Sunday, December 28, 2008

What a Year!

What a year 2008 has been!

Baby House celebrated its first birthday this year and I would like to sincerely thank all of our wonderful customers for all you support this year.

As the Christmas wrapping paper settles and the ham and rum truffles finally disappear, I thought I would share with you our annual photo with Father Christmas. I hope it gives you a giggle and I know many of you will be having your own similar photos. Our eldest boys are 15 months apart (just 5 and nearly 4) and our daughter is 18 months. I don't know who was more nervous... Father Christmas or our daughter..

(Note: no child, baby or Father Christmas were hurt while taking the photo ;P)

May the last days of 2008 be full of fun, laughter and happiness for you all and may 2009 be a fantastic year for all!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Keep the magic of the tooth fairy alive..

with Twinkle Toof

Make sure the "Toof Fairy" finds your child's fallen toofs with this glow in the dark toof-shaped toof-keeper.Twinkle Toof opens to reveal a secret toof compartment, and a clip to hold your secret notes and money!
Just arrived at Baby House so check them out!


Do you have a little Houdini baby who loves to be swaddled, yet always seems to wiggle their way out? Then you need a SwaddleMe wrap by Kiddopotamus.
A simple concept and easy to use, yet so effective at keeping babies swaddled and feeling comforted.The new double velboa range is so soft you will wish they made them in adult size!


We recently attended the Toy Fair in Melbourne. Wow! How much fun. So many fantastic and innovative products. We are waiting on orders to come through so be sure to keep checking over the next few weeks to see what wonderful finds we made at the fair.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Happy Easter!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter break and that you and your little ones had a wonderful time!
We had a lovely time with Easter egg hunting and a family lunch. My four year old gave me another reality check with how he is growing up as he told me about Jesus (it was kind of Jesus done in a cowboy and indian style relay however, given he has just learnt this at kindergarten, I was super impressed :))

While it's a little late for this year's Easter, if you love children's costumes you must visit They have some totally adorable baby costumes such as the Tom Arma range (see below). I thought you could only get these in America but it looks like we can now get them here thanks to this gorgeous shop! They have so many cute costumes for all occasions so if you are in the market then I am sure you will be impressed.

How adorable!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Welcome to the Baby House blog!

Here you will find information on new products we are sourcing and updates on our range.

You will also find tips, hints and even snapshots of my day-to-day life with three small children.

It's funny how your life changes once children come along. 10 years ago I had just about finished my marketing degree and only THOUGHT I knew what lack of sleep meant. Ha!

I would hunt high and low for *in* clothes to make sure I had a different outfit for each night of the weekend.

Now I think something is wrong if I get more than six hours sleep and I hunt for an outfit that washes and wears well and did I mention tolerates baby spit?

Which brings me to the hunt for a playdough recipe (as opposed to the past life hunt of the best cocktail recipe!).

My eldest son has started kindergarten this year and apparently, part of that means Mum gets to do playdough roster (along with laundry roster, fruit cutting roster... and I was too scared to look at the rest of the roster board).

I made my first lot of playdough today and I have to tell you, I rock!! After two batches of fantastic playdough I have declared myself the playdough queen - at least to my children anyway. Although, we did have a mini debate on this fact when Master Four told me HE rocked as after all, he did stir the flour and salt together. Fair enough.

So, here is the most fantastic and easiest playdough recipe.

Cooked Playdough

You will need:

2 cups of plain flour
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons of oil (it didn't say what type so I used vegetable)
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
2 cups of water
Food colouring
Saucepan and wooden spoon

What to do:

Mix dry ingredients in the saucepan.
Mix in oil, water and food colouring.
Cook for 2-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly.
The playdough is ready when it leaves the sides of the pan.

This playdough will keep in an air tight container for a couple of months, dependent on your climate. Keep it in the fridge if you are in a hot climate.

There you go. My very first blog post and the worlds best playdough recipe! Enjoy :)