10 Pieces to Help You Build Your Dream Nursery (+1 Bonus!)

10 Pieces to Help You Build Your Dream Nursery (+1 Bonus!)

August 26, 2019

10 Pieces to Help You Build Your Dream Nursery (+1 Bonus!)

10 Pieces to Help You Build Your Dream Nursery (+1 Bonus!)
10 Pieces to Help You Build Your Dream Nursery (+1 Bonus!)

Your nursery isn’t only a place for diaper changes and nap time. It’s a cozy spot for you and baby to create memories together.

If you’re wondering where to start, consider these 10 nursery items your building blocks. They’ll give you a place for baby to sleep, get changed, play and chill out. Neutral—they’ll work with any gender and go with most types of decor—they’re also functional and will last, whether you need them for another baby or to use for years to come. Extra bonus? There’s one item on the list that will help you build that perfect nursery, if you need a little assistance.

Store all of baby’s clothes, diapers and accessories in this charming double dresser. Secure a changing pad on top for a sturdy place for diaper and wardrobe swaps (no need to buy a separate changing table). The drawers slide smoothly and quietly; you’ll be able to put clean laundry away while baby sleeps. The bonus: This transitional dresser can stay with your babe for a decade or longer. Once you remove the changing pad, it’s a dresser for any age.

Sleep is a premium for both parents and baby. Choose a comfy, safe yet stylish place for your little one to rest their head. This crib is made from poplar wood with a wire-brushed finish, with a traditional design that’s easy to pair with other furniture. The convertible crib also grows with baby—it converts into a toddler and full-size bed, so you’ll have it for years.

Your time with baby is precious, and this extra comfy glider gives you a spot to snuggle, feed and read stories to baby. The chair’s 360-degree swivel gives you the freedom to move while you rock baby or play in the nursery.

Help comfort and soothe baby to sleep. This musical mobile with twirling foxes and owls is a gift that keeps on giving. It plays familiar lullabies for 20 minutes, so no need to step back into the nursery to turn it off. As the animals spin, baby is entertained while drifting off to sleep.

This enchanting bookshelf can host a world of stories. The decorative fluted columns offer a classic style with plenty of personality. Arrange books at levels both you and baby can grab, with a higher surface for displaying keepsakes, photos and indoor plants.

Bring playful energy to your space with this adorable animal wall art. Personalize the piece with your baby’s name for above the crib or changing table. As baby grows, you can teach them animal sounds, names and letters.

Keep the nursery fresh whether you use disposable diapers or the cloth variety. The rubber seal locks in odors, so playtime and bedtime are never compromised. There’s even a childproof safety lock so your little one can’t get into the pail. No need to buy special refills—this sleek design fits standard trash bags and is easy to load and empty.

Whether you need extra space for bedding or toys, this chest keeps the nursery organized. The safety-hinged lid makes clean up easy without worrying about pinching little fingers. The sleek finish wipes down easily and stays in great shape for many years of playtime. Personalize the chest with your baby’s name for an extra special touch.

This all-in-one sound machine and nightlight is a parenting game-changer. You’ll have enough light to see your way to the crib or change a diaper in the middle of the night. It muffles noise and helps soothe your little sleeper. The best part: you can control each setting from your smartphone—you can even cue the wave sounds to play before you even enter the nursery to put baby down.

With a baby comes more loads of laundry, so why not make that chore more fun by adding a cute, stylish hamper to your baby’s nursery? This one is tall and deep to hold lots of clothes, swaddles and more, and the sturdy handles make it easy to tote on laundry day.

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