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Sapling Child x Alphabet Monkey Baby Giveaway

We are excited to join up with leading organic baby wear brand Sapling Child to offer one of our Instagram followers an amazing prize worth $250


Get yourself on instagram because we have teamed up to offer a lucky winner a $100 Sapling Child voucher and one of our Vintage Modern quilts..either Charlotte or George.

This is a prize that any new mother or expectant mother will LOVE!!!!

I can personally guarantee you will love their beautiful organic baby wear.  Look at these images I found of Willow that I posted when she was little in her Sapling gear.

OMG she is so small Willow is in these pictures…

I found them so well made, they wash so well and I got so much wear out of them with Willow.  I found their sizing so generous as some baby jumpsuits seem to have short legs..have you noticed?? And Willow was a long baby. So I got a lot more wear out of them than some other designer brands.

The nice thing was that I was able to pass them on as they held up so well. I think we may even still squeeze into some of the bubble suits when we go to Bali next month.

Oh and did I mention the celebs love Sapling too.. well not that we really care about the celebs but i mean if it’s good enough for the royal babies…well you know I’m just saying 😛

So tell your friends with babies to get on and enter now..

All they have to do is

follow both brands on instagram

  • Follow both @alphabetmonkey1 and @saplingchild on Insta
  • Then tag a friend..as many as you like as every comment is an entry.
  • Ends Sunday 8pm EST or 10am Monday 10am AEST
  • Open worldwide..int winner pays postage.

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Boxing Day Sale Event

Welcome to our Boxing Day Sale Event..we are excited to take part with lots of other talented mamas out there to participate in the Stylish Kids Australia Boxing Day Instagram Pop Up Event..wow thats a mouth full.


You can head over to their instagram page to see all the brands and the discounts on offer at @stylishkids_popupstore here

As part of this super exciting promotion we are offering our biggest promotion yet ,and it’s off everything you have been looking at in our store..yep it’s storewide and goes for 48 hrs only.


or STYLISHKIDSVIP if you are one of our VIPS.


So hurry hurry cause it ends in 48 hours..


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AM loves.. first Christmas newborn photo ideas

First Christmas Newborn photo ideas www.alphabetmonkey.com.au #annegeddes #newbornbabypics #reindeerbaby


Wake up people!!!! Its the first of December!!

There’s no denying that Christmas is well and truly around the corner, 24 days in fact. I’m not even going to ask if you have started shopping yet. We are planning to put the tree up tonight and make it a bit of special fun.

So its time to bring out the Christmas posts to get you all feeling in the fun spirit..it’s so much more fun with kids.

I may be showing my age but when I was a kid I remember Anne Geddes was hugely popular. Dressing up newborn babies as all manner of creatures, her images were on cards, diaries, calendars … everywhere!!

I came across this cutie while compiling my latest pinterest board full of cute little christmas newbies.  While design your babe as a reindeer may be a little beyond your capabilities ..there are so many cute ideas that I’m sure you could try yourself or when you have that newborn photo session.

I’m going to share a few more over the coming weeks till Christmas but you can head over and see the board on my pinterest page HERE.   And you will find lots of other cute photo ideas and nursery decorating inspiration.

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AM Loves.. first thanksgiving baby photo

Alphabet Monkey Loves.. first thanksgiving newborn photography

Alphabet Monkey loves… this adorable baby first thanksgiving photo.

We love this little pumpkin.. celebrating all of babys’ firsts is a fun thing to do with each one having its own theme. you can also see your little one grow and collect the images together when they are older.

Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia we have many American friends and customers and we wish them the very best.

We have found so many ideas for babys’ first thanksgiving and have collected them for you on our Pinterest board HERE.

Or if you are thinking ahead for Christmas you will love our First Christmas Ideas for photographing your baby. See it HERE.

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Chloe Fleury Animal Heads

The trend to use animal heads in the nursery has been around for a while but is still as popular as ever.  I wanted to introduce you to another style of animal heads created by clever French Illustrator and prop stylist Chloe Fleury.

Chloe Fluery Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Chloe currently lives in San Francisco USA with her husband, two daughters Lula and Anouk and their cat Maggie.

Her paper creations are usually adapted into stop motion animation and have been used by some of the worlds biggest companies for window displays or advertising purposes.  When I checked out her site I was surprised to see that I was familiar with many of her campaigns however I have mostly admired the clever origami like paper animal heads that are often pictured in the most stylish and quirky nurseries.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #animalheads #nurserydecor

Her colourful aesthetic is contagious and I just love the way she mixes it all together to create fun  looks in her spaces. Above and below you can see the flamingo head which I have in my own daughters room.  The swan design above is gorgeous and sure to be a winner as the trend for swans in girls rooms explodes.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #animalheads #nurserydecor

I also purchased an elephant head to use in some of our photography and thought it looks quite good in a minimalist setting too.  The heads all come flat packed with pre marked lines to fold along and double sided sticky patches to secure.  We found them quite simple to put together.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

The bunnies are super cute.. in black and white above or in the springtime colours below.  One great thing about them is that they are so lightweight and easy to stick to the wall. This is great for us as we are currently renting.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #animalheads #paperart #rabbithead #nurserydecor

Another colourful room in the home of Chloe .. with a yellow flamingo head.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #animalhead #nurserydecor #flamingohead #paperart

And this cute little lion head is one of Chloes’ latest designs which was also part of an advertising campaign.

Chloe Fleury Feature www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #paperart #nurserydecor #lionhead #

I highly recommend you check out Chloes’ website as she is one clever girl.  I initially followed her on Instagram as I loved her designs but also her travel adventures. You can see the love of colour and design from far flung destinations not only in her home but also her work.

Her work is quite sought after so sometimes you may have to wait for a restock to get a sold out design..but its worth it.

I hope you’ve loved her work as much as I do and consider it when looking for something different to add to your nursery wall.

You could also head over to our Pinterest page to check out our kids interior inspirations.

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Alphabet monkey loves .. tshirts your kids will want to wear.

Hi again,

Today, I’m happy to introduce you to a new Aussie kids label based in Melbourne called Little Wild Things.  Cute name..hey..

They specialise in kids tshirts which are made from 100% organic cotton/bamboo  featuring limited edition prints.

Little wild things tshirts as seen on www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

  I don’t know if you have ever felt bamboo cotton before but it is luxuriously soft, and bamboo is actually a non allergenic fibre which can also absorb more moisture before feeling damp.  I remember this from my days working with bedlinen.

Little Wild Things tshirt as seen on www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

I have included a picture of my two favourite styles..the bat which we have for Campbell. He chose the design out himself and loves to wear the shirt.  He is quite fussy about fabric being scratchy or hard..like jeans,  but we had no troubles getting him to wear this super soft tshirt. Oh and of course anything with a bat on it is a winner with him.

And my girls pick is this cat girl print.  Can’t wait till Willow is a bit bigger to wear one ..sizes start at a size 1. you can check out their website here.

There are so many small and emerging Aussie labels out there so if you know of any great ones please feel free to contact me.


This post was an independent review of a Tshirt provided to us by Little Wild Things.





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