Shopping for your baby on the way can be so overwhelming, so let’s start with the newborn essentials.
We know, we know, there’s just so much to do and sooo much you need! (All these products don’t load themselves onto the website) Don’t worry; we’re here to help.
Firstly, you really don’t need all of the goodies you think you do. All you need is love. Jokes, but you do need some nursery essentials, which happens to be the main topic of this blog post…
Secondly, trust us when we say that yes, a cot is essential but there’s a reason it’s not number one on our Top 5 nursery essentials list. But it is on the list nevertheless! Hear us out.
These nursery newborn essentials are in no specific order, but let’s start with the cot. Don’t worry if you don’t have one just yet, you still have a good few weeks, months if you want to dabble with co-sleeping. (Read our co-sleeping mo-sleeping post by mommy blogger Teri-Jane Row)
You spent days, weekends, testing and choosing your perfect bed and lounge set and your baby’s cot is going to be no different. Babies spend so much time in their cots, more than we spend in our perfectly curated lounges… Look for a cot that’s going to last the whole baby to toddler period. We’ll throw this in for free: As babies grow older, they like to stand up jump and even chew the cot, so safety and stability are essential.
We don’t mean to brag, but our cots next level. Three levels actually. Made from 100% safe MDF, our cots can adjust along with your little one by simply lowering the base as your baby gets older until you transform it into a toddler bed! From cot to a toddler bed, his is the most versatile piece of furniture you’ll come across!
And until then? You’re going to use a pod! Perfect to move to the lounge or study for naps during the day, to place on your bed to sleep next to and even use in your cot once your baby sleeps in his or her own bed. Pods are designed to snuggle and protect your baby, mimicking the womb. (See our Sleepyhead Pods post) Not only are they designed for slumber, but they can be used for tummy time too.
Compactums, an absolute necessity! Spacious drawers for nappies, products and clothes, with ample space on the top to change your little one into those very cute clothes and not always so cute nappies. Vox’s compactums are known for their functionality, as once the midnight drill is over, you can remove the changer and the compactum becomes a dresser!
We don’t need to tell you that you’ll need a baby blanket. Swaddle season is all the time when you have a newborn baby! Various sizes, materials, patterns and shapes are available, dreamy and soft and soothing for your baby.
Last but not least, a Nursing Chair, also known as a Feeding Chair. Unless you are against the idea of comfort. Make feeding time and that occasional nap way more comfortable, by adding a velvety soft chair of solace. And it looks gorgeous too!