Here at Petit Luxe Bebe, we've experienced firsthand the frustration of investing in the nursery furniture we just don't need. We’ve listed furniture must-haves for new babies. As a first-time parent, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of furniture available for new babies and unsure of what you actually need versus what people display across social media.

When it comes to nursery furniture for your new baby, you want to invest in products you’ll actually need and save on items you may not use or need.

Here at Petit Luxe Bebe, we've experienced firsthand the frustration of investing in furniture we just didn't need. So let me save you the hassle. Here is a list of furniture must-haves for new babies. Whether it's your first or fifth baby on the way, these items are non-negotiable in my books!


The cot is probably the most important item on the list, and with so many different types and materials to choose from, it can be challenging to decide what's best for you and your baby. The general consensus is that a cot should last your baby until they are around two years old; however, this depends on your child's size and weight.

When it comes to choosing a cot, you need to consider; the space available in your nursery, the style of furniture you want, and most importantly, the safety features. Cot beds are a great option as they can be used from birth to toddler years and tend to have more storage space underneath than traditional cots.

Investing in a cot that will transition with your baby throughout toddlerhood and into their pre-teens is one that you won't regret. Check out the Leander Classic Baby Cot in the Petit Luxe Bebe range.


The mattress is another essential factor in your baby's sleep environment. Remember to keep in mind that what may be comfortable for you may not be the best for your baby.

When shopping for a mattress, make sure to look out for firmness, breathability, and size. A good quality foam or latex mattress is often a good option as both durable and offers good support. 


A change table is a handy furniture piece to have in your nursery and a great way to prevent any back strains from hunching over to change your baby on the floor. When it comes to change tables, look out for ones with storage space, as they can hold all of the baby essentials!  

If nursery space is an issue, consider investing in a dresser/change table combo, as it will save you from having to buy two pieces of furniture. This leads us to our next furniture must-have:


A dresser is an essential part of a nursery. Generally baby clothes aren’t big enough to warrant hanging space in a wardrobe and with the amount of washing you’ll experience with a newborn I wouldn’t recommend wasting your time with it. Having furniture that holds all of your baby's clothing, blankets, and other essentials will make life so much easier!

When choosing nursery furniture to store clothes in, look out for furniture with deep drawers - this will allow you to group different types of clothing together and make it easier to find what you are looking for.


When your baby starts solid food, a high chair becomes a must-have. A high chair is also great for allowing your baby to watch you while you prepare meals, which trust us, you’ll want. Alternatively, your baby will be crawling around out of your eyeline doing who knows what.

When choosing a high chair, look out for one with a removable tray and seat cover, as this makes cleaning so much easier! Choosing a high chair that will grow with your baby is also highly recommended.

Check out the range that Petit Luxe Bebe stocks here.

When it comes to furniture for your new baby, you will want furniture that is functional, practical, and of course, aesthetic. Buying nursery furniture can be expensive, so make sure to invest in quality pieces that you won't have to replace or buy again later on.

Make sure you check out the entire furniture range here. And if you’re chasing nursery design inspiration make sure you’re following along on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram

May 19, 2022 — Vanessa Berryman