5 Must Do’s for a Sleep Safe Nursery

This post is bought to you by David Jones – Styling, photography and thoughts by Minty.

With Red Nose Day just around the corner, we were delighted to be tasked with designing a beautiful nursery that ticks the boxes of the Red Nose Safe Sleeping Guidelines.  As Red Nose’s official bed linen partner, the Sheridan Baby range, available at David Jones, was a natural choice to create this serene space.

Textural, neutral tones reminiscent of warm summer days were key to creating our modern nursery look and feel. Importantly, we have dressed the cot with a luxurious 100% GOTS certified organic cotton sheet, and kept the cot clear of cushions and toys.

We kept the space around and above the cot clear to keep baby safe, and added plush cuddly toys and beautiful nursery accessories from the extensive Sheridan Baby range.

Hang the cutest towels and robes on simple hooks, and use practical shelving for everyday essentials, displayed beautifully in rattan baskets (hello trend alert!).

Add a beautiful play mat, some gorgeous blocks and a softly draped blanket – and voila! We love the stunning simplicity of this space and can be rest assured knowing that all Sheridan Baby designs are crafted for quality, safety and comfort.

our top 5 tips for a sleep safe nursery

  • Choose a safe cot that meets Australian safety standards
  • Use a clean, firm and flat mattress
  • Tuck sheets and blankets in firmly around baby (or use a safe sleeping bag)
  • Keep your cot clear of pillows, doonas, soft toys and bumpers
  • Avoid mobiles above the cot

For the full list of safe sleep recommendations and more information on safe sleep please visit Red Nose.


Rohbee Robe in White

These beautiful Hamman style hooded robes are available in a variety of colours. Lightweight and absorbent, they are perfect for wrapping up your little one after swims or bath time.


This learn and play mat is crafted from 100% cotton. Beautifully hand painted in the Sheridan Design Studio, this mat can be moved from room to room for ultimate practicality.

Hadleigh Canvas Storage

This design is a practical and portable nursery piece, complete with carry handles for travel. The timeless print has been hand-painted in the Sheridan Design Studio.

Pembrooke Blanket IN MARLE

Made from this softest 100% cotton yarns, this multi-purpose baby blanket is cosy yet breathable. A perfect heirloom piece.


100% cotton, light weight and ultra-absorbent. Rendered in soft towelling applique and embroidery for ultimate luxury.

Sebastian Plush Toy

A perfect gift and addition to any nursery, Sebastian is luxuriously soft and cuddly and his neutral tones will compliment any space. 


With an intricate geometric quilted design, this blanket is a versatile piece that is perfect as a play mat for tummy time, a cosy blanket for story time or as a soft bedcover for toddlers.

Portah Storage Baskets

Both practical and beautiful, this set of rattan stacking storage baskets will help keep your nursery essentials organised.

Organic Olly Fitted Sheet

This luxuriously soft sheet is made from 100% organic cotton, and will help your little one have a comfortable night’s sleep.

Styling: Madeline McFarlane
Photography: Francoise Baudet

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