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 Nursery Checklist is our complete list of can’t-live-without-it products for your new bundle of joy. From a monitor that measures the exact number of minutes your little one has been asleep, to baby-safe rugs you can throw right in the wash—every product on this list scored an A+ with our moms. And we’ve seen it all.




Nursery Furniture

Crib + Crib Bedding

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 is perfect for small living spaces. It starts as a bassinet with extended use as a mini-crib. The bundle comes with sheets, but be sure to stock up on fitted crib sheets as they get dirty easily.

Nursing Chair

If gliders aren’t your style, you can always opt for a supportive accent chair. This super-soft seat has back cushions that you can melt into during late-night feedings.

Changing Station

Make every diaper change easier with the Gelato 3-Drawer Changer Dresser. Versatile and customizable with a removable changing tray and optional additional colored feet and knobs. Three spacious, smooth-glide drawers provide ample space for a growing babe’s wardrobe. 


Nursery Decor


Your newborn baby isn’t quite ready for a toy chest, instead, you can opt for a handmade, machine-washable, and eco-friendly basket that is the perfect place to store toys.

Book Shelf

Complete the nursery with a gorgeous book shelf that will grow with baby through their childhood. We love the Hudson Cubby Bookshelf because it's large enough to grow with them as their book collection grows. The multiple cubbies also allow room for toys and game so their bedroom is kept neat and organized.

Sleeping Essentials

Baby Monitor 

You'll never have to wonder "how long was that nap?" or "what time was that early morning feeding?", 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 the Nanit Pro Camera + Wall Mount is the next best thing to sitting a few inches from the baby's crib.

Baby Blankets

From tummy time to big kid bed snuggles, our double-layer muslin baby blanket is always a fit. Both light and airy and warm and cozy, it's got serious woobie potential. It’s made from the softest organic cotton, a touch of stretch helps you gently wrap and snuggle your newborn for the first few months.


Sweet + dreamy, this baby mobile blends with any nursery palette and will send your baby off to sleep dreaming about sweet safari animals.

Sound Machine

This smartphone-controlled sound machine + night light from Hatch is extra helpful for middle of the night feedings + remote soothing.

Playtime Essentials

  • We love the Cloud Travel Toy by Manhattan Toy. Not only is it a rattle, but it also features textured teethers, ribbons, and soft silky fabrics to help soothe little ones.
  • Three cheers for less clutter!—This 2-in-1 bouncer does the work of five and won’t clash with your nursery decor. Baby can happily bounce or rock while you play peek-a-boo from the shower.

    Clothing Essentials

      • Baby Clothes 

      • Don’t forget about filling your new dresser with baby clothes for your precious little one. At Monica + Andy, our team of mom experts has lovingly and carefully picked out the essentials - from burp clothes to clothes to blankets - and bundled them for you. With the organic Layette collection, you (and your baby's closet) will be prepared from day one.