How to create the perfect nursery

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by Yvonne K from The Styled Spot

Designing your baby’s nursery is one of the most exciting parts of nesting and welcoming your little one to the world! It certainly was for me – I just loved the entire process. Today we have the lovely Yvonne K, Interior Decorator from The Styled Spot, sharing with us her key tips in creating the perfect nursery space.

As a new mum (and a second-time mum!) I see designing a nursery room from two different perspectives - the first being as a brand-new room starting from scratch, and the second partially utilising hand me down items for a second/third baby.

Here are my best tips and tricks to tackle both options.

A Brand New Nursery

My main recommendation would be to buy larger furniture pieces that are neutral. Why? Well trends change and your tastes also change over time. Choosing neutral pieces means you are not stuck with big pieces of furniture that are difficult and expensive to change. Also, some pieces can transition to your child’s toddler room like a chest of drawers or a side table.

Invest in a neutral cot, a neutral chest of drawers - and from this base point you can bring in pops of colour and your style through accessories. The list or potential accessories is endless - pillows, throws, bed linen, lamps, wall art, toys, stuffed toys (I could go on for days).

When having your first baby, all the things you think you need to buy can be overwhelming. Start with the essentials - cot, drawers/storage and personally I needed a nursing chair. Once you have the necessary items you can then look to see what is left in your budget to buy the extras - rugs, artwork, lamp, canopy, teepee, decorative shelves…the list is endless!

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Think about how you can maximise space, and be creative! For example, look at buying a chest of drawers that doubles as a change table (saving space and money). Invest in a lamp for feeding that is dim enough not to disturb a sleeping baby, yet will give enough light to allow you administer any medicine if necessary, look at bottle measurements and so forth.

Here are a few of my favourite nursery décor pieces to add that unique flair to your baby’s room (all also available in more gender neutral/boy colours):

Portable bed - Bubsnest. I used this product and it was buy far one of the best pieces for a newborn. I used it in her cot, pram, on the go, at people’s places as a safe place for her to sleep.

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Felt mobile- Baby Jones Designs. This neutral mobile is perfect for a gender neutral nursery or either a girls or boys room.

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Personalised letter - Pieces of Happiness. A personalised item gives any nursery a special touch.

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Lotus flower heart play mat- Le Coco Archie. Not only are these play mats practical but they add the perfect touch of colour to a nursery!

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Teepee - Cattywampus. Teepees are perfect for setting up a little play/reading nook as your little one grows up – a special place for them to let their imagination grow!

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Utilising Hand me downs

Often with the arrival of a second/third bub certain items are passed down. In my case it was the cot, nursing chair and chest of drawers. Have a look at my mood board to see how I reinvented the room. I didn’t want to walk into the room and feel like Georgia had all her sisters’ old things nor did I want to spend the money on larger items I already had.

Here I used artwork as the hero and colour inspiration for the room, along with a new rug, new bed linen and wall shelves to complete the look. Now I walk in and that artwork puts a smile on my face, her room has a completely new look and feel and no one would ever know there are three large items that were hand me downs.

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Shop the look

Floral Artwork
Cot
Glider (nursing chair
Rug
Chunky Knit Throw
Linen
Chest of drawers
Belly basket
Side table
Bunny artwork
Swan animal head
Gold star drop
Pink velvet pillow
Leather strap shelf

Happy Decorating and enjoy this special time designing your nursery!

Yvonne K (pictured below with her two gorgeous daughters Zoe & Georgia!)
Interior Decorator , The Styled Spot

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Thank you Yvonne! Both my kids used the same cot, change table and drawers which were all white and neutral and easy to redecorate from being in a boy’s nursery to a girl’s nursery. I love the suggestion of choosing one key accessory or decorative item to draw inspiration from for the rest of the room.

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Our Favourite EOFY Offers!

Is it just me, or is 2017 just whizzing by? I can't quite believe we are already half way through the year, and speaking of time flying, my baby girl turns 3 this week which is totally crazy! As the financial year comes to a close, I am delighted to bring you this round up of amazing EOFY Offers from our lovely Nursery Collective brands, so read on for some fabulous discounts and get ready to shop! All offers are valid until midnight June 30, 2017.

BEST OF EOFY AT THE NURSERY COLLECTIVE!

