Congratulations on your expected bundle of joy. If you are looking at this article, you are likely ready to begin working on getting the nursery set up. You’ve come to the right place. We will begin this article giving you some suggestions of what to look for in your next nursery dresser. Then we will go on to review seven of the best baby & nursery dressers around.
But first, keep reading to learn all about how to choose the nursery chest of drawers that will work best for you and your family.
The first feature that you should decide on when examining dressers with hutches for nursery is whether you want a baby dresser changing table or not. Many nursery dressers come with an included changing table on the top of the drawers.
However, you may have already purchased a changing table for your nursery. If that is the case, purchasing a baby dresser changing table will be redundant. You shouldn’t spend the extra money on that feature. Instead, if you already have a changing table in the nursery, consider a simple chest of drawers for the nursery.
In our reviews below we have given both nursery chest of drawers and changing table dresser options.
How Many Drawers
The next feature you should consider when purchasing a baby & nursery dresser is how many drawers you need. In general, nursery dressers tend to come with six drawers. However, you can find many products with less than that and even some with more drawers.
You may also be able to decide what type of storage you want for the nursery dresser. Wood drawers are, of course, the most common. However, some modern products will have cloth baskets or a combination of solid drawer and basket. Your choice depends on the décor of the nursery and how or what you plan on storing in the nursery dresser.
The final feature to look for when buying a baby & nursery dresser is a little broader: flexibility. By flexibility we mean the ability of the dresser to grow with your baby. Also, the dresser should be able to fit into multiple color schemes as your baby grows up and the room changes.
It doesn’t make sense to purchase an expensive piece of furniture that you will only use for a year or two. Instead, get multiple years out of your nursery dresser by purchasing one that has a flexible enough design and is large enough to fit your baby’s things as they grow. You should get a dresser that will work for your baby as an infant, toddler, and school-aged kid. That way you know that you are getting the most for your money.
7 Best Baby Dresser on the Market Reviews
Now that you know how to pick the top baby & nursery dresser around, let’s turn to the reviews. There are five chest of drawers for nursery that we recommend and two changing table dressers.
Chest Of Drawers For Nursery
1 Delta Children Universal 6 Drawer Dresser
Our top pick for a check of drawers for nursery is the Delta Children Universal 5 Drawer Dresser. If you want a classic design on your nursery dresser, this is the product for you. It comes in a universal grey color, so it will fit almost any color scheme. You can also choose from five other colors if grey is not your style.
Also, the top is flat, but the sides are curved for a timeless, yet stylish look. The six drawers are attached by a smooth metal glide system with safety stops. Therefore, you child will not be able to pull the drawers out on themselves as they get older and more curious. Finally, Delta Children tests all of their products for lead and other toxic elements and ensures that they meet and/or exceed governmental and ASTM safety standards.
2 Storkcraft Kenton 6 Drawers Universal Dresser
Another classically designed chest of drawers for nursery is the Storkcraft Kenton 6 Drawers Universal Dresser. Like the Delta Children product above, this product has the familiar six drawers. The drawers are slightly smaller than some of the other nursery dressers we’ve reviewed. However, the Kenton 6 Drawers Universal Dresser did win the 2018 Women’s Choice Award for America’s Most Recommended Baby Furniture.
Other positives of the Storkcraft Kenton 6 Drawers Universal Dresser is that it is designed to match most rooms and nursery sets. Storkcraft has been around since 1945, so you know that they understand how to make high-quality products. Additionally, they offer entire nursery sets, that would go beautifully with this nursery dresser. It uses euro-glide drawer tracks, which glide easily. The finish is non-toxic. And, all of the hardware is high-quality steel, so you know that this nursery dresser will last a long time.
3 mDesign Wide Dresser Storage Tower
If a classic nursery chest of drawers is not for you, there is the mDesign Wide Dresser Storage Tower. This product has five fabric bins, instead of the common six wooden drawers. It also has a metal frame. Although, the Wide Dresser Storage Tower will be less durable than the solid wooden nursery dressers described here, it is much less expensive.
Additionally, the Wide Dresser Storage Tower is stylish, a decently sized product, and easy to clean. All you have to do is take a damp cloth to the fabric and it will clean right up. For baby and toddler furniture, easy cleaning is ideal. Because the Wide Dresser Storage Tower is lightweight, it is easy to move from room to room as your baby needs. And, mDesign makes an entire set, so you can easily match this nursery dresser with an entire bedroom set.
4 Delta Children Haven 6 Drawer Dresser
Delta Children makes great nursery furniture, so it makes sense that they have another product on our list. The Haven 6 Drawer Dresser is extremely similar to the Universal 6 drawer Dresser reviewed above. However, this product does not have the curved edges. Instead, the Haven 6 Drawer Dresser is all about straight lines and a clean look. If you have a more modern style, this is the nursery dresser for you.
Other pros of the Delta Children haven 6 Drawer Dresser are the six spacious drawers. Also, the construction is made of solid wood and wood composites. You will not have to worry about the durability of this product. Additionally, the drawer glides have safety stops. You will never have to worry about your child hurting themselves with this product.
5 South Shore 12138 Cotton Candy 3-Drawer Dresser with Baskets
If you like having wood drawers but also enjoy the basket look in a baby and nursery dresser, then the South Shore 12138 Cotton Candy 3-Drawer Dresser with Baskets. This is not a solid wood product, so it will be less durable than some of the others on this list. However, South Shore includes a five year limited guarantee and a thirty-day satisfaction guarantee. If this nursery dresser does not work for you, just return it for a full refund.
The design especially makes the 12138 Cotton Candy 3-Drawer Dresser with Baskets a great choice for any nursery. The combination of three drawers and two baskets means you have a lot of storage options. And, the use of particle board means that you can easily put the product together and it will be lightweight.
Baby Dresser Changing Table
6 Storkcraft Avalon 6 Drawer Universal Dresser
Storkcraft has been in business since 1945, so it is no wonder that they make great products. Their Avalon 6 Drawer Universal Dresser is an all-wood nursery dresser. It has a sleigh design, which means that it is very easy to convert this chest of drawers into a changing table.
Plus, the number of options you get with the Avalon 6 Drawer Universal Dresser is worth the high price of the product. There are five different colors to choose from. Therefore, you know that you will find a color that matches your baby’s nursery furniture. Additionally, you can choose from a five or six drawer dresser. We recommend the six drawer model, which is easier to convert into a changing table. For style and durability choose Storkcraft’s Avalon 6 Drawer Universal Dresser.
7 Delta Children 2-in-1 Changing Table and Storage Unit
Our final recommended baby & nursery dresser changing table is Delta Children’s 2-in-1 Changing Table and Storage Unit. What makes this product unique is that it does not come with any drawers. Instead, there is one fixed shelf and an open storage bin at the bottom. A changing pad with a strap is also included in your purchase of this product.
There is assembly required of the 2-in-1 Changing Table and Storage Unit. And, you will likely not be using this for your baby’s clothes. However, for changing supplies and basic storage, this product is a perfect choice.
Any nursery needs a dresser. These handy products are essential for storing all of your baby’s belongings. Often, nursery dressers can even be used as a changing table for even more versatility. Make sure to follow our buyer’s guide and consider one of the dressers we’ve reviewed here, and you will be assured to find one of the best baby & nursery dressers available.