01 August 2022

TV celebs having babies – yay for Hayley Holt and Renee Wright – have had me thinking little people lately. Add to that the fact I have just held my niece’s new-born, and yes, I am in baby zone.



How special it is to hold a wee person and how much fun it is to shop for them. You can go gaga over the clothing on offer (although I actually knitted a tiny number for my niece’s baby), and plenty of other things too. If you’re in a position of needing to buy a gift for a baby or toddler then have a scout around the Westgate Lifestyle shops, as I did, and there’s great bounty to behold! My finds range from deliciously soft number like the sheets, blankets and soft toys I found, to things to bedeck bedroom walls or light up the room (fairy lights would be another lovely décor inclusion). I also discovered book ends, crockery for little people, and floor puzzles (you can never go wrong with them). As for the basket (and of course there are many on offer) I just think it’s an attractive way to deal with toy – or nappy or other baby paraphernalia – storage.

Of course, there are many other ideas beyond what features in my product list. For example, check out Rugs and More too for an appealing array of rugs suitable for children’s rooms – I would find it hard to go past the road map one, which provides a bright splash plus potentially hours of fun with matchbox toys. If, like me, you’ve never moved on from a love of play doh then that’s available at Warehouse Stationery. And if you’re a parent with a youngster ready to move from cot to bed, then it would be hard to bypass Westgate Lifestyle with its plethora of bed stores. Rest assured there’s plenty on offer, and much at slashed prices. Happy shopping.

|1.Cloud Pendant, white, $89.90, from Lighting Direct |2.Niko & Co kids pompom throw, now $14, from Bed Bath & Beyond |3. Benny Bunny plush toy – brown, $49.99, from NOOD |4.Hush Kids printed flannelette sheet set, now from $44.90 to $69.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |5.Volere my first dinnerware jungle, three piece, now $15, from Briscoes |6.Lorne basket, $89.95 – $109, from Freedom Furniture |7.Shooting Star wall light, clearance $18.97, from Freedom Furniture |8.Jungle Canvas by Capulet Home, now $69, from Harvey Norman |9.Twill @ Co kids butterfly meadow book ends 12x15x9cm, now $31.99, from Briscoes |10.Construction Site floor puzzle, low price $34.99, from NOOD.