So you’re expecting a new little bundle of joy. Congratulations! You have cleared out the small bedroom near yours and you’re prepared to set up your baby’s room. Listed here are a few suggestions which will keep baby safe and comfortable and not cost a fortune.
Safety is the number one factor in a baby’s room. Take a look at the safety guidelines prior to buying or borrowing a crib (see Baby Crib Safety Checklist). Use your money to buy things that will last at least several years, for example a crib that converts to a toddler bed and a little dresser. You might select to use a cradle in the early months and keep it by your bed, but eventually you will need a crib.
Other baby furniture involves a changing table and a high chair. And don’t forget a comfortable rocking chair (with arms) for late-night feedings or to rock-a-bye baby a fussy infant to sleep.
In establishing the room, make sure everything you will need will be close at hand, so you in no way have to leave baby alone – even for just a moment! – on the changing table.
Among the greatest costs in renovating a nursery is the labor, so the best way to save cash is to do it yourself! Refinish and paint (lead-free!) furniture, sew curtains (you can make use of cute baby print sheets), and get grandma to knit infant blankets. Paint the walls in light shades (with washable paint) in a color that will “grow” with the child. If you love wallpaper but can’t imagine undertaking a whole room yourself, attempting decorating with a wallpaper border on painted walls or stencil around the windows, ceiling and doors. The room can look “done” by a decorator if you coordinate wallpaper and fabrics for a wall hanging, quilt, and window coverings.
If friends will be organizing you a baby shower, register for some things to decorate the room, such as bedding, crib accessories (bumper pads, mobiles), and bright colored toys or stuffed animals.
Make use of baskets, drawers, and shelves to store toys, clothing, along with other infant essentials. Expand storage space by putting shelves or a small dresser in the closet.