Not to put more fear into your heart, but getting a baby nursery right can be overwhelming. That is why we thought we’d list 10 of the essentials to get you going, plus include some design examples to inspire you – you know, in case baby bottles and dirty diapers are part of your future.
So, what are regarded as essential for a new nursery?
Crib or bassinet: Whatever style and budget you have for your baby’s sleeping spot, ensure it is sturdy and made of quality materials.
Bedding: While crucial for your baby’s comfort, shopping for bedding can also be fun since there’s a wealth of varieties to consider, such as crib sheets, pillows, blankets, bumper pads, and more.
Changing table: It’s great that these are available in many different sizes and designs, some even with shelving for organising diapers, wipes, ointments, etc.
Storage baskets: Trust us when we say these are going to come in much handier (for blankets, burp cloths, toys… ) than a pretty piece of décor next to baby’s crib.
Dresser: Since babies go through several changes of clothing a day, an organised dresser will be an essential piece of nursery furniture.
Mobile: It soothes them to sleep and entertains them when they’re awake. Some crib sets even have matching mobiles in case you don’t feel like buying some separately.
Rocking chair: That rocking motion does wonders for baby’s mood (and sleep schedule), plus you have a comfy spot to breastfeed.
Clothes hamper: Just like baby’s dresser, a clothes hamper will be a blessing to help keep that nursery neat and clean.
Baby monitor: Audio-only baby monitors are adequate for many parents, yet some prefer video monitors as well to keep an eye on their little one(s), day or night.
Night light: As there are bound to be many late-night visits to the nursery, choose a soft night light instead of a bright overhead fixture to disturb baby’s sleep as little as possible.
Now, let’s be inspired by top-notch nursery designs by some of our best professional Interior Designers and Decorators…
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