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Key Tips on Setting Up Your Nursery

Wondering where to start? Here are our Key Tips on Setting up the Nursery

After 10 years of helping Mom's and Dad's decide on baby furniture for their nursery and being a Mom, I have been asked soooo many times, both personally and professionally, "What furniture should I get for my nursery?" This question is always closely followed by "When should I buy my baby furniture?" I decided that it was time to put something together to help answer these simple, yet tricky questions.

Like I tell all my pregnant friends and family when they ask, the first thing I note is that the nursery should be fun to plan, fun to shop for, and fun to execute. Start early and give yourself the time to make it happen at a leisurely pace. Most parents will start planning at about 20 weeks, typically when they find out if they are having a boy or a girl. However, feel free to get inspiration on the web and on Pinterest even before this time. Starting early also lets you shop for deals and leaves plenty of time to order furniture, which can take days, weeks, or even months to arrive.

As for the 'What to buy' question they say a picture is worth a thousands words, so instead of giving you a boring checklist, I'd like to share with you a visual that will help answer your questions. This image is for you to use and keep, so please feel free to share with anyone you know who is expecting. I hope it is helpful information to get you started... Key tips on Setting up your Nursery Your baby will probably spend more time in the nursery than anywhere else their first year, up to 80% of their time, including sleep. When to Buy? Although some parents wait until after the baby is born to buy nursery furniture, most order once they find out the baby's gender (about 20 weeks). Furniture can take one to eight weeks to arrive and then many brands require assembly. 80% What to look for when buying JPMA CERTIFIED The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Creating a safe, functional, and attractive nursery for your baby is key but remember to keep Mom's comfort and convenience top of mind. You will always want more storage, so Association (JPMA) is an extra level of safety certification for cribs, mattresses, bassinets, and cradles. choose furniture with drawers and shelves to keep diapers, clothes, toys, and books organized. Changing table: A changing table with shelves, combo dresser with drawers and changing area on top, or a repurposed dresser with a changing pad is a good choice for diaper changing. Always use safety straps to keep baby from falling. Crib: Your baby will sleep in their crib for 2 to 3 years before moving to a big kid bed. Convertible cribs may convert to a toddler bed, daybed, and even a full-size bed to extend the crib's usefulness. Diaper Stacker: Store baby's diapers in a beautiful way and enhance the nursery décor. Crib mattress: Carefully consider the safety and fit of the crib mattress. Get the best quality you can afford and choose a firm mattress with no gaps between it and the crib. Both innerspring and foam mattresses are good choices, while organic non-toxic choices are parents favorites. Use a waterproof mattress cover to protect the mattress. Hamper: A hamper that compliments the nursery décor looks great and will organize all babies' laundry. Nursery Glider or Rocking Chair: Useful for calming tired parents and sleepy babies, the nursery glider is the #1 choice of baby furniture after the crib. The rocking motion is soothing and sleep-inducing. Gliders are also great for reading to your toddler years later. Choose a fully upholstered glider chair or a wood rocker, both get the job done. Cradle or Bassinet: For the early weeks and months, a bassinet or cradle can make life easy. Keep baby close in the bedroom for peace of mind and make late night checks easy. Move from room to room during the day to keep baby in your sights. Choose a stable base and even consider a play yard with an attached bassinet which is great for travel. What to avoid What it's going to cost you )) Nursery furniture and accessories range Hazards near the crib Position your crib away from windows and window blinds, draperies, and monitor cords. Unsafe mattresses Crib mattresses must fit snugly, with less than two fingers between the edge and the crib. from Shaky furniture Choose sturdy dressers & always anchor furniture to keep your child safe. Soft bedding in the crib Reduce the risk for suffocation or SIDS - avoid loose blankets, soft toys, and bumpers in the crib. TO $1,000 or more less than $100 For more information about choosing nursery fumiture, visit world's largest baby furniture store

Key Tips on Setting Up Your Nursery

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A great visual and informative resource on how to create a safe and functional nursery for new parents. Find out what new parents need and what to avoid when preparing the nursery.


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