The Made 4 Baby team recently visited the One Fine Baby Fair in Sydney. Here’s our favourite finds for mums-to-be, babies, toddlers & kids, many of them new Australian brands. You’re bound to spy something special for Christmas!
The Gathered Store
The Gathered Store is an online emporium for all things cool, especially cool nursery, toddler & kids treasures. You’ll find everything from knee-high socks to that cool bear blanket pictured above. The little cushions pictured are priced at $35 each, the dream catchers $39.95 and the bear blanket $219 (there’s also a lion & tiger design). Browse the selection at The Gathered Store online.
Green Cathedral is a new furniture designer & maker out of Noosa. In addition to the beautiful Keiko cot pictured above they also make a range of kids beds, side tables, chests and other furniture (including adults). The Keiko cot converts to a day bed once your baby is ready for a big bed and is priced at $1595. You can order yours directly from Green Cathedral online.
Bella Buttercup are another Aussie brand who specialise in quality baby blankets, nappy change products, play mats and pram liners. Their latest product is the Play Bar pictured above. It’s made from unfinished wood and features 8 wooden and silicone toys which can be removed and adjusted as your baby develops. The Play Bar is priced at $270 and you can pre-order yours directly from Bella Buttercup. The Play Space (mat) you see pictured under the Play Bar is double sided and priced at $89.
Bubs Delight are the frozen baby food you wish you had time to make yourself. All organic, full of whole foods and flavour. Bubs delight make baby food for 3 different stages, from 4 months, from 6 to 12 months and from 1 to 5 years. Varieties vary depending on whats in season but include all the favourites including apple, pear, pumpkin right up to full meals for toddlers. Prices start at $7.90 for the baby food range (which comes in cubes so you can defrost the amount you need & reseal the pack for later) and can be ordered directly from Bubs Delight online.
Buying awesome boys clothes can be a challenge if you don’t want to dress your boy in Disney or in small versions of mens clothing. Alternatively Freddy Alphabet = boy + kid + awesome! Nice quality T’s are priced at $30 (also a few options for the rebel girl amongst us!) and can be ordered from Freddy Alphabet online or from selected kid boutiques. The good news for bigger boys is that select Freddy Alphabet designs will be available up to size 10 next year (because my 8 y.o. never uses brakes!).
One of the stand-out products at the Fair is this collection of kids rugs by little P. Made from NZ wool, these rugs are both beautiful and durable. Choose from soft or bold designs & colours, little P rugs will brighten up any baby’s nursery or child’s room. Prices start at $320 for a 1,000 diameter One & Only star rug (pictured above in the top right), you can browse the full collection at little P online.
When you’re a mum-to-be, soft, stretchy, cool & casual is what you want to wear. LEGOE maternity wear offer a range of relaxed casual maternity wear you’ll want to live in this summer. Prices start at $60 for a long line T and $105 for dresses. Browse the LEGOE maternity range online.
Willow & Wood
I’m a big believer that babies & kids should always be surrounded by books. That’s why I love these wall shelves by Willow & Wood. The shelves feature little lip which is perfect for displaying books, art and other small treasures and can be mounted low for easy toddler access or higher as a decorative feature in a room. My favourite in this group is the Alps shelf which is priced at $119. Check out all the options at Willow & Wood online.
That’s it for the One Fine Baby Fair this year. We’l let you know the dates for 2016 when they’re confirmed.