Bi-Monthly Parenting Magazine

Nursery Notes

Modern design brands we love and 5 of the best baby gyms

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SHELF LIFE

Ferm Living

Scandi interiors experts Ferm Living have hit the sweet spot with their Funkis dolls’ house, which is made from natural plywood and can be handily wall-mounted.

£165; fermliving.com

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DORMEZ-VOUS

Mum and Dad Factory

This French furniture brand has stolen our hearts again – this time with the cutest, most elegant junior bed imaginable. Made from solid beech, it’ll last for generations.

€285; mumanddadfactory.com

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CURTAIN CALL

Neo

Monochrome minimalism keeps finding new ways to snag our attention – not least these black-and-white striped Roman blinds. A sharp look for a modern nursery.

£24.90; kidsconcept.co.uk

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SLIDE AWAY

Jupiduu

A slide chic enough to live inside your home? Yes, those clever Scandinavians have done it again. Available in four colours – with ‘white elephant’ the pick of the bunch.

£199; scandiborn.co.uk

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BLOCK PARTY

Ooh Noo

A simple idea, an essential item – and yet the result is anything but basic. These stylishly minimal alphabet blocks are a great stocking-filler for creative tots.

€48.50; ooh-noo.com

BRAND FOCUS

Huzi Design

Looking for your little one’s next great gift? Allow us to introduce Hong Kong-based Huzi Design. This studio-cum-online boutique specialises in clever gifts and innovative toys with a minimalist aesthetic, from the infinity pillow, which is designed like a Moebius strip and can be contorted into a huge amount of comfy sleeping positions, to table tennis paddles that double as fun, moustachioed masks.

The best of the bunch, however, has to be the Huzi ‘Mixed Animal’, a clever plush toy that comes with swappable sets of animal limbs and features. No more wondering whether to buy the cuddly bear or elephant! Simply grab yourself a Huzi Mixed Animal set and assemble it according to your whims by way of the magnets invisibly embedded in each plush part. Kids of all ages will love letting their imaginations loose designing their own fantastic creatures, replete with shells, horns, antlers, tails and trunks. Although first they may have to wrestle the beast away from their intrigued parents… still, our winged rhino-badger went down a treat.

$59 for the core set, $25 for additional body part sets; huzidesign.com

 

5 of the best BABY GYMS

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Reach Baby Gym by Oskoe, £68;

oskoe.com

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Finn + Emma Play Gym, £105;

naturalbabyshower.co.uk

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Magic Stargaze Playmat + Gym, £99;

mamasandpapas.com

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Sleepyhead Activity Arch, £tbc;

sleepyheadwebshop.com

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Handmade Wooden Baby Gym, £69;

littlegoldie.com


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