It’s officially Baby Boom Time – here are our Top Picks for your Nursery

It’s official… a mini baby boom is on the way!

According to the latest figures, antenatal appointments towards the end of last year reached a peak not seen since 2016. So that means plenty of tiny feet and irresistibly squishy cheeks are coming soon…

And if you’re one of the many thousands of expectant parents this year (173,130 to be exact), you’ve come to the right place. To help you plan for your new bundle of joy, I’ve done some digging to find our most-popular nursery items for 2021 babies.

Just take a look at these ‘must-have’ baby essentials…


The essential checklist for boomtime babies…

SnuzPod 4 Bedside Crib 3-in-1 with Mattress

Mums and Dads are loving this handy little crib right now. And it’s easy to see why… with the flexibility to use as a standalone crib, a removable bassinet, or an attachment to your bed, this nifty 3-in-1 option ticks every box.

It means your newborn can sleep safely beside you in their very own sleeping area – just what the experts recommend. And once your tot is ready to move away from your bed, you can simply pop the pod back on its legs and use it as a cot.

Plus, it’s complete with a tilted design to prevent reflux and a rocking stand to soothe your little one to sleep. There’s no wonder expectant parents can’t get enough…

Tutti Bambini Modena Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set

When you’re busy preparing for a newborn, it can feel like time isn’t on your side. So if you’re rushing to create the perfect nursery, a 3-piece furniture set can save the day.

It means you won’t need to spend time trying to coordinate the cot with the wardrobe or drawers. You can simply select the style you like, et voila: you have a perfectly coordinating nursery all ready to go!

The beautiful 3-piece set from Tutti Bambini is one of our most in-demand sets. Whether that’s due to the classic contemporary wood finish, or the cot that converts into a toddler bed, or the protective teething rails… well, there’s heaps of reasons why this must-have set is top of the list.

Obaby Maya Cot Bed

For a bang-on trend nursery, look no further than this gorgeous cot bed. Parents are flocking over this dreamy Scandi-inspired cot… and I can’t say I blame them!

It’s super cool two-tone palette will effortlessly complement any new nursery. And with the option to transform into a toddler bed, this bed adjusts around your little one.

So as soon as they’re ready to take the plunge and leave the cot, you can remove the bars and replace with the safety rails to avoid any tumbles. You needn’t worry if they have second thoughts… because you can just as easily revert it back into a cot.

Tutti Bambini Oscar Rocking Chair

If you’re welcoming your newborn this year, I can’t recommend a rocking chair enough. From providing a supportive nursing spot to soothing your baby to sleep, there’s no end to the list of benefits they provide.

And with that in mind, take a look at the Oscar rocking chair by Tutti Bambini. With a curved back and luxuriously soft fabric, you couldn’t find a comfier space to relax during those nightly feeds. Team it with the matching pouffe so you can really put your feet up!

Obaby Stamford Dresser & Baby Changing Unit in White

If you’re a fan of multipurpose furniture, you’ll love this Obaby dresser and changing unit. It’s a Cuckooland favourite and ticks every box for new parents.

It’s sturdy, stylish, and simplistic… the perfect addition to any nursery. The top shelf provides space to slot a changing mat, and the drawers underneath are adjustable to make room for all your baby essentials.

Plus, you can choose from a range of dreamy colours – so there’s something for everyone.

Leander Matty Changing Mat

Didn’t think changing mats could be stylish? Think again.

This dreamy changing mat from Leander is a firm favourite among new parents this year. Because not only does it ensure every change is hygienic and hassle-free, but the gorgeous design creates quite the statement.

With curved sides to prevent rolling and super-soft material, your little one will stay safe and comfortable while you powder. Just some of the reasons why heaps of parents are rushing to bag this one…

Kids Concept Wooden Mobile

All babies love gazing at a colourful mobile to help them drift off to sleep… and parents can’t get enough of this mobile by Kids Concept, either!

This dreamy wooden mobile is a must-have nursery accessory this year. Thanks to the striking design, this mobile will be a great accessory even once your little one grows up. Simple, fun, and minimal, it will never go out of style.

Lorena Canals Azteca Washable Kids Rug in Vintage Blue

Playful and striking, this gorgeous rug is a must. It’s one of our most popular rugs and a beautiful addition to any new nursery.

Handcrafted in Northern India, your rug will be totally one-of-a-kind and unique. Simply throw it in your nursery and you’ll instantly create a fun and bold look – the bright colours and shapes are perfect for little people. Plus, this rug is machine washable, so you won’t need to worry about any accidents or spills.

Kids Concept Neo Rocking Mammoth

Parents are swooning over this fluffy rocking mammoth by Kids Concept. It’s cute, fun, and will look totally adorable in any nursery.

And when your little one is old enough to clamber aboard, the sturdy base and sleek wooden handles make for a super-safe ride. It’s a firm favourite for both kids and parents alike.

Get prepared with Cuckooland essentials

From cots to high chairs, we’ve got everything you need to welcome a newborn this year. So whether you’re expecting a little one or browsing for a gift, head over to our nursery section to get started.

And if you’re looking for more information or have a question, we’re happy to help. Just call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or send us an email.


With more than 8 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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