As we all settle into 2018, many parents or parents-to-be are busy nesting, redesigning rooms or prepping for their new arrival. Picture: Instagram
Pinterest recently revealed their list of the top parenting and children's trends to try in 2018 based on more than 200 billion ideas on the platform. 

'MOD' NURSERIES 

The days of 'baby-ish' furniture are over, with data showing an 85 percent increase in saves for 'mature' and 'modern' nurseries.

Instead of character print bedding, parents are choosing more contemporary decor for their kids including monochrome themed furniture, chic boho looks and pastel colour palettes.
This is reflected in snaps posted by influencer and celebrity mothers including Bec Judd, Sophie Cachia and Rozalia Russian. 

Rozalia opted for a 'cute little safari styled nursery' and used 'shades of soft blue, grey and white'.

Rozalia Russian opted for a 'cute little safari styled nursery' and used 'shades of soft blue, grey and white'.
TOYS FROM TREES

Colourful plastic toys are no longer as popular, with parents favouring wooden options instead. Wooden toys have increased by a staggering 173 percent in the past 12 months.

NEXT-LEVEL NESTING 

Instead of simply thinking of name options, preparing a nursery and packing a hospital bag, parents are now taking their baby prep to a whole new level. 

Pre-baby bucket lists and vision boards are the new big trend and saves for 'baby prep' have risen by 207 percent in the past 12 months. 
Parents are also preparing three weeks worth of freezer meals ahead of time, writing detailed hospital bag checklists, checklists for each trimester and preparing charts that detail the baby's age.

Colourful plastic toys are no longer as popular, with parents favouring wooden options instead.

POM POMS 

Pom poms are the accessory of the year, with pom pom decor up by a huge 444 percent. 
Pom pom rugs and mobiles are the top trends, with many parents sharing DIY versions online.

Pom poms are the accessory of the year, with saves for pom pom decor up by a huge 444 percent.

WEIGHTED BLANKETS 

These blankets are known for their calming, sleep-inducing 'super powers' and saves for them are up by 259 percent this year. 

In fact, according to Nana's Weighted Blankets, they are "one of the most effective tools for helping those difficult to calm down, high energy sensory kids". 
"The therapeutic use of weight and "deep pressure" to the muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments allows the central nervous system to better interpret and integrate both tactile (sense of touch) and proprioceptive (sense of movement, body position, and pressure) input,' she wrote.

PERMA-FORTS 

While forts were once put up during playtime and for special occasions, parents are now erecting forts as part of the fulltime furniture. 
Notable forts include those created underneath raised beds, ones covered in twinkling fairy lights, teepee style designs and dreamy see-through creations.

TINY TRACKERS

With saves for 'baby tracker' up 58 percent, parents are searching and saving for everything from helpful apps to cheat sheets to track their baby's mini moments to big milestones. 

REMOVAL WALL ART 

Saves for wall decals are up by 219 percent with removal wall art a favourite of stylish parents around the world. 
Popular designs range from chic silhouettes and hand carved wooden creations to tree shapes and pastel stars. 
Saves for wall decals are up by 219 percent with removal wall art a favourite of stylish parents around the world.
MUM JEWELLERY

Teething necklaces are a favourite of mums around the world, with saves for the term up by 146 percent. 

Teething jewellery and silicone jewellery look and feel like the real deal but double as a teething ring or safe chew toy for adventurous bubs. Should bub place the *necklace in their mouth whilst you are holding them (and as mums we know that babies are inquisitive and love to taste anything they can get their hands on), you can rest assured that the silicone will be soft on their gums, and contains no nasties.

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