Nursery Must Haves

Becoming a parent is totally and utterly overwhelming.  There are about 500 different types of car seats to choose from, annoying “Mommy Wars” to navigate…and the pregnancy aches and pains!  But I’m here to help you with one of the most fun facet of having a baby:  planning a nursery.  Here are my top picks of nursery must haves to welcome your bundle of joy:

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Photo Art

Because you are going to be a momarazzi before you know it…here are some creative ways to put your photographs on display.

Tiny Prints Big Photo 14 x 10 canvas art 


Shutterfly Heart Collage Decorative Wall Decal


Growth Chart

Since baby will be growing like a weed and you want an easy and simple way to track his or her progress.


Shutterfly Forest Friends Growth Chart


Land of Nod Inch by Inch Chalkboard Growth Chart



Throw Pillow

Because you need to be comfy, too!


Tiny Prints Forever Dots Custom Pillows


Land of Nod Bright Letter Throw Pillow




Soft enough for tummy time, as well as for your tired and aching feet.


Land of Nod Flokati Fluff Rug


Land of Nod Bar Rug




You will need a wide variety of lighting for late night changes, the perfect lighting for read alouds, and to shine a light on plain old family fun.


Thar She Glows Table Lamp


Land of Nod Camp Site Light Night



Make sure you have a comfy seat since you will undoubtedly fall asleep in this chair weekly.


Land of Nod Retro Rocking Chair


Land of Nod Marley Rocking Chair and Ottoman



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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I was all about the photo art when my boys were babies. It was a cool and relatively inexpensive way to decorate.

  2. Angelic Sinova says

    These are some great must haves! I always wished my mom did a growth chart for me when I was a kid so wherever I have kids, I know I’ll have one from them <3

    • amandasimkin says

      It is one of my favorite things…especially since my youngest son is totally catching up to his big brother.

  3. Michele says

    Great products for a nursery but I think I would like the Land of Nod Marley Rocking Chair and Ottoman for my apartment-looks like a great chair to relax and read in.

  4. samantha says

    wow im impressed with all the items on this list. I took a look and the website and they have some good deals. My favorite that you posted was the Land of Nod Camp Site Light Night. I forwarded it to a friend for her nursery. Thank you

    • amandasimkin says

      I’m quite the opposite–I use my boys’ rooms a ton for playing and they sleep there–this mama needs a break!

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