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How to give their toys a second life: toy rotation & organisation, made easy!

September 14, 2021

Toy rotation might seem like an unnecessary level of effort at a time when everything seems like a push. But it's one job that will reap many benefits when you take the time, both for yourself (yay, tidy house!) and for your little ones. They'll rediscover special toys, giving you a chance to revel in more quiet, self-directed playtime with less 'I'm bored's', saving you money on purchasing new toys, and keeping things at home fresh and exciting. 

Let’s get fresh – Top 10 indoor plants for kid's bedrooms

April 22, 2021

Introducing indoor plants into your family home is the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside. Not only do they give the home a fresh décor boost but you and the fam-bam will be breathing in cleaner air! Here's our favourite Top 10 indoor plants for your kid's bedrooms.

DIY Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

March 30, 2021

Here's another natural, easy, and fun Easter-themed activity to do with your gang these school holidays! Using veg dyes can mean stains on nice clothes, so cover up with our Marmalade Lion Long-Sleeved Smock and make some Easter Eggs to decorate your home with today!

DIY Raw Chocolate Easter Treats

March 29, 2021

This guilt-free raw chocolate recipe is actually good for you, making a nice change from sugar and preservative-heavy store bought treats, plus it's a super-fun Easter holiday activity! Takes less than five minutes to prep, too– WINNING.

DIY Gumption - A low-tox cleaner for your ML mats!

March 24, 2021

We all know how dirty our Marmalade Lion Splat Mats can get! Getting dirty is part and parcel of messy play, and messy play equals big fun and a wonderful childhood for our littlest ones! Keep your home and play surfaces clean, germ-free and sweet smelling with no nasties with our DIY gumption recipe.

What’s the difference between a co-sleeper and a bassinet? Making sense of baby sleeping options

March 04, 2021

What to choose for baby to sleep on safely and comfortably? There’s so many options, from Cots to Co-Sleepers, to Bassinets and what works best in your space. Especially if you’re a new parent, there’s an overwhelming amount of info, opinions and options to navigate! We make sense of it all for you.


DIY Kids Gummies - an all natural immunity boost!

February 25, 2021

It's back to school and with that, runny noses, now our little ones are getting out and about and making friends. We look at giving them an immune boost by swapping the expensive store-bought option with an all natural, low-waste alternative!

DIY Dishwasher Tablets - Low-tox, low-waste & super-easy!

February 11, 2021

Our good friend Georgie Hannan shows us how we can make a simple, cheap DIY swap to keep our dishes free of chemicals. Make and use as toilet cleaning pods too!

Hosting a Low-Waste Christmas Day

December 23, 2020

Hosting a low-waste Christmas Day is acheivable and so so easy to do!

We all know that over December, Christmas time is a big month for waste. We think 'it’s only one day', but there are around 7.8 billion people in the world, and that means an INSANE amount of waste for just 'one day'.

Here’s what you can do on Christmas Day for Mother Earth... and our future generations.


Salt Dough Decorations DIY - perfect for last-minute decorating and gifting!

December 21, 2020

Yet to wrap your Christmas gifts? The tree still looking a bit bare? Kids need an activity to help keep them busy? We've got you covered with affordable, oh-so-simple and sustainable Salt Dough decorations!

Aromatic Playdough DIY - perfect for gift-giving & holiday activities!

December 17, 2020

Aromatic playdough is a wonderful sensory tool (not just touch, but smell, too) and perfect if you've run out of time and ideas for your littlest ones as it uses ingredients you probably already have at home! We share here how to make a natural, simple and waste-free children's Christmas gift, or holiday activity for busy little minds.

Power of Positivity is here!

November 23, 2020

We’re so excited to finally share the launch of our newest design to add to Marmalade Lion’s collection - Power of Positivity! With a boom, pow and POP, this go-getting collection is here to empower and add a bit of extra sparkle and love to your family’s day!

Clear Home, Clear Mind - 5 Tips for Keeping your Space (and Mind) Clutter Free

April 29, 2020

Who gets that special zen feeling after they’ve finished decluttering and cleaning their space? We certainly do! We believe a clean space means a healthy and happy home life for not only you and your partner but for your growing family as well! Here's 5 tips on keeping your space (and mind!) clutter free!

Avoid Christmas holiday kerfuffles with these kids activities

December 11, 2019

Newborn checklist - What do you really need?

November 06, 2019


Backpacking through Toddlerhood

October 23, 2019

Say Yes to the Mess – Baby Led Weaning

October 09, 2019

Sun's out, Hat's out!

October 09, 2019


School Holidays, like a boss

September 25, 2019

Sustainable Design, Ethical Production

August 05, 2019

'Sustainable Design, Ethical Production'... they aren't the sexiest words for a blog post but boy are they important ! 

We've got a new website section on its way that shares our philosophy and our processes in this area but until then here is a snippet on our steps towards a sustainable future.

It starts with Design...

