Chances are you’re not going to have the time (or the energy) to start decorating once baby comes so get ahead and start making that box room a baby-friendly environment with a few of our First Nursery essentials.
There is no ‘right time’ for when your baby can sleep in their own room, every child is different. They could be in there in the first weeks or the first months, so long as parents and baby are comfortable – that’s what matters.
The first bed your baby will sleep in is probably a Moses Basket but when they grow out of that, the next stage is a cot. Thinking long term, it’s best to get a cot that can be transformed into a little bed for toddlers. We love this Mamas & Papas Lucia Cot Bed Natural. There are three positions when in cot mode, two protective teething rails and a separate junior bed foot end for when baby outgrows the cot.
If you don’t know the sex yet, or you plan on having more than one child, stick with a neutral colour theme like yellow or beige. This also makes it easier for friends and family who want to shower you with gifts when baby arrives. We love the Ladybird Caravan of Fun Curtains with Tie Backs and matching Ladybird Caravan of Fun Bunting. Both will give the nursery a light, fun feel that hopefully baby will grow with as they get older.
This Baby Art Print Frame is a fantastic keepsake with a special picture and print of your baby’s teeny weeny hand or foot. Awwww.
Sticking with the colour theme, the Mamas & Papas Jamboree Coverlet and Pillowcase Set and Mama & Papas Jamboree Rug are a beautiful set.
The quilted detailing of the coverlet feels amazing to touch and can be used as a cover when your baby is a bit older or a decorative sheet when they are sleeping soundly in the cot.
Peace of mind is the single most important thing to a parent when it comes to putting baby in their nursery. A baby monitor is crucial and you want one that you can trust. This Ladybird Baby Monitor gives you a 600 metre range, excellent sound quality and the functionality to talk back to your baby. There is also a room temperature monitor that can let you know if it’s getting too hot or cold in there. The monitor gives off a soft illumination so you can see what you’re doing when you’re checking in.