Nursery Furniture

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Nursery Furniture Guide

There are essentials you'll need for sleeping and changing your baby and other pieces of furniture that are optional depending on how you want to set up your baby nursery.


The most important piece of furniture you will need to invest in is a cot for your baby. Purchasing a durable and solid wood cot will help ensure your cot lasts for years. Cots that convert using a toddler rail guard like our Redsbaby ARBOUR Cot will allow you to 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.


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 and takes up less space.


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.


A nursery feeding chair provides a place for you to feed your baby in your nursery. 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. Checking safety compliance will help ensure you select the safest furniture for your baby's nursery. Our full range of nursery furniture complies with Australian and international safety standards.

Choosing a safe baby cot

You’ll want to invest in a cot that has the following safety features:

• Breathability – open sides, including the head ends of the cot

• No drop sides – which can weaken over time and fail

• Stability and durability

• Mattress firmness and size – ensure you select the correct sized mattress based on the manufacturer’s recommendations, so it fits snug around the edges of the cot; it should also be firm

Choosing a safe baby bassinet

Ensuring your bassinet complies with international safety standards will help you purchase the safest bassinet for your baby in Australia. Our Redsbaby ARBOUR Bassinet is designed to comply with US Bassinet and Cradle Standard ASTM 2194-16.

Some other features to look for:

  • Bassinets that provide airflow with mesh sides
  • Breathable mattress
  • Flat and firm mattress – which passes mattress firmness standards
  • Wide, deep and stable design

Other safety considerations

In addition to selecting safe nursery furniture, you’ll want to think about:

• Pets – ensure you have baby safety gates set up to keep dogs outside

• Blinds and chords- do not position your cot, changing table or bassinet close to any blinds, chords or curtains

• Anchor – ensure shelves and cupboards are secured to walls

• Linen – do not use any cot bumpers, pillows or bulky bedding in your cot or bassinet; always follow Red Nose safe sleeping guidelines

Safety standards of safe nursery furniture products

Cots – Cots for household use – Safety requirements CPN No.6 2005 and AS/NZS 2172:2013 (AU Standard)

Cot and bassinet mattresses – Sleep surfaces – Test for firmness AS/NZS 8811.1:2013 (AU Standard)

Bassinets – With no Australian safety standards, you should look for compliance with international safety standards such as Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles ASTM 2194-16 (US Standard)

Shelves (and other furniture) – Domestic furniture – Freestanding chests of drawers, wardrobes and bookshelves/bookcases – Determination of stability AS/NZS 4935-2009 (AU Standard)

What is your nursery style?

The first question you’ll want to ask yourself is, what is your nursery style? Decide on whether you want a boy or girl-themed nursery design or a gender-neutral design, as this will influence the items you purchase. Once you know your general aesthetic, you can search on Pinterest, Instagram or any sites to get your baby nursery inspiration.

Consider practicalities like size, safety and functionality

Consider how large or small your baby’s nursery is. The size of your nursery will help determine the furniture you’ll need and whether you need compact baby furniture, and the amount of furniture you may like and set a floorplan for the design.

How much should I spend?

Set a budget for your baby nursery and allocate how much you’d like to spend on furniture, décor and painting or carpeting the room.

Choose your baby cot, bassinet, changing table and nursing chair

To help ensure planning your nursery is as stress-free as possible, you might want to choose your furniture in your second trimester to ensure it arrives on time for your baby’s arrival.

Paint your nursery or apply wallpaper

Considering your baby’s nursery theme, choose a colour or wallpaper. Ensure you use non-toxic paints and allow plenty of time for your nursery to air out before your baby arrives.

Start styling your nursery with décor

Styling with decor is where you can start to get creative and add some great personal touches to your nursery.

Set up your baby nursery

This is where your nursery will come to life!

Setting up your nursery is one of the most exciting parts of your pregnancy. While you might want to set your nursery up as soon as you find out you’re pregnant, most parents start setting up their baby nursery from the second trimester. You’ll want to be able to take your time and ensure that your nursery is ready for when your baby arrives.

