Children

Kids and their Pocket Money

Kids and their Pocket Money

  For little people who don’t earn an income, it’s remarkable how often children have a little money in their pockets. From family gifts to parental allowances and beyond, there are plenty of ways those little guys find to scrounge up some cash every now and then....
Get The Adults to Leave Home

Get The Adults to Leave Home

More and more children are making the return home after college and university. Post secondary education is more expensive than ever before, and leaves kids often high in debt and without a job yet. Having them move back in may seem like the logical next step, and may...

Rethinking Thrift Store Shopping

  There are some terrific bargains to be had at your local charity or thrift shops these days. There’s no stigma to finding a bargain and putting your money to good use – do this for ten years and you’ll be way ahead of the pack! I’m not suggesting buying exclusively...

Life Insurance

  You trust no one but yourself when it comes to providing the security and a comfortable life for your loved ones but what if you are not around or suffering from a critical illness?Would you be happy with the knowledge that your family will be provided and cared for...

Play N Wrap

Play N Wrap is a 2-in-1 product as it’s a storage bag and also a play mat; perfect for all those little toys your children just love to play with. When you lay the Play N Wrap out flat, it’s a circular, soft play mat for the children to play on with their...

3 Habits of Effective Mums

  There’s no doubt that our habits form our lives. If you’re habitually late, unorganised and feel ‘out of control’ then you’re going to have a harder time coping throughout the day than someone who is organised, on time for appointments and feels confident and in...

School Term Lunchboxes – sorted!

  This makes enough for one child so just double up or bake some extra cakes if you need to make more. Also we are removing the crusts so we can dry them out and make breadcrumbs, that way I know they wont be wasted. There’s always the option to buy cake mixes...

Beautiful Bubbles Recipe

  Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons liquid detergent (Fairy and Morning Fresh Original work well) 1 tablespoon glycerine (I get mine here but you can find it at supermarkets and pharmacies) 1 teaspoon white sugar Directions: Mix all ingredients together...

Bubble Mix – Safe and Savvy

Ingredients: 3  1/2 cups water – water that has been left outside for a few days works well 1  1/2 cups detergent (Morning Fresh Original and Fairy both give good results) 1/2 cup glycerine (I get mine here but you can find it at supermarkets and pharmacies) A...

Little Innoscents

Little Innoscents is our business of review this week. If you Google ‘organic baby skincare’ Little Innoscents will be one of the first businesses you come across, with their vast range of organic baby products we are not surprised! Antonette Golikidis is...

Rival Golfer Clothing

Well, this is quite exciting because this business only launched it’s website on the 27th of May. So not even three weeks ago! We had better tell you who we are talking about – it’s the edgy golf clothing brand; Rival Golfer. Within their current stock...

Balance Buddy

We received an awesome product to review this week – Balance Buddy sent in their Busy Bee Balance Bike. This yellow and black balance bike was the ideal product from my toddler to review as he is two years old and definitely can use help with his co-ordination...

Pilanky by Happy Jo Designs

With the school holidays well under way, I have no doubt many of you would have wished you had a Pilanky handy. No more pulling out mattress, finding extra sheets and pinching pillows from others…. “Pilanky? What are you referring to APR?” I know you are all...

Emerald Cottage – Mink blanket

My gosh, have you been over to Emerald Cottage’s website? It is a beautiful website and they stock gorgeous product. Their product range is for baby’s, children and mothers. There is costumes, toys, blankets and more but it is the sensationally soft Baby...

A Quick Age Appropriate Gift Guide

  Infants We’re all aware that infants prefer the packaging to the product 99% of the time! But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be given gifts to stimulate their young minds and senses. Soft toys that are huggable and washable are best at the earlier stage. Something...

Child Restraint Info

  Newborn – 6 months (Approx up to 9 kg): Your baby up to the age of six months must be restrained in an approved rearward facing restraint. 6 Months – 4 years (Approx 8-18kg): From six to twelve months your baby must be restrained in either a rearward or a...

