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Pyjama safety

Pyjama safety

Not all pyjamas are created equal! When it comes to kids pyjama safety understanding the meaning of the fire risk labels is so important, particularly in winter when we have fires lit and heaters on.
7 Reasons why babies sleep better in merino

7 Reasons why babies sleep better in merino

Who doesn’t love a sleeping baby! Here are 7 great reasons why babies sleep better in merino. Whether you’re using a merino blanket, merino sleeping bag, merino wrap or an underlay made from merino wool, they can all help your baby to sleep more soundly, sleep for longer and wake up less.
Importance of sunglasses for kids

Importance of sunglasses for kids

You might think that sunglasses are just another fashion accessory, but they may in fact save your little one’s skin and eyes later in life by blocking out the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays (UVR). Find out more about why you should encourage your kids to wear sunglasses and check out our guide on what to buy.
The 5 B’s of choosing kids shoes

The 5 B’s of choosing kids shoes

Find out how to choose healthy shoes for babies, toddlers and pre-school kids in 5 easy steps. The shoes they wear in childhood can make (or break) their future foot health. Neglecting kids foot health invites not only future foot problems, but also problems in other parts of their body, such as their legs and back.
Finding the right kids shoes

Finding the right kids shoes

Your child’s feet have to carry the weight of their body throughout their lifetime, and the shoes they wear in childhood can make (or break) their future foot health. Neglecting foot health invites not only future foot problems, but also problems in other parts of the body, such as the legs and back.
Baby clothes size chart

Baby clothes size chart

Buying babies clothes to fit can be a bit of a mind field! Each brand and each country seems to have its own manufacturing guidelines which are not always converted into NZ sizes. A variation in styles and personal preferences also means that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all!
Measuring Kids Feet

Measuring Kids Feet

Buying kids shoes can be tricky! They seem to come in all sorts of sizes from the UK, US and Europe but are not always converted into NZ sizing. Our international shoe conversion chart will help you buy the right sized shoes for your little ones.
10 benefits of merino wool clothing for kids

10 benefits of merino wool clothing for kids

Merino wool is a natural fibre and has many beneficial properties when it comes to babies and kids clothing. It is also biodegradable and sustainable. Check out some of the key benefits your kids will receive from their merino wool clothes.
Merino wool keeping babies warm

Merino wool keeping babies warm

As well as being a natural fibre, merino wool offers many benefits to help keep your baby warm and comfortable during the day and throughout the night. Merino is the perfect fibre for little ones to wear all year long.
Wool in the history of baby clothing

Wool in the history of baby clothing

Wool is a huge part of our New Zealand heritage. Sheep farming was once the back-bone of New Zealand’s economy and wool was well known to be the best fibre to keep our babies warm. Mothers all knew how to knit and wool was endorsed as a ‘must have’ for clothing.
Merino wool washing tips

Merino wool washing tips

Check out these tips on how to wash merino wool. Follow these simple washing tips to keep your baby’s and kids’ merino wool clothing and other merino wool items in tip top condition.
Is it ok for kids to wear second hand or pass me down shoes?

Is it ok for kids to wear second hand or pass me down shoes?

When kids grow out of their shoes so quickly and good shoes can be very expensive to buy, second hand shoes and passing shoes down from one child to another seems like a good option. However there are a couple of things you need to bear in mind as the shoes your little one wears in childhood can make (or break) their future foot health.

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