The excitement of having a baby is immense. There is so much to do and plan to welcome your child into the world, and one of those things is planning the baby’s room. The key to designing this room is not to go overboard! It’s so easy to get caught up in all the cute things that there are available that it’s easy to forget the difference between what your baby needs, and what you want.
To help you out, here is a quick guide to ensure that you have a fully functioning baby room:
The baby’s bassinet, or baby cradle, is the first order of business regarding functionality. This is because when you first bring your baby home, it isn’t recommended that you immediately put him or her in their own room. Instead, you should use a bassinet and keep it in your bedroom. Not all bassinet’s, however, are the same. That is why you need to get the best bassinet in terms of ability and function, over how it looks. The fact is, your child will grow out of the bassinet sooner than you can blink! So, you need one that gives all the support and function to keep your infant safe.
Bassinets are perfect for infants to give them the support they need to sleep, and to give you the ability to move the bassinet around the home. Cribs, however, are also needed. Bassinets are the around the home sleeping cradle your baby needs, but cribs are the in-room beds that your baby will use as he or she grows up. This crib will need a soft and cozy crib mattress, and to be up to standard to ensure their safety and protection.
A Baby Monitor
The first few months of parenting are going to be exhausting, which is why you need to get your baby’s room finished, even before your baby uses it. That includes getting a baby monitor. You can have audio or audio-visual baby monitors today, where the live feed goes directly to your phone over Wi-Fi.
A Changing Area
If you want to make your life easier, you should invest in a changing area. This will save you from messy, unexpected messes on top of tabletops and counters where you prepare and eat food. It will also mean that you have all the necessary equipment needed on hand to clean your baby up and ready to go on their next adventure.
This includes dressers, bookshelves, and even a chair if the room has the space. Essentially, purchase these items not for your baby, but for the child and teenager that your baby will become. That way you can save money in the long run for the furniture, and they can benefit from having a stable environment.
Your baby’s room needs to give you the functionality necessary to take care of an infant, a toddler, a child, and even a teenager. That means purchasing furniture that is classic to decorate, and it means buying baby-specific items to help development, keep them safe, and to help you out.