KBS Designs – Dinosaur Tail

KBS Designs is a funky website with lots of fun things for the home. The creative Karyn Sealby, owner and designer at KBS Designs, has created a website that keeps you fascinated with her unique, one of a kind designs for the nursery and home. “I am now a mother of 2...
Sun Zapper Sunscreen

Sun Zapper Sunscreen

Follow Sun Zapper on Facebook | Instagram It’s that time of the year again – SPRING AND SUMMER IN AUSTRALIA. No doubt you are looking for a sunscreen that will protect everyone in the family, no matter what skin type – well Sun Zapper have all your...

Safety Food Peeler

Jacklyn James of Kiddies Food Kutter has sent in their latest product to be reviewed, and that product is the Safety Food Peeler. We received the pack of three Safety Food Peeler’s containing the colours Red, Yellow and Blue. We sent these onto our reviewers;...

My Night Light

The lovely Phillipa from My Night Light http://www.mynightlight.com.au kindly sent us one of her beautiful night lights to review this week. My Night Light is an Australian Business based in Brisbane in Queensland that has a large range of lights to suit all areas of...

Wet Sock Treatment

  Okay it sounds weird, but give it a try before you make fun of it…When we get sick around here one of the first things we give a try (at least on the kiddos) is this Wet Sock Treatment. I had a lady teach me this method a few years ago. She said it was considered to...

Homemade Ice Pack

  2  cups of water 1/3 cup (80%) alcohol- rubbing alcohol or vodka, etc. Zipper- top plastic bag Combine water and alcohol in a zip lock bag. Seal top and freeze. The alcohol keeps it from freezing solid and creates a gel-like ice pack.I like to put this in another...

Homemade Cough Syrup

  Ingredients 1½ cups pure honey ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1-5  lemons, juiced (the more the better) Instructions Add honey, olive oil and lemon juice to a small saucepan Stir over medium heat just until steaming Remove from heat and let cool completely Place into...

Save For Starting a Family

Starting a Family Smart Wanting to start a family is completely natural. We all hit that age and begin to want more than just our partners for a family but, as most of us are also aware, having kids is not cheap. Most people start working to save for it long before...

Budgeting For Your Child’s Education

Budgeting for education Children are expensive, no parent doubts it, and one of the biggest costs of childhood comes in the form of education. Budgeting for education depends a lot on where you intend to send your child, and how much tuition can be reduced with...

Kids Activities Delivered

Sarah is the woman behind Kids Activitites Delivered and is a qualified teacher with 5 years of classroom experience. She is now a stay at home mum who lives in a gorgeous part of North East Victoria and has spent much of her time teaching herself different skills,...

Colorific – Bloom Pops

Colorific is a ‘toy store’ with difference. The people behind the business have worked hard to bring us fun, innovative, safe, quality products for our children. Their newly released craft brand, Bloom Pops is the one we are excited to introduce to you today. It is...

Cuties by Zootys

  WIN A HI VIZ WORKWEAR SET FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/AussieProductReview These are the cutest little workwear outfits we have ever seen here at Aussie Product Review! Cuties by Zootys provide Hi Viz work shirts and clothing for kids in...

Cocoon Couture

Wow! We received our beautiful review product, which I will reveal shortly; once I saw this product I headed straight to their website to see what other products this Aussie business sells. They are all as I hoped; whimsical, unique and I would use the word exclusive....

Global Kids Oz

Global Kids Oz, do you remember this business name from a few weeks ago? We reviewed one of their amazing recycled mats! Well, this week we have more wonderful products from Global Kids Oz. Now, if you didn't get around to checking out their website last review,...

Global Kids Oz

This weeks review, the first for 2014, is a wonderful ‘Tracks’ game mat for children from a unique company, Global Kids Oz. Global Kids Oz is an information and resource rich website built on the foundation of a critical need for a more multicultural understanding...

Bamboo Bubby – ScratchMeNot

If your baby or toddler suffers from eczema you will know how helpless you can feel at times to stop their pain and itchiness. To try and relieve eczema can be a 24 hour job and particularly difficult at night when you aren’t there to monitor those little hands...

