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Sleep Suit Comparison: ErgoPouch vs. Love to Dream

Mummy Confession: For the longest time, I have wanted to try both the ErgoPouch Sleep Suit Bag and the Love to Dream Sleep Suit. Well, I finally did!

Disclosure: I was not sponsored or compensated for my review here in any way, and the following opinions are my own. This post, however contains affiliate links from which I receive commissions for qualifying purchases. See my full disclosure policy for details.

Many Mums often complain about their children kicking off the blankets, and being cold at night. Sleeping Bags are a great option for little ones who do this. They offer the cozy feel of a blanket without needing extra layers. (Side note: The GroEgg is a great tool for determining what tog to use in a sleeping bag/suit and how to dress Baby for sleep). Sleep suits are like the option of sleeping bags, except they offer one difference: legs!

The main feature that stands out with these sleeping options for babies and toddlers is the fact that they have separated (or able to be separated) parts for the legs. So, if baby can stand or walk, they’re an excellent alternative!

Since these two options came out on the market, I have wanted to compare them, and see which one offers the best sleep for my sleep-resistant baby. After buying them, however, I can see that they are very different, and both great, baby products!

ErgoPouch Sleep Suit Bag (left) and Love to Dream Sleep Suit (right)

Size: The Love to Dream Sleepsuit is a size 12-24 month size size and the ErgoPouch Sleepsuit Bag is a size 8-24 months. They have been purchased for a child who is around 11Kg and over 75cm tall. He is currently in 12-18 month size clothing.

The Love to Dream Sleep Suit is available in sizes 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 24-36 months, and 36-48 months.

The ErgoPouch Sleepsuit Bag is available in sizes 2-12 months, 8-24 months, 2-4 years and 4-6 years sizes.

Length: Compare: They are generally a longer size to accommodate a range of ages. These suits are supposed to go to around a typical 24 month size.

As you can see, the Ergopouch sleep suit is longer. It is really good for those nighttime chills, but I was keen to get it off in the morning, because of the length (and it’s not quite pyjamas.) It will definitely last for a fair while, as my child’s legs may reach about halfway.

The Love to Dream sleep suit offers the ability to open the legs, and give longer use after the child has outgrown the suit. The design is more similar to a bodysuit or zipper pyjamas, and for a child who fits it better, is probably perfect for just wearing around in the morning as well as at night.

Material: Compare: Both are quality material, and they are made of mainly cotton for a soft feel and sensitive skin. They are both made in a way that allows for baby to not get overheated. Both of the sleep suits are 2.5 Tog Rating,

The Ergopouch Sleepsuit Bag Material

The ErgoPouch sleep suit bag is mainly cotton with a little elastane for the sides to stretch. Great for a baby with sensitive skin! It really feels quality, and I love the quilted like look that seems to keep baby warm. The ErgoPouch is available in different togs, so good for different weather.

The Love to Dream Sleep Suit Material

The Love to Dream Sleep Suit is 100% cotton with polyester filling and polyester mesh under the arms. It is quilted everywhere except the chest, to reduce overheating. I love the quilted feel, and it truly is cozy! The Love to Dream only comes in the 2.5tog (so far), but 2.5tog is good for a variety of seasons.

The Zippers &Buttons: Compare: One suit has three Zippers and a snap button, and one has just one zipper.

Zippers

The ErgoPouch Sleep Suit Bag has three Zippers. The top zipper goes halfway from bottom to top. The other two give you the option to make it a sleeping bag or a sleep suit with two separated legs. The material at the top covers the zip, and it is secured with a snap button.


The Love to Dream Sleep Suit has one zipper that goes all the way from the top to the bottom. There is fabric to cover it along the top, and the fabric at the bottom allows you  tuck the zipper safely away. One zipper means less to deal with!

Sleeves: Compare: Both the suits are long sleeved which is a draw for me, as Baby often gets cold in the middle of the night.

The ErgoPouch Sleep Suit Bag has cotton-elastane arms which is different to the more heavy material of the suit, and the hands flip over, which is a giant plus. My little one scratches a lot, and this reduces the damage he can do with those little nails. He has managed to escape them though, so it’s not baby proof.
The Love to Dream Sleep suit has a cotton chest and arms with little polyester mesh under the armpits to help control temperature. This differs to the quilted material of the rest of the suit. The sleeves don’t fold over (at least not on this particular size), so we need to opt for socks over babe’s hands to keep him from scratching.


