Interiors: Boy's NurseryContemporary Kids, Melbourne
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Take the pressure off Getting the nursery ready is often a top priority for parents doing the countdown to the birth, but taking it too seriously can make it stressful rather than fun. Remind yourself that your bundle of joy won’t care whether it’s red, green or something in between – they just want to be fed, changed and loved.TIP: Instead of getting caught up in the latest nursery trends, why not let your favourite childhood toys drive the design? A meaningful room is a feel-good room, after all.16 nursery essentials
Assemble a friendly menagerieGo to the animal kingdom for a collection of kindly creatures – elephants, camels, bunnies, ducks, puppies, giraffes, zebras, squirrels, monkeys, lambs … encourage your little guy or girl to make friends with toys from an early age. Paddington Bear never seems to go out of fashion. TIPS: Don’t leave large soft toys in the cot with baby at bedtime. Buy quality and age-appropriate playthings, with advice from the Australian Toy Standard website – look for AS/NZS 8124 on the label. Stay current with toy recalls – the Recalls Australia website gives up-to-date information.