Oktoberfest Brisbane is back for its tenth year, and it's not just for the grown ups! Our young family of six visited yesterday for a good dose of German culture. Although all the days are child-friendly, Sundays are especially fun because each child who visits gets two free rides. There was also a pretty cool… Continue reading Oktoberfest Brisbane for Kids!
I've heard amazing things about the German-made Manduca carrier over the years but when Lachie was eight months old, I discovered its many benefits for myself. I had been using a Hug-a-bub wrap, then a ring sling from the same brand, wearing him every day. He was getting a little wriggly and a little heavy… Continue reading Manduca Carrier Review
Meet Madame Polly! She's my trusty and pretty tag-along wherever I roam. I've been using my Madame Polly nappy bag by Isoki for a few months now so I feel most comfortable giving a review of how it functions as a) my daily arm-candy and b) a carrier for everything from nappies to dollies to… Continue reading Win a Madame Polly Nappy Bag by Isoki!
Fashions and styles have changed drastically since I first started breastfeeding back in 2009. I've usually favoured two-piece outfits (top plus jeans/skirt) for comfort and accessibility. I recently realised I've really missed wearing dresses. It's near impossible to breastfeed in most regular dresses. You either have to hoist them up, exposing everything from your knees… Continue reading Access All Areas: Organic Cotton Crew Neck Dress by Mothers En Vogue
I've long been a fan of wrap or cross-over design tops for ease of breastfeeding. If you know me personally, you'll know that I'm not particularity shy when it comes to breastfeeding in public. Who am I kidding? I'm not shy at all. Even with my first baby, I always preferred feeding in public spaces… Continue reading Access All Areas – Wrapped in Love Nursing Top
Hands up if you've ever fielded a question from one of your kids that just totally threw you! Meeeeeeeeeee!!! 🙋 Although we consider ourselves a fairly open and liberal family, and I feel comfortable answering any questions that crop up (sometimes totally out of the blue!), I admit to sometimes feeling a bit overwhelmed.… Continue reading 100+ Question Kids Have About Having a Baby
I was recently sent a Manduca baby carrier to review from Fertile Mind! I've popped some initial thoughts in this vlog post: https://youtu.be/61UHsD7IgUs Key points: 100% organic cotton inner Hemp and cotton blend outer shell 3.5kg - 20kg child weight range Three carry positions Lots of colour choices Free Kangatraining lesson Safe babywearing - please… Continue reading Initial thoughts on the Manduca carrier!
Recently I received a bottle from Twistshake to review. I've been trying out a few (big brand) bottles I've bought in local stores, without any success. I've been getting a bit of work and my mum has been minding Lachie; during the day I express in my break, store the milk and bring it home.… Continue reading Tools for Mothering: Twistshake Anti-Colic Baby Bottle
I'm kicking off my new review series, Access All Areas, with a review which will be a cinch to write, because this is my absolute favourite nursing garment to date! The Sangha Bamboo Waterfall Wrap is lightweight yet so comfortable and warm. It's compact enough to stow in my baby bag as the day heats… Continue reading Access All Areas – Sangha Waterfall Wrap by Milk and Love