Getting ready for a new baby can be the most exciting and joyous experience for a prospective mum and dad. Every item is bought with love and dreams of happy days ahead.
Apart from all the cute little booties, caps and blankets for your little one, there are bigger needs like furniture and essentials for the nursery. These should be bought when you on a wiser note as they will last longer than most of your baby’s things. So get set early on with your plans and what kind of furniture you need, whether it’s going to be used for a few years in the nursery or whether you want to use it for a long term, changing and growing with your baby
Work On a Budget
Set up a reasonable budget according to your plan. Hopefully, there will be a least eight months to plan and set up the nursery. If you’re a bargain person, then make sure to check out the seasonal sales and deals.
You can be very thorough if you start looking early as you will have time to visit all the possible places and research the quality and price. Make sure to pay for all the purchase before the big day and don’t leave anything on credit. When the baby arrives, you need to have extra cash on hand for emergencies expenses.
Get the Right Quota
Before making purchases, make sure to measure the room out and plan the nursery settings. See whether you have enough room for all the furniture you plan to get. Remember that you’re going to need space for the baby to lay and crawl around. Take into consideration the lighting and ventilation too. If you are planning on buying cots, get the details from the store catalogue or get them to come and make an estimate before you make a decision.
Short Term versus Long Term
Some parents opt for convertible cribs that can be changed into toddler beds and later into larger, child-sized beds. This saves the cost of buying beds for the next ten years as the bed grows with the child. But it also means a large expense and an investment that will remain unchanged.
So make sure that it is a style that can blend in with its surroundings despite the changes. But if you are planning to have more kids soon, then it would be wiser to get a crib or cot which can be used for all the babies, one after the other and then get them smaller beds or even bunk beds.
Customised But Inexpensive
You want that cool sophisticated look in your nursery but the prices are just too high? Not to worry, you can still get your dream setting but spend within your budget. The secret is to get creative with colours and themes that are appealing.
Shelves can be painted with colours, also on handles and knobs to add colour to a shade of brown. Paste cute pictures of your favourite character to give that exclusive look and still save your dollars for other essentials. Make sure that whatever you buy, it should suit your needs and be able to make you comfortable and happy. Most importantly, make sure that your nursery is a safe and cosy place for your new baby.