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Glider-side Carafe

Whether breast or bottle fed, a baby isn’t the only one with needs in the early days of their life. Whenever we design a nursery, we always try to help prepare our new mom for the coming days. One of our top nursery essentials is a simple bedside carafe or in this case, a glider-side carafe. This simple contraption is incredibly useful for new moms, especially nursing mothers, whose thirst can be truly astonishing! Here are some of our favorite finds:

colorful water glass for nursery
“Pill” Carafe


Classic Handblown Carafe


Porcelain Bedside Carafe and Cup


“Off” Pitcher and Cup

nursery with bedside carafe
Monogrammed Carafe
as seen in a Little Crown Interiors nursery design

Two quick tips: If you can, purchase two so you can rotate easily between a perfectly chilled carafe in the kitchen and the empty one you’ve just used in the nursery. And, don’t forget a beautiful coaster!

About the author
Little Crown Interiors - the creative design duo of Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco - is SoCal’s “Go-To” interior design firm for elite nurseries and childrens’ rooms. With over 80 gorgeous projects under their designer belts, Naomi and Gerri have captured the imagination of parents and press alike, thanks to Naomi’s innovative, color-fabulous, and ultra efficient design skills combined with Gerri’s instinctive approach to each new Mom’s needs.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/amber.powers.1420 Amber Powers

    These put my cheap plastic carafe to shame!

  • http://projectnursery.com/ PN_Melisa

    So funny, because I always had a giant bottle of water next to the glider – I always felt desperate for water when feeding. This is so much more civilized ;) Can’t believe I didn’t have a carafe.

  • PamGinocchio

    I’ll never forgot the incredible thirst I had during those first days of nursing and pumping. I used the plastic tumbler that the hospital gave me – practical but so ugly. One of these options would have brought some luxe into things!

  • Florence

    The pill carafes look really cool. I especially love the colors they come in.

  • Dina Christensen

    You read my exact thoughts, Amber! I use a plastic cup and pitcher, too!

  • Cinzia allocca

    Gorgeous nursery. Love the blue chair in the midst of all that pink. Brilliant!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jillian.scotts Jillian Scotts

    Nursing really leaves you parched! I clearly remember having a 1-liter plastic canister on the side table and resenting having to get up and refill it with water every so often. And I remember wishing I can just get my water via IV!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Lowe/100002051938016 Andrea Lowe

    Those “Off” Pitchers and Cups have really happy colors. I wouldn’t mind drinking from those.

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