Nursery Trend: Space and the planets

We've scoped out the latest space trend to bring you our top picks for little pocket rockets | Mum's Grapevine

Gazing at the stars is a magical feeling, one that fills mini space cadets with wonder and excitement. And no matter how old you are, nothing beats staring at the sky to see a shooting star dance across the darkness.

We’ve been busy scoping out the latest space trend. So if you know a cosmos-crazed sprog or are looking to turn babe’s nursery into a starry delight, then we have everything you need.

Here are our top picks for pint-sized astronauts.

Written in the stars

Constellations wall art from Lucy Darling

Constellations Print $19.99: Hang this print near where your nipper lay their head and they’ll learn the constellations as they drift off to sleep.


A space exploration

wooden rocket by Have A Nice Day

Friday the Rocket $45: A gorgeous gift and perfect play toy. This wooden toy rocket is as transfixing as it is timeless.


Play with the stars

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

How To Catch A Star ($14.99): From the best-selling author of ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ comes the lovable story of a boy who loved the stars so much he wanted one of his very own. Read all about how he tries to make friends with the things in the sky.


Life in orbit

Outer Space Wall Decal $49.03: Bring the galaxy from far, far away into their bedroom with a cosmos wall decal. It’s a brilliant backdrop for storytelling and role play too.


Planet puzzle

Tin space puzzle by Petit Collage

Canister Puzzle ($24.95): If puzzles are their thing, look no further. The space puzzle packs away into a handy canister so your travelling tyke can take it everywhere you go.


Blast off

Coloured rocket wall hooks

Space Rocket Wall Hook $26.63: Blast off! These rocket hooks are a creative and fun way to ensure clothes and bags stay off the floor.


Shades of the solar system

Playpa Space

Playpa $22.95: Explore space and colour as you travel through the solar system. The paper roll of planets and rockets is ideal entertainment for keeping your mini-me busy.


Perfect little planets

Crochet space mobile for the nursery by Hey Billie Hey

Baby Mobile ($81.81): A seriously awesome addition to the nursery,  take your sweet bundle to the moon and back with this cute crochet mobile of the planets.


Night night, Neptune

Snurk astronaut quilt set

Snurk Quilt Set (from $159.99): Let their imaginations (and dreams!) run wild with Buzz Lightyear style astronaut bedding.


Spaced out

Space Out long sleeve top by Halcyon Nights
Long Sleeve Tee ($30): For tiny tots wanting to travel through space. The adorable Space Out range from Halcyon Nights has everything from bodysuits, leggings and bibs.


Teething are go

Wooden rocket baby teether by Loullou

Rocket Teether ($46): The teething countdown is on! When those mini munchers come through give bubba a wooden teething rocket to gnaw on.


Dinnertime has landed

DOIY space dinner set

Space Dinner Set ($49.95): If you struggle to keep them still at dinner time, turn the table into outer space. Complete with rocket cutlery and plant cups, of course.


Solar organisation

Solar system coat hooks, Suck UK

Solar System Coat Hooks ($89.95): Mars, Pluto, Neptune – the gangs all here. Give each family member a designated planet to hang their coats on and it may just change their ways.


To infinity and beyond!

Jetpack Backpack, Suck UK

Jetpack Backpack ($64.99): Lift off! Turn space dreams into reality with the coolest backpack we’ve ever seen. Complete with ‘activation buttons’ and rocket blasters, the kids will be out the door at the speed of light.


Food from another planet

Space sandwich cutters

Sandwich Cutters ($14.95): These quirky cutters make playing with food just as much fun for you as it is for them. Yum!


Earth eraser

Planet Erasers, Suck UK

Solar System Erasers ($24.95): The universe is literally at their fingertips with this funky pack of planet erasers.