Remember These Essentials When Furniture Shopping For Your Nursery

By Myka Bomediano, Parent Herald March 18, 05:20 am
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Parents-to-be seem to love buying things for a baby's room -- and for good reason: like birds, humans are also wired with nesting instincts. Once this instinct kicks in around the fifth month of a woman's pregnancy, there's no stopping it. It's time to break out some money and form baby's little nursery.

Painting the room and getting matching fabrics is part of the fun, but remember that the top priority in this part of the house is the infant. Learn which things are needed, and which ones can wait a bit. Make sure you get all these essential furniture for baby's room first:


Crib: The federal government has standards for cribs, so make sure to conform to the set dimensions, construction and durability requirements. However, despite the government's rigidity -- Babble noted that slats should be no more than 2 and 3.8 inches apart -- it still comes in a wide variety of designs you can choose from.

Don't forget the mattress and bedding to go along with the crib. Changing table - you would benefit from a changing table more than the baby, as it will be invaluable for when you are constantly changing diapers.

Find one that is right for your height to save you from back pain. Models with safety straps, side rails, and a waterproof pad with washable covers would be the most safe and convenient.

Changing table: You would benefit from a changing table more than the baby, as it will be invaluable for when you are constantly changing diapers. Find one that is right for your height to save you from back pain. Models with safety straps, side rails, and a waterproof pad with washable covers would be the most safe and convenient.

Rocking chair: New Parent suggests to put the rocking chair as an essential. It provides comfort when you're nursing the infant. It will also help lull him to sleep, which you will be thankful for once he starts getting fussy.

Dresser and organizational storage bins: This is so you can keep your baby's clothes, diapers, and other necessesities properly for a less-cluttered nursery. Get one that is big enough for baby's things and will last him for years -- maybe even well into teenagerhood.

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