Random Coolness... Happy Halloween!

BOO! Happy Halloween! I hope you’re enjoying some tomfoolery and shenanigans in honour of this oddball event. Here’s a little selection of (not so) scary goodies to get you in the mood. Even if Halloween is not your cup of tea, you can still enjoy these sweet creations. I especially adore the baby boo tee from Freddy Alphabet. Have a super fun weekend!

Halloween, Boo, Kids t-shirts, Art, Onesies, Ghosts, Monsters

Happy Halloween!

1. Boo Card, 2. Boo Onesie, 3. Boo Wall Art
4. Boo Hoo Wall Art, 5. Baby Boo Tee, 6. Boo Washi Tape
7. Printable Boo, 8. Boo Mini Print, 9. Ghosty Boo Tee

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KID Tested... Merino Baby!

Today we’re talking about Merino Baby – a range of beautiful children’s products made from 100% Australian merino wool. We’ve been testing out a few items from the current collection, including singlets, pants, hoodies, and bodysuits. I’m new to merino wool and this is the first merino clothing that I’ve tried. We also have a little giveaway at the end of the review.

Merino Baby Clothing Review

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The folks at Merino Baby design their collection for superior comfort using premium ultra-fine wool, which makes it soft against babies skin. The features of merino wool include natural comfort, temperature regulation, breathability, and odour resistance and we found that the garments retain their shape well and wash up as good as new. I was very relieved to discover that the merino is machine washable, as hand washing when you have a new addition is way too much work!

Merino Baby Clothing Review

We’ve found the Merino Baby garments cool enough to wear on a spring day, with just enough warmth for cooler evenings. I like how the garments provide a snug fit, yet have plenty of stretch so as not to restrict movement. I also love the colour palette, especially the pink and white stripes!

My favourite little outfit from the range is the pink stripe hoodie, plain pink vest, and pink and white striped pants. The hoodie has the sweetest little pocket on the front, and I kind of wish I could get one in my size! For the boys, I’m loving the blue and grey striped bodysuit with matching grey pants. It’s a simple, yet adorable look, plus all of the Merino Baby garments mix and match for a versatile wardrobe.

The verdict… classic, charming, and premium quality.

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Merino Baby Clothing Giveaway, Win, Prize

Visit the Merino Baby website or Facebook page to discover baby clothes made with only the finest 100% Australian merino wool. Fully machine washable for easy care. Perfect for layering or as undergarments. Garments designed with love in Australia for your little one.

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Competition - Giveaway - WinFor your chance to win a Merino Baby Hat and Mitten Set (valued at $29.95, size 0-24 months, colours may vary) please leave a comment below telling us why you love Merino Baby. A winner will be announced on 6 November, 2014.

 

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GIVEAWAY - Win a $100 Voucher from Baby Bootique!

KID independent proudly presents the Baby Bootique Bumper Giveaway! We have a $100 voucher up for grabs to kick start your summer shopping, with one lucky reader winning the chance to choose from new season Milk & Masuki, Livie & Luca, Saltwater Sandals, Anarkid, and heaps more! Scroll down to enter.

Baby Bootique Giveaway, Competition, Win

Competition - Giveaway - WinWould you like to win a $100 voucher to spend at Baby Bootique? To enter, simply visit Baby Bootique and tell us which item is your favourite! Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 13 November, 2014.

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Designer of the Week - Li'l Zippers

Allow me to introduce our designer of the week, Lisa from Li’l Zippers. Lisa has just released her brand new spring summer 2014 collection and it’s all about practical, yet stylish clothing for kids. In review today we have the unisex bright red zip playsuit in candy stripes. Li’l Zippers cater for both babies and toddlers, with a range of boys, girls, and unisex designs.

Li'l Zippers Summer Kids Clothing, Playsuits

The Product Review

First and foremost, I love how the Li’l Zippers range is designed with lively, squirmy, fidgety, energetic babies in mind. I’m a big fan of stylish designs for kids, however practicality is still king (especially when your little one is still in nappies). Luckily, this playsuit has both…

The Li’l Zippers candy stripe playsuit is made from 100% cotton French Terry, and features the Li’l Zippers “chin-to-bum” zip for easy and quick nappy changes (an awesome feature). Other cool features include roll cuffs on the legs and arms, contrasting striped pockets, and a detachable hood, which makes this the perfect transition piece to take you from spring, through summer, and into autumn. This playsuit is very well made and appears to be built to last. It washes up well, and is both versatile and comfortable.

The verdict… Awesome Aussie design, exceptional quality, and perfectly practical!

Li'l Zippers Summer Kids Clothing, Playsuits

The Indie Label

Lisa launched Li’l Zippers in March 2013, inspired by her role as a new mum. She says, “Being at home with my baby boy was the main driving force. He just wouldn’t stay still when it came time to change him! Also, he was born in winter, so finding bright fun clothing was hard work, especially for boys”. Lisa has been in the supply chain and wholesale industry for 15 years, so it was a natural progression to start her business.

Lisa chose the name Li’l Zippers to honour her vision for the business. She explains, “It literally was a nappy change that did it. I was dressing my son and it just came to my mind”.

Li'l Zippers Summer Kids Clothing, Playsuits

The Creative Mind

Lisa is mum to one little guy, three-year-old Jacob. She has always loved designing and is inspired by bright colours and playful clothing for boys. She says, “I love receiving feedback from my customers and look at ways that I can incorporate these new ideas into my designs”.

Lisa works with natural fibres and 100% cottons, and says, “I have no limitations when it comes to colours, the possibilities are endless!”

The Whimsical Spirit

Here’s a couple of fun facts about Lisa (in her own words):

  1. I love food, cooking, and baking (especially baking)

  2. I sound exactly like a professional singer when I sing in the shower (lol, don’t we all!)

Li'l Zippers Summer Kids Clothing, Playsuits

The Handmade Collection

You can purchase the Li’l Zippers range online, or visit Lisa on Facebook for all the latest news.

Li'l Zippers Summer Kids Clothing, Playsuits

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