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Kids love to play games but so often they’re either difficult for them to enjoy on their own without help or other players, or they’re things like computer games with little educational value. LOGICO is different! It’s... Read More


5 Style Mistakes to Avoid when you’re Pregnant and Breastfeeding

There’s no need to compromise on style when it comes to dressing for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Follow these great style tips from Milk and Love, and save time and money searching for maternity and breastfeeding clothes that are both comfortable and stylish. Style mistake 1: Synthetic Fabrics are NOT your friend When shopping in the …

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Fitness Bands for Kids

John Rohn once said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live,” and when it comes to our children it couldn’t ring more true – or important.  How many times a day do we worry about our children getting enough of the good stuff?  Fresh air, sunlight and outside time? Keeping …

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The iRobot Roomba 980 (Robotic Vacuum Cleaner) — The Review

In our busy lives and households, there’s always so much going on that finding the time to clean is never easy. If you could take one of the main household chores off that list, wouldn’t it be great? That’s exactly what the iRobot Roomba 980 is designed to do. It’s an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner …

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The iRobot Braava 380 (Floor Mopping Robot) — The Review

I think most people I know have heard of the Roomba — the automated robot vacuum cleaner — but have you heard of an automated mop? Similar to the iRobot Roomba, the iRobot Braava 380 is a scientifically advanced cleaning machine that scoots around your house doing your cleaning for you so you can get …

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Review of GROW with Nature Play App, Nature Play Queensland

Need help getting your children back into nature? There’s an app for that! There is a growing body of research that points to nature play as an essential component of ensuring a child’s well-being and development. Contact with nature invokes a number of health benefits for children, including improved cognitive function, increased creativity, reduced symptoms …

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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Vacuum — The Review

With two dogs, a cat, three kids and a very busy life, it’s safe to say that I need a really decent vacuum cleaner that will pick up all the detritus of everyday life quickly and efficiently. I equally desire a vacuum that will get our home environment clean, hygienic and healthy, without requiring too …

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little wuppy® worry puppy

Let’s be honest, anxiety is horrible!!! And when you’re a child, it can be very daunting, frightening and exhausting. Your mind and body tend to do things that you can’t explain, let alone control! It can become very overwhelming. A little bit of comfort Enter little wuppy®! The little wuppy® is a sausage dog worry …

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Amazing Ways A Trampoline Can Change Your Kids’ Life

The trampoline has always been the gift that keeps on giving. According to Kelly Burstow from leading Australian blog “Be A Fun Mum“, if she could only pick one piece of play equipment for her kids, it would be the trampoline. As trampolines evolve and become safer and bouncier, there is no doubt that the trampoline …

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Creative Story Stones

Review of Creative Story Stones thanks to early educator Angela Hudson who was gifted the story stones as part of this review.  The buzz of animated conversation among young children is music to any parent or teachers’ ears. It means that oral language is stimulating ideas and deep learning is happening. There are many tools and …

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Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum — The Summary Review

I think it’s fair to say that most people recognise Dyson as a leading manufacturer of the highest quality vacuum cleaners but I also have to admit that I think of them as a bit of an investment. For me I want a vacuum that will last for several years, performing at the same level …

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Recycled Mats with Aboriginal designs – perfect for families

Recycled Mats turn unwanted and discarded materials into beautiful mats, which are functional, practical and beautifully designed. Perfect for family life, the mats also feature artwork by Australia and New Zealand’s First Nation people, including celebrated Aboriginal artist, Angela Marr-Grogan. Angela says that using the designs of Indigenous people is a special way to acknowledge …

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Zoom Carwash | The carwash that’s fun for kids and affordable for families

If you’re looking for quality detailing and car washing at affordable prices, with passionate customer service, you won’t need to look any further than Zoom Carwash. With over 13 years’ experience in car washing, Zoom Carwash is a family business that has grown to become not only the most environmentally friendly chain of carwashes but …

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Stylish Shoes with Additional Support | FRANKiE4 Footwear

Life is pretty busy being a mum — chasing the kids around, running errands, working, and everything else we manage to squeeze into the average day. We’re on our feet all day, and it can be hard. When we buy footwear for sports or the gym, we look for comfort and support as well as …

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Where to Buy Discount Lego in Brisbane

Lego is a popular toy for kids of all ages, giving them opportunity to explore their creativity by building masterpieces or simply practicing their construction skills with pre-set designs. There are Lego and Duplo ranges to suit both boys and girls – from the Star Wars and Ninjago ranges to the Lego Friends and Lego …

