Furniture and Accessories That Should Feature on a New Parents Wishlist

With a baby on the way, you may have already started buying bits and pieces, ready for their imminent arrival. It’s hard to resist when everything is so dinky and adorable! But have you ticked off the essentials?

Nursery must-haves can sometimes fall to the wayside, but they’ll be your most-used items once your newborn makes an appearance!

When it comes to their nursery furniture, bedding and accessories – if you haven’t the foggiest which bits you’ll need, or what features to look out for, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 can’t-be-without items to guide you through.

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1. Snuzpod 4 Starter Pack

Snuzpod 4 Starter Pack in Dove Grey
Snuzpod 4 Starter Pack in Dove Grey

For the first few months, specialists recommend your baby sleep in the same room as you. This isn’t always that simple, especially where space is concerned! Fitting a full-sized cot bed around your existing furniture might not always be possible – this is where the Snuzpod 4 co-sleeper crib comes in.

The compact and versatile design can be used as a standalone crib, a removable bassinet or as a bedside crib – the choice is yours!

As a co-sleeper crib, simply adjust the height and attach to your bedframe, with the strap included, and lower the mesh side panel to comfort, settle and feed your baby during the night. Removing the need to get up and out of bed in the wee hours, you’ll feel more relaxed and rested.

Including an OEKO-Tex 100 certified mattress, we’ve bundled in a few other essentials to get you started. Arriving in your Snuzpod 4 starter pack you’ll find a waterproof mattress protector, SnuzCloud sleep aid and two fitted sheets! That’s 5 things ticked off your list already… you’re on a roll!

2. Obaby Maya Mini Cot Bed

Obaby Maya Mini Cot Bed

If co-sleeping isn’t your ‘cup of tea’, but are still in need of something smaller, the Obaby Maya Mini Cot Bed should be top of your wishlist! A Cuckooland bestseller for a good reason – the compact crib converts into a toddler bed and day bed – so you’d be getting 3 designs for the price of one!

Suitable from birth, up until the age of 4, simply adjust the mattress height and convertible frame to suit your little one’s development, and continue using your nursery furniture for longer.

Also compatible with the removable Obaby Cot Top Changer attachment, there’s no need for a full-sized baby changing unit and you can make better use of the floor space it would have otherwise taken up!

3. SnuzPouch Sleeping Bag 2.5 Tog in Cloud Nine

SnuzPouch Sleeping Bag 2.5 Tog in Cloud Nine

Where it’s advised to keep your newborn baby’s sleep space fuss-free and clear from unnecessary bedding, it can be hard to navigate the do’s and don’ts when trying to regulate your baby’s temperature! A modern alternative to traditional baby bedding – the SnuzPouch Sleeping Bag 2.5 Tog helps keep little one’s safe and snug.

Available in a choice of sizes to suit their development with a 100% cotton liner for added softness, the SnuzPouch is a sleep-saver! The clever design features poppers and zips, leaving arms free and promoting your baby’s natural movements. And if a nappy change is needed, simply unzip the side panel for quick and easy cleanups and minimal disturbance! Your little one will drift right back off to sleep like nothing ever happened!

4. Panda London Bamboo Bedding

Panda London Bamboo Mattress Protector
Panda London Bamboo Set of 2 Fitted Cot Bed Sheets

For nursery bedding, Panda London should be your go to! The Bamboo Mattress Protector and Bamboo Set of 2 Fitted Cot Bed Sheets have been made from all natural materials to ensure little one’s get the very best sleep. Both products are machine washable too – ask any parent and you’ll know how important this feature is!

Standard fitted cot sheets are always handy, but the Panda London designs offer extra benefits! With a 320 thread count for added softness, the breathable sheets help regulate your baby’s temperature and wick away moisture and odours.

Pair with the Bamboo Mattress Protector, with naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic waterproof layers, and the Panda London nursery bedding offers protection from little accidents and keeps mattresses fresh and germ-free. Available in 10 sizes – from cot to superking, every mattress in the house can benefit from a layer of natural protection!

5. Leander Matty Changing Mat

Leander Matty Changing Mat

On average newborn babies need changing as many as 12 times a day according to the That calls for a baby changing mat that can handle regular visits – the Leander Matty Changing Mat is just the spot!

