One of the first activities that new parents look forward to is setting up the nursery. Something about carefully selecting the furnishings and decor heightens the anticipation for the baby's arrival. It's also a great way for the couple to bond as they share in the joy and wonder of creating a space where they'll undoubtedly make many meaningful memories with their soon-to-arrive child.
However, deciding which furniture pieces to purchase first can be extremely difficult, especially for inexperienced buyers. Our suggestions for the best baby furniture to buy first should be helpful:
If you're preparing your child's nursery for their arrival, their bed will be one of the most important purchases you'll make, and its worth investing in an adjustable cot bed design that allows you to adjust the height of the cot mattress as they grow. You can also remove the side barriers to convert the cot into a fully functional toddler bed. Giving you plenty of time to save until they're ready for their grown-up bed, depending on how quickly they grow.
What is the function of a playpen? A playpen is an excellent option for keeping your child safe and secure while you are performing household duties.
As a result, they can safely investigate their surroundings without putting themselves or others in danger.
Toys that your baby or toddler will enjoy playing with can be found in a good playpen, which provides plenty of space for them to move around. This aids in the early development of motor abilities, which is necessary for proper brain development as well!
Baby clothes shopping is a lot of fun. Tiny one-pieces, footed playsuits, and matching accessories are available in a variety of cute patterns and colours.
However, determining how many items you'll require or what sizes to purchase can be difficult for many new parents.
Here's what you should know about selecting baby's first wardrobe.
Consider the following:
Sizing: You won't know how big your baby is until they're born, but one thing is certain: babies grow quickly. While you'll want a few newborn items in case baby arrives in a smaller size, the majority of your first items can be in the 0-3M range (note: there are also preemie sizes for the tiniest of babies—4kg and under).
Fabric: Look for breathable, baby-soft cotton that is durable and can withstand repeated washings (seriously, machine washable and dryable is a must). Avoid scratchy tags that can irritate the skin of your baby.
Budget: Baby clothes are expensive. While your grandmother or best friend may want to splurge on an expensive dress or sweater for your baby shower, the truth is that you don't have to spend a fortune on baby clothes.
It's quite amusing. You would never have considered drawers to be dangerous before having children. When you start caring for children, you will realise just how dangerous they are.
There are numerous types of drawer locks available, and not all of them are created equal. When shopping, read the reviews that other parents have left on products. This will quickly teach you that while some baby proofing products sound fantastic in theory, they simply do not hold up in practise.
Aside from reading reviews, here are a few other things to keep in mind when looking to childproof your home.
- Keep an eye out for drawer locks that allow the drawer to open a crack.
- Magnetic locks with weak magnets should be avoided.
- Some locks will require hardware installation.
- If you have trouble using the lock, try another.
After dealing with diaper changes, spit-up, and other messes, you understand the value of a good bath for your child.
However, when it comes to cleaning your wriggly newborn, you may find that you require all the assistance you can get: A wet baby can be difficult to grasp, especially if he dislikes being wet. Enter baby bathtubs, which can make bathing your child easier.
Baby bathtubs come in a variety of styles, and the best one for you will depend on your baby's age, where you intend to bathe your baby, and how much space you have.
Insert baby bath seats into the sink. These are foam inserts that you slip into your sink to create a safe space for baby to bathe. The advantages are that you can wash baby while standing rather than crouching next to the bathroom tub, and these fold down for easy storage when not in use. From infancy to 6 months, these sink insert bath seats are used.
Bathtubs with basins. These are miniature tubs that stand alone. They can be used in a kitchen sink or made specifically for your bathtub, depending on their size. These are more spacious, and some can be used for the first two years of a baby's life.
Convertible tubs. These grow with your baby, transforming from a newborn tub with a sling to a traditional basin tub.
So there you have it, although there a multitude of other baby item related we can dive into, these five are more than enough for your first step. These item can easily be spotted at any baby shop near you. Till next time!