19 March 2021

Baby S’s nursery reveal!

It’s finally ready for a reveal, our baby’s nursery has been a vision for some time now. As it came together the nursery (or baby room) totally became something different than what I initially imagined, but I couldn’t be happier with its final look!

My original vision was something more woodsy and natural, but as I started to piece it together I decided a nice neutral, greenery-inspired room was perfect for our little addition! I also realized how expensive certain items were, and for a nursery that would only be utilized for a few years before being turned into a toddler room, I couldn’t justify the high ticket prices on some items I had dreamed up prior to starting the design.

What we ended up with is a green and white oasis perfect for ME, who will be spending ample time in there, and totally calming for a tiny baby! I went with a really minimalist look, and chose some “splurge” items that I could not see myself living without. This is what we ended up with...

For the crib, I originally thought I wanted a natural wooden crib in the same design. This crib is Storkcraft from Wayfair.ca. The reason I ended up with the white is because this bed also transforms into a toddler bed. I thought for the long-term white would be more practical and less trendy. I love the flat wooden bars along the side, and am happy with the quality of this piece. It was really easy to put together — I did it all by myself!

The mattress was a splurge item. It’s a Newton breathable mattress ($400 on Amazon). The cover zips off for easy cleaning and the inside can be hosed off in the yard or shower. It’s definitely not something everyone will prioritize as a “splurge” but for me this mattress was a must-have!

For the rocking chair, I really wanted this expensive chair I saw at Pottery Barn, but for the amount of time I will use a rocking chair I just couldn’t justify the cost. I found an almost identical dupe for it on Wayfair (shown below), which is so comfortable and I absolutely love. The faux fur pillow is from Bouclair and the crescent moon pillow is from a local shop, Rust and Rubies.

For a change table, I chose a dresser for space reasons. I didn’t have enough room for both a dresser and a change table, so this needed to double as both. This dresser is by Storkcraft from Wayfair.ca. It was the perfect size for our small space and such a lucky find! The top drawer has diapers and wipes for quick changes and the changing pad is the Hatch Baby Grow, which weighs the baby daily, helping you keep track of their weight via an app on your phone. 

I really love the Hatch Baby app (not an ad!). It’s an all-in-one place where I can keep track of the baby’s growth, while also tracking feeding times and diaper changes. It’s a great app for new mamas and replaces various other tracking apps. It’s very helpful for understanding your baby’s sleep and feeding patterns, so you can develop a regular routine. The app also connects to our night light and sound machine, which was graciously gifted to us by a good friend. The Hatch Baby Rest sound and light machine is great for babies and toddlers, especially while sleep training. The light mimics morning and light so your baby can start to make connections with when they should be awake or sleeping!

For shelves and accent pieces, I kept everything else pretty minimal. I got the floating shelves from Wayfair and used some extra Rae Dunn items I had purchased without thought a few years ago. This little bird house is also a piggy bank — It’s never too early to start teaching kids about saving money! The footrest pouf is from Simons and was very affordable ($60!). I just love this piece and know I will be able to use it elsewhere in the house when my baby no longer needs a “nursery” (insert a million tears here, because that thought makes me so sad!).

Something else I have in the nursery is a Snuggle Me Organic lounger and nursing pillow. I got both in the “moss” colour, which matches the IKEA carpet perfectly! The lounger will likely not be used often in the nursery, but the nursing pillow will definitely come in handy during feeds so it was important to me that it matched the rest of the room. 

Some final things to mention are the baby care items I chose. I am very particular with skincare items I use on myself, and I will be just as particular with what I use on my little one! For all of their baby care items, such as hair and body wash, bum balm, powder, etc., I am relying on Rocky Mountain Soap Co. baby products. I love this Canadian brand as they consider the environmental impacts of their business while creating amazing, clean products! I use their products on myself, and will use their products on Baby S!

For detergent, I use Ecomax hypoallergenic for the whole family! And for Diapers and wipes, we will be using Pampers Pure (I have some samples of Pampers Sensitive in his drawer that I will be using up before opening the Pampers Pure box!). While safety was a big concern when choosing baby gear, it was just as important that I choose clean products to use on their body!

A few final details worth mentioning: The green accent wall is Sherwin Williams “Secret Garden”. The faux fiddle leaf fig tree and wicker planter are from Ikea. And yes, I have an obsession with muslin swaddles! The basket for the swaddles is from Real Canadian Superstore. Finally, once we decide on baby’s name, I’ll be adding a wooden name sign over his crib. The wall looks sort of empty right now, but I think a simple wooden name sign will be the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by for Baby Sherwin’s nursery reveal! If you love it, leave a comment below!



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