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10 Must Haves in a Newborn Nursery

10 Must Haves in a Newborn Nursery

Becoming a first-time Mum is a magical experience, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. While taking care of your baby when they're still in your belly, you'll also need to prepare for their life when they are born.

One of the biggest factors to think about is the newborn nursery. Where is it going to be? What is it going to contain?

If you don't know the answers to these questions, don't fret. Our guide on the must-haves in a newborn nursery can help you out.


1. Cot

No newborn nursery is complete without the addition of a cot. Many new Mums don't want their baby to sleep in a cot during the first few months, but it is still a good idea to get one before your child is born.

Cots are safe spaces where you can place your newborn while completing a task or to get them comfortable with the nursery.

Ecostork has multiple cot options depending on the style of nursery and features you want for your newborn. For example, the Leander Luna Cot is made from solid oak and beech, and is available in your choice of two different sizes.

Leander Luna Cot

2. Mattress

A newborn craves comfort just like the rest of us. If your baby is not comfortable in their cot or bassinet, you are going to hear it through their cries.

This is just one reason why it is so important to choose the right mattress for your newborn. If you opt for a Leander Classic Cot, you will have a variety of mattresses to choose from.

One of our favourites is the Comfort Cot Mattress that features two sides. One side is for newborns and the other is for toddlers. Just another way to save money as your baby grows.


3. Mattress Protector

Accidents are bound to happen with a newborn and may occur in the cot. For this reason, it is recommended to purchase a mattress protector.

Not just any mattress protector will do the job, you'll need one that is highly absorbent and machine washable. This way, when an accident does happen, cleaning it up will be a breeze.


4. Sheets

Whether you get a cot, bassinet, or both, you'll need a fitted sheet to go over the mattress of your choosing. At Ecostork, we offer organic cotton and bamboo fitted sheets that can match your baby nursery decor.

For a cot, we offer organic packs of sheets in snow, cappuccino, dusty rose, and cool grey.

This is something often overlooked on a nursery checklist for a newborn, but it is important to have. A fitted sheet may come on its own or in a pack of sheets.

When buying a fitted sheet, organic options are going to last longer and be better for your newborn. With the combination of cotton and bamboo, your baby will reap many benefits.

The cotton keeps the fitted sheet soft while the bamboo is great for moisture-wicking. Bamboo fabric is becoming more popular in nurseries because it is hypo-allergenic and anti-bacterial.

Mulberry Threads Cot Sheets

5. Swaddles

One of the best baby nursery ideas is having multiple swaddles on hand when you need them. Ecostork has an abundance of baby swaddles made with organic cotton and bamboo.

Just like bamboo sheets, bamboo swaddles have many benefits for your newborn and the planet. It is a breathable and eco-friendly fabric that is 100% biodegradable.


6. Baby Comforter

Sheets may not be enough to satisfy your newborn when they make the switch from your arms to their cot. To make this process easier on them, purchase a comforter that they can snuggle with.

O.B. Designs makes baby comforters using soft and tactile fabrics. Lovable designs include a bunny, koala and dog. This makes things easier on Mum and newborn who are used to co-dependent sleeping arrangements.

OB Designs Baby Comforters

7. Storage

Keep your nursery organised with a dedicated storage space for baby's clothes. A great addition to your nursery is the contemporary Leander Linea™ Dresser. It is made from European beech and has three spacious drawers on soft closing runners with grey felt handles.


8. Changing Mat

A changing mat offers a safe and stable place to change your newborn in the nursery. When shopping around for a changing mat, look for these key features:

  • Soft material
  • Long-lasting
  • Comfortable surface
  • Non-slip base
  • Easy to clean

We recommend the Leander Matty Change Mat which is available in five colour options. This durable mat is made from a soft foam to provide a comfortable surface for changing your baby's nappy. There are no seams or cracks, making it a highly hygienic design that is easy to clean. It has raised sides for safety and a non-slip base. 

Leander Matty Baby Change Mat

9. Towels

Designed to wrap and dry your baby, a hooded towel is an essential item to keep baby warm after a bath. High quality and generously sized Kiin Baby hooded towels are soft and luxuriously thick. Made of a bamboo/cotton blend, it is both larger and thicker than most other baby towels on the market.


10. Baby Toys

From rattles to racing cars to blocks, a nursery should be filled with baby toys. Pro tip: Baby toys are another way to stimulate your child's development and keep them engaged.


Creating the Perfect Newborn Nursery

As a new Mum, you've probably dreamed up the perfect newborn nursery in your head. However, 'baby brain' can make things difficult.

By using this guide, you can check off the most important items needed for your baby's nursery. When your baby is born, they'll have an amazing and safe environment to grow up in.

Looking for more items to purchase before your newborn makes their way into the world? Check out our newest collection for ideas.

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