Guest Guru Irene Chang Kwon- Assistant Editor at Working Mother Magazine

This week we have Irene Chang Kwon, Assistant Editor at Working Mother magazine giving our readers advice on nursery trends and baby products. Already an expert, she's about to become even more knowledgeable in a few months once she becomes a first-time mom to a baby girl.

Irene Chang Kwon- Assistant Editor, Working Mother Magazine

Have you noticed any trends in nursery color or décor?
Last year, aqua and yellow showed up in many nurseries. I’m seeing more gray in the background, paired with lavender, light blue, yellow. Many more prints and decals up on the walls. Moms are finding Etsy to be resourceful when finding unique wall art. Mobiles, especially wooden or cloth-made ones, seem to be another popular trend.

What are your top products found in a new nursery, and a bit about why?

My top products in a nursery room are always the big items like the crib and rocking chair since they are the fundamental pieces that you build the room upon and always the décor that goes along, whether it’s wall prints, a cute storage bin, unique looking stuffed animals, or even sometimes simple things like the curtain.

What is your favorite baby gear? (for bedtime, for bathtime, etc)

I love muslin swaddling blankets, Boon bath toys, Skip Hop feeding items

What would you consider as must-have newborn gear?
An Ergo Baby carrier, Britax car seat, mamaRoo bouncer, Baby Bjorn portable crib, Bloom high chair

What would you say make the best baby shower gifts, & why?
A pack of BPA-free bottles from Born Free or Think Baby, a beautiful baby sling from Serena & Lily, Melissa & Doug wooden toys, Timi & Leslie diaper bag, and luxe baby items like the ultra soft blankets from Little Giraffe !

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