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Must haves to start Kindy!

Can you believe it? My baby girl is starting kindy in 4 sleeps. Thursday is the big day when my big girl turns into a bigger girl. I wont lie, I have been excited, yet dredding this day for the last couple of months. Are we doing the right thing? Is she going to love it? Is she going to have fun? Little P will wave me off and I will cry, I might check the phone 100 billion times and maybe call the centre a few times in between. Its the fear of the unknown but also the excitement of a brand new stage in our little girls life that she is going to love I’m sure! So in the last couple of weeks, I have been frantically doing research into what we need to start this next adventure, products that will assist with the transition and products we love. Here’s what we have come up with that we believe are must haves for starting kindy… 

1. gooie – Backpack & Drink Bottle from Groovy Little Guys ‘n Girls
This backpack is a great first backpack for your toddler. Featuring a comfortable padded foam back that allows airflow, contoured padded shoulder straps with chest strap to hold them in place and handy pockets to keep favourite toys close at hand. The large main compartment is big enough for a lunchbox and a spare clothes as well as any other essentials. The drink bottle holder on the side holds the complimentary gooie stainless steel water bottle that comes with the backpack. Yes, a free drink bottle to match this gorgeous bag. These back packs are perfect for little ones starting kindy as well as back to school. They come in a variety of great patterns for little guys and girls. 
For more info and browse the fabulous patterns go to; http://groovylittleguysngirls.com.au/collections/gooie-backpacks-lunch-boxes/products/gooie-backpack-drink-bottle

2. Belle Hat from Eeni meeni 
This is a great 100% cotton, adjustable toggle bell Hat with tie, pocket, and flower screen print.
For more info go to; http://www.eenimeeni.com/girls/hat-belle-lilac-8119.html

3. Dress from Cotton On kids
Just perfect for running, playing, crafting and feeling fabulous!
For more info go to; http://shop.cottonon.com/shop/kids/kinder-essentials/#

4. WOTNOT naturals 30+ spf sunscreen 
All natural and amazing for your skin. Perfect for everyday wear and to keep your little ones skin highly protected. 
For more info go to; http://ecodirect.com.au/

5. Trendy Little Treats Lunch box products 
WOW!  This little shop is one of the largest of its kind in Australia to offer products to assist in healthier eating, fun meals and a variety of ways to transport food for all ages.
The Trendy little treats team is challenging fussy eaters; bringing Trendy Lil products to make meal time easy and fun for you and your little ones. Its an amazing shop full of more than you could imagine to bring fun into eating real food and turning lunches into little masterpieces that your children will be bouncing with joy to eat. 
There are rice moulds with so many great uses, they are great for muesli bars, apricot bites and moulding food.  Dinner it’s great for homemade fish fingers, chicken and rice. The food picks make great mini fruit kebabs and the Food cutters cut fancy fun cheese and melon. The Egg Moulds are great for lunches as well, a second use is to mould jelly. 
For more info go to; www.trendyliltreats.com.au

6. Skeanie Leather Sandals from Not another baby shop 
These Skeanie Junior Sandals are a great shoe. They are absolutely perfect for daycare, preschol or even big school. With their covered toe and each to get on and off velcro buckle, they are a must have on your little ones feet to start kindy (or school). They are a great summer every shoe as well as that they are particularly fantastic as a transition shoe from soft soled baby shoes as they are very flexible.
Skeanies are hand made from super soft eco-leather. These shoes feature luxurious leather uppers and lining with a flexible rubber sole. Whats even more amazing about Skeanie shoes is that they are all are designed in Australia and are Fair Trade made. They come in a range of colours to suit your little one best – navy, white, silver and pink.
For more info go to; http://notanotherbabyshop.com.au/skeanie-junior-sandals-navy.html

7. Sinchies 
The original reusable food pouch, designed by a mum; Sam, back in 2010 and launched in 2012. Sam has designed a range of reusable food pouches to suit the whole family – an 80ml snack pouch, 140ml & 200ml meal sized pouch and then a 1litre pouch. These little pouches are perfect to fill with snack foods like yogurt, it makes it easier to send your darling little ones to school with real food that you package yourself and cuts out the waste of toxicity of packet and processed food.
Made free from BPA, Phthalates and PVC, these are designed for easy filling and washing, with a double ziplock top to prevent leaks. Sinchies are freezer and dishwasher safe making cleaning and storing easy!
For more info go to; http://www.sinchies.com.au/ 

8. gooie – Drawstring Bag from Groovy Little Guys ‘n Girls

This fully lined drawstring bag with metal eyelets is perfect as swim bag or library bag, beach or school! A great addition for the busy kindy kid. Size: 43cm x 40cm… 
For more info go to; http://groovylittleguysngirls.com.au/products/gooie-drawstring-bag

Discloser: I was gifted the products listed above, yet all comments and opinions are my own. 
January 18, 2014
January 20, 2014