Baby Girl Nursery Ideas & Guide

Baby Girl Nursery: The Essential Guide

April 24, 2018

Baby Girl Nursery: The Essential Guide

Everything you need to furnish and decorate your baby room. Get baby room ideas, must-have baby furniture, and see what crib bedding you need. 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 girl’s new room.

Furniture

Crib: Choose a crib with modern lines in a clean, classic style so it won’t look outdated as your baby girl’s room turns into a kid’s room.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 Crib

$349.00

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 plush rocking chair is a longtime favorite for its versatility: rock in it, kick your feet up in it and use it for bedtime reading.

Pottery Barn Kids Wingback Convertible Rocker & Ottoman

$539.99 - 1,299

Bookcase: Corral your baby’s already growing collection of books and stuffed animals on a shelf that keeps things within reach and can be secured to the wall. Two thumbs up for this Scandinavian-inspired design that achieves high style at a budget-friendly price.

Novogratz Addison 3-Shelf Bookcase

$99.00

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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 from Babyletto. The changing table top comes off so it can be in their bedroom forever.

Babyletto Gelato 3-Drawer Changing Table/Dresser

$299.00

Changing Pad: Safety straps and contoured sides are key to keeping baby—especially extra squirmy ones—in place during diapering. This waterproof workhorse from Summer Infant has a non-skid bottom so your little one will be secure on any changing table.

Summer 2-Sided Changing Pad

$19.88

Crib Mattress: Your baby’s sleeping needs will change as she grows. 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 Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

$289.00

Linens & Bedding

Crib Sheets: There are endless options in fun prints for baby bedding, but cotton sheets are the easiest to clean and the softest to sleep on. This bright floral print is the perfect pop of color for baby girl’s bedroom.

Cloud Island Floral Cloud Island Fitted Crib Sheet

$9.99

Blanket: Though your baby won’t sleep with a blanket until after their first year, you’ll use these for tummy time, cuddling on the couch and a slew of other situations when another layer is needed. The Muslin Dream Blanket is a plush surface to use any time baby needs to rest their head.

Aden + Anais Classic Dream Blanket

$40.00

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

$199.99

Crib Skirt: There’s no need to change out a crib skirt as often as your sheets, so choose one that will work with a variety of bedding. A pretty pink ombre ruffle is sweet without being over the top.

Cloud Island Crib Skirt Ruffle

$24.99

Comfort & Safety

Sound Machine & Night Light: 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 Sound Machine, Night Light & Time-to-Rise

$59.99

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 MistAire is feature-packed: it runs for up to 16 hours, has an automatic shut-off and includes an optional night light.

Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

$39.99

Monitor: Baby monitor options can have as many—or as few—features as you’d like. If you’re always in the next room from a sleeping baby, this interference-free audio monitor has a talkback function, temperature sensor and, since it requires no outside connections, it travels easily, too.

Philips Avent DECT Temperature Sensor and ECO Mode Audio Baby Monitor SCD 730/86

$75.00

Decor & Accessories

Artwork: Elevate your picks for baby’s wall and invest in pieces that’ll take your baby into their older years, like this Banana Bike Seat print from Minted. It’s the bike she’ll dream about until she’d old enough to ride one.

Minted Wall Art: Banana Bike Seat

$80.00-178.00

Mobile: Mobiles function as a sweet piece to sleep under, but can double as a piece of art in the nursery, too. This mobile featuring gold leather stars has just the right amount of shimmer for slumber time.

Crate and Kids Luxe Star and Cloud Mobile

$105.00

Personalized Pieces: Whether you’re making a decision on a name once she arrives, or she’s been called by her name since she was the size of a grape, 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 she grows.

ABundleofTinyTulips Baby Girl Milestone Blanket

When you’re putting together your baby’s nursery, it’s hard to imagine limiting yourself to one or two stores. We feel the same way about baby registries. That’s why with Babylist, you can register for any item from any store (including everything on this nursery checklist!) and have it all live in one beautiful list to share with your friends and family. Start your Babylist registry today.

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