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Whether you're preparing to bring home your first baby or you're wanting to redesign a nursery for baby number three, the cost of nursery essentials can add up quickly—but it doesn't have to, mama.

With budget-friendly finds from, you can create a sweet space just for baby without breaking the bank. The first step? Make a list of all of the items you absolutely need. Think: Crib, changing table, a place to organize all of the things. Then, figure out what type of design you're aiming for. We love a minimalist aesthetic—neutrals, clean lines, wood—so the space can easily transition if you expand your family.

Even better? Their Best of Baby Month features 30 days of online savings from September 1- September 30th on top products and brands so you don't have to go over your budget.

Here are some of our favorites:

Storkcraft Pacific 4 in 1 Convertible Crib Gray


With a modern design, this piece will fit into any themed room. It converts from a standard size crib to a daybed and full-size bed so it will stay with your little one as they grow.

Price: $109.00 (regularly $124.99)


Disney Pooh Best Friend Crib Set


With a comforter, fitted sheet, dust ruffle and keepsake box, this set is the perfect starting point for your little one's bedding. The gray tones are neutral to match just about anything and the classic Disney design is ideal for any gender. Pro tip: Flip the quilt for an entirely new look!

Price: $38.00 (regularly $59.99)


Graco Changing Table


This sturdy changing table offers two shelves of storage to keep all of baby's items, making for easy access during diaper and clothing changes. We love the extra deep surface for an added layer of security!

Price: $99.00 (regularly $119.00)


Beautyrest Starry Dreams Crib Matress


A quality crib and toddler mattress is an essential piece in any nursery. With a naturally blended cotton cover, waterproof backing, and gel memory foam, your little one will stay comfy for years.

Price: $84.99 (regularly $117.99)


VTech Digital Video Baby Monitor


Keep a watch on baby with this LCD screen. Our favorite features? Automatic infrared night vision, talk-back intercom, soothing sounds and lullabies, and temperature sensor. Plus, it's expandable up to four cameras so if you have multiple kiddos, you can keep an eye on everyone.

Price: $99 (regularly $119.99)


Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker


Whether you're organizing the nursery or trying to cross off your to-do list, keep baby entertained in this bouncer. It features calming vibrations, a machine-washable seat pad, and a removable toy bar to convert the bouncer to a toddler rocker as they grow.

Price: $29.98 (regularly $37.87)


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