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SS16 Clothing Range coming soon!

SS16 Clothing Range coming soon!

Hey Guys!

It has been a very busy week for Minene UK, as we are delighted to announce our lovely new clothing range coming soon – exclusive to the House of Fraser website!

Check out our behind the scenes photos and don’t forget to comment below to let us know which clothing you love the most

Minene Pyjamas

Our pyjama range is full of lovely designs which are ideal for a sleepover party

They ensure little tots stay snug all night long whilst looking fashionable. Each pair of Minene pyjamas comes lovingly packaged in an organza gift bag making them the perfect gift!

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We are in love with these super cute t-shirts along with our lovely monochrome storage range pictured behind

We think that they look amazing styled with denim shorts or a skirt for the hot summer months ahead

Check out more of our favourite shots below!

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As always, we LOVE to see your personal photos so feel free to share them with us on our Instagram / Facebook Page! #MineneUK

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Pushchair liners – why are they such a good idea?

When Minene first launched  back in 2007 we had a small range of jersey cotton liners, about 4 or so. Through out the seasons we have seen the demand grow and grow and this SS15 season has seen the launch 50+ new sets including Reversible Liner and Safety Straps Sets, the Baby Car Seat Cover, Baby Car Seat Liner Sets, Jersey Liner snd Straps Sets and more!

With all the money we spend on fancy pushchairs and car seats, why is their such a large market for these accessories and what has changed in the market to help with their success. Over the next few weeks we will explore the different types of sets we do, the car seats and pushchairs they suit and don’t suit and the reasons for using them! If you have anything to add, or see yourself as a guru on the subject and would like to add your 10 cents worth – please feel free!

I thought we would start easy today, being day 1, and look at the original Jersey Liner and the pros and cons of this lovely little product!

The original of all liners, the jersey liner is made from a soft, stretch knit cotton, aka jersey cotton, and is a soft and comfortable fabric for baby to sit on. The liner itself has a polyester filling, about 1 cm thick, ensuring even more comfort for baby and often giving the pushchair or car seat a more even surface as baby doesn’t feel the lumps and bumps as much.

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Grey jersey liner on pushchair

As well as padded comfort, the cotton liner ensures that baby is sitting on a clean and breathable surface. All of our liners are machine washable ensuring that babies with sensitive skin are sitting on a surface that will not irritate them AND if the inevitable spills happen it is easy to wash clean.

Our liners are designed to fit a majority of pushchairs and car seats on the market. A once simple 5 point design now features 10 universal slits to ensure it fits as many designs as possible. We often use Maclaren pushchairs in our images as the liners sit really well on them. Of late we have also been using the amazing Yo yo (so easy to assemble and you can take it as hand luggage on a plane!!) the liners looks gorgeous on the Yoyo and fits it perfectly. The main NO GO area for our liners is the Bugaboo as they have  vertical straps and we have more horizontal slits.

Our jersey cotton liners are currently available in 5 colours including baby blue, baby pink, grey, red, fuchsia and we have a 6th colour launching in June!

Minene’s jersey liners are a must have for this time of year especially as it still gives little ones a slightly warm and cosy lining when the sun fades behind the clouds. Comfort, warmth,  protection and padding – oh and did we mention it makes the pushchair look more stylish?!

The jersey cotton liner is priced at £18 and available here

 

Jersey Cotton Liners

Available colours for the Minene Jersey Cotton Pushchair Liners R-L : Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Red, Grey, Baby Blue, New Denim Blue

 

Minene’s #minenemodelhunt works a treat, for new girls pyjamas!

At Minene, we love thinking out side of the box. Whether we are designing new products, coming up with fun gift ideas or thinking of ways to show off our products, we like try new things.

When looking at the cute new children’s pyjamas for summer 2014, we were exactly the same! Of course we have our beautiful Emmie in the office, the perfect model, who could have put on the pyjamas and smiled for the camera, but that’s what we did last season….so it would not do!

We had a brainstorm and decided to take to trusty Facebook. We wanted to see if any of you thought you had the perfect little Minene model, who could show off the gorgeous Minene Girls Pyjamas….and you certainly answered! Now we would like to introduce you to the special little ladies who became our 2014 Summmer Pyjama Models 🙂

Introducing the lovely Isabella, she is 2 years old and a cheeky wee natural in front of the camera, already!

