This Gender-Neutral Nursery for Twins was so much fun to create. After having our first child, I felt more confident setting up a functional nursery, for TWO and knowing what we might need close by or what could be stored away. I also knew that I don’t care about gender roles in our home, so there’s some pink and some blue in here because we LIKE those colors… nothing was chosen because we’re leaning towards boys or girls or both. It was all purchased because we like that item and color!
Before I go any further, I want to say that we are so grateful for this amazing opportunity to carry these babies and to have our 20-month-old son in our home. We are not immune to pregnancy loss and miscarriage and I remember how hard it was to see others celebrating their pregnancy. If you are feeling the same, please know you’re not alone. I am so sorry you’re going through this. I remember the heartbreak of each passing month and am here to talk or share or vent or cry. Anytime. Please feel free to DM me on Instagram or e-mail at AppleSlices4th@gmail.com. 💛
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Starting with the Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Cribs, we LOVED the first crib that was handed down to us for Lachlan. It transitioned into a great toddler bed for him and worked so well that we just purchased a second one for this gender-neutral nursery for twins.
Shelving and Lighting
Before this room became our gender-neutral nursery for twins it was a guest room and we had a queen bed with two little (homemade) wooden tables and plug-in wall sconces on either side of the headboard. We were lucky that two cribs fit in the middle of this space and still worked perfectly! My simple 20 Minute DIY Hanging Plant also worked extremely well in the corner, by the window.
This rocker worked so well when we brought Lachlan home and I can’t wait to rock the twins in it. (On the right is the glider in Lachlan’s room and on the left is the same rocker moved into the twin’s room)
Our Rocker / Glider
Another item we repurposed was our rocker and glider. We got it when we were pregnant with Lachlan and it has held up SO well. I tend to be a little messy, and this rocker has cleaned up easily, hides stains, and has held it’s shape the past two years. It’s perfect for a gender-neutral nursery and it’s extremely affordable, as far as gliders go. I’m excited to nurse our twins here just like I nursed Lachlan. And the side table next to it is also a great fit for a nursery.
Our Dresser and Changing Table
For the twins, we wanted twice as much storage, so we purchased the 6-drawer Tarva Dresser. We painted the outside of the dresser white and then stained the drawers. It turned out so well. We added the Ikea Osternas Leather Handles at the end and voila!
Reading is such an important part of our household, so I couldn’t wait to add some bookshelves and some of my favorite books. We painted the Ikea Flisat Wall Storage rails white and placed the shelves on the wall above the dresser. It’s important for me to introduce reading to our family as early as possible, and that means having books easily accessible at all times. I share my favorite books for infants throughout my blog!
Diffusing Young Living Essential Oils
I love using Young Living Essential Oils in our home and our gender-neutral nursery for twins is no different. I especially love lavender and sleepyize for little ones (after they’re three months old).
Blackout Curtains and Curtain Rod
We’re big believers in the Taking Cara Babies Sleep Courses (seriously – the classes are SO worth the investment) and we like to make sure the room is blacked out, as recommended by Cara. In the past, I just put thick paper up on the windows and it worked and was all we needed! But it was definitely time for an update. So I grabbed the Tretur Blackout Roller Blind from Ikea, the LOOOOOONG Racka curtain rods, and the Ikea Merete Curtains. We put the roller blinds above each window and one extremely long curtain rod all along the wall with the windows. Then added the Merete curtains and we got a nice, dark, room (without purple paper over the windows like Lachlan has had the past year).
Looking forward to this next chapter in our lives
We still cannot believe that we will be parents to THREE children in just a few short months. The excitement continues to grow and we pray that Lachlan will be the best big brother to them both. I can’t wait to walk into this nursery, full of babes! Here’s to ten-eleven-ish more weeks!
Looking for more resources to help you prepare?
As a former elementary school teacher, I know there is so much more to bringing your baby into the world than a “pretty” nursery. I believe it’s also important to support your child developmentally so they can grow into responsible and independent adults. Here are some of my favorite products to support parents.