Ergonomically moulded to keep little one’s safe and comfortable, the clever design mimics being held. The foam-like PUR changing mat quickly adapts to room temperature and your baby’s natural warmth to keep them comfortable during clean-ups. Completely water-resistant and easy to wipe clean, nappy changes are made simpler with Leander!

If you’re able to stretch your whishlist… we’d recommend adding the coordinating hoodie and topper towels to your setup. Machine washable and tumble drier-safe and made from 100% organic cotton with an adorable polka dot design, wrap your baby in softness after bathtime!

Leander Organic Matty Topper Towel Colour Options
Leander Organic Matty Topper Towel
Leander Organic Matty Hoodie

6. Vox Leaf Changing Unit

Vox Leaf Changing Unit

A spot for the Matty Changing Mat to go – the Vox Leaf Changing Unit! Setting itself apart from standard baby changing tables, the 2 in 1 changing station and cabinet has been designed for parents juggling parenthood.

The removable baby changing top fits all standard sized mats, with room to spare, and the raised side panels prevent rolling. The open cubby compartments are great for grabbing essentials when you’ve got your hands full! Keep your most-used items on the shelves so you can easily reach for them. For everything else, including extra-large nappy multi-packs, the closed cupboard keeps essentials organised and never too far away. Creating an empty space behind the unit, use to store other essentials out of the way, or add a basket in the slot for dirty washing!

Once nappy-changes are a thing of the past, remove the changing top and continue using the handy storage unit throughout their childhood and teen years!

7. Bloomingville Water Hyacinth Bear Basket with Lid

Bloomingville Water Hyacinth Bear Basket with Lid

Speaking of baskets – you’ll get lots of use out of the Bloomingville Water Hyacinth Bear Basket with Lid! Crafted from natural Water Hyacinth and woven into an adorable bear design, use as a washing basket, blanket box or toy storage. The lid with ear handles keeps everything hidden away inside.

Change up the contents as your youngster grows and it’ll be loved for years to come! Part of the basket collection from Bloomingville, with rockets, mushrooms and penguin basket themes, there are so many gorgeous designs to choose from, it’s hard to just pick just one for your wishlist!

8. Vox Tuli Bookcase & Toy Storage

Vox Tuli Bookcase & Toy Storage

The one thing you can be certain of when your new addition finally arrives, is you’ll be swimming in toys! Toys galore! From personalised teddy bears to building blocks, adoring family will be showering them in thoughtful gifts. But where do you put them all? Inside the Vox Tuli Bookcase & Toy Storage, that’s where!

The Tardis-like design has plenty of space inside. Fill the four spacious compartments with all of their favourites and use the top for more delicate decorations and collectibles. The open design means you can quickly grab their beloved cuddly companions if they need comforting. And when your little one is big enough for independent play, they can easily access their toys themselves.

9. Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger

Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger
Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger Cover

The Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger is like a second pair of hands! Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton with non-toxic natural dyes and breathable and hypoallergenic fabrics, this fabulous accessory needs to feature on your new parent wishlist!

The cocoon design cradles and supports little one’s and mirrors the feeling of being held. Perfect for supervised lounging, tummy time and sitting support, while your little one is relaxing you can be getting on with other things in the background… or just taking a well-deserved time out yourself! Add in the Snuggle Me Organic removable covers and make washing and drying a total breeze.

10. Obaby Savannah Swivel Glider Reclining Nursery Chair

Obaby Savannah Swivel Glider Reclining Nursery Chair

So far our list has comprised of essentials for your baby! You’ll obviously benefit too, but filling our number 10 slot we chose something with parents in mind… The Obaby Savannah Swivel Glider Reclining Nursery Chair will be your new favourite spot. 

Even before your new addition arrives on the scene you can enjoy the benefits the Savannah chair brings. With supportive foam cushions, a high seat back, a 360-degree swivel and recline function – you can relax in comfort. Also a place to nurse, bond, cuddle, soothe and read bedtime stories together, both you and your baby can enjoy the gentle gliding motions.

Upholstered in your choice of fabrics with a contemporary design, position in the nursery or create a cosy corner in the living room or bedroom and it won’t look out of place!

Tick Off Your Nursery Wishlist with our Top Picks!

Wishlist complete… now it’s time to create your dream nursery! If you have any questions about our nursery top picks, ping us an email at or call +44 (0) 1305 231231 and a member of the team will be there, every step of the way!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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