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Kazoops Giveaway!

Kazoops Giveaway!

There is nothing better than supporting Australian made. If you are reading this, then chances are you have a home with young children, and chances are you probably watch a fair bit of ABC Kids from time to time, or…every day! So it’s great to know then, that some of the TV our kids are watching is produced right here in our own backyards. Kazoops is one of those shows that you may not realise is Australian. It has, however, found a global audience thanks to broadcaster CBeebies in the UK, and good old Netflix worldwide (also translated into 18 languages including all 78 songs!)

In case you didn’t know, or realise (like me), Kazoops is an animated TV series that follows the adventures of Monty, and inquisitive six year old with a vidid imagination. He kind of reminds me of my Ella. He also has a trust pet pig, Jimmy Jones. Monty confronts preconception about the world and sets out to challenge them embarking of wild and musical adventures with Jimmy Jones. Every episode gorgeously includes its own original two minute song. Love it!

Kazoops has recently launched itself into the world of literacy, releasing a series of story books and activity books. These books retail for approximately $9.95 each and are available on the shelves of Big W, Target and Dymocks. Ella and Hudson have had the chance to check the books out for themselves, and have loved reading them and playing with them whilst they watch the show at 5.55pm on ABCKIDS. It is also available on demand via ABCKids iView.

What’s even better is the fact that Aussie pre school kids are the first in the world to have access to these gorgeous books, and two lucky readers will have the chance to win a set of four! Valued at almost $40, two winners will win a prize pack each, comprising of:

  • I am Monty Story book
  • The Night’s alright story book
  • Sticker activity book
  • Activity book

To enter this competition, please head to my Instagram account to enter here!

 

Review & Giveaway: Itchy Baby Co

Review & Giveaway: Itchy Baby Co

*Please note that whilst this is a sponsored post, all opinions and findings are my own.

If you have a child that suffers from allergies and skin irritations, then you know the heartache that comes with trying to ease your child’s pain and discomfort when it flares up. My Ella, with her Irish red hair and milky white skin, unfortunately suffered her first Eczema break out in her first summer, when sun cream was applied to her arms and neck. In the common ‘sweat spots’ her skin quickly becomes dry, scratchy and irritated. Often advancing quickly into red and raw sores that can be so painful. I quickly learned that particular brands of sun cream were her enemy, as were soap based cleansers. We have medicated cream on stand by for times when it gets particularly bad, but I’ve always kept my eye out for gentle products that help protect and nourish her fragile skin, particularly in her elbow areas.

So when I was approached by the Itchy Baby Company to try their range, I was excited to hear about their similar, back story. Developed in Australia by a pharmacist mum , Julia Simmonds, her son’s eczema is the reason behind itchy baby co. She ‘had hit rock bottom’. Admitted to hospital with her toddler’s infected eczema covering more than 75% of his little body. Despite having tried product after product, countless visits to the doctor and listening to anyone who had any advice to give, here she was. Felling guilty, helpless and utterly desperate to help her little boy.

Itchy Baby Co

Itchy Baby Co

Itchy Baby Co

Itchy Baby Co

Eczema is so challenging and we deal with it every day through the emotional heartache and practical problems it throws our way. Julia’s product range contains only the goodness of natural ingredients to nourish and hydrate your child’s skin without any chemicals or irritants.

I was lucky enough to try the following products from their range:

  • Natural Oatmeal bath soak
  • Natural Oatmeal bath soak with goats milk
  • NAtrual Oatemal Bath Soad with goats milk and organic coconut
  • Natural Oatmeal moisturise with organic coconut
  • Natural Scalp Oil

I’ve been using the bath soak in the bath with both my children each night. I’ve followed this with using the moisturiser on Ella’s skin. I’ve noticed that the areas, particularly on the inside of her elbows have remained clear and free of any irritation. Ella would sometimes wake in the night with irritated and itchy skin, and this has not happened at all during the last fortnight. IT’s been wonderful and I would so far recommend the range to anyone!

I’m thrilled to be able offer one of my readers the chance to win their own chance to experience the Itchy Baby Co range. Thanks to Itchy Baby Co, I am giving away an amazing prize pack including:

1 x Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak ($14)

1 x Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak with goats milk ($16)

1 x Natural Oatmeal Bath Soak with goats milk & organic coconut ($16)

1 x Natural Oatmeal Moisturiser with organic coconut ($21)

1 x Natural Scalp Oil ($18)

Total Value of product: $85

 

To WIN:

  1. Head to Instagram
  2. like the image for the blog post, follow @happyellaafter & @itchybabyco
  3. List which product from their range you would love to try most, and how it would help your family.
  4. Tag a friend (no comp accounts please)

One winner will be chosen on (date to be advised)

To view their range and shop, head to : https://itchybabyco.com.au/shop/

Comp is open 8pm Thurs 18th April AEST and closes on Sunday 21st April at 9pm AEST. No comp accounts please. Australian residents only.

