by The Rug Truck July 21, 2019 2 min read

There are so many difficult decisions to be made before you welcome a new baby into the world. The last thing you should worry about is choosing the right rug for your nursery.

We've created a few guidelines for you to remember while shopping for the best rugs for your baby’s nursery to help make the entire process a little smoother!

Nursery Rug Necessities - Tips and Tricks for Your New Addition

1. Materials (And Those to Avoid)

2. Size

3. Rug Pads - The Asset We All Need

4. Our Favorites

Materials (And Those to Avoid)

Consider a rug that is soft to the touch but does not have a pile that is too high or shaggy. Curious cuddlers like to put everything in their mouths, and a rug with long fibers can be chewed or tugged.

Tufted area rugs with canvas backings are constructed using latex glue, so some can have strong odors initially. Due to newborns’ sensitivities, we would advise against an area rug that is tufted.

Additionally, tufted rugs can shed more often than hand-made or machine-made rugs. Shedding wool can be bothersome to a baby's skin and is best if avoided when possible.


You may feel as though choosing a rug size for a nursery can be difficult, however, the most common size for a nursery rug is 5'x8', which looks nice placed alongside the crib. A 5'x8' leaves enough room for comfort underfoot without infringing on the furniture around the perimeter of the room.

What size rug is best for a baby nursery also depends on personal preference. You can place any type of rug, big or small, but we recommend keeping it along side the crib for the best interior design.

Rug Pads - The Asset We All Need

Always make sure you purchase an area rug pad to go underneath the rug. This will prevent the rug from slipping as your baby begins to take their first steps!


Curious to learn more about Rug Pads? Check out our how to guide on these by clicking here!

Our Favorites

We invite you to ou browse our hand-selected area rugs for babies and kids by clicking the button below. Here you will find soothing pastels and comforting patterns, perfect for both you and your little one to enjoy. These rugs are perfect for welcoming home a new addition and creating lasting memories that are made daily.

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