There is so much to be excited about when you fall pregnant, with plenty to do to prepare the arrival of your bundle of joy. One of these important tasks is to set up the nursery for your little one. Whether you are choosing to find out the sex or not, there is so much you can do to ensure you are ready for their grand entrance, making sure you have everything you need.
Many first-time parents can feel a bit daunted when it comes to setting up a space for their baby. The easiest thing to do is to break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks. It’s no secret that there are so many different products on the market, all claiming to be the one thing you need for your baby, but as you start to sort through the needs and wants, you will be able to decide exactly what it is you are after.
Here are 3 steps to follow when it comes to setting up your baby’s nursery.
Start With A Theme
This is the fun part! Rather than just heading straight out to the shops and buying everything in sight that looks cute, a theme is a great way to reign yourself in and make sure you are only spending money on products that you will actually use in your baby’s room. If you aren’t finding out the sex, there are plenty of gender neutral themes out there that you can choose from, and once your little one arrives, you can simply add a splash of pink or blue to tie it altogether (or leave it as is!).
Here are some great suggestions to get you thinking:
- Pink and Green
- Teddy bear
- Bright and colourful
- Start With Big Ticket Items
With the theme sorted, you need to sit down and think about the big purchases you want to make for your baby’s room. By purchasing them together, you can be sure they not only match each other, but also go with your theme as well. Here are some items to consider:
- Cot/bassinet: all babies will eventually move into a cot, but if you are starting off with a bassinet, this item can wait.
- Change table: remember if you are short of space, a change table attached to drawers is a great way to combine both items together. Or even consider a portable change mat that floats in the room.
- Drawers/Wardrobe: You will need somewhere to put baby’s clothes, but where is entirely up to you. Work out how much space you need and how much room you have to work with.
- Rocking chair: if you are planning to feed in the baby’s room, then a comfortable spot to sit is essential.
- Start Personalising
Now comes the fun part – your chance to personalise the space and make your theme come to life. Here are just some of the different ways you can bring your theme to life:
- Cot mobile
- Picture frames
Most importantly, have some fun with it. This is a space both you and your little one will be spending a lot of time together, so make it special. It is also a great way to keep yourself busy while waiting to meet your new little bundle.