There are so many things to think of during your pregnancy. As you prepare for the birth of your child, no doubt you have already set up a nursery for the new arrival. Between the baby shower and other items you may have purchased, there is no doubt the new baby’s nursery has every possible thing you could think of. Just in case, here are 5 things every nursery needs, and then some.
1. A cradle and crib are probably the most important pieces of furniture you will buy (or receive as gifts). Since your baby will most likely stay in your room for awhile, these would be your first choice. Later on, you can use the crib in the baby’s nursery. Or perhaps, you have a family tradition in which cribs and cradles are handed down from mother to child. How wonderful! In either case, you may already have these items covered. But, you will need to purchase a new crib mattress.
2. No doubt you have either received or acquired a mobile for the [tag-ice]crib[/tag-ice]. With the variety of mobiles available today, you shouldn’t have a problem picking one out for your baby.
Incidentally, don’t forget the baby monitor. You will want to have this operational the minute your baby is in the nursery.
3. You will need a dresser for the [tag-cat]baby[/tag-cat]. Depending on your color scheme, there are lovely dressers for babies. Check them out online or at your baby furniture store.
4. You will need a changing table for the baby as well. Depending upon the amount of space in the nursery, you can buy a changing table or one that can fit on top of the dresser. In any case, ensure it is safe and secure.
5. No [tag-tec]nursery[/tag-tec] is complete without a rocking chair. Find a comfortable one for you, since you will be spending most of your time feeding and rocking your baby to sleep.
Here are some incidental items you may want to have in the nursery as well. Perhaps a little rocking chair with a beautiful teddy bear sitting on it, or other stuffed animals. How about some music to lull your child to sleep? A small CD player would be perfect. A blanket would also be appropriate to wrap around your shoulders during those cold nights when baby needs comforting or feeding.