Planning your baby's nursery can be oh-so-exciting, and somewhat nerve-racking. There are so many choices to make about the colors you want in the nursery and the style you prefer – not to mention decisions about which particular pieces of baby nursery furniture you'll need to purchase!
You may not yet have a handle on what style or color scheme you are going to want in baby furniture, but that's where we come in – we can help you in making decisions about baby nursery furniture. No, we aren't going to tell you what to purchase (we know that every mother-to-be will have her own inclinations), but we'll recommend a few key items of baby furniture.
Expectant mothers have friends, family members, co-workers and even strangers telling them what they do and don't need for their newborn baby. It can be quite overwhelming – and it can be difficult to figure out who is right about what baby nursery furniture is necessary.
The most important thing to remember is that you do not need to spend a lot of money on baby furniture. Buying discount baby furniture is just fine as long as it meets safety standards. Additionally, there are really very few pieces of baby furniture that are absolutely essential for your baby's nursery. Sure, there are others that you could purchase; however, these are the necessities:
- Crib. Your baby needs a place to sleep, and a crib is the most obvious choice. Make certain that this meets all safety standards. Most cribs these days do, though – even the ones purchased at discount baby furniture stores.
- Bassinet. Some people may think you don't need this item. We think you do. Why? There are going to be times that you will want to lay your baby down somewhere other than the nursery – like while you are cooking dinner, for example. Keeping a bassinet handy will be a lifesaver. You can use this in the nursery if your baby seems to sleep better in the smaller space of the bassinet.
- Rocking chair or glider with footstool. You need someplace to sit during those middle-of-the-night feedings, and it is much better to be comfortable and to be able to rock the baby.
- Changing table. You need to have somewhere to change the baby's diaper, right? Enough said about this one.
Everything else isn't what we would call essential. As long as you can feed and change your baby and lay him down to sleep, that's a well-equipped nursery.