The Legs: Compare: They both have (the ability to) separate legs. They both have (the ability to create) enclosed feet and have treads on the sole of the sleep suit.

The ErgoPouch sleep suit offers the ability to be used as a sleeping bag, or to zip the legs separate. They are very roomy and baggy, with a fairly generous length for each leg.

If your child prefers a more snug feeling around their legs, the Love to Dream Sleep suit is more fitted around the bottoms of the legs, and the rest is quite roomy. It is similar to a bodysuit, with a lot more space besides the slightly fitted legs. The bottoms of the feet allow for you to flip the fabric over the foot to create a covering as well.

Overall

Mummy Confessions Scale for Sleeping Bags

ErgoPouch Sleepsuit Bag

Easy to put on: 4/5 – The sleeping bag configuration is easy to get on, regardless of the half zip. The sleep suit is a little harder, as I need to convince my child to put his feet on separate sides.
Stays on: 5/5 – No gaps or too big of space that makes it dangerous for sleep.
Easy to change baby in:4/5 – In sleeping bag mode, it is super simple, just needing to undo one zip, but if you have the legs, you need to unzip two Zippers.
Easy to take off: 4/5 – Quite easy. The sleeves make it a little more difficult, but not much, as they stretch!
Appropriate thickness for seasons available: 5/5 – They offer 3 options from 1.0tog to 3.5tog which have corresponding sleeve lengths.
Baby likes it? Loves it! He does get a little tripped up and frustrated since he is still small for it, but he has had better sleep with it.
Material: 5/5 – Great quality and warm!
Sizing: 5/5 – The selection for age ranges are great! I love that it goes up to size 6!

Love to Dream SleepSuit:
Easy to put on:4/5 – Sleeves always make it slightly fun, but otherwise, the full zip makes it easy to get on. Getting the zipper at the top cns be challenging with a wiggly baby.
Stays on: 4/5- Bubs would keep slipping his feet out of the legs and getting frustrated. Otherwise, if I folded the legs out, he was fine.
Easy to change baby in: 5/5 – the fact that the zipper goes from top to bottom means only one zip to deal with and no disturbing baby and trinf to wrestle everything back on!
Easy to take off: 5/5 – no issues at all!
Appropriate thickness for seasons available: 1/5- As far as I can tell, it is only available in 2.5tog which is a good middle range, but it’s the only option. This may be because it has just come on recently.
Baby likes it? He was excited to get it on, but frustrated with the legs if folded over, so we opted for rolling them up and using with socks until he fits it better.
Material: 5/5 – Love the quilting! Love the mesh under the armpits!
Sizing: 4/5 – The 4 sizes is a good range. Up to the age of four.

As far as choosing between them, I can honestly say that they are two different styles, so both great for babies and toddlers, as far as recommending goes, here is what I would say:

Ergopouch Sleep Suit Bag: The Ergopouch is great and plush. It comes in various togs, and the 2.5tog is a great middle (not too warm, not too thin) for autumn and early winter, or if you keep the house 20 degrees or so. You can obviously layer according to the temperature regardless, or choose a heavier or lighter tog, since the range is available. I would choose the Ergopouch for a baby or toddler who likes the feeling of a plush blanket or Doona, or prefers a little more room around their feet. If you need mittens, this has those to cover little hands and add that extra warmth (or protection from scratching). You can use it as a sleeping bag or sleep suit, and it is easy to do a nappy change in the middle of the night without too much disruption.

Love to Dream Sleep Suit: The Love to Dream is quilted and thinner feeling, but still warm and cozy. The one zipper means not too much fuss, and the top to bottom zip means no disrupting baby or toddler in the night to change. The feet flip over for extra warmth, and that means it can possibly be used longer, because the feet can be removed in that way. It’s snug around the feet and bottom of the legs and doesn’t feel like a blanket that bub may wish to kick around. The mesh under the armpits and different fabric around the chest helps for keeping baby or toddler from getting too hot. The pyjama-like design of the Love to Dream Sleep Suit means your child shouldn’t be too fussed to keep it on for a little while in the morning if needed. It resembles an oversized coverall jumpsuit.

I hope this comparison has helped show you the differences between these two very different Sleep Suits! Let me know if it has helped you choose or if you have gone out and bought one because of this review, too! I would love to know that I have helped in some way!

