ABOUT BOP ALONG BUDDIES
After a decade of working in various roles in the medical industry & the most recent years working in Endocrinology I had spent my days regularly seeing & hearing of the increasing rates of Diabetes among the Australia & worldwide community, what was most concerning & what formed the drive to introduce Bop Along Buddies to market was the ever increasing rates of Type 2 Diabetes in children in Australia that was creeping into my everyday work experiences.
As I discussed this with my colleagues & clients the most common reasons started to emerge. The lack of exercise, the increase consumption of poor quality High fat &/or fast foods & too much screen time versus playing outside like I had as a child were contributing to this ever growing issue.
So as I looked into ways that this could be addressed. I looked into what had changed since I had grown up in the 80's. Some of what I discovered was that many children no longer had access to motor skills training in the early preschool & school years like we had due to the increase liability issues faced by those providing those services & older children had less opportunity to access after school or even weekend sporting activities as the cost of these had risen to be unaffordable or impractical as parents had to work longer hours to afford the rising cost of living.
So in 2010 I started to develop a product range that I thought would help to address some of these issue but in an affordable way. Having had exposure to a number of medical areas & also having a keen personal interest in a number of areas including occupational therapy, cerebral palsy & motor skills development I looked for options that would assist in the development of motor skills, body movement & muscle building while offering an aerobic exercise experience for the children but that remained fun.
Fortunately during my research I was able to find a product that had in the past been developed to address specific needs in occupational therapy for the building of muscle in deficient areas of children. After assessing the appropriateness of this product we realised it was not suitable and went about finding other options and designing our own.
So with my first baby on the way & with the a initial product design ready to go we worked to bring the first of our designs to market. By early 2011 our baby daughter was born our first few designs were starting to roll off the production line & Bop Along Buddies was born.
Since then we have gone on the develop a number of firsts in the industry as well as a number of world wide exclusive designs. With a focus on quality & safety I have worked to developed a range that offers families the ability to introduce motor skills development to their children in a fun and affordable way.
I have also worked to introduce the range & its benefits to many groups that could benefit including cerebral palsy groups, autistic groups, cystic fibrosis and professional medical groups as the range is an easily affordable but highly affective training tool for many people with varying medical conditions.
I ensure that I provide product that exceeds Australian standards as the range fills my lounge room as we develop new designs and ranges & is something that my children a beautiful daughter & now a handsome little son play with everyday. I would never offer anything to your children that I would not give my own as I am a Mum first & foremost & safety is a key value of my business.
