I received complimentary product and compensation from rockAbye to facilitate this post. As always, opinions remain 100% my own.
With all three of my pregnancies, I know the first thoughts at the top of my list were baby names, followed immediately by beginning my search for baby nursery ideas. Some find it in a color scheme or walking through the bedding department at the baby super store while building their baby registry. I found mine with rockAbye rockers. Catch a peek of just a few of the heirloom quality rockers they make, and enter to win one of your very own ($149 retail value).
My rockAbye Addiction
One of the first gifts I bought for my nephew, the oldest grandchild in our family, was a rockAbye rocker. I grew up in Texas, and my sister and her family still live there – I sent him a cow rocker (a style that has since been discontinued), and I was totally wowed by the quality and durability. Even now, after two boys now ages 6 and 7, it still looks brand new. When they say heirloom quality, they aren’t lying. The rockAbye rockers became my go-to baby gift.
Over the last 7 years, I have probably purchased 5 or more to give as baby gifts to close family and friends. I scope out the baby registry, see their choice of colors and bedding, and then find a rockAbye rocker to match. They are such an adorable addition in any nursery or playroom.
rockAbye – Where My Nurseries Begin
My very first purchase the day we found out our last baby was a boy was a rockAbye rocker. With my rockAbye addiction already well underway, I had been eyeing the Homer Baseball Chair rocker for years. Our son is named after his grandfather and my grandfather, the biggest baseball fan I ever knew… until I met my husband. I knew it was the perfect start to our baby boy’s nursery… it even plays ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’!
His nursery carries baseball themed accents paired with navy and white bedding and furniture. All his bedding is from Pottery Barn Kids, the Harper Nursery collection in Navy, as well as the oversized Anywhere chair. The baseball switch plates and night light I found for a steal on Amazon. I loved that these switch plates were metal, with a durable finish. They don’t scratch at all.
The baseball peg rack was actually in my husband’s room as a child (thank you Grandma for saving everything!), but you can find a similar one here. And his old little league jerseys make for festive decor on the pegs too! My absolute favorite touch? The baseball seams on the wall behind his crib. Would you believe those are actually wall decals? You can find them on Etsy here.
Picking baby nursery inspiration early allows you to find and accumulate the perfect accents over time. The two last finishing touches in his nursery I found at Hobby Lobby just a few weeks before he was born. They frequently have 40-50% off sales on entire categories – that week it was on these giant, rustic metal wall letters. They hang in monogram formation over his changing table. Normally $30 each (which I would never have paid), I got them for $15 each. So truth revealed – Baby M is actually Baby J! I also got the baseball frame there on the same trip. It holds a picture of my two favorite baseball fans – my grandfather and my husband – taken at a Yankee game during the Yankee’s last season at the old Yankee stadium.
I love that his nursery is mature enough to grow with him – and more than anything, I love that it has personal touches that carry great family meaning. The high quality, made in America Homer rockAbye rocker was the starting point of it all, and a perfect fit!
Rockers for Girls too!
Don’t worry – rockAbye has adorable rockers for girls too! With over 40 rockers to choose from, there is truly one for every child and room theme. My oldest daughter’s green and pink paisley nursery was originally inspired by the Bonita Butterfly rocker, which they still carry. And my soon to be born niece is now the proud owner of the Gracie the Hippo rocker.
More about rockAbye Rockers
rockAbye rockers are made in America, with the highest quality woods and finishes, to keep them safe for your child. The stable American hardwood base stands up to the wildest of rocking, while also being finished in a baby safe water-based finished. Learn more about all the amazing features of rockAbye rockers and their commitment to quality and safety.
Ideal for babies age 9 months (with support from parents) up to children as old as 3, the rockers are safe to support up to 80 pounds. (And my 5 year old still regularly rides on hers!) Visit now and save 40% and get FREE shipping using code december25 – just in time to get the perfect holiday gift for your little one!
Win a rockAbye Rocker!
Thanks to rockAbye, I have not just one, but TWO rockAbye rockers to giveaway to my followers. I am giving away one (1) Homer Baseball Chair rocker and one (1) Dumpee the Truck Play and Rock. Enter to win below – please be sure to indicate which rocker you prefer if you have a preference! Share the giveaway and invite family and friends to enter for more chances to win! This would make the perfect baby shower, baby Christmas or first birthday gift.
rockAbye Rocker Giveaway
What is your baby nursery idea? What was your source of inspiration? What’s your go-to baby gift for friends and family? I can’t wait to see my new niece rocking on her ballerina hippo! If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy our How to Put a Newborn to Sleep, the first post in our Sleep Series, as well as my Top Tips for Breastfeeding.
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