This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. By entering you are releasing Instagram of any and all responsibility and agree to the terms of use.

 

Please note: For best results we recommend bathing in itchy baby co. bath soak every day and applying our itchy baby co. moisturiser immediately after the bath, while the skin is still damp. Our moisturiser can be used as often as needed throughout the day. · It is important you patch test itchy baby co. products first for allergies. Although they develop their products without irritants everyone’s skin can respond differently to natural products.

Win a Babyology Supscription box worth $59

Win a Babyology Supscription box worth $59

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.

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Here is a sneak peak of this month’s box, filled with gorgeous samples, vouchers, products and gifts worth $59

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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.

Good luck!!!

kate

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Giveaway: Attipas Shoes Australia

Giveaway: Attipas Shoes Australia

attipas_logo1I’m always on the look out for cool shoes for little ones, and when Attipas Shoes contacted me about their range, I was taken by surprise. If you have a toddler like me, who always takes her shoes off, but loves wearing socks, then these are for you. I’m always worried about Ella’s feet on the bare floor, but yet, she hates wearing shoes in the house. But then, so do I. Step in Attipas Shoes. If you can imagine a gorgeous pair of socks, with a rubber sole, then you’ve got an idea about Attipas shoes. The difference is, their shoes / socks are actual shoes. They slip on like socks, but protect your child’s feet. You can throw them in the wash, they are light weight, fit in your handbag and don’t fall off! Perfect for a busy Mum, and equally busy toddler!

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Attipas are a world first in toddler shoes! As light as a sock but more supportive than a pre walker, these functional infant shoes ergonomically support first steps & thereafter. Attipas toddler shoes are made with a non-slip gripped sole, are highly breathable. Attipas shoes were launched in 2011 after 7 years of research & development, and are quickly becoming the number one choice in pre walker shoes. Available in 8 styles & 4 sizes, Attipas shoes are Walking Science™. From birth to 40 months. 

According to Attipas, the five key benefits of wearing their shoes include:

  1. Convenience: non-slip and machine-washable

  2. Breathable: fine holes that release heat

  3. Big Toe Box: allows free toe movement to improve

cognitive and motor development

  1. Non-toxic: to prevent exposure to potentially harmful materials

  2. Lightweight: light and flexible, just like socks

Their range is to die for. Fabulous patterns, lace ups and a new Christmas range that is just perfect for the festive season. The limited edition styles in snowflake, cherry red and white designs are back and are the perfect way for all babies and toddlers to run, jump and skip their way into the Christmas joy. Not only do they look great, but the stylish pre-walkers are lightweight and comfortable for any toddler to walk and run around in.

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Best of all, Attipas Shoes Australia are giving away a pair of their shoes, and a baby romper to one lucky reader. Valued at $29.95 each, you will get to choose a pair of shoes from their range. To win a pair of their shoes, and a gorgeous baby romper, complete the competition entry below. The competition will be open to Australian Residents Only from Monday 10th November, and will close on Monday 24th November at 6pm AEDST. Entrants need to follow the form below. The winner will be chosen randomily via the ‘Rafflecopter’ app, and the winner displayed on the Happy Ella After FAcebook Page.

GOOD LUCK!

kate

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WIN a Family Pass to Santa’s Magical Kingdom!

WIN a Family Pass to Santa’s Magical Kingdom!

SMK_TIC_609x285Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a rock somewhere, you would know that Santa’s Magical Kingdom is again coming to Melbourne this November. As a lover of all things Christmas, this experience is just simply wonderful, and brings all the things you love about Christmas to under one roof. Living in the Southern Hemisphere, we spend our Christmas in the peak of summer, and one of the best experiences is the chance for your kids to experience a winter wonderland, complete with falling snow. We were lucky enough to go last year, and even though Ella was only one, she just loved it. From the rides, to the gingerbread baking, falling snow and wonderful circus show, it was just a great day out for the family.

If you haven’t been along, here is a run down…

Santa’s Magical Kingdom, in collaboration with Santa Claus North Pole Co-operation have signed an exclusive deal to once again bring all the magic of Christmas to Melbourne in 2014, at a new home, Caulfield Racecourse. After a bringing a successful event in 2013, visited by over 120,000 people from around Australia, Santa’s Magical Kingdom will return in 2014, at a new location, Caulfield Racecourse. The new venue, will also allow Santa’sMagical Kingdom to be even bigger and better!