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Little Chomps Messy Mealtime Smock | Managing the Mess

Whether you are introducing solids or have a toddler mastering his cutlery skills, mealtime can be messy, very messy. While traditional style bibs are great at protecting the front of clothing, they do leave sleeves, laps and sides exposed, leading to multiple outfit changes a day and a laundry full of soaking buckets. That’s where the …

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Magical Wooden Fairy Doors from The Fairy Door Store

The Fairy Door Store is the creator of tiny little Wooden Fairy Doors. Based in Brisbane and created in 2010, they have inspired the imaginations of children (and adults!) throughout the world! What is a Fairy Door? Fairy Doors are little tiny wooden doors that are the entrance to Fairyland. They can be attached to …

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Stikins® Name Labels in Australia at Stick and Stay Labels

UK brand Stikins® Name Labels are new to Australia and now offered by Stick and Stay Labels. NO ironing and NO sewing required, attach them to your clothing, shoes, bags, lunchbox, books etc. They will go through your washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and dishwasher. What are Stikins® Name Labels? UK brand Stikins® name labels …

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NightLights For Toddlers

As parents of a newborn who would scream for hours each night, we know firsthand the debilitating effects sleep deprivation can have on parents. After trying every trick in the book to get our baby to settle, we resorted to a colour changing LED night light mobile. Miraculously, that night our baby drifted off to …

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A Watch To Help Your Kids Tell the Time

I have an 8 year old son who has a gift for Maths. Jack pretty much loves all things involving numbers except for telling the time. I too remember finding it challenging to learn to tell the time and understand it to be a fairly common situation for kids. I can see how it is important to get …

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The Amazing Zhus – A brand new toy product to hit Brisbane stores

Have you seen the latest toy creation from the makers of Zhu Zhu Pets in stores yet? Just released this month, The Amazing Zhus are four motorised magician pets that can perform tricks, stunts and illusions. Coupled with the Magic Disappearing Box, the Magician Hat, Sword Box, High Dive and Tomato Can, your child could …

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No more lost phone or keys with the Chipolo Item Finder!

You’ve just spent half an hour getting everything ready to go out. The kids are dressed, their shoes are on and they’re busting to get out of the house and into the car. There’s only one problem – you can’t find your car keys! We’ve all been there, most of us more than once (and …

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Music and Audio Stories to Help Kids and Babies Sleep

Music can be a great tool for creating routines and helping to energise or relax young minds, depending on the time of day. As such, music can be the perfect addition to your bedtime routine to help your child wind down for a good nights sleep. Depending on your child’s age, and their unique tastes, there …

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Revolutionary head lice treatment – Licetec V-Comb

Have you ever had that call from your day care centre or school? The one that has you all red faced and rushing to collect your son or daughter immediately?  Then, when you get there, you find your child isolated from the others while furiously scratching their head… Yep, I’m talking about the dreaded head …

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Real Dolls for Real Children

Why it’s time dolls got real and how you can help I have a distinct memory of playing with Barbie’s, and it is probably not shockingly dissimilar to other people’s memories.  My friend and I where only 11 years old, and as we dressed up our Barbie’s we discussed to great lengths how we wished …

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The Worlds Safest Pram

Most of us may have witnessed or even potentially experienced a runaway pram. In most cases this is minor, perhaps rolling a couple of inches before some quick acting brings the pram to a stop and the brakes are locked. However the outcome is not always this favourable. An estimated 200 Queensland children under the …

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Awesome Non Chocolate Easter Gift Ideas

Finding chocolate alternatives to Easter is a necessity for many families and a desire for even more. For some it is about taking away the focus of chocolate and food and for others it’s about remembering what Easter is all about. If you DO want to buy your child a gift for Easter that is …

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Lego Elves

The new Lego Elves Theme is here! We are beyond thrilled that Lego is entering the world of magic, moving away from reality and attracting new fans with a wonderful new fairy type theme. Is walking across your living room often on the same pain threshold as running a gauntlet of hot coals? Do you …

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A Brisbane Kids Review of Clarks Shoes

Proudly Sponsored by Nuffnang and Clarks Australia My 5 year old Tom is boisterous, cheeky and unintentionally destructive. Like most 5 year olds, he has an excessive amount of energy that he will be burning off at school next year when he begins prep. I am excited for him, sympathetic for the teachers and sad …