Glow in the Dark Skeleton

A review for the kids this week from SMARTY ARTY – Glow-In-The-Dark Sand Art Skeletons! The kids will love making these for a Halloween treat! The kit comes complete with everything you need to make your own glow in the dark skeleton. Get ready for some bone rattling...

Koodle Kids

  To everyone who has a child young or old, this is a wonderful piece of art which will be individually special and meaningful to you. Koodle Kids able you to create a customised Minimalist Ultrasound Canvas Print; upload your ultrasound photo easily on the Koodle...

ABC Funpads

Reviewing the city theme ABC Funpad this week from cheekielilmonkie.com.au, was, dare I say it, fun! The ABC Funpad is a well made, elasticised coffee table cover that is well padded to protect your table from the little ones, six months and over, while also keeping...

Green Ant Toys

Polly Green is the director of Green Ant Toys and this week we are reviewing their Cardboard Gingerbread Playhouse. Believing that children develop from creative play, Green Ant Toys offer a large range to suit children from birth to over eight years. It’s a site that...

Jack N’ Jill Kids

If you have ever been concerned about the additives and chemicals that your children are ingesting day after day then this weeks review will interest you. Jack N’ Jill Kids are a Melbourne based company that sell toothpaste for kids that is 100% safe with no fluoride,...

Master and Miss

This weeks review is from the gorgeous Liane Shannon, who is the brains and brawn behind Master and Miss. Her designs are unique, edgy and just beautiful for children. Master and Miss is a wonderful Australian company that not only sell 100% organic, Australian made...

Funky Elephant

Two entrepreneurial young mums, Reg and Barbara started Funky Elephant because they wanted to create something that would help their children, by not only keeping them entertained, but also by helping them learn and develop new skills. Their great Aussie business,...

Tiny Touch Jewellery – Inkless Print Kit

As many of our followers would know, Rashelle from Aussie Product Review had an adorable baby boy 5 weeks ago and thanks to Tiny Touch Jewellery both Rashelle and bub got to review the Inkless Print Kit which ultimately is a great keepsake for Rashelle and her family...

MyLight

This week we introduce you to MyLight, an Aussie business based in Adelaide that hand makes personalised night lights, (or bar lights). These personalised light boxes are tailor-made to suit your tastes. With a range of fonts, light box colours, graphics and two...

The Lemon Tree Book Company

After three years of reviewing Aussie businesses and their products, we are still discovering unique and intriguing products and I have to say, this week we have yet another to share with you. The Lemon Tree Book Company has created a craft activity pack suitable for...

Perfect Kids Party Shop

Children's' parties; I have to say they have stepped it up a notch since I was a kid! These days the parties can be so organised, attractive, not to mention extremely appealing for the kids and really it's not surprising when you have a online website like...

Imaginabox – On The Gro

Isn't it funny that when you buy a toddler something which comes in a box they end up playing with the box rather than with the toy. Well, this week we bring to you the perfect accompaniment for that cardboard box;  Imaginabox from On The Gro. On The Gro has four...

Dinosnores – Baby & Toddlers

  Our followers should be familiar with the Aussie business Dinosnores as it was only a few weeks ago we reviewed the Dinosnores Sleepy Stories for primary school ages children; the honeybee and pterosaur sleepy stories. This week we bring you reviews from two mothers...

Dinosnores

Dinosnores Sleepy Stories is a relatively new business, only being launched in 2011. Dinosnores Sleepy Stories are wonderfully told stories and soundscapes which will help teach children relaxation along with visualisation skills to ultimately get them to drift off...

Platypus Australia

  When it comes to outdoor activities there is nothing more important than sun protection. Platypus Australia has created a fashionable range of excellent protection, UPF 50+, swimwear for baby's through to children aged 14. Their range includes absolutely every...

Baby Connect

  Baby Connect sent us some of there unique products to review, so I head to the website to checkout the rest of their products and complete my review. Wow I love website; it's simple yet inviting, colourful and easy to navigate around. Select a category and...

