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Helping kids (and yourself) to start caring for the environment in teeny tiny easy steps ..

June 20, 2018 By Lime Tree Kids Family & Healthy Living comments
Helping kids (and yourself) to start caring for the environment in teeny tiny easy steps ..
Reduce , Reuse – Going plastic free with these simple swaps  - from a newbie.. 

Phasing out single use plastic bags is clearly the right thing for the environment, but its going to take some getting used to for people like myself and my family that are not big environmentalists or eco warriors but ARE interested in learning how we can make simple steps to help the environment and teach our children to do the same. 

From July 1st most states will have banned single use plastic bags and our local shops have done this for the last few months as a trial for Coles. It's taught me that there are some simple steps we can take  to help the environment and that are not too overwhelming but that also have opened my eyes up to the waste that single use plastic really is .   

Since using the reuseable shopping bags my son and I have started talking more about the environment , about the animals that are affected by humans and their plastic , about how there are only limited resources in the world and that we all need to take steps (even small ones) to assisting in keeping where we live on this planet a cleaner place.  
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What Lunch Box fits What Lunch Bag ?

January 6, 2017 By Lime Tree Kids Healthy Living, Lime Tree Mumma Blog & School comments
What Lunch Box fits What Lunch Bag ?

Buying a Lunch Box and Lunch Bag is a daunting thing for some people . So we have mad it easier for you by making this chart that shows what our current range of Bento Boxes or Lunchboxes for Kids fits into what Lunch Bags .  If you have any other concerns though please feel free to  email us - this list is kept up to date but we are always adding new and exciting finds to our list .

 

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Vaporisers why every mum needs one or two!

August 17, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Healthy Living comments
Vaporisers why every mum needs one or two!
If you thought a vaporiser can only be used when the kids are sick, it’s time to think again! Vaporisers can be used in a variety of ways to benefit your entire family all year round -  which makes owning one (or even two!) a must have for all households.  A unit such as the Aroma Bloom 5 in 1 Ultrasonic Vaporiser can help your family in a number of way by:
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For Kids: Outdoor Toys, The Easiest Way to Good Health

April 1, 2014 By Prerna Healthy Living & Play comments



For kids, outdoor toys are the best thing possible because not only do they make play super-fun but they also, manage to get kids out of the house and engaged in real, good, physical activity! SO important for building those bones! 

So, here’s our mum-approved top picks for the best outdoor toys for kids. Take your pick and give your little ones the gift of go...

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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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FREE PRINTABLE Meal Planner

June 1, 2013 By Lime Tree Kids Healthy Living & Lime Tree Mumma Blog comments
I love meal planning for my family dinners as without it generally it all goes pear shaped ! This allows me to organise on the weekend the shopping for all the meals and then in the weekday mornings what I need to get out for the dinner before work and if I need to get anything on the way home. It also lets me know exactly what needs to happen when I walk in the door and the kids are in the middle of arsenic hour after being at school and kinder all day ! 
I'm new to printables so I thought I'd dabble and make my own one up. Feel free to use it to help you with your dinner planning. 



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Switching to stainless steel from plastic !!

May 28, 2013 By Lime Tree Kids Healthy Living & Lime Tree Mumma Blog comments

 

We just got the most gorgeous new range of LunchBot  and Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Lunchboxes in store. 

Now that I am on a super strict lifestyle of Gluten free , Grain free living for health reasons and the kids are eating Gluten , dairy and soy free for health and behavioural reasons I've started packing food for everywhere we go. 

But also playing on my mind as the news emerges about the chemicals in plastic that can leach into our foods I've started researching into alternative containers we can use just as easily as plastic.  I honestly had no idea of the wasted plastic and rubbish that is starting to clog up our landfills either ! (I know , I know  , but I'm new to this caring about our environment thing !!)
  
 
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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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Living with Food Allergy: Sienna’s Story

July 10, 2012 By Lime Tree Kids Healthy Living comments


The day we discovered that our daughter was anaphylactic was one of the scariest days of our lives. Sienna was 15 months old at the time and to see our darling little girl have such a severe reaction to a smidge of peanut butter was terrifying. 

She was covered in hives and rashes; her face swelled to twice its usual size, so much so that her eyes were swollen a...
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