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Gender Neutral Nursery Design

Gender Neutral Nursery Design

Designing a nursery is no easy task. Historically it's been very easy to go down the 'pink' or 'blue' route and sometimes take it a little too far. These days strong colour choices and a well thought out design is becoming the trend and neutral nursery designs are reigning supreme.   Whether you’re patiently waiting to find out your baby’s gender or you simply want a neutral and minimalist design, we’ve pulled together four of our favourite gender neutral nursery designs to inspire you.   We love this minimalist nursery shared by Decor Pad. If you want a scheme that both you and your little ones...

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Introducing...Cheryl Rawlings

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Introducing...Cheryl Rawlings

What's not to love about our most recent addition to the West Stanton family? Cheryl Rawling is an insanely talented mum-of-two based in sunny Suffolk in the far East of England.  Cheryl first caught our attention on Instagram, where she boasts an impressive following of over 11,000 fans who flock to her page to 'like' her most recent images. Clean, monochromatic designs and strong graphical shapes and romantic lettering sum up Cheryl's doodling style and it's just our cup of tea. We caught up with her for a super quick Q&A so you can all learn a little more about her... ...

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Things to not say to a pregnant woman...

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Things to not say to a pregnant woman...

The thing about pregnancy is, you can never really know what it's like unless you're pregnant. Read this folks and think twice.    “Were you trying to get pregnant/Did you plan for this?” Do you mean, "Do I have unprotected sex with my partner?". Why is it okay to ask that? Would you have asked me a month ago before you knew?  "I Feel Pregnant, Too!" Unless you are actually carrying a child in your uterus as well, then no, you don't feel pregnant. Shut Up. "You're Huge." Now you might get a punch for this one. Maybe I am...

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Introducing... Modern Burlap

Introducing... Modern Burlap

Modern Burlap comes to us straight from Texas in the USA. Started just over two years ago, Modern Burlap was born after owner/creator (Samantha) sort out to create the very best blanket for her first baby.  Built on a shoestring budget in their family's barn, Modern Burlap was created and shot to instant fame on social media - and who wouldn't see this one coming? With quirky quotes and powerful prints, it's hard to not fall in love with these organic muslin swaddles. Black and white swaddles are more than just design choices. High-contrast, black and white patterns enhance baby's...

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How to Swaddle...

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How to Swaddle...

STEP 1 Start with a swaddle blanket in a diamond position. Fold the top corner down to create a triangle. Place your baby in the middle of the blanket with their arms at their sides, shoulders below the top of the blanket and head slightly above the top of the blanket. STEP 2 Starting with one side, place your baby's arm relaxed but slightly bent next to their body. Bring one side of the blanket across their chest and tuck it securely under their body - snug but not too tight.  STEP 3 Bring the bottom of the blanket over...

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