2010 Connect2mums Christmas Gift Guide

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because you can From the hills of Perth comes Kussen Beauty care the way nature intended it.

www.kussen.com.au | info@kussen.com.au




Fun and Functional Christmas Gifts Totally Organised has a great range of stationary and gifts in time for Christmas.

Totally Organised Folio

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Beautiful products for YOU this Christmas Poppy Pink Tiny Tot Tug Proof™ Necklace $33 www.labellaonline.com


Nutcases soap nuts eco alternative to laundry detergent from $4.00 www.kussen.com.au

Sporty Girls Gear - Athletic Skirts Feminine, Fun & Functional Fitness Gear $80 www.sportygirlsgear.com.au


Scent of Christmas scented room & linen spray $15 www.littlescents.com.au

5 Photo pearls bead art kit $109.89 www.funatical.com.au

What I wish I knew

Before I became a Mother By Peace Mitchell & Katy Garner

What I wish I knew before I became a mother $20 www.connect2mums.com.au



TOCA – Totally Organised Carry-All $59.99 www.totallyorganised.co.nz


Romantic comedy novel The coffeeholic and the cafe by Elizabeth Martin $24.95 www.boolarongpress.com.au

9 Totally Organised Folio Fully loaded with 3 planners $99.99 www.totallyorganised.co.nz


Manduca Baby Carrier $159.00 www.fertilemind.com.au

Lunchbook Recipe Book $14.95 www.boxydesign.com.au

12 Gemstone necklace $355.00 www.annettepiper.com

Christmas photo postcards, invitations and announcements From 80c each www.madebymeeya.com.au

15 Whahoo Horoscope Book for babies and children $94.50 www.whahoo.com.au

14 Kussen body products from $3.00 www.kussen.com.au

Moose gather neck top $65 www.goingtohospital.com





ERGObaby Performance

Award winning ergonomic design Cool comfort all year round Hi-tech lightweight fabric ‘CoolMax’ breathable mesh lining Perfect from birth to 20kgs

‘The ONLY baby carrier in the world to be listed in the TOP 20 baby products over the last 20 years’ by US Parenting magazine

The new ERGObaby Performance Carrier ensures you and your baby stay cool and comfortable all year round with its lightweight, hi-tech fabric and breathable ‘CoolMax’ mesh lining. The Performance offers a smooth and supportive fit for all sizes with its streamlined design and comfort contouring. Sharing all the award-winning features of the classic carrier, the new Performance is now even lighter and more compact. Carry your child with ERGObaby confidence from birth to preschool in three ergonomic positions, front, hip and back.

Enjoy the Performance ERGObaby – the world’s most loved carrier.

ERGObaby – the original and the best www.babesinarms.com.au T: 1300 725 276



Meet the Mums finding SUCCESS in business Shae Sleepy Wings

Shae Tye is a happily married mum of two: Alannah now 14 months and Hamish 3.5 years old from Sydney. The concept design of Sleepy Wings was dreamt up during the hot sleepless hours in January when I would lie in bed awake waiting to attend to my baby girl Alannah, either to feed or retrieve her missing dummy... After several homemade prototypes, and endless hours of web searching, it became apparent that there was no such garment design that simply allows an infant to learn to replace their own dummy within head turn reach. The design, pattern and functionality of Sleepy Wings also solves the everyday problem of trying to wrap or swaddle when it is too hot; to minimise the startling reflex; to stop a baby scratching; can be worn with arms up or down (just rotate!); for use whilst in the car or pram for naps and to keep those wondering hands under control whilst milk feeding! www.sleepywings.com.au

Jayne Swish Lily

Jayne Day is a mum to three gorgeous children and the founder of online boutique Swish Lily. Swish Lily was created 3 years ago out of a desire to combine motherhood with a career plus also to meet the high demand for reliable and quality online shopping for mums, babies and children. Swish Lily is an online retail boutique which caters for mums-to-be, babies, toddlers and children. They offer many popular brands for maternity, babies and children’s items and pride themselves on providing high quality products at affordable prices. www.swishlily.com.au


Shelly My colour cup

Shelly Zimmerman of Twist-id Products is the designer and online retailer of the MyColourCup®. After feeling frustrated that her children were getting a different cup every time they needed a drink she came up with an innovative idea to ensure everyone would know who’s cup was who’s!

to show their name.

The MyColourCup® is a unique set of plastic drinking cups where each cup is personalised with six names. The user of the cup can change each cup

There is no other product like it! MyColourCup benefits include: * Always know your cup * All cups can be changed to your cup * Reuse your cup * Distinguish your cup for better hygiene * Personalise your set with family names www.mycolourcup.com.au

Rachael Career Shift

Rachael Buckland, Founder of Career Shift, is committed to helping parents transition smoothly back into the workforce. Rachael has developed a service that caters for parents who need assistance with securing employment: résumés, cover letters, selection criteria, career development, employment statistics and training advice. Firstly and foremost Rachael is a parent, who understands the complexities of balancing family and work commitments. “From my experience in helping parents who are returning to work, in particular mums, they are so busy with their daily lives they are too exhausted to think about their future”. One of Rachael’s goals in establishing Career Shift was to provide a service that assisted parents with returning to work. Career Shift can help take the pressure off during the job search process by providing a one-off service or implementing a full campaign. Career Shift offers a free Initial Consultation to establish the client’s skills, potential and direction. www.careershift.com.au


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The Christmas gift with a real Whahoo effect: a personal baby, toddler or children horoTscope book!

