It’s the little things that make a big difference to everyday life: fresh flowers for no reason; a cheeky smile from your baby while enjoying the night time feed; a sneaky kiss from your eldest who is far too ‘cool’ for cuddles in public. As mums, we deserve to be surprised and showered with little treats every now and again.
Are you expecting or know someone who is having a baby? Would you like to have a box filled with beautiful products, vouchers and discounts to some of the best baby essentials? Babyology have created Subscription Boxes, filled with everything a Mum needs to take care of their baby and also themselves. Every three months Babyology hand-pick a selection of products specifically for baby and their Mums. Some are practical, some are decadent, but all of them are terrific products that we love.
Here is a sneak peak of this month’s box, filled with gorgeous samples, vouchers, products and gifts worth $59
Delivered straight to your door, these beautiful boxes are the perfect way to surprise yourself, or treat a friend, sister or any Mum who has a baby. The best thing is I’m giving away one of these beautiful boxes to one special Happy Ella After follower! Whether you want to give it to yourself, or as a present to a special Mum, or Mum to be…this is a gorgeous prize!
To be in the running to win, simple list below who you would give it to and why. This competition is open to Australian Residents only. The competition is open from 1pm Sunday 20th March and closes on Monday 28th March at 5pm AEDST. Entry is via commenting below this blog post, including who you would like to win this prize and why. The winner will be notified within 24 hours of the competition closing.
Kids need good shoes. They need comfortable, durable shoes that stay on. THAT STAY ON!!! If you are lucky, these shoes may also look cute and funky. Like adults, kids can get swept up into wanting the most sparkly, funky, crazy cool shoes on the market. However I’ve learned that you get what you pay for. Shoes can look great, but they can be cheap and nasty. Think blisters and sore feet. They fall apart after two wears. The velcro is rubbish and doesn’t work.
For Ella, she has been able to get away with having buckles / clips. She’s actually enjoyed her shoes and has kept them on most of the time. Hudson is another story. His current obsession for all things shoes means that he wants to wear five different kinds in five minutes. He also loves taking them off at any given point of time. So I was thrilled when Bobux were relaunching their brand in Australia and asked me to test out their range. Given that it was Ella’s Birthday coming up, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out a girl and boy’s pair from their new PLAY range.
If you don’t know about Bobux, then here is a brief summary. Bobux started in New Zealand and have recently relaunched their brand here in Australia. Their whole their new range is styled to demand attention and be sought after by trendsetting Mums and Dads worldwide expert foot health is very much at the hear of everything they do. The Bobux shoe works with the concept of ‘stage, not age;. This means that rather than focussing on the age of a child, each range has been developed to suit the different stages of a child’s development, from newborn to children confidently running. They look at how kids use their shoes to run, jump, kick and climb and changed their design approach to make sure that their product actually enables kids to do these things in comfort.
The PLAY range includes the BLAZE collection for confident walkers and the Xplorer for crawlers and new walkers.
We decided to try the pink Unicorn Blaze for Ella, and the blue Wolf Blaze for Hudson. Here is what we found….
- Immediately Ella was drawn to the gorgeous animal graphic. The design actually has been focussed on helping kids to remember their left and right. Totally cool!
- They stay on. THEY STAY ON. No matter how hard he tries, Hudson cannot get them off. The velcro is strong. As a Mum who battles to find shoes around the house, this is by far the most amazing benefit of these shoes. Thank you!!!!!
They are light, and the kids love running in them. The Blaze range are the lightest of shoes and are made of advance rubber composite soles.
- No worries when walking / running in the wet. I honestly couldn’t believe this! Inspired by Formula 1 tyre tread and designed for good grip on heel and toe, the soles are designed to expel water and so your little ones have better traction when running around!
They look great. Funky and cool, I get so many questions about where they are from.
So if you are after a great ‘go to’ brand for your kids, then I would highly recommend Bobux. They may be a little more expensive than your average shoe, but honestly….they are worth it. You can check out their range here www.bobux.com.au/play
As you know, I’m lucky enough to be a brand ambassador for Netflix, and as a member of their STREAM TEAM, I get to check out the new, and up and coming flix and shows for kids and families. If you are new to Netflix, then you need to get on it! For a small monthly fee, you can stream tv and movies straight to your television. What you want, when you want it. You can also tailor your shows, and recommendations to each member of your family. It even remembers what you have watched, and goes back to the places that you finished. This is particularly fabulous if you are watching a series, or have been interrupted by a little person who does not want to go to sleep!
Right now, Ella is loving Ever After High. Based on the fairy tale characters that we know and love, these are the tales of their offspring. The daughters of Snow White, Cinderella, Ripunzil and more live out their adventures at high school.The kids of fairy-tale characters attend a school with two cliques: those who accept their fairy-tale destinies and those who want to write their own.
What’s even better is that you can download an App to your phones and iPads so your little ones can play along with their favourite characters. Their characters are also available in toy stores, and with gorgeous outfits like these…your child will adore them.
You can catch Ella After High on Netflix now.