SUMMER ESSENTIALS FOR TOTS N TODDLERS
Summer has finally arrived in New Zealand and we are already reaching temperatures of 30 degrees! So I thought i would put together a guide of how to dress and protect your little ones this summer.
Keeping your baby or toddler cool so they don't overheat is extremely important, using fabrics such as cotton or a linen cotton blend are the ideal options as they are soft and breathable. Just as important is protecting their skin with the use of natural sun creams, hats and sandals for their feet. We all know how delicate our little ones are so mentioned below are some amazing products from New Zealand local businesses I have collaborated with that i know you will just love as much as i do. There is also a special discount just for you.
Starting from head to toe is
WEEBEE BONNETS - https://www.weebeebonnets.com/
Featured in the above pictures is my daughter Everly In one of Weebees Bonnets in Chambray Floral. We had a bonnet and a hat made and these will be our favourite accessory this summer. These bonnets are hand sewn and fully reversible and can come with an extended peak as above or without. There are some hats available to purchase now or you can have one custom made and there are some amazing vintage linens and prints to choose from. The hats are lightweight which is perfect for summer and hats can be made from newborn size to adults!! Check out their amazing range and use the discount code: WEEBEE10
Little June Bug NZ - www.facebook.com/littlejunebugnz
Little June Bug Nz is an amazing talented mama who makes all kinds of girls hair accessories and bibs. And i have to say i am a little obsessed! In almost all my photos you will find my little girl wearing a clip bow, hair tie bow or headband. They are beautifully handmade and you will find something to match any outfit. Check out Little June Bug NZ on her facebook or instagram page and see her latest vintage floral sets and Christmas bows super cute and so affordable. Perfect if you are off to a BBQ or special occasion.Use Discount code: JUNEBUG10 to get 10% off your order.
The Nude Alchemist - https://www.nude-alchemist.com/
If you have been looking for a natural and organic suncream for your little babes then you will be extremely happy with The Nude Alchemists Sun barrier cream. It is 100% natural and is a great alternative for those who have sensitive skin or those that suffer from skin conditions. A bonus add is that it also acts as a sandfly repellent and water resistant! A lot of suncreams out there contain nasty chemicals and i really wanted to find something natural and i was so pleased when I was recommended to The Nude Alchemist. The moment you take the lid off you are enticed by the calming affects of lavender and coconut. Its is soft and silky to apply to the skin and you will be surprised by how far it goes. As mentioned before protecting your little ones skin is paramount in the summer time and i highly recommend this sun cream which you can use the code: Summerofeve10 to get 10% off your purchase. Limited time only.
SUMMER OF EVE
At Summer of Eve we are all about summer clothing for mums and babies/kids. We love handmade and we love fabrics that are soft and breathable which is perfect for the summer heat. Our most popular product has been our Cotton Summer Bloomers. They come in 7 different colours, are unisex and 100% cotton. They are so easy to pop on and wear and match almost everything! If you are wanting something a little more dressy we have a range of cotton dresses and rompers all at an affordable price. Above is our gorgeous floral romper from NZ designer Pepi's Boutique,100% cotton and beautifully sewn. They can be worn on or off the shoulder and have bottom domes for easy nappy change. Pretty and easy to wear sums us up. Use code SUMMER15 to get 15% off your next order.
DEER GRACE XO - https://deergracexo.com/
Deer Grace XO is a New Zealand Brand designed by a Kiwi mama. They have the trendiest Shoes and sandals for your little babies. I loved the colour and design of the featured sandals above so much i got mine on preorder! Genuine leather, rubber sole, velcro strap and the most stunning colour combos make these a go to summer sandal. I have always struggled to find shoes for my girl as she has quite chubby feet! But these were a perfect fit and they match everything. For us having shoes is really important the concrete and sand gets really hot and if not careful could burn their feet. We also have that horrible yellow prickly grass everywhere so if its outside play its shoes on.These sandals are currently on sale at the moment and only 2 colours left so get in quick before they sell out. We also have a special code: DEERGRACEXO for 10% off everything in store. To see more check out there website and their beautiful feed on instagram.
I hope you enjoy our little guide of recommendations for what we think are Summer Essentials. If you would like to know more please don't hesitate to contact us or any of the businesses mentioned here. They are all very welcoming and lovely.
We hope you enjoy the Summer holidays, stay safe and be merry.
Forever your Summer Boutique
SUMMER OF EVE XX