Nursery Furniture - Picking Furniture For A Nursery

By Christine Jackson

Furnishing a nursery can be a fantastic time for an expectant mom. Not just is it fun to prepare for the birth of a baby, however it provides the expectant mother an outlet for those nesting instincts that will soon kick in. A lot of well-meaning people (i.e. parents and in-laws) will encourage you that you simply should have particular furniture for your new baby's room.

Some of the furniture you'll probably take into account includes: Bassinette Crib Changing table Dresser Rocking chair

Do you need it all? Only you can know for certain. Ask yourself, "What furniture am I truly probably to make use of?"

A bassinette is useful for keeping the new baby very close. Most are portable so you can roll them all over the house. If someone offers to loan you a bassinette, take them up on it provided that the mattress is clean and in sound condition. You will just make use of a bassinette for a short time period, so why invest in it as a major piece of furniture?

A crib, however, is a different story. If you plan for your child to sleep on his or her own at all, you will need a crib. It is not as safe to borrow a crib from somebody and while cribs are a type of baby furniture which have sentimental attachments, do not agree to use an old crib simply because it was the one your husband used when he was a baby. Safety standards have changed dramatically and what was at one time regarded as safe furniture, might not be now. Look online to find baby crib safety standards. Ensure any spindles on the bed are placed close enough to ensure that the baby can't get his or her head stuck between them. Also, ensure there is no lead paint on the bed. If you are just like the majority of mothers, you'll really feel much better with regards to your baby's safety if you purchase new or one that was just recently used by somebody you know.

Do you need a changing table? Moms went for years without this piece of furniture. But, they're good to have and at a convenient height that saves some back strain. It is a matter of available space, available money and your readiness to bend over to change a diaper!

A dresser, if bought to last for years, would be an excellent furniture investment. Don't waste money on a cutesy theme dresser that the child will only outgrow when he or she starts to develop personal tastes. Instead, consider the rest of your house. Have you got a great deal of mahogany furniture or a lot of white painted furniture? Purchase a dresser that you can move somewhere else in the house if your child decides he or she hates it down the road. Purchase solid wood. The furniture will last longer and it will contain much less chemicals than less expensive veneer furniture pieces often incorporated in the processing stage or in the glue utilized to hold pieces together.

Everybody thinks you need a rocking chair when you have a baby. Is it a necessary piece of furniture for the nursery? Not if you have a rocking chair elsewhere in the house. No mother or baby desires to spend all their time in the nursery in any case. Use rocking time in a different room to provide you with both a change of pace - unless you just wish to buy a rocker.

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