Happy Birthday Marquise

1Marquise Basics_Boy_2Marquise Celebrates 80 years of Providing Quality and Comfort for Australian Babies

Since 1932, Australian parents have turned to Marquise – the country's premium children's wear brand – to keep their kids both stylish and snug.

This year, the brand is set to celebrate its 80th birthday, their biggest milestone to date.

Currently, Marquise is renowned and respected for creating first-class quality and classic clothing for babies; a legacy they are determined to uphold.

Marquise is unique because they offer clothing essentials specially designed to nurture babies, in addition to everything new parents need for their child's first 12 months.

Daniel and Natalie Hershan, who bought the business in November 2006, have built Marquise into the trusted and recognised brand it is today.

'We are so delighted that we offer families quality products that can be passed down from generation to generation. Our campaign for winter 2012 is a celebration of our 80th birthday and looks to where we want to grow the business to in the future,' says Daniel Hershan.

This year is set to be one of Marquise's busiest, and not just because of their 80th anniversary.

The brand is also dedicated to raising awareness for two leading charity initiatives across the country.

On April 6th, 2012 Marquise will help raise much needed funds for the Good Friday Appeal in support of The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

A few months later in June, Marquise will support the Sydney Children's Hospital's with its major fundraising campaign, Gold Week.

'We have such an appreciation for both charities history and their ongoing dedication to children,' concludes Daniel.

Marquise: providing quality and comfort from generation to generation.

Get the Nursery and Children's Rooms Sorted


One of the most exciting and important tasks you have to complete before your baby arrives is to set up the nursery. It’s such a special time –with much to decide - colour schemes, furniture, décor and very importantly – storage! When setting up a nursery, storage space is often sacrificed as you reclaim the handy second bedroom that has been doubling as storage for the new arrival!

The key to the success of any new “room” set up is to make a wish list, be realistic and work within your budget. Here are some insights to help guide you, as you venture into the excitement of creating your new babes boudoir!

*Babies sleep!

Buy a full sized cot that will go the distance. Your baby may seem tiny at birth, but they certainly grow quickly, and they will eventually fill the cot! Go for a brand new mattress especially if you are buying a second hand cot. 

*Babies play!

Soft toys, blocks, puzzles, books, play gyms will fill your nursery, for your baby to play and learn from. Baskets, clever fabric storage cubes (check out the affordable range from Bunnings) and colourful boxes are ideal to house toys, games, books and puzzles in, for easy access as well as a practical storage solution.

*Babies do fashion!

A new baby is an instant excuse for your friends, grandparents and extended family to SHOP! Your new baby will be potentially given many new outfits as gifts, in a range of different sizes and styles, outfits for all seasons. The fashion explosion in your nursery can be insurmountable! Get organized from the beginning; invest in a storage range which is practical, flexible and affordable.

*Baby… getsorted®

How can such a small creature bring some many new items of “delight” into your home? There is a way to help organise your way to nursery sanity! A new storage system has recently launched in Australia, and it is designed to help you set up the nursery and de clutter older children’s rooms and even your own. Created with contemporary living in mind this is an affordable yet highly attractive and practical system that adds appeal to any room, not least because it gets the toys, outfits and mess off the floor and puts it all away beautifully!

The very affordable getsorted® range includes wardrobes, cabinets, bedroom furniture (including drawers and cabinets). Perfect for clothes, clutter and MORE! getsorted® towers, cabinets and accessories all mix, match and stack with each other so you can design the exact storage space you need for your next nursery set up!.

** gestorted® is committed to using safe materials. All timber products are made from Ultra Low Emission (EO) Eco-friendly Particleboard decorative wood panels. For more practical and safe solutions for your nursery and around your home, why not visit: http://www.bunnings.com.auhttp://www.getsortedstorage.com and http://www.kidsafensw.org

Hygiene when you're on the move

A motherinc.com.au survey revealed almost all Australian adult women (89%) agree hand hygiene is important but still find many situations where handwashing is impossible or inconvenient - but there is a way!

Formulated for tiny tummies

baby yoplaitGentler on tiny tummies, Baby Yoplait is an all natural, mild tasting yogurt, suitable for babies and toddlers aged six months and older.

How to buy Xmas toys for your kids

We all want our kids to have that look of sheer joy and excitement when they open their christmas toys, but sometimes they rip open the wrapping paper and there just isn't same enthusiasm when they see the toy.

Here are a few tips on scoring that brilliant smile everytime they peer in their Santa sack this year: