So you are expecting a new baby! Congratulations! You have prepared a room for your baby, and you are ready to set it up.
Here are a few money-saving tips to keep baby comfortable and safe:
The security of your baby is the number one priority when it comes to their nursery. Before you purchase or borrow a crib, please take a look at our safety checklist to ensure that the crib meets all current safety guidelines (see Baby Crib Safety Checklist).
Use your cash wisely to buy things that will last for more than a few years, like a convertible crib that can turn into a bed for toddlers, or a small dresser with drawers.
It’s important to have a crib by your bed, so you can easily tend to your baby in the early months. You may also want to use a cradle, but eventually you’ll need a crib. Other pieces of infant furniture include a high chair and changing table.
Do not forget to add a comfortable rocking chair to the nursery! It will come in handy for those late night feedings or for rocking a fussy infant to sleep. When you are setting up the room, make sure to place everything you will need within arm’s reach. This way, you will not have to leave baby unattended.