Taken from here.
Whether creating a nursery is a treat or a trial (or both!) for you, this checklist will guide you through the process. (Items with a * are must-haves.)
[Ordered, received, exchanged, waiting ] Crib, cradle or bassinet*
• Slats no more than 2 3/8 inches apart
• Corner posts no more than 1/16 of an inch above frame
• No cutouts in headboard or footboard
• Top rails at least 26 inches above mattress
[Received ] Firm, flat mattress fit snugly in crib (less than two fingers should fit between mattress and crib)*
[ ] 1-3 washable crib mattress pads
[Owned ] Bumper pads covering inside perimeter (secured by at least six ties or snaps, with all extra length removed)
[DIY ] 2-4 fitted crib sheets*
[Borrowed ] 4-6 soft, light receiving blankets*
[DIY ] 1-2 heavier blankets (for colder climates)
[Thanks, Mom! DIY ] Rocking or arm chair
Needs a cover to protect the pretty off-white upholstery. Between this kiddo and, well, ME, there’s no way it’ll stay nice and pretty for long.
[Chosen ] Music box, sound machine or CD player
Will donate my iPod Touch, must buy a set of speakers (dock?).
[In progress ] Crib mobile with black and white images (remove when baby can support self on hands and knees)
Have a couple in mind, must choose one.
[Chosen ] Baby monitor
[Chosen – goes with music box ] Nightlight
[ ] Dresser
Sort of. Just have to choose one of the options.
[ ] Toy basket
[ ] Swing or bouncy chair
[ ] Bookshelf (must. have. books.)
[ ] Lighting (table lamp + overhead light)