If you have a little one on the way, you’re going to have a lot to prepare. Welcoming a child into the world is an exciting experience, but it can be stressful when you think of all the steps you need to take to prepare yourself, your home and your general life to accommodate this major change. One area you’re going to have to focus on is creating some sort of nursery for your baby to stay in once they arrive. Sure, you may opt to have them in the same rooms as you while they are newborn, but eventually, they will need to move into their own sleeping space and it’s good to have this prepared well in advance. Having a nursery will also provide you with a space to store all of their belongings. Babies come hand in hand with a host of items to take care of them and you’ll need somewhere to put them! So, what can you do to prepare a nursery for your little one’s arrival? Here are some suggestions that could help you along the way.
Choosing a Cot, Crib or Basket
Babies need somewhere to sleep. This is where cots, cribs and moses baskets can come in useful. Each is great and can tick all of your boxes, so you just need to decide which best suits you and your living space. Many parents opt for a moses basket while their baby is young, as this can be moved around easily and can be moved from the nursery to next to your bed to downstairs as required. Make sure to always read reviews of different options you’re considering, as well as making sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions when putting sleeping equipment together.
You’re going to acquire a whole host of items when your little one arrives, so you’re going to need good storage options to keep them in. Whether that’s a modern chest of drawers, a wardrobe for their clothes, a nursing station, toy chests or anything else. Whatever you need to store, there will be a storage solution to cater to it. Browse your options and make sure to check height, width and weight dimensions before settling on anything. You should also make sure any large furniture is fixed to the wall to prevent it from potentially toppling.
There are plenty of options on the market nowadays to help your baby to sleep in their nursery. From traditional mobiles to seats that can rock them back and forth slowly to toys that play white noise, noises similar to those in the womb and more. Sleep aids can help your baby to drift off more easily and comfortably.
Of course, every nursery should have a baby monitor. This will allow you to listen in to your baby throughout the night. Many options have video now too!
These are just a few suggestions, but each can really contribute to your baby’s nursery, making it the perfect space for your baby to rest, play and grow.
Hi, I’m Louise- mum of one to a little boy called Mason.
I am the Digital Marketing and Admin Assistant for MyBump2Baby.
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