If you are currently expecting your very first baby, you are probably extremely busy indeed. One of the main jobs on your to-do list will probably be getting the nursery all ready for the little one.
Lots of parents try and put as much effort into the new nursery, trying to ensure that it looks as nice as possible and that it is filled with all of the right necessities. After all, you will need a lot in the nursery so that you can feed, bathe, and change your baby as smoothly as possible.
Are you already wondering what essentials you will need in your nursery? Here are some of the main things you need to ensure you have the room all ready for your bundle of joy.
Of course, possibly the most important part of any nursery has to be the crib. This is a very important part of the furniture as the quality of the crib will have a great effect on how well your baby sleeps. Not only that, though but it also needs to be extremely safe so that your baby is safe throughout the night. These days, lots of parents are upgrading the standard baby monitor for a small camera that can be clipped onto the side of the crib. That gives them a bit of extra security as they can check their baby even when they aren’t in the room. If you fancy using one of these cameras, you will need to make sure that the crib has sides that are thin enough to clip the camera onto.
A Nursing Chair
Even though the nursery is your baby’s bedroom, it’s still a good idea to have a corner for the parents. This is where you can sit with the baby and feed them. As you will be spending a lot of time in this little corner of the room, it’s important that you make it as comfortable as possible. So, it’s a good idea to add a soft armchair with a few plump cushions on. You might want to place a small side table or coffee table next to this so that you have somewhere to place a cup of coffee and a book.
Plenty Of Storage
Your baby will need a lot of clothes. Not only will you need plenty of clothes for them now, you’ll also need to have lots on a size larger so that they have lots ready to grow into. You might be surprised by just how many clothes that your baby accumulates even in their first few weeks at home. You’ll have the clothes that you buy for the young one, as well as all the ones that people gift you. And, believe me, you will be gifted a lot of clothes! So, be sure to add plenty of drawers and cupboards so that you have enough space for everything. You might even want to add a shoe rack so that you have somewhere to keep a few pairs of Olive and Bean baby moccasins and some booties. You can also use this rack to store your baby bags.
The nursery will also be the best place to change the baby as well. So, it’s a good idea to add a changing table and some other changing equipment, such as a matt, diapers, and baby wipes. You might want to keep all of this equipment away from anything else in the room. It will quickly get very messy in this corner, and you will definitely want to keep all that mess away from the rest of the room, especially the crib!
Toys And A Toybox
No matter how much you want to try and reduce the amount of clutter in your house, you will find that all of your efforts will be in vain once you welcome a baby into your home. There is no getting away from the fact that your young infant will want a lot of toys. In the first few months, you will be able to limit the number of your toys as babies aren’t usually that fussed. But it’s still a good idea to get prepared with a toy box in the nursery so that you are ready once they start receiving lots of toys for birthdays and Christmas, and all the ones that you buy along the way.
These are just a handful of the necessities that you will need for your baby’s nursery. But once you have these, you will be off to a good start!