But her most important qualification?
As a mum of three gorgeous kids, she’s been there!
She’s been the young mum trying to juggle a toilet-training toddler and baby. The reality of juggling a toilet-training toddler and baby was starting to do Laura's head in! Add to that the overwhelming anxiety whenever you leave the house, of leaving a giant puddle of wee (or worse!) in aisle five of the grocery store. There were undies on the market, but most that claimed to be "absorbent" or "waterproof" were not. In fact, they leaked like a sieve. So Laura founded a solution for us.
For the past nine years, Laura has worked as a parenting coach, helping families to conquer toilet training. During this time, she has both designed and sourced some brilliant products so that parents have the resources and strategies they need to toilet train their kids with less stress, and less mess! We are SO proud bring you Wee Pants on Mum's Toolbox to help make toilet-training easy!
Naomi is a wife and a busy mum to two little boys. She is also the amazing Mumma behind the bobo&boo bamboo eco-friendly dinnerware. She calls Australia’s Gold Coast home, and is a beach wanderer at heart. If it involves sun, surf, camping or adventure, you can be sure Naomi will be amongst it!
She is also a passionate planet lover and after the birth of her first child, she went into protective mama bear and wanted to minimize the toxins her little one came into contact with. The only affordable options were all made from unhealthy and unsustainable plastic.
One day, the idea hit her: What if she could create quality, eco-friendly children’s dishes that were also stylish, functional and affordable?
And so, bobo&boo was born.
Launched from her kitchen, bobo&boo has evolved into a global brand that works to make sustainable, stylish choices affordable. Bobo&boo products can be found on dining tables all around the world, from North America to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
We absolutely love our bobo&boo products and are very proud to stock them.
One hot sunny day, at a military airshow in South Carolina, Molly Fienning noticed something.
She noticed that the children were all struggling to see properly at an air show. Meanwhile, the pilots were comfortable and stylish in their protective aviator sunglasses. Her kids were squinting up into the sun with their young eyes unprotected from UV damage and glare. Molly realized that there was a need for safe, stylish and durable children's glasses and she shared her thoughts with her husband Tom, a Marine Corps fighter pilot. Tom said, “Let’s make them, and call them Babiators!’
They teamed up with longtime friends Carolyn and Matthew Guard, and launched Babiators in 2011, working from their kitchen tables.
Today, the Babiators range of safe, stylish and durable sunglasses are protecting children in over 30 countries from UV damage, giving them the freedom to tackle whatever adventures come their way.
We love the Babiators range and their even better with their lost and broken guarantee. Stoking them on Mums toolbox was a no brainer.
Hilary, a mumma of two and a family dentist, felt that something was very wrong.
Day after day, week after week, a procession of children with serious dental problems would file through her clinic. Imagine what it would be like to pull a four-year-old's tooth out! Not only that, but her heart broke to see parents feel like they'd failed their kids.
Feeling that something was very wrong with the traditional approach, one day, she had an epiphany. After battling with her toddler to try to get him to brush his teeth, she watched in fascination as he happily chewed on a finger puppet.
This was her lightbulb moment.
Together with her good friend Colleen, a clinical psychologist, guest lecturer and mum to three little ones, she's passionate about giving families the tools they need to overcome life's obstacles. Together they created the world's first finger-puppet toothbrush - the Brushie.
This simple yet revolutionary idea has completely transformed how families approach brushing.
The Brushies come in a range of fun, colourful characters. They are made from 100% food-grade silicone, and are certified non-toxic and nasty free (BPA, latex and phthalate free). Plus, they are sterilisable, and, wait for it, DISHWASHER SAFE!
We would also like to say that Mums Toolbox is the exclusive Australian stockist for this awesome product. Thats a win for you and us!
Kirsty is qualified teacher and Mumma of two little ones. Kirsty carefully developed Busy Little Boxes to engage children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age in various fun activities.
There is a variety of boxes to choose from.
The Busy Little Hands Boxes focus on their fine motor skills at an age appropriate level with different themes to keep your child engaged.
The Busy Little Brains Boxes focus on brain development and school readiness. The various fun activities cover off a broad cross section of the skills that your child requires to be successful in their first year of school.
Mums Toolbox loves these boxes as they keep our little ones busy and learning at the same time. Bonus!