The best nursery storage

nursery storage

by Samantha Ball |
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There's no denying that babies come with a lot of stuff, so finding the right nursery storage that's not only practical but fits in with your theme is super important.

You might have already bought your nursery furniture set and think that it will probably be enough storage. But when it comes to storing nappies, creams, muslins and even teddies, you'll find that there isn't enough space for everything. It can be easy to just chuck everything in a drawer or keep it packaged up until you need it.

Best nursery storage at a glance:

Best overall nursery storage: Bear Storage Basket: Buy here on H&M.
Best personalised nursery storage: Embroidered Personalised Nursery Storage: Buy here on Etsy.
Best quirky nursery storage: Pear Storage Basket: Buy here on Dunelm.
Best multi-use nursery storage: Kids Bookcase Toy Box: Buy here on Dunelm.

Having the right storage and additional spaces for the extra supplies can help to keep everything organised. It also makes it easier to find things. There are plenty of storage options available too, and most will even fit in with your nursery decor.

Best overall nursery storage

Best nursery storage Bear Storage Basket
Price: £17.99

Who thought a basket could be so cute! This Bear Storage Basket is the perfect place to store nappies or toys in your little ones nursery. It's made of braided seagrass and also comes with a removable lid.

One reviewer said: "I bought the large one and of course had to buy the baby bear one. This basket is adorable, love the lid and hides my sons secret items. This goes perfect with his wild child theme room." Another customer wrote: "This is gorgeous for kids storage! I bought this for nappies and baby wipes for my nursery. Would be great for toys also. Very cute and sturdy."


  • Embroidered bear motif
  • Neutral design


  • Some mentioned the lid just balances on top
Dimensions:23.5 x 24.5cm
  • Bear feature face
  • Removable lid

Best floral nursery storage

Best nursery storage Floral Toy Storage Bags
Price: £40.19+

Perfect for storing your baby's toys or even as a laundry hamper, these adorable quilted cotton Floral Toy Storage Bags are just too sweet. Available in two different sizes, you can choose the size that fits the nursery perfectly. They even have convenient handles for moving the bags around.

One reviewer said: "Great product, it looks so high quality while being very practical. I can only recommend." Another customer wrote: "Was a present for my sister. Arrived very well, super impressed. Great quality"


  • Available in two colours
  • Two sizes available or set of two offer


  • Not suitable for machine washing
Material:Quilted cotton
  • Two carry handles
  • Two colour options

Best nursery display shelf

Obaby Astrid Shelf
Price: £55

The Astrid shelf from Obaby is a charming addition to any nursery, offering both style and functionality. With its elegant curved design and spacious shelving, it provides the ideal display space for baby essentials or decorative items. Made with quality and durability in mind, this shelf perfectly complements the Astrid furniture range available from the brand but will work in many nurseries.

Reviewed by Reviews and Features Editor Emily Gilbert: "Our nursery was missing something and it turns out the Astrid shelf was it! I actually have a different furniture range from Obaby but it still looks absolutely lovely and goes well. It's very high quality and I love that I can display extra special baby items and dressing it while pregnant has been so much fun!"


  • Made from high-quality material
  • A gorgeous way to display baby items
  • Deep shelves are good for books


  • Only one colour available
Dimensions: 80 × 37 × 16 cm
  • 2 full width shelves
  • Full width hanging rail
  • Sleek modern craftmanship

Best bear nursery storage

Ideal for storing small toys or nursery essentials like nappies, dummies or wipe packets, this Rope Bear Kids Storage Basket makes a lovely nursery edition for a grey themed room. It's a neutral design and would work well as storage by itself, or a few of the same baskets.

One customer wrote: "I take this from room to room with everything I need for the baby in it. I have nappies, wipes, spare dummies etc, a blanket and clothing all to hand and it looks super cute too" Another customers said: "Great little storage basket, bought to keep grandson's toys in. He loves the bear features too"


  • Neutral design
  • Woodland theme


  • Some mentioned it could be a bit small for practical use
Dimensions:25 x 30 x 30cm
  • Sturdy base
  • Bear motif

Best embroidered nursery storage

Making a gorgeous gift for a mum to be or your own baby's nursery, the Embroidered Personalised Nursery Storage is a neutral design that can be personalised with baby's name. There's two sized storage bags to choose from and four different coloured threads for the name personalised to choose from too.

One customer said: "Great bag for baby shower presents, far bigger than I realised, looks lovely and mum to be loved it." Another reviewer wrote: "The quality of this product is amazing and it is as gorgeous as it looks on photos! Would definitely buy from this shop again. Thank you."


  • Two sizes available
  • Plenty of storage space in both sized bags


  • White bag might get dirty easier
Medium:30 x 30cm
Large:40 x 40cm
Material:Recycled polyester
  • Personalisation option
  • Two available sizes
  • Convenient handles

Best nursery storage for books

Ideal for storing books or teddies, this Set of Two Nursery Bookshelf makes great nursery storage. It comes in a set of two and includes everything you need for hanging them on the wall, including wall plugs and a bubble level.

One reviewer commented: "These look great in our future boy’s nursery. These went up a dream and I’m no DIY expert. Very good value compared to some pricier products on the market. Look very premium on the wall."
Another customer said: "Turned out just how I wanted them too! Easy to put together and we turned one round to hang cute outfits!!"


  • Includes everything you need
  • Perfect for storing books
  • Easy to style


  • Not as big as some shelving
Dimensions:41.9 x 8.89 x 10.16cm
  • 2 x shelves
  • 2 x rails on shelves

Best nursery storage caddy

The Foldable Baby Nappy Caddy Organiser is not only a must-have storage basket for your nursery, but it's also handy to have in other rooms of your house. You can fill it with all the changing essentials, so you can move it to where you need it.

