Hey, again guys and welcome to my #3 of my "Helpful Preggy Posts"!
In this blog, I'll be showing you the nursery reveal of Baby S's slothy themed sanctuary! (haha) Sloths are cool right.....?
I will also be covering which pram I decided to upgrade to and why in hopes that this blog will help you in picking out some beautiful nursery pieces or may help you with your decision with a purchasing your first pram or upgrading your pram.
I have been fortunate enough to team up with some amazing brands and I have scored some amazing discount codes for you guys, so if there's anything here you like then I'll attach their code and link and make it easy for you!
So let's get stuck into it!
Pram (scroll down if you just want to see nursery!)
Before I get into the nursery, I'll quickly discuss my amazing new pram and the reason why I decided to go with iCandy for my upgrade.
I had decided that I wanted a two-seater so that Ruby (my 2.5-year-old) could still have her own seat and not have to rely on a toddler board attachment.
So, I put a poll up on my Instagram stories a few weeks ago asking for pram recommendations and whilst some other brands seem wonderful I was attracted to the iCandy as a close girlfriend of mine still has hers from 2015 and I know she still uses and loves it!
I did my research on this pram and was a little put off when a sales consultant at a local Baby Bunting store told me they are too heavy and bulky... (This store does not stock iCandy prams, hence the remark! - I think she was trying to steer me to other in-stock prams).
I wasn't convinced as I had heard some amazing things about their prams so I went to another store the next day to demo one and see what my thoughts were on it.
I soon found that I loved the 2018 "Peach" model as well as the 2018 "Orange" model and found it very hard to choose between them (to clarify I thought they were both definitely not heavy and bulky)
As much as I loved how the "orange" as it is slightly lighter, cheaper and includes the built-in toddler board, it turned out that I liked the way the Peach felt while steering and manoeuvring through the store... so Peach it was!
I do have both the bassinet + toddler seat for the iCandy however I will be hiring a Maxi Cosi capsule car seat for the first few months of baby S's life which I'll use in conjunction with the bassinet because I can imagine having to juggle both kids will be a whole lot trickier! so I feel more comfortable knowing I have the option to keep baby S asleep when ducking out to the shops etc if needed.
The pram can be used as a single seater as well as double seater as well which I also love and I'll also attach a photo of some of the double configuration options in case you're interested in this pram!
Discount code - iCandy have been super generous and have agreed to set up a TMB discount for this blog for the iCandy 2018 Peach prams (which is the same one as I have) so you'll get $350 off with the code "TMB19" and will only apply to the Dove Colour in either chrome or phantom frame.
Click HERE to shop or email email@example.com
@blond.noir - I was so worried about finding wallpaper or decals for the nursery and completely stuffing up the installation of them but these are so ridiculously easy to apply and peel off if you aren't happy with the positioning, they are made with high-quality fabric and they are the bees-nees!! I am really happy with how they turned out!
Discount code: "TMB" Click HERE to shop!
Wall Decor (hanging)
x3 Sloth hanging pictures - I found these gorgeous prints from someone on Facebook, she has no idea that I'm sharing on this blog but click HERE for the facebook link. (facebook page name - Oasis Collections)
Handmade wooden beaded shelf - @littlewoolcreations I am yet to fill these gorgeous shelves with beautiful pieces, the wooden beads are such a statement piece and I love the natural colours of it! (Handmade by a mama of 2 and is also currently pregnant!)
Discount code - "TMB15" 15% off (expires 15/3/19) Click HERE to shop!
Hanging mobile - @willowsoy I loved doing business with this wonderful soul! She sells the most beautiful hanging mobiles and name plaques! I've hung this mobile just above the change table so baby S can watch it twirl and spin while I change her nappies.
Discount code - "TAMMI20" 20% off - Click HERE to shop!
Mirror - The nursery is quite small so I found a gorgeous large mirror from Stepney's (Adelaide) to open up the room! I'm unsure if they deliver but if you're in Adelaide and you're wanting a quality mirror that doesn't cost an arm and a leg then I'd recommend you check them out!
Click HERE to find their website!
Furniture & plant - The grey nursery chair is from Haggle Co (click HERE for the link) Sloth teddy & wicker pineapple - Kmart, the plant is a fig tree (found on gumtree $80) seagrass basket is from Target $15 (click HERE for the link)
The cot and change table I have were in storage from Ruby so it's not new but the brand is called "Boori".
Nursery goodies for baby S - @cloverandlola Handmade playmats by a fellow preggy mumma! (she's expecting her third babe!) This playmat is huge and incredibly thick! My animals keep trying to score it as their bed so I have to hide it but I'm so excited that it's big enough for Ruby to lay down with her baby sister and play with her (you can custom make your own playmat and choose fabrics etc... The underneath fabric is a gorgeous linen colour)
Discount code - "TMB" Free tummy time pillow with any mat purchase - click HERE to shop!
@bubnest - I'm so excited to give this bubnest a go! I keep seeing so many mummas on Instagram recommend these little baby beds and I think it will really come in handy when I'm working and packing orders! Really impressed with the quality of these nests, you can choose your favourite fabrics and then they are made to order. You can also personalise the tags which I have done with baby's name but it's hidden for obvious reasons haha!
(by the way, this cute little teddy has built in white noise and is from @riffraff_sleeptoys)
Discount code for bubnest - "THEMILKBOUTIQUE" to get a free muslin wrap in organic cotton with any baby nest purchase. Click HERE to shop!
Cot sheet - @littlecherished - click HERE to shop!
Blanket - @hertiageblankets - click HERE to shop!
Security - @newbornhappinessofficial Baby camera! I love cameras especially as we have a two story house so it's difficult to hear if Ruby ever woke up from a nap, unfortunately I've had so many issues with the brand I was previously using as both the antennas broke on both devices so this time I found one from Newborn Happiness for $99 - really happy with the clear camera quality in day and night, how it has a battery saving mode and that it reads the temperature correctly of the room.
Click HERE to shop!
Well, I think that's it guys! I really hope you've enjoyed seeing where I'll soon be spending a lot of time and found this blog to be helpful in planning for your next pram or nursery!
Love Tammi, Ruby & Baby S! xx