Vanchi Victoria Shopper Review | Nappy Bags Australia

February 26th, 2015

Recently Totsntales conducted a nappy bag review on the Vanchi Victoria Shopper changing bag. Overall we discovered that this designer diaper bag is very spacious and a suitable nappy bag for parents of twins or multiple children. For mums that like to pack everything into their nappy bag but have only one child, this substantial baby bag is also well worth your consideration.

Not only is this nappy bag very spacious but it is also offers highly sophisticated organisation which we have come to expect of Australian nappy bag designer, Vanchi. Vanchi nappy bags offer parents great value for money, yet they never compromise on style or functionality.

A recent customer review that we received for the Vanchi Victoria shopper in tan:

“I love my new baby bag. I never find myself digging around in the bag trying to locate the nappies, clothing, food, bottles etc. The mummy pouch is fantastic and my saviour when I need to change baby’s nappy in a hurry! I also like that this bag looks more like a handbag than a nappy bag – I receive flattering comments whenever I venture out with this bag.”

Unique features to note for this baby changing bag:

* Mummy Pouch – a large zippered compartment, which conveniently separates the bag into 2 large compartments
* Lots of internal elasticised pockets and external zippered/magnetic closure pockets
* Signature Vanchi dummy key chain
* 12 month warranty
* Padded change mat, dummy pouch, insulated bottle holder, wipes case.

Currently Totsntales has a Vanchi nappy bag sale at the moment, so be sure to check out the full range today.

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Tres x

Children’s Transport Boys Wall Stickers | Wall Stickers Australia

February 24th, 2015

It can sometimes be a challenge to find decor for boy’s bedrooms because many designs will be outgrown very quickly. Wall Craft wall stickers Australia has designed a transportation wall decoration that will suit boys right from the nursery to their bedrooms.

These fabric wall stickers are also interactive and encourage your child to decorate their own space by placing the decals wherever they wish on their wall. They are individually cut and children enjoy arranging the transports along the road decals and because Wall Craft wall decals are removable and reusable, your child can change their mind everyday if they wish!

Here is a short Wall Craft video, featuring the Transportation wall decals that are so popular among little boys:

Wall Craft Wall decals Australia

Wall Craft Wall decals Australia

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This wall decor design for boy’s rooms features trucks, construction, dumpster, taxi, scooter, cars, planes, hot air balloons, train, bikes, road, traffic signs, clouds just to name a few! The colours are bold and bright, sure to add character and colour to any child’s room.

You won’t find these on Amazon! Hop on over and visit the exclusive retailer of Wall Craft decals, Totsntales.

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Storksak bobby baby nappy bag review | Nappy Bags Australia

February 18th, 2015

The recent Totsntales nappy bag review featured the ever popular and dynamic Storksak Bobby baby changing bag. To summarise the most attractive features of this baby bag:

* A large diaper bag yet still light enough in weight to be practical (weighs approximately 1.1kg)
* Exterior fabric is a tough quilted nylon – hard wearing and wipeable, as is the internal lining.
* Silver hardware which contrasts nicely with the bold colours available in this design (magenta, navy, charcoal, black, cappuccino)
* Customer reviews rave about the unique & large ‘Food and Bottle’ bag which is insulated and keeps warm or cool for put to 4 hours!
* A change mat and dummy pouch – makes for an organised mum when out and about.
* Built in stroller straps and an adjustable shoulder strap. Please see video for details on how to use when attaching to your baby’s pram.
* Handbag wearing option – for your added comfort featuring padded handles for over the shoulder.
This diaper bag is one of our best selling Storksak branded changing bags and it is available in charcoal, navy, magenta, putty and cappuccino.

Storksak Bobby nappy bag - lightweight, economical and sufficiently spacious.

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Find out more about the Storksak bobby nappy bag online now from the Totsntales online baby nappy bag store.

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Cherry blossom customised wall decals | Wall Stickers Australia

February 14th, 2015

If you’re searching for a vibrant and timeless room theme for your little girl’s room, have you considered a cherry blossom wall decal? The reason I ask is because Totsntales offers a completely customisable cherry blossom wall sticker. This designer wall art will not date in your child’s room, in fact this wall sticker proudly sits on the walls of teenagers, offices and even lounge rooms!

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Wall Craft Designer cherry blossom wall art

I think one of the reasons that makes this decal so popular among customers lies in the flexibility of choosing your own colours and also being available in a large and small size means that it suits most budgets and spaces.

Check out the Totsntales Pinterest page for a collage of previous happy customer design requests. I find this page extremely inspiring and get so many decorating ideas for my kids rooms. If you’d like to see how the Wall Craft cherry blossom decor looks when it’s been printed and about to be sent off to it’s new home, check out our latest wall sticker review video.

This removable and reusable wall decal is available in a large and small size with measurements being:

Small: Whole Visual Dimension 110H X 190W (CM)
Large: Whole Visual Dimension 220H X 380W (CM)

If you would like to view this popular decorating product for girl’s rooms and nurseries check out the Totsntales online boutique:

If this isn’t quite what you’re looking for or if you’d like more inspiration for your kid’s room decorating projects, view a select range of quality wall decals.

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Nappy bag review Babymel Cara Nappy Bag | Diaper Bags Australia

February 10th, 2015

This weeks Totsntales baby nappy bag video review featured the ever popular designer Babymel Cara diaper bag. This baby change bag is available in a navy stripe pattern and also a beige petal colour.

To have a sneak peek behind the scenes, check out the Totsntales video review below:

The main features of this top selling nappy bag include:

  • Lightweight & spacious
  • Adjustable & detachable shoulder strap which can also be used to attach the bag to your stroller
  • External material is a laminated cotton canvas which is durable and hardwearing plus waterproof and wipeable
  • Two fixed handles which allows this nappy bag to be carried like a handbag if you wish
  • Affordable & represents good value for money

We have received lots of positive customer feedback on this baby change bag from designer label Babymel.

Babymel Cara nappy bag available in navy stripe or beige petals

Babymel Cara nappy bag available in navy stripe or beige petals

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“I received this bag as a gift from my mothers group and I am so happy with the versatility of the design. It fits in all my newborn’s nappies, milk bottles, wipes, change of clothes but I can also fit in some of my own necessities like a book, mobile, drink bottle etc. This was important to me because I didn’t want carry around a handbag as well as a baby bag! It’s also nice that this particular bag doesn’t look like a nappy bag, definitely more like a handbag.”

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Jungle Animal Wall Stickers for Baby Nursery | Wall Stickers Australia

February 7th, 2015

Our Wall Craft jungle animal wall stickers are immensely popular among parents who are looking for a unique and unisex theme for their baby’s nursery or kids room. Recently we produced a video which gives you more of an idea of what this product looks like in real life:

What sets this jungle wall decal set apart from other products on the market?

* The animal decals are all individually cut and can be placed wherever you wish on your wall

* These are large wall stickers and I think the video review shows this most clearly however to give you some idea of their size: Giraffe 74cm tall x 41cm wide, Elephant 38cm tall x 49cm wide, Tiger 12cm tall x 13cm wide

Animal wall stickers for baby room

Animal wall stickers for baby room


* The Wall Craft fabric wall sticker range is BPA and PVC free – eco-friendly

* Australian made – support Aussie business & receive a premium quality product in return

* This designer wall decal is available in 3 colour ways to suit boys, girls and unisex nursery room themes

* Decorating has never been easier, simply peel and stick with the extra bonus of these decals being not only removable (without damaging your walls) but reusable! Yes that’s right, if you change your mind you can simply peel them off and re-position them wherever you wish. Great for renters looking to decorate their children’s rooms or for parents who just like to change their minds!

* Affordable – this sets features many large elements and retails for $59.95

  • 2 orangutans
  • 1 toucan
  • 1 tiger cub
  • 1 elephant
  • 1 giraffe
  • 1 hippo
  • 1 zebra
  • 5 bunches of grass

I hope you have enjoyed this wall sticker review and if you’d like more information about the Wall Craft Jungle animals decals simply click here or to browse the entire Wall craft fabric wall decor range please click here. Wall Craft is exclusively available from Totsntales online baby boutique.

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Tres x

Weekly Nappy Bag Review | Vanchi Indie Holdall Caramel Diaper Bag

February 4th, 2015

Our weekly baby nappy bag video review featured the gorgeous Vanchi Indie Holdall nappy bag in caramel and can be viewed via this link:

This baby bag is also available in tan, both colours are very popular among our customers.

