Must-Have Nursery Accessories!
Designing the nursery can be both one of the most fun parts of expecting and one that makes you want to tear your hair out. How do you know you’re getting the best quality baby gear? Are you going to be able to stay on budget? These recommendations cover all of your essentials so you can stop worrying.
Cribs – Start with the crib and let the rest of the room come into place. Wherever you live, cribs typically come with a lot of safety standards, so you can be safe shopping around. It doesn’t hurt to read product reviews or to double check a Recall Finder before you make a purchase. Hudson Cribs come highly recommended while the IKEA Gulliver Crib is sturdy and reliable at a budget price.
Bassinets – When your newborn baby is up screaming late at night, you’re going to wish you’d prepared with a bassinet. Bassinets are made for rocking babies to sleep or giving them a place to nap under your watchful eye in the living room. They’re easy to move from room to room so you can go on with your daily chores (or watching TV on mute) when it’s time for the little one to catch some shut-eye. Check out the most popular bassinets to find a variety of styles and patterns. For a traditional look, the Crompton 2-in-1 bassinet is a great bet, while a more modern, portable option might be Baby Delight’s Snuggle Nest Surround Side Crib.
Blackout Curtains – Speaking of nap time, dark shades or blackout curtains are going to be your saviour when the sun is bright but it’s time to put the little one to bed. On those long summer evenings, you’re going to need to be able to block out bright sunlight.
Storage – If you’re getting ready for the new joy in your life, you already know that raising a newborn takes a lot of stuff. It’s not just a dresser for clothes that they are constantly going to be growing out of, you’re also going to want a place where you can stash those diapers and other gear, and don’t forget about the toys. The South Shore Cotton Candy armoire offers a lot of large spaces for things like diapers, which a typical dresser won’t give you.
Monitor – Baby monitors are going to become your new best friend. You’ll carry them around religiously, or else you’re going to want one in every room so that you always know that everything is fine. A good monitor gives you peace of mind of mind. These days you can get full video as well as sound and connect it to your smartphone, so you’re never without it. The Infant Optics DXR offers all the features you should expect from a modern baby monitor.
With these products in your nursery, you should be set. The early years are stressful enough. Make sure you have lots of space, a safe crib, a fashionable bassinet, storage where you can keep all the baby gear you have out of sight, and a top-of-the-line monitor to make it as easy as possible.
What are some baby must-haves for you?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.