There are few honors as humbling as reaching official Target Mom status — a title that means you’ve risen to the rank of motherhood that gives you a special eye for those must-haves that only you can spot. After a quick glance at the website, you're able to identify that chic nursery decor unavailable anywhere else and those multi-use staples that your kid won't grow out of any time soon. Being a Target Mom isn’t just a monumental honor. It’s a way of life.
Phase one on your journey toward achieving Target Mom status is a familiar one: the pregnancy and newborn phase. It’s the time in your life where you’re shopping for all kinds of baby necessities and excitedly decorating your little one’s nursery. For those of you hoping to achieve the coveted Target Mom status on your own, Romper teamed up with the popular retailer to showcase some of the best nursery decor items you can buy on their site right now. From a trustworthy crib to precious swaddles, we tracked down all the stylish, quality products that help set up your baby’s room for a cozy (and super cute) arrival.
1 A Soft Set Of Muslin Swaddle Blankets
New moms will learn quickly that there's no such thing as too many swaddle blankets, and that it's key to always have a backup stash on hand
. Dinosaur and outdoors patterns make these ones for the perfect choice for boys or girls, and breathable cotton ensures a more comfortable — and less fussy — baby. Pro-tip: Display them on shelves instead of in drawers to take full advantage of their cuteness. 2 A Changing Table & Dresser Hybrid That Will Save You Space And Money
When you've got a baby shopping list a mile long, you start to appreciate the multitasking items that save money, space, and time. No matter what size your nursery is, this Delta Children changing table and dresser combo takes up half the footprint that two separate pieces would, and since the changing table topper can easily be removed once your kid is potty trained, your wallet will thank you — right now and down the line.
3 A Security Blanket That's Easy On Delicate Skin
Even if your little one isn't big enough for stuffed animal friends just yet, stash this soft and plushy security-blanket-slash-elephant-toy on a shelf or table until they are. It's OEKO-TEX® certified, which means it doesn't contain harmful substances, and its classic striped pattern will be the perfect accent no matter what your nursery style is.
4 A Bedding Set That Includes Everything You Need
The most soothing place for a baby — second only to their mother's arms — should be their crib. This cheerful Cloud Island™ set comes complete with everything: a quilt, a fitted crib sheet, a crib skirt, and a blanket, so mom gets a great value and baby gets the coziest bed ever. And while the blanket and quilt are perfect for bedside snuggle sessions, make sure you're not actually placing them inside the crib with your little one.
5 A 4(!)-In-1 Convertible Crib
Investing in your baby's first crib can be intimidating, so why not quell your financial fears with a piece that'll last you far beyond the infant phase? This 4-in-1 crib from Simmons Kids features adjustable mattress support and is designed to grow with your baby. That means when you buy this, you'll also be buying a toddler bed, a day bed, and a full size kids' bed at no extra cost.
6 A Crib Sheet That Feels Way More Expensive Than It Is
Whether we're talking about kids or adults, high quality sheets are a luxury that everyone should enjoy. This fitted sheet from Cloud Island™ features an understated animal pattern and is made from 100% cotton, so you'll feel confident laying your little one down night after night.
7 Safe Swaddles That Grow As Your Baby Grows
SwaddleMe® is an award-winning brand that has mastered the art of safe, easy, and comfortable swaddling to help babies (and parents!) sleep longer and better. This 100% cotton set features three different colors, plus adjustable wings to keep your baby snugly supported all the way from 7 to 14 pounds.
8 A Bassinet That Does It All
This bedside bassinet is height-adjustable, which means easier nighttime feedings and less hassle for parents. It features see-through sides and a convenient night light for easy check ins. The best part? It doubles as a noise machine, providing soothing sounds to help baby (and parents TBH) fall right to sleep.
9 A Stylish 2-in-1 Blanket
Once you become a parent, you'll do pretty much anything to show your kid how much you love them. So why not say it with a reversible baby blanket that does double duty for the price of one? This steal from Cloud Island™ lets you choose between an "I Love You" print side and a softer-than-soft plush side, making it the most versatile choice that will bring you from tummy time to swaddle time.
10 A Monochrome Bouncer That Keeps Baby Occupied
In those inevitable moments when you need your hands to be free, let this sleek bouncer keep your babe safe and happy. Plush lining and soft vibrations will keep them feeling good, while lights, nature sounds, and a dynamic canopy toy bar will have them entertained and using all of their senses.
This post is sponsored by Target.