Greeting Your New Baby – How to Create Your Own Baby Nursery
The moment you’ve been waiting for is over. You’re being discharged from the hospital and you’re about to take your little prince or princess to her nursery. But what baby products do you really need, and what would you call luxury? And how and when do you prepare it? Read on to find out everything you need to know about modern daycare.
Do you need a designer nursery?
In most baby shops you will find a lot of brochures with the most tasteful baby furniture, color-coordinated bedding sets, baby clothes, and other items. All of this seems very tempting, and you can probably imagine your new baby living happily and contentedly in this real environment, with everything that is shiny and new.
But unless you have an unlimited budget, the cost of the latest brand of baby care is probably too high. So you need to make informed decisions about what is essential and what you can afford. First, take a look around your home, decide where you want your daycare to be, and decide to start using it right away.
Some couples prefer to have their newborn baby with them in the bedroom for the first few months. This can make nighttime breastfeeding much easier since they can hear the baby’s crying and don’t have to go to a different room each time. Therefore, the nursery will initially be used more for storing the baby’s clothes, changing diapers, and general care of the baby than for sleeping.
If this is your first baby and you only have another bedroom, the choice is, of course, much easier. However, if you have more than one empty bedroom, you might consider choosing the one closest to yours. Also, pay attention to their orientation and whether it is very cold in the winter or very hot and stuffy in the summer.
The art of decorating a child’s room
Even if you don’t have a big budget, you can decorate the room you have chosen very well. Choose light and pleasant colors, such as a light pink for a girl’s room, a light blue for a boy, or a neutral lemon or peach if you want several children. You can decorate the walls with nice mobiles or with colored stickers to improve the atmosphere of a child’s room.
When it comes to decorating a child’s room, some parents like to buy children’s bedding that matches the color or wallpaper or follows a certain theme, such as butterflies, teddy bears, or a certain color. This also applies to the carpet, wallpaper, and curtains, which creates a sense of uniformity.
What furniture for the children’s room do you need?
Below is a list of possible furniture for your child’s room:
Crib – As mentioned above, this depends on whether the baby should sleep in the nursery or in your room.
Wardrobe and clothes drawers.
A comfortable nursing chair
A toy box or closet.
A soft carpet.
A baby blanket for the baby to play on.
Mobile phones on the crib.
A baby bathtub.
If you are able to do so, it may be helpful to install a sink in the room. This is especially handy if you need to bathe the baby or wash your hands immediately after changing the diaper since you don’t have to leave the baby to go to another room.
Not all of these items need to be new. If they are in good condition, they can be, for example, a changing table, a toy box or second-hand mobile phones. However, it is best to buy a new mattress for the crib or changing table, as recent data has shown that babies who sleep on used mattresses have a higher risk of SIDS.
When to buy items for your nursery
In the case of “bad luck”, many people buy something for the baby only after the actual birth. Shortly before the birth, however, you should prepare some very basic things at the nursery for your possible return home from the hospital. These include a small crib for the baby to sleep in, diapers, several important things like wipes, baby lotion, and diaper rash cream, baby blankets, and some baby packs.
Before you do too much shopping, a close friend or relative whose baby has grown may offer you baby clothes that are in good condition. You can also get a wide range of baby gifts, including clothing, blankets, bedding, cell phones, and more. You can always ask people to follow the theme or color you prefer if that’s important to you.
But most importantly, the loving and caring environment at the nursery is one that will accompany your baby throughout his or her life.