Becoming a parent has its fair share of emotions and anticipation. But emotional preparation is not the only thing you have to cover. Making sure your baby will have all the conditions to begin his journey starts by providing the physical means of interaction. Preparing the baby’s room is probably the most extensive remodeling/decorating job that’s done with a permanent smile on the face. If you’re new to this, a internet research will leave you baffled and possibly scared, as nursery furniture tends to sell for high prices.
My advice is to think about the baby’s actual needs and make a checklist which you can fulfill gradually. The first item that is in no way optional is a crib for the baby to sleep in. Luckily, just as with most infant-destined products, there is a federal safety standard for these products to meet in order to be placed on the market. So your job will resume to picking the model, the color and the size based on your budget. Also, don’t hesitate to read other buyers reviews as they will give you an idea about different products quality.
After you’ve got a reasonable priced baby crib, the next step is to find the right mattress. Doctors recommend that infants sleep on firm surfaces, to avoid any deformation of the spine. Usually, you will find foam, innerspring or organic mattresses, each one with its advantages. While the lightest and the cheapest, foam mattresses are thought to emit gasses that can threaten the health and life of your baby, so take a little time and read the specifications for any product you have your eyes on.
For your own peace of mind, and the baby’s best interest, a baby monitor will allow you to keep an eye on him/her even when you’re not in the room. This will help you get through your daily chores and at the same time, make sure you are ready to intervene as soon as something’s up.
Finally, an item that has saved many parents from sleepless nights, the classic nightlight that will disperse that soft light that some babies fall asleep to. Look for a color that isn’t too bright and make sure it’s plugged into a secure outlet. There would be a lot more to talk about, from the diaper disposal system, to the changing table, but the truth is there has to be a line to separate the necessities from the perks, and the second category is just going to have to be under your absolute control.