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Nursery on a Budget

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Congratulations! Your family is growing. If you’re an expecting mother, you’ve probably already made some changes to your own bedroom to get more comfortable. Well, now it’s time to make room for the new addition.

Unless you have the budget of a pregnant Hollywood celebrity, you’ll need to find ways to make your dollar stretch as much as possible. In our opinion, there's no reason to break the bank when you’re furnishing a new nesting place for your baby. And—let’s face it—it should be cute, too. We’ve been searching the internet for nursery items that are useful, safe, adorable, and economical. Here are our top 10.

 

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Cloud B Twilight Turtle Every nursery needs a night light, and this cute little turtle pulls double-duty, projecting a constellation of stars on the ceiling for your baby to look at.

Serta Kids Nightstar Glow Crib Mattress There’s no need to spend a ton on a crib mattress. This waterproof, stain-resistant mattress is certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, which means that you can rest easy knowing that your baby isn’t sleeping on top of harmful chemicals.

Long Under Bed Box with Wheels When creating storage space is a concern, this convenient and inexpensive solution from the Container Store will utilize that extra space under the crib and roll out for easy access.

Tranquil Moments Baby Monitor and Sleep Sounds With one little machine, you can sleep easy and your baby can too. This baby monitor is a combination video monitor that works with your smartphone and a sleep sounds machine. Brilliant.

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Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib, Gray Why buy a crib when you can buy a bed for a lifetime? For under $300, you can purchase a bed that will stay with your child until they leave for college. We found this cute bed at the Mine.

 

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Gateway 2-in-1 Changing Table & Storage Unit This is a changing table that you can use well after a baby has outgrown their diapers. We can picture stuffed animals, picture books, and even high school textbooks in this handy shelf.

 

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Dorel Living Glider Rocker Combo This compact rocker/glider is upholstered with stain-resistant microfiber that can be spot cleaned as needed. We especially love the comfortable, plush cushion and the hardwood frame that comes in three different color options.

Babyganics Bath and Skin Care Essentials Buy this handy three-pack and you’ll be set at bath time. This chamomile verbena lotion, bubble bath, and shampoo/body wash are all made from certified organic ingredients that will work to nourish your baby’s sensitive skin during and after the bath.

Deluxe Healthcare and Grooming Kit This convenient all-in-one kit contains a full assortment of baby essentials, including a case that you can use both at home and on the go.

Munchkin PAIL Diaper Pail This pail seals in odors and is compatible with Arm and Hammer universal scent refills. But best of all, Munchkin plants one tree for each diaper pail purchased.

It is possible to have a great nursery and stay within your budget. By choosing some items that will last your child through high school, we’ve made sure that you’ll have money to spend on other things. Like college.

 

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