Top Nursery Items Every Parent Needs Before Baby Arrives

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It’s no secret that with little people comes a not-so-little list of things that they require in the first few years of life (and—spoiler alert—way beyond that). From furniture to feeding and changing to sleeping, babies come with a pretty hefty list of needs—and you’ll want to ensure your nursery is well stocked to eliminate panic purchasing once the baby arrives.

Enter, Metro Baby; Australia’s one-stop online baby shop. Their curated selection of speciality baby products has been handpicked for their quality and ability to elevate any nursery or baby space. Here are our top picks for items that every parent needs to get their hands on before bub’s arrival.

1. Sleeping

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Prime your baby for a good night's sleep with Metro Baby's super-sleek range of cots and bassinets.

While you’re probably tired of hearing about how little sleep you’ll be getting as a new parent, it’s true that you will need somewhere for your little one to safely catch some z’s. Metro Baby’s gorgeous range of safe (and stunning!) sleep spaces makes choosing a bassinet or cot for your baby a breeze. We love the Troll Sunside Bassinet for a sleek co-sleeper bassinet option, and the Linea Cot by Leander to complement any nursery aesthetic. And when it comes to linens? The vibrant cot sheets by Snuggle Hunny Kids are seriously hard to move past.

2. Feeding

Whether breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, it’s safe to say that feeding your babe will feel like a full-time job (and then some) in the early days. So, a comfortable chair to do it in is an often overlooked essential in our books. The Quax Rocking Nursing Chair ticks all the boxes; ergonomically designed for comfort and support, whilst also looking seriously chic. And because you can’t feed in the dark, the ultra-cute Boris Star Light Lamp by Mr Maria is a no-brainer, thanks to 6-step dimming functionality and an adorable look that’s perfect for any nursery.

3. Nappy Changing

Newsflash; the other thing you’ll spend a whole lotta time doing with a newborn (alongside not sleeping and feeding, that is), is changing nappies. It’s a fact of life that’s impossible to escape—but Metro Baby has a few handy bits and pieces that will make the whole process much more efficient. The Leander Linea Change Table is as sleek and chic as they come, while an Ubbi Nappy Bin keeps unpleasant smells to a minimum and a Skip Hop Light Up Nappy Caddy makes nighttime changes a breeze. You’re welcome (and good luck)!

4. Playing

Top Nursery Items Every Parent Needs Before Baby Arrives
With plenty of toys and resources for babies and big kids alike, Metro Baby is a one-stop shop of playtime gold!

Playtime is so important for baby’s development, and Metro Baby is brimming with playtime solutions that will leave your lounge room still feeling like a lounge room; and not an explosion of primary-coloured plastic. This gorgeous Generos Play Mat by Little Wiwa is crafted from non-toxic, sustainable materials and boasts a reversible design and thick cushioning. The Done by Deer Activity Mat promises hours of fun for your little one—with plenty of toys to entertain whilst also boasting a simple yet elegant design.

Invest in quality items like these Mushie Stacking Cups, Jellystone Rainbow Stacker, Baby Art Cards, a Teether Ball and Egg Shakers—and you have the baby play stage well and truly covered.

5. Safety

An absolute essential to ease new-parent anxieties is a great quality baby monitor which allows you to keep an eye on your little bundle while they’re in a different room. Metro Baby has an extensive range of baby monitors depending on your needs and concerns—from touch screen and audio to split-screen and breathing monitors.

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