MyColourCup – Twist-id Products

If you have children you know at times the amount of cups or glasses they can use in a day is sometimes astounding. One cup per child per day is all that is required but I can tell you this doesn’t happen most days in our household. With the MyColourCups on their way...

Yasna Imports – Matt’s Munchies

Yasna Imports is a family-owned Australian company, which searched for a product to import, wholesale and distribute that was nut-free; gluten-free; dairy-free; had no artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Matt's Munchies was the product that ticked all...

Name Your Dummy

Name Your Dummy have a diverse range of baby and toddler products, most of which you can personalise with your child's' name. There are lunch boxes, dummy clips, bibs, bottles and baby dummy's. This week we have been lucky enough to review personalised...

Smilefile

“I love organisation, but have to admit I'm not all that good at it. Once I unpacked the Smilefile Kit I knew this was a product for me.” A Smilefile is a colourful archive storage system made up of durable folders, document boxes and plastic pockets,...

Kidz 5 A Day

A nutritious powerhouse that combines 33 rainbow coloured fruit and vegetables into a healthy organic treat! Kidz 5 A Day contains premium organic whole food ingredients and no inexpensive fillers and nonessential ingredients. Actually it is all natural, therefore...

“Molly and Friends” Children’s Book

  I am a 30 year old mother of one and I found this children's book to be a delight to read to my son The illustrations are very unique and have a life like quality about them. I have really enjoyed reviewing this book, “Molly and Friends“. This week...

Personalized Dummies and Bottle Labels

If you pop over to the Personalized Dummies and Bottle Labels website we are sure you will leave with something! 🙂 This fun and colourful website has cute personalised dummies and bottle labels, suitable colours for both boys and girls and there are other awesome...

UpDownSideKids

UpDownSideKids; once you see these unique products you will understand this clever business name {which has a cute little story to go with}. I think all the UpDownSideKids range just radiate ‘for kids’ in my point of view, but mostly would be the fact that...

Moppet Poppet

  If your little girl has a favourite doll or teddy or you are looking for that perfect girly gift, you can’t go past Moppet Poppet! They carry a huge range of quality doll clothes that are focused on fashion trends and contemporary styling. The range Moppet...

Kiddie Concepts

With all our little ones in our Aussie Product Review family we had no shortages of reviewers for the Kiddie Concepts Adaptable Kiddie Bottle’s. I love this bottle! It would have saved me some money had I have known about it when my bub was born! Essentially,...

Pure Poppet

Now days, most of us are well aware of the negative impact chemicals, such as colourings and preservatives can have on our bodies. When it comes to our children I would say most of us are even more conscience of what we allow them to be lathered in, moisturised with...

Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!

New Children’s Books Perfect for the ‘Little Worrier’ After some of her own experiences in life with her eldest son Bayley, Nicky Johnson, has written and self-published two highly successful and powerfully helpful children’s books; Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!...

Kiddies Food Kutter

The knife that cuts food, not fingers! We bring you a wonderful product this week, Kiddies Food Kutter, a safe serrated knife suitable for children aged 2 and up. This product is a great starting point for your child to get familiar with a serrated knife at meal...

Boutique Brands

Actor Tom Cruise playing ‘Maverick’ in Top Gun made aviators famous; now your baby and/or toddler can have his or her own pair of very cool aviator sunglasses thanks to Babiators. Boutique Brands is the great business which sent us an awesome pair of Black Ops...

MIDA – Clothing for little Aussie blokes

Inspired by a little Aussie bloke, for little Aussie blokes.  New season wear has now come in at MIDA and we have some of their great new designs to show you. If your little boy loves colour, comfort and trains, he is going to love the new seasons wear. This is our...

Skwirk Interative Learning

For the first time, Aussie Product Review will be reviewing a service, but I would describe Skwirk more as a community. Skwirk, pronounced school work quickly, is an interactive learning website. One of the great things about Skwirk is that all the content is...

