My New Favourite Baby Shower Gift

August 31, 2009 at 11:45 am | Posted in Baby Showers, Gift Ideas | 1 Comment
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What I wish I knew before I became a Mother - by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner

What I wish I knew before I became a Mother - by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner

Yesterday I attended a babyshower (with my 8 mth old baby in tow) for my CIL (cousin-in-law). This babyshower was a lovely affair (far from the types of babyshower that usually fill me with dread when I realise that we will be playing yet another corney, embarrassing game!). The games this time were fun and far from the embarrassing kind – whew! They included ‘baby belly bingo’ where attendees were given an A4 page with a montage of images of pregnant bellies (including men’s ‘bear guts’ lol) – and the first to cross off all the images on their page was the winner. And a take on the old Bruce Forsythe gift conveyor belt – guests were invited to bring along an unwrapped gift, and these were paraded one at a time before my CIL and guests – the gifts she remembered she got to keep! Luckily if any guests remembered some she hadn’t, she got to keep them too. My offering for that game was a pair of Huggalugs leg and arm warmers.

During the afternoon, a sumptious banquet of delicious finger food was on offer – a lot of it prepared by the father-to-be, my cousin, who hovered in the kitchen for most of the time doing his best to avoid the intimidating mass of women in the next room! (We were really a friendly bunch – and he did get brave at the end and joined us :0)

Then it was time to open the gifts that had arrived giftwrapped (while Master 8 mths sat and played on CIL’s baby’s new bear shaped bean bag chair – so cute!). I chose to gift a copy of the beautiful gift book that I stock in my webstore, ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner. I was thrilled to see how much my CIL liked this gift – she stopped mid gift-opening to have a quick flick through the book and stopped at several of the beautiful photographic images to show them off to the guests. I think she appreciated receiving a gift that was different to the usual baby outfits, toiletries and toys (although the items she received were lovely) and the book is something she could even keep to later pass on to her daughter when she is about to become a mother.

So if you are ever looking for a gift for a mother-to-be or new mother, why not consider giving a copy of this beautiful book which I guarantee will be very well received and appreciated! Available for purchase from the Aquabub website!

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Breaking News!

August 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Posted in Birth Pools | Leave a comment
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Our first shipment of ‘Birth Pool in a Box’ arrived today! We are very excited to be the New Zealand distributor of this fantastic, ecofriendly birthing pool. It will soon be available for purchase or for hire from Aquabub. More details coming soon . . .

Birth Pool in a Box

Birth Pool in a Box

We love giveaways!

August 8, 2009 at 5:45 am | Posted in Giveaways | Leave a comment
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KindyRock Music CD

KindyRock Music CD

Last month we ran our first newsletter subscriber giveaway (see previous post!). The prize was a signed copy of the beautiful new gift book ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner. This book has great advice for Mums-to-be and new mums and beautiful photography by Peace Mitchell. The lucky subscriber who receives our signed copy of this book is Nicola Wagstaff! Congratulations Nicola – you will LOVE your prize! The book is available for purchase from our website for NZ$30.00 – the perfect gift for yourself or for a friend. I’ll be gifting a copy to my cousin for her babyshower!

Last month we also had an impromptu giveaway (cause we’re good like that ;0). I asked for feedback on Kozy Carrier designs and invited people to vote for their favourite. One lucky respondant was selected to win a mystery prize, which is one of our NEW baltic amber children’s bracelets! These will be loaded on the Aquabub website next week. Our 2.5yo son Ethan hasn’t wanted to take his off since we put it on several weeks ago – and HAS to have it on his arm above his elbow – so cool! So cute! More on the bracelets later.

The August newsletter subscriber giveaway is a signed copy of the KindyRock music CD ‘jiggles’. This is Ethans favourite CD of the two we are now offering for sale at Aquabub. Designed for preschool children the tracks on the CDs are catchy and movement inspiring – easy to follow lyrics give descriptions of movement which makes it easy to do appropriate actions for each song with your child. So much fun! Sign up for our newsletter at our homepage by August 31 to gain an entry into the draw for this fun CD. Existing subscribers will gain an automatic entry. Good luck!

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