BABY LOVES SLEEP

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This batch of slightly imperfect sleepsuits are a steal at only $19 (full price $59.95). These sleep suits will give your baby the same security and comfort as one of the full-priced versions, and if you don't mind seeing a few odd curly stitching (you may not even notice), then get one of these now as these won't last long!

SHOP THE SLEEPY HUGS SLIGHTLY IMPERFECT SALE HERE! - SALE NOW OVER

KIKI & SPICE

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We adore the beautiful range of bamboo wraps by KIKI & Spice! Gentle on your babies skin and super breathable, perfect as a baby wrap/swaddle, nursing cover, pram/capsule cover or a soft blanket to keep your cherub warm when out and about.

Use code EOFY35 for 35% of all wraps now! SHOP KIKI & SPICE HERE

MODIMADE

When you shop with Modimade, you know that your purchase is making a difference - all products are ethically made in Cambodia. The range includes Baby/Kids Toys & Clothes, Womens Clothing/Bags/Jewellery and Homewares

Use code EOFY20 for 20% of ALL Modimade products at The Nursery Collective SHOP with free shipping!
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Modimade are also offering 20% off their range of ethically made Women's Clothing! Use code EOFY20 for 20% of the range of Women's Clothing + Free Shipping!
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AMBEROCKS

I used amber for both my kids when they were teething babes, and swear by it's natural healing ability! Not only is it a natural anti-inflammatory for teething, but it can aid in a wide range of common illnesses. Amberocks stock a wide range of amber jewellery for both babies and adults

Use code EOFYSALE for 25% off all Amberocks products storewide

SHOP AMBEROCKS Childrens Bracelets & Necklaces at The Nursery Collective 
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GRUBBEE

We just love the range of beautiful and colourful prints at Grubbee! Swaddles, wraps and burp cloths are all now available at 25% off! All items are handmade with love in Melbourne by mother of three Kymberley.

Use code EOFY for 25% off Swaddles, Wraps and Burpcloths now!
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MAX & HOUND

MAX & HOUND source all their brands with ethics and sustainability in mind. Catering from newborn through to 8 years old, every product is chosen with love and care, offering on trend style, unique brands and quality fabrics.

Use code WELCOME 30 for 30% off all Clothing (excluding rainwear and sale items)
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Use code RAIN20 for 20% off all Rainwear (overalls as pictured, capes, jackets, boots and more!)
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LIL FOOTPRINTS HAMPERS

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The "Baby Wellness" pack by Lil Footprint Hampers is a fabulous start-up pack that includes natural, organic products which will naturally help soothe and calm babies and kids alike, and offer assistance in the management of colds, coughs, teething and colic. A wonderful gift for a new mum!

Use code EOFY15% to grab 15% off this wonderful start up pack!
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MORGAN ESSIE

Do you have a baby who's just starting to crawl? Or a crawler who's learning to walk? Do you have hard floors in your home or other places where you take your child? Help prevent bruises and scratches on your little one's knees and shins! Kneewalkers by Morgan Essie are 100% stretch cotton pants with padded knees and shins, specially designed for crawlers and kneewalkers.

Use code MESSIE10 for 10% storewide at Morgan Essie (they also stock fabulous long sleeve tee's!)
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GRANDAD PAT'S TREASURE TROVE

Aloka Sleepy Lights are perfect for your little one's imaginative mind, a perfect gift for a bedside table to add character to any child bedroom's decor . With features including the ability to change the LED colour, control the brightness of the light with 4 different levels, leave the lamp on all night or set to a timer... all from a handy remote!

No Code required!
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FEATHERWOOD DESIGNS

Featherwood Designs are offering a FREE Print with purchase of their brand new Wall Mountable Coat Racks from their new Winter Collection! These beautiful racks are made from pine timber and available in 4 colours: Midnight Blue, Country Blue, Aged Grey, Dusty Pink. You can even personalize them with a handpainted name!

ELK PRINTS

Celebrate the passions and interests of your little one with an original watercolour designed milestone poster by Elk Prints. Fully customisable to your child with the things that are important to them: favourite foods, toys, characters and activities. These A3 posters are one-off artworks, completely hand-painted and hand-lettered onto 300gsm art paper making a beautiful keepsake to remember this moment in your child's life.

No code required! SHOP HERE

AVIDIVA

Kickee Pants have taken the U.S by storm and have become a sought after label. We’ve spotted celebs dressing their latest arrivals in these gorgeous pieces and received reviews from mums that their babes have better night’s sleep in their award winning snuggable sleepwear! You will fall in love with the deliciously soft and luxurious fabric and super cute designs!

