7 June 2007
I love the very stylish pregancy organiser - 40 Weeks +. It is modern, uncluttered, sophisticated, and contains everything you need to plan your pregnancy - including multiple checklists for essential baby products, what to take to the hospital, coach preparation, your birth plan, interview questions for medical staff, and lots of space to write down notes from birth classes, baby name ideas, emergency phone numbers, medical results, gift lists, and items you have borrowed, just to name a few. Invaluable also for partners to get a more in-depth idea of what to think about in the stages of pregnancy. The organiser is written with a US audience in mind, but works perfectly well for international users also. Available at Queenbee online.
5 June 2007
If you have friends having babies, you will know that there are a few brands for baby toys, and everyone seems to have them. That's why it's so great to see a couple of Brisbane Mums (including my friend Larissa) who have started Europlay to sell beautiful soft toys designed in Europe. They sell to retailers and also direct to the public via the website and so far they are the exclusive Australian agents for the Fehn and Egmont brands. I particularly love the activity cube, the musical toys, and I'm hoping they will start selling the activity mats.
Shop online for kids products from great stores in the Australian Online Kids and Baby Store Directory.
4 June 2007
By far the best maternity clothing I have found so far has to be the pieces from Sacha Drake. Sacha is based in Brisbane and along with her full fashion range, has created what has to be the most versatile maternity dress on the market. It's officially the 6-way dress, but I can think of at least 9 ways to wear it differently. The dress comes in black and chocolate as well as seasonal prints, and would be perfect for both work and a special event. I'm sure it will work post-pregnancy too.
1 June 2007
Finally! A place online that doesn't try to be anything other than a homepage for you to aggregate all your other web spaces. Netvibes allows you to add RSS feeds from your favourite sites (and there are a lot of suggested sites), include your myspace updates, your new emails, the weather, your Twitter updates, whatever you are watching on eBay, Craigslist, etc. I'm also a fan of iGoogle, but Netvibes is super-customisable and very easy to use.