The 5 Most Important Baby Nursery Essentials in Singapore

Updated: Apr 14


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It can be overwhelming when making a list of items you need in your baby’s nursery as the list is simply endless! Let’s start with the top 5 baby nursery essentials to prioritize and understand their crucial functions, making sure that you’re only getting what you really need.


1. Sturdy Crib


The crib or cot is a necessity for babies because it’s practically their “home base”. It’s not advisable to keep babies in adults’ or children’s beds because these typically don’t have raised sides to keep them safe and secure.


Big beds also tend to have more pillows and other surfaces where newborns may be at higher risk of suffocation. A crib (especially a bare one) is much safer for a newborn baby.


Start your search for your baby’s haven by ensuring their crib is durable, safe, and has adjustable mattress heights.


Durable

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Look for a convertible crib that can last them throughout their toddler years. A classic favourite with beautifully rounded corners is the Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib that converts from a baby crib to a toddler bed, and finally a day bed (up to 23kg). This versatile feature allows the crib to grow with your baby and is a must-have for every practical parent!


Safety


Get a crib that is professionally certified as a safe product. A crib with GREENGUARD Gold Certificate is ideal, as it ensures a non-toxic finishing with low to no harmful chemical emissions. Avoid traditional wood finishes or paints that are mildly toxic or are allergens. Babies tend to put anything and everything in their mouths, hence, not having a professionally certified crib will pose a safety issue, especially during your child's teething stage.


Avoid drop-side cribs as their convenient mechanism has unfortunately led to numerous infant accidents and fatalities, and has since been recalled and banned in the U.S.


Made of solid New Zealand pinewood, the sturdy Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib also sports a non-toxic finish and hidden hardware


Adjustable mattress heights


It’s very important to make sure the crib can accommodate your baby’s growing height, as they learn how to turn, stand and even jump. Lower the mattress height as your child grows older to maintain a safe height to prevent your child from leaning too far over. A good number would be 3-4 adjustable mattress height levels.


2. Extra Firm Mattress


Pair your crib with an extra firm mattress for optimal safety and support. Suitable support is essential in developing your newborn’s delicate backbone and motor skills as they learn how to turn and push themselves up.


Make sure you can stick no more than two fingers in the space between the mattress edge and the crib frame. Look for a mattress with a certified s