Use code KICKEELOVE20 for 20% off all Bamboo Clothing
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JUST BECAUSE PRINTS

Just Because Prints is dedicated to creating unique and affordable printed products for your children, home, business or milestone event. To celebrate EOFY they are offering 30% off all their novelty mugs and gorgeous prints!

Use code EOFY for 30% of all Mugs & Prints!
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HARLOW & FRANKIE

To celebrate end of financial year, Harlow & Frankie are offering 20% off storewide, including an extra 20% on already reduced sale items!
Use code EOFY for storewide discount
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 TREE HUT VILLAGE

Tree Hut Village are giving away one Babyzen YoYo; the best travel stroller out there - to one member of their community! I have to agree, I own this stroller and it's an absolute game changer when travelling with kids!
 
Go in the draw to WIN! Just register on www.treehutvillage.com.au  and follow them on Facebook here for more details!

LYN'S LABEL ORGANIC BABY

Lyn's Label Organic Baby lovingly design and make classic yet stylish baby items that are unique, luxurious and practical. Parents can purchase from the gorgeous range with confidence knowing all  items are made from PURE Organic fibres, free of nasty dyes and chemicals. The range includes items for bub and Mum.

Use Code SALE for 20% off Storewide!
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TOWELLING STORIES

We LOVE these unique apron-style towels, secured around the neck to make bathing your new baby safe and easy. Made from ultra soft, highly absorbent and naturally anti-bacterial bamboo and cotton.
Towelling Stories also have a range of bamboo towelling Bibs, Burp Cloths and Face washers.

Use code EOFY for 20% off Storewide!
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AVA LOLA ORGANICS

Ava & Lola Organics is all about a natural approach to your child's health, care and wellbeing. You can find beautiful organic gift boxes, and safe products for Mum and Baby in this online boutique

Use code EOFYS for 15% off Storewide!
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Don't forget, all these amazing offers are only valid until midnight June 30, so get shopping and take note of the codes! Happy Shopping!
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WHAT IS THE FINNISH BABY BOX CONCEPT?

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Guest Blog: Susanna Heiskanen of Tuutu Baby Box

Did you know that in Finland, expectant mothers are given a special baby box by the state - a starter kit of clothes, baby items and toys that can even be used as a bed. This beautiful tradition dates back to the 1930’s and some even believe it has helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

Today on the blog, we have the lovely Susanna Heiskanen, co-founder of Tuutu Baby Box, the first Finnish designed and Australian made Baby Box, sharing with us a little bit more background about this wonderful concept.

What is the Baby Box Concept?

The Finnish baby box has been around for over 75 years. Over 3 million boxes have been given to families by the Finnish government over the years. It was written into Finnish law in 1937 that expectant mothers were entitled to a baby box and in 1949 this was expanded to include all expectant mothers unrelated to their socio-economic circumstances.

Why has the baby box been so popular with the Finns? One of the reasons is that the box really has everything you need as a parent. Having receiving the box you would not need to buy a thing if you did not want to – the box doubles as a bed and the content is enough for the first few months and beyond. The box also promotes equality amongst parents and kids. Everyone has the same start in life and you can tell what year children were born in based on the clothes they were wearing. There are some products in the box such as muslin wraps that have been there since the beginning.
The baby box was introduced together with the Neuvola program. Neuvola is a midwife driven anti and post-natal clinic system that everyone is entitled to. It was a condition of receiving the baby box that the mother has to attend the prenatal program that educated mothers about breastfeeding, vaccination, safe sleeping practices and many more useful topics. The Neuvola system is still going strong and it reaches nearly all expectant mothers and their children under school age.
Image from Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

What are the benefits in using the baby box?

The baby box promotes safe sleep practices and the clothing and products included are all useful and something that you would have had to buy if you had not received the box from the government. The crucial early pregnancy care with free essential goods makes the box such a great preventive public health care initiative. The parents are also more likely to attend post-natal care after receiving the box and having already attended the pre-natal care.

Has the infant mortality rate dropped because of the baby box scheme?

Believe it or not, there has never been a clinical study in Finland or any other country (at the time of writing this) investigating the benefits of the baby box. The drop in the infant mortality rate in Finland is linked to better anti and post-natal care through the Neuvola system that together with the baby box has addressed some of the issues that were linked to high infant death rates. The baby box was a freebie for the parents, that in turn motivated them to attend to the anti- and post-natal care.

