In the build up to your new arrival, decorating the nursery is an exciting and rewarding experience. However, the need to optimise your space to keep it practical but pretty can be a huge challenge. We’ve found a few items which could make a great addition to your shopping list, whether you’re preparing for a new baby or keeping up with one.

Soothing Nights

This splendid soother will be sure to help comfort your child both day and night. The silky soft fabric is appropriate for new-borns and will make this sweet rabbit something they never want to put down. A toy and comforter all in one, it’s sure to make a firm favourite, helping to relax your child for a good night’s sleep.

Bashful Cream Bunny Soother, £16.00 from Hamleys


Starry Eyed Sleeping

Most parents can relate to the notion of wanting to ensure that their child feels safe and secure when in their own room. This light projector creates a beautiful starry atmosphere across the ceiling and walls to help calm little ones ahead of bedtime. With an option for a 10-20 minute lullaby too, it’s the perfect sleeping companion for your baby.

Hash Nelly Projector Light, £19.99 from Babies R Us


For the Road

Travelling with your little one can be hard work, but thanks to this brilliant 3 in 1 baby cot, cradle and high chair, it couldn’t be easier. Not only is it lightweight and easy to adjust, but it can also cut down the costs of having to purchase all three items individually and having to transport a selection of different carriers on the go.

iCoo Grow With Me 1-2-3, £359.99 from Argos


Relaxing Days

For the expectant mother, pregnancy can be uncomfortable, however this reclining glider chair can provide the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy your pregnancy. With a matching footstool and accessible pockets, it brings comfort whilst giving users the benefit of making sure everything is within reach. It can also be great for post-pregnancy - keep it in your nursery so you can put your feet up whilst baby is sleeping or feed in comfort.

Mothercare Reclining Glider Chair, £165.00 from Mothercare


Super Storage

These compact but stylish drawers can be used for storing toys, books and care products. Versatile and perfect for making sure there is lots of space to play, you enjoy being able to fit everything you need in one place. The clear drawers  are the perfect way to display the fun games inside or alternatively, why not make an activity of it and create colourful pictures to put on the inside drawers to help mark what is inside.

ArtBin Store-In-Drawer Cabinet, Was £33.49 Now £25.65 from Amazon


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