There are many things you need to do to prepare for the arrival of a new baby. It’s an exciting time, and one of your priorities before your due date will be to get your baby’s nursery ready.
When it comes to creating the ideal baby nursery, there are a lot of things you’ll need to consider, and a lot of things you’ll need to add to your shopping list! While this might all sound overwhelming, there are plenty of useful tips out there to help you get started.
Get the help you need to create the perfect nursery with the following guide.
The ideal sleep setup
The primary purpose of your baby’s nursery, of course, is for them to sleep. While we all know that baby’s sleeping patterns can be unpredictable, it will help them to have a comfortable and quiet setup. You will need a crib or a bassinet and might want to consider a crib that could be converted into a bed one day. You’ll also need a suitable mattress, and possibly consider different types of baby pillows, should your baby need them. Babies need very little in their bed, but a mobile is a nice touch that can help them drift off at night.
Remember that safety is the most important thing when it comes to your baby’s bed – so make sure you test everything carefully and follow appropriate safety guidelines.
Simple storage solutions
If you didn’t know it already, you’ll soon find that babies come with a lot of stuff! From clothing to diapers and various feeding equipment and toys, you’re going to need somewhere to put it all! Having a dresser or a closet will be handy to have, especially as your child gets older, while pull-out baskets are ideal for accessing the things you need in a hurry.
If your space is small and storage is limited, you could take advantage of some nursery storage ideas that can help you make the most of the space you’ve got. Try to keep on top of the clutter by removing the items you no longer need as your baby grows. You can either store them elsewhere or sell/donate them if you’re not planning on having any other children.
A comfortable space for you and baby
You can expect some long nights with your baby as you get into feeding and sleep routines. A comfortable space will help you both settle down. Many parents prefer to have a rocking chair in the nursery, which can be great for feeding your baby and helping them drift back off to sleep.
A practical changing area
Never underestimate the importance of an effective changing area for your baby. Not only will you need a changing table, but you’ll also want to kit your nursery out with a laundry hamper and somewhere to dispose of diapers easily. It’s worth browsing changing tables in store so you can see which height works best for you. If you can find one with some built-in storage too, you’ll have a lot of space to keep spare diapers, baby wipes, and all of the other bits you’ll need for changing your baby.
Some handy tech
There is a lot of great technology out there for you and your baby. Some cool gadgets for your nursery include white noise machines, room temperature monitors, and even vibrating pads for baby mats. A baby monitor is a must-have, and today’s models have excellent displays so that you can get a clear picture of your baby for you to check-in on them both day and night.
Cute decor to have fun with
One of the most enjoyable things about creating your baby’s nursery is choosing the decor. There are some incredible baby nursery ideas out there to give you some inspiration for your own, allowing you to get creative and design something truly special to welcome your baby to the world.
Creating your baby’s nursery will be an exciting time during your pregnancy, making things feel a little more real, and helping you feel more prepared for your baby’s arrival. With a lot of things to add to your list, you could benefit from some baby budgeting tips to help you save the money you need. You can also find some great bargains during sale periods, or buy second-hand to save even more money on your baby’s essentials.
With the nursery all in order, the countdown will truly be on for your baby’s arrival!
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