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...
Done by Deer – What’s new for 2016

Done by Deer – What’s new for 2016

We introduced Done by Deer in August last year and the range has been incredibly well received. And for good reason: the products are stylish, functional and good value. 2016 will be another exciting year with lots of new offerings and some of the new products will arrive as soon as the end of this month. The new lines include more sets, colours and designs within the Eating category and the choice of plates, bibs, cups and cutlery is quite amazing. We have no doubt that you will be able to find just what you need. You will also be introduced to Elphee, a new character and yes, she is an elephant. Very cute and she fits right in with the others. You will find Elphee across the entire product range but special mention goes to her as a cuddle toy – irresistible. Another special mention goes to the new snoozy swaddles added to out LIVING category. Soft and comfy for baby and maybe lives on as your toddler’s “blankie”. Last but not least we shall do our best to keep up with the demand for the Activity Gym – your eagerness has caught us a bit by surprise. You can see the full range here and please click here to find a...
Pebernødder – Danish Christmas cookies

Pebernødder – Danish Christmas cookies

These little treat size cookies are ideal to make with or for the kids. They are in the shape of a round ball so easy to make – even for little ones – and they are small which is ideal for small tummies. You will need: 500g flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ground cardamom, 1 tsp cinnamon, almost 1 tsp white pepper, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cloves. 200g butter 350g caster sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp cream or milk. Method: Mix flour with baking powder and spices. Add cold, chopped butter and mix until butter is blended into the flour. Put aside. Whisk eggs with sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Add cream/milk. Add egg mixture to the flour and combine. You can either roll the mixture into long “snakes” and cut each into small pieces the size of a hazelnut which you roll into a ball. Or you can just take dice size lumps of mixture and roll. Put onto lined baking trays and bake in the oven at 200°C for 8-10 min. – till golden brown. Cool and store in an airtight tin – although they will be gone in a flash. Enjoy. Tip: you can make double portion of the mixture and leave it in the fridge to bake another day....