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What are Eco Toys?

March 9, 2018 By Shelley Mason Baby, Children, Play & Product FAQ's comments
What are Eco Toys?

I’ve been in business selling wooden toys and educational toys for 8 years now.  When I first started I knew I loved wooden toys. There weren’t really many around and they were difficult to find.   Thankfully now there are loads around in shops everywhere , but processes vary so much and the word ECO FRIENDLY TOY is thrown around so much – I've been wondering what REALLY makes a toy 'eco friendly' .  What do all these words mean – sustainable wood , FSC certified , non toxic etc. ?

You would be forgiven for believing that any type or brand of wooden toys is a safer option for your children to be playing with as opposed to plastic toys, as wood is a natural material, but… not all wooden toys are created equal and we parents need to be very aware of this. 

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Wooden toys for all ages

March 5, 2018 By Shelley Mason Baby, Children & Play comments
Wooden toys for all ages

Wooden toys make a terrific addition to any toyroom.  Whilst I do believe that almost any toy is an educational toy, I prefer wood to plastic for a few reasons.

Wooden toys are generally extremely durable and safe , are not only colourful and fun to play with but encourage a child to explore their senses and imagination. 

I love the feel of wooden toys and the smell and texture is something that can not be replaced.  Its an impulse for me to smell a wooden toy and the difference in quality and feel is obvious.  I often find myself doing it when we get in new stock at the warehouse , it’s a sensory feeling that evokes a sense of calm and fun in me and I catch my kids doing it too and have a  giggle. 

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Helping kids with inclusion and diversity

January 31, 2018 By Shelley Mason Baby, Children, Lime Tree Mumma Blog, Play & Special Needs comments
Helping kids with inclusion and diversity

Diversity and inclusion in the home, school and even toy box are so important.  All kids want to see themselves reflected in the environment and toys that they play with. Childhood really should be an inclusive place where everyone belongs. 

Being different from most others doesn’t need to be a dis - ability but rather a diff - ability and I’m happy to finally see the toy industry and other companies starting to embrace change and positively represent the 150 plus million kids with disability and difference world wide....

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November 7, 2016 By Lime Tree Kids Baby comments

Choosing the right toys for a six month old to 12 month old will help them develop their essential skills. 

At this age babies are usually: 
• Showing interest in their new surroundings 
• Recognising their main care givers 
• Rapidly gaining confidence 
• May face separation anxiety when left 
• E...

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Toilet Training Must - Haves for Mummas and Babies

February 11, 2014 By Prerna Baby, Children & Toilet Training Tips and Ideas comments



Toilet training. Two words that are enough to strike fear into a mum’s heart! Moving out of nappies and using the toilet is a big milestone for both a mum and her baby.

While there are a variety of views on potty training methods and answers to when to start and how to start, as a mum, I feel that whenever you’re ready, having the right things handy can make ...

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Best Tips to Save Money When Buying Baby Gifts Online

August 20, 2013 By Prerna Baby, Family & Lifestyle comments


Buying baby gifts online can not only be confusing but also quite expensive. While we’ve made it easier for you to find the best baby gifts and baby shower gifts online, we haven’t really talked about how to save money when shopping online for gifts for babies.

Today, we’ll do just that. Help you save money while buying the best presents for little ones as...

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What Every Mumma Must-Know About Glass Baby Bottles

July 24, 2013 By Prerna - LTK Baby & Healthy Living comments



Confession time: I never used a glass baby bottle when my daughter was little. In my defense, she was exclusively breast fed and we didn’t have that many glass baby bottles here in India.

So, when I came across these gorgeous glass baby bottles that Shelley raves about, I just had to do some research and figure out what the big deal was all about. I mean, if I’m using BPA-free bottles, isn’t that okay? Why switch to glass?

Here’s what I found and what I think every mum must know when choosing the best feeding bottle option for their little one:
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Five Best Baby Shower Gifts Under $100: Inexpensive and Cute Gift Ideas for Showers

July 8, 2013 By Lime Tree Kids Baby & Pregnancy comments
Five Best Baby Shower Gifts Under $100: Inexpensive and Cute Gift Ideas for Showers 



Choosing the best baby shower gifts that are adorably cute and yet don’t break the bank is a mum’s worst nightmare. Seriously, I’ve been there more than once and while you may think it’s easy for me because well, I own an online baby gift store, all the choice does make it more difficult.

So, I’ve put together a neat little list of the best baby shower gifts under $100 to make it easy for myself when looking for that perfect gift idea. Am sure you’d love this list too:
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10 Best Eco Baby Gifts Online

June 17, 2013 By Lime Tree Kids Baby comments
 10 Best Eco Baby Gifts Online: Our Top Picks for Green and Eco-Friendly Presents for Bubba

Buying baby gifts online is convenient but also confusing. How does one decide whether the present one’s buying for a precious little bub is the best quality? Plus, the range of gifts for babies is HUGE. Yes, it is confusing.

So, to make it easy-peasy for you, here are the 10 best eco baby gifts online for 2013: 
 

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The benefits of an Ultrasonic Vapouriser

May 23, 2013 By Lime Tree Kids Baby, Healthy Living & Lime Tree Mumma Blog comments

 


 With winter well and truly on its way and the weather getting cooler, unfortunately also comes the constant stream of coughs and colds or at best the threat of coughs and colds. Especially when you have little ones !

I’ve been using one of those chemist vaporisers for years with my kids, when they get all sniffly, you know the ones we had when we were kids ?

Filled with hot water and lots of vicks or eucalyptus oil to inhale whilst we slept. They worked a treat , however the room was always SO humid after using them and the window and window sills in the morning were drenched with water which in turn promotes mould and bacteria !

Well not anymore.. we are now selling at Lime Tree Kids one of my absolute favourite finds! And ive tried to explain just how and why its so awesome below!
 
The Ultrasonic Vaporiser is not only an aroma diffuser , an air purifier and humidifier but also a nightlight , looks stylish , is safer and you can live without fear of bacteria forming on any of your furnishings !! Yeah baby !!!  
 
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