New Innovative and Engaging Toys for your Child

New Innovative and Engaging Toys for your Child

When it comes to choosing toys for your child there is more to choose from than you could possible ever sift through. Good news is that you don’t have to. You just need to have a think about what you would like to child to learn and what interests him/her and what you would like to look at/listen to. We LOVE educational toys where skills are learned while playing and where the activity is not just a repetition from the previous play. Therefore we are super excited to add 3 new brands to our range, Calafant from Germany, Milaniwood from Italy and Kipod from Israel. These new brands will launch in Melbourne in August at the Reed Gift Fair and Kids inStyle (part of Life inStyle). The toys and games from each brand are very different from each other but they all strive to develop the child’s do-it-yourself skills and the associated confidence that comes from being able to do things yourself. They also support the research that shows that creative children become better at problem solving and innovation. Smart toys for smart kids.  Calafant makes cardboard models that the child assembles and then decorates. Great for an indoor day or on a plane or train going somewhere. There are many different designs in various sizes and level of difficulty and they can all be disassembled and put away for another time should you run out of time before the project has been completed. For the younger children the models have lines like a colouring in book to assist the decoration and a pack of felt pens is included. For...
Linea by Leander

Linea by Leander

After 10 years Leander has released a new range, Linea by Leander and although the trademark soft curves are nowhere to be seen, there is no doubt that it’s a Leander: it is complete in its form and function, made of the best materials and has longevity both visually and practically. Designer Stig Leander says: “The innovative design of Linea by Leander® is not an attempt to keep the classic and organic Leander shapes at a distance. Rather it’s a sophistication of what I love. Making design that matters.” The inspiration came from the hour glass and is evident in the design of the change table, a striking piece of furniture which fits into any size nursery. Its angled legs led to the design of the cot, also featuring non-traditional lines and a story took form.     The story is now ready to be told and Linea by Leander will arrive into Australia mid-June. The range including a dresser is made from European beech in natural and a comprehensive series of textiles lets you accessorise it to your individual style and includes canopies for the cot as well as cushions and covers for the sofa.          If you would like to know more click through...
Bednest voluntary modification, not recall

Bednest voluntary modification, not recall

There have been a series of reports written on various media sites after a recent interview with the family who lost their child in 2015 in the UK, whilst sleeping in a bednest. This coincides with the upcoming inquest on the 14th Dec. We would like to explain the situation and urges everyone to understand that the coroner has at no time labelled the bednest dangerous nor asked that it be recalled. The following comment has been provided by the manufacturer, Bednest UK. “The bednest has not been banned or recalled in Australia. Faced with some concern raised by some experts in the U.K., we developed a modification kit in November 2015 to delete the half-fold feature. This was also offered to customers in Australia. All cribs shipped to Australia after November 2015 have been modified at the point of manufacture. They no longer have a half-fold feature. Our distributor Danish by Design in Australia has kept the authorities informed. The term ‘recall’ is also used for product modifications that don’t require the product to be returned. “ References to a recall of the product in Canada are false. The bednest has never been for sale in Canada because the bedside bassinet as a category is not allowed there. A small number of people had imported the unit into Canada themselves and were contacted and offered kits by Bednest UK to modify the half drop side. The bednest voluntary product modification had to be done through the ‘recall’ mechanism in Australia as there is no other option offered by the government department that manages such things. Danish by Design has made every...
Warehouse Sale

Warehouse Sale

IT’S ON AGAIN!   30-70% OFF. Sunday 4th December 2016 9am – 1pm 49-51 Mills Road, Braeside VIC 3195 We will have a number of seconds and ex-display cots, dressers and other nursery furniture for sale by Troll and Leander. All assembled and all must be inspected for any flaws. No returns. Last year’s model strollers by Bumbleride will also be for sale at heavily discounted prices. Limited stock. We will also have toy boxes, dolls prams, bath toys, linen. Something for everybody and we hope to see you here. Credit card facilities available but for a quicker check-out please bring...
Daytime dreams

Daytime dreams

Your first few weeks with baby at home is a blur of feeding, burping, changing, bathing and some sleeping. It is exciting but exhausting because you also have to do other things like have a shower, do the laundry and get dinner ready. However, it mostly works out, maybe not in the planned order, actually definitely not in the planned order and slowly some kind of pattern emerges. And it is during this period that you really get to know which products you need and what is really useful and what is not. The only issue is that as a mother-to-be we would like to have bought all of that in advance so we are ready! so I’d like to share my experiences to help you sort through the masses of products that are available – lots more than when I had my children – some of them better but some of them definitely not. First thought is where is baby going to sleep in the daytime? My obvious answer is “in their bed.” I think that a calm quiet space is best and with a monitor you will easily hear when he/she wakes. Maybe it also is better for you not to be checking on him/her all the time and you can think about something else for a while. I know that I turned on the vacuum cleaner more freely knowing that my baby was asleep in the nursery, not around the corner. If, however you prefer to have baby closer by, a bassinet would be the traditional choice. You may already be using one for overnight sleeps....
Winter Warehouse Sale

Winter Warehouse Sale

We would like to invite you to our Winter Warehouse Sale on Sunday 24th July 2016. This is a great chance to get everything for your dream nursery at bargain prices so bring your cash and a trailer. 49-51 Mills Road, Braeside VIC 3195 24/7/16...