Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: Kindy Kamper Bedding Sets

I never thought when my two boys were starting kindy that one day I would have a baby girl who would also be getting ready to go to kindy.  But you never know where life leads you, and to my joy, I do indeed have a little girl who I plan to send to kindy later this year.  For some reason I am probably more nervous about this than I was with the boys... is it because she is a girl?  Or because she is my last child who I want to keep close to me for as long as possible?

Anyway, the fact remains, she will indeed start her journey of kindy and then school one day before I know it.  I have truly blinked and she is already 10 months old... on her way to walking and turning into a gorgeous little toddler.

One of the things that you, like me, might have noticed about the beds provided at kindergartens and daycare centres is that they are not very comfy.  Normally you are just asked to provide sheets for them.... but did you know there is an alternative?  A very cute, comfy, easy to use, and easy to wash alternative?  Kindy Kamper is an Australian company that designs beautiful all in one kindy bedding.  And not only are the designs gorgeous, they are great value too at around $60.  These sets will last right through kindy, and can also be used for sleep overs or even naps around your own house if your child prefers to be with you rather than in their own room.

Some of the features that I love about these bedding sets are:

Big sewn on label for you to write your child's name on.

Top blanket is attached by zipper which makes it very easy to remove for washing or if you don't need it on.

Beautiful embroidered detail.

Corner elastic straps for kindy beds with legs.

Velcro strap which makes it so easy to just roll the bedding set up and secure the velcro strap.

Handle for easy carrying (even for a toddler).

Divine designs and beautiful finish.

So if you need a kindy bedding set head on over to Kindy Kamper and have a browse of their lovely and oh-so-practical sets!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Blogging My Box Off for Bambino Box

One of the really cool things about having a baby is all the clothes, toys, and other little goodies you get to have fun buying (and using).  I am also the sort of person that loves those "mystery box" type of things where you don't know what you have got until you open it up, then it is a bit like Christmas when you unpack your box.

So, considering that I have a baby, and that I love mystery boxes, when I heard about a new company called Bambino Box which sends out monthly goodie boxes to their subscribers, you will be able to understand why I jumped right in and subscribed!

The fantastic thing about Bambino Box is that they design each box just for YOU, so if you have a baby girl aged 4 months you won't get products more suited for a boy aged 2 years.  They also have a pregnancy box, which I really wish was around when I was pregnant a year or so ago!!

At the beginning of each month I now get a lovely box delivered to my doorstep of goodies just for me and my baby.

Each month is completely different and in past months has contained clothing, safety products, food, skincare, and so much more.

I highly recommend this fun subscription program to not only have the opportunity to try new products each month, but for the excitement of getting a whole box of new untried things in the mail!

I have written this post to take part in the Bambino Box "Blog Your Box Off" Offer, which gives you an extra month added on to your subscription.... woohoooo!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Most popular posts of all time

Wow.  It's now the year 2013.  I can't believe how quickly 2012 flew by.  With a new baby, 2 boys in school, and 2 busy businesses, the days and weeks have just slipped by so quickly.  I'm hoping 2013 brings a slightly slower pace for us!

I have now been writing this blog for nearly 4 years.  Which is very hard to believe!  So... I thought it was probably time to review all my posts (all 375 of them) and see which ones have been the most popular to date.   The following posts are the ones which have received the most traffic here on this blog:

What Products do you really need for your Newborn Baby? - 450 views
Why Cuski Comforters are so Fabulous! - 394 views
Delicious Muesli Slice Recipe - 718 views
The Value of Storytelling - 488 views
Learning to Tell the Time - 636 views
Christmas Gift Ideas for Young and Old - 1,212 views
Easy Rum Ball Recipe - 5,122 views
Christmas Star Decorations - 668 views
Outside Play Ideas for Winter - 483 views
10 Things to do in the First Trimester - 7,107 views
My Top Bathtime Tips for a Newborn Baby - 429 views
10 Things to do in the Second Trimester - 467 views
10 Things to do in the Third Trimester - 1,613 views
Introducing a new little brother or sister - 548 views
Mega Review & Giveaway - 1,100 views
Christmas Giveaway - 552 views

It has been fun going through all the posts... I'm most impressed that my article "10 Things to do in the First Trimester" has received over 7,000 hits to date! 

And, finally, I wanted to wish you all a very happy New Year! 

Monique and the team at Your Cheeky Monkey xx