Being pregnant and preparing for your baby’s arrival is an exciting time. It can also be an overwhelming time. You will feel as though there are just too many things to do and an overwhelming amount of decisions to make. Relax, the baby won’t care, I promise. Know that whatever you choose to do will be right. That being said, you are probably planning a nursery.
A lot of people will start with a color scheme or bedding first. This isn’t the best way. You should start with the baby furniture, most importantly the baby crib. When you head to your local baby store in search of furniture start with the crib and choose the rest of the furniture around it.
A few things to think about while checking the cribs out:
is it the right size for the room?
is it convertible (changes to a toddler bed, or a day bed)?
do the sides go down for easy access?
You don’t want a crib that overwhelms your nursery no matter how cute it is. A convertible crib will last a lot longer making it worth more in the end.
Last, but not least, a movable side can save your back and latter your sanity. If you are of average height for a woman, or shorter, being able to lower the side of a crib will make your back happy when you get the baby out of the crib for the millionth time. It will also make it easier to get to a wiggly older baby when it comes to that. Keep these thoughts in mind as you start on your baby furniture journey. It will help to alleviate some of the stress and keep you on point as you search.