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7 August 2020

Spilly Spoon… Non-Spill Medicine Spoon for Children


Spilly Spoon … The Caterpillar Character Non-Spill Medicine Spoon for Babies, Toddlers & Children

Pour the medicine into the handle and you can then lay Spilly Spoon flat on a work surface without spilling, enabling you to pick up your child and administer the medicine!

As a parent, you may have all experienced chasing a child around the kitchen trying not to spill medicine on the floor.  When you have a very poorly child and they don’t want to take their medicine, the Spilly Spoon is the perfect solution.  Designed to introduce a fun element into what can be a stressful situation, Spilly Spoon is the definitive safe and non-spill medicine spoon.

  • The Spilly Spoon is a non-spill medicine spoon with a caterpillar character theme that is both appealing and child friendly whilst still being practical.
  • Medicine can be measured accurately on the calibrated section in measurements of 2.5ml, 5ml, 7.5ml, 10ml.
  • Spilly Spoon is also ideal to use in the middle of the night when visibility may be poor.  No one wants to have to change bedding or pyjamas when everything is covered in medicine.
  • Spilly Spoon is great for the independent growing infant.  When your child gets to a certain age they want to do everything themselves and that includes taking their own medicine.  The downside is mess but not with a Spilly Spoon
  • Spilly Spoon means no mess for mum and dad to clear up!
  • Not all children like taking medicine and the Spilly Spoon introduces a fun element making administration easier.
  • Some children are scared of the syringe and will not take medicine from it.
  • You do not spill the medicine when administering into a Spilly Spoon as the medicine is poured into the handle and tipped into the child’s mouth
  • The Spilly spoon enables a child to self-administer without spilling under adult supervision.
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK.


  • Wash with warm soapy water
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Steriliser safe


  • Everything about Spilly Spoon has been designed with safety in mind.
  • And that’s why we’ve been approved by the most important safety bodies in the UK, including the Baby Products Association.

5 August 2020

Baby SweeTooth Ice Cream Teethers ... Sweetly Simple, Playfully Perfect, Safe and Effective - New & Improved Version!

The best things is life are both simple and fun …

Baby SweeTooth is an adorable little baby teether shaped like a traditional ice cream cone, which provides various widths and surface textures that are great for teething.

The ice cream cone is ergonomically designed for little hands to grasp when held right side up or upside down, with the ice cream portion slightly softer than the cone, so baby can choose their desired bite surface based on the their teething stage or preference.

The ice cream and cone are joined together during the moulding process which creates a natural silicone to silicone bond – no glue or chemical adhesives are ever used.

Fits together perfectly with the lil’Sidekick tether (as per images & available from our online store) or any strap attachment option of your choice.

• Softer smooth swirl and firm textured cone which provides various widths and surfaces offering teething stage bite options which provides various widths and surface;

• Easy to hold, strengthens fine motor skills, stimulates tactile and visual senses;

• Made from 100% solid silicone – there are no closed holes for mould to grow - Superior Quality: Made from 100% silicone that surpasses safety standards in the US, Canada, and Europe.

• Gentle and mild vanilla scent – helps to soothe and calm baby whilst also stimulating their developing sense of smell. The mint version is sweetly mint scented. The scent extract is 100% safe and meets all FDA regulations.  hile pleasantly scented, SweeTooth is completely flavourless.


• Sized to fit comfortably in baby’s little hand and mouth - 8 cm tall x 4.5 at widest part.

• Freezer /fridge safe – can be chilled before use to help soothe sore gums;

• Non-Toxic: No BPA, PVC, or Phthalates. Guaranteed. With SweeTooth you never need to worry about chemicals and toxins chemicals and toxins.

• Hypoallergenic, Antimicrorbial and naturally latex-free;

• FDA and CE certified to meet or exceed safety standards in the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia;

• Made in USA: Made in America from 100% premium silicone. Child safety and parent peace of mind is our priority and promise.


Easy To Clean: Cleaning is simple. Hand wash or put in top rack of the dishwasher.

Age Suitability: Designed as a soft teething device for babies only within the age range of 4 to 24 months.

Eco-Friendly: Recycle or repurpose after teething. Add to your child’s toy box and inspire creative play.

