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Natural Teething Remedies (including essential oil blends)

Probably the cruellest invention by nature. I often wonder why we’ve evolved to let babies go through the agony of teething… I am sure there is a very scientific and proper explanation. But I think it’s just down right mean (on both babe and the parents too!). Babies get all 20 of their milk teeth by the time they’re 2.5 years old (on average), with the first appearing around 6 months. That’s a long old time of unhappy, inflamed [...]

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WHAT TO BUY A NEW MUM FOR HERSELF?

A new mum hamper? Some pampering gifts? All new mamas deserve goodies just for them! Wherever they are in Australia, we can send it straight to them. We’re here to take away the unknown and help you decide what to buy a new mum. Becoming mum is a big BIG thing. Everyone’s journey and experience is a different one, but it certainly takes you to whole new level of worry, emotion and tiredness. Motherhood is filled with a huge amount [...]

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Homemade reusable baby wipes with essential oils

Homemade Reusable Baby Wipes: How to DIY with Essential Oils

Baby wipes. They are a saving grace to have for just about anything… I think as a mum you really do learn to wipe up and clean just about anything with a good old baby wipe! But when you look at the ingredient list on a packet of wipes, it’s often a bit worrying the number of unnecessary chemicals and additives that make their way in there, and onto your babe’s bottom. When you hunt down the best for your [...]

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5 Ways To Boost Your Energy & Mama Mindset

How are you feeling mama? Want to crawl back into bed with a good book, or just to actually sleep?!  Jenine from Mums With Bubs Fitness shares her top 5 ways to boost your energy and mama mindset. An expert in pregnancy and postpartum fitness, Jenine offers both online, at home programs as well as her sessions around Perth. She even has a FREE home workout video for you to download on her site and covers much more of these mindset in [...]

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Local Mums Up The Gifting Game In Perth

Clare and Caroline met in mid-2017 at a Perth based baby shower photo shoot. This was a collaboration between 8 local, mum run businesses to showcase the services they offer, including photography, gift boxes, personalised balloons, cake making, and grazing platters. All that makes a local baby shower that extra bit special. These two Perth mums saw an opportunity to work together further. Over several months of testing and tweaking… they have come up with a product that’s unique to [...]

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The Top 3 Benefits of Pretend Play

The Top 3 Benefits of Pretend Play

A little piece about the goodness of wooden toys and the wonder of imaginative play… from the lovely Fern at TeaCupKids. Home to the wooden nail polish set… a fabulous eco-friendly toy for encouraging hand eye coordination, fine motor skills and encouraging correct pencil grip too. Ah-mazing!! Read on for her thoughts behind the benefits of play… The Top 3 Benefits of Pretend Play Play is something in which all humans engage, although the purpose for and the type of play may [...]

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Breastfeeding and Deodorant. Should I make a swap?

Ever thought much about your deodorant? Sue from SEssentials gives us a little insight into why we should consider switching to natural options. Especially when bub is snuggled up on the boob day and night…   With our continued use of, and introduction to, excess toxins and chemicals, it is easy to become overwhelmed. We can get confused about what products are best suited to us as new mums, and our precious bundles of joy. Through personal experience, I believe one of the [...]

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Is My Make Up Safe To Use in Pregnancy?

When you’re growing a new tiny human, it’s good to think about what you’re putting into your body, as well as what you are putting ON it! And that includes your daily slap routine :) There is no need to go ‘au naturale’ just because you’re sporting a bump… but it can be good to swap out some of your regulars for more natural and organic alternatives. IS MY MAKE UP SAFE TO USE IN PREGNANCY? Guest post from the [...]

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ORGANIC GIFT IDEAS FOR A PREGNANT FRIEND

Organic Gift Ideas For A Pregnant Friend

So your friend is about to pop, or maybe she’s just found out and let you in on her little secret!! You can’t wait to play “Auntie” and spoil this little one stupid! After all, that’s what Aunties are for, right?! Here’s some organic gift ideas for a pregnant friend.  You have a google, stalk some Australian Insta stores and get a little overwhelmed… this new baby land really is quite crazy! What is safe? And what is ok for [...]

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SHOP SMALL. SUPPORT LOCAL MAMAS: THE MUM COLLECTIVE IN 2017

SHOP SMALL. SUPPORT LOCAL MAMAS: THE MUM COLLECTIVE IN 2017 This year has been BIG for Avidiva. We revamped our website. We’ve grown our collection and become home to some great international brands, and are proud as punch to be stocking even more small, local businesses too. Plus, we launched The Mum Collective. On a personal note, I have had a huge journey with infertility, miscarriages, and a high-risk pregnancy (more about all that another day). But we got through it [...]

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