As you anxiously await the arrival of your little one. Taking time to prepare a space for your bundle of joy is an exciting and important endeavour. Take the guesswork out of creating a nursery with the basic items then customize according to your style.
Regardless of your budget, investing in a high quality crib is a good idea. Consider that this will be the child’s bed for the next few years, longer if you get one that converts into a toddler or full size bed. Also, if you plan on having more children you’ll want it to last. Choose a crib that reflects your taste. Consider keeping it gender neutral if you expect future additions.
This bedding is going to reflect the style of the nursery as much as the crib. Bedding design can be part of a theme or specific color scheme fo room. Whatever style you choose make sure the fabric is soft and not likely to irritate sensitive skin, 100 % cotton is a good choice. Also, get a few additional crib sheets.
A changing table is a place where you will change the baby and keep necessary supplies within reach. You can choose from a free standing table or a changing pad that fits on the top of a dresser.
If space is a concern, the changing pad can be secured atop any dresser, then removed when unneeded, while the dresser remains.
Whichever you choose, you will need easy access to related supplies, such as diapers, wipes, a change of clothing, creams and lotions. Store them in a dresser drawer or a bin on the table.
A Comfortable Chair
Decide on a rocking chair or glider with ottoman. They both provide motion to ease a baby to sleep. Consider choosing one that is easy to clean, has arm rests at a comfortable height and has enough space to fit you both at toddler size.
Optional items to place by the chair can include a bookcase for accessible bedtime stories, as well as, provide a surface for you to place things you want nearby, like a drink or your phone. A lamp and throw blankets.
Aim for containers that can be used as the child grows. Open bins for can store blankets now and toys in the future. Don’t forget to utilize space under the crib. Hanging organizers contain tons of small loose items and keep like things together. Wall shelves safely store things where baby can’t reach.
A rug is a good idea to add now before crawling begins, especially if you have wood floors. Ensure the fabric is easy to clean and won’t irritate skin.
Consider curtains, possibly black-out versions, to keep the light dim during daytime naps.
A decorative mobile for the crib doubles as entertainment for the baby.
Decorate the room however you’d like adding your personal touch.