Creating a nursery for your little one can turn out to be one of the favourite tasks you’d ever have to do, with just a little bit of planning and imagination. You may be in the process of choosing whimsical wallpaper, or you may already have the walls ready, you’ve researched all the cute and useful baby accessories, like sleep sound machines and safe soft toys, or you may even have bought them. However, right after finishing with the foundation and the backdrop – that is the walls and the floors – the most important thing to do is to find the essential furniture pieces.
All of this can be quite daunting, but it can be easier if this isn’t your first rodeo, or if you have a friend or a family member helping you out with creating your nursery. While experience matters and you should listen to them and appreciate them, when it comes to babies and parenting, everyone is a little bit different. Nevertheless, every baby’s nursery needs to tick three boxes above everything else. It should look soothing, it should be safe and cosy for the baby and it should be comfortable for the parents or the caretakers as well.
Choosing Nursery Furniture
So, once is time to choose which furniture you are going to buy, these are some of the questions to ask yourself: Is this piece of furniture safe for my baby? Is it easy to use, clean, access etc.? And does it fit in with the other elements of my ideal nursery?
What can make things a lot easier is to narrow down your choice to a few must-have nursery elements in the beginning. And then, you can move onto adding any other elements that you consider are necessary.
First of all, your baby is going to need to be changed a lot, so you’ll need a lot of clothes, swaddles, nappies, wipes etc. This in turn means that you need to think about storing all of these items which is why a dresser is essential. Secondly, your baby is going to be nursing, so you are going to need a comfortable place to sit while nursing them. Furthermore, like all newborns, your little bundle of joy will need to sleep well and a lot, so they’ll need a cosy and safe baby cot.
A Baby Dresser to Store Everything
Like most people, you’ll probably spend the most time thinking about the crib for the baby when you are buying furniture for your nursery. However, for a practical and functional nursery that will allow you to organise better, it’s also important to buy a gorgeous baby dresser that is of good quality, big enough and easy to use. Of course, you should find a dresser that will match the rest of the furniture, as well as the style of the nursery. However, it’s much more important to find something that is suitable for your specific needs and something that will last for a long time.
One of the biggest pains for all new parents all over the world is how many nappies and changing it all involves. A baby nursery dresser is essentially a cabinet that often features drawers and/or shelves. While this piece of furniture can often be neglected, it’s really important and it should offer you enough storage for the baby clothes, nappies etc., to make things easier, not only when it comes to change, but also to organise and clean the nursery.
When you are buying furniture for your baby, you might want to find something that you’ll be able to continue using when your child gets older. The dresser is one of the rare things that you could use long after if you choose well. This is why you should go for the best quality and it’s also one of the reasons why neutral colours and timeless minimalistic designs are a great option.
A Changing Table to Make Things Easier
While it may not seem like a must-have, the next important item on the list of furniture pieces for your baby’s nursery is the baby changer. Of course, the truth is that you can change your baby even if you don’t have one, but a baby changer unit can make a lot of difference. Changers are designed to help parents, by protecting their backs and making changes much simpler.
Nevertheless, like with all rooms that should be very practical, finding things that can have more than one purpose can be very convenient when it comes to the nursery. This is why if you don’t have space, or you don’t want something that you’d only use for a while, you can go for a changing dresser combination. A baby changing table dresser is not only very convenient, but it’s also a much more budget-friendly option.
A Cosy Baby Cot for Comfy Sleep
As aforementioned, the cot is the most important piece of furniture when it comes to furniture pieces designed specifically for babies, along with everything else that comes with it, such as the cot mattress, bedding, pillows, blankets, canopies etc. The choice of the baby cot almost always simply depends on taste.
However, in order to make everything easier, and a little bit less expensive, you can go for combinations, like a baby crib and dresser set. This would also make it easier for you to find furniture pieces that match together perfectly, without having to worry about maintaining consistency in your nursery’s style.