Setting up a baby room can be both exciting and overwhelming.
As a soon to be parent, your priority is to create a safe and comfortable environment for your precious little one, while also ensuring that you have all the necessary items to simplify the process of parenting.
With so many options on the market, it can be challenging to determine which items you need and which ones you can do without.
To help make the process easier for you, we have compiled a list of the 79 best items you need when setting up a baby room in 2023.
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1. Crib / cot
A crib or cot is a must-have for any baby room. Choose a sturdy and safe model that meets the latest safety standards.
Invest in a high-quality, firm mattress that fits your crib snugly. Avoid soft mattresses, as they can pose a suffocation risk.
3. Changing table
A changing table provides a dedicated space for diaper changes and helps keep your baby’s essentials organized.
4. Changing pad
A changing pad makes diaper changes more comfortable and provides a hygienic surface for your baby anywhere.
There are many types of diapers to chose from so it is good to start your research now and stock up on diapers in various sizes before your baby arrives.
Baby wipes are essential for cleaning up messes and keeping your baby fresh.
7. Diaper pail
A diaper pail helps contain odors and makes it easy to dispose of dirty diapers.
8. Diaper rash cream
Keep diaper rash at bay with a good quality diaper rash cream.
9. Burp cloths
Stock up on burp cloths to protect your clothing and furniture from spit-up.
10. Swaddling blankets
Swaddling blankets help your baby feel secure and snug while sleeping.
11. Sleep sacks
Sleep sacks provide a safe and cozy alternative to loose blankets.
12. Baby monitor
A baby monitor allows you to keep an eye on your baby from another room.
13. Rocking chair
This one is for you mothers just as much for the baby; a rocking chair is perfect for soothing your baby to sleep and maybe the mother as well.
14. Nursing pillow
A nursing pillow provides support while breastfeeding and can help prevent back pain.
Whether you plan to breastfeed or use formula, you will need bottles for feeding your baby.
16. Bottle brush
A bottle brush makes cleaning bottles easier.
A bottle sterilizer helps ensure that your baby’s bottles are free from germs.
18. Breast pump
If you plan to breastfeed, a breast pump can help you collect and store milk.
19. Bottle warmer
A bottle warmer makes it easy to warm up your baby’s milk.
Pacifiers can help soothe your baby and promote sleep.
21. Baby bathtub
A baby bathtub makes bath time safer and more comfortable for your little one.
22. Bath toys
Bath toys can make bath time fun and entertaining for your baby.
23. Bath towels
Stock up on soft and absorbent bath towels for your baby.
24. Baby shampoo and body wash
Choose a gentle and fragrance-free shampoo and body wash for your baby’s delicate skin.
25. Baby lotion
A good quality baby lotion can help keep your baby’s skin soft and moisturized.
A thermometer helps you monitor your baby’s temperature and detect a potential
27. Nasal aspirator
A nasal aspirator helps clear your baby’s stuffy nose.
A humidifier can help relieve dry air and ease congestion.
29. Baby nail clippers
Keep your baby’s nails trimmed with a pair of baby nail clippers.
30. Baby hairbrush
A soft-bristled baby hairbrush can help groom your baby’s hair.
31. Infant car seat
An infant car seat is a must-have for transporting your baby safely in a vehicle.
Choose a sturdy, easy-to-fold stroller that meets your needs. There are many
types and sizes on the market. Do you need one that is compact.
33.Car seat stroller combo
Or should you consider a car seat stroller combo? This can be a convenient
option for parents on-the-go.
34. Baby carrier
A baby carrier allows you to keep your baby close while keeping your hands free.
35. Baby swing
A baby swing can soothe your baby and provide a change of scenery.
A bouncer provides a safe place for your baby to rest and play.
37. Play mat
A play mat can stimulate your baby’s senses and provide a soft and safe place to play.
A mobile can provide visual and auditory stimulation for your baby.
39. Baby gym
A baby gym can encourage your baby’s development and provide a fun play space.
A nightlight can provide a soft and soothing glow for nighttime feedings and diaper changes.
41. Blackout curtains
Blackout curtains can help block out light and create a dark environment for your baby to sleep.
42. Baby bookshelf
A baby bookshelf provides a dedicated space for storing and displaying your baby’s books and toys.
A dresser provides storage space for your baby’s clothing and essentials.
44. Drawer organizers
Drawer organizers can help keep your baby’s clothing and accessories neatly organized.
45. Closet organizers
Closet organizers can help maximize storage space and keep your baby’s clothing and accessories easily accessible.
A hamper provides a designated space for dirty laundry. Check out this video for more information.
47. Cabinet lock
Cabinet locks can help prevent your baby from accessing dangerous items.
48. Toilet locks
Toilet locks can help prevent your baby from accessing the toilet.
49. Safety gate
A safety gate can help prevent your baby from accessing stairs or other dangerous areas.
50. Nursing pads
Nursing pads can help prevent leaks and protect your clothing.
51. Breast milk storage bags
Breast milk storage bags allow you to store and freeze breast milk for later use.
52. Bottle drying rack
A bottle drying rack provides a designated space for drying your baby’s bottles.
53. High chair
A high chair provides a safe and secure space for your baby to eat.
54. Baby food maker
A baby food maker can help you prepare fresh and healthy food for your baby.
An essesntial item: a bib which can help keep your baby’s clothing clean during meal times.
56. Sippy cups
Sippy cups can help transition your baby from a bottle to a cup.
57. Baby spoons and forks
Baby spoons and forks are specially designed for little mouths and hands.
58. Baby food storage containers
Baby food storage containers are essential for storing and organizing homemade purees and meals for convenient feeding on-the-go.