5 Things Every New Mom Needs for Her Nursery

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Setting up your baby’s nursery is one of the most exciting parts of becoming a new mom!  All those colors, patterns and furniture to choose from, not to mention cute baby things. It is easy to get overwhelmed, though.  No worries, we’re here to simplify it for you! What do you really need when it comes to your baby’s nursery?  Here are my 5 most practical nursery needs.


Music: I always play music for my baby boy.  I stream classical tunes through one of our smartphones or tablets.  I have done this since he was born. It helps him to fall asleep (at least I think it does, I am not about to test that by turning it off!). 

Detergent: You are going to go through a few outfit changes during the day which will make your laundry pile grow a little higher (even though the clothes are super small!).  I loved using Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent for my son’s clothes.  It is the #1 choice of pediatricians, which is not a surprise, as it has been trusted by moms for more than 80 years!  Dreft is formulated to be safe enough for your baby’s new skin as it is hypoallergenic.  I also like to toss in Dreft Blissfuls In-Wash Scent Boosters as well for a boost of in-wash fragrance to keep his clothes smelling like that sweet new baby scent. 

Nightlight: A soft nightlight will help for those middle-of-the-night feedings and changes.  Both of you will be thankful you have a soft glow in the room, so you aren’t blinded by the harshness of a lamp or overhead lighting!  It will help to lull your baby (and you) back to sleep when his tummy is full, and his bum is clean.

Glider: I was so happy to have this in my nursery with my daughter!  Those late night feedings when you are awoken out of a dead sleep (who am I kidding, new moms don’t sleep soundly!)  Picture this, it is the middle of the night, the house is quiet, and it is just you and your baby in the nursery.  Sitting in the glider, feet propped up on the ottoman (because you need that too), the soft glow of the night light casting on your sweet baby’s tiny face and soft music playing, you both fall back to sleep.  Picture perfect moment right there.

Soft blanket: While pediatricians don’t recommend putting a blanket in a crib with your baby, you’ll want a soft blanket for those late night feedings!   However, you want to be sure you have one big enough for the both of you, not just a baby blanket.  For those midnight feedings, I keep mentioning (because they are going to happen), snuggle you and your baby up in a soft blanket while in the glider. 

Keep the nursery simple and minimal, best for sleeping and spending some quality, quiet time with your baby.  You will have plenty of time to load it up with noisy toys once your sweet baby starts to crawl! 

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Did you already set up a nursery? What are your must-haves that other new moms should include? Tell us in the comments!


Tabatha Pariseau is a pregnancy and family life writer for OurFamilyWorld; a one-stop destination for all your family needs.

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