Next stop on the Toddler Train: Toilet Training

August 02, 2019

Toot toot. Hurray, we’ve nearly made it through the night sleeping (ok, some nights). Next stop on the toddler train is toilet training. Whether you don’t mind the dirty nappies or you can’t wait to see the back of them, the one thing you can’t wrap up in a nappy is your mattress. Or can you? We’ve created our Expect-a-Spill sheets and bed pads so your mattress is protected, your little one sleeps in quilted comfort and your washing machine does the hard work instead of your bank account.

Love is all around for our Wet-Wet-Wet Bag Program

July 17, 2019

Okay so we might be pushing it with that blog post title - but our Wet Bag program is very loveable!  Our Wet Bags are our way of helping reduce single-use plastic bag moments !The Wet Bag program allows you get 25% off your wet bag and free shipping (!!!) by following a few small steps and getting a few friends on board. 

Welcome to Flu Town

June 11, 2019

Welcome to Flu-Town Ah its that wonderful time of the year. Snow capped mountains, mulled wine, woolly jumpers and open fires… and snot. Just bucket loads of snot. That has been my house the last week but I’m determined not to let it get on top of us. Thankfully its just a ‘cold’ and nothing more serious but even more reason to be on guard while immune systems are low. Going out in public is often a challenge as everyone I look at now resembles a mouth breathing germ machine and every surface I visualise armies of bacteria plotting their next move.

Mum's Grapevine reviews our best-selling Pram Liners

June 07, 2019

Mum's Grapevine reviews our best-selling Pram Liners.

Don't just take our word for it, check out what the ladies at Mum's Grapevine had to say about our best-selling, innovative pram liners.

Or find one for yourself right now :) in our Pram Liner Collection


Mum's Grapevine members recommend Marmalade Lion Play Mats

June 07, 2019

Marmalade Lion Activity Play Mats (from $164): Spills are no match for these clever play mats by Marmalade Lion. The Expect A Spill™ technology means mats can be wiped and washed as often as needed (hurrah!). And the best bit? The play mats stay looking fresh and fabulous wash after wash. With seven different designs to choose from, there’s a play mat for every poppet.

Eco Multi Tasking at it's best

May 08, 2019

‘Why this amazing All Seasons Tencel Blanket isn’t like other blankets’

April 28, 2019


Not that we don’t like Elsa…

February 25, 2019

Keeping it real

July 15, 2018

Baby Bath Time

April 22, 2018

Bath time for you and bubba can be one of the most enjoyable experiences and a beautiful bonding time.

Sometimes in reality though, it’s not always that relaxing….!

 


Expect A Spill Sheets

February 19, 2018

Throughout a child’s early years, one of the things we will all be confronted with is cleaning up spills…… everywhere! Whether it’s changing nappies, wiping up little accidents, or overnight escapes, it is absolutely guaranteed to happen to every parent.

 

It's Black & White ...

January 29, 2018

Newborn babies have very limited vision for the first 6 months of their lives as their retinas slowly develop. Unlike the adult eye, a developing retina will generally not see subtle shades of colour but can only detect large contrasts between light and dark, and because of this you will find that a newborn with be highly attracted to black and white patterns.

 

Our new exciting products!

December 17, 2017

Our fabulous creative director Alicia has been hard at work coming up with some new products and prints to add to the ever expanding Marmalade Lion range. All of our new products generally start with a moment of 'I wish I had (..). That would make my life so much easier!' as Alicia is running around after her two children.

 


Nesting

November 22, 2017

Nesting is a big part of the later stages of pregnancy and a time for soon to be parents to prepare for the greatly anticipated arrival of the new baby! Yay!

But it’s not only about preparing the home so that it is a suitable environment for a newborn – we must also prepare for the mental challenges that come with living with a newborn.

 

Grace Tales Article - Marmalade Lion

November 09, 2017

One of our favourite online magazine for mums, The Grace Tales, has written a fabulous article about the founder and fearless leader of Marmalade Lion - Alicia Jackson. It's an inspiring read about life, business and all that comes in between.

 

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There will be spills!

November 01, 2017

One of the things that you will probably be told over and over again by helpful friends, mums and otherwise interested parties, is to make sure that your home is spotless to ensure that bubs is in a germ free and hygienic environment. That’s all very well pre-birth, as getting your home spick-and-span is all part of the natural nesting instinct that happens in the lead-up to giving birth.

 

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Oh Goodness! 3 Weird Things Toddlers Do That Are Perfectly Normal

May 30, 2017

Many a been-there-done-that mother has laughed when a first-time mom talks about how challenging the newborn stage is. Sure, there's no sleep and spit up everywhere, but what they don't know is that all bets are off when your kid can move. This is also the time that all the weird toddler behavior starts to kick in and you begin to wonder if you gave birth to a crazed monkey child instead of an actual human being. But fear not, this too shall pass. And chances are that the odd things your toddler started doing yesterday that you spent all night Googling are really just par for the course.

 


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