Tree Hut Village: The Parent-to-Parent Lending/Borrowing Community

Mummy Confession: I have a hard time letting go of things I’ve bought for babies, especially the “big ticket” items.

Disclosure: This post is not affiliated, sponsored, or otherwise endorsed by Tree Hut Village.

We’ve all done this, I’m sure. After having one child, and unsure about time between children, we put the car seat, the high chair, and maybe even other  large items in storage. They gather dust and appear useless until needed again for years. It’s either that or sell on buy/sell pages for a few dollars more than nothing

Did you know, though, there is a way to make some extra money off of those unused baby products you’ve packed away in storage, just in case you need it again?

Introducing Tree Hut Village, a parent-to-parent lending community! I’m excited to tell you all about this new platform, and hope you are as excited as I am about this opportunity to help others, and maybe make a little back in your pocket as well!

What is Tree Hut Village and why was this community created?
Why the name “Tree Hut Village”?
How can I participate in this community?
Why should I participate in this community?
Where do I find Tree Hut Village?

Screenshot of Tree Hut Village’s website: Main Page

What is Tree Hut Village and why was this community created?

Tree Hut Village is Australia’s first parent to parent baby equipment
hire platform.^ It is a community designed to allow those who wish to hire their baby equipment to parents.

This initially was designed with traveling parents in mind, as they have the choice to either drag their bulky equipment around in and out of travel locations, or hire from a company. It can be quite a lengthy and expensive process to hire from big companies. Tree Hut Village provides a simple 3 step, all online, process for both lending and selling.

Listing your items is completely free, and there is no cost to start up. Tree Hut Village only deducts a 15% administration fee after you have approved a booking. I have to say that’s amazing, for the fact that they connect you to a community that would otherwise be very difficult to manage yourself!

I love the community that Tree Hut Village has created for parents, and the opportunity to support local families while we travel!

 

Why the name “Tree Hut Village”?

^Tree Hut Village was the name chosen because the creators wanted to express what’s important to them:

– Fewer items go to landfills (“the tree”)
– Enabling giving back to the community (“the hut” stands for tangible things)- that’s why we partnered with charities like St. Kilda mums
– Parents helping parents to travel hassle free or to earn some extra
(“the village”)

Screenshot of Tree Hut Village’s website: Search Feature

How can I participate in this community? Why should I participate?

Firstly, you need to go online and register with the platform, and you just start either listing items you would like to lend (they must comply with Australian standards and be no more than 6 years old), or selecting items you would like to borrow.

The lending process is merely three steps:
1. List an item (it’s completely free!)
2. Approve bookings as they are requested.
3. Connect with borrowers when and lend your baby equipment.

Again for someone borrowing, just three steps required:
1. Search for an item and check its availability.
2. Book and pay via the security of the website.
3. Connect with the lender and confirm pick-up details.

Both lenders and borrowers are able to leave reviews, and the listing will remain active until changed by the lender themselves.

You should participate because it’s a good way to make use of your baby equipment while it is just around collecting dust! Be a part of the community and help others who would like to either trial a product before they buy it, use equipment while they travel rather than hiring elsewhere, or just have an item for a shorter period of time rather than buying it. We all know that baby equipment can be expensive to buy outright, and it’s only used for a small portion of time!

The community is growing, and it would be amazing to see people from all over Australia offering to lend their unused baby equipment in order to help others!

Screenshot of Tree Hut Village’s website: Item listing

 

Where do I find Tree Hut Village?

Tree Hut Village Website: https://www.treehutvillage.com.au
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/treehutvillageau
Instagram Page: http://www.instagram.com/treehutvillage

^Statements sourced from the creator of the platform Tree Hut Village

Baby Bjorn Carrier One Outdoors: A Complete Review


Mummy Review
: As a smaller person, carrying a baby in-arms gets exhausting easily. A good carrier for long trips is essential if I don’t have a pram.

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Baby Bjorn Carrier One Outdoors

Disclosure: The following carrier was provided in exchange for a review. This has no effect on my opinion and review and all opinions are my own.

Quick Click Table of Contents for the Overview:
Multiple Carrying Configuration
Adjustable Bits
Handy Extras
Video Overview and How-to-use
Mummy Confession Rating

The Baby Bjorn Carrier One Outdoors is a carrier for newborns up to children the age of three. It is described as the perfect carrier for family days out. I had the chance to try it out indoors, outdoors, and on an adventure through a torrential downpour. I have described a few of the features of the carrier below, as well as how I found this specific feature to work personally. I have also included pictures of each feature so it is easy to find.

