Setting up a baby nursery is one of the most exciting things that new parents do! It is a lot of fun getting things ready for your new bundle of joy. Although it is fun there are a lot of things that you will want to take into consideration when setting up your baby nursery.
First you will need to decide what type of nursery furniture to buy. There are several different brands and styles on the market and the prices are all over the place. Buying furniture that has extra storage can be especially helpful. It is amazing the amount of things that you need for a baby.
If you decide to purchase a changing table then you may want to consider buying one that has plenty of drawers or shelves. Many parents prefer the tables with drawers so that all of the baby’s stuff is not sitting outside on a shelf; however the changing tables with built in drawers tend to be a little more expensive.
A diaper pail is also a necessary investment. There are many available on the market today, but the best is the kind that locks in odor such as the Diaper Genie. The only downside to the Diaper Genie is that the bag can be extremely heavy when it comes time to empty it. You also have to buy special refill kits for the Diaper Genie.
There are other diaper pail options as well. Many of them claim to lock in the odor just as well as the Diaper Genie. You can empty these pails more often. Lysol wipes are handy for cleaning them after they are emptied.
If you decide to forgo the changing table you will want to figure out a place to store your baby’s things. Over the door organizers are inexpensive and handy. They are nice because they usually have many pockets. This allows you to store things like baby powder, hats, gloves, shampoo, brushes and diaper rash cream all in one place. Some over the door organizers have clear, almost transparent pockets. This is great. It makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for quickly. Most parents will tell you that being able to find what you need fast is key when you have a baby!
Many cribs also come with storage units. Some of them come with a storage chest on the side and others come with a drawer underneath. Both are great options. They make a great place to store extra bedding, quilts and receiving blankets.
You will also need a dresser for your baby’s clothes. Five drawer dressers are usually plenty of space to store baby’s clothes. If you are having twins then you may need to buy two dressers.
A laundry basket is also a necessary item for a nursery. You can find nice wicker laundry baskets with liners or you can use a plastic basket. The choice is up to you. Whatever you do decide to get make sure it is a large one. Babies make a lot of laundry.
There are also products that can increase the comfort and safety of babies. For example, if your home is very dry, it may be a good idea to get a humidifier. Another item which you should not leave out is a baby sound
As you can see, there are many things that you need in order to get ready for the new baby. Having them in place before the baby is born will make things a lot easier in the hectic first few weeks of her life.