If you’ve got a baby on the way we bet you can’t wait to get started in kitting out your baby’s nursery with gorgeous furniture.
Let’s face it, babies spend a lot of time snoozing so you’ll want to make sure you have done your research in getting a good quality cot and most importantly a safe breathable mattress (never second hand). We round up some good options for your child’s room from cot beds to co-sleeping cribs, changing tables and nursing chairs for a stylish baby’s nursery. Best part is there’s no need to traipse around different shops for all this gear – Mothercare stocks them all.
Mothercare Balham Cot ($249)
How gorgeous is this cot? Such a great way to theme your nursery with the pretty colours of the Mothercare Balham cot in pink, blue and even green, or white for the pureists! The Mothercare Balham cot is a great value option – lovely and simple in design but with all the handy features you’d expect. It features an adjustable base that can be used in three different positions – the highest for young babies so it’s easier to lift them in and out without straining your back, and two lower settings as your little one grows and begins to try and stand to ensure they are kept safely inside.
Silver Cross Nostalgia Cot Bed ( $899)
Inspired by heritage nursery furniture, the solid wood Silver Cross Nostalgia comes in a soft, antique white with delicate detailing. There are 3-adjustable base positions to grow with your baby and this cot bed can be easily converted into a toddler bed when your child is old enough. Plus points for the baby friendly teething rails plus the generous, full-length storage drawer (with cast pewter effect handles) for stowing away baby’s toys or blankets.
Stokke Home Bed ($1360)
This one is a favourite! Is it a bed, is it a changing station or is it a playhouse? Stokke Home is all these three in one! Stokke Home with its distinct house shape and clean lines is a head turner for sure. You can even accessorise your Stokke Home bed with a cosy roof or tent textiles complete with hanging mobiles or stars. When your child outgrows the bed around the age of 5, you won’t want to part with this so fashion it into a sofa and let your kid use it as a playhouse.
Babyhood Kaylula Sova Cot ($1599)
This one is certainly an attention grabber – great for the trend setter mama. The new Kaylula Sova Cot by Babyhood has a revolutionary design and concept. The unique clear perspex panels provide fantastic visibility – the panels let you see right into your baby’s cot – and lets your little one gaze out to the world without the constraints of bars. .You can convert the Babyhood Kaylula Soya cot to toddler’s bed too. This cot is on wheels so it’s super easy for moving into different rooms when needed.
We love the gorgeous colour of this co-sleeping cot pictured aptly named “ocean” it is bang on trend (there are other colours too from a sophisticated charcoal grey to adorable dusty pink). We like this desigin so much that we’d say the Tutti Bambini Cozee Bedside crib is a suitable addition to mama’s room or baby’s! Suitable from birth to six months, the CoZee Bedside Crib has been designed to allow you to sleep next to your baby – great for the newborn months and if you are breastfeeding. Now if you love your gadgets standby for the innovative 30 second open/fold mechanism – it is impressive mama! You can also use Tutti Bambini Cozee Bedside crib as a standalone crib – it comes with a comfy breathable foam mattress, and a washable fabric lining – handy for spills. There’s a breathable mesh window so you can gaze adoringly into your child’s cot as you co-sleep and this window helps with airflow in humid Singapore – double win. For HDB homes and tight spaces, this crib gets extra points as there is also a handy storage shelf to keep your baby’s essentials stored away neatly.
Babyhood Vogue Glider Chair ($699)
Babyhood’s Vogue Feeding Glider Chairs are designed to offer optimal support to your body. You’ll notice the unique twin layer cushion seat designed for support and comfort when your feeding 2-4 hours each day. Your neck, shoulders and lower back lumbar will thank you for the extra support from the Vogue Glider & Ottoman (included in price). The smooth gliding motion is great for night time lullabies plus there’s a lockable recline for when you want to be stable.
Stokke Home Dresser ($868)
Next up you’ll need a dresser or changing unit – lots of diapers to get through with a newborn mama! The Stokke Home Dresser is the perfect height for changing your baby when the changer is attached. You’ll appreciate the soft closing drawers when putting stuff away while bub is asleep. The Dresser with Changer allows for both sideways and parent facing changing positions. – so it will work whatever your room set up. The Scandinavian design together with the durable material makes this one a classic piece of furniture that will last for years no matter how many rooms you move it round in.
This one’s for the small nursery space. The changer sits over your cot to create an instant changing area for your baby. Pretty nifty right? The sides are raised to keep your little one secure when you’re changing them, and it’s softly padded so bubba is comfortable – which means they won’t be squirming and wriggling (fingers crossed!) when you are trying to change them! In between changes, store this changer away and keep the clean lines of your nursery clutter free. Ta da!
Ok so a mattress may not be seen but you’ll want to get a good new mattress for your baby, mama! After all, your new baby will be sleeping a lot (fingers crossed!). The Mothercare Airflow Pocket Spring Cot Bed Mattress is a good solid choice for a comfy night’s sleep with its support for your baby’s head and neck. There is a wipeable, waterproof layer – an invaluable part of any baby mattress and great for spills and accidents. We love the ultra-hygienic Spacetec™ which helps air to move more freely through and around the mattress – perfect for this climate to prevent sticky sleeps!
Babyhood’s mattress range is an affordable choice for your baby’s bed (60 x 120cm). It is designed to provide your baby with a firm orthopaedic support for their delicate body as well as great breathability – that means better sleeping for your baby which every mama knows is the holy grail! To combat sweaty Singers’ humid climate there are vents from the side for airflow and a 100% Cotton fabric cover. Good to know: this mattress is allergy and dustmite resistant so it’s spot on for kids prone to allergies.
And there you have it, all the essentials to get started on your new nursery mama! You can find all these at your nearest Mothercare.
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