Bedroom Furniture for Newborns

Choosing bedroom furniture for newborns isn't something to be taken lightly. And while there are many options, it's always best to buy the basics and later add more, if necessary.
Bedroom Furniture for Newborns

Last update: 16 January, 2020

When you find out that you’re going to have a baby, there’s obviously a lot of things to think about. One of them is where the baby is going to sleep. While the baby might well start next to your bed, it’s also a good idea for them to have their own space. To help you plan, we’ve put together a list of bedroom furniture for newborns.

Bedroom furniture for newborns: budget

So, your baby will soon arrive and the time has come to prepare. And obviously, you want everything to be perfect. Often, people find out that their budget isn’t quite big enough or, at least, that things are more expensive than they thought.

But don’t panic! This stage is one of the most precious for future parents. Although baby furniture tends to be more expensive, there are lots of options for minimizing furniture or browsing different stores. You’re sure to find something that suits your income or savings!

Choosing and positioning furniture in your baby’s room shouldn’t be an overwhelming or stressful task. It should be quite the opposite! So, to start off, we recommend that you just choose the basics. Then, if you need more later, you can easily add them if you have enough money left over.

A baby already has many needs without having to worry about whether they need a bookcase or a wardrobe. There are people who buy all kinds of furniture and then later realize that it wasn’t so vitally important and that they could have saved their money for something else.

Furthermore, it’s a good idea to buy furniture that can be adapted later on as your baby grows. And this will happen a lot faster than you think!

Bedroom Furniture for Newborns

What bedroom furniture for newborns to choose?

Obviously, there are things that shouldn’t be missing from your baby’s room. Everything else, however, will be an accessory and will depend on budget, space, and even your own tastes. Here are the items that should be considered basic necessities:

1. Crib

It goes without saying that your baby will need somewhere to sleep. But take care, there are hundreds of options and sizes available, and many cribs come with “extras” and designs that can make them quite pricey.

A crib probably isn’t necessary for the first few weeks, and it might be better to get one which later can become a bed. While the baby is small, there are some very effective “barriers” that can stop them from getting “lost” in such a large bed.

Some other things to bear in mind include: the space between the bars shouldn’t be greater than 2.5 inches, the height should be adjustable, and while you want something robust, it should also be light.

2. Diaper changing table

While you can change your baby’s diaper anywhere, you’ll probably appreciate having a changing table so that you don’t have to worry about clutter. There are many different types and models available, but we recommend ones that can be placed on top of the crib.

You don’t need to put it away when you’re not using it. It can be fixed to the foot of the crib and the rest of the crib can be used for them to sleep in. Whatever you choose, ensure that it’s safe, stable, and comfortable.

Bedroom Furniture for Newborns

“There are parents who buy all kinds of furniture and then later realize that it wasn’t so vitally important and that they could have saved their money for something else.”

3. Chest of drawers for clothes

A closet, dresser, or cabinet with drawers is important for storing all their clothes and diapers. There are some special models for baby rooms, with the drawers and hangers designed for the smaller sizes. However, it’s always best to buy something that will last until they’re a young child or teenager.

As well as a closet, it can be a good idea to put up some shelves for small or everyday objects, such as toiletries or stuffed toys.

Finally, it’s not essential, but it would probably be good to have an armchair, sofa, or rocking chair where you can sleep, breastfeed, and hold your baby without having to take them out of their room.

Remember, bedroom furniture for newborns is more expensive and its useful life can be quite short. We recommend that you think about the future when you go out to buy it.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.