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Boutique Photography Studio Brisbane | Maree Coster

Life with a newborn, toddler or older child (or perhaps all three!) can be chaotic at times, and the thought of a photographer coming to your home to photograph the craziness may not be appealing. That’s why Maree Coster of Brisbane Baby Photography has a dedicated studio at Albion. There’s no need to frantically mop …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Trampolines

We all know that Brisbane Kids love trampolines. They love the thrill of rebounding off the mat high into the air and we love that they’re getting great exercise and expending some of their seemingly endless energy! Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about trampolining … 1. Trampolining is the most efficient, …

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Meditation CD for Primary School Aged Kids

In our modern society there are a lot of pressures on children from a young age. The hectic pace of primary school and extracurricular activities can often leave some kids struggling with emotions and stresses that they have no skills to handle. Meditation can be a wonderful way for children to unwind and embrace these …

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The AbdoMend C-Section Recovery Kit

No matter how a baby is brought into this world, it is a truly momentous, life changing and moving event. But anyone who has had a Caesarean section will know that it can also involve a lot of post-operative pain, limited mobility and lifting, difficulties with the wound and scar, and a fairly long recovery …

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Breastfeeding – Being Confident With Your Baby’s “Normal”

So it is with much excitement and a fair amount of anticipation that I find myself at the cusp of hitting that glorious 28 week mark in pregnancy.  The third trimester.  The final race (or quick waddle) to a finish line that will reward me for all my discomfort, awkwardness and rollercoaster of emotions with …

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Preserve Precious Memories with The Fingerprint Tree Guest Books

The Fingerprint Tree has created a stunning range of unique products to capture your milestone celebration in the form of a long-lasting work of art. Beautifully presented and wonderfully original, the Fingerprint Tree and Seedlings will remind you of that special day, taking pride of place on the walls of your home. Original Fingerprint Artworks …

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Crayon Rocks | The Great “Crayon Swap”

It may sound crazy, but last month I put all of my childrens expensive Crayolas and animal shaped crayons into a bag, hid them deep in the linen closet and committed my family to the great “Crayon Swap”. Crayons designed FOR fine motor skills Why have I ditched our beloved Crayolas, you might ask? Because I’ve …

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Pringo Portable Photo Printer with WIFI | THE REVIEW

Who else has hundreds of photos stored on their smartphone? Surely it’s not just me! I take all these photos, but never get around to doing anything with them. If you’re the same then you’re going to love, love, LOVE what I just found! And it’s great for so much more than just happy snaps …

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Cook Up Some Fun with the Uptown Espresso Kitchen | THE REVIEW

My kids have been begging me for a play kitchen for ages. Whenever we go round to friends’ houses and they have one, they literally cannot be dragged away from them. Well, finally we have one and I’m as happy as the kids are, if that’s possible! Which kitchen? Choosing the best play kitchen for …

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GPS Watch For Kids | The Tic Toc Track

Today I am going to tell you about a GPS watch for kids. One you can buy TODAY. One that might give you the peace of mind you have been looking for. I saw this being discussed in a forum and I asked them to send me one to review. I have not been paid …

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Craft at Home with Mister Maker Products Australia

Mister Maker is the ultimate children’s art and crafts show that teaches and entertains in fun and imaginative ways. Mister Maker encourages every child to be a confident artist and ‘have a go’ themselves. The show stimulates kid’s personal and social growth through fun, play and experimentation, and inspires children to learn new art techniques. …

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Truzees Baby Milestone Cards

Aside from their tiny little fingers, adorable rolls of skin and all-round squishy, soft and sweet smelling newness – there is nothing more fascinating for a new parent than watching their little person experience and do things for the first time….EVER.  For although we may marvel each time we look at them at our ability …

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I’ve Got An Ow!, Child Health Diary – The Review

Worrying about our little ones starts from the moment we first see those two lines confirming their conception and continues for the entire nine months of pregnancy.  For some, the relief that is felt once their child is delivered safely into the world provides only a momentary pause before once again we find ourselves analysing …

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Roar Living | 100% Natural Cordials

We are for the little people, for the small and thoughtful gestures, for the details that make things better, in the face of the big picture, big brother and big business we’re the mouse that ROARED! Roar is an Australian company manufacturing 100% Natural Cordials. They support Australian farmers, our environment and community and a …