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Santa’s Magical Kingdom brings all the wonder and joy of a traditional Christmas. This interactive walk-through is an enchanting experience that includes everything that you love about Christmas. Get ready to be amazed as you see the magic of Christmas come to life! Santa’s Magical Kingdom was announced by the Australian Event Awards as Best New Event in Victoria 2013.

Open to the public from 15 November to 23 December, Santa’s Magical Kingdom will deliver a Christmas wonderland full of activities that will capture the imagination of children & parents everywhere. “We are extremely excited about bringing Santa’s Magical Kingdom again toMelbourne this Christmas. It’s even more exciting that we have been able to secure our new home, Caulfield Racecourse, allowing us to make the event bigger and better, as well as easily accessible to our consumers. Santa’s Magical Kingdom is a magical experience, and we can’t wait to share the magic in 2014”, commented Keith Brown, Production Director of Santa’s Magical Kingdom.

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The event will include:

• A magical Christmas walk-through wonderland

• Snow Castle and Activity Land

• Meet Santa and receive a free gift!

• A spectacular brand new Christmas themed circus show

• Roving Christmas characters

• A Christmas craft area where you can decorate your own gingerbread man and decorate your own Christmas decoration

• Interactive story reading with Mrs Claus

• Gingerbread land

• Amusement Rides and laughing clowns including a carousel, Santa’s Slay Ride, Ferris Wheel, Platform Ride and Australia’s Largest Supper

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• Plus so much more fun for the whole family

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So with all the fun, I’m lucky enough to be able to give away one lucky reader a family pass (2 adults, 2 children) worth $130. It will be for the opening weekend Nov 15 / 16. This giveaway is open to Australian Residents only. To enter, please follow the instructions below. The competition will close on Monday November 9 at 6pm AEDST. A winner will be chosen at random and shared via my blog. The winner will be sent the tickets on Tuesday November 10 via express post.

GOOD LUCK and feel free to share the love with anyone who you feel may love the experience!

For more information about Santa’s Magical Kindgom, visit here. 

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Win a copy of the Healthy Mumma Healthy e-Book

Win a copy of the Healthy Mumma Healthy e-Book

On Friday I was delighted to share a new venture by my cousin Lisa. Healthy Mumma is a new brand bringing delicious, tasty and healthy food to mums and their families. It was established in 2014 by Lisa, who has always loved food and has a passion for health and well-being since becoming a mumma to her 2 children. She believes strongly that a happy, healthy mum leads to a happy, healthy family.

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Lisa’s Healthy e-cook book has recently been launched to great success. Incorporated is range of healthy, quick and simple recipes for families, this book has already proved to be a hit as samples of yummy dinners are shared across Instagram and Facebook. Her tips are really practical as she also helps you plan ahead for your busy week.

The e-book provides fantastic recipes that cater for all dietary requirements, including; gluten free, sugar free, vegan, dairy free, nut free and full paleo eating plan. It is divided into simple sections covering:

  • breakfast
  • smoothies
  • entrees and soups
  • salads
  • mains
  • sides
  • sweets
  • condiments and treats

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I am delighted that Lisa has offered Happy Ella After Readers the chance to win your own copy of this fabulous e-book. Simply follow the link below to enter the competition. As always, entrants need to like both the Happy Ella After and Healthy Mumma facebook pages via this link. You can also earn extra entry points by leaving a comment below about your tip for being a Happy and Healthy Mum!

Enter directly below…Good Luck!

kate

 

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Flash Easter Giveway! Win an Easter activity pack with Explore & Learn Toddler

Flash Easter Giveway! Win an Easter activity pack with Explore & Learn Toddler

Are you over the chocolate yet? Are your kids searching for something apart from Easter Eggs? Well today we are holding a flash Easter give away thanks to Explore and Learn Toddler! An activity pack valued at $42.95 with four fantastic toys that will keep your kids imaginations occupied, and hopefully give them a break from all of the chocolate!

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The prize pack includes:

All you need to do to be in the running for this prize pack is go to our Facebook competition link below. Entrants need to ‘like’ both the Explore & Learn Toddler and Happy Ella After pages. You can earn extra points by tell us your favourite  Explore and Learn toy from their website and why your toddler would love it! Entry is subject to Terms and Conditions as set out in the competition app. Please note that this is open to Australian Residents only.

Explore and Learn toddler also have a 15% off site wide sale on until Wednesday using the coupon code MOVE.

ENTER OUR EASTER EXPLORE AND LEARN GIVEAWAY HERE

kate