I’ve only been writing for Babyology for a few months. But in that time, I’ve come across a heap of fantastic things for families. So it was incredibly hard to narrow those down to five favourites. I’ve changed this list a dozen times, but here is the final cut of fabulous things. (I have no idea how I’ll do this after a full year of posts next year!)
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a sucker for anything engraved or customised, and the first two posts on my list demonstrate some lovely ways to personalise a nursery.
First, the wooden cloud mobiles from Scamp (pictured above) are just adorable. With either one cloud or three strung together, you can wish your child sweet dreams or come up with a personal quote that’ll look adorable hanging from the ceiling or up against a wall. My favourite part is the smokey hue on the wood from the process of laser cutting.
Next is a range of monochrome nursery prints from Lola’s Paperie. There are heaps of cute designs and the text is fully customisable. A British stationary brand, Lola’s Paperie sells art prints, invitations and stationary – all with a simple and playful design. And Lola herself sounds like a pretty interesting woman too.
Lil’ Creatures was my first post for Babyology, but that’s not the only reason it has stuck with me. I don’t think there’s anything cuter than a baby in a onesie, so turn that onesie into a costume and you have my vote for sure! The wombat, cockatoo and fox suits (above) are the newest additions to the already gorgeous Lil’ Creatures family of bunnies, ladybirds and red-nosed reindeers.
The Bunny and the Magical Balloon wall stickers were another easy pick. Created by Schmooks, the adorable fabric wall images come in a blue and pink design and show a marvelous land of bunny rabbits riding in balloons, moons that wink and stars that giggle. They depict a world where everything is enchanting and fantastical and if you want your child’s room to look like something out of a fairytale, these are for you.
My final favourite is the DIY Zooo Animal Lamp range from Gone’s. The lamps, which come in the form of a cat, giraffe, bird or rabbit, represent the company’s ethos to keep design fun and not snobbish. The animal lamps have a modern appeal and look fantastic. And with not need for need screws or even glue, the 18 lamp parts fit together like a puzzle, which sounds like fun for the whole family.