SHOP OUR TOP 16 FAMILY GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS
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Eeek… Christmas is just around the corner, so we’ve rounded up 16 perfect gift ideas for you and your family to arrive just in time to wrap under the Christmas Tree. In each edition of Nurture, we showcase some of our favourite products from brands we trust, naturally. Here’s our top 16 recommended by parents….
DANISH BY DESIGN
The Bednest was developed by midwives and has all the right features for safe co-sleeping with your baby. Bednest is beautifully crafted from beech wood and has a fully height adjustable stand and breathable mesh sides. It is easily put up or down in less than 2 minutes without using tools.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ‘We absolutely love our Bednest bassinet. Not only does it look great, but we love having our baby so close to us in bed. Especially those first few nights at home. It makes it so easy for those night time feeds and for cuddles in the morning! Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.’
RECOMMENDED BY: Stephanie Rose
RRP $499.95 incl mattress
The Night Ollie alarm stops bedwetting at night within weeks. Our friendly character brings comfort and builds confidence. The sound & vibration alarm plus large mat surface increases success. Non intrusive to the child’s body. Suitable for children 7+ Deep sleeps & teens Pediatrician Approved, Australian designed.
Dependable. Effective. Trusted. Proven. Sustainable. Safe.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ‘This product is excellent. It has solved my child’s bed wetting issue and eased his growing anxiety. I wish that I had have started it earlier. After the first 3 nights of an alarm, we have been dry ever since. It arrived quickly and was easy to use.’
RECOMMENDED BY: Sarah Weaton
My Routine Chart. An eco-friendly Weekly planner and Daily Routine Chart made from locally sourced timber. Empower your children to navigate their way through each day, and accomplish their daily activities. Comes with 48 various tiles and 2 customisable tiles to suit every family’s needs. Designed and Made in Australia.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It empowers children to navigate their way through each day, and accomplish their daily activities with Kizmo’s My Routine Chart creating calm in the household.
This fully-featured compact stroller is perfect for city living or jet-setting travellers. Stroll in style with the TRIV™ in a sleek ebony colour with luxe leatherette accents. Plus, keep baby happy thanks to it’s cleverly designed seat that can face both ways and easily fold both ways. Available exclusively from Baby Bunting.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Family is where Nuna’s story begins. How do we give baby a spot at the table? Answering that led us to design our first ever product—the ZAAZ™ high chair—launched in 2007. The Nuna brand is a global brand with roots in Amsterdam. The practical side of family life is a constant source of inspiration to us. Raising little ones is immensely rewarding and demanding, often at the same time. And it isn’t all about the children either. Our own adventures in parenthood have shown us that practical and beautiful is the perfect balance when it comes to gear. There’s nothing we appreciate more than clever design—thoughtful solutions—that bring us a sense of joy.
NEW Ergobaby Carrier Omni Breeze – Our most breathable carrier!
Rated #1 in Airflow. When you’re wearing your baby, the key to comfort is breathability. New Omni™ Breeze uses SoftFlex™ Mesh to maximise airflow, keeping you and your baby comfortable and dry all day.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ‘Easy to put together, doesn’t hurt my back. Bubs falls asleep nice and fast. However, I have to have a thin blanket if he’s wearing a romper or similar as the material is rough on his legs and he cries and cries. Took me a while to work this out. Also if it is a hot day and I’m wearing a singlet, the material rubs my arms raw.’
RECOMMENDED BY: Brooke O’Hara-Perry
LION & LADY
Everyone can be a change maker, an eco-warrior, and it’s never too early to start. Lion & Lady gives you the security & adaptability of a bottle that is easy to clean and easy to heat, while being sustainable and eco friendly.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ‘Thank you so much for the bottles! I’ve used plastic and glass in the past, all sorts of brands and these by far are hands down the best bottles I’ve come across. I was a little hesitant at first but once I got them in the mail and felt the quality (especially of the teets) I couldn’t help but order more. Only test is to see how my pepi will take to them once she’s here 5 stars for sure!!!!’
RECOMMENDED BY: Fawn Coleman
Bundl Australia specialise in timeless, natural and organic infant products that are superior in quality and long-lasting. All blankets are made from 100% certified organic cotton and come in a number of classic styles and weights to suit all tastes and seasons.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ‘Bundl products are so thoroughly gorgeous and feel incredibly cosy. I use them with confidence against my baby’s skin, knowing they’re organic and hypoallergenic. Not just practical but aesthetically beautiful, neutral, and natural, suitable for our baby’s room but so easy to gift to others regardless of their interior design choices – and I’ve gifted quite a few!!! I can absolutely recommend Bundl products and service, I’m happy and more than satisfied!’
RECOMMENDED BY: Jaime Winter
From RRP $69.00
MY LITTLE GUMNUT
My Little Gumnut is passionate about creating eco-friendly products for Mum and Baby. Our Reusable Cloth Nappies have been specifically designed and created with simplicity but effectiveness in mind. Our Cloth Nappies are environmentally friendly, cost effective and easy to use, all while providing efficiency for you and comfort for your baby.
WHAT’S NEW: WET BAGS The new Lilly print has been a stand out fav and we have a feeling it’s not going to be in stock for long!
Lilly is available in both the Cloth Nappies and large Wet Bags Collections. It’s always handy to have a few (like 10!!) Wet Bags on hand as they can be used for absolutely everything! We love using ours for storing our wet clothes after swimming.
BABY BUM SHOWER
The Baby Bum Shower is your BABY BIDET, a small, hand-held device that delivers soap (pH neutral) and water or just WATER, whenever it’s needed. It is activated by a simple squeeze of the bottle making it simple and easy to use in the messiest of situations. It also provides hand washing when out and about at the park or petting zoo.