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Little Isabella is looking gorgeous in this pair of Minene Girl’s Pyjamas

Other little ladies, who we will introduce you to in more detail as the week goes on, include……

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Minene’s pretty little pyjama models

 

Our new season’s girls pyjamas are on trend with a light cotton swing top and matching shorts, with frill and bow detail. These lovely pyjamas are 100% soft cotton, available in ages 1-5 years of age and come lovingly gift packaged in a Minene organza gift bag.

We will be bring you more #minenemodelhunt models over the next few days! And of course, we haven’t forgotten the boys! They will be popping up in their cute pyjamas, too! xx

On the 9th & 10th Days of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to you…

Pyjamas!! And we know every child needs a new pair of pyjamas to wear on Xmas eve!!

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#mineneslittlehelper picking pyjama time fun for the 9th & 10th days of Xmas

She is digging mighty deep now, as the days tick down! This weekend we will give away 1 pair of boys pyjamas and 1 pair of girls pyjamas, each day (that’s 4 winners all together!)

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Some of the gorgeous pyjamas that are available to win! Thank you #mineneslittlehelper

Minene’s childrens pyjamas are made from soft jersey cotton and come in a range of cool styles, including long john ‘rocket man‘ and loose cut ‘Olga Le Owl‘ just to name two! Each style is available in ages 1-6 years and arrive lovingly packaged within an organza gift bag.

To win… tell me which style pyjamas your little one would like, his or her size AND what their favourite bedtime story is! As always #mineneslittlehelper as without her…there would be no prizes! You can enter on Facebook or Twitter or leave a comment on the blog…in fact if you do all 3…you will get 3 entries!! 😉

Good luck! All 4 winners will be announced on Monday and we will endeavour to send the that same day so they have a chance of being with you on Tuesday, just in time for Santa 🙂

On the 7th day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to you…

A green frog child bag!

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It is a stretch for #mineneslittlehelper today as she grabs the bright frog child bag :)

 

This cute green frog themed kids bag is fun, lightweight and wipeable making it ideal for young children. The bags features two exterior drink pockets and a large plastic front pocket for extra storage.

There are 4 animals in the full collection! Check all child bags out here

To win, tell us on facebook or twitter what your little one carries in their backpack and why they need a new one 🙂 don’t forget to #mineneslittlehelper

Good Luck!!

On the 2nd day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to me

We hope you all enjoyed day 1 of our little helper’s 12 days of Xmas.

So this morning, #mineneslittlehelper got back in her dress (we have officially given up on the hat now!) and with her wafer in hand…..she chose….

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A bright red painting apron, with paints and paint brush! And seeing as it is day 2, we thought we would give two away to 2 lucky winners!

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#mineneslittlehelper picked a bright red painting apron for day 2 of her 12 days of Xmas

Our painting aprons are perfect for little Picassos. Perfect for arts and crafts, cooking and eating, the apron features a large pocket at the front. The apron is made from 100% vinyl with a wipe clean finish and 100% cotton lining.

So how do you win today? Jump on facebook and comment on the image to say which colour painting apron you would choose. For a 2nd entry, tell us what kind of things your little one likes to paint…and for a 3rd…share image with your friends!

The winners will be announced on here tomorrow! 🙂

GOOD LUCK!! 🙂

Pyjama Party!

After a long day playing, there is nothing better than getting the little people in the bath and getting them washed clean, before popping them into clean pyjamas.

Pyjamas have not only got to look lovely, but they have an important function…they have to be comfortable for little people to wear for a good 12 hours! Minene pyjamas are made from 100% cotton, so they help keep the children comfortable.

They come in a very cute organza bag and bow, so make they make the perfect gift too.

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You can find the full range online at:  http://www.minene.co.uk/shopdetails/cid/clothing/pid/346

72 hour sale NOW LIVE!

For 72 hours only we have a massive SALE for you all! 

All Pyjamas are just £10 per pair, that’s every style and colour, 100% cotton and machine washable! So be quick and grab the style you love best before it sells out in the size you need.

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To celebrate the sunny weather we also have all Car Sunshades reduced..

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And if you are more of a walker, then we haven’t forgotten you either, we have a sale on all Pushchair Sunshades too.

pushchair_sunshadeFinally, as if that wasn’t enough, we have some reversible liners reduced, the massively popular Mi-Booster, Comforters, Crumb Catcher bibs, and even a discount on the fabulous 3-in1 activity mat!

