Many mums-to-be want to have a lovely nursery for their baby and this can involve getting it kitted out with various items of furniture.
Try to remember in all the excitement that your baby will soon outgrow it and if you are on a tight budget it’s not the end of the world. You may spend a small fortune on the gorgeous brown bear wall paper, matching bedding and all the matching baby furniture but in a few short years they may be begging for dinosaurs, ballerinas or whatever cartoon character is in fashion.
Some pieces you can buy will prove to be really handy and make your life so much easier.
Changing mat versus the changing station
·You don’t need to spend a fortune on an expensive changing station a changing mat will do the job at a fraction of the price.
·A changing mat is simple to wipe clean.
·They are foam filled so it will be light to move around from room to room and has a raised edge to stop your baby rolling off.
·As you use them on the floor you will not have the same worry of your baby rolling off.
However many mums find a changing station easier and more comfortable.
·They are designed to bring your baby up to waist height so you won’t need to bend over or kneel on the floor. A great aid if you suffer from a bad back as a newborn can have over 10 nappy changes a day!( you may need to check out a few different tables to find the correct height for you).
·Many also have plenty of storage space so you can keep everything you need for changing their nappy in one place.
·You can buy them with wheels, which makes it great for moving around and they are normally fixable for safety.
·They have a harness for safety as you will be changing your baby at waist height.
A nursing chair
A nursing chair is a great piece of furniture to put in your nursery (if you have the space). You could even check out second hand shops for a comfy chair which you can paint, varnish or cover to match your baby’s nursery theme. A rocking chair is a fabulous option for you both to sit, relax, feed and rock them to sleep. You may even get a few extra naps yourself!