Red Nose Day – Nursery Advice from our Favourite Experts

Minty Magazine - 5 Must Do's for a Sleep Safe Nursery
Our sleep safe nursery features the 100% GOTS certified organic Olly Fitted Cot Sheet alongside the Calley Learn and Play Mat and Eliot the Elephant.

Current statistics tell us that in Australia, nine children die suddenly and unexpectedly every day. It’s a horrifying reality, and as a new parent or carer, it can be incredibly hard to remove these thoughts throughout pregnancy and when caring for a newborn.

Red Nose Australia was founded in 1977 by a group of bereaved parents determined to prevent the devastating impact of losing a child. The tireless fundraising efforts by Red Nose has seen an incredible 85% decrease in SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), and has played a significant role in educating the community on the importance of a safe sleeping environment.

In partnership with David Jones, we created our own safe sleep nursery featuring their extensive Sheridan Baby collection. As the official bed linen partner of Red Nose, the Sheridan Baby range is the perfect place to look if you are creating or updating your nursery. All Sheridan Baby designs are crafted for quality, safety and comfort so you can be sure your little ones are in good hands! You can see the full reveal here.

Minty Magazine - 5 Must Do's for a Sleep Safe Nursery
We also chose the Portah Storage Baskets and the Pembrooke Cot Blanket in Marl and Snow to accessorise our sleep safe nursery.

To mark Red Nose Day 2019, we asked some of our favourite interior designers and stylists for their tips on creating a beautiful, sleep safe nursery.

"When it comes to designing a nursery in conjunction with safe sleeping guidelines, less is always more. Rather than layering up the cot, keep it simple. Add a beautiful fitted sheet and a breathable blanket and utilise sleeping bags. Decorative cushions and toys look gorgeous in a cot but always ensure they are removed before putting baby down."
"As a mother of three healthy children I find it mind boggling and heart breaking to think that nine children die every day in Australia from SIDS. So when designing nurseries I have a duty to always have SIDS safe sleep practices at the forefront of my mind. There are many SIDS safety guidelines for setting up a nursery but the two I always stress to clients is that the cot and change table needs to meet the Australia Safety standards and that wall heaters or heating vents are well away from the cot to prevent overheating."
"We all get excited when we fall pregnant and one of the first things we want to do is decorate the cot and make it beautiful. Choose a patterned sheet and a soft 100% cotton forever blanket and that is all you need. The beauty is in the sleeping baby."
"Even though I love to layer wraps, blankets and cushions in my photoshoots, I always store them in a handy basket next to Daisy's cot, before laying her to sleep."

Through world-class research, lifesaving education and vital bereavement support services, Red Nose are working tirelessly to stop little lives being cut short and to provide essential support to those in need. Today, you can help them by popping on your Red Nose and donating to this important cause that is close to so many of our hearts.

Head to for information on where you can purchase a Red Nose, or make a donation.

Sheridan Baby – official bed linen partner of Red Nose

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.

Portah Storage Baskets

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


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.


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.

Pembrooke Blanket IN MARLE

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

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.


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

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.

ELIOTT Plush Toy

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

Styling: Madeline McFarlane
Photography: Francoise Baudet

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