Every book is as unique as the baby or child for which it’s made! Go to www.whahoo.com.au before 27 November to order your Whahoo Horoscope book! It will give you or the child’s parents lots and lots to feast your eyes on at Xmas.



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1 Top Gear book $35.00 www.giftsforblokes.com.au


Quarto $55.99 www.funatical.com.au

3 The Zigo Leader $2395 www.myzigo.com.au

5 Google Barbecue apron $28.95 www.giftsforblokes.com.au

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4 Star Wars inspired gifts from $8.99 www.giftsforblokes.com.au

6 Dr Who inspired gifts from $6.99 www.giftsforblokes.com.au

William personalised cufflinks $200 www.koolamandesigns.com.au





New on-line Parent TV Show Our Parenting Experts are here to advise you and help you. Monday night 7:30pm on www.toddlerstoteens.tv contact:melissa@toddlerstoteens.tv




Set of Four RRP


www.boxydesign.com.au No more rummaging through the contents of your entire backpack to find something - the Boxy Design backpack has separate 15% Disc compartments for almost everything, and is made to incorporate until 20 Dec our wrapper-free lunchbox, drink bottle and freezer gel-pack. C2M992 Backpack

Has an insulated side opening for the lunchbox and gel -pack & sections for books, folders, a jumper, and more. Comes in 7 great colours. RRP


Recipe Book

A great companion for this great set. 50 healthy and easy to prepare lunch recipes. RRP







So airtight, it needs no glad-wrap, and comes with spill-proof containers for foods like yogurt. Great for the environment. RRP

Carried on the outside of the backpack to avoid spills. Easy to fill and clean. RRP



Order today call 1300 884 871 or visit www.boxydesign.com.au Great for back to school

Drink Bottle

Freezer Gel-Pack

Sits underneath lunchbox to keep food cold and fresh. Stays frozen for 6+ hours. RRP


15% discount until 20 Dec for all C2Mums Discount code C2M992


Groovy Gripper’s unique handle holds a rusk or fruit stick in place while the cord clips on to the child’s wrist or clothing. The spoon and fork attachment helps kids feed themselves without any dropped utensils.

No more waste, No more germs, No more tantrums.




fabulous products for baby


Sleepy Wings $29.95 www.sleepywings.com.au


Baby Massage Mat with massage oil $29 www.littlescents.com.au

Groovy gripper & accessories from $9.95 www.groovygripper.com

Aka Pipik Baby slings $90 www.pipik.com.au



7 Soft Shaker Giraffe – Organic cotton/ bamboo velour/safe corn derived filling - $22.95 www.zimmerjee.com.au 16

Whahoo Horoscope Book for babies and children $94.50 www.whahoo.com.au

6 Little Innoscents from $5.99 www.littleinnoscents.com.au

8 The Zigo Leader $2395 www.myzigo.com.au

Breeze baby sling $79 www.babesinarms.com.au

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b.box nappy caddy $59.95 www.buttonbaby.com.au


13 Christmas photo postcards, invitations and announcements From 80c each www.madebymeeya.com.au

Scented room & linen spray $15 www.littlescents.com.au

11 What Do I Feed My Baby? A step-by-step guide $22.95 www.sneakys.com.au


My first brain box $27.50 www.funatical.com.au

15 Solids Starter Kit $29.95 www.eatplaysleep.com.au

Plan Toys Oval Xylophone RRP:$34.95 (*on sale 25% off until Christmas) www.ittybittygreenie.com.au 17

Stylish eco boutique for baby child mum and dad. Providing trendy solutions for a family’s ever changing environment in a sustainable fashion - decorate your home, bodies and souls with exclusive brands such as Green Lullaby and Starfish.

www.blackeyedgreen.com.au www.blackeyedgreen.com.au





1 BabyLegs award-winning leg & arm warmers $14.95 www.babesinarms.com.au

3 Silky baby shoes by Baby Bella Maya $19.95 www.babesinarms.com.au


3/4 Boy’s Pants with Ribbon Hem $35.00 www.whowearsthepants.com.au

2 Ribbon Twirl Skirt $35.00 www.whowearsthepants.com.au


Basix cloth Nappy $29 www.cushietushies.com.au


Garden Dress by Millar & Harry $39.95 www.machikobaby.com.au

7 Lacy leggings Baby Bella Maya $19.95 www.babesinarms.com.au



Golden Teething Necklaces for Mum & Bub $49.50 www.labellaonline.com


10 High Top Sneakers $12.95 www.machikobaby.com.au

Boy’s Full Length Pants with Fly Hem $40.00 www.whowearsthepants.com.au

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Polka Dot 3pc set $19.80 www.babybearwardrobe.com


olli&pop tees www.olliandpop.com

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Girls leather sandals $39.95 www.lunalei.com.au

