What furniture do I need in my baby nursery?

by | Jan 21, 2022

Getting your baby’s nursery ready for their arrival is a really exciting part in your journey to parenthood. If you are unsure about where to start or what you’ll need to build your sanctuary, read on to learn more.


The most important piece of furniture you will need to invest in is a cot for your child. There are many different types of baby cots, with most being suitable for newborns and toddlers. Purchasing a durable and solid wood cot will help ensure your cot lasts for years and have a higher resale value. Cots that covert using a toddler rail guard like our Redsbaby ARBOUR Cot will allow your cot to last up to five years, so you’ll get the most from this essential piece of furniture.

Many parents choose a bassinet for their newborn baby. A baby bassinet allows you to easily move your baby throughout your home with you for day and night-time sleeping while also allowing you to position your baby next to your bed easily at night. While not essential, the convenience of a baby bassinet in your baby’s first months often outweighs the investment you’ll make in one, and you can use it for more children to come.



Above: The ARBOUR Shelf

Setting up your baby nursery for easy changing will allow you to have everything you need at hand, especially during the night. You’ll need a baby changing table available as a stand-alone changing table or a changing topper that can sit on top of a set of drawers. The shelf and changing topper is a more cost-effective option, takes up less space, can be doubled with a storage shelf and removes the need for another piece of furniture altogether. If you have a larger baby nursery, you might consider a separate changing table.


You’ll be using your nursery to store all your baby essentials, including clothing, nappies, wipes, toys, books, linen and more. A set of shelves provides easy access to the items you use most of the time and can be a beautiful piece of furniture to coordinate with your baby cot. Depending on the size of your nursery, you can go with large or smaller shelves. Often you can buy baby furniture packages which include a cot and a shelf.



Above: The HILO High Chair

A nursery feeding chair provides a place for you to feed your baby in your nursery. You can purchase any comfortable chair, and there are specific feeding chairs like rockers or gliders that can help soothe and rock your baby to sleep and while feeding.


Most importantly, you will want to choose baby nursery furniture which is safe. Check compliance with Australian safety standards and international standards. This will help ensure you select the safest furniture for your baby nursery.

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