How to Set Up Your Baby’s Nursery

One of the most exciting things to setup for your baby’s arrival is their nursery. Their very first bedroom where loads of memories will be made. You’ll be spending a lot of time in your child’s nursery, so it’s important that you get it right. We’re going to share a few essentials that you definitely want to consider adding to your child’s nursery.

Obviously, the first thing you need to do is get a fresh coat of paint on the walls. If you know the sex of your child, you can paint it according to their gender or you could choose to go with a neutral color that could be great for either girl or boy. Once the room is painted, the fun begins.

Crib

This is a given, but the most important addition to your nursery is a crib. This is where your child will sleep and spend many hours every single day/night. Make sure you get a solid crib that follows all of the regulations. One thing you may want to consider is choosing a crib that can easily convert into a toddler bed later on.

Changing Table

A changing table is a must for your nursery. You’ll be changing roughly 8 to 10 diapers per day, making it crucial that you have a proper setup that makes it easy to handle. If you have a small nursery space, you can skip the changing table and simply add a changing pad on top of a horizontal dresser.

Diaper Holder

If your changing table doesn’t have a dedicated space for diapers or if you’re using a changing pad on top of a dresser, you should buy a diaper holder. These are usually wall mountable and can hold several diapers, making it easy to reach over and grab a new one while changing your baby’s diaper.

Diaper Pail

You’ll need a place to put the dirty diaper once you’ve taken it off. This is something you should skimp on. A quality diaper pail will help eliminate odors. The last thing you want is to have a stinky nursery room. That wouldn’t be enjoyable for your baby who has to sleep there or for you, who will most likely be rocking your child to sleep there every night.

Video Monitor

A good quality video monitor is crucial if you want to have peace of mind during the night. You’ll be able to see and hear your baby at any time. The Motorola Halo+ is one of the best options on the market, which gives you a birds-eye view of the entire crib. When your child reaches toddler age, the camera can also be removed and used as a regular baby camera. Also, the Halo+ works with the Hubble Connected app, making it easy for you to see your child from anywhere in the world using your smart phone, tablet or computer.

Rocking Chair

Get ready for long sleepless nights and a ton of rocking. Soothing your child is much easier with a high quality rocking chair. You’ll want to get one that has a nice cushion to it so you don’t get uncomfortable within minutes. You’ll also want to look for a rocking chair with large armrests that are very padded.

Closet Storage

Babies go through so many clothes, you’ll want to have a nice closet organization to keep everything easy to find. It’s worth looking for a nice closet storage system that allows you to easily store clothing that can’t be easily hung on a rack. Proper storage will save you time and when you have a newborn, every second counts.