The news of expecting a little bundle of joy in a couple’s life brings in a lot of excitement, happiness and anxiety. It feels as if life is entering a completely new phase.
With growing awareness, to be parents are quite conscious about welcoming their babies. There are so many things to do before the baby comes. One of the most important tasks is creating a nursery for the baby.
Talking about nursery, first time parents always wonder what to have in it and what not. What would the baby require in the first few days, what should be the color, how should be the lighting etc.
Here are some essential things that the parents can get for their baby’s nursery.
1. Bassinet, Cradle, Cot or Crib
Setting up a baby world is so much fun to do. When one goes to a baby shop there would be ample of choices, varieties, baby related things to choose from. The most important is to get a comfortable, safe cot, crib, cradle or then bassinet for the baby to have a good sleep.
The choices while buying a cot are many. Be sure whatever you choose, matches the safety norms. Cribs and cots come in various types. Like standard crib or then a convertible one. Some are portable or movable for you to take it wherever the parents go.
Apart from the type, the materials from which the cribs and cots are made also differ. Some cribs are made of different types of woods. One may even find traveling cots, which are made of cloth that can be folded.
2. Baby Bedding Set
Mattress for the crib or the cot
If there is a bed, mattress has to be there. There are generally standard size mattresses for cots or cribs available in the market. The parents while buying one for the crib they have taken should make sure that the mattress is in lieu with the safety norms. Safety norms as in the mattress should be firm. Also the gap between the edge of the mattress and the cot or crib should not be more than two fingers.
Normally the mattress that the parents choose is firm and thick. The parents should make sure to use a waterproof mattress pad in order to protect it from getting soiled or wet. There are ample of choice in these, also the material used may differ. Parents need to opt for the one, that would last long and is comfortable for the baby to sleep on.
Bed sheets & Blankets
If there is a bed, bed sheets are a must. Make sure to buy at least two sets of bed sheets. Two incase one gets spoiled; the parents have another one use to lay on the bed. Be sure the bed sheets are in lieu with the dimensions of the mattress. Apart from the bed sheet, parents would also need a soft blanket to cover the baby. Make sure the bed sheet and the blanket are made from soft linen which is comfortable to the baby. Blankets or a soft toy with fur is not at all advisable.
3. Mattress Pad
Make sure to use a mattress pad below the bed sheet, so that the mattress is well protected.
4. Baby Diapering Essentials
From the moment the baby comes, diaper become the most essential things of use for the new parents. Before than the baby comes make sure the hospital bag and the nursery is stuffed with diapers. Other essentials are wet wipes, diaper covers, diaper changing mat/ cloth, diaper pail with lid.
5. Baby Monitors
Thanks to the technology, parents are well relaxed with baby monitors in hand. These days, the reviews of the top baby monitors are also available online. With growing technology, baby monitors have evolved and new kinds have been introduced. Through these monitors parents can not only hear the baby but also talk to the baby. Also the parents have now apps on their smart phone through which they can connect to their baby monitors and keep a watch on the baby. One other special feature that has made this device popular is the inbuilt video camera. This feature helps the working parents relax and rest assured.
Decorating baby’s nursery is every parents dream. The tip is to read, inquire and get the right things for the nursery. After all it is the question of the little one’s comfort.