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May 23, 2022 3 min read

Preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming - especially if it's your first baby.

When it comes to setting up a nursery, there are a few items that will make your life easier and many items that are nice to haves but non essential! 

Here is a list of things we found essential when setting up a nursery for our little ones.



Your cot is the jewel in the crown of every nursery. Your baby will (hopefully) spend lots of time sleeping in it and it definitely helps by having a designated sleeping space. To extend the lifespan of your cot, try to find one that converts into a toddler bed! Our friends at Sacred Bundle have some beautiful options available.


Finding a swaddle or wrap that makes your baby feel safe and secure is essential. You will need to trial to find out what your littlest love prefers when sleep. Our friends at Purebaby Organic have many options available and in a wide range of sizes.


The only thing you need in your cot for your baby is a beautiful cot sheet! There are tips and tricks you can use (layers for those midnight mishaps), but for the first year of babies life their sleeping space should be bare. You can find some gorgeous options at Snuggle Hunny Kids!


A portable baby nest is a great addition to your nursery and home! For moments when you need both of your hands, a DockATot will be there to keep baby close by while you tackle parenting duties. See our range of newborn baby nests here.


Investing in a change table that also doubles as storage for all the nappies and wipes you'll be using is a great investment. Another option is getting a mat that sits on top of a dresser so you don't need to purchase additional furniture.


This is an item we found irreplaceable! You can spend 4 or 5 hours a day feeding and snuggling so it's so important to find something that is supportive and has good neck support and arm supports. You might also like using a nursing pillow while feeding to make sure baby is supported and you're comfortable. 


No one wants to be making trips to the outside bin with stinky nappies in the middle of the night! A nappy bin is essential, but you need to make sure you empty it very frequently. No ones likes smelly nappies.


A baby monitor allows you to keep an eye on your bub from a distance and can give new parents piece of mind while baby is sleeping. There are a range of different baby monitors in the market at the moment with lots of different features. Our friends at Cubo Ai have an award-winning smart baby monitor.
We hope you find inspiration from our nursery set up checklist! If there is anything you'd add to this list, comment below.


Simplifying life for new parents, DockATot is your extra set of hands.

The multi-functional DockATot is the perfect place for your baby to lounge, play, rest, cuddle, and enjoy  tummy time. The DockATot is here for you no matter where the day takes you! Created to mimic the womb and voted as a must-have baby product, parents and babies around the world love DockATot.

From parents who know:

"Life saver! No matter if we are home or out and about, we always take our DockATot with us. So easy for on the go and also easy to clean." - Alexia D

"My little girl absolutely loves her DockATot! Would 100% recommend this to anyone having a baby. Sadie has excellent naps and I do believe this is one of the reasons why." - Carmen F 

"This has honestly been my lifesaver post c-section. The DockATot means I can have him next to me all the time and not move around too much." - Meagan L

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