Monday, November 30, 2009

The 10th Love for your Pouch Competition!

Today I have been thinking about what I love about having a sling.......I know, it was a very long thought!

So, here's my top 9, in no particular order!

1) Hands-free shopping/toddler wrangling
2) Baby is close to their food supply
3) Baby is close to my heart (lots more natural EMF, even more than what's produced by the brain!)
4) Being close to me helps to regulate my baby's temperature when they are very little
5) Being held in a sling reduced the discomfort and spills from my babies reflux (and also meant that there was no need to medicate them!)
6) Carrying my baby in a sling meant that I was able to get housework/dinner done during the fussy times (which is always naturally the busiest time in the house!) and still be able to hold my baby.
7) Slings have been my quick fix when I have a tantruming toddler in the supermarket! There's no escaping or causing chaos in mummy's sling!
8) Never catch the train in Sydney without a sling, taking a pushchair is a NIGHTMARE!
9) The only parenting tool that I have been able to use right from birth all the way through to 2yrs plus!!


NOW no list is complete without the 10th item, whose ever heard of a 9 item list? It just doesn't sit right! So, here's the challenge:

On our blog tell us 1 reason why you love your pouch sling (or what you think would be the best reason for having one) and you will go in the draw to win a Bracelet set from Dr Bloom's Chewable Jewels and a Handcrafted designer coin purse from KraftyAS!

The lowdown on these fabulous Bracelets - courtesy of our lovely friend Bex from

Dr. Bloom created a unique line of teething jewels for fashionista mums and teething tots in mind, paying special attention to using product materials that are FDA approved, free of harmful chemicals and materials, and are both durable and stylish. Join celebrities such as actress and model Milla Jovovich who hits the shops with 10-month-old daughter Ever Gabo wearing her Dr Bloom's jewels.

AND Something not mumsy at all! A beautifully handcrafted coin purse from KraftyAS - made in NZ by a fantastically talented sister duo!

The beauty of this prize pack is that BOTH can be used in unison with your sling - the coin purse can fit snuggly down inside your sling (no need for handbag!) and the bracelets can be worn (or played with) whilst baby is sitting happily in the sling too!

So, tell us what you like best about your pouch sling (or what you would like best) and enter it on our blog. THEN (Very important!) email me your name and email address so I can contact you if you are the winner!  Competition closes Tuesday 8th December 12am.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Market Day in Mt Eden This Weekend 28th November

We are out and about again this weekend!  Shelley will be at the Magic Beans Market 9am - 1pm in the iconic Greyfriars Church, Mt Eden (Auckland NZ) showing off our brand-spanking-new designs!  (for a sneaky peak at the swatches check out 'Pollen Sunrise' and 'Tattoo' on our fan page http://www/ ).
Shelley and team will also be doing free fittings and demos, so even if you only plan on purchasing a sling in future, I advise going down to the market and being fitted by the experts!

As per usual there will be a Market Sale and opportunities to purchase 2nds.

IMPORTANT: We will not have eftpos, cash and cheque sales only.

Oooh and there will be other lovelies to check out too, like Pipi Child, Holly Chic, 3 Wise Monkeys, Mimosa Kids....and that's just to name a few of our favourites!

Come by and say hi - we will be happy to see you!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Exciting New Stockists!

You can now find Unido Designer Baby Slings in boutiques throughout the North and South Island of NZ!  Unido Baby slings are now available for purchase from 2 new fabulous boutiques:

- Baby Divine - Dunedin
- The Child Boutique - Seatoun Wellington

Locals to these boutiques are in for a treat because you can pop in and meet an Unido Baby Sling in person and both stores sell designs from our new collection!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Moving from the Facebook Fan Page to Blog!

Well, the time has come, our fan page is gaining in popularity and I want to give things away and have competitions!

So, in this blog there will be give-aways and product releases and info related to anything in the world of Unido Baby Slings!

Our latest give-away!

At the Auckland Parent & Child Show, we had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous Sarina from and sampling her delicious (and yes it IS delicious because yes you CAN actually eat it!) New Mother's Little Helper Organic Balm! (RRP: $24.90)

A bit about this fabulous wonder balm (as taken from the The Nudey! Rudey! Website):

'Living up to its name, Mother's Little Helper is ideal for quenching dry skin, to massage the whole family, protect nappied bottoms and sooth itchy skin on a swelling pregnant belly. Containing 97% certified organic ingredients, packaged in a handy reuseable tin, free from nut and palm oils you'll find hundreds of uses for the truly multipurpose balm. Discover for yourself the healing benefits of Manuka and Harekeke, native to New Zealand and long known for their healing and antiseptic qualities.'

And, because MCN (Modern Cloth Nappies) are also fabulous we though why not pair this great Balm with a Nudey! Rudey! MCN Trial Pack! (Available in your colour choice

So here's how to enter the draw for this very cool (and extremely eco!) prize pack: Tell us (posting on the blog) how you could use Mother's Little Helper Organic Balm! The most creative entry wins and competition closes 10pm (NZ time) Monday 16th November 2009 and open to both NZ and AUS Fans.
So get your thinking caps on and enter to win this very cool prize pack!
Sarah & Shelley xxx