What does your baby need in their nursery?

Nurseries are a sanctuary for your little ones to play and (hopefully) sleep. Whether you’re a new parent starting from scratch or simply wanting to redecorate for an upcoming family member, you might be wondering what your baby needs in their nursery.

Here at Nuby, we have created a blog full of newborn essentials and nursery inspiration for mothers and fathers to be.

What are the nursery essentials?

We all want our little ones to sleep soundly through the night. In the first six months, babies can snooze in a crib, cot, Moses basket, or even your arms. A sleeping bag for newborns will also come in handy for keeping snug no matter where they are.

Newborn babies can sleep between 14-17 hours per day, but their life isn’t all rest and relaxation. You can fill the room with soft and cuddly toys, as well as playmats and floor seats. This will keep your little one entertained and encourage sensory development in between snoozing sessions.

How to decorate a baby nursery on a budget

It might feel like there are a million and one things to buy when you’re expecting a newborn baby. Here at Nuby, we think you can decorate a baby nursery on a budget without compromising on quality. Our newborn baby bundle lets you choose eight items, from bedtime, playtime, feeding, teething and soothing, and bath time essentials.

What colour to paint your baby’s nursery


Once you have your newborn essentials on a budget, you can choose which colour to paint your baby’s nursery. To help you decide which colour and decorations will be best, we have looked at what parents searched for most online.

We found that the most popular nursery colour this year is green. This is a versatile colour, coming in a variety of different shades. It is also a gender-neutral colour, so the options for what to include in a green nursery are endless!

You can choose vivid shades of green, such as shamrock or emerald, or earthy shades, from pear to fern and basil. All shades will look great alongside jungle or safari decorations, which currently sit as the most popular landscape décor themes for nurseries.

Star-themed nurseries are also popular this year. Our cloud and star nursery range features a number of great products ready for your newborn, such as our cloud-and-star baby play gym. It’s comfortable and features hanging toys that crinkle and squeak.

Decorating your nursery is a fun and exciting way to prepare for your newborn baby’s arrival. These are some of the essential items and popular decorations to keep in mind while you go on this adventure. If you’re wondering “when to prepare a nursery for a baby”, there’s no greater time to start than the present.