The pros and cons of a tandem pram

The pros and cons of a tandem pram

When you start looking into prams for your first baby, it is very attractive to consider a  pram that has the option to fit a sibling seat for later on. Of course. Most of us hope to have more than one child, however there are a few things to keep in mind before you buy: The frame of a pram that holds two has to be stronger, hence it is likely to weigh more which means you have to lift a heavier pram while you only use it for one child. Make sure you check the weight restrictions. Both the total and that of each passenger (the distribution of weight). In some cases the max weight of each child is 15kg which is approx 2 years old. That means potentially that your 2 1/2 year old can’t sit in the pram with his/her younger brother or sister! You would expect to use a pram until your child is at least 3 years old. Have a good look at the size of the seats. Is there room for growing legs and enough head room under the canopy to be comfortable? Also check the position of the sibling seat. Will you still have (easy) access to the cargo basket? One tends to need to bring more for two and need stuff out more often. If possible check out the pram with the sibling seat attached and loaded with weight equivalent to two children so you can feel how it handles. All prams move beautifully with nothing in them on the smooth flat floor of the store. Compare it to a side-by-side...
Plate 10507 recall

Plate 10507 recall

Done by Deer Melamine Plate Contour Powder 10507 Batch number 104520417 | Sold in Australia between Nov 2017 – May 2018 A test has found too high a level of migration of melamine in this particular plate from this particular batch.  If you purchased a Done by Deer plate 10507 with batch number 104520417 during this period, please make contact with us and you can request a replacement plate or a full refund.   Contact Details:          Danish by Design, 03 9588 0999...
How to reduce your family foot print

How to reduce your family foot print

Parenting is a busy lifestyle and some conveniences are necessary, however making some small changes can have real impact on your family’s environmental foot print. Almost most importantly these changes will set the tone for how your children will learn to live and consume. Help them to understand that when we throw something out, we are really just putting it somewhere else! This blog post endeavours to show you some changes you can make in your household. Some are easy once-off changes, others require changes of habits which take more effort and time to implement consistently. But with the right mind set you will get there.   A. Composting It may seem like quite an effort to start composting but in fact, it is quite easy. All you need is a space in your garden for a compost drum and a caddie in the kitchen. I really like this design from Maze (available at Bunnings) as it saves me from having to dig the mulch out. Instead it simply falls into my bucket. The drum has two compartments, one for filling and one for curing. By the time you have filled one, the other is ready for emptying onto your roses or for re-potting your indoor plants. Composting is a great way to show your children how nature works and they will love sorting and eventually cutting the green waste into smaller bits for a quicker break-down. Tip. It is important to add dry matter (carbon) every time you add fresh waste so it is a good idea to have a bag of straw next to the bin.   B. Food...
Meet Mr Leander – an extraordinary designer and inventor

Meet Mr Leander – an extraordinary designer and inventor

The Danish tradition of making beautiful and functional furniture is alive and well thanks to people like Stig Leander . Innovative thinking and an ability to see and unite shape and function has seen him create a unique pieces of furniture for children. Designs that make a positive difference and that encourage play, movement and creativity and that make life with children a little easier. All made with high quality materials and skilled craftsmanship. Stig Leander’s ideas emerge from a need; a problem that needs to be solved. Like his very first product which was designed for his sister-in-law who was expecting twins. Stig was thinking about how she would hold both or whether there was a cradle that could soothe the one that was not in her arms. In his mind he saw a moving cradle because movement soothes babies. Next came his criteria of development. The design had to stimulate the child and the gentle movements of a suspended cradle would stimulate the baby’s sense of balance and orientation. The result was the stunning Leander Cradle, launched in 2001 and its popularity encouraged him to establish Leander Furniture which today has many wonderful products and designs in its portfolio. Today the same design philosophy it all began with still applied: design and function have to come together. That each item of furniture should fit the child and never in the reverse order. Leander is no ordinary furniture manufacturer. Leander is a way of thinking. A feeling and a unique approach to materials, designs and function. See more on Leander’s design: Leander and Linea by...
Bumbleride distributor details

Bumbleride distributor details

ATTENTION We have become aware that some units of Bumbleride Indie and Indie Twin purchased in 2018 or 2019 as well as a small number of replacement frames, might be missing a sticker with our details as the Australian distributor. This is a mandatory requirement of the Australian Standard, and therefore we are asking you to please to check your unit. If the distributor details are not present, please contact the  Danish by Design office immediately on  03 9588 0999 or info@danishbydesign.com.au. We will then send you a sticker and advise you on how and where to affix it to your stroller. Please note that the issue in no way impacts the performance or safety of your...
WAREHOUSE SALE

WAREHOUSE SALE

It’s on again! Our annual Warehouse Sale is on Sunday 14th October 9am – 1pm at 49-51 Mills Road, Braeside VIC 3195. We can’t wait to greet you here and look forward to a very busy morning with items from all our brands on sale (predominantly seconds, samples and discontinued lines). We will have a great collection of assembled nursery furniture – either individually or in sets – such as cots, dressers and change tables from Leander and Troll at greatly reduced prices. All in near perfect condition. Come along and get the bargain of the year. This is also your chance to get a reduced Bumbleride 2016 pram for all your outdoor adventures of if you would like to add jogging to your weekly routine with bubs in tow. The Sale will also be a great opportunity to stock up on gifts for Christmas and other occasions with brands like Done by Deer and Moover Toys just to mention a few. Put the date in your diary and come along next Sunday. You don’t want to miss it! The Team @ Danish by...