I started this out of the want to help the kids & I do it now cause I love it. I am proud to be the FIRST major Australian Development Bouncer brand. I am a proud mum & Australian women in business & I am a proud local business award winner.
I strive to be the best & to provide the best for you and the children of the world.
|Name||Address / Website||Suburb||State||Postcode||Phone|
|Wear Wolfie||Shop 10, Manuka Terrace, Flinders Way||Manuka||ACT||2603||02 6239 6038|
|Bop Along Buddies New Zealand||www.facebook.com/BopAlongBuddiesNZ||Gisbourne||INT||4010||+64 21 673 277|
|2 Fat Ladies Crockwell||77 Goulburn St||Crockwell||NSW||2583||0418 483 149|
|Zoo Avenue||Lot 42, 29 Bumballa Rd||Wingello||NSW||2579||0402 158 546|
|Baby Sesame||Shop 1, 63-65 Ballina St||Lennox Head||NSW||2478||0411 257 885|
|Babylon Boutique||52 Owen St||Huskisson||NSW||2540||02 44416 250|
|Robinsons Department Store||89 East St||Narrandera||NSW||2700||(02) 6959 2068|
|Amcal Max Rutherford||Shop 6 / 1 East Mall Rutherford Shopping Centre||Rutherford||NSW||2320||(02) 4932 5155|
|Amcal Waratah||Shop 15, 91 Turton Rd||Waratah||NSW||2298||(02) 4968 3130|
|A Little Rae of Sunshine||210 Hoskins St||Temora||NSW||2666||(02) 6977 1388|
|The Children's Toybox||http://www.thechildrenstoybox.com/||Kurmond||NSW||2757||0404 473 489|
|Old Bar Guardian Pharmacy||1/48 Old Bar Rd||Old Bar||NSW||2430||02 6553 7660|
|Red Rocket Toy Store||674 New South Head Road||Rose Bay||NSW||2209||02 9388 3144|
|Dymocks Sydney||The Dymocks Building 424-430 George St,||Sydney||NSW||2000||02 9235 0155|
|Club Kidz Playhouse & Cafe||83 Chapel St||Roselands||NSW||2196||02 9740 0600|
|Fly Me to the Moon||Shop12, 1 Clifford St||Suffock Park||NSW||2481||02 6685 4981|
|Bon Bon Tresor||283 Rocky Point Rd||San Souci||NSW||2219||02 9529 4401|
|My Baby Giraffe||https://www.facebook.com/MyBabyGiraffe||Quakers Hill||NSW||2763||N/A|
|2 Fat Ladies||Mitchell Hwy||Lucknow||NSW||2800||(02) 6365 5437|
|The Happy Hippies||Shop 74, Ettalong Markets, Ocean View Rd||Ettalong||NSW||2257||0413 273 606|
|Yogee Toys||www.yogee.com.au||Castle Hill||NSW||2154||1300 935 119|
|Bundles of Fun||www.bundlesoffun.com.au||Bilgola||NSW||2107||N/A|
|Three Little Threads||www.facebook.com/ThreeLittleThreads||Bolton Point||NSW||4160||0417 350 097|
|Glenayr Pharmacy||114 Glenayr Ave||Bondi||NSW||2026||02 9130 1328|
|Mina Mina Gallery||Shop 1, 32 Mullumbimbi St||Brunswick Heads||NSW||2483||02 6685 0229|
|Baby Bambi Boutique||http://www.babybambiboutique.com||Hill Top||NSW||2575||N/A|
|Total Woman Total Home||Shop G9, Illawong Village, 273 Fowler Road||Illawong||NSW||2234||02 9543 7172|
|Boutique Em||http://www.boutiqueem.com.au||Kellyville||NSW||2155||0422 627 527|
|Funtime 4 kids||Unit 4, 778-786 Old Illawarra Rd||Menai||NSW||2234||02 9541 4600|
|Berrimah Post & Tatts||658 Stuart Hwy||Berrimah||NT||0828||(08) 8947 3877|
|Bowen Healthcare Pharmacy||16 Gregory St||Bowen||QLD||4805||0747861045|
|Taigum Postoffice||217 Beams St||Taigum||QLD||4018||0738655377|
|Clermont Pharmacy||48 Daintree St||Clermont||QLD||4721||(07) 4983 1036|
|Tiny Tots Decor||http://www.tinytotsdecor.com.au||Mareeba||QLD||4880||0488989938|
