Category Archives: KIDS

BioGaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief

October 8, 2017

Biogaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief Photo by Hipster Mum

 

You know those pictures of sleeping babies curled around puppies or toys or their dad’s arm or a pack of double-coated Tim-Tams that are so cute they make your heart explode?

I never took pics like that of my girls. Because my girls never slept like that.

Actually, that’s not true. For the first week they slept like that… then they started crying… and crying… and crying… and crying.

 

They would cry in their crib.
They would cry in the pram.
They would cry in the car.

 

They would cry at 3am in the morning & my boyfriend & I would scurry out of our apartment block scared we’d just woken up 519 nurses and tradies & dash down to the local park where we’d walk for hours under the moon with a screaming baby strapped to our chests. Ah, good times.

I suspect now that my girls had colic, a stressful & mysterious trouble defined by “excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed” according to healthdirect.gov.au.

 

Biogaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief Photo by Hipster Mum

 

BioGaia is a probiotic supplement for infant colic relief. The drops feature Lactobacillus Reuteri – a patented lactic acid bacterium that helps improve the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system of colicky babies.The drops can be given on the breast, added to breast milk or formula, and are best suited for infants 0 – 6 months. Best consult your healthcare professional with specific questions relating to your bub. Always read the label, use only as directed and please see your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.

For more information visit BioGaia Probiotic Drops

And rest assured, like most parenting, no matter what everyone is crying about today, it will pass.

 

C R E D I T S

 

Love Your Mother Tee — Rock Your Baby

Wooden Camera — Behind the Trees from My Messy Room

Card — My Messy Room

Crystal — Rock & Co

Diary — Little Paper Lane

 

3 Ways To Help Kids Learn About Cash

July 1, 2017

Spriggy x Hipster Mum | Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.comSpriggy x Hipster Mum | Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
Spriggy x Hipster Mum | Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.comSpriggy x Hipster Mum | Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
Spriggy x Hipster Mum | Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

 

Kids are expensive.

Sure, they grow out of formula and nappies pretty quick, but as they get older their spending gets more diverse (Dance lessons! Soccer boots! Birthday presents!) and as parents the desire to both spoil them and teach them the value of money can get super confusing.

Enter Spriggy.

Spriggy is a prepaid debit card and mobile app for 8 – 18 year olds that helps parents and young people manage money together.

Using the Spriggy app, you can help your tiny tribe set up savings goals, allocate money to their card and follow their transactions in the app. Young ones can use their card to make purchases online or in-store, wherever Visa is accepted.

But a card is just the first step. The real challenge is for you to help kids navigate the world of cash. And yep, with an online gaming-obsessed nine year old, and curious 3 year old, this is a world I’m involved in every day.

Here are three mini money challenges I’m throwing down to help you pass on good financial habits to your kids.

 

Spriggy x Hipster Mum | Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

 

3 Money Challenges to Help Kids Learn About Money

1. Give them a budget — let them choose and pay

It could be at the bookstore where they get to choose and pay for a birthday gift for a friend. It could be out at dinner, and they get to choose their own meal and pay for it themselves. Inviting kids to make their own choices gives them hands-on experience both the power and opportunity costs of making choices with their money.

2. Set up a dream board

Kids want a lot of stuff. (Heck, mums do too!) To help them narrow down what they really want, get them to start a dream board on Pinterest where they can save photos of the things that inspire and make them happy. It could be pictures of guinea pigs, or quirky toys. Like they say: “visualising is the first step in making your dreams come true.”

3. Use new language about money

Fess up, have you caught yourself saying: “I don’t have any money”. “Beggars can’t be choosers”. “Money doesn’t grow on trees”. 🙋🏻 The truth is, these kinds of cliches aren’t actually true — and the connotation that money is a scarce and scary resource can actually contribute to money blocks for kids. Instead, take a more lighthearted approach. Rather than “I don’t have any money”, set up a visit to the mall with “We’re just getting things on our list today” or “We can look and make a plan”.

 

Side note: for more amazing ideas on how to be a great money role model for kids, check out Denise Duffield-Thomas of LuckyBitch.com.

The truth is, your kids starting their journey with money is actually an opportunity for you to continue yours.

How did you learn about money?

Did you parents pass on positive or negative lessons

 

This post was brought to you Spriggy — for more visit www.spriggy.com.au.

 

Spriggy x Hipster Mum | Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

 

C R E D I T S 

Kids Clothing — Gap Australia

Cupcakes — Two Mums Cake Co

Party Supplies — Born to Party 

 

Make Your Own Spriggy Piggy Mask [DIY]

June 23, 2017

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
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Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
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Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

Get Crafty with Your Own Spriggy Pig Mask!

Rainy days are here and if you’re looking for a way keep the kids busy indoors you can’t beat this easy and fun DIY! Get bigger kids to help the little ones and they’ll never be boar-ed again! (Well… for a half an hour, at least!)

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

 

1 | T O O L S    &    M A T E R I A L S

Spriggy pig graphic

Light pink Cardboard

Dark pink cardboard

Large paddlepop sticks

Craft glue

Scissors

Sharpie

 

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

 

2 | M A R K  &  C U  T  C I R C L E   B O D Y
Use a medium sized plate to draw a circle on the light pink cardboard for the body of the pig.

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

 

3 | C U T  O U T  E A R S
Draw and cut out a rounded arrow head shape for the ears of the pig.

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
4 | M A R K  &  C U T  I N N E R  E A R S
Using the light pink cardboard ear shape as a guide, mark out a smaller version of the shape for the inner ear on the dark pink cardboard. Cut out a slightly smaller version of this shape.

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
5 | C U T  O V A L  F O R  N O S E
Using the dark pink cardboard, cut one large oval for each nose.

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
6 | G L U E  E A R S  &  N O S E
Using the craft glue, stick the dark pink ears and nose onto the light pink body.

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com
7 | G L U E  G L A S S E S  &  P A D D L E   P O P  S T I C K
Cut out the glasses from your Spriggy print out. Using the craft glue, stick the paddlepop stick to the back of the pig and the glasses to the front of the pig. Using the Sharpie, draw two little dots in the glasses for eyes. Enjoy!

 

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

 

So What is Spriggy Anyway?

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

Do your kids love buying stuff? Do they treat you like an ATM? Do you find that you never have cash to hand? Or that they keep using your card to purchase or subscribe to services online?

Anyway, shouldn’t they be working and saving their money for the things they want? But how do you keep track of their goals and progress?

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

Spriggy is a prepaid card and mobile app for 8-18 year olds that helps parents and young people manage money together.

Using the Spriggy app, you can help your mini me set up savings goals, allocate money to their prepaid Visa card, and follow their transactions in app. Young people can use their card to make purchases online or in-store, wherever Visa is accepted.

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

You can try Spriggy for free for a one month trial at no charge and extend that by inviting other friends through our referral program. After that, our cost is $30 per card per year. You can cancel for free at any time. Check out the Spriggy FAQS for more info.

This post was brought to you Spriggy — for more visit www.spriggy.com.au.

 

C R E D I T S 

Kids Clothing — Gap Australia
Cupcakes — Two Mums Cake Co