Creative And Thoughful Activities At Home & Outside With The Kids

11 Creative, Fun And Thoughtful Activities To Do At Home & Outside With The Kids

If you’re wanting to put the screens down and have some one on one time with your little people, feel the fresh air on your face and spend some quality time together? Look no further we have some great indoor and outside activities below that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Being outside, exploring, using their imaginations and having fun is really what childhood memories are built upon, as well as development.
May 24, 2021
Our Brand New Sustainable and Compostable Packaging

Our Brand New Sustainable & Compostable Packaging!

At Aster & Oak, we not only want to talk the talk towards a more sustainable future but we also want to walk it. Making steps towards a sustainable future is at the core of our ethos and something that we are so incredibly passionate about which is why we’re so excited to announce our brand new packaging.
April 08, 2021
How To Have A More Eco Conscious Easter

How To Have A More Eco-Conscious Easter

With Easter right around the corner, now is the time to plan your activities and yummy goodies, so why not go a little greener this year. You can still have an Eco-friendly Easter without saying goodbye to those unique family traditions by following a few of our handy tips below.
March 27, 2021
Top Fabrics For Children With Sensory Sensitivities

Top Fabrics For Children With Sensory Sensitivities

At times sensory sensitivities can even be linked to conditions like Autism. Sensory sensitivities have been linked to any one of the six senses, that's right, six! These include the typical five that we are all aware of; Taste, touch, sight, sound and Dr Jean Ayres added the "internal" senses of body awareness and movement.
March 08, 2021
5 Eco-friendly Christmas Activities

5 Eco-friendly Christmas Activities

With Christmas right around the corner, the kids are finishing up school and you’re getting to spend some much-deserved family time together after what has been a crazy year. We’ve put together some great activities you can enjoy together while also making a few changes to what’s on offer and going a little greener this year.
December 21, 2020
Plastic Vs Timber Toys For Christmas

Plastic Vs Timber Toys For Christmas

There is something so special about watching your little one play with a handcrafted timber toy. So much time and love go into making these unique little pieces. Wooden toys have never really gone out of fashion and remain an integral part of homes, schools & daycare centers worldwide. So how do they shape up against plastic toys in the home? Let's have a look.
December 12, 2020
Ten Ways We Reduced Our Waste To Almost Zero

Ten Ways We Reduced Our Waste To Almost Zero

So what is zero waste? 

“Zero Waste is the conservation of all resources utilizing responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning, and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.”

November 10, 2020
How Organic Cotton Can Help With Your Babys Eczema

How Organic Cotton Can Help With Your Babys Eczema

Battling eczema is one of the driving forces behind Aster & Oak. When both my children were smaller, they both struggled with severe eczema. We tried all the lotions and potions recommended to us, and nothing seemed to work. Even the creams prescribed by doctors only eased symptoms slightly, I was incredibly frustrated and not sure where to turn.
October 10, 2020
The ugly truth behind fast fashion.

The Ugly Truth Behind Fast Fashion

We often have pieces on ours and our children’s wardrobe that we can’t bear to part with, you know, those unique pieces that we love or hold dear. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for a lot of other clothes. There is a mindset that fashion is disposable, but at what cost socially and environmentally. We discuss these issues not to instill fear but more to empower your decision-making process.
September 23, 2020
Newborn Baby Essentials And Dressing Up Your Baby Basics

Newborn Baby Essentials And Dressing Up Your Baby Basics

With our new SS20 collection launching soon, we thought it would be the perfect time to chat about newborn baby essentials and dressing up your baby basics! Items such as singlet bodysuits, onesies, pants, and bloomers are all absolute must-haves in your Summer newborn essentials wardrobe, but they don't have to be boring!
August 20, 2020