Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Slide Show of donated items

Check out just some of the items that have been donated to B4AK. Thank you to everyone that has opened their hearts to this project and the children.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pram Rock Rocks!!!

I got the coolest delivery the other day from Pram Rock. All these T's with 'attitude' are just great!

The website says it all . . .

"Pram Rock is dedicated to providing babies with tshirts that rock, funk and break. No more baby tshirts with ducks, balloons or trains. Nup, no way, we're here to rock!"

If you are a cool, rad or hip parent, (or think you are), then these are the T's for your bub. Great slogans and sayings combined with 100% cotton and screen printed by hand. I wish they made the shirts in my size.

In fact I'm thinking of asking for this one -

I am a big Staffy fan and have two of the darlings myself. They are sitting with me while I do this blog, waiting for me to go outside and play with them.

Pram Rock is the brainchild of two parents who live on the Far North Coast of NSW. Live music, surf, skate and graphic design are the background to the idea of funky T's for little ones.

These T's will be included in the Backpacks and some Nappy Bags for children going into foster and kinship care.

Thank you Pram Rock!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Noteable Designs are helping B4AK

This wonderful business is supporting B4AK this month by donating a portion of the sales from each allergy and alert products sold. So this is the perfect time to invest in something that will give you peace of mind when taking your little one out to the park, the public pool, a theme park or even a large shopping center.

If your child, (or lets face it, your husband), is prone to 'wandering' the ID Me range will be great for you. These cards can be hung from a lanyard around the neck or you can get 'business card' like items for older children to keep in their bags. Imagine loosing track of your child at the show and them being to scared to talk to the nice police officer who is trying to help them. If the child had an ID, they would be back with you safe and sound that much sooner.

The alert cards are such a great idea as well! I am a teacher and quite often children will tell you they can have a certain food or drink so they are not left out. This can be quite dangerous if the child has a serious nut, dairy or egg allergy. Sometimes there are temporary teachers in classes (if the regular teacher is off sick), who may think a cooking activity is a good idea. With these cards and this information readily available, the classroom will be a much safer place.

These alert cards are fantastic for children who have been diagnosed with ASD (a form of autism), intellectual impairment, or other disability that they may not be able to communicate appropriately.

Just some example of use may be - Alert others to the fact that this child is, hearing impaired, has asthma, has an allergy to a specific food or additive, is unable to speak, understands only French or speaks only Italian, etc.

You can have all sorts of things on the cards and the staff at Noteable Designs are more than happy to personalise for your needs.

Take a look below at the fabulous 'backpack tags' that Noteable Designs have created for B4AK. These will be added to the backpacks for the older children. Maree approached me about this idea a few weeks ago and this is the outcome. Each tag has the Kids Helpline number on it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Catching up in Cairns

It was really great to meet Allison yesterday. She is the creative genius behind 'Belly of Love' pregnancy and life casting.

I was in Cairns for an appointment and was able to meet up with Allison and her youngest daughter Reece for a cuppa on the Esplanade. Allison explained to me that her daughters had been using the teddy factory to create 10 teddies for the B4AK. They filled them with 'fluff' according to Reece and I'm pretty sure a whole heap of love went in there as well. We counted out the teddies and found that two of them had 'run away'! How adorable are kids?!

Allison also gave me a sample of her new product "Precious Preserves". I'll be trying that out as soon as I can decide which teddy to preserve! I suggested that maybe I use it on my cat . . . but Allison talked me out of it!

See some examples of painted Belly Casts and Life Casts below.
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