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Multiple Carrying Configuration

: The Carrier One Outdoors is a 4 position carrier, allowing for inward front carrying, in addition to special newborn height position, back carrying, and front carrying outward facing as well. It is approved and tested as a, “hip-healthy baby carrier” by the  International Hip Dysplasia Institute.^Baby Bjorn, Bjorn, baby, baby carrier, carrier, babywearing, soft structured carrier, carry them close, back carry

 

 

I could place both my giant infant (10kg) and my tiny toddler (under 15kg) easily into the carrier facing towards me, and my toddler into the back carry position as well. I had to ensure I adjusted the carrier appropriately to take the weight off of the shoulder straps and place them more on my hips. Once I did this, it was a lot easier to manage.Baby Bjorn, Bjorn, baby, baby carrier, carrier, babywearing, soft structured carrier, carry them close, back carry, front carry

 

My infant thoroughly enjoyed front facing in the front, but it did make it a bit harder on my back, because he wouldn’t stop kicking. I believe it’s recommended  not to front face them for too long, as it puts more pressure on your back as well as provides no escape for bub from overstimulation. I found about fifteen minutes was decent. At the same time, my back didn’t feel strained like in other carriers with a different, less supportive configuration.

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Its fairly easy to adjust from forward facing to back carrying as well, which is a nice change from trying to do this with other carriers. (The video at the bottom is a bit better at showing how to go from forward carrying to back carrying)

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Adjustable Bits

Do you know why I love adjustable things? It’s because of the height and build difference between my husband and I. We can both easily wear this carrier with nearly a foot height discrepancy and differing builds. Check out all these parts that make it comfortable to wear for both baby and the person carrying the little one.

Zipper Adjustment For Small Baby and Big Baby/Toddler: Until I read into it, I discovered there was a zipper that I needed to move in order to fit my larger baby into the carrier comfortably. I may have tried to fit my large infant with the newborn insert and wondered why it was so hard. So, just be sure you set the right zipper up before squeezing baby into the carrier! Zippers are well labelled as to the requirements for use, so just unzip from the indicated space and zip to the required size. For tiny newborns, there is also a button and loop to attach on the outside for more cozy carrying.

I use the bottom zipper indicated for a larger infant

Adjustable waist and clip: I found this little detail of the hook for the waist clip completely brilliant! No fussing around with buckles or trying to push together two bits and not able to reach the back to close it properly. One easy hook, adjust the waist properly with the belts, and you’re done. Simply face the mesh portion towards your body, slip the carrier over your head and against your chest, and you are good to get baby fitted into the carrier.

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Back of the Baby Bjorn Carrier One Outdoors

Adjustable Shoulder Straps
Everything about this carrier lets you adjust to your proper fit and comfort. The thicker fabric, with a similar style to the belt, allows you to pull to adjust the shoulder straps. The black portion on the shoulder strap is actually a place to adjust the carrier around your shoulder blades. The black bits slide up and down along the lanyard-style adjuster (as seen in photos). This black strap that goes across your back also adjusts by pulling the black strap to the most comfortable tightness.

Quick release clips: The carrier has four clips which easily attach to secure Baby into the carrier, and also make for a nice and easy quick escape in case you need to put down a sleeping baby, or unload a child after carrying them through a rainstorm. I love this feature, because it means I can transfer a still-sleeping baby from carrier to cot much easier! Anything that makes it easier for mum is amazing!

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The clips quickly release for easy and quick use
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Some positions require you to unzip the bottom like so

Bottom Zipper (for use in certain carry positions)
Sometimes you need to unzip the bottom of the carrier for certain positions (Such as forward facing while wearing baby on the front position). Please refer to the carrying positions guide in the carrier for the appropriate use of these zippers.

Baby Bjorn Teal Strap (for Forward Facing)
Pull on the Baby Bjorn labelled teal strap when forward facing your baby, so they are more comfortable see and their face isn’t covered. I discovered this after wondering why it wasn’t more tailored to facing forward. Upon investigation, this definitely comes in handy. Silly me!

Material

The materials used in this carrier are great! They make a beautiful, breathable and soft carrier for both baby and mum (or anyone else using it)! Here are some of the highlights!

