Oh! So, you’re expecting a baby? Well, congratulations! But wait, unless you’re planning your junior to sleep in a drawer, you will need to buy a few things for the nursery. But, where to begin? What should you look for?
As safety is the priority for your baby and ease-to-use for tired new parents, you will be more than happy to know that over the years of testing, we have found that the eye-watering price tags won’t guarantee for better and safer baby furniture. But, here are a few genuinely essential things you need to start with while buying baby nursery furniture.
Bassinets can be an ideal choice during those early months when you want your child close for feeding as it’s recommended that your baby sleeps in the same room with you for a minimum of six to 12 months. Bassinets are handy because they don’t use much space as a cot so that it can be easily placed in your bedroom. However, babies grow out faster from bassinets, and usually, it should not be used once the baby can roll over and pull themselves up.
The last thing you need when trying to comfort your crying baby is, bending awkwardly over a cot, which is either too high or too low. Also, the cots can be safe for your child only till the time he’s not able to move around. So, before you head off to the shop, think about how long you’re planning to use it, also if you are you planning for a second child? Are you thinking about buying a convertible one, which can be transformed into a small bed? Lastly, will have enough space for other things such as seat for feeding or change table. Doing some research before you head to the store can save you both time and money.
Babies sleep a lot; they might take a quick nap in their pram, but what about when you visit friends or family overnight or maybe take a trip? It is not always convenient for them to sleep in their cot. Therefore, travel cots, which are also known as portacots or portable beds, make it easy to be mobile and used explicitly for baby when a regular cot isn’t available.
Furniture For Older Bubs
When your little one starts to be able to move around, it’s time to buy the next batch of furniture that your toddler will need to get accommodated.
- High Chairs: once your baby grows up more and can hold its head up, an excellent high chair can make feeding a lot easier as well as it is stable and more comfortable to clean.
- Safety Gates and Barriers: babies can be dexterous when they set their minds to a task. Therefore, buying the right gates and barriers and installing them to the block of stairs and doorways is vital for your peace of mind.
- Child Safety Devices: every room in the house poses at least one dangerous object like kitchen chemicals, medicines, power points, or the danger of strangulation from losing cords. So, the well designed and secured child safety devices can be a great help to prevent a tragedy.
For a child under six, it is not safe to sleep on a top bunk, but the bottom bunk can suit a baby moving from cot to a bunk bed. FYI, there are around 4000 Australian children who need medical treatment due to bunk bend injuries, so you should be aware of that.
Also known as bed guards or safety rails, these devices are used to prevent falls from the bed. It is essential when your child rolls over often during sleep.
It comes as quite surprising to parents when their immobile bub becomes a fearless explorer. During times when you can’t keep watch always, a playpen can bring great peace of mind. Some playpens can be set up in different configurations that could be useful to section off some areas in your house, such as fit rooms or fireplaces. Make sure that all the wall sections lock together correctly.
Invest wisely and select the best nursery furniture that is not only safe for your little one but also enhances the beauty of your nursery. Some of these items can be a bit expensive, but trust me, they are worth it for your child’s safety.