What about Australia?

There are already countries like Canada, USA and UK who have pilot programs to study the benefits of the baby box concept. These countries have higher infant mortality rates than Australia and it’s hoped that the baby box concept will help to address some of the underlying causes. Countries like Scotland are rolling this out as a nationwide scheme and the rest of the UK is trialling and providing baby boxes in geographical areas where the infant mortality rate is high.
At the time of writing this blog there are no large-scale study programs underway in Australia. There are few pilot programs in different States and we will follow these trials with interest. It would be a great thing to be able to provide the right start in life to all babies in Australia and we hope that the government will consider having the baby box scheme adopted here. If such a program is developed the hope is that it also has an educational part attached for the parents as it does in Finland through the Neuvola program.

Although the Finnish Baby Box comes with all the required necessities we know how confusing it is to decide what you need to buy your baby. We have taken the stress out this and offer a free checklist for parents based on the Finnish model listing the basics you need to purchase when shopping for your baby.
FIND OUT MORE about the TUUTU Baby Box range HERE and enjoy FREE SHIPPING in Australia!

TUUTU are proud to be Gold Sponsors of the 2017 Cloth Nappy Awards, run by the Australian Nappy Association, supporting their love of sustainable products such as cloth nappies that are included in the Tuutu Baby Box. Find out more about the awards here.

Susanna Heiskanen

After more than 10 years on the corporate ladder, and two baby boys, Susanna was ready for a new challenge and starting her own business was exactly that.  Susanna thought the Finnish Maternity Package that the government was giving to expectant mothers was a great idea and that it would be something she would love to endorse in Australia. “Although the infant mortality rate is low in Australia, more can be done. With this in mind we have designed an Australian version of the package and we are passionate advocates of our products and mother and baby wellbeing. We hope that Tuutu Baby Box is something you will love and it will be multifunctional for you and your child, just like the original one in Finland was meant to be.
- Susanna Heiskanen (Co-Founder)

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HOW TO CREATE A TOY ROTATION SYSTEM and 5 REASONS TO LOVE IT

By Erin from Nappy Cakes by Erin

One of the many first things learnt as a new mother is how quickly the house can become cluttered with toys. Toys, toys and more toys - scattered across floors, stored in every nook and cranny of storage spaces, in prams, in bassinets/cots, in car seats, in nappy bags, on benches, lounges and tables - you name it - there is a toy! And before you know it, what once was a tidy, organised home, has fast become nothing short of resembling a toy shop, and a messy one at that, which often leads to feelings of disorganisation and toy overwhelm.

Today I am going to share 7 EASY STEPS TO GET YOU STARTED ON CREATING A TOY ROTATION in your home and FIVE reasons why you will love it.

1. CHOOSE A LOCATION

I recommend choosing one area to begin with and an area where your baby plays the most. Once you have an effective system you may decide to venture into creating a toy rotation system in other spaces within the home.

2. COLLECT ALL THE TOYS

Take a look at what toys you have and what toy you want to include in a toy rotation (toys you don't mind seeing on the floor and are safe on the floor with your baby).

3. SORT THE TOYS

Categorise and declutter the toys as you sort. (I love using KonMari and the traditional keep, donate and toss piles). This link explains KonMari and the inspiration to begin your KonMari journey now. Deciding what toys to keep can sometimes be tricky. I prefer to use toys that are versatile, durable, fun and foster higher order thinking (problem solving, decision making and creative and critical thinking). Some toy examples are: blocks, Little People, rattles, vehicles, animals, puzzles, open/close and up/down toys, posting boxes, soft toys, handmade toys, musical instruments and books.


Image credit : Nappy Cakes by Erin www.nappycakesbyerin.com.au

4. ORGANISE THE TOYS

There are lots of ways to organise toys (colour, size, shape, favourites, alphabetically, age appropriate) but our favourite way is thematic. Eg. Animals, transport, pretend, construction etc.

5. DECIDE ON STORAGE

There are a variety of ways to store toys. Remember "Create a storage system that fits your life" - one that will fit comfortably in the physical environment (nursery or common space), provide easy and safe access for your baby and a colour palette that invites your child to participate and enjoy the rotation. Our favourites are plastic tubs with lids (particularly the Sistema storage tubs with utility trays), colourful flexitubs, and cube storage with boxes/baskets (low line). For more inspiration on how to style a modern nursery be sure to check out The Nursery Collective "Nursery Décor" section.