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Where To Get Unique School Book Covers

How good are book covers? Seriously, when my son first started prep I had no idea such magic products existed. Instead, I bravely attempted to contact an exercise book.. ok, I attempted 5 before I got one that didn’t resemble a bumpy road to nowhere. It occurred to me at that point how frustrated my …

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Our Sensory School Shoe Purchase From Athlete’s Foot

Jack is almost 7 and he needs new shoes, for school and for general play. It sounds fairly straight forward but it’s something as a mother I don’t look forward to at all. Preparation for our shoe purchase begins weeks before the actual event. I drop hints around how smelly his shoes might be (in …

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A book for easy family cooking with Food before 5

If you are a family short on time then I have found the perfect cook book for you. Its called Food Before 5 and is written Amanda Arnold. So confident in her product, she sent me a free book to review if I wished, and within 3 days I had used her book for every …

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The Little Mermaid 3D Review

The Little Mermaid is all about the wonderful spirit of the sea, of possibility and of magic.  It is so exciting to think that a whole new generation of children will be able to enjoy this stunning movie all over again with the release of The Little Mermaid 3D. Of its own accord, the ocean …

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Disney Pixar Planes

Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful CARS movies is the wonderful new animated film Planes 3D. Kids everywhere are going to LOVE this movie, as are their parents which is always a win because chances are this will be top of the TO DO list this September holidays. Memories will be made as …

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Gorgeous photo canvases | The Canvas Factory

Modern digital cameras make it incredibly effortless to take hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of your Brisbane Kids every year. Unfortunately, it is equally as easy to file these photos away without printing or displaying them. The Canvas Factory is here to end this dilemma by creating great quality, affordable canvas prints of your …

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DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S THE PENGUIN KING 3D

There is very little not to like about David Attenborough’s 3D documentary film, The Penguin King 3D.  True, these flightless birds have been featured in more than their fair share of blockbuster movies in the past but with their dinner jacket attire and two footed waddle there is something about them that draws human affection …

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SPLASHitToME Raincoats

Envirotrend have solved a problem for me with their brand new lightweight raincoats for kids. My main issue with any raincoat falls into a number of categories. They are licensed. It seems fine at the time to have a raincoat covered in some cool cartoon character but fast forward five seconds and your child no …

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Pobbles Bath Time Fun | Bath Beans

Bath time is a fun time in most households and bathtoys are a great way to amuse the kids while they get clean at the same time. Check out Bath Beans- Magical Bath Toys Bath Beans provide Magical bath time entertainment for children, (and the young at heart!) Simply place them in warm water, and …

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Baby Whisperer Brisbane

Katie Forsythe has a unique way of helping parents address their baby or young child’s sleep problems. Katie is different to other baby sleep consultants in Brisbane, as she believes that there is not only one way of dealing with issues regarding baby, toddler and young child sleep. Rather than apply a ‘one size fits …

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Managing Eczema in Babies and Kids in Brisbane

Finding a treatment for eczema in babies or toddlers especially in the Brisbane weather is an exhausting, heartbreaking and often quite isolating journey for parents, however following these tips to help your child through this upsetting and painful time can help to put all the individual piece of the eczema puzzle together towards management of …

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The Blooming Bath

The Blooming Bath I LOVE bathtime I love bathing babies because of their absolute wonder at the world of water but I also have had moments of worry and anxiety in ensuring their safety. After 3 kids I learnt there is an absolute correlation between a baby’s enjoyment of bathtime and your enjoyment of the …

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Seedling- design your own bird house

Seedling- design your own bird house We love Christmas presents that encourage creativity because it means that the present is a real gift. It also means that parents can be involved in helping Brisbane Kids to be able to express their inner artist, using the opportunity to instill a sense of confidence about their creative …

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Nature’s Child Organic Wonder Balm

We call it Magic Balm… With 2 crazy Brisbane Kids (boys) I have seen my fair share of bumps, cuts, stings and bites and have a medical kit to match with all sorts of creams and ointments. So our latest favourite is a solution to my problem of clutter and confusion. Nature’s Child Organic Wonder …

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All Natural Bubble Bath- Happy Bubbles

Happy Bubbles All Natural Bubble Bath by Natural Babycare       We love supporting mums in business, and this Brisbane Mum has come up with a special product we just had to tell you about. BUT! before we did- we tried it ourselves just to make sure it stood up to the Brisbane toddler …

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