Changing Table – Those of us that actually have changing tables have ones from Pottery Barn. Those of us that don’t simply placed a changing table pad on top of a dresser in the nursery. Whatever you do, remember to register for multiple changing pad covers as there will be pee and poo all over everything in the beginning!
Glider/Rocker - You will need a comfortable place for feedings, rocking to sleep, story and quiet time. And for the first few months it is sure to double as a “bed” for mom or dad at some point! Whether you use something you already have or purchase a new chair, it is nice to have a chair that actually moves (whether it be gliding or rocking) as your baby will be soothed by the motion. Some Mamas use their gliders all the time, while others use them more to throw dirty laundry on. These can run you up to $700 for a chair and ottoman set, so you might want to look into getting one second hand, because at this point you don’t know if you will use it or not.
Other – Other items you might want, but aren’t necessary, to have in the nursery are a dresser and bookshelves.
Accessories – Laundry basket, soft lighting, humidifier