We currently use three sets of cube storage (one in the common area and the other two in bedrooms) with boxes and labels that match the room decor. Here is the link to the Sistema range we love

6. PLACE TOYS IN ALLOTTED SPOTS

Once you have finalised the storage of your choice, place toys in their allotted spot. You may choose to label for an extended learning opportunity and convenient packing away. Labels can be photos, words or a mix of both (whichever meets the needs of the users best-we like photos for babies).

7. CHOOSING A ROTATION SYSTEM

There are a few different ways to rotate toys - cyclic, direct swap/substitute, interest based or random. And the frequency could vary from daily, weekly, fortnightly or even monthly. I suggest trying one way and sticking with it if it works and changing it if necessary. What works for us at the moment is a cyclic mixed interest based rotation on a weekly basis. Our toys are rotated at the beginning of each week. Things to remember if you plan on trying a toy rotation: they take time, patience, trial and error to work smoothly. If at first, things aren't going to plan, take some time to reflect, seek solutions and inspiration online and be persistent whilst recognising the limitations of the users to avoid toy rotation burn out. To read more about avoiding toy rotation burn out click here.

FIVE REASONS TO LOVE YOUR TOY ROTATION

  1. Packing away becomes easier
  2. It creates a great inventory to help you get started with gift giving ideas
  3. Children show they can play with some independence
  4. Children engage in imaginative play using simple toys to create amazing play situations
  5. The organisation helps to alleviate toy overwhelm

I hope these seven steps inspire you to create a toy rotation system and provide you with many opportunities to celebrate play with your little ones.

If you have an established toy rotation system in your home please share below as there is always something new for us to learn and it is nice to inspire a fellow Mum.

- Erin (Nappy Cakes By Erin)

Erin is a Mum of two, wife and Primary School teacher as well as the Owner of Nappy Cakes by Erin and the Founder of 'celebrate play'. She lives a very busy, yet simple and enjoyable life in Sydney. Her greatest passions are family, organisation, gift-giving, helping others, celebrating events and lifelong learning. You can find her at Nappy Cakes By Erin, follow her on Facebook, join the Celebrate Play Facebook Group or email

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THE EASTER EDIT

Our Favourite Easter Products and Exclusive Discounts!

Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away and there is so much more available for our precious little ones besides chocolate! (although we love our Easter eggs too!)

We are so excited to bring you our first Easter Edit which is choc-a-block with beautiful and unique Easter themed products available from our wonderful Nursery Collective boutiques. And because we love a good Easter sale, we also have some ah-mazing and exclusive Easter discounts available for Nursery Collective customers...so make sure you read ALL the way through to get the details of which boutiques you can use the code TNCEASTER to grab some amazing discounts and start hop-hop-shopping!

OUR FAVOURITE EASTER DECOR & TOYS

SLEEPY SNOOGU BUNNY - MODIMADE

Make Easter hunting a lot more friendly and last beyond the silver wrapper this year with the Sleepy Snoogu Bunny from Modimade!
Ethically made by in Cambodia, these gorgeous bunnies make the perfect chocolate-free Easter gift!

SHOP VIA INSTAGRAM HERE
Link to Modimade at The Nursery Collective

RABBIT POUFFES BY LITTLE FRENCH HEART

These gorgeous rabbit pouffes are perfect for little people! They can be used as a cushioned seat or opened to magically unfold and become a chair or two separate floor cushions. Designed in France by artisans of childhood, L’Oiseau Bateau, the pouffes are made to be downy soft with gorgeous fabrics ~ satin and microfibre. They are not only oh-so-soft but a beautiful addition to a child's bedroom or the family living space. Easily cleaned with a damp cloth and a practical soft furnishing for a child’s space.