Place baby in the mesh portion of the carrier, leaving mesh between you and baby for a comfortable carry

Breathable Material: The mesh fabric used is great for keeping sweating from Baby wearing to a minimum, and keeping baby cooler. I love the mesh between bubs and whomever is carrying, as that will help with the cooling as well! I found it was great for the warmer weather we have been having, it kept bub and mum both cool enough.

Easy to Wash: Though the fabric is good for repelling dirt and easy to wipe clean, the website says that it can be washed at 40C and dries quickly.^ This is great, because you don’t need your carrier out of commission solely to wash!

Quickly Dries: This material also makes it a lot quicker to dry than the conventional Carriers. I have proven this in my experience through a downpour. The material did repel a bit, so mum and bub weren’t as wet from the carrier as well as the rain itself! It took a few hours to dry before I would wear it again, even in the muggy weather.

Soft, Comfortable, Beautiful Fabrics: One of the first things I noticed- it’s so soft! The gorgeous turquoise colour is a big plus as well! I believe this one comes in either black or turquoise. Though I’m usually in favour of the darker colours, the turquoise is beautiful, and did I tell you it’s soft?! My husband agrees the colour isn’t too feminine or masculine for either mum or dad to wear it. I am personally of the opinion that dads look much better baby wearing. 😜

Handy “Extras”

(I haven’t found in other Carriers)
I love all the great things in just the carrier itself, but in addition to that, you also get these included (and two are part of the carrier itself). I found these all useful!

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Storage/Carry Bag: The first thing I realised removing it from the box is that it comes inside a bag! This makes it so much easier to take along in case you decide to pack it away, it’s easy to do! I was glad it wasn’t an option extra, as I remember needing to find something to carry my Ergo along with us.

Pocket for keys, phone, etc: Another feature that popped out to me was the pocket, which isn’t directly behind baby’s back like other carriers I’ve tried. It’s a separate pouch on the belt of the carrier. It can move around the belt, and be used to hold th excess belt as well. It is made of the same lovely fabric as the outside of the carrier.

Pocket for Instructions/Handy Instructions: Get this, there is a tag with the instructions for the positions the Baby Bjorn Carrier One Outdoors offers! This tag tucks into a handy pocket on the carrier, so, for people like me who get flustered at figuring things out, we’ll have somewhere to look. Such a great idea! I found it especially handy to figure out when I needed to unzip the bottom portion or how to figure the newborn/baby zipper.

Overall, I found that I loved this carrier, and really enjoyed all the features! I was thoroughly impressed with the ease of putting it on, as well as taking it off. My infant now gets excited when he sees this carrier- I’m not kidding! Plus, it has made getting him to sleep a whole lot easier, with less struggle.

I have rated the carrier according to my Mummy Confessions Scale here for a quick glance synopsis:

Overall Carry Rating: 4/5 for me, a short person with average build.
Ease of Use: 4/5 as it took me a little looking around to get the hang of it. It’s fairly straight forward though.
Little Baby Rating: Unable to judge, as I don’t have a tiny baby.
Baby Carry Rating: 4/5 as it’s fairly easy to even get a squirming baby in, it is comfortable and supportive
Toddler Carry Rating: 5/5 for front Carry while facing inwards.
Back Carry Rating: 3.5/5 as I can’t quite manage to get it easily from front to back carry as described, but I’m sure with practise it will be fairly easy.
Baby Sleep Rating:5/5 Baby fell asleep in this  nearly every time I put him in, big plus for the terrible sleep cycle we have been at lately!
Features: 5/5 There are so many!
Sit Down Rating: 4/5 You can sit at a slight incline, but you need to support bubs head a little.
Transfer Rating: 5/5 It is super easy to remove baby and try to keep them sleeping if you need  quick escape, or to get out in th middle of a rainstorm and into the car.

Daddy Rating:

I personally like the ease of use, build quality and the features of the Baby Bjorn Carrier One Outdoors. It’s also comfortable to wear, and judging by my babies reactions, comfortable to be carried in.

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I give it 5/5 😀.

For further information on this carrier, as well as other carriers available, check out Baby Bjorn Australia’s website here. Australians can also find it fairly discounted at the moment here.

Thank you so much for the chance to review your carrier, Baby Bjorn! I love discovering new products that make Mummy-ing easier!

