Essentials for a Baby Nursery Room

Baby Nursery Essentials

A baby’s room calls for adorable decor for sure, but you’ll also need furniture and baby bedding that will make infant care all the easier (and safer). Here are the baby essentials for any nursery:

1. Crib, mini crib or bassinet

2. Baby crib mattress

3. Three fitted crib sheets

4. Rocking chair or glider

5. Baby monitor

6. Diaper changing table or dresser with changing pad

7. Toy storage

8. White noise machine (optional)

9. Diaper pail (optional)

10. Cool mist humidifier (optional)

Baby Diapering Essentials

Changing a diaper may seem daunting at first, but trust us, you’ll get the hang of it—and these baby must-haves will help you pick it up even faster. Check out this list of baby necessities for diapering:

11. Diapers – disposable or cloth diapers

12. Unscented baby wipes

13. Two large tubes of diaper cream

14. Diaper bag

Baby Bath Essentials

Bathtime can be tons of fun—at least, once you get a handle on that slippery baby. It’s best to be prepared with all the right gear. These are the baby must-haves for the bath:

15. Baby bathtub

16. Baby shampoo and body wash

17. Four hooded baby towels

18. Soft washcloths

19. Baby lotion (optional)

Baby Feeding Essentials

Be prepared to feed your newborn around the clock—which means, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you’re going to need a whole bunch of baby things for mealtime. Here are the important baby supplies to stock up:

20. Eight bottles, both 4- and 8- ounce

21. Bottle brush

22. Dishwasher basket for small items

23. Formula (if not nursing)

24. High chair (for when baby’s a little older)

25. Four bibs

26. Six burp cloths

27. Baby feeding pillow (optional)

28. Bottle warmer (optional)

29. Bottle sterilizer (optional)

Baby Health Essentials

Don’t forget: Babies need the occasional grooming too. And if your child happens to get sick, you’ll want to have the right baby essentials on hand. Here’s what to buy:

30. Baby nail clippers or file

31. Baby thermometer

32. Petroleum jelly and sterile gauze

33. First aid kit

34. Cradle cap brush (optional)

35. Six pacifiers (optional)

36. Baby toothbrush (for when baby’s first teeth erupt)

Baby Gear Essentials

Whether you’re on the move or relaxing at home, you’ll need to have some key baby gear at the ready. After all, at some point you’re going to need your arms back! Here are the baby must-haves to have on hand:

37. Infant car seat or convertible car seat

38. Stroller

39. Baby carrier (optional)

40. Baby swing or bouncer

41. Play mat

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