You can shop these pouffes here at LITTLE FRENCH HEART
Link to Little French Heart at The Nursery Collective

CROCHET BUNNIES, EASTER WAX CRAYONS, SMILING BUNNY WOODEN PLATE - LITTLE LEAF KIDS

These cute Mini Crochet Bunny's are the perfect nursery or newborn gift! They measure 20 cm from tip of ear to toe and come in two colours; Grey or Ivory. These are a handmade product and the eyes and nose are hand embroidered for safety. Made of 100% Australian cotton. SHOP HERE

Tinta Crayons Easter Egg crayons are beautiful, moulded eggs that will delight children. The 6 half-eggs are packaged in a beautiful box, sealed with a matching Easter egg tag. SHOP HERE

These stylish shallow Wooden Plates make snack time more fun! They are made from a light Beech wood, perfect for children or outdoor entertaining. The perfect Easter plate! SHOP HERE
Link to Little Leaf Kids at The Nursery Collective

HANDPAINTED WOODEN EASTER EGGS - FEATHERWOOD DESIGNS

Looking for an alternative to chocolate, but still want to enjoy the excitement of an Easter Egg hunt this year?

How about these gorgeous hand-painted, wooden Easter Eggs, perfect for play or your easter decor! Each set comes with three eggs in your choice of colour theme and contains two small eggs (3.5cm tall) and one large egg (5cm tall) with an optional extra eggcup

SHOP HERE

Link to Featherwood Designs at The Nursery Collective

BUNNY TEETHER,  TEETHING EGG AND KNITTED BUNNY - AVIDIVA

OB Designs Natural Teether Toy BONNIE BUNNY DINGaRING. The natural wooden teething ring, luxuriously soft plush toy body and gentle rattle make this an ideal gift for newborns and teething bubs. SHOP HERE

The Teething Egg has a unique shape and great design. It’s easily graspable and naturally safe. A non toxic and BPA free product made from food grade TPE.  Its design and firm, supple texture provides baby with relief from teething pain. SHOP HERE

Natures Purest Organic Cotton Grey Stripe Knitted Bunny - a beautiful companion for any newborn and made from 100% organic cotton. SHOP HERE
Link to Avidiva at The Nursery Collective

OUR FAVOURITE EASTER SLEEP PRODUCTS

Fjäder FEATHER PORTABLE BED - BUBNEST

In Sweden the Easter tradition is to decorate bare birch twigs with colourful feathers to encourage nature to blossom and turn winter into spring - "påsk ris". Therefore feather means Easter for the Bubnest team! (photo  of Easter Bunny baby in a Fjäder nest courtesy of @thebosnianaussie)
 
The Bubnest is an organic, breathable and soft portable bed for bub to rest anywhere anytime, home and away from home. You start with the nest tied up and finish with it open at the end as bub grows. The mattress is thick enough to be comfortable  on any flat surface. All nests are made from 99% Organic certified cotton inside and out, and handmade with love. SHOP HERE

Link to Bubnest at The Nursery Collective

BUNNY LOVE BLANKET - BAE & BEAR

This 100% cotton, beautifully soft, knitted baby blanket is the must have monochrome easter gift for any little styler!

Measuring 90x110cm with Black & White reversible design it's perfect for the cot, pram and moses basket.

SHOP HERE
Link to
Bae & Bear at The Nursery Collective

ORGANIC KANTHA QUILT - FRECKLE BABY

This organic Kantha Quilt makes a beautiful Easter Gift!
It is light weight and double sided and packs down small for nappy bags and unfolds large to 41"x41".
Perfect for swaddling, laying out for tummy time, and great for the carrier and stroller.
Completely hand stitched and now only $18.

SHOP HERE
Link to Freckle Baby at The Nursery Collective

OUR FAVOURITE EASTER BUNDLES

EASTER BUNNY BUNDLES & ORGANIC BUNNY COMFORTERS - BAMBOO LULU

The Easter Bunny Soothing Duo Bundle is a perfect all natural Easter baby gift. The comforter is a simple design, hygienic and made from 100% organic cotton (Oeko-Tex Standard 100). The teether is made from food grade silicone. It is also hygienic - resistant to the growth of mould & bacteria. This teether has lots of soft, bendy edges on which baby can chew safely. Set contains: 100% Organic Cotton Baby Comforter - choose from Pink or Blue check. Size is approx 20cm. Nature Bubz Swiss Cross Silicone Teether - choose from Mint or Marble. Size approx. 9cmx9cm. SHOP HERE

Organic Cotton Baby Comforter - Toddels - Rabby Red. Their shape is simple - long ears that babies love to chew on or play with. This is the larger of the 2 sizes available, suitable for babies from 9 months old. SHOP HERE
Link to Bamboo Lulu at The Nursery Collective

