Baby Furniture from Become.com
Whether it is your own or someone else´s, welcoming a baby into the world is such an exciting time. And even though there is the word baby in front of it, let´s be honest, baby furniture is really for the parent or parents using it. Preparing for the arrival of a newborn is a tremendous pressure, especially when it comes to the nursery´s furniture. However, it is important to breath and not to let the stress take over this happy time. You want to tackle this project starting with the bigger items and then work your way down to the more minor ones. Some people even hire a decorator to help them design the nursery. Whichever way you decide to decorate the baby´s room, there are a lot of important decisions you need to be prepared to make. We have put together a guide to help you make the three most important pieces.
The crib is the first place you should start when thinking about the baby´s furniture. Depending on your family, some people receive these as gifts, but whether you are giving it as a gift or purchasing one on your own, what you need to look for in a baby crib are the safety standards. These beds are designed to keep the baby safe when inside, and keep them inside. The sides should be too high for the baby to crawl out, and trust us they will learn to crawl faster than you can imagine. The bars should be close enough together to where the baby can´t get its head stuck in also, because they will try to stick their heads in everything. It is also important to keep in mind other gaps that they may try and stick their limbs in that may also get caught or stuck. In addition to these you also need to do research on crib recalls and why they were recalled. But once you have all of the appropriate safety measures taken care of, you can then focus on the fun part, the crib´s style. Make sure that it complements the color that you have chosen for the room. If you´re going for yellow walls, then a white crib will give you a clean linen look. Wood, both light and dark, also looks good with most wall colors.
Once you have the crib picked out you can then move to the changing table. This can either match the crib you have picked out or be something that´s complementary to it. But most importantly this changing table, which is where you´ll be spending a lot of time, should be functional. You want the organization that will make your life easy and get the job done with the least mess possible. This means that diapers and the cream should be easily accessible, within an arms reach since you´ll need to keep one hand on the baby to ensure they don´t roll too far. In addition, you need to ensure that the changing table´s location is away from a window for safety reasons, and far enough away from the crib so their little hands can´t reach.
The rocker is the piece of furniture that you will get to enjoy the most. While it should also tie in with the crib and changing table, it needs to be extremely comfortable so that you can rock them to sleep and feel relaxed even though you´re working off of 2 hours of sleep.
Make sure that you enjoy the process of picking out the baby´s furniture and accessories because decorating can be really fun and helps to positively build the exciting anticipation of the new member in your life.