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The best nursery buys to adapt to your baby’s changing needs

How to future-proof your nursery with these smart products that will ensure your room meets your baby’s needs as she grows older. The nursery basics you need to buy are: cotbed; mattress; changing table; wardrobe; chair; nightlight; playmat; storage; and a bin.
Carnaby aqua metal cotbedExpand ImageCarnaby aqua metal cotbed

Carnaby aqua metal cotbed, £299, mothercare.com

Cotbeds convert from baby cot to toddler bed and are usually suitable up to the age of four.
Twist mattressExpand ImageTwist mattress

Twist mattress, from £145, thelittlegreensheep.co.uk

The new Twist mattress is firm and flat on one side for a baby. Flip it over to provide springy support for a toddler.
OSIT chairExpand ImageOSIT chair

OSIT chair, from £90, nuunkidsdesign.com

A chair that converts from baby seat to highchair and then a proper chair? Genius!
Harper white changing unitExpand ImageHarper white changing unit

Harper white changing unit, £299, dunelm-mill.com

Choose a changing table that can be used later as a bookshelf and chest of drawers.
Skip Hop Pop Up Monkey HamperExpand ImageSkip Hop Pop Up Monkey Hamper

Skip Hop Pop Up Monkey Hamper, £20, johnlewis.com

Use to store nappies, and then later toys, toys and, er, more toys.
Skip Hop Zoo PlayspotExpand ImageSkip Hop Zoo Playspot

Skip Hop Zoo Playspot, £50, amazon.co.uk

Your baby can use Skip Hop's mat from the age of 10 months, but its toddler-friendly design means you'll keep it for years.
KNODD 40L binExpand ImageKNODD 40L bin

KNODD 40L bin, £16, ikea.com

A nappy bin will last two years. A bin with a lid (plus nappy bags!) lasts forever and costs half the price.
STUVA storageExpand ImageSTUVA storage

STUVA storage, £80, ikea.com

Yes, you do need hanging space for your baby, and a bright, fun wardrobe will last kids for the long-term.
Gro-lightExpand ImageGro-light

Gro-light, £17.99, gro-store.com

The 2-in-1 Gro-light changes a regular light bulb to a nightlight at the flick of a switch.
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