Vote Ariel in the Bonds Baby Comp 2015
Ariel’s World is the journey of a girl who just happens to have Down syndrome & where her namesake scented products raise money for Down Syndrome charities
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Vote Ariel in the Bonds Baby Comp 2015.

Estimated reading time 2 and a quarter minutes

Around a year ago I was sitting on  the couch having just fed my new little baby. I was sort of watching the morning show Studio Ten when Ita Buttrose said something that got my attention … Down Syndrome.

Having just had a baby a few months ago diagnosed with Down Syndrome of course my ears pricked up and I turned up the volume to hear more. But I felt sick as I listened on. Apparently 2 little girls with Down Syndrome had won their category in the Bonds Baby Competition and people were saying cruel things online about it. I immediately got on my computer and did a google search bonds baby comp down syndrome and the results came up proving this to be true. The Herald Sun reported the following comments that had been up on the Bonds Facebook page. (they actually named the nasty Mums)

“I’m not saying mine is but a lot of babies deserved it more. It is a competition based on looks,”

“some of the finalist babies were  just plain and weird”.

“most of the kids were hideous”

How jealous and nasty can people be??? But, not to dwell on negative people because there was something to celebrate. 2 kids with Down Syndrome had won their category!!  Immediately I thought “next year I am entering Ariel”. Sooooooo  the Bonds baby comp 2015 is here and I have entered my girl. Here is her entry photo


We would LOVE your help if you could spare a few minutes. Please vote for our Ariel by clicking the link below. And if you have any more minutes to spare please share with your friends on social media. I think Ariel is super cute and I think it is important to promote diversity. Thank you in advance xx


  • Louise
    Posted at 11:10h, 09 March Reply

    Ariel is gorgeous, I’ve voted & shared. Thanks Raylene for sharing her xo

    • Raylene Barton
      Posted at 02:45h, 10 March Reply

      Thank you so very much Louise I really appreciate it! xx

  • Ling @ Ling Out Loud
    Posted at 08:25h, 11 March Reply

    Some people make my blood boil! But anyway, Ariel looks super cute! I love her big eyes and lovely long lashes and I hope she wins 🙂

    • Raylene Barton
      Posted at 10:20h, 11 March Reply

      Thank you Ling! Yes how horrible were those comments. Is your cute little Bunty entered?

  • Faye
    Posted at 22:44h, 11 March Reply


    Thank you Raylene for allowing me to share in just a little bit of yours and Ariel’s journey – to let me into your inner most heartfelt thoughts and insights (they’re very informative) but most of all, the immense love and pride you have for your beautiful daughter! Your blog has really touched me – truly inspirational! x

    • Raylene Barton
      Posted at 10:41h, 12 March Reply

      Aw Faye thank you so much, I really appreciate you saying. I get so much out of writing this blog. Thanks for voting as well. Fingers Crossed. xxx

  • Christine @ Adventure, Baby!
    Posted at 06:29h, 15 March Reply

    Voted! Ariel is super cute 🙂

    • Raylene Barton
      Posted at 06:59h, 15 March Reply

      Thank you very much Christine 🙂

  • Sara | Kid Magazine
    Posted at 00:13h, 17 March Reply

    What a beautiful girl Ariel is. Sitting behind a keyboard makes some people forget the old saying of “if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all”…

    • Raylene Barton
      Posted at 03:15h, 17 March Reply

      Thank you and yes that is so true!

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