WHY WE LOVE IT: ON – THE – GO solution to SOAP & WATER. COMPACT | NON – LEAK | ENVIRONMENTAL Solution to WIPES. Remove & reduce WIPES when changing your babies nappy! WASH – YOUR – HANDS – ON the GO. It’s your ON – THE – GO solution to SOAP & WATER.
THE DIET COMPASS
When journalist Bas Kast collapsed with chest pains, he feared he had ruined his health forever with a junk-food diet. So he set out to uncover the essentials of diet and longevity. The result is this practical, science based guide to eating well and living longer.
Give your kids a fun, hands-on, introduction to maths that will nurture their natural curiosity and help develop a lasting LOVE of maths. The Primer Complete Set has all the hands-on tools proven to build solid foundations so that kids can launch into their maths learning journey with absolute ease.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Maths Australia is one of the leading providers of maths learning programs and intervention support in Australia. We have supported teachers, parents, tutors and students in various learning environments for more than two decades. Using the Australian Metric Edition of Math-U-See, our mission is to transform the experience of numeracy for every Australian child.
Through our custom manipulatives as the basis of learning, we provide a complete multi-sensory and sequential maths program that is student paced, mastery based and simple for parents and educators to teach maths from preschool to Year 12.
Maths Australia look forward to hearing from you, and to supporting you in giving your student(s) a lifelong love and mastery of maths.
RRP $359 +GST
How much time do your kids spend in bed? For most kids, it’s almost 40% of their time.
Not to mention the occasions they play on their bed or curl up on the couch with their favourite pillow 40% of their time in contact with their bedding.
But, not all bedding is created equal. In fact, kids’ bedding isn’t required by law to be free of chemicals that are known to be harmful. That’s why Wriggly Toes makes kids’ bedding that’s safe to have prolonged contact with delicate skin.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ‘Wriggly Toes have been amazing! The quality of print, cotton and the stitching are incredible. The quality matches the price tag. The images on their website are accurate representations of colour. Whenever I have communicated with them they have been so prompt and helpful. They have been personal, professional and have gone above and beyond what is expected of a business. Thanks Wriggly Toes for a BEAUTIFUL QUALITY product and AMAZING customer service.’
RECOMMENDED BY: Hannah Commins
TOMMEE TIPPEE GROBAGS
From newborn naptime to toddling off to bed, Tommee Tippee select sleepbags are made from super soft, bamboo-rich fabric and our signature ALOEKIND™ lining, a unique cotton-blend infused with naturally soothing Aloe Vera, that’s soft and gentle on baby’s skin and perfect for a comfortable night’s sleep. Should your little one need changing during the night, there’s easy two-way zip access to help you deal with those night-time nappy changes without disturbing baby.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Tommee Tippee Australia are your one stop shop for all things baby & toddler. The quality and innovation of all their products are some of the best on the market. They have every baby essential you would ever need and have some amazing Bundle Deals to make gift giving easy. They also offer FREE SHIPPING for orders of $100 Australia Wide.
Shop their range of GROBAGS from RRP $79.95
Take back control of mealtimes while encouraging your child to explore through their sensory world of look, smell, touch and taste. It’s the only guide you need for dealing with picky
WHY WE LOVE IT: Little Fusspot is here to help you know what to do when your child won’t eat healthy food.
Beth Bonfiglio is an expert paediatric clinical nutritionist who has helped 100+ families take control back at mealtimes. Through Little Fusspots online programs, tools and interactive social support groups, Beth works closely with Parents to move through the anxiety and helplessness felt with a Picky Eater at home.
A parent is always going to be a child’s best therapist, and Little Fusspot teaches you how.
Our Pop-in swim nappy is made using a special soft and flexible laminate with a stain resistant outer layer to keep your nappy looking great and soft fleece inside to keep little ones cosy in the water.
Our unique seal-to-skin binding at the legs and waist means gives you peace of mind that any little accidents will be safely contained inside and the new drawstring waist helps to maintain a better fit between sizes, so you are free to enjoy your splash together!
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ‘Absolutely love Little Piglet nappies! Very well designed, super absorbent, and beautiful minky feel to the nappies. We absolutely love the Velcro AIO’s as it’s perfect for dads and grandparents! Absolutely our favourite brand and the first nappy we pick from our stash. We also love our swim nappy – nice and stretchy, and easy to put on.’
RECOMMENDED BY: Amy Hickman
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GO MAMA MATERNITY
The Ultra collection of leggings from this maternity activewear brand are a game changer for pregnancy and postpartum support. Luxuriously soft fabric, 100% squat proof, and the must have mum hack: deep secure pockets on each side. Available in three different lengths, these are the ultimate addition to your maternity wardrobe.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS: ‘Ordered the ultra biker shorts and full length leggings from Go Mama The week we went into lockdown and they have been what i’ve been living in!! LOOOOVE THEM! So comfy. Don’t slip and still a lot of room but still feel supported at the same time! I’d def order again if I get any heavier!! BUT THE STRETCH IN THESE are AAAAAAMAAAZING! Thank you for helping this soon-to-be-mama out!’
RECOMMENDED BY: Gloria Viliamu
Use code NURTURE for 10% off all products.
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Experience tropical luxury with the ChamonixRain Organics Natural Coconut skincare line.
Their luxurious range of Coconut Skincare and Konjac Sponges are enriched with nature’s finest natural & certified organic ingredients, to gently cleanse and nourish your little ones skin and hair.
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