February 20, 2019

School Lunch Box Ideas

The summer holidays have come to an end and school is back in full swing and that means school lunches. It can be hard to come up with new, exciting and healthy lunches that your kids will actually eat, but we have plenty of tips and ideas to make the start of the new school year as easy and delicious as possible.
The first step is finding the perfect lunchbox, one that will help guide you to packing healthy hassle-free lunches.

Yumbox is a kid-friendly, bento-style lunch box made with high quality, super durable, BPA-free, food-safe materials that can accommodate a variety of foods, while sealing each compartment perfectly with a leak proof lid.
Now... what to pack in your Yumbox?

The creators of the Yumbox were inspired by a diet based on simplicity, moderation and balance between, protein, grains, dairy, fruit and veggies. This is made easy with the pre-portioned illustrated tray in the Yumbox and made even easier with the following lunch box meal ideas.

-  Sushi rolls, rice paper rolls, sandwiches or wraps made with meat and salad are all
   great sources of grains, protein and veggies.
- Cherry tomatoes and carrot, cucumber or capsicum sticks are another popular and
  easy source of veggies.
- Grapes and berries are a tasty source of fruit that stay nice and fresh.
- Cheese cubes, yoghurt and dips are a delicious source of dairy for kids growing
  bones
- Popcorn, pasta salad, olives, boiled eggs and baked pretzels are other snack ideas
  that will get gobbled up by little mouths.

Hopefully with these tips the lunch making will be easier, the Yumbox will come home empty and the kids tummies full.
February 18, 2019

What To Consider When Buying a Pram

How exciting, congratulations! You’re expecting a bub and the best purchase to pick is your pram!  Hands down, it’s fun! There are tons to choose from in varying configurations, designs, weights and budgets, and it’s important to get it right as you’ll be using it almost daily, if you’re planning to get out and about.
We’d love to help you out, here are some things you may want to consider whilst choosing between your favourites.

Where will you be using your pram? 

Quick trips or long walks?  It does make a difference.  Think about the surfaces that you will be walking on.  If your only trips will be to the shopping centre, you’ll be looking for something small to get in and out of the car.  If you’re planning to trek some pretty rough terrain you need tires that will soften the ride for bub.


Will you take your pram on holiday? 

Then you’ll probably want a lightweight pram that will make it easy to get on and off public transport and will fit in tight spaces. If your holiday involves a flight then a pram that folds small enough to carry on as hand luggage can be very helpful.

 

Do you want the option of converting your pram into a double? 

You might be planning to expand your family along the way.  If baby no.2 is in the near future, you might want to consider the option of a double.  Something that allows for a second seat or can take a toddler board.

What do you need to carry in your pram? 

You’ll soon be tripping around with what feels like everything and the kitchen sink! Consider the help you might need to carry nappies, clothes, toys, bottles…you get the gist. Pay extra attention to what might be available on your favourite pram, it needs to be generous and practical.

Where does your pram need to fit?

Yes, it needs to fit in your car.  Try it out and see. It is going to be a real bugbear if you have to disassemble it every time you want to squeeze it in the boot, also think about how it will fit with a car load of groceries.  Whilst you're at it try to fold it with something in your arms, you might be carrying bub or a nappy bag in one arm whilst closing and opening your pram.

Do you want to be able to use your pram with a capsule?

A baby capsule is one choice to consider for keeping bub safe in the car. Some prams allow you to attach the capsule and go.  What does this mean?  You can take bub straight from the car and click onto the stroller (or vice versa) without the ordeal of harnessing again and usually without disturbing them. Genius! 

 

September 13, 2018

Our Top 5 Spring Products

Spring had Sprung! Spring has arrived at Country Kids and we have some great products, perfect for the (slightly) warmer weather. Here are five products that are sure to put a spring in your step.
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