loafers - From Czarque - RRP $79.95
1 x Babyjo Striped 2 layer Blanket - RRP $32.95
1 x Babyjo Footed Kimono Romper - RRP $27.95

Third Prize - Value $ 157.00

1 x Cheeky Chickies "Choose your own Adventure" certificate (chose one top and one bottom) - From Cheeky Chickies - RRP $70
1 x Pram Rock Tee - From Pram Rock - RRP $19.95
1 x Babyjo Striped 2 layer Blanket - RRP $32.95
1 x Babyjo "Aiko" pyjamas - RRP $33.95

How do I win one?

Competition is open to everyone.

1) Participants must be registered as a Babyjo Newsletter subscriber

2) Participants must have made a purchase of $19.95 or more through Babyjo or one of our stockists (proof required) during our Birthday Month.

3) To enter, please tell us in 100 words or less, "What makes your little person the most precious in the world?"

4)Entries are to be sent via email to no later than 9pm on February 14th 2010.

5) All entries will be judged based on the question asked above, and prize will be awarded as judged by a panel of prize contributors.

6) Winners will be notified via email on the 16th February 2010

6) All decisions are final and Babyjo reserve the right to refuse competition entry if the above guidelines are not met.

We thank you for taking part in our Birthday Celebrations, and if you haven't already done so, we would love for you to join us on Facebook or Twitter in the future.