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What did you find absolutely essential to your nursery? Overwhelmed with all the options.

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1. A changing pad easy to wipe down (like keekaroo) 2. I liked having a basket for diapers / cream right on the changing table (I used the top of the dresser) 3. Looking back I SO WISH we had two chairs in the nursery. We had one and my husband brought a beach chair up there bc we would like to read together or he would sit with me while I was pumping or rocking the baby.

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Crib, changing table with drawers for wipes and diapers, hamper for dirty clothes, diaper genie, blackout curtains, white noise machine

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I will whole heartedly add the Hatch or any sound machine and black out curtains. I think those were the two best things to create a dark and noise blocking environment for good naps and overnight sleep when little babe went into her own room. Even tho we had the sound machine in our room with the bassinet I think she could hear us moving about or sensed boobs nearby 🤪🤣

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The most comfortable reclining rocking chair you can find/afford. It is still my favorite thing in the entire world for sick toddlers, sleep regressions, pregnancy pain, you name it. Even my frugal husband agrees that splurging on that chair is the best thing we’ve ever done.

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Extra crib mattress pad and lots of sheets- that way you’ll never need to wait on a load of laundry. Also, a pack n play is super handy for multiple reasons- our son quickly outgrew the bassinet we had in our bedroom and that was a lifesaver till we moved him to his crib upstairs. Great for travel too. And, if you have relatives nearby that you’ll be visiting a lot or who will help care for your kiddos, worth it to buy them a high chair and pack and play to keep there if they have the room.

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If you have a two story house, set up a changing station on each level of you can- huge time saver

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Hardly used it until well after 6 months except for the changing table. A pack and play was essential during the newborn/infant stage.

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Reclining rocking chair, blackout curtains, sound machine, diaper Changing pad on top of dresser. Crib, mattress and a lamp. Ceiling fans decrease sids risk, so nice to have if you can swing it. IMO, everything’s else is unnecessary (3 kids)

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Blackout curtains/shades Changing table Nursing pillow - I liked a buckwheat hull one more than boppy or my breast friend Hatch sound machine Humidifier (if congested)

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I minimized with each kid. A place to sleep, a place for stories/bedtime routine (rocker for us), a few books, and place to change diapers. With the first two we had a changing pad on the dresser, with the third we had no dresser and stored the changing pad under the table. Diapers and wipes are in a basket in a book case. For nursing, a nursing pillow and stool (added with the 3rd baby), water and a snack. I use the small book case to put the mommy things on. Diapers go in a produce sack and in the trash that’s taken out nightly, not in the nursery. All clothes and bedding are in the closet where it’s organized with a closetmaid system. All of the toys and gadgets kept where we used them, mainly the family room.

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I highly recommend a crib that has the changing table attached and drawers for storing the diapers and wipes.

Changing pad, trash can, curtains to keep out light, and hatch light/noise maker. Everything else I could have done without (especially the rocker/glider)

I love my lazy boy recliner. The hush sound machine (my 3 year old is not color trained. Kid doesn’t get out of bed until light is green live my sanity and quiet first sip of coffee for the day lol) I did separate changing table from crib but some sort of changing table. I bought a bedroom set that the changing table turned into a normal dresser and the crib was convertible. She is still in the crib with one of those don’t roll out of bed guard I bought from Amazon to replace the front section of her crib. Mind you my daughter slept in a bassinet next to our bed for the first three or so months lol.

Bassinet Changing pad Diaper caddy Hatch Nursing pillow Storage for clothing, bibs, swaddles Comfy chair for nursing Night light (or use the Hatch) Ubbi diaper pail

Glider that reclines with gliding ottoman Nursing pillow Burp cloths in a drawer right next to glider Lamp that doubles as night light Sound machine Baby cam Changing table with accessible storage for diapers, wipes, cream- i did a dresser with a hutch on top. Changer on top of dresser, basket next to it for creams and stuff, basket on hutch shelf for diapers. Baby clothes in the dresser drawers right below. Fold clothes in outfits - pants within shirt, etc so you don’t have to find and match the pieces.

A glider/rocker that reclines and would be comfortable enough to sleep in. We used a dresser for the changing table. Baby slept in her pack n play for the first 4 months. Sound machine and blackout curtains.

White noise machine Room darkening shades or curtains Several crib protectors and crib sheets, so if there’s a mess in the middle of the night you have backups Plenty of diapers - in all sizes Changing table and pad with no cover that you just wipe off with a Lysol wipe Sleepers with zippers instead of snaps

I liked gowns for newborn. Even easier than zippers! And my baby liked to curl up in fetal position; in a sleeper she’d pull her feet out of the leg holes and then not be able to get them back in. Gowns solves it.

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Keekaroo!!! Good diaper pail that’s easy to change. That’s it.

Diaper pail that’s easy to change. A changing pad that you wipe down without a sheet. A comfortable chair/recliner. And a small lamp with a very dim light (there’s ones on Amazon you can get that are more sun like) so you’re not really waking your baby up with light when they wanna eat at 3am

As a fellow overwhelm mom with a small house…what was essential was like, a safe place for baby to sleep, a dim light for nighttime feeds (we got a Vaya one that taps on and now it’s our 3-year-old’s nightlight), and whatever else seemed important (she slept in our room for the first year+) which we just grabbed or iterated on when we got annoyed with what we had. You’ll be right about some things, and wrong about others, but as you learn more about how you, your partner, AND your baby roll, you’ll get the hang of it.

Crib, changing table, dresser, mobile for the crib, baby monitor, and that's about it. That's the bare essentials. Everything else is preference. I did opt for bassinets for my children and kept them in my room until they could roll over. I found that to be the most useful in the first few months. Also, if you haven't yet, make sure you pick a paint that's easy to clean. You'll thank me later for that. And hardwood trumps carpet. With the amount of.... stuff... that will end up on the floor, hardwood is significantly easier to clean. And onesies will be a wardrobe staple. They are everything. Lol. And they are phenomenal because when your baby has a blowout (you'll learn if you don't know), they can roll down from the top (the neck hole expands to roll down the body) so you don't risk getting diaper "fun" on your baby's head. Good luck

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