There are so many things to think about when you’re an expectant mother, but creating the ultimate nursery at home should be pretty high up on the list. Once your baby has arrived you’ll soon see why getting organized in plenty of time is a must. From the crib to the carpet, here’s how to create the ultimate nursery that works for you and your baby.
Which floor you choose is completely up to you, there are benefits of both hardwood floors and soft carpeted floors. Hardwood floors are easier to clean, which can be a huge bonus in a nursery. If you keep a mop and some disinfectant handy you can easily clean the floors every day. This will make it easier for your baby to crawl around without the risk of dirty floors.
On the other hand, carpets create a much softer feel underfoot. Your baby is less likely to hurt themselves on a plush carpet floor. A carpet is also a good way to make a nursery feel warmer and more inviting. Check out onlinecarpetsale.com.au for some discounted carpets that’ll fit right into your nursery.
You’ll need a crib which has sides that slide up and down. This will make it easier to get your baby out of the crib, but also keep them safe while they’re sleeping. You can get lots of different sizes and styles of cribs. Most modern cribs come in darker or white woods with panels. Look out for cribs which come with built-in storage. These are really useful as you can grab some moisturizer, powder, or diapers out of these drawers in a hurry. You’ll also need to purchase a mattress. Invest some time and money choosing the right one. Mattresses are so important for ensuring your baby gets a good night sleep. A mattress can also have long-terms effects on our posture, so don’t scrimp on your baby’s!
Finally, add some soft toys to your crib. You don’t want to put too many in as they may crowd the crib. Put a couple of toys in for times when you’re playing with your baby. Store these away at bedtime.
You may think that this is a bit of an extravagant expense you don’t need, but it’ll come in handy. Soothing your baby before bed or when they’re crying is made so much easier if you have a rocking chair in the corner of your nursery. That way, without too much effort, you can gently rock your baby to sleep and transfer the, straight to their crib. Other than a changing table and crib this should be the only furniture you really need in this room so don’t worry about clutter.