BUNNY BAMBOO BIB & BURP CLOTH SET - TOWELLING STORIES

This set is made from ultra soft, thick and naturally anti-bacterial bamboo and cotton (base) terry toweling, featuring a gorgeous bunny print! The bib is large in size to help keep baby's clothes clean and the absorbent terry towelling means you can wet the bib and use the back as a face washer as well. Two clasps do up behind the neck for extra security and it can be adjusted to a larger size. The rectangular burp cloth has a circular cut out for around the neck to make burp time easier and mess-free. SHOP HERE
Link to Towelling Stories at The Nursery Collective

OUR FAVOURITE EASTER CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES

BUNNY PLAYSUIT ROMPER - MY TINY WARDROBE

This Newborn/Baby Girls/Toddler 'Bunny' Romper makes the perfect Easter outfit, yet it is so versatile for any season/occasion as all babies love bunnies! With soft elastic around the legs and snap studs for comfort, easy dressing and nappy changing, this is the perfect romper for a growing baby! The top knots from My Tiny Wardrobe also make the perfect accessory for this gorgeous romper and are available in 7 colours! SHOP ROMPER HERE and TOPKNOTS HERE
Link to My Tiny Wardrobe at The Nursery Collective

SLEEPY BUNNY HAREM PANTS, LITTLE CHICKS LEGGINGS, MY FIRST EASTER BANDANA BIB & PINK BUNNY BURP CLOTH - LITTLE FIELD HANDMADE

Little Field Handmade have so many gorgeous Easter clothing items! From their Harem Pants, Leggings and Shorts in the Sleeping Bunny Print and Little Chicks Print to their keepsake My First Easter Bandana Bibs and Pink Bunny Burp Cloths. All items are handmade with love and available from size 0000-4. SHOP PANTS, LEGGINGS AND SHORTS HERE, BANDANA BIBS HERE and BURP CLOTH HERE
Link to Little Field Handmade at The Nursery Collective

OUR FAVOURITE EASTER BABY BAGS & ACCESSORIES

NOA CHANGING BAG - STORKSAK

Storksak’s Noa is an award winning, perfectly practical baby bag, boasting a range of chic shades on the outside, in a wipe clean coated canvas fabric. Ideal for a short trip, the Noa also includes a separate matching handy Mini Organiser bag, featuring five pockets and a large zipped main internal compartment. The gorgeous pastel blue and pink versions make this the perfect Easter baby bag!
SHOP HERE
Link to Storksak at The Nursery Collective

MOLLY PINK CHANGING BAG & WAVE FAWN CHANGE STATION - BABYMEL

The Molly Pink Changing Bag is a pretty and practical satchel style bag that is perfect for everyday use. The front flap with magnetic popper closure keeps your valuables safe allowing quick and easy access while the numerous pockets allows all your essentials to be perfectly organised. Made from wipe clean, water resistant material and finished with complementary faux leather trim, the Molly is the ideal bag for parents on the go. SHOP HERE
The handy Wave Fawn Change Station looks like a stylish clutch bag with so much more to offer! Perfect for popping out and storing everything you need for changing your baby in one place. With wipe clean, water resistant finishes, padded for baby's comfort and plenty of pockets for storing nappies, wipes and creams it also has comes with a useful removable mesh zipped pouch for those smaller valuables. Strap it to your stroller, wrist or just drop it in your changing bag. SHOP HERE
Link to Babymel at The Nursery Collective

OUR FAVOURITE EASTER MUM & BUB ACCESSORIES

EIRESS & IDABEE BY EIRESS TEETHERS AND NECKLACES

Eiress has a beautiful selection of pastel gorgeousness on offer for both Mum and Bub this Easter! FOR BUB there are the ELLIPSE PASTELLA (also available in a RATTLE) and ELLIPSE SPRING teethers as well as the MIA range of teethers that look good enough to eat!
FOR MUM, check out the beautiful pastel necklaces ELLEVIL PASTELLA, ABACI PASTELS and KOVE PASTELS to put the perfect finishing touch on your Easter outfit! All products made with 100% certified food grade silicone and free from BPA, phthalates, cadmium, PVC, latex and lead. Click on the items names to shop now!
Link to Eiress at The Nursery Collective

OUR EXCLUSIVE EASTER EDIT DISCOUNT OFFERS - USE CODE TNCEASTER!

To celebrate our first Easter Edit we have 27 of The Nursery Collective boutiques and services offering some fantastic Easter discounts exclusive to The Nursery Collective customers so you can get your shopping on! Simply use the code TNCEASTER when shopping at the brands below to grab your discounts! Full details are below - happy shopping! 

