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Baby’s First Nursery: Setting up the nursery

Baby’s First Nursery: Setting up the nursery

With baby on the way, it’s important that we set up the nursery. We’ve cobbled together some inspiration from Pinterest and YouTube and elsewhere, but as soon-to-be-parents we’d love to hear if you have any tricks or tips or anything we haven’t thought about yet!

Nursery 101: How to set up a nursery!

Nicole Rosenberg, founder of Little Liberty, talks about setting up a nursery.

Putting baby room together!

Watch Eric Lorette put together his baby’s nursery in time lapse!

Nursery home furnishings checklist

Furniture

Bed and Bedding

  • Crib mattress
  • Mattress pad
  • Fitted crib sheets
  • Crib bedding set
  • Crib blankets

Bathtime

  • Baby Tub
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Cabinet/drawer locks
  • Outlet covers
  • Bath thermometer
  • Bathtub safety seat
  • Toilet latch (will come in handy!)

Useful furnishings

  • Crib mobile
  • Bookshelf/wallshelves
  • Storage bins
  • Play yard
  • Closet organizer

Safety and essentials

  • Baby monitor (audio, visual or both)
  • Humidifier
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Nightlight
  • Diaper disposal
  • Outlet covers
  • Baby gate
  • First aid kit

Interior Nursery Design Ideas

Interior nursery design seems to be all about luxury and neutral tones at the moment. Here are some stunning designs we think are going to impact our own nursery choices.

Black and white nursery

Organic Linen Nursery Bedding Collection

Rustic Chic Woodland Nursery

Grey and Gold

Storage Ideas

Obviously any baby nursery is going to need a lot of storage space. Here are some nifty storage ideas. If you have any great ideas like these please leave us a comment — we’d love to hear about them!

Do It Yourself: Nursery Wall Storage

The Ikea Diaper Changing Cart

Shelves built in the closet

Stuffed Animal Zoo

Create a space that will grow with your child

Babies don’t stay babies for long, and it can be extremely helpful if you have a space that can be adapted as they grow – even if, like Peter Pan, they plan to never grow up!

Peter Pan’s shadow

Animal height chart

Do you have any tips for making Baby’s First Nursery the best it can be?

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