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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.