Expecting a baby is a magical adventure filled with excitement and fun. However, the thing most new parents get wrong the first time is setting up the nursery. We know that you want to do your best when setting up your nursery, so make sure to avoid these five mistakes when planning the baby’s room.
Getting Things Because They’re Trendy
It’s normal to see something trendy and fall in love—it always shows up on your social media feed as a sponsored ad or promoted by a mom influencer. But the thing to remember is that just because it’s trendy doesn’t mean your nursery needs it. Don’t buy items you think would look nice in the baby’s room just because another person has them in their nursery.
Buying matching furniture is fun, but what do you do with it after your infant grows out of the matched sets? Don’t limit yourself to buying matching everything. Try to shop at a local thrift store and rehab an old dresser—the look and style of the dresser will complement any other furniture you place in the room.
Buying Things That End Up As Clutter
Every outfit, pair of shoes, and stuffed toy you buy is the cutest thing in the world, but is it really necessary to have so much of one thing? Yes. But don’t feel bad for buying too much. As your infant grows, determine what outfits and shoes they don’t wear and what toys they don’t play with and give them to a mama friend.
Purchasing Things Too Early
The thought of bringing life into the world is breathtaking. But buying baby stuff early isn’t a good idea. If you wait until the second trimester, you can announce the good news to friends and family. Your friends and family may want to buy what you need, so you won’t have to spend so much.
Buying From an Untrustworthy Brand
It’s essential for new parents to research what brands to buy from. Buying from an untrustworthy brand means that the quality of the furniture might not be up to your standards. Take your time to research what baby furniture companies are safe to buy from and check their reviews.
The biggest mistake to avoid when buying baby furniture to set up the nursery is not checking the brand. Trustworthy brands offer honest reviews and an authentic brand voice. Simply Nursery has a baby nursery furniture set with honest customer reviews and an authentic brand voice. Additionally, our products are handmade from Brazilian rehabilitated forests with parents in mind. Keep that honesty in mind when shopping for the nursery.