Baby Boy Nursery Ideas & Guide
Baby Boy Nursery: The Essential Guide
March 31, 2021

Baby Boy Nursery: The Essential Guide

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Everything you need to furnish and decorate your baby boy's room. Get baby room ideas, must-have baby furniture, and see what crib bedding you need.  Baby Boy Nursery: The Essential Guide

Preparing your home for your little one’s arrival can feel like a daunting task without a little help along the way. This nursery checklist tailored specifically to baby boys will help you get off to a great start.

Here are a few of our favorite picks including the key items to add to your baby registry to ensure sweet slumber for your baby boy.

Furniture

CRIB
Babyletto ups the crib game by making their cribs from eco-friendly, non-toxic materials. Choose a crib that will grow with your baby through all their stages: from newborn to toddler. The Lolly Convertible Crib is a favorite for its clean lines and sophisticated approach to a baby bed.

ROCKING CHAIR or GLIDER
Chairs have come a long way since the hard-backed wooden rockers of yesteryear. Find a glider that suits your style and can sway with the gentlest motion—and that would look as good in the living room as it would in the nursery, like this upholstered armchair from Delta Children.

BOOKSHELF
A great bookcase needs to be versatile enough to change with your child’s interests, while being slick enough to last through the teenage years. A cube-style bookcase has the perfect dimensions for corralling everything from baby books to toys.

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CHANGING TABLE
Changing tables can take up lots of space in a nursery. Choose a dual-purpose table to give baby a little more play space. The Emerson Dresser has a removable topper so it’ll last longer than the diaper stage (which does eventually end!).

CHANGING PAD
Your little guy may let out the occasional squirt during diapering, so why bother with endless cover changes? The beauty of this Skip Hop pad is that it simply wipes clean—one less thing you need to worry about laundering.

CRIB MATTRESS
Your baby’s sleep habits will change quicker than you can say, “Night, night!” Pick a two-sided mattress like this one from Lullaby Earth, which had a hard side for baby on their back and a softer side for when once they’re a bigger kid. And since it ways just seven pounds, sheet changing is a cinch.

Linens & Bedding

CRIB SHEETS
For bedding that works all year long, opt for pure cotton styles that wash easily and are super soft, like this muslin one.

QUILT
Your baby’s first quilt isn’t something they’ll initially cuddle under. The more colorful the better, especially for tummy time.

RUG
The right nursery rug doubles as a play surface later on, so choose one that’s washable and super plush. This Lorena Canals Cloud rug creates a cozy, dreamy atmosphere.

Comfort & Safety

SOUND MACHINE
Raising a good sleeper is one part effort and one part luck. But if you want luck on your side, invest in a quality sound machine that you can set and forget. Choose from 10 soothing sounds with this one, ideal for anytime your babe needs to unwind.

HUMIDIFIER
The humble humidifier does so much in a nursery, from keeping baby’s skin supple to helping battle any colds on the horizon. Look for one that’s quiet and under the radar, like the simple design of Crane’s popular drop models.

BABY MONITOR
Your new favorite bingeworthy show isn’t on Netflix once you invest in a video monitor. It’s a great way to keep an eye on how baby goes down to sleep, and if they’re making any sneaky maneuvers as the get bigger. This one lets you pan around the room, zoom in and even talk to your baby if they need to hear your voice.

Decor & Accessories

PERSONALIZED GEAR
The hands-down classic first baby toy is the rainbow stacker. This one is handcrafted from teething-safe wood and is destined to be an heirloom favorite with your little one’s name carved on the front.

ARTWORK
Don’t limit yourself to baby prints and posters to enliven your child’s nursery. Think outside the box with quirky hangings that will grow with them.

MOBILE
Mobiles have come a long way, baby. Gone are the cheesy melodies and kitschy designs. You can now suspend a true work of art over your baby while they slumber, like this hand-felted piece.

STORAGE
Once your little one starts to grow, they’ll know exactly where the toys are, so find some softer storage that’s hinge-free. We love 3 Sprouts Toy Chests because they’re cute, collapsible and will keep everything contained.

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