*Like with all baby toys & teethers, SweeTooth should be used under adult supervision. Inspect all baby teethers often. All teethers wear with use and have a functional lifecycle. 

Multi Award-Winning BabyCup ... perfect for your little ones healthy sipping journey and as part of their healthy start in life!

BACK IN SOUTH AFRICA … The Multi Award-Winning BabyCup

Parents Love BabyCup First Cups 

Health Experts Recommend BabyCup First Cups … the First Cup Dentists and Orthodontists recommend. Has the thumbs up for dental health and jaw development.

Supports oral health, sipping and fine motor skills.

BabyCup is simple and that is the beauty of it. No lid, no handle. No moving parts. No hard to reach areas to gather mould or bacteria.

Mini open cups, “We tried different sizes and for little ones’ mouths and hands this was the size that ticked all the boxes for us.”

Pack contains 4 cups – vibrant colours. Translucent so your child can see inside. Baby and toddler mini open drinking cups, perfectly proportioned for little hands; All the cups you’ll need to see you through weaning.

Encourages sipping, better for oral health, helps fine motor skills. Proper sipping sippy cup – the healthy training cup. Superb age range – For 0 -2.5 years+ (for all milestones and 101 uses). Encourages sipping. Mini open cups; 5.2cm tall; capacity 50ml.

Also suitable for cup-feeding infants – can be used to cup-feed expressed milk, avoiding the need for teats and bottles (please discuss with your healthcare professional) and for helping with milk-feeding during feeding challenges such as tongue tie, cleft or latch problems.

4m+ Sipping: for introducing small sips.

6m+ Weaning: ideal first cup for drinking at weaning time.

  • 100% Recyclable, loved by parents and perfectly-sized for little hands and mouths;
  • Non-toxic, BPA free, phthalates free; high quality production, sleek design, non-toxic, durable, dishwasher safe; steam steriliser safe;
  • Proper cup design to help little hands learn the ‘put down’ action without the juddering that can come from non-slip or grippy bases;
  • Children enjoy using open cups just like their siblings, parents or carers;
  • Easy to clean – nowhere for germs to hide;
  • Dishwasher safe; steam steriliser safe;
  • Made in the UK.


A pack of BabyCups should be on every mom-to-be’s baby registry!

23 November 2018

Six steps to more sleep for baby (and you!)

Six steps to more sleep for baby (and you!) 

by The Kippins Team 

It's the word that can divide a Mother's Group. Some swear by it, others recoil in horror. So just what is the deal with baby sleep routines, and is everybody getting it wrong?
Sleep expert Erika Lamour from The Sleep Dept. breaks it down for us.
Us humans are creatures of habit. We tend to sleep on the same side of the bed, go to the same coffee shop and take the same route to work every day. While we may occasionally make a conscious effort to shake things up to avoid falling into a rut, our routines are quite deeply ingrained. So much so that when there’s a drastic change to our daily rituals, we can feel quite disoriented and unsettled. Ever noticed how you can’t get to sleep the first night you’re in a different bed or when your partner isn’t there? It’s no coincidence. Humans thrive on familiarity, especially when it comes to sleep. And your little one is no exception.
Establishing a baby sleep routine is absolutely essential when it comes to getting your bub to fall asleep and stay asleep. While during the day, you want to constantly be introducing new toys and activities to keep your bub’s brain active, consistency is key at bedtime. By putting your baby to bed the same way every day, you’re sending the message that it’s time for them to drift off to the land of nod. Here are some things to consider when it comes to creating a solid baby sleep routine.
Whether it’s putting your bub down for naps during the day or their bigger sleep at night, timing is everything. Newborns don’t have the ability to tell night from day, so establishing a sleep schedule can be helpful in establishing their circadian rhythm. Of course, you don’t have to put them to bed at the exact same time to the minute. Personally, I prefer to base my baby sleep timings off awake times, rather than a strict timing schedule.  The amount of naps and their duration depends on the age of your baby.
Objects can be extremely useful in instilling a sense of comfort and familiarity into bedtime for your babe. This could be a toy that you play with before you put them to bed, or a specific blanket they sleep with. When your baby gets a bit older (from about six months onward) you can also put them to bed with a soft comfort toy. Just be mindful of avoiding anything that has attachments that could potentially be a choke hazard.
Creating bedtime rituals can not only help your baby build positive sleep habits, they can also be a great bonding experience between parents and bubs. This could be anything from giving them a bath before bedtime, playing a certain game with them, reading them a book or singing them a lullaby. Just make sure it’s going to be something you can maintain — you don’t want to have to sing them the entire Frozen soundtrack every night until they’re three!
Just like us, babies sleep best when they’re not too cold, not too warm (just like Goldilocks!) and in a quiet, dark surroundings. By ensuring they have these conditions each and every night, you can put them on the path to being a champion sleeper. It’s also best to avoid allowing your bub to sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, like in the car or when you’re out and about, as this can create unhelpful sleep associations.
Food is the final piece of the sleep routine puzzle. Feeding your bub at irregular times, too close to bedtime or giving them midnight snacks can work against you when it comes to building strong sleep habits. A good rule of thumb is to allow at least an hour between their last meal and putting them down to sleep. What they eat is equally important, too. .
Kippins are the experts when it comes to nighttime routines and natural, positive sleep associations. 
Shop our range of Cuddle Blankies that can be used as a positive sleep association. 



