One of your first orders of business when becoming a parent is setting up your little one’s nursery. And part of that experience is buying baby furniture.
It’s hard to narrow down what you really need for your baby’s nursery, so take a look at our tips on how to make the best buying decisions for your family!
Before your nursery-decorating adventure begins, determine how much space you have, what style you want for the room, and how much money you can spend.
When planning the layout of your baby’s nursery, do your research. Look online at pictures of other nurseries to help narrow down the style you want for your baby’s room.
Let’s be honest — the nursery is really for you, the parent. Your baby won’t remember the colors you used or how you organized their books, so whether you want to make a statement with the style or keep it low-key, it’s your choice!
The most important piece of furniture you’ll buy for your baby’s nursery is a crib. They’ll sleep in it every night for months (or years!) to come, and it will usually determine the room’s overall style.
Because your baby will eventually end up in a crib — whether it’s right away when you bring them home from the hospital or months down the road when they one outgrow their bassinet — choosing the right one from the start is important.
That said, make your baby’s crib the first thing you purchase. You can then design your little one’s nursery around it.
To keep your baby as safe as possible while they’re sleeping in their crib, it’s important to follow a few rules.
First, share the same room with your baby for the first six months. But that doesn’t mean sharing the same sleeping surface. Avoid co-sleeping!
In addition to sharing a room with your little one, here are a few more guidelines to keep in mind when shopping for a crib.
The crib mattress you purchase now will likely be your baby’s sleeping surface for a few years, so make sure you choose a good one that gives your baby a comfortable and healthy sleep. Check out our wide range of Crib mattress here.
To make sure your baby’s mattress is safe, check that it fits tightly inside the crib. This means no gaps in-between the crib and the mattress. If you can fit two fingers between them, it’s not a snug fit.
Other things to look for in a safe crib mattress include breathability and firmness.