A recent customer review on the Indie holdall diaper bag:

“I love the style of this baby bag and the many internal compartments including the inclusion of the ‘mummy pouch’ which I didn’t find in any of the other nappy bag brands when I was searching. The PU leather is soft and supple and yet it does not mark easily which is important to me because I’m a mother of 3 small children under the age of 5 years! Yes, this bag gets quite the daily workout and always keeps me super organised. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to purchase a Vanchi nappy bag and thank you for the speedy delivery.”

This baby nappy bag is not overly heavy like some of our larger baby bags and yet it is not one of our smallest nappy bags either. We have had some customers find some of the larger nappy bags out there to be too large for them but this has not been the case for the Vanchi Indie nappy bag.

The Totsntales weekly nappy bag review video can be viewed below and features this stylish nappy bag that looks very much like a stunning handbag! We love it! What do you think?

Vanchi Indie Holdall Weekly Baby Nappy Bag Review

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Tres x


NEW: MiniMonkey 4-in-1 Baby Carrier

September 18th, 2014


MiniMonkey baby carrier is a user-friendly, ergonomic, and safe baby carrier that spreads the weight of your baby to your hips, back, and abdomen instead of relying only on your shoulder. This unique feature makes your child extremely light to carry even if he is 4 years old. It is a 4-in-1 baby carrier which means, you can carry your child in four positions – at the front (3.5kg+), facing out(6 months and above), belly to belly (3.5kg to 18kg), and back position (6 months and up).

MiniMonkey baby carriers also come with small pockets for mobile phones, keys, and other small items, and a handy sleeve to place your hands. There is also a head support to protect your baby’s head and the shoulder strap can be used straight, or crossed.
What I like about MiniMonkey is that it evenly distributes the weight evenly on my body. Apart from having an excellent weight distribution, the padding is excellent. I don’t feel any pressure after 45 minutes of walking and it seems that I can go for hours with this.

MiniMonkey 4-in-1 Baby Carrier comes in 4 colors: Dark Grey, Dark Purple, Red, and Turquoise.

For a great all round baby carrier, MiniMonkey Dynamic Carrier is available and for a more traditional approach, there is also MiniMonkey Sling.

Babymel Nappy Bags

August 17th, 2014

Babymel designs are the tweaked and improved versions of their first Amanda bag. The new features makes each style as functional as possible. All Babymel bags comes with a padded changing mat, a built-in patented stroller straps, with strong velco tabs to secure your bag into a pram or stoller as neat as possible.

Other than its gorgeous design, the aim of a Babymel bag is organization. Each bag has plenty of pockets and storage compartments to keep everything in place.
Babymel Big Slouchy Retro Blue / Orange Hoops Nappy Bag


Babymel Big Slouchy is a spacious bag with enough room to store your essentials and more. It features a simple modern shape, with original prints in laminated canvas material.
Big Slouchy has four outer pockets, with slip-in pockets on the side. The outer printed fabric has a wipe clean material to make cleaning your nappy bag easy. There is also a zippered pocket at the back to keep your valuables. The inside has two inner pockets to organize and secure items in place.

Babymel Slouchy has a patent pending Velcro stroller strap that can be adjusted to your stroller.

Babymel Big Slouchy comes with an insulated bottle holder, and a changing mat similar to the outer material of the bag. It also has its signature Babymel heart key charm.

Babymel Satchel Nappy Bag


Babymel Satchel is the perfect size to fit all your essentials. It is a stylish baby changing bag that can also work as your everyday go-bag. Babymel Satchel has an insulated bottle holder, a changing mat, and an inner sip pocket. The adjustable shoulder strap lets you use it as a shoulder bag, messenger bag, and it can even be attached conveniently to your pram with the patent pending stroller straps.

Babymel Cara

Babymel Cara is a large carry-all nappy bag made from laminated cotton canvas. It has 3 outer pockets and one large magnetic pocket to help in organizing your things. Internally, the bag has 2 elastic pockets, and 1 large internal zip pocket. It is a water repellent bag with a hard-wearing brace. Babymel cara also comes with a patent pending detachable shoulder straps with built-in stroller clips.

Babymel Soho

Babymel Soho is an improved version of the popular Babymel Toolbag. It has 2 insulated pockets to keep bottles warm or cool for up to 4 hours. Babymel soho has five internal compartments and a zippered pocket for your valuables. It is a cool, casual man-bag with a lot of hidden extras. Babymel Soho comes with a padded changing mat.