100% organic Beatles “pop” T-shirt $34.95 www.ittybittygreenie.com.au

Giraffe crawlers $24.50 www.machikobaby.com.au


Punk Rock Princess Tutu Dress $48.00 www.lunalei.com.au



olli&pop. olliandpop.com.au



www.saltwind.com.au Have a GREENIE Christmas: Our eco-friendly toy sale is on now!


BPA-free bottles & reusable items


Certified organic skincare & towels


100% organic & eco-friendly


Fair trade & sustainable toys


Free wrapping & custom hampers

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keep your kids looking cool this summer

Jersey Swing Dress by Fresh Baked $33.95 www.machikobaby.com.au

Eva Dot Dress $38.50 www.babybearwardrobe.com


2 Saltwind boys rashtop and shorts set, in Ocean $29.95 www.saltwind.com.au

4 5 Military Woven Shorts by Ellie B & Bodean $26.95 www.machikobaby.com.au

olli&pop kiddie kaftans $35.95 www.olliandpop.com

7 Saltwind girls rashtop & shorts set, in Peacock $29.95 www.saltwind.com.au


6 Personalised necklaces in gift tin $16.00 www.thespottedbutterfly.com.au


Boys hat $29.95 www.swishlily.com.au



Tea Princess Summer antique pearly party dress $89 www.latoriana.com.au

Peacock Pettiskirt $70 www.quirkykidsonline.com.au


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Retro Swirl Skirt $25.95 www.lunalei.com.au

Boys gingham shirt $38.00 www.lunalei.com.au

Girls personalised necklace $78.00 www.swishlily.com.au

Balloon Knit Shirt by Ellie B & Bodean $19.95 www.machikobaby.com.au

15 Beach boy boardies $29.95 www.blackeyedgreen.com.au


Girls hibiscus sunshirt & boyleg pants $57.50 www.swishlily.com.au 25


The Spotted Butterfly gorgeous children’s accessories

Facebook—The Spotted Butterfly


thespottedbutterfly.com.au Margaret 0412 527 868 thespottedbutterfly@tpg.com.au





A good wrap Reusable Sandwich bags & wraps $12.95 www.agoodwrap.com

let’s play!

Check out some of the best products for kids this Christmas


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Meet the Cackleberry Kids picture book $24.00 www.cackleberrykids.com

Benz table and bench $85.50 www.blackeyedgreen.com.au

Dr Who spinning tardis $44.99 www.giftsforblokes.com.au

Goodbyn Eco-friendly lunch boxes $44.00 www.ittybittygreenie.com.au

Personalised cups $5.00 each www.mycolourcup.com.au

Pink princess wooden jewellery box $23.95 www.zimmerjee.com.au

Wooden block train - $28.95 www.zimmerjee.com.au


9 Eco-Stars Crayons $19.95 www.ittybittygreenie.com.au


Colour coordinated party sets $24.95 for a set of 6 www.mycolourcup.com.au


Gorgeous necklace in gift tin $16 www.thespottedbutterfly.com.au

Wrapper-Free Lunch Box $19.95 www.boxydesign.com.au

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Nabbi Poster Pearls – Tropical Marine Life $43.90 www.funatical.com.au

Octopuzzle – wooden puzzle - $19.95 www.zimmerjee.com.au

Splash Attack Board game $33.99 www.funatical.com.au

My green dollhouse $85 www.blackeyedgreen.com.au 29

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Frilly Tushies Hide your baby girls nappy with these cute little frilly tushies. Cotton/poly pants with 2 rows of ruffles with soft elastic around the leg. They look great by themselves over nappies with a top, or really cute under dresses!

Dash Clutch

The Dash Clutch is a stylish alternative for wipes and tissues. A fantastic range of colours and patterns and can be purchased with a matching Dashbaby wrap or simply team with your favorite bag. The compact clutch is air tight, water and shock resistant and is made with a food grade safe material. Best of all they look FABULOUS! Perfect for the modern Mum on the run... stylish and practical.

Baby Concepts Range Baby Concepts is 100% natural and organic, containing Australian certified organic essential oils for its pure and therapeutic purpose. Calendula is chosen as the main oil in this range due to its antiinflammatory and gentle properties, which is wonderful for rashes, eczema and sensitive skins, commonly found in babies.

Summer Bunny Blanket MY FIRST BLANKEY is a lovable, multipurpose blanket for baby. BLANKEY joins the benefits of a big, soft and colorful receiving blanket with a happy, lovable doll into a new surprising product; baby's best friend in its new world.

www.organicbugalugs.com.au www.babybundle.com.au




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