The Essential Nursery Guide & Checklist

Your beautiful bump is growing larger by the day and you’re probably experiencing all the ups and downs of the last trimester. Here at Cuckooland we understand you’ve got enough on your plate without putting together a nursery checklist. So, get comfy, feed bump a biscuit, and let us unveil those ultimate nursery necessities.

Snuzpod 3-in-1 Bedside Crib

Moses Baskets and Cribs

Sleep is a precious commodity once baby has arrived, and choosing the right bed is oh so important. Chances are, your little bundle will kip in your bedroom for the first few months, so choose something that will work in your own bedroom as well as in the nursery.

Moses baskets and cribs are great for those early months; they’ll enable you to move your sleeping tot from room to room with minimal disturbance. Take for example the amazingly versatile Snuzpod, this revolutionary crib can affix to a parental bed as well as double up as a stand along crib and rocker. The Snuzpod is the ultimate ‘closer-to-baby’ sleep solution.

Brilliant Cots and Cot Beds

Once your baby becomes a little too big for their basket, the next step up is a cot/cotbed. You might want a cot with a lowering side, or think long term with a cot that can also double up as a toddler bed. In any case, choose a bed that is well-made and complements your décor.

With an adjustable base, the Baby & Toddler Luxury Cot Bed is suitable for babies and toddlers; the side can be lowered for easy access to your little one. We also adore the Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+. This ingenious 4-in-1 Cot Bed is suitable from birth to 9 years old. Thanks to an optional conversion kit the Wood Mini+ converts from cot bed to junior bed, day bed to a low loft bed. This piece of remarkable furniture is truly a fabulous investment which will see your child through almost a decade of their development.

Baby & Toddler Luxury Cot Bed
Baby Organic Wool Cot Mattress

Magnificent Mattresses

Mattresses matter! A good mattress is just as important as a sturdy bed, and it’s not worth scrimping on quality. We have a great range of cosy cot and toddler bed mattresses to send your little munchkin into the delicious depths of dreamland, or, should you need further support read our kids mattress guide.

The Natural Twist Cot Mattress has a clever double-sided design, which means that when they’re ready, you can move your baby from a firmer newborn mattress to a comfy squishy toddler mattress. We also adore the baby Organic Wool Cot Mattress. As the only mattress in the UK to be certified organic by the Soil Association, it’s a great choice for babies that are prone to allergies or eczema.

Sheets & Mattress Protectors

From cot sheets and mattress protectors to quilts and baby blankets, we’ve got it all covered at Cuckooland. We have a great range of bedding in sumptuously soft organic cotton, such as our Organic Jersey Cot Fitted Sheet.

A mattress protector is essential as it will protect your mattress from those little baby mishaps. The Organic Cot Mattress Protector is not only breathable and super soft – it’s 100% waterproof too!

Organic Cot Mattress Protector
Organic Knitted Blanket by The Little Green Sheep

Bedding & Blankets

Blankets, duvet covers and quilts are essential for naps. We love the snug softness of good quality baby blanket. These snoozy must-haves are bound to send your bundle of joy off to sleep in double quick time!

We have a fabulous range of bright bedding sets and blankets that are guaranteed to bring a burst of colour to your nursery.  For parents who want a touch of designer luxury in the nursery, we have a stylist range of  blankets by The Little Green Sheep. These ultra snuggly blankets are an vibrant addition to the nursery and can be used as a blanket or mat for baby to rest on top of.

Wardrobes and Chests of Drawers

When you’ve finally bought everything from that mile-long list, you’re going to need somewhere to store it all. We’ve got a great range of nursery furniture, from stand alone items to nursery sets. The Lounge Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set comes complete with a cot bed, double wardrobe and chest of drawers in a beautiful neutral finish.

Almost all of our chests of drawers conveniently come with an inbuilt changing space. We also have a wide range of wardrobes, including the fun Amsterdam House Wardrobe in Stair Gable Design available in four sizes and countless colours!

Lounge Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set in Grey and Oak
Wildfire Kids Toy Storage Bags

Toy Storage and Bookshelves

Keeping that little angel entertained is no mean feat. To organise their toys and books, we have a brilliant range of bookshelves and storage options. The Wildfire Kids Toy Storage Bags are a great option for housing all of those toys. These modern, neutral designs would look great alongside in just about any nursery.

Cosy Nursing Chairs

Embrace those early feeds and late night snuggles with a sturdy but comfy nursing chair. Our Olli Ella nursing chairs are the perfect addition to any nursery. These chairs will keep you comfortable as you bond with your baby, and will help you to retain a good posture. The Mo Ma Glider Nursing Chair is Olli Ella’s most popular design. It’s super comfy and the lumbar pillow also offers additional support. Browse our collection of nursing chairs here.

Olli Ella Mo Ma Glider Nursing Chair
Toulouse Dresser & Baby Changing Unit

Tip Top Changing Tables

If there’s one thing you’re going to need a lot of, it’s nappies. We stock a huge range of baby changing options, from purpose-built changing tables to dressers with an inbuilt changing space. We love the classic design of the East Coast Toulouse Dresser and Baby Change Unit. Just don’t forget to add one of our soft and comfy changing mats!

Pram Accessories

When you do eventually venture out of the house we have prestigious pram accessories to make babies first ride around town a super warm and comfortable one.  Take for example the lusciously luxurious Pram Liner by Minimink. This beautiful pram liner is a versatile, luxurious and practical way of keeping baby snug when out and about.

If you happen to have an Autumn/Winter baby then take the comfort level one step further with an adorable Pram Papoose by Minimink. This super soothing pram papoose has holes for the 3 or 5 point harness and a foot muff for all round comfort. You’re sure to attract a few envious glances with this perfect pram accessory.

Luxury Faux Fur Pram Liner

Require more assistance?

So there it is, our essential checklist of baby must-haves for that most important room – the nursery. From cots to chairs to changing tables, just follow our checklist to complete your nursery and we guarantee you’ll be delighted with the results. Our nursery collection has mums and dads-to-be covered from birth, to toddlers, and beyond!

Our professional nursery team is always on standby to answer any questions you may have – simply call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 Mon-Fri 9-6pm or email and our super friendly team will reply immediately.


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