One reviewer said: "I use this for my newborn's nappies/ wipes and bags. A great way to have everything together and easy to move. It’s very light, very sturdy and has extra compartments for things to be held for example, creams, thermometer etc. Such an easy product to put together. Comes flat packed but is just as simple as popping it open and filling it up with things you want in there."


  • Multiple storage compartments
  • Portable


  • Some mentioned they didn't like the feel of it
Dimensions:22.9 x 17.8 x 33cm
  • Adjustable compartments
  • Carry handle
  • Folds away

Best quirky nursery storage

The shaped storage basket we never knew we needed! This lovely Pear Storage Basket is big enough to fit everything you need in and keep your nursery organised. It's crafted with sturdy metal to help keep its shape too.

One customer wrote: "This is a really great basket! It's also a really nice size too and it fits into most places easily and looks good. I would highly recommend." Another reviewer wrote: "I wanted something functional but also fun and quirky. Just right!"


  • Large basket
  • Unique design


  • Might not match decor theme
Dimensions:43 x 26 x 26cm
Material:Metal wire construction
  • Sturdy design
  • Removable lid

Best quilted nursery storage

The Quilted Storage Basket is a really pretty design with fold over top. It's ideal for storing nappies and wipes in next to your changing mat or table, or even for keeping your little ones comfort toys in.

One reviewer wrote: "Bought to go in daughters nursery to go with the floor cushion very pleased!" Another customer said: "Beautiful storage basket for daughters bedroom, nice material and sturdy."


  • Pretty design
  • Matches other items to create a set


  • Set sold separately
Dimensions:15 x 20cm
  • Polyester padding
  • Machine wash at 30
  • Fold over top

Best dinosaur nursery storage

Handcrafted and incredibly cool, the Kids' Dino Water Hyacinth Storage Basket is a must for a dino-themed nursery. It's a practical storage box that can fit teddies, worn clothes or even blankets in. You could even pop any baby sensory toys in for tummy time.

One reviewer wrote: "It's a basket that looks like a dinosaur, what isn't there to like? Just buy it. You know you want to and it will be worth it!"

Available in other styles, including shark, unicorn and elephant. Here's what another customer said about the elephant storage: "I bought this for my baby girl's nursery, and it looks fab! It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be - and I had read the sizing info! It could be used as a small laundry bin, or for soft toys storage etc. Mine is wonky at the bottom and does wobble however. Seeing as it's going on carpet, I'm not going to bother exchanging it."


  • Decorative and practical
  • Sturdy


  • Some might find it small for what they need it for
Dimensions:50 x 30 x 30cm
Material:Metal frame
  • Handcrafted
  • Deocrative and practical

Best toadstool nursery storage

The Toadstool Red Storage Basket is not only extremely cute, but it's also practical and functional storage. With a mushroom top lid, it can store any essentials you need in your little ones nursery. It's also made of rattan so it'll last years.

One reviewer said: "This storage basket is so cute! It is surprisingly roomy and fairly sturdy." Another reviewer wrote: "Great quality and a decent size. Currently on display for all to admire!"


  • Quirky design
  • Practical and functional


  • Too cute not to buy
Dimensions:35 x 38.5cm
  • Handmade
  • Easy to clean

Best multi-use nursery storage

The Kid's Bookcase Toy Box is handy for storing all those adorable teddies you get gifted when baby is born, as well as storing books for bedtime stories. It will make for decorative storage until your little one gets bigger and will be able to use the storage box themselves.

One review said: "I'm really happy with the toy box. It was easy to assemble, it's sturdy, you can fit quite a few toys inside and more books than I thought. I didn't manage to get the hinge on it but it works perfectly without it, the door just stays open."


  • Multi purpose storage
  • Easy to assemble


  • Building is required
Dimensions:40 x 60 x 40cm
  • Handles for easy moving
  • Book storage
  • Toy storage

Best nursery storage personalised toy box

This Personalised Large Grey Star Design Toy Box is handy for nursery's and keeping blankets and toys in one place. It looks lovely as well and would look sweet at the end of the cot or next to some bookshelves.

One review said: "Delivered on time, beautiful toy box, names were perfect size for grandkids to read." Another customer said: "Just beautiful high quality and easy to put together but they do offer a service to do it for you but grandad wanted to build it"


  • Personalise with name
  • Large storage capacity


  • Additional cost to personalise with name
Dimensions:75 x 35 x 34.5cm
Material:Painted MDF
  • Lift top lid
  • Handles to move
  • Personalised with a name

Best nursery storage cart

A quirky way of storing toys, blankets or even books in the nursery, this lovely Kid's White Storage Cart will look more decorative than storage-like. It's practical, with large storage space and even has wheels for when your baby grows.

One review said: "Easy to put together, looks great and fits a few toys. Not sure that it will be that easy to pull along though. But great looking addition to a kiddie room. "Another customer said: "A really sturdy little storage box. Well made. We use it as a book truck. Would be happy to recommend."


  • Multi-use storage
  • Sweet design


  • Assembly required
Dimensions:44.5 x 50 x 35cm
  • 4 x wheels
  • Handle
  • Storage basket

Do I need nursery storage?

It's no secret that babies come with lots of items, from nappies to care products, clothes and toys. You might already have a nursery wardrobe and drawers, but nursery storage will allow you to tidy away those little bits that don't have a home or bits that you need to keep closer when changing baby. It's a more decorative alternative to a children's bookcase too in some cases.

How much will I need?

How much you need will vary depending on the type of storage you have already and how much space you have in the nursery. Before purchasing any storage, it's good to check what you already have and what you actually need the additional storage for.

Samantha Ball is a Product & Lifestyle Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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