From your second trimester, you’ll be able to know whether you’re having a boy or a girl if you choose to. Knowing the gender of your baby can help with setting up your nursery style and decor if you want a gender-styled nursery for a baby boy or baby girl. You’ll also likely be feeling more energetic in your second trimester of pregnancy and ready to start the exciting stage of designing your nursery.

Most parents-to-be start purchasing the primary items, including the baby cot, changing table, nursing chair, bassinet and shelves around the 14-16 week milestone. If you start choosing your baby furniture around this time, you’ll also ensure that any furniture on back-order or special delivery can arrive on time. You’ll also be able to look at baby nursery packages, which have most of the main items you’ll need. You can paint your nursery throughout the remainder of your second trimester and set up the baby furniture.

During your third trimester, you can enjoy looking at other baby nursery décor items that will add the finishing touches to your nursery, including rugs, cushions, baby cot bedding and more.

Sleeping your baby safely in your cot or bassinet is easy once you know the steps to follow for safe sleeping practices.

• Sleep your baby on their back – Do not sleep your baby on their tummy or side.

• Dress your baby appropriately – Do not let your baby get too hot.

• Keep baby’s face and head uncovered – Do not use loose blankets, doonas, toys, pillows or clothing that does not fit properly.

• Sleep baby on a separate sleep surface – Do not share a sleeping surface with your baby (for example, your bed).

• Do not use bumpers – Keep the sides of the cot open to maximise airflow.

• Smoke-free environment – Do not smoke before and after birth.

• Firm and correct sized bassinet and cot mattress – Ensure the cot mattress fits firmly around the sides and passes the Australian mattress firmness standards.

• Share a room with your baby – For the first 6-12 months, with your baby sleeping on a separate sleeping surface.

Choosing the right furniture for your baby's nursery is an exciting part of your pregnancy while you wait for your new baby to arrive, and you'll need to ask yourself some questions to ensure you're making the right decisions.

What is the size of your nursery?

The size of your nursery will have a significant impact on the nursery furniture you choose. Look for compact and lightweight baby furniture if you have a smaller nursery.

Where do you want to sleep with your baby?

Sleeping in the same room as your baby for the first 6-12 months is recommended by Red Nose Safe Sleeping Guidelines to reduce the risk of SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death). You can use a cot or a bassinet to sleep your baby in your room. A bassinet offers the advantage of being lightweight, compact and mobile, so you can use it to keep your baby close for day sleeps, too.

What materials and finishes should I look for?

You want to look for nursery furniture made from 100% natural and solid woods. There are many benefits to choosing solid and natural woods for your nursery furniture, including quality and durability. Avoid materials like MDF and particleboard due to their weight, low strength, toxic adhesives and longevity.

Non-toxic, sustainable and environmentally friendly choices

Making sustainable choices in your purchasing decisions wherever possible will help create a better future for your child and generations to come. Look for the following:

• FSC-certified wood – Comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

• Non-toxic paints and finishes

• MDF and particle board free

• OEKO-TEX® materials – Materials certified as being free from harmful chemicals and dyes in the production process and end product.

• Recycled materials such as 100% recycled PET – Prevent waste from going to landfill, saving resources and energy whilst limiting pollution.

How do I choose safe baby nursery furniture?

The most important part of choosing safe baby furniture is to ensure compliance with Australian safety standards.

Redsbaby Nursery Furniture is designed from extensive research into what parents-to-be are looking for in their furniture and feedback from parents who have used their furniture and what they would have liked to see in the design and materials of their products.

Redsbaby Nursery Furniture:

Puts safety first

For your peace of mind.
We understand the importance of safety in your baby's nursery. That's why our range complies with Australian and international safety standards.

Made to last

Durable and high quality.
Made from 100% solid and natural woods and strong materials. We've selected the best materials to ensure your furniture lasts for years to come.

Contemporary, stylish design

Timeless. Natural. Considered.
Creating a beautiful nursery for you and your child is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for your new baby.

Features and functionality

Perfectly balanced.
Each piece is designed for ease of use and versatility.

We're confident you will love our products as much as we do. Enjoy the excitement of your pregnancy and setting up a special nursery for your new baby.

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