The best items to include in your newborn's room are often small but mighty useful.

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The best items to include in your newborn’s room are often small but mighty useful.

It’s natural that you want your new arrival to have a room that is just as cute.

You’ve spent nine months (probably longer) dreaming of the picture perfect nursery that will house the wee one, all their little outfits and snuggly toys.

You want the space to be stylish of course – after all you’ll be spending a lot of sleep-deprived time in there – but it is also worth considering how the space will work practically.

Yes, that miniature tepee is absolutely adorable, but how much time will your newborn realistically be spending in it?

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Here are 10 nursery items that deliver big on both form and function.

Rechargeable gravity lamp

The ideal night light provides you with just enough visibility to enter your little one’s room without crashing around and waking them up.

This sleek option from Stellar Haus gives a very soft, dimmable light.

Goldie+Ace baby fitted sheet

The new arrival will be snug as a bug with this sheet made from ultra fine cotton stretch knit jersey fabric and printed with an adorable strawberry print.

The Shnuggle Squishy Changing Mat

The clean lines and subtly raised sides of this minimalist changing pad will help keep a wriggly baby stay put. Plus, with no nooks or crannies, the whole thing is a breeze to clean.

OYOY Caramel lion mat

This camel-coloured rug will add a pop of whimsy to any nursery, but is also soft enough that you can comfortably sit or play on it. Tummy time here you come!

Ubbi Diaper bin

The eye-pleasing grey and white chevron pattern of this nappy bin adds some visual interest to an otherwise practical object.

It’s made from powder-coated steel with rubber seals and a sliding lid to keep odours at bay. For added practicality, this model can be used with any standard rubbish bag or a reusable cloth liner.

Coral reef mobile

It’s never too early to teach bubba about the threat climate change poses to our natural environment!

This charming mobile the features a school of colourful sea creatures, and is a delightful way to soothe baby or provide some stimulation.

Yogasleep Hushh white noise machine

A white noise machine can be useful for masking disruptive household noises (think loud siblings or the neighbour mowing the lawn for the third time this month), and encouraging babies to fall asleep and stay that way.

This low-profile, portable machine comes with three sound options: bright white noise, deep white noise, or gentle surf.

Nature Baby magnetic map

With Te Reo Māori and English place names on this screen printed map your little one can play while they learn about our geography. Don’t have a magnetic surface already? A tin of magnetic paint (which can be tinted to a range of hues) will sort that for you easy-peasy.

Tiger storage bag

Keeping bits and pieces off the floor of a kids’ room is a never ending eternal task. Keep them organised but still close to hand with these playful bags from AC Homestore.

KASPAR Storage Trunk

Should you need a more permanent toy storage solution, this trunk should do the trick. The rounded edges also decrease the chance of accidental head bonks.