Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Child Magazine Feature!

We are very excited to announce that we have been featured in the upcoming My Child Magazine!  The beautifully stunning artwork by Anja Mauer which is available at http://www.bibsandrattles.com/  - All artwork is individually made and handcrafted in Australia to your specifications!  The magazine will hit stores on May 19th!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Markets Again!

With such a HUGE success at the last Baby and Kids Markets, we will be selling once again at the Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre, Progress Way between Alexander & Abernethy Rd, Belmont. (WA) - this time, it's a BOYS ONLY market all the products will be used and wholesale items for little boys!  The market is being held the 21st of February 2010 from 9am- 12 pm - Entry is $3 and children are free...we look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from Bibs and Rattles to you and your family!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Great Gift Ideas for Valentines' Day!

We were mentioned online at http://www.savvymama.com.au/articles/happy-thoughts-.html?wtf=t simply because I can't get enough of the company Thought Spots....a Canadian mumpreneur who came up with the ultimate idea....stickers to say what we as parents say on a regular basis - reminders! 

But ideal for Valentine's Day is 'Relationship Thought Spots' that will work a treat on focussing on your partner – I love you more than chocolate and Missed your like crazy are some fun ones to put a spark into the day (or night) and share your feelings! 

We always seem to put ourselves last however these fab messages can also be used on YOU. Be proud, I am beautiful, I am worth it - be kind to yourself and speak over that niggling voice in your head with a thought spot where you can see it over and over. There is even a New Mum collection which is the coolest gift idea for a baby shower to remind new mums of some happy thoughts - they are not alone! Be patient we are both learning something new & asking for help is a sign of strength are my fav’s.  These aren't simple stickers, they can be reused and restuck over and over again!  The larger packs (which include 12 fully reusable stickers) sell for $25 and the individual large spots sell for $12.50 each - be quick, Bibs and Rattles, is the only place in Australia that you can currently purchase the Thought Spots!

We have a HUGE selection available on our site check them out here! If you make an order of thought spots by Friday the 5th of February 2010, they will be guaranteed to be delivered in time for Valentines' Day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

News, news, news and parties!!!

Almost a month has gone by since Christmas....it's unbelievable how quickly time flies!  We've been fortunate enough to become distributors in Western Australia for some new and exciting products (when the ink is dry on the paperwork, I'll let the good news flow)!  It's been quite some time since our last post..what's been going on?  We've moved house and warehouse and are now fully settled in! We are also expecting baby #2 in mid-May. 

In the meantime, with Bibs and Rattles, things have been progressing...first and foremost, we will be at the Baby and Kids Markets in Belmont (WA) this Sunday, January 31st 2010 at the Oasis Leisure Centre, Progress Way between Alexander & Abernethy Rd, Belmont from 9 am - 12 pm - Entry is $3 and kids are free!

We are having regular sales, so sign up to the newsletter to be the first to know about them - you can sign up online at http://www.bibsandrattles.com/

Finally, our newest and best news is that we are now doing Bibs and Rattles Direct Sales Party Plans - (currently only available in WA - but looking to expand)!  If you are interested in hosting a party plan and live in or around Perth, WA - feel free to get in contact with us on (08) 9367 3931 or alternatively on 0423151743 - there's heaps of free gifts and incentives for the hosts!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We've Moved!

For those in the know and those who need to know, it's official, Bibs and Rattles have relocated from Brisbane to Perth! Yep, a move from East to West so now, instead of watching the sun rise (really early in the morning), we can watch the sun set over the majestic ocean. We have just managed to get our sea containers across and have begun unpacking, sending out orders and doing tons of other things - enrolling for school (yep, although little Man is only 11 months, it seems like I am quite far behind that I haven't enrolled him in High School as of yet)...and plenty of other things.

We've been keeping a close eye on new trends and are looking forward to introducing the newest of new things not for babies but for growing little people - they are called Thought Spots! We will tell you all about them in an upcoming blog. Where can you get them? From us! www.bibsandrattles.com

So for now, ladies, gentlemen and little people...I will call it a night as I have numerous boxes to unpack! Can't wait to hear all of your updates!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Overseas Families

Hi Everyone!

I've just gotten off the phone with my best friend, my cousin....she's in Canada, I'm in Australia. For the past 10 years we've lived on either sides of the earth however, we still manage to see each other, in person, once a year. She has two little girls (6 months and 4 years) and I have a little boy (8 months). One of the hardest things about having a 'life' in another country is being so far away from friends and family. The benefit is that we get to make new friends wherever we seem to be. So, what's this blog all about? It's about how even though we are seperated by distance, we still remain close!

We own a baby boutique and being in another country, she tells us about all the new 'in-things' that we absolutely MUST stock. We take those into consideration, try them out for ourselves and if the items pass all the tests...they show up on our site http://www.bibsandrattles.com/

Recently, we were talking about how 'organic' and 'bamboo' everything has had a boom, she asked what it was all about...so, for those not in the 'know'...bamboo is an amazing material in which the more you wash it, use it, etc...the softer and more absorbent it becomes. We have bamboo nappies, bamboo blankets (super soft and cuddly...sometimes I even wrap it around my shoulders), bibs (see pic below), toys, rattles, and the list goes on. We decided to stock up on these items because it seemed that everyone wanted them and we totally understand why! Much like the word 'wedding' and 'baby', the words 'organic' or 'bamboo' naturally attract a higher cost but at this point in time, we think the additional cost is well worth it...especially once you feel the material! On our site, we have a whole section dedicated to organic and bamboo products. ( http://www.bibsandrattles.com/index.php?cPath=27&osCsid=27e4fca8be3578454311eecd6db83822 )

I've often picked up the phone to call my cousin...just because....and she's answered the phone in tears saying "I really just needed to talk to you...you can read my mind!" - Although it truly sucks having relatives on the other side of the earth, the technology of our current century allows for amazing communication. Just recently, I've had to educate my cousin about the benefits of Skype...it's FREE! We can video chat for FREE...if you haven't jumped on this bandwagon...you should! You can also sign up for Skype telephone...not a free service but pretty close...for a small cost, you can call anywhere in the world unlimited...beats out that large telephone company which has a monopoly over Australia, which will remain nameless.

So, for any of you who are in the same predicament of having friends and family on another continent or even another city, there's plenty out in technology-world to keep everyone connected...don't be frightened by the technology, embrace it!