Here’s what’s so exciting if you’re expecting right now: nursery gear has never been better. But the sheer number of products and promises can leave any future mama’s head spinning. So our HQ team—made of 80% moms—decided to dig in deep. Really deep. We tested, we sorted, we talked with experts, and we discovered.
Monica + Andy’s 2020 Nursery Checklist is our complete list of can’t-live-without-it products for your new bundle. From a monitor that measures the exact number of minutes your little has been asleep, to baby-safe rugs you can throw right in the wash, and a bassinet that folds up with one hand—every product on this list scored an A+ with our moms. And we’ve seen it all.
- The best crib for your baby can score a quality snooze in any room, any size.
M+A pick: Bloom alma mini white crib bundle
- You need this bassinet. You can open and close this modern playard with one hand in two seconds—a game changer when traveling.
M+A pick: 4 Moms Breeze Plus Playyard
- A stylish comfortable addition to your nursery.
M+A pick: Caitline By The Everygirl – Accent Chair
- Peace of mind that your little’s eating plenty and growing strong between doctor appointments.
M+A pick: Hatch Baby Grow
- After a spit-up or spill, this baby-safe rug can be thrown in your washing machine at home. M+A pick: Lorena Canals Bubbly Rug
- Sweet + dreamy, this over-the-crib entertainment blends with any nursery palette.
M+A pick: Meri Meri Safari Baby Mobile
- From our Interior Define collaboration—cuddle-ready, kid-sized pillows that add a pop to your nursery or playroom. Pillow fight, anyone? M+A pick:Interior Define x Monica + Andy Throw Pillows
- You’ll never have to wonder “how long was that nap?” or “what time was that early morning feed?”, and you’ll never have to squint to see where the paci fell. With smart data for sleep training, and a crystal clear image, our moms say it’s the next best thing to sitting a few inches from the baby’s crib.
M+A pick: Nanit Plus Monitor + Wall Mount
- Handmade, machine-washable, and eco-friendly, this is the perfect place to store a pile of bedtime lovies or special toys. M+A Pick: Lorena Canals Basket Bubbly
- From tummy time to big kid bed snuggles, our double-layer muslin blanket is always a fit. Both light and airy and warm and cozy, it’s got serious woobie potential. M+A Pick: Monica + Andy Always Blanket
- Everything (and we mean everything) goes in baby’s mouth—and organic cotton is simply safer. (Plus: we love those stitched details!). M+A Pick: Meri Meri Giraffe Baby Rattle
- Made from the softest organic cotton, a touch of stretch helps you gently wrap and snuggle your newborn for the first few months. M+A Pick: Monica + Andy Always Blanket
- A smartphone-controlled sound machine + night light is extra helpful for middle of the night feedings + remote soothing. M+A Pick: Hatch Baby Rest
- Three cheers for less clutter—this single lounger does the work of five and won’t clash with your décor. Baby can happily bounce, vibrate, or sit upright while you play peek-a-boo from the shower. M+A Pick: Bloom coco go 3-in-1 bouncer
Take the guesswork out of figuring out what you need for your newborn. Our team of mom experts has lovingly picked out the best of our organic Layette collection, so you (and your baby’s closet) will be prepared from day one. M+A Pick: M+A The Modern Layette