12 gender-neutral nursery items perfect for passing on

Aesthetically, gender-neutral childcare items are perfectly Instagrammable. But also? There is a real benefit in buying products that can be passed on to younger siblings, whether they are boys or girls.

From crisp, modern furniture to soft finishing touches, we’ve rounded up gender-neutral nursery items that have proven successful among parents. After all, you really can’t go wrong with quality pieces that can go from room to room!

Even if you opt for a candy pink or bold blue bedroom, these neutral-hued finds will look right at home. For a little extra color inspiration, consider modernizing with contemporary nursery color palettes like mint, jewel tones, terracotta and moody hues.

These 12 gender-neutral nursery items are perfect to add to your registry. (Or your own basket!)

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$500

were fainting on this truly gorgeous convertible bed. Much of the beauty is in the simplicity of the design, which features smooth corners for safe play, modern two-tone colors, and smooth pins. As a GREENGAURD Gold certified product, you can also be assured that your baby is resting in a bassinet that exceeds rigorous chemical emission standards.

Critics say: “The crib itself is very cute. It doesn’t take up too much space or take up the room, which we liked. It’s also at a height that allows me (5’4) to easily grab our little guy.- BAB

Delta Happy Home Children's Bookcase

$167

Bookshelf meets toy storage with this cute shelving unit. With a functional picket fence and gabled roofline, this 36″ x 45″ bookcase is a charming addition to any little one’s room.

Critics say: “It’s a gorgeous bookcase that’s perfect for kids of all ages. As well as great storage for books and toys, it also doubles as a dollhouse. My girls love to play with it! And it was easy to assemble. Highly recommend!” –Nikol

Lambs & Ivy Signature Pom Pom Musical Mobile Crib - White:Grey

$60

With a 20 minute rotation of children’s songs and a cute pom pom design, this mobile is ideal for your baby’s auditory and visual development. Not to mention it complements just about any room decor! It attaches easily to the side of a crib with a lobster claw clasp.

Critics say: “I love this mobile and my two babies too! Looking into it and listening to music is soothing. [It] is strong enough, but not too strong. It wasn’t hard to come together…and it worked perfectly. – Nurse12

Extra large cotton rope basket

$32

You’ll find endless uses for this oversized rope basket, even once your little ones aren’t so small and outgrow the nursery size. Available in eight color pairs, you can find the shade that best suits your home. Nearly 30,000 reviewers gave this basket an average rating of 4.8 stars.

Critics say: “From size to aesthetics… what’s not to love? This in the nursery is just lovely. [It] fits under my twin crib for storage of two baby baby carriers, changing mats, breast pump bags and more baby elements. It’s a real success. – Anonymous

kids-bodie-wood-large-commode

$1,300

Yes, it’s an investment, but you can definitely see that investment paying off over years (and even generations!) of use. Designed to showcase the beautiful grain of the wood, this dresser features compact drawers at the top and larger drawers at the bottom. The low-to-the-floor design allows growing children to reach their clothes.

Critics say: “I bought this for our nursery trying to keep the style neutral and modern. It pairs really well with other items although it doesn’t match 100% as I like the mismatched furniture style. The best part is the quality and how sturdy it is. My new boy will have it for years to come. – VanessaandMichael

ABC Lorena Canals rug

$225

Handcrafted from soft cotton, this non-toxic 5′ round rug features a playful alphabet pattern that’s perfect for any nursery. Perhaps the best part? The rug is machine washable. 🙌

Critics say: “This Vintage ABC round rug is the perfect addition to the nursery! A great way to start a simple recognition of having been introduced to the alphabet! Well done.” – Noni

Tassel Blackout Curtain Panel - Pillowfort™

$27

In case no one has told you yet: blackout curtains are absolutely essential for the children’s room! Lined with tassels and available in a few different colors, this panel blocks out daylight for naps or early bedtimes, while giving the room decor a fresh new look.

Critics say: “Perfectly shades our nursery for naptime/bedtime. They’re adorable and fun for a child’s room without being too childish. I feel like we’ll be using them for a while as they will work with a bunch of themes – NCHron

DaVinci Upholstered Swivel Glider

$400

Get cozy while feeding your baby, rocking them to sleep or snuggling up for story time! Designed to keep parents as comfortable as their babies, the DaVinci Swivel Glider can glide back and forth and rotate 360 ​​degrees. The extra lumbar pillow is great for extra support while holding your baby.

Critics say: “We have a very small nursery, but we didn’t want to sacrifice the comfort of a glider. This paraglider is comfortable and compact. I’ve been a nanny for years and have tried every type of glider and this one is just as comfy and cute as it gets… We plan to use our chair in our living room when we’re done having kids because it’s so cute!! !” – Sophie J.

Upholstered chair - Gray Pillowfort™

$100

A sweet spot of their own! This kid’s chair could be where they discover a love of reading, where they sit stuffed animals for a show, where they quieten down for story time…or so much more. Designed to complement many decorating styles, this chair will be a favorite for you and your baby.

Critics say: “My daughter loves this chair! When we get home, it’s the first thing she climbs on… She also brings all her toys! – Novaigh93

grave-wooden-blocks

$70

These heirloom quality wooden blocks are classic for good reason. Made with solid poplar wood and non-toxic paint, they’re beautiful when placed on a shelf and functional when your baby is ready to start learning their letters and numbers.

Critics say: “I bought these as a keepsake gift for my new granddaughter. They made lovely baby shower decorations. They will also be used in her milestone photos and are now on display in her nursery until she is old enough to play with. Each one is a work of art. – G Mom

Goumi Organic Cotton Botanical Bed Set

$120

Made with organic cotton and bamboo fibers, this bedding set is as comfy as it is cute. The graphic botanical print stands out against the crisp white fabric for a nature-inspired design that’s perfect for a gender-neutral nursery. Set includes changing pad cover, 100% cotton nursery blanket and printed knit crib sheet.

Critics say: “We love this set! The sheets are super soft and the whole look is just what we were looking for in the nursery! – Lauren

Starry table lamp 2 in 1 white - Pillowfort™

$45

Use the full power of the lamp while snuggling up for bedtime stories or changing a diaper in the middle of the night, or turn the lamp to nightlight mode for a warm glow to illuminate your baby’s room. The soft star design and neutral colors make it a great transitional piece in any child’s room.

Critics say: “I love this lamp for my daughter’s nursery…it’s beautiful! It brings such a cute girly vibe to the room. This is the perfect lamp to make the area stand out! – Jazz

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