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5 newborn baby nursery essentials
Designing your baby’s nursery is one of the most exciting parts of the pregnancy process. And from picking out a colour palette to finding the most adorable baby blanket, preparing the perfect sanctuary turns the thought of your forthcoming new friend into a reality.
It’s easy to get swept up in the emotion and fun of creating the nursery – but the last thing you want to do is to bring your newborn home and be without an essential. So you’ve ticked the obvious cot and the change table off your list, but we’ve rounded up five other things your newborn baby’s nursery must have, so it’s as practical as it is beautiful.
#1 A change table caddy
All parents know that nappy changing feels constant when you have a newborn. So the best thing to do? Be prepared. Turn your change table into a well-oiled machine with a change table caddy. These caddys can be found at most baby stores and are handy organisers that hang off your change table and hold all your nappy changing essentials – including a stock of ready-to-grab nappies – so you can easily juggle wipes, barrier cream and bub!
beautyheaven loves these caddy essentials: Natralus My Little one Happy Bottom Nappy Barrier Cream, QV Baby Barrier Cream, Baby U Dry Wipes and WaterWipes.
#2 Baby bedding
Baby bedding is an essential (because you are always going to need a clean set on hand) but it’s one of the fun essentials. You get to cast your creative eye over cute patterns and designs and pick out one that is perfect for your nursery.
And as for the type of bedding you should buy? Experts recommend cotton as the best kind of linen for a baby’s bed. It’s breathable, which is necessary because newborn bubs can’t regulate their own temperature. Plus, it’s super soft and easy to wash (which you’ll be doing a lot).
Keep your bub snug in a gentle cotton blanket like the Spotlight KOO Baby Frankie Printed Cot Blanket. Plus, pick out some sweet cotton sheet sets like the Spotlight KOO Baby Lottie Printed Fitted Sheets in a pretty pink pattern or the Spotlight KOO Baby Cot Sheet Set in beautiful baby blue.
#3 A baby monitor
Your baby’s safety is always top priority. So to check up on your newborn while they sleep (and to give you peace of mind) make sure you buy a baby monitor. Try the VTech BM2500 Safe & Sound Colour Video and Audio Baby Monitor (which you can find at Harvey Norman).
#4 The perfect feeding chair
Breastfeeding can be a beautiful bonding experience for you and your baby, but it can also be time consuming and very difficult for some women. So control the variables you can, and have a stellar set-up. Your chair should be uber-comfortable – like the Valco Baby Seville Glider & Ottoman (which you can find at Baby Village). Not only does it swivel 360 degrees, it also has a smooth rocking motion and can recline. But a feeding chair isn’t complete without a nursing pillow! beautyheaven loves the Spotlight KOO Baby Rory Round Cushion. Its cotton make and round shape will be comfortable for you and your bub. Plus, it has a sweet ‘Dream Big My Little One’ message. Aw!
#5 Muslin wraps
Muslin wraps can be used for everything as your newborn grows (especially in public for feeding and as a pram cover). But for newborns, you’ll use it to swaddle your little bundle for sleep and for burping. Stock up on the animal-inspired Spotlight KOO Baby Rory Printed Muslin Wraps or, if you want to keep your baby a little cosier, try the pink Spotlight Rock-A-Bye Elephant Flannelette wraps.
For more nursery essentials and all your nursery decorating needs, check out https://www.spotlightstores.com/kids/nursery
What essentials did you have in your newborn’s nursery? Did you use any of these nursery essentials?