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Baby Girl Nursery: The Essential Guide
Updated on
December 6, 2023

Baby Girl Nursery: The Essential Guide

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Here's everything you need to furnish and decorate your baby girl's room.Baby Girl Nursery: The Essential Guide

The urge to nest is real. If you find yourself folding (and re-folding) baby clothes or reorganizing the pantry 10 times, then it’s official—you’re in nesting mode. It’s the best time to go through your nursery checklist to make sure you have everything you want in your baby girl’s nursery.

We’ve compiled this nursery checklist for your baby registry filled with some of our favorite picks to help you complete your baby’s new room.


Crib: Choose a crib with modern lines in a clean, classic style so it won’t look outdated as your baby girl’s room turns into a kid’s room. The Scoot Crib converts to a toddler bed and a daybed, plus it’s Greenguard Certified, which means it’s been screened for 360 VOCs and 10,000+ chemicals.

babyletto Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Bed Conversion Kit - White


Rocking Chair or Glider: You’re about to spend more time rocking than you ever thought possible. Pick a chair that suits your style and is comfy enough to log lots of hours in. This rocking chair is a longtime favorite for its versatility: rock in it and use it for bedtime reading.

Nursery Works Sleepytime Rocker - Pu Tan Leather/Walnut Legs


Bookcase: Corral your baby’s already growing collection of books and stuffed animals on a shelf that keeps things within reach and can be still be used when they’re older.

babyletto Hudson Cubby Bookcase - Washed Natural


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Changing Table: Any piece of nursery furniture that performs double duty and lasts well into the toddler years is an investment well made. Changing tables are no exception. Find one that’s a hybrid dresser, like this one. The changing table top comes off so it can be in their bedroom forever.

Delta Children Ava 3 Drawer Dresser with Changing Top - White


Changing Pad: Safety straps and contoured sides are key to keeping baby—especially extra squirmy ones—in place during diapering. This one features a removable waterproof cover (that’s machine washable) and has a non-skid bottom so your little one will be secure on any changing table.

Jool Baby Contoured Changing Pad with Cover - White Pebble


Crib Mattress: Your baby’s sleeping needs will change as they grow. Find a mattress that will work well into the toddler years to make this registry pick count. This organic cotton option has an extra-firm side for babies on their backs, and a softer side for the tossing-and-turning toddler years.

Naturepedic Organic Classic Lightweight 2-Stage Baby Crib & Toddler Mattress


Linens & Bedding

Crib Sheets: There are endless options in fun prints for baby bedding, and these cotton and bamboo ones are soft, durable and sustainable.

Loulou Lollipop Cotton & Bamboo Fitted Crib Sheet - Llama


Blanket: Though your baby won’t sleep with a blanket until after their first year, you’ll use this for tummy time, cuddling on the couch and a slew of other situations when another layer is needed. The cotton-muslin quilt is a soft surface to use any time.

Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Original Quilt - Prickle Pots


Rug: Soft and washable should be the top two things you consider when shopping for a nursery rug. The ABC Rug from Lorena Canals is cozy underfoot and can be tossed in the washing machine when it needs to be cleaned.

Lorena Canals Round ABC Washable Rug - Vintage Blush Natural, 5' Round


Comfort & Safety

Sound Machine (and more!): To raise a good sleeper, you need lots of patience and luck. And a good sound machine helps, too! Choose one that you can control from outside the nursery, like this one from Hatch Baby. It also provides a soft light for nighttime nursing and helps encourage solid sleep routines into the toddler years.

Hatch Rest+ 2nd Gen


Humidifier: A humidifier in the nursery helps keep your baby’s skin from getting too dry, eases cold symptoms and bonus—helps baby sleep better. The one is feature-packed: it runs for up to 24 hours, has an automatic shut-off and is super quiet.

Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier - 1 Gallon - White/Blue


Monitor: Baby monitor options can have as many—or as few—features as you’d like. This one lets you monitor baby from either the parent unit or through your phone.

Motorola PIP 1510 Connect 5" 1080p Remote Pan/Tilt Video Baby Monitor - 1 Camera


Decor & Accessories

Artwork: Elevate your picks for baby’s wall and invest in pieces that’ll take your baby into their older years.

You Are Magic Wall Art by Jessica Prout


Mobile: Mobiles function as a sweet piece to sleep under, but can double as a piece of art in the nursery, too. This mobile (which also works as a ceiling hanging) featuring brass butterflies has just the right amount of shimmer for slumber time.

Crane Baby Butterfly Brass Finish Ceiling Hanging


Personalized Pieces: Whether you’re making a decision on a name once they arrive, or you’ve calling them by name since they were the size of a Hershey’s Kiss, a personalized component makes baby’s imminent arrival feel real. We love these milestone blankets for monthly photo shoots and as a sweet keepsake to have as they grow.

ABundleofTinyTulips Baby Girl Milestone Blanket

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