There are many things that you will want to have in your nursery before your little one arrives. There are even items that you may not think of having that will be a great help to you in the near future. You should start planning for these expenses in two different ways and you should start early on in the pregnancy so that you are sure not to miss anything. The first main thing you should do is a baby registry. This will help friends and family know what you need so when they get you gifts they can give you things you will use. You should also make a main list of the things you want and need in your nursery to check off as you go. That way when you make that final run to the store after the baby showers are over, you will know what to get.
There are many things that most parents think are common sense to have in the nursery. However some parents let the common sense things slip their mind because they are concentrating on the things most people don’t think of. When you are starting the nursery, the main things you need to think about purchasing first are the furniture items that your baby will need and the items that you don’t necessarily need, but will benefit from greatly. These are items like the crib, changing table, rocking chair, baby swing, bassinet, and storage bins.
Along with the main furniture essentials, you will need the everyday needs of your baby. This are things you need for basic care of your child. Items like diapers, baby wipes, formula, sleepers, bottles, pacifiers, diaper rash cream, cotton swabs, and onesies will make caring for your baby a lot easier.
Even if you have a very healthy baby, there are many medical needs your baby will need in the first few months. There are many things that you will be very glad you bought that aren’t absolutely necessary, but are smart purchases. These things will keep you from having to run out in the middle of the night to pick things up if something goes wrong. You should plan to have infants tylenol drops, gas drops, a bulb syringe, tissues, vaseline, band- aids, alcohol, peroxide, a thermometer, and cotton balls on hand because you never know when you are going to need them.
Along side the “what if” medical baby needs, you are going to need some basic things as well. Infant nail clippers, tweezers, and a medicine dispenser are things you may need on a daily basis. You will also want to get some general child safety items for your home. The ones you need will depend on how your home is arranged and built, but everyone usually needs at least one baby gate and electric plug covers.
Clothing is a very essential thing that you will need for your child. You will also need a large variety of things for your new baby. Every item has certain purposes to be used for to make your life easier in the long run. Sleepers are made in such a way to make changing and feeding easier during the middle of the night. Onesies are made to be functional for all seasons. Socks and hats are perfect for keeping your child warm and at the right temperature. You will also want cute outfits for when you take your baby out of the house to meet friends and family, or even for a family outing.
Along with clothing, comes all the other essential clothing like needs. You will need lots of receiving blankets, bibs, and burp cloths. Your baby will soil several of these a day, so having many on hand is a good thing unless you want to be doing laundry every night!
4)Decor` and Other Items
In the first few months, you will have lots of family and friends that want to visit you and see your new addition. You want to have the perfect nursery, so you need to chose a decor` for the nursery that will make you and your child smile. Sometimes this is an easy choice and sometimes it may take much longer. Most parents almost instantly see a set that they think is perfect for their child. If you buy a crib set then you usually get a dust ruffle, fitted crib sheet, comforter, and bumper pad. Many sets come with much more!
Some sets you can get lots of additions to make your nursery look amazing to you and your friends and family. Diaper stackers, wall art, musical mobiles, curtains, wall border, lamps, rugs, throw pillows, and many other items can make your nursery a very nice place for you and your child to spend time together. It will also impress friends and family.
Everything that your child needs is something that is built in to you as a parent, whether you are a father or mother. If you are confused about something, you can always ask advice of your friends and family.