How To Create A Baby Nursery For Under $1400

From furniture to décor, here are our picks and tips for creating a stylish, practical and safe baby nursery for under $1400.

beautiful simple baby nursery

Shopping for your baby’s nursery can be daunting, especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget.

With so many different options and price points to choose from, it can be hard to know if you’re compromising on safety and quality when opting for the more affordable option.

At The Tot, many of us are parents who don’t want to spend our child’s college tuition on their nursery, which is why we’ve done a lot of research to find affordable items that tick all the right boxes when it comes to where they’re made, how they’re made, what they’re made of, who they’re made by and how long they’re going to last.

We’ve also learned that it’s wise to choose things that are gender neutral and minimal enough that they can work with any décor. This will come in handy when you need to do Nursery #2!

Ready to see how you can create a baby nursery without breaking the bank?

 

Our Favourite Affordable Nursery Picks:

 

 

Million Dollar Baby Classic Liberty 3-In-1 Convertible Crib + Toddler Bed Conversion Kit

 Million Dollar Baby Classic 3-in-1 Liberty Crib

Million Dollar Baby Classic 3-in-1 Liberty Crib

Million Dollar Baby Classic 3-in-1 Liberty Crib

Not only is the Million Dollar Baby Classic Liberty Crib affordable, it’s also practical. Complete with a toddler bed conversion kit, it has four adjustable mattress heights and can transition from crib to toddler bed to day bed.

Cost = $299

 

Babyletto Sprout Three Drawer Dresser with Removable Changing Tray

Babyletto Sprout Dresser with Change TableBabyletto Sprout Dresser 

The Babyletto Sprout Three Drawer Dresser is a great nursery option because it does double time as a change table. Once your little one is all grown up, it can even go off to college with them due to its timeless and sophisticated design.

Cost = $349

 

Petit Pehr Counting Sheep Mobile

 

Just as cute hanging in a corner or over a change table as over a crib, the Meri Meri Safari Baby Mobile adds style to your tot’s nursery, while also helping them develop their eyesight.

Cost = $76

 

Lorena Canals Bubbly Basket

Lorena Canals Bubbly Basket 

Sturdy and stylish, the Lorena Canals Bubbly Basket can be used for laundry, stuffed animals, books, shoes, toys, blankets, towels and more. Designed with a neutral colors and understated pom poms, it’s another piece that will grow with your baby.

Cost = $46

 

Lorena Canals Braided Rug

Lorena Canals Braided Rug

The Lorena Canals Braided Rug is a great choice for any floor type because it’s a soft and safe place for your baby to play and do tummy time on, but can also protect your carpet from spit up and spills or keep your wood/ tile floors padded and warm.

Cost = $139

 

Don’t Cry Wolf Unicorn Nightlight

Don't Cry Wolf Wood & Yellow Acrylic Unicorn Night Light 

Midnight feeds and story time will be extra special with the Don’t Cry Wolf Unicorn Nightlight. Playful and cute, its soft warm glow is the perfect amount of light needed at night.

Cost = $35

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Classic 150 Seamless Crib Mattress

Naturepedic Crib Classic 150 Seamless Matress 

Made in the USA from GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, the Naturepedic Classic 150 Seamless Crib Mattress is free of toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and phthalates. It also has two firmness options that cater for both babies and toddlers.

Cost = $275

 

Petit Pehr Stripes Away Crib Sheet x 2

Petit Pehr Stripes Away Crib Sheet Pebble 

Soft and breathable, Petit Pehr’s brushed cotton crib sheets have adorable patterns that will be a magical and safe place for your little one to rest.

Cost = $36 

 

Olli Ella Changing Basket + Cotton Insert

Ollie Ella Reva BasketOllie Ella Cotton Insert 

Soft and breathable, Petit Pehr’s brushed cotton crib sheets have adorable patterns that will be a magical and safe place for your little one to rest.

Cost = $89 + $16.95

 

Questions to ask when shopping for a nursery:

 

When shopping for furniture, be sure to ask:

  • Is it ethically and sustainably made?

  • What is it made of?

  • Does it contain any toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, phthalates, lead or PVC?

  • Will it grow with my child?

When shopping for bedding, be sure to ask:

  • Is it made from natural fibers like 100% organic cotton?

  • Is it dyed with natural dyes?

  • Is it machine washable? (You’re going to be doing a lot of laundry with a newborn.)

 

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