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Check out these budget nursery buys to help you save some money when it comes to decorating (or re-decorating) this all-important room. Whether your baby is on the way or you’re already getting good use out of their nursery, there’s bound to be one thing you’ve missed when it comes to decorating. Whether that be aesthetic or practical (or both).
We’ve made a list of the must-have buys for your nursery, all of which are budget-friendly and they’ll be sure to make for an easier life for you and your tiny human. Because let’s face it: baby stuff is expensive. From prams to cots, high chairs and the necessary car seat, there’s a lot to tick off your list before going into labour.
For those of us who are on a budget thanks to energy prices rising across the country, we’re here to tell you exactly what you should get with £25 to spend on your nursery. We’ve also got plenty of nursery ideas up our sleeve when it comes to putting these products to use and placing them in the right positions. One thing to remember: though affordable, these buys really will last your child for years to come.
10 stylish nursery essentials you absolutely need at home
Prices from low to high
1. Drawer Organisers 8 Pack: £3.50 at Dunelm
Use these clever drawer organisers to keep their clothes in check, and to ensure their drawers stay neat and tidy. An easy way to sort their short-sleeved sleepsuits and their long-sleeved ones. They should also help you squeeze more into their drawers, too.
2. Dunelm Set of 30 Plastic Coat Hangers: £12 at Dunelm
A cheap price to pay for a total of 30 hangers, use these in their wardrobe for everything from cute dresses to winter coats and their dressing gown. While they are basic, so long as they won’t be on show, you’re getting a bargain, plus they come in white or grey.
3. Tommee Tippee Twist and Click Advanced Nappy Bin: £13.99 at Amazon
The last thing you want is your lovely new nursery smelling of nappies, what a way to ruin an aesthetic! Enter this specially designed bin that will sit discreetly in a corner of your nursery (ideally right beside your changing table) to collect, bag and hold used nappies until it’s your bin collection day. The best part? It’s made to be more eco-friendly from sustainably sourced sugarcane and recyclable plastic.
4. BabyDam The Original Bathwater Barrier: £38.99 at Amazon
Let’s face it: baby bathtubs are not nice to look at, even worse they are so difficult to hide away when guests come over. The Baby Dam is popular for a range of reasons, but mostly because it fits a range of tub sizes, it rids the need for you to clean another tub, and also because you can slide it between a toilet and a sink after use, to hide it away, or in a cupboard with ease. It can also save you time – since you won’t have to run a full bath – and it will save you money on your water bills. It comes in three colours – grey, blue or pink – and you can position it anywhere in the bath you like, meaning you can use it as your child grows.
5. John Lewis & Partners Spot Changing Mat: £10 at John Lewis
Wedge changing mats are highly searched for online, mostly because they are safer than classic changing mats as they can prevent baby from falling – wherever you are changing them. This budget-friendly changing mat features a phthalate-free PVC cover that’s wipeable and it’s filled with foam to make it comfortable. You can easily move it from room to room with ease or slide it underneath furniture to store it away. With high walls to keep your baby in the middle of the mat, it’s a lot safer than other options we’ve seen – as well as cheaper.
6. uwows Premium Wood Baby Wardrobe Dividers: £12.97 at Amazon
These wardrobe dividers will make their clothing collection a lot tidier, and they ought to make an easy life for you. Naturally, you will end up with lots of different size clothing, so to ensure you don’t end up putting your newborn into a 12-month sleepsuit, this is a game-changer – especially when you’re sleep-deprived.
7. Baby Diaper Caddy Organiser: £12.99 at Amazon
A Mrs Hinch must-have, this diaper caddy is great for storing essentials, and it has handles for you to take it from one room to another with ease. It has a range of compartments to hold anything from nappies to muslins, baby wipes and more, and it can be tucked underneath furniture when not in use. It saves you rummaging through copious drawers to find what you need when they’re crying.
8. Tommee Tippee GroEgg2:
£28.99 £16.99 at Amazon
This nursery must-have comes highly recommended by reviewers as it doubles as a night light doubles and a temperature checker, to let you know whether it’s hot, cold or just the perfect temperature in their nursery as they nap. It’s USB powered and compact enough to hide amongst a shelf, plus it’s colour-changing and you can adjust its brightness Parents comment that they can’t live without this handy device…
9. Vesta Baby Over the Door Hanging Organizer: £20.99 at Amazon
Need some extra storage space in your nursery? Hang this organizer over a door to make way for extra toys, clothes, nappies plus more. Boasting a gender-neutral grey star pattern, it’s anything but an eyesore, plus its pockets are see-through so that you can easily check what’s in there when you’re in a rush. For just over £20, this might revolutionise the way in which you use your nursery.
10. Dream Art Anywhere Portable Blackout Curtain: £23.99 at Amazon
For home or away, this portable blackout curtain will help keep the sunlight at bay when your baby naps in the day. Fit it to your window using suction cups and your little one should sleep for hours on end. Available in more colourways than black, this is a great alternative to fitting a blackout blind that you might only use for the first few months. It comes with a dust bag, too, so that you can take it abroad or to grandparents’ houses.
For more money-saving tips to help you tackle the rising costs of energy bills, we’ve got plenty of tips on how to save energy at home.
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