Be quick though, this is for 72 hours only! Ends midnight Sunday 30th June 2013. While stocks last.

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Getting out and about this summer

The past week has gone by in a blur of school runs and rainy days, but this Sunday I was determined to get out into the garden. The benefits of getting out into the fresh air are massive, not only does it provide natural Vitamin D but it helps perk everyone up a bit with a change of scenery. Even when it has been raining my kids love nothing better than popping their Wellington boots and raincoat on, and going outside to splash in as many puddles as they can find. I find for toddlers these suits are amazing at keeping their clothes dry, no matter how big the splashes are!

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Pack Away Waterproof All-In-Ones £32.00

When taking the baby out into the garden it’s tricky to find a place to put her down safely. She is 6 months old and is no longer content with just sitting in a pushchair, she wants to be exploring!

The Portable Activity Mat is perfect for using outside, measuring a 135cm x 135cm, it has plenty of space for baby to explore.  It has a water resistant back which keeps your bottoms dry and the top is made from 100% cotton and even has toys attached. When you are finished with it you can simply pop it back into the bag that comes provided with it.

portable_activity_mat_reviewBut the uses are not just for outside, you can use it for inside too, particularly helpful when you are visiting friends, and especially for when your child gets to the feeding stage and you are don’t want to ruin your friends carpets. The great thing is the mat is completely machine washable, so it really doesn’t matter how much mess they make as you can pop it in the washing machine when you are done. This is a product that as a mum I adore, being able to protect my child from dirty floors, and protect my dirty children from clean floors, it has so many uses.  Fear not if pink isn’t your thing, there is other colours available too, including green, blue and my personal favourite, grey.

You can buy the Minene Portable Activity Blanket for £37.

The summer holidays are almost upon us in the UK, so over the next few weeks we shall be sharing some great activity and ideas to keep the little ones amused, watch this space!

 

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Summer Must Haves & Giveaway

Although summer is in full swing, you cannot help but see those clouds outside and wonder if summer has already been and gone in a flash. But here at Minene we are feeling optimistic that the sunshine is saving itself for many more bright and sunny days, especially as we still have the whole of July and August still to come. Alternatively you may be lucky enough to be jetting off to warmer climates, and be looking for some ‘Must Haves’ to take with you, so we have come up with a Summer Survival Guide which hopefully might have something new you haven’t discovered before.

Having a baby in the hot summer sun can be a worrying experience, you worry that they may overheat despite doing everything you can to keep them out of the sun, but it can be so much fun, and those days can be some of the most memorable.

Having a parasol on your pushchair can be handy to shade baby from the sun, but like many people I find they get in the way, and older babies just love pulling them around too. The Minene Pushchair Sunshade is made from 100% cotton muslin, it fits to any pushchair and even has a peekaboo window, so you can keep an eye on your little one.  Available in pink, blue and cream, this will help you keep baby shaded and out of their reach too. It also comes with it’s own little pouch, so when not in use you can fold it up and pop it in your handbag.

pushchair_sunshadeTo help shade baby from the sun when playing in the park, or even on the beach or in the garden, a hat is a vital must have. Look out for one with a large rim all the way round the head, rather than a peaked cap, as the rim will help shade babies neck and ears, as well as helping to keep the sun out of your little ones eyes.  The Minene Reversible Cotton Sun Hat is of course perfect, as well as having lovely designs, in addition with it being reversible means it’s two hats in one!

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Finally, for travelling by car a travel sunshade to stick to the window is essential. Even if you don’t own a car yourself, you may well be on holiday and renting one or even find yourself in a taxi. The Minene Car Sunshade simply poppers to any window. It is made from 100% muslin cotton and gives great coverage from the sun. It also folds up nice and small into it’s on pouch, for just £12 this is great to have in your handbag, or in my case, the glove box in your car.

blue_sunshade_carWe all know that sun screen is vital for all the family, but finding one which is safe for use on even the most sensitive baby can be tricky. After searching high (and low) we have found Ultrasun SPF50. It is free from the usual nasties found in everyday sun protection and is hypo-allergenic, making it suitable for even the most sensitive little skin. It is also suitable for all the family, no carrying extra bottles for baby.

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What is your favourite Summer Holiday must have? We would love to here it…. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win a Minene Pushchair Sunshade in the colour of your choice.

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