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Preparing a baby nursery for your new arrival is an exciting step in getting ready for your baby. It involves deciding when to begin, determining what essentials you’ll need, budgeting for expenses, and learning some useful design and organisation tips to make the space just right. 

In this article, we’ll guide you through creating a cosy and inviting nursery, detailing everything you’ll need to make your baby’s space is comfortable and welcoming. 


When Should I Start Setting up a Nursery for My Baby? 

The most common recommended time to start setting up your nursery is during the second trimester of pregnancy. This period is when you’ll feel more energised and motivated to tackle the tasks involved in preparing the room. Every pregnancy is different so do what feels and works best for you.  

Many parents plan to have most of the work done by the end of the second trimester, as it is also the time when they often host the baby shower and receive gifts. 

What Do I Need in My Baby’s Nursery? 

Creating a well-equipped and safe nursery is key to ensuring your baby’s comfort and your peace of mind. 

Here are the essential items you’ll need, along with some additional recommendations to make the nursery both functional and comfortable for your baby: 


  • Crib: A sturdy crib that meets current safety standards is a must-have. 
  • Changing Table: A dedicated space for changing diapers that includes storage for necessities like diapers and wipes. 
  • Dresser: Useful for storing baby clothes, blankets, and accessories. They can often be used as a changing station as well 
  • Comfortable Chair: A rocking or armchair is ideal for feeding, soothing, and bonding with your baby. 

Additional Items 

  • Wall Shelves: Great for keeping essentials within easy reach and for displaying decorative items. 
  • Baby Monitor: Allows you to keep an eye on your baby from another room. Make sure you set this up as per the manufacture instructions so it doesn’t pose a risk to the sleeping environment. 

Safety Considerations 

  • Furniture Anchoring: Secure all heavy furniture to the walls to prevent tipping. 
  • Edge and Corner Guards: Soften sharp edges and corners to protect your baby as they begin to move and explore. 

The essentials you choose may vary depending on your family’s unique needs, as no two households are exactly alike. Thoughtfully picking out these items will help you craft a nurturing baby room space where your bub can happily grow and thrive. 


How Much Does it Cost to Set up a Nursery? 

The expense involved in setting up a baby’s nursery room in can vary widely based on several factors, including your personal preferences, the room’s size, and the quality of items you choose. Here’s a rough guide to the potential costs: 

Here’s a visual table that summarises the potential costs involved in setting up a nursery for infants, using the data provided: 

Item  Price Range (AUD) 
Crib  $200 – $1,000+ 
Changing Table  $100 – $500+ 
Comfortable Chair  $150 – $1,000 
Dresser  $200 – $800 
Accessories and Decor  $100 – $500 
Safety Equipment  $50 – $300 

It’s important to focus on safety and functionality when choosing items for the nursery set up, but also to consider your budget and personal style. Materials and styling of the furniture will also play a big part in cost.  

Planning and shopping around for deals or opting for multi-functional furniture can help manage costs without compromising on quality or safety. 


Tips for Designing a Nursery 

Designing a nursery is an exciting project that combines functionality with personal style. 

Here are some thoughtful tips to guide you in creating a space that is both beautiful and practical: 

  • Choose a Practical Location: A quiet room that’s close to your bedroom to make those late-night feeds a little easier. This proximity allows for quick access during the night and provides peace of mind, knowing your baby is just a few steps away. 
  • Maintain a Consistent Style: The nursey should feel like a part of your home. Reflect the overall style of your house within the nursery’s design to create a cohesive look. Avoid cluttering the space with too much decor which can overwhelm the room and detract from its tranquillity. 
  • Future-Proof the Space: Consider using furniture and decor that can grow with your child or be repurposed in other areas of your home in the future. Invest in items like convertible cribs that can transform into toddler beds or choose a dresser that can serve as a changing table now and a regular drawer chest later. This not only saves money over time but also extends the life of your nursery. 

By following these tips, you can create a nursery that is comfortable, stylish, and adaptable, making it a perfect haven for your new arrival and a practical addition to your home. 


Tips for Nursery Organisation and Storage 

  1. Choose Versatile Storage: Keep the nursery organised with open shelving, baskets, and bins. Where you can store essential items neatly but also keep them within easy reach, blending functionality with style. While baby items are small they will take a surprising amount of space.  
  1. Personalise the Space: Add a personal touch with framed artwork or family photos. Creating a gallery wall can make the nursery feel uniquely welcoming. 
  1. Personalised Bedding: Bedding that features your baby’s name or initials. This custom touch adds a special warmth and serves as a beautiful keepsake. 

Designing the Perfect Nursery 

Creating the ideal baby bedroom requires thoughtful planning, selecting essential items, and developing a space that is safe and functional. 

For all your nursery needs, consider choosing Tasman committed to quality, safety, and sustainable designs that grow with your family. With Tasman Eco, you can trust that you’re not only making the best choice for your nursery but also investing in a safe and stylish environment for your little one to flourish.

By Carla Cenatiempo

May 10, 2024

Carla is the Marketing Lead at Tasman Eco, she has been with the business for almost 3 years now and loves being able to work with Australian families every day. It’s really important for her to share both quality and valuable content on nursery furnitures, with families to ensure they have peace of mind when growing their family amongst all of the noise in the space. Highlighting the importance of selecting the right baby cot and bassinet as part of the nursery setup, she focuses on providing information that helps families make informed decisions for their comfort and safety.

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