There are few things more exciting than setting up your new baby’s nursery. From choosing super cute décor and wall art to paint colors and adorable clothes, planning your baby’s nursery is something most new parents look forward to. Just like choosing a baby name, so we have created a nursery checklist for you to use.
But it can also be overwhelming knowing exactly what essential baby items you need when setting up a nursery. Afterall, you don’t want to bring your new baby home to your beautiful new nursery, only to realize you forgot to buy crib sheets.
That’s why we put together this handy setting up a nursery checklist, so you don’t have to stress about missing any essential baby nursery items.
What items do you need in a nursery?
Firstly, no nursery would be complete without adorable wall art like this FREE printable nursery wall art quote:
>> To get your FREE Printable – scroll down to the circular image at the end of this article <<
Alternatively, why not buy all three in this gorgeous nursery wall art bundle here!
Nursery wall art: Set of three
Nursery wall art can make such a different to the comfort and effect of that nursery wall; helping to welcome and encourage anyone within the room. Anything that makes new mums and dads a little more relaxed and comfortable looking after their bundle of joy – can do wonders!
But super cute, nursery décor and new baby quotes aside, you’ll also need nursery items such as baby furniture and baby bedding. Not only will these make caring for your baby easier, but also safer.
So, to help you work out exactly what items you need, we have broken down the items you need into two categories: essential baby nursery items and nice to have baby nursery items.
Baby Nursery Essentials
Below is our list of must have nursery essentials:
Without a doubt, the most important part of setting up your nursery is providing a safe place for your newborn baby to sleep. When buying your items ensure that they meet current safety standards and that they are in a good, clean condition.
- Crib mattress (Firm, flat mattress fit snugly in the crib)
- Fitted waterproof mattress (to protect your crib mattress from diaper leaks and blowouts)
- Fitted crib sheets (consider buying 2 to 4 sets so you always have a spare)
- Crib blankets or baby swaddle or sleep sack
A new baby will feed frequently through the day and night, so ensure your nursery is set up to help make this easier for you.
- Comfortable chair (ideally a rocking chair or glider)
- Lamp with dimmer
Not only will a changing station help make changing your baby’s diaper easier, but it also provides a safe and clean environment for diapering your baby.
- Diaper change table (or change mat for dresser change table topper)
- Change mat
When it comes to your baby, you will want to ensure they are safe. We recommend using a baby monitor so you can keep a watchful eye on your baby even when you are not in the room.
- Baby monitor (audio, visual, or both)
When it comes to babies you will have a lot of baby gear. From diapers to clothes to toys, you will need to have adequate storage to keep it all in.
- Dresser (or storage for baby clothes)
- Storage basket or bin
Optional Baby Nursery Items
Although the below items are not essential, you may want to consider including some or all of these in your nursery.
- Bassinet or cradle (with 2 – 4 fitted sheets)
- Block out blinds or curtains
- Crib bedding set
- Room thermometer (perfect for knowing how warm to dress your baby at night)
- White noise machine
- Nightstand / Side table
- Cushion for rocking chair
- Diaper caddy
- Diaper disposal bin
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Baby gate
- Outlet covers
- Cabinet/draw locks
For Storage / Decoration
- Closet organizer / Storage bins
- Toy storage bin
- Bookcase or shelving
- Wall art
- Crib Mobile
- Easy to clean rug
- Baby swing or bouncer
We hope that this has been helpful to you.
Now you just need the nursery wall art printable, right? So here you go.
<< Just click on the circular image below and the free one is yours >>
If you want the three of them together (as per the other image below) – then click on that one, and you can buy all three of them in the shop for only £8.95! That’s the nursery wall art sorted for you right there – just get the A4 frames you need to go with them in the right design for the rest of the room.
Here are all three of them – pop to the shop to check them out by clicking on the image, or visiting the product directly here.
If you need any other resources around planning for your baby, do check out some of the articles on the site too.
There are also some great resources outside the web, so do take a look.
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