Baby waking up every 40 minutes? Rocking, feeding or singing to sleep. Every. Single. Night? There's a simple way to get more sleep and it's called a Kippin Cuddle Blankie.  A comforter isn't a replacement for love and cuddles, it's a friend that reminds babe you're never far away (and ya know, you're the kind of person that likes sleeping and showering and stuff), and teaches them to fall asleep on their own - happily! Non-toxic, natural, safe, breathable and nasties free.
The KippinTales book makes the perfect nighttime story that links your child's toy with their favourite friend. 
Kippins Story-Print Muslin Wraps are huge and perfect as lightweight blankets to help regulate baby's temperature, and feature scenes from The KippinTales.

12 November 2018

Tips for Travelling at Christmas

Tips for Travelling at Christmas

7 November 2018  by Cuddledry

Where will you be spending Christmas this year? Some of us may opt to either get away from it all with a spot of winter sun ( are we jealous? YES!) but many tend to stay a little closer to home, with a few overnight breaks dotted in here and there to accommodate family. Whether you're headed far and wide, or whether you're booked in at the in-laws this year, there's no denying you're going to need to get organised. Here are our top three tips for travelling at Christmas.

Make a list, and check it twice...

This time of year, there's SO MUCH to remember. If you don't write it down, you're going to forget, so make this the first and most important tip you take away from this post. When you go away at Christmas, even if only for just one night, you need to remember at least the following:
  • Clothes for you 
  • Clothes for baby
  • Toiletries for you
  • Toiletries for baby
  • Nappies, wipes and feeding equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Sterlising equipment
  • Comforters and blankets
  • Christmas presents
  • Christmas cards
  • Letters to Santa/ mince pies and carrots for Christmas Eve
  • Sellotape and wrapping paper (unless you're super organised and have already wrapped...)
And this list may go on and on. You travel with more stuff than ever when kids are involved, so get used to it.  
Take some home comforts with you
Lots of kids can find it hard to settle down  for sleep at Christmas, and especially if you're in a strange place. Likewise, younger babies can pick up on changes in atmosphere, so its a really good idea to make this as 'homely' as you can. Make sure you bring along your little one's favourite toys, blankets and comforters so that when it comes to settling down for the night, things are as calm and relaxed as possible. Don't forget your *NEW* 'The Cuddle'  hands-free bath towel for peaceful, more relaxed baby bathtimes. (available now in South Africa)

Shop smart for gifts

Ditch the plastic. Our beautiful towels are 100% plastic free with recyclable packaging and they're truly gifts that last too. 
For gifts such as books, clothing and smaller toys that are going to last the trip away- wooden toys, cuddle toys & soft toys always trump over plastic for longevity and are more likely to make journey in one piece.
'The Cuddle' is the sister product to Cuddledry's multi-award winning handsfree towel. The Cuddle has all the same features, but with a lighter finish for more compact packing and makes a great travel companion any time of the year.

So, are you ready? Get your list written, and start planning now!