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Buying Baby Furniture: What You Need to Know
have a baby on the way, or you’re taking
care of a newborn, the proper baby
furniture is essential for both the parents and the
baby. Decorating the
nursery with the proper baby furniture will give you a leg up when it
successfully raising a child. So what do you need to ensure your baby
best upbringing possible?
Cribs and Baby Cradles
crib or baby cradle is the fundamental
piece of furniture in any nursery.
When it’s time for sleep and the baby isn’t in your arms, you want to
that your little one is safe and secure while they slumber.
cradle is a classic piece of furniture that
rocks and sways, which will soothe your baby and help them sleep. Add a
mattress and blankets, and your baby will be asleep and dreaming before
know it. Baby cradles are only recommended for babies up to six months,
they learn sit up or pull themselves into a sitting position. A bassinet is a mini-bed for babies, but
like a cradle, they have a small window for when they can be used
is the standard piece of sleeping furniture
for your baby, as it is fit for newborns and has a longer shelf life
cradle. Look for convertible cribs that can be transformed into a toddler bed or day bed to extend the
life of the crib even further. Crib mattresses and crib sets are also
that you may want to look into if A) your crib didn’t come with a
B) you want a crib/changing table combo.
tables are a functional piece of baby
furniture that will make a parent’s life so much easier.
While it’s possible to
change your baby using blankets on the floor or on the couch using a
pad, a changing table offers a safe and secure place to change your
for a changing table that comes with safety straps and or safety rails
will keep your baby secure during the change.
changing table also benefits the parent, as it provides
a comfortable place for changing. Unlike when you change a baby on the
on the couch, there is no unnecessary bending or straining of the back.
for a changing table that reaches to about your waist, as this is a
height that won’t tweak your back. If you’re concerned about what
with a changing table once your baby is potty trained, many changing
be turned into desks or drawers.
and Rocking Chairs
love the feeling of rocking, as it reminds
them of their time spent in the womb. A rocker is the traditional chair
two curved bands of wood attached to the legs that allow a rocking
glider is a chair attached to tracks that give the chair a smooth,
motion. When purchasing either a glider or a rocker, make sure that the
is completely smooth, without any sticky spots or stuttered motion.
chair should be absolutely quiet as to not disturb the baby.