|Pacific Pines Chemmart||Shop 5 Cnr Pitcairn Way & Pacific Pines Bld||Pacific Pines||QLD||4211||(07) 5580 6662|
|Kids Music Beat||http://www.musicbeat.com.au||Nundah||QLD||4012|
|So Baby Boutique||www.sobabyboutique.com.au||Petrie||QLD||4502||N/A|
|Angelfish & Dragonfly||www.angelfishdragonfly.com.au||Townsville||QLD||4815||0407 289 081|
|Maleny Dairies||70 McCarthy Rd||Maleny||QLD||4552||07 5494 2392|
|Finn and Dash||10/23 Cotton Tree Pde||Maroochydore||QLD||4558||07 5451 1105|
|Cooper Bay||www.facebook.com/CooperBayGoldCoast||Kirra Beach||QLD||4225||0423 324 862|
|Luv 2 Give||Shop 2, 30 Hospital Rd||Emerald||QLD||4720||07 4987 5565|
|Brisbane Party Castles||www.brisbanepartycastles.com.au||Bundamba||QLD||4304||0487 955 233|
|Precious Pieces||http://www.preciouspieces.com.au||Paradise Point||QLD||4216||1300 886 771|
|Cheeky Jumping Castles||www.cheekyjumpingcastles.com.au||Augustine Height||QLD||4300||1800 830 403|
|Ella & Zafran||The Centre Shop 4, 30-34 Liverpool St||Port Lincoln||SA||5606||(08) 8682 6295|
|Mount Barker Toyworld||Mount Barker Homemaker Centre, 6/6 Dutton Rd||Mount Barker||SA||5251||(08) 8391 2411|
|Kidzone||285 Unley Rd||Malvern||SA||5061||08 8271 5063|
|Collinswood Chemmart||37 North East Rd||Collinswood||SA||5081||(08) 8344 2379|
|Shoreline Amcal Pharmacy||Shop 20, Shoreline Shopping Centre, Shoreline Dr||Howrah||TAS||7018||(03) 6247 9616|
|King Edwards Toys||Shop 2, 25 King Edwards St||Ulverstone||TAS||7315||0450 800 686|
|Puddle Duck Vineyard||992 Richmond Rd||Richmond||TAS||7025||0362602301|
|Hopetoun Newsagency||81 Lascelles St||Hopetoun||VIC||3396||(03) 5083 3053|
|Yarrawonga Fun & Games||37 Belmore St||Yarrawonga||VIC||3730||(03) 5743 1099|
|Play Share Grow||http://www.playsharegrow.com.au/||Wantirna||VIC||3152|
|Park Orchards Emporium||64 Park Rd||Park Orchards||VIC||3114||(03) 98761291|
|Naneez||Shop 76, Aisle B, South Melbourne Market||South Melbourne||VIC||3205||0439 595 771|
|TtN Baby Warehouse||Shop 3, 824 Fifteenth St||Mildura||VIC||3500||(03) 5023 2229|
|Busy Kids||Shop 14, 168 Main St||Bacchus Marsh||VIC||3340||03 5367 7327|
|Warren Glen||373 Warrandyte Rd||Warrandyte||VIC||3113||03 9844 3027|
|Yidi Bidi||Woodgrove Shopping Centre, 533 High St||Melton||VIC||3034||03 9747 2306|
|Colcam Enterprises||8 Union St||South Melbourne||VIC||3205||1300 258 805|
|Sensory Wonders - Corinna Farrer||83 High St||Wodonga||VIC||3690||0432 020 432|
|Education Station||http://educationstation.com.au||Bentleigh||VIC||3204||03 9557 2280|
|Handworks||244 Chapel Lane||Prahan||VIC||3181||03 9533 8566|
|Mikki & me||www.mikkiandme.com.au||Macleod||VIC||3085||0421 961 060|
|Bendigo Toyworld||8-32 Marong Rd||Bendigo||VIC||3550||(03) 5443 1588|
|Hugs for kids||1683 Burwood Hwy||Belgrave||VIC||3160||03 9754 1122|
|Childplay||151 Queens Pde||Clifton Hills||VIC||3068||03 9489 7037|
|Tumbling Tigers||www.tumblingtigers.com.au||Secret Harbour||WA||6173||1300 762 623|
|Denmark Co-Op||Strickland Street||Denmark||WA||6333||08 9848 1200|
|Netra Paper Place||Shop 5 Forrestfield Forum, 20 Strelitzia Ave||Forrestfield||WA||6068||(08) 9453 9963|
|Carine Glades Newsagency||Shop 13, Carine Glades, 485 Beach Rd||Duncraig||WA||6023||(08) 9447 4880|
|Bramble Rose||http://www.bramblerose.com.au||Churchlands 6018||WA||6018||0407 474 993|
|Gymbaroo Joondalup||2/148 Winton Road||Joondalup||WA||6027||0893014282|