I had every intention in the world for this post to be a full blown nursery reveal post, but then the rug I ordered never came in on time, and then I decided that there should actually be things on the wall, so I ordered more decor, but they're handmade, and coming from one of my all time favorite Etsy shops, but it wont be here for at least another month, so just expect another full reveal when I'm really all done.
The nursery was at the top of my list of rooms to get functioning when we moved because sweet Em had been sleeping in our walk in closet for the first 6 1/2 months of her life. When we moved into this house a couple weeks ago, I knew my first plan of attack was going to be getting a room set up just for her. I always told myself I wasn't going to be that mom who got all the pink things for her daughter, but then I had one, and her room literally makes the hallway upstairs glow pink... I'm actually not even mad about it one bit.
Here are some of my favorite tips for getting a nursery functioning in tip top shape, for even the smallest budgets. Some things I think you can completely live without (we had full intentions of having Em sleep in a pack n play, instead of a crib for pretty much ever), but these three things are pretty much necessities for me.
1. A Diaper Pail: This was something I didn't know I needed until I had one. The Arm and Hammer Diaper Pail by one of my favorite brands, Munchkin has been a nasal life saver. We have two kids in diapers right now, so the fact that we have something to contain the odor is pretty much the best. It completely seals off inside after each diaper is put in so odor can't escape, and it even has a pod of baking soda inside to keep your room smelling fresh all the day long. I'm in love.
2. A Changing Table: I prefer changing tables to dressers ten fold. I love having everything I'm going to need for Em right at my fingertips and there isn't any digging through drawers. Having her burp cloths, onesies, and diapers in arms reach is the best thing ever.
3. Black Out Curtains: For the longest time we just had a quilt hanging in the window in Jay's room. When we moved recently we got real black out curtains, and they're just the best. You can really use either one but having all the light blocked out from the room I think makes the optimal sleeping environment for my little ones... They also both sleep like champs during nap time which I fully attribute to the darkness.
Changing Table: Walmart
Crib Sheets: Walmart
Crib Matteress: Walmart
Curtain Rod: Walmart
Owl: Home Goods (similar)
Laundry Hamper: Home Goods (similar)
This post is sponsored by Munchkin, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.