Saturday, 25 March 2017

Nursery room must-haves

* Collaborative post

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting things that will happen in your life. In fact, it's easy to get a little bit rushed off your feet with it all - I know I did! One minute you're reading the test result, the next you've already chosen a name and have bought all manner of baby accessories you didn't even know you needed.

This is a trap that many expectant mothers fall into. While there's nothing wrong with being excited, you do need to be able to rein in it at some point, especially with your spending. If you were planning a baby, you probably had some funds tucked away to splash on your new addition when the time came. But with the price of everything from baby clothes to nursery decor, you might see that budget go down a little faster than you were expecting. We all want our babies to have nice things, of course. But make sure you get all the practical items first, as these are what will actually make your life a lot easier during those first few weeks. Check out this handy list of some of the nursery must-haves you just can't do without...



A closet / wardrobe organizer


Who knew that babies needed so much stuff?! You will soon find that you need a lot of different items close to hand when looking after your baby, so the last thing you want is to be rummaging around in a messy cupboard to find one measly item. Invest in a closet organizer and some drawer dividers to make sure you can grab and go within seconds. If you don't currently have a closet in your baby's room, you can simply by hanging organizers that you can easily hook over the top of the door.




The crib / cot


Arguably the most important part of the baby's room, the first thing you need to buy as part of your pre-natal shopping list is the crib. Cribs can come in all shapes and sizes, whether you want something traditional or a more modern take on the classic design. Companies such as Cuckooland tend to cover all bases, so you should be able to find a model you like there. Also bear in mind how long you envisage your crib to last. They don't come cheap, and your baby can grow very fast, so make sure it will accommodate them for the first year at least.






Air freshening


Babies have a lovely, natural powdery smell... until that is, they have unexpectedly gone to the bathroom. No one wants their nursery to smell bad, especially as it will probably be your most-used room in the house. So, make sure you have some air freshening technology in there to keep things smelling tip top. Avoid candles and incense, as they are hazards you don't want anywhere near your newborn. Motion sensor air fresheners are a good option and always keep some baby-friendly scented wipes
nearby too in case you need to clean unexpectedly.

What were your nursery room must-haves?


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