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Getting the baby's room ready is at the top of the list when there's a baby on the way. In this post, we'll talk abut everything you need to set up a nursery that's beautiful and functional.
Whether you are setting up a nursery in a spare bedroom or in the master bedroom itself, the nursery needs to be relaxing, peaceful and efficient. You'll need a nursery layout and essential nursery items that will help you take care of baby's needs.
Regardless of where you are setting up the baby's room, the space should reflect baby's needs and focused around three key areas-sleeping, changing and feeding the baby.
Here, you'll find everything you need to set up a nursery that both baby and mom will find comfortable.
what you need to set up A NURSERY THAT'S FUNCTIONAL and beautiful
A crib is one of the key nursery furniture items you'll need to set up the nursery. There are cribs at practically every price point and style. The most important thing to consider is crib safety, but you'll also want to think about other crib features such as if the crib is convertible and can grow with the baby.
2. CRIB MATTRESS
The next item when setting up a nursery is to choose a crib mattress. Keep in mind that baby will sleep on the mattress for up to 17 hours a day, initially. So look for a crib mattress that's safe, comfortable and durable. We love this mattress and this one.
3. NURSERY CHAIR
Creating a nursing nook in the nursery gives you a peaceful and comfortable place for feeding, snuggling and story time. A nursery chair such as a rocker or a glider, makes sitting with baby for extended periods of time less stressful on the body. Here are our favorite nursery chairs.
4. OTTOMAN /FOOTSTOOL
No nursing nook is complete without an ottoman or footstool for leg support.
5. SIDE TABLE
Finally, make sure to add a side table to the nursing nook. You'll appreciate having a place to keep your water bottle, phone and other knick-knacks while you feed and comfort the baby.
6. NURSERY DRESSER
You need a place to change baby and bringing in a dresser is always our preference over a changing table. A nursery dresser offers plenty of space to store diapering essentials and baby's clothing. The baby can use the dresser for years to come as well. Here are our favorite nursery dressers.
7. SOUND MACHINE
Bring in a sound machine like this one to muffle noises and to soothe baby to sleep.
8. DIAPER PAIL
A diaper pail is a nursery essential that ensures the nursery keeps smelling fresh. This awesome diaper pail locks in the odors of dirty diapers until it's time to empty the pail.
9. BABY MONITOR
Keep a watchful eye on your little one, no matter where you are in your home by getting a baby monitor like this one.
Place a clothes hamper near the nursery dresser to collect baby's dirty clothes and keep the nursery tidy.
11. nursery STORAGe
When setting up the nursery, incorporate nursery storage solutions so the baby's room can stay organized. Bring in a few storage baskets and totes for blankets, toys and books. Add some wall shelves to create a book nook. Read this post on the best nursery organization hacks to find out how you can keep the baby's room clutter free and organized.
Last Updated on November 15, 2021 by Tira Attygalla