First, take a good look at the space or room you have set aside for your nursery while considering the budget you have earmarked. This way, you’ll get a better understanding of what you want and what you need. Next, think about how convenient the nursery should be (and trust us, you WILL want to make it as convenient and comfortable as possible). And then, finally, it’ll be time to go nursery furniture shopping.
Let’s Go Shopping!
At the top of your baby furniture shopping list should be a crib. The best baby cribs are those with a simple design and without any elaborate detail work that can become safety hazards. A baby bassinet or baby cradle will also work well for newborns but these will only be handy during the first few months.
When buying a crib, take a look at structural soundness, slat strength and mattress support. To help you economize, opt for a convertible crib that transforms to a baby bed, allowing it to adjust to your baby’s developmental stage.
The baby mattress itself should be bought at the same time as the crib to ensure compatibility. The mattress should fit the crib snugly; any gaps around the mattress may create safety hazards. The mattress shouldn’t be too soft nor too firm to provide sufficient support.
On to Accessories
The crib is usually the entire nursery’s focal point. This means that, when choosing the rest of the furniture in the room, you can echo some of the features of the crib. Some of the other furniture that you might need include a changing table, nursing chair, cupboard and more.
If you will be sleeping in a separate room, you can also invest in a baby monitor with two receivers so you can keep one in the nursery as the baby sleeps and the other in your bedroom during the night or any other room during the day. A dim night light could also prove useful to parents and will make baby feel a lot more comfortable.
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