As a first-time parent, you have much to learn and more to prepare for. One of the most important things to do before the baby arrives is to set up the nursery. The process of setting up a nursery can seem like a lot, but with the right guide, you can coordinate the best bedroom for your little one. Here is a brief guide to nursery items for first-time parents to keep with them so they know how to prepare a safe and comfortable space for their baby.
Crib and Mattress
A crib and mattress are the most fundamental nursery items your baby will need. The crib should be sturdy and meet all safety standards. A firm, waterproof crib mattress that fits snugly in the frame is also essential. Before buying, ensure the crib and mattress fit your budget and the room’s size.
Dresser and Changing Tray
A dresser and changing tray are versatile nursery items that provide vital functions and storage space. Opting for a dresser with drawers keeps the baby’s clothes, blankets, and other essentials organized. A changing tray has a pad and straps to give the baby a secure and comfortable spot for diaper changes. Skip on the changing table because it takes up space, and it’s temporary. The dresser, while purchased separately, can hold a diaper tray. Buying both saves time and money.
Rocking Chair or Glider
A rocking chair could be the best investment in our guide to nursery items for first-time parents. New parents spend countless hours feeding and holding their infants but are often too tired to stand. Purchasing a comfortable rocking chair or a glider will help ease physical strain and make feeding and bonding with your baby more comfortable.
Changing diapers is not fun, but it’s worse if you don’t have a designated waste bin for them. Instead of relying on the garbage can in the other room, invest in a diaper pail. A modern diaper pail will keep the nursery fresh and odor and germ-free.
Sound Machines and Humidifiers
While babies love to sleep, having the right equipment can ensure they stay asleep, even while the house is noisy. Using a sound machine helps the baby feel like they’re back in the womb because of the muffled noise. And a humidifier is also good to have in the nursery to maintain moisture levels, especially during colder months when indoor heating dries the air.
Preparing for a baby is not easy, but with our guide, we’re sure you’ll get the hang of it.
Creating a safe and loving environment by sticking to a budget and finding items in your price range is essential. Simply Nursery wants to ensure you splurge on the items for your nursery by offering an eco-friendly, handmade modern baby furniture set. We design our sets with love, care, and babies in mind. We make every one of our sets using natural wood from the rehabilitated forests of Brazil. Check out our online store for more nursery items. We’re ready to help design your first child’s budget-friendly, safe, and cozy bedroom.