ABBY ST. CLAIRE are offering FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders of their beautiful chunky knit merino blankets!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

AMBEROCKS are offering 20% OFF STOREWIDE on their beautiful, genuine Baltic amber jewellery!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

ANIKY are offering 15% off their beautiful and unique Baby Book - Precious Little Moments.
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

BABY LOVES SLEEP are offering 15% OFF STOREWIDE! The SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit is for easy swaddle transitioning when the swaddle wrap no longer works!
Valid from April 10 to Easter Sunday!
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

BABYMEL are offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE on their beautiful modern nappy bags, accessories and backpacks!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

BAMBOO LULU are offering 15% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER on their affordable bamboo and organic clothing & accessories!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

BORN MATERNITY are offering 20% off ALL ORDERS OVER $50! Affordable, comfortable maternity wear that is also stylish!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

BUBNEST are offering FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders of their snug portable baby beds! All made with certified, organic cotton.
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

BUBS FIRST are offering 2 CHANGE MAT COVERS FOR $50 - normally $30 each! These wipeable change mat covers are practical & stylish!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

EAST & CO are offering  40% OFF STOREWIDE to the first 5 customers who use the code TNCEASTER! Get in quick to grab some beautiful handmade décor items & accessories . Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

FIRST IN BREAST DRESSED are offering 15% OFF STOREWIDE on their fabulous breastfeeding items and accessories!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

FRECKLE BABY are offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE on their beautiful, organic baby products! Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

GRANDAD PAT'S TREASURE TROVE are offering 10%  OFF STOREWIDE on their engraved custom-made family height charts!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

JUST BECAUSE PRINTS are offering 20%  OFF ALL PRINTS - the perfect décor item for your nursery, kids room or living room!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

LIL FOOTPRINT HAMPERS are offering 10% OFF STOREWIDE on their natural, organic hampers! The perfect new gift for a new mum and bub, or for yourself!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

LITTLE LEAF are offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE on all their items - clothing, accessories, the lot!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

MOCKED are offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE on their gorgeous leather moccasins and baby shoes!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

MY TINY WARDROBE are offering 15% OFF ALL NEW ITEMS - including their gorgeous Easter items!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

THE NATURAL GIFT BOX CO. are offering 20% OFF ALL ORDERS OVER $80! Their fabulous mummy & baby boxes make the perfect gift!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

NIOVI ORGANICS are offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE on their beautiful range of organic & ethical clothing .
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

PEPE CORNER are offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE on their beautiful handmade clothes for your babes!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

RENEE'S GOODIES are offering 15% OFF STOREWIDE on all pregnancy, lactation & breastfeeding goodies!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

STORKSAK are offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE on all their uber fashionable nappy bags and accessories!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

TOWELLING STORIES are offering 15% OFF STOREWIDE on their range of apron-style baby bath towels and accessories!
Valid until Midnight AEDT Monday the 10th April
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

TREE HUT VILLAGE are offering a special NO FEES for any lenders for transactions made over the Easter period! Tree Hut Village is a parent to parent baby equipment hire platform. Valid for transactions made over Easter.
LINK HERE

 

 

 

MY TRAVEL TOT are donating 20% of their profits to the Royal Childrens Hospital over Easter - a beautiful reason to shop for one of their functional foldable travel quilts for tots on the move - the perfect Easter blanket for your picnic or egg hunt!
SHOP HERE

 

 

 

COWBOYS & CONFETTI are donating 25% of their profits to the Royal Childrens Hospital over Easter  - a beautiful reason to support this gorgeous brand and grab one of their beautiful Milestone baby blankets!
SHOP HERE
 

 

 

HAPPY SHOPPING AND DON'T FORGET TO USE THE CODE TNCEASTER TO GRAB YOUR DISCOUNTS!

 

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NURSERY STORAGE IDEAS

 

Creating storage in your baby's nursery is vital. So many itsy bitsy items need nursery storage ideas that are cost effective and easy. You will soon find out that baby clothes are better suited to being folded than hung up, it is very easy to end up with all odd socks and no pairs and that baby really will wear all those onesies rather than the cute outfits you bought because they are just easier. 146 tubs of creams and lotions need a home and the boxes of nappies you stocked up on  when they were on sale, need a home! 

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