Babymel Kids Explorer

And if your kids have grown old enough that you no longer need a nappy bag, don’t worry because you can still use Babymel bags as they are equally stylish as most fashion bags out there. Why don’t you get your kids one of these cute Babymel Kids Explorer Kids Backpack. These new range of Babymel rucksaks are a perfect companion for your young explorers.

Babymel Kids Explorer features a quilted back lining, external bottle pocket, and with adjustable shoulder straps.

Check out Babymel Nappy bags and accessories on Tots n Tales Shop.

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Soundly At Night

June 2nd, 2014


About a quarter of children under 5 have sleep problems. They either don’t want to go to bed or they keep waking up in the middle of the night. When your baby is constantly waking in the night, your sleeping patterns are disturbed, making it tough to function, so here’s a few tips we’ve found for helping little ones sleep at night. We hope some of these are useful for you!

How much sleep does your child need?

During the first 2 months, your baby’s need to eat takes over your baby’s need to sleep. You need to feed him almost every 2 hours if you are breastfeeding and little less often when bottle-fed. At this stage, your baby sleeps from 10 to 18 hours a day, usually 3 to 4 hours at a time. At this time, babies don’t know the difference between day and night. Your baby might be wide awake from 1am to 5am.

By 3 to 6 months, babies sleep for up to 6 hours. But just as you think your baby is under a nice sleep routine, by 6 to 9 months, your baby’s developmental stages can throw things off.

Here is a detailed table of the possible sleep patterns of your baby.

Age Nighttime Sleep Daytime Sleep * Total Sleep
1 month 8 8 (inconsistent) 16
3 months 10 5 (3) 15
6 months 11 3 1/4 (2) 14 1/4
9 months 11 3 (2) 14
12 months 11 1/4 2 1/2 (2) 13 3/4
18 months 11 1/4 2 1/4 (1) 13 1/2
2 years 11 2 (1) 13
3 years 10 1/2 1 1/2 (1) 12
*Note: number of naps in parentheses


Make daytime activity more social and lively and night time more quiet and calm. This will help your baby set his body clock and learn the difference between day and night.

Give your baby a chance to fall asleep on his own. Put your baby down when he’s sleepy but still awake. Don’t rock your baby to sleep or feed him because if you rock or feed your baby to sleep, he may start to depend on it rather than getting used to settling himself.

Set a bedtime routine. Keep it short and simple. A good routine might be:
1. take a bath
2. nappy change
3. pajamas
4. a story or a song

Give him a security object. Give him a baby blanket or a stuffed animal. Make it mum-scented by keeping it with you for a while. Babies have a strong sense of smell so when he startles awake, your smell will calm him down.

A stuffed animal like this Alimrose monkey wrapped with your scent keeps your baby sleeping the whole night.

A stuffed animal like this Alimrose monkey wrapped with your scent keeps your baby sleeping the whole night.


Also a mobile like this Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Musical Cot Mobile keeps your baby asleep even if he wakes up in the middle of the night.

Co-sleep with your baby. If you like for him to sleep in your bed, lie down together and cuddle him pretending to sleep. This will let him know its bedtime.

Meet your baby’s needs. Try to determine why he is waking up in the middle of the night. Is his nappy full? Are his clothes comfortable? Is he sick?

Dream-feed. Many believe the dream-feeding your baby might help if your child wakes up at night hungry. When you are dream-feeding your baby, you direct a late-evening feeding instead of waiting for him to wake up hungry. The extra feeding fills his belly up just enough to earn a bit more uninterrupted sleep.

Set an established bedtime. Experts believe that between 6:30 and 7:00 pm is an appropriate bed time for babies under 1 year old.

Massage. Babies who get massages for at least 15 minutes tend to fall asleep faster than those who are only read of bed time stories.

Don’t skip naps. Naps don’t keep your baby awake at night, in fact it makes him sleep better at night. Don’t omit naps because it is important for his mental and physical growth.

Understand the cues. Instead of waiting for him to completely fall asleep while doing something, look for cues that will tell if he is sleepy. Signs like rubbing his eyes, being whiny, or yawning. Your baby might have a unique cue so do check for that also.