^Information obtained on Baby Bjorn Australia’s website

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Munchkin Products Review

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Its been a long time coming, but we won these as a part of an Australia Day Giveaway with Munchkin, so I thought it would be great to tell you about them and what we thought. This has not been sponsored by Munchkin and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Click Lock Bite Proof Sippy Cup

This great sippy cup has been thrown, dropped, tipped, and knocked over multiple times in the period that we have owned it. So far, it has stood the test of time! This cup comes with 100% leak proof guarantee, and I will say that I have never known a cup to have that guarantee as of yet.

The Click lock means it makes an audible “click” when it is properly put on, so better than trying to thread and turn, hoping it has locked enough to prevent spills. The plastic form is easy to grip with the bumps on the outside, and it’s easy to tip and sip. It’s fairly easy to clean, and no parts to have to disassemble. Another great thing about this, is that you can buy replacement spouts for this cup, to continue using for a longer time! This cup is also top-rack dishwasher safe according to the Munchkin website.

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Bathtime Duck

The first thing I noticed about this duck that is different to any other I have bought is that the hole in the bottom is sealed. Sealed! To those who have experienced mould issues with bath toys, this is a huge bonus on a small toy! No need to hot glue this one closed, or worry about health issues because of hidden mould.

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The sealed part at the bottom is actually a temperature gauge, too! It says “HOT” when the water is too hot, or stays blue if it’s cool enough. Sure, it doesn’t squeak or spit water, but honestly the whole draw of this is that it’s a duck. My bubs loves just splashing around with this toy and chewing on him. I was super impressed about the sealed hole, and it’s dual purpose! This was an instant favourite in the house!

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This inflatable bath for bubs is so great for my baby keen to sit, splash, and not fill up the entirety of the bathtub. Not to mention, it’s especially adorable, easy to deflate and pack away (unlike those giant baby baths), and simple enough to put into the big bath or keep out separately. My small bathtub easily accommodated this squishy yellow bath, and it’s honestly perfect for the stage we are in right now. I should have used it sooner, as it would have saved my arms and back reaching over the tub to keep my baby upright.

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My baby is about the size of a one year old, and fits perfectly inside, but he’s not squished. It’s cushioned and the bottom of the inside is textured, so it makes a great transition bath between the big tub and baby bath, or just use it as a baby bath! There is a suction cup on the bottom for securing it in place in the tub, on the floor, or sticking it to the shower wall for storage if you don’t want to deflate it.

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This also has the “white hot” blue dot that turns white and indicates “HOT” if the water is too warm for baby. My bubs loved splashing around in this, and I can tell this will be a favourite! One negative is that it doesn’t come in a size big enough for me to fit 😜

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Textured lines for grip, plug for easy emptying, and “white hot” blue dot for temperature gauge

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I had a similar one for my first baby, and love the concept of this product! Put in various fruits, foods, cooked vegetables, or even a cube of breast milk for those pesky teething problems. It’s great for the exploration of new foods with the security of knowing they can’t swallow giant chunks. It’s easy enough to clean, and no parts to take apart, or places for food to get trapped that I can tell. It also comes with a plastic cover so you can contain the mess, or bring it with you for later.

My baby loved the simple grip, and though he’s not big on any food at the moment, he enjoyed testing the flavours and squishing the mesh to get a proper feel for the food inside. Obviously this is not a mess-free product, but it is a lot less messy than handing your child a banana (trust me)! I also, again, love that it prevents bub from taking sizeable bites that could see them choking. We intend to use this for our fruits and cooked veggies as bub explores the world of food. Pair with a quality bib for best results!

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Miracle 360 degree Cup

Amazing! This isn’t your typical sippy cup. I used to have another brand with a similar idea, which claimed to be no-spill and foolproof, but my then 9-month old managed to flip it upside-down and soak the carpet. Totally unimpressed mother. I have since been skeptical of any of these so-called “just like a cup, but no-spill” since. Let me tell you, this cup has been tossed around, flipped upside-down, and it hasn’t spilled! Not a drop! I am really astonished with whatever technology went into this cup, and my kids love it! There is now fighting over it, because it is that cool.

The great part about this cup is also that they can drink from any side of it, like a normal cup, so it gives great practise for little lips, without the worry of water everywhere. It is fairly easy to clean, and is top-rack dishwasher safe according to the Munchkin website. This cup also comes in a handled form and stainless steel (which looks pretty neat). Pretty cool options to have, and a good quality. So, plenty of options for toddlers of all stages!

