Wednesday, August 24, 2011

review this + {giveaway} : marquise fundies

fun•dies {pl.n. informal.} a new, fun and super comfy pair of underwear, made especially for boys or girls, by aussie children’s fashion brand marquise.

we've teamed up with the wonderful girls over at marquise and together we would love to hand out some of their brand new range of fundies! so if you have kids who are wearing undies, on their bums or on their heads, then please read on...

the lowdown : made from 100% natural cotton with bright colours and playful patterns, the marquise fundies have a fantastic fit and greater cover for comfort and warmth. they are breathable and help remove moisture away from the skin, keeping your little person feeling comfortable. the quality waistband is softer on the skin, the label has been sewn down for maximum comfort and there are no annoying over-locking seams. for the boys, marquise undies feature a double front for greater comfort while the girl’s knickers provide a double gusset for utmost comfort. available for both boys and girls in sizes 2-3yrs, 3-4yrs, 4-6yrs and 6-8yrs.

my take on the fundies : if you're a long time follower of this blog, you may remember i reviewed the first range of fundies quite some time ago. at the time my daughter was toilet training and not only i, but she was clearly impressed with this range as she always asked for her 'yellow' undies. i am again impressed with the new range, the designs for starters are on trend and cute and the quality in these fundies speak for themselves. i love that tag is sewn down, please tell me my daughter isn't the only one who carries on something shocking if heaven forbid there is a tag annoying her on her undies, or her t-shirt, or anything really! i've found the marquise fundies stand the time and wash after wash after wash, they still look and feel like they are brand new! if you are yet to try this range, then please jot your name down. bet you'll love them as much as i do!

what you win and how : a 3 pack of fundies. you get to choose the gender and the size. the first 10 people to leave me a comment under this post gets a 3 pack each. you don't have to jump through hoops, or even be a follower of our blog. but if you are on facebook, why not check out marquise's page {}. please leave your email address below, if you feel comfortable with that, or email it to me, so if you are one of the first 10 i can contact you to get your postal details. the girls at marquise will be posting your goodies directly out to you. and you cannot enter by email, it must be a comment.

all make sense? sounds easy? good luck!

Monday, August 22, 2011

loving : we are handsome

images from we are handsome facebook page

i'm totally smitten with the protector series from we are handsome's the memoirs 2011 collection. it's undeniably hot. it's not for me, nope not for this mumma, but i'm still loving it!

Friday, August 19, 2011

review this : eco child natursutten natural pacifier

when i was pregnant last summer, i noticed these natursutten dummies from eco child in the shop 4 kids eco news. shop 4 kids labelled the dummy as being a huge hit with mum's in europe and that they are growing a cult following in australia. and i can see why.

i think you're either a dummy mum or you're not. i am. i wasn't at first, with my first, but my mother threw a dummy in my daughter's mouth at about 3 weeks old to help settle her down one day, and well, i went with it and haven't looked back. so when my second baby arrived, i was a lot more relaxed and knew that more than likely i would have a dummy for her.

we all worry about what's going into our baby's mouth, some things can't be helped, but a dummy can be. the natursutten soothers are made from all natural pure rubber. they are non-toxic, bpa free, phthalate free, have no allergy causing substances, no artificial colours, aswell as also being completely biodegradable and non harmful to the environment. they have no cracks, crevices or joints where bacteria can hide, so they are very hygienic. they definately tick all the right boxes.

pictured above is the orthodontic in size small {0-6 months}. it also comes in sizes medium {6-12 months} and large {12+ months}. the round pictured is in size medium {6-12 months}, it's also available in sizes small and large. what's the difference between the two and which one is right for you?

orthodontic : is better for their teeth - providing it is placed in the right position. if they are placed in your baby's mouth upside down, they can actually do more harm than good.

round : cannot be placed in wrong and are a popular choice recommended by midwives and clinic nurses, especially before baby has teeth. this shape also tends to work better for breast fed babies as their tongue is positioned under the teat as it is during breast feeding and this helps prevent nipple confusion.

the dummy will gradually change to a darker colour during use. this is normal and is your signal that it needs to be replaced. you should generally replace your child's dummy between 6-8 weeks of use.

i've had frankie on the natursutten dummy for two weeks now and i highly recommend them. if your baby has a dummy and it's time to replace it, don't head to big w, jump online and give these ones a try. you can purchase them from eco child {} for $9.96 each.

Friday, August 5, 2011

loving : native shoes

a shoe addiction? who me? who us? we're loving the natives right now. so comfy. so the summer connies!

the mini me wears : pink jefferson natives from
the yummy mummy wears : grey jefferson natives from

Thursday, August 4, 2011

kindy kat

that's right, there's no abc kids playing in the background at our house today. my biggest little girl started kindy for her first time. today is going to be the start of a whole new chapter. i am so proud right now.