After we found out that we were pregnant and in between my many trips to the restroom (thanks to hyperemesis gravidarum), I envisioned what I would like my daughter’s nursery to look like. On those sleepless nights, I would stroll Pinterest and Google, trying to come up with some inspiration. And once we moved into our new home, I tried out a few. After what felt like a 1000 different paint swatches and Amazon orders, my vision finally came to life. It’s calming, functional, and has all my nursery must-haves and everything that she needs.
When shopping for her nursery, I knew I wanted the centerpiece of her room to be her crib. I also knew that it had to be a convertible crib to make the cost worth it. We originally found this crib on Amazon and added it to our baby registry, assuming that no-one would purchase it. And to our surprise, someone did. It has grown with her this far and one day we can turn it into a toddler bed. We expect to have this crib for at least a couple of years.
Ikea Hemnes Dresser
The Ikea Hemnes dresser is the perfect dresser for a nursery. The four drawers at the top allow for easy access to all your essentials, such as diapers, wipes, burp clothes, and diaper creams. And with some drawer dividers, I’m able to separate her clothes by size.
As a first time mom, I don’t have a lot of experience with changing diapers. I knew I needed a changing pad that was easy to wipe down and sanitize. I know people say that a changing pad isn’t a must-have, but it is for us. We have had multiple accidents that were easily cleaned up after.
This was one thing that multiple people told me that i needed. And they were absolutely right. If i had to arrange my nursery must-haves, this would be number one. It allowed rocking our newborn to sleep ten times easier. We still rock her in today when she needs to be calmed. This one also has a footrest that allowed for comfortable feeding and a place to relax while she independently played as she got older.
I didn’t understand how magical a sound machine could be. Not only did it help our newborn sleep, but it also allowed us to have more restful nights. This one by Hatch Sleep also has a different light setting. This was a lifesaver for the middle of the night feedings.
I believe that a baby monitor is obvious must- have. Especially when your baby perfects the art of pulling up faster than you expected.
I found this wallpaper while looking at Etsy for inspiration, but it was out of my budget. So I recreated it by buying these Daisy Wall Decals from Etsy and painting the wall. I used paint from Home Depot and then placed the decals where I liked them. I turned out easier than I thought.
Hopefully you got some inspiration from my nursery must-haves + tour! If you want to know what not to purchase then check out 5 BABY ITEMS I REGRET PURCHASING. Also check out my other Mom Life posts!