Toosh Coosh ~ Kids’ Support Seat

‘I love a Mum/Dad invention; you just know it is going to be so useful!’ ~ Rashelle from Aussie Product Review. Toosh Coosh is no exception! This kids’ support seat is suitable for children from 3 to 8 years of age. 3 to 8; the ages where they don’t want to sit on a...

Neat 2 Eat

Most of us at some stage would have had trouble getting our children to eat, well, we hope that this week’s reviewed business and product gives the power back to the parents. 😉 Neat 2 Eat has fun, colourful products on their online store which will bring some...

SmartStix

What fun SmartStix are! We had a blast with these chopsticks. They made dinner time fun and full of smiles. We received Thomas and Petty training chopsticks plus an adult chopstick design in orange. SmartStix are Edison chopsticks for children aged three and over. Not...

Allergy Riders

You probably haven’t heard of Allergy Riders just yet as they have only launched their website recently, but I am sure you will hear about and see plenty of Allergy Riders products around very soon! What is Allergy Riders I hear you asking….. Well, it is a fun...

Magnetic Moves

With their range of magnetic charts, Magnetic Moves aims to help your child develop independence and learn a sense of routine. These charts also assist the parents by creating a solution to help manage busy homes and busy schedules. We are reviewing the Magnetic Moves...

pinkberry kisses

This week we have reviewed lovely hair accessories by pinkberry kisses. We were sent four different designs, all of which were impeccably made and presented on pinkberry kisses cards which match their website. Jessica was our reviewer for pinkberry kisses; at three...

The Wall Sticker Company

The Wall Sticker Company is an Australian business specialising in marvellous wall decals. This business was started by two friends in Melbourne in 2006, since then their on-line business has been growing fast and you can see why with all the great designs they offer....

Happy go Lucy – Piccolo Picasso

Happy go Lucy have a unique range of apparel but with the new addition of the Piccolo Picasso Colour Me In Tee they have really out done themselves. The Piccolo Picasso is a children’s T-shirt that comes just as a printed outlined design, the rest of it is up to the...

Bonito Baby

Bonito Baby is an online store which specialises in children’s products from baby through to toddler, and a few items beyond. They carry a huge range of stock in every category you could think of, whatever you are looking for is bound to be there! The item we...

Keiki Designs

Today’s review is from Keiki Designs. They design a fantastic range of baby and children’s clothing, blankets, bibs and breastfeeding covers. The first thing that stood out to us about these products was the fabrics being used. Besides being 100% cotton which is great...

Sun Shadow Slippers

We were delighted to review these very special slippers from SunShadow Slippers who are based at Mullumbimby, NSW. Here’s a little about them: For those of you who are not familiar with the Steiner philosophy you may not be aware of the importance of daily rhythms...

Catnaps Pyjamas

Pyjamas; Kids spend all night in them. That works out at usually more than 12 hours a day, so they must be comfortable for them! Well, Catnaps has provided the perfect pyjamas! Catnaps was established in 1996 and has been operating at the Red Hill craft market and...

Be Brave

This week’s review has been created by the ingenious ladies at BeBrave, Marie and Antoinette. The BeCool Wrap Box set was created after an experience when Marie’s son was injured at home in a treadmill accident. The cold pack was too big and uncomfortable for her...

Bright Star Kids

For review this week is another great Australian business, Bright Star Kids wall graphics sent to us by Rachael Thomas. Bright Star Kids have a fantastic range of removable wall art stickers to choose from but they don’t stop there! They also have other great...

Oopsie

Here at Aussie Product Review we were very excited to receive these great products by Oopsie. Their product range includes a bottle bag, lunch bag and a multipurpose bag all of which come in both their unique modern fabric designs, red scooter or their beautiful blue...

Little Squeaky Shoes

This week our review is on Little Squeaky Shoes. Firstly, the packaging of these cute little shoes was just as exciting as the shoes themselves. The shoes we received were a girl’s pair of ‘Purple Posies’ and they are just adorable. Designed with all little girls in...