Best of Baby 2015: Nursery
February 23, 2015
A nursery that’s beautiful and works hard to keep baby safe and comfortable — those are our favorite rooms in the house. Here, the standout items that help promote good sleep and some sweet dreams.
Crib: HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper
Skip co-sleeping and keep baby right by your side with this bassinet that can come right up to and over the side of your bed. It also swivels a full 360 degrees and one side is retractable, allowing you to easily maneuver baby onto your bed without lifting her up. What we love:
- It includes lullabies, vibrations, a nightlight and a nursing timer
Buy it: $250, Toysrus.com
Crib: BabyHome So-Ro Twin Cradle
Designed by an occupational therapist, this simple crib is exceptionally built for two. What we love:
- It rocks from front to back rather than side to side, mimicking the way you’d rock baby in your arms
Buy it: $419, Giggle.com
Crib: Bloom Alma Mini
Living in a city apartment? This compact crib folds up for convenient storage and can be wheeled from room to room. What we love:
- 5-minute set-up time — you can’t beat that
Buy it: $340, Diapers.com
Sleep Accessory: Swanling Innovations Slumber Swaddle
Easy swaddling and safe swaddling go hand-in-hand with this product. It snaps in place with the Slumber Sleeper, keeping your newborn comfortably on her back and in the center of the crib. Worried she’ll be too warm? The bamboo fabric is lightweight and breathable.
Buy it: $29, Amazon.com
Sleep Accessory: Aden + Anais Classic Crib Sheets
While we love these sheets for their pretty patterns alone, the breathable, soft cotton muslin is what makes it a standout. The sheets, sold individually, even come pre-washed.
Buy it: $20, Buybuybaby.com
Sleep Accessory: Colgate Nuzzle Snuze
Colgate’s most advanced mattress yet, the Nuzzle Snuze is made out of recyclable fibers that help promote a good night’s sleep. This NaturesNest technology is also pretty good-looking; the mattress comes in three different patterns.
Buy it: $370, Amazon.com
Humidifier: Duux Mushroom Humidifier
Coolest Dual Function
It’s a humidifier, it’s a nightlight, it’s a mushroom…it’s perfect for the nursery because it’s just so cute. Its kid-friendly design is also big on function. Features we love:
- It uses 80 percent less energy than other humidifiers and has an automatic shut-off
Buy it: $60, Buybuybaby.com
Humidifier: Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Drop Humidifier
This isn’t a space saver, but it gets the job done and looks great doing it. What we love:
- With a 24-hour run time, the Crane is dry air (and dry skin’s) worst nightmare
- The fun shape and bright colors are perfect for the nursery
- It’s ultra-quiet and turns off when the tank is empty
Buy it: $46, Diapers.com
Humidifier: Vicks Starry Night Humidifier
It’s not quite Van Gogh, but we know your child will love the projected stars from this humidifier that can run up to 24 hours before needing a water refill. What we love:
- Those stars change colors!
- An integrated scent pad heater disperses congestion-clearing Vicks into the room, perfect for when you’re sick
Buy it: $55, Toysrus.com