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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...
Cradle or no cradle – that’s the question.

Cradle or no cradle – that’s the question.

When parents-to-be have got their head around the cot, the pram, the car seat etc. and feel quite sorted, the question of whether they will need a cradle or bassinet creeps in. They ask friends and family. The replies vary and they are all correct. A cradle or bassinet is not necessary, baby can go straight into the cot saving the expense but there are a couple of factors to consider which may sway you the other way. a) The cot is HUGE for a newborn and you may feel more comfortable with something smaller. b) You may have your second child before the first has finished with the cot which means that you are likely to need a bassinet then. If that is the case, one can argue that you might as well get it from the start and use it for number one too. The bassinet is only in use for max. 6 months so it’s all about getting value for money. Having all your babies use the bassinet is better value than only some. c) You may want to have your baby close by you during the night and space limitations in the bedroom means that there is only room for a bassinet, not the cot. This scenario then leads to the question whether the bassinet should be a co-sleeping bassinet that sits right up to the parents’ bed? Safe co-sleeping where the baby is close to the parents but not in their bed is regarded as good practice by experts. It does make good sense to have your baby right there in the night for feeding or reassurance...
Red Dot Award for Done by Deer

Red Dot Award for Done by Deer

We are very proud to announce that our Done by Deer Activity Gym has won the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. The Red Dot Award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 17,000 entries in 2015 alone, it is one of the largest competitions in the world. The jury convened for the first time in 1955 to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then the sought-after “Red Dot” is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Only products which set themselves apart considerably, through their excellent design, receive the sought-after quality seal from the international Red Dot jury. Further information: www.red-dot.org. The idea behind the Activity Gym was to create a flexible play gym that didn’t need a blanket to stand and that was easy to store. The winning result is a fun, free-standing play gym that is easily adjustable to the baby’s reach. Three toys hang from the arch and a mirror is placed on one leg and a texture patch on the other. RRP $169.95 Read the full press release here. To find a retailer near you, use your postcode and choose Done by Deer in our Stockists...

Bednest modification

We would like to advise all our Bednest customers that a voluntary modification has been made to the product. The half-fold side will from now on be a fully-fold down side so the two sides are identical. It is important to note that there has been NO product recall and that the Bednest with its half-fold side meets both European and American standards. If you wish to make this modification to your Bednest please either send an email to info@danishbydesign.com.au or call us on 03 9588 0999 and we will send you a modification kit which will block the half-fold. The modification is very simple to do and only takes a few minutes. Please read the full statement from Bednest UK...