12 Days of Baby Stuff: Nursery

by tinysneakers

There are so, so many choices for nursery furnishings. This list isn’t so much what I think is the best and most helpful, it’s simply more of what we have. I can’t say I’ve tried more than one crib or glider, but I do love the ones we have in K’s nursery. I get questions about them when they sneak in the background of his monthly pictures or on Instagram, so I figured I’d share.


Nursery Essentials


1. Klaussner Lacey Glider. This is my favorite thing in our nursery. It’s comfortable, glides easily, and I love the modern asthetic. A lot of people will recommend recliners in the nursery since there’s a good chance you’ll fall asleep there once or twice {Winking smile}, but I’d still stick with this pick evening knowing that. Although we got this from Babies R Us, Klaussner makes their furniture in NC, so the local craftsmanship was just an added bonus for us. Unfortunately, they may not be making it anymore since I can’t find it online.

2. Babyletto Mercer Crib 3-in-1. There are SO many cribs to choose from. Seriously. I wanted a neon green one but the husband put his foot down on that. Luckily, I LOVE the one we have. The drawer underneath is especially handy for burp cloths, blankets, sleep sacks, and PJs. It converts into a toddler bed as well, so this will be sticking around for awhile. You can see the other cribs we looked at, which all met my high standards for lack of toxins. Winking smile

3. Moonlight Slumber Little Dream Crib Mattress I was a little obsessed with finding an organic crib mattress that was vinyl, polyethylene, PVC, phthalates and lead free. Yeah, that’s a long list. Most of crib mattresses meeting those qualifications are frightfully expensive. While this one isn’t cheap, it is by organic standards. Given how much time a baby spends in his crib, this was important to me. The mattress is harder on one side for safe infant sleep and softer on the other side for toddler sleep, so it should last us a long time.

4. Dekor Diaper Pail I know this seems backward given our choice to cloth diaper and the fact that a diaper pail makes it on most peoples “do not need” list, but I love the Dekor diaper pail. During the newborn-breastfed-poop-days we just used a bag, but as soon as the solid poops hit we knew we needed something that sealed. I searched high and low for a cute{ish} trashcan that I could open with my foot but they were all expensive. I found this on super sale one day and never looked back. And yes, I use it with my reusable diaper pail liner, not trash bags- works like a charm.

5. IKEA Ribba Shelves I’m kind of pissed at Pinterest for this one. I’ve been using these cheap Ribba shelves for picture frames and books for way longer than Pinterest has been around, and now I get none of the credit for creativity. Winking smile Really though, they’re perfect for displaying books and take up a lot less space than traditional shelves. Plus they can’t tip over when baby tugs on them. We also use the IKEA Edland stand for our changing table, but that doesn’t seem to be online anymore.

You can see my other baby favorites here.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsay December 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

We have a very similar crib (actually the same one as Writing Chapter Three and Young House Love) and it is great. I love the storage underneath!


Crissy Ceja November 3, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Hey guys, I am a new mother and I am trying to get my three month baby to sleep longer during night. Right now I’m fortunate to have four hours rest per night. Regards


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