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Snack Catcher

I had one of these with my oldest, and still use it to this day. I purchased it in the US while I was out that way, so it is essentially the same. I’ve found this one to be great, because spills always happen with little ones when they grab a fistful of snacks from anywhere. It’s a little hard for the smaller toddlers to get their hands into, but in that, it seems to lessen the amount that they can grab (and therefore spill) out of my child’s hands as she grabs her snack.
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The top keeps it inside during a bumpy car ride, and the handles are great for kids to keep a grip on it. If I happen to put it into the nappy bag, it stays contained within reason (obviously crumbs can escape and I don’t recommend tipping it upside-down and shaking it furiously). It does stay fairly spill-proof besides that though! So much better than an open plastic container! And no need to pass back and forth for me to open it up for them. The lid is fairly easy to remove, and I haven’t (yet) had the issue of my child removing it, which is great. Easy to wash, and top-rack dishwasher safe, according to the Munchkin website.
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These products were all great, and my kids have loved every one of them. I would definitely recommend these to anyone in the market for products along these lines, especially that inflatable duck tub…the best! I will say I am jealous of the range on the United States website for Munchkin products, and I hope to be able to find a lot more of it in stores or online!

I hope this helps someone who may be eyeing products and wondering what they are all about. Munchkin has a great range, and I would say these are some very awesome products!
Feel free to check out their website with all their great products here. This is a US website, and I don’t believe they ship to Australia, though, but most of these products can be found in grocery stores, department stores, or baby stores.

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Sipahh Straws- Review and Coupon Code!!!

*** 50% off coupon is listed at the bottom 🙂 ***

Mummy Review: I just got these Sipahh Straws and I may have to hide them from my kids, because I love them!

*Disclosure– The following products were provided, but my review and opinion are my own.

When I first came to Australia, one of the family members I stayed with was in love with these straws, but I had never seen anything like it. I mean, I had seen chocolate powder mixes or syrup even, to add to your drink. I had never heard of people putting the flavour in a straw and just drinking your milk out of it! How fun!

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So many flavours!

Well, *Sipahh Straws has done it! And wow, what a variety of flavours! The best part has to be that each straw contains less than 1/2tsp of sugar! This is a little less worry for me as a parent, as I already fret over the sugar intake of the children in this house.

(In comparison to one other unnamed milk drink mix with 8g sugar per serve, Sipahh has 1.8g per serve.)

One of my children is a major milk-a-holic and was literally bouncing up and down when I explained these to her, and she was keen to try every flavour. We settled for a couple. Now, for those of you who have pickier children, I hear you. My eldest is the pickiest I know, and refuses to drink milk, but given these, she has almost warmed up to the idea of trying it. (This is the kid who won’t try anything, but more on that later.) This is an excellent idea for those pickier kids, though.

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The straw itself has little flavour gems inside, and something on the top and bottom to prevent choking hazards, and to keep the goodness in the straw itself. The milk is flavoured as you drink through the straw, so much easier than measuring out amounts and trying to get it to blend into the drink itself. Each straw has a pre-measured portion, and it’s more than enough for a cup of milk!

Another positive is that they come individually wrapped, so no fretting over a stale taste! They actually made their way into stockings at Christmas this year because of that, and the kids who received them were stoked! So, might I suggest adding them to party bags, Christmas stockings, or any variety of gifts as a little bonus!

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Not sure what flavour you love? They have variety packs, or individual flavours for sale, so you can sample and choose the ones you love! In my personal opinion, you can’t go past the chocolate mint. Honestly, these would also be great to drink with a milkshake, or an iced coffee, too, which I will have to try at some point!

Many parents I spoke with love these straws, and their kids do, too! As a matter of fact, one child pounced on these when I was sharing the wonderful flavours with some mums. It was hilarious, and a good indication of how much they are loved by the children who have tried them.


One downside I have to say, is that they do not ship internationally at the moment, so my American friends will be missing out a bit. Hopefully soon their goodness will be available to you!

I have a wonderful piced of news to share with you, too (my Aussie readers):

Sipahh Straws have given Mummy Confessions readers a whopping 50% off coupon code on your first order! Just enter the coupon “mummyconfessions” (shown below) as you checkout and save! This is valid until April 30, 2017. Check out their website here! (Please note, they only ship within Australia.)

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I hope you can use this, an enjoy them as much as we have!