Your new baby is coming into this world and that means its time to get his or her room ready for their arrival! When you think of it, baby furniture is more like an investment for both you and the baby which will last for at least a few years. So you are going to want to really research and buy furniture that will be sturdy, long lasting, and which suits you the best. Also remember, the nursery is the room where the baby and you will be spending a majority of your time. It is where the baby will first be experiencing the world they has been born into. The nursery room or baby room has to a place designed in a practical and pleasing manner.
When you start looking for baby furniture to buy, you will find that you will come across a large variety of choices and a wide range of designs! The essential factors that you need to take into consideration are your budget, the style you want, the comfort of the furniture and most importantly the safety. Here are the essential pieces of baby furniture that you will need.
The first thing you will need is a Baby crib and crib mattress. Every parent first needs to buy a good baby crib. Baby Crib come in a variety of styles that you can choose from like a canopy, a convertible crib, a sleigh, and countless other kinds to choose from. Baby cribs also come in various colors to fit the theme of the room. You are going to want to get a mattress that secures comfort for the baby. Baby mattresses typically come in two types, the first being a foam pad and the second kind of mattress is one with an innerspring coil. Accessories that you will need with the mattress include bedding, crib sheets, crib wedges and waterproof mattress pads.
Then next thing that you are going to need are changing tables. Not only should the changing table be well padded but must have guardrails and safety straps for the baby. It normally comes with dresser drawers, open shelves or a combination of both. Accessories on a changing table include changing pads, organizers and wipe warmers. Rocking chairs are great for both the parent and the child. A rocking chair for the mother is a welcome gift as it will enable her to spend lots of quality time with her baby in the nursery comfortably. The rocking chair for the baby can be added to the nursery as the child starts to grow.
You will also need a playpen. A playpen comes in three different styles. One is a basic kind which can be used as a playpen or a crib, the second that has a bassinet built in for the newborn and the third which is a canopy style to shield the baby from the elements. Baby dressers are important. Every nursery needs a baby dresser or chest of drawers for the new born. It can be coordinated with the colors and themes of the nursery as well. You will need a portable travel crib. This is very useful for overnight trips or weekend getaways. A high chair is essential to have. This is needed as soon as the baby learns to sit. There are several types of high chairs including adjustable, conventional, booster and wooden. The most important part of a high chair is the safety index which should include an adjustable tray, locking mechanism, restraint and rolling castors which can be locked easily. If it has a fully reclining feature, it can be used for feeding as soon as the baby is born.
A car seat is a must, as the baby has to be restrained while in the car. These come in several styles such infant care seat, convertible and booster. You will need a stroller. A stroller is necessary as it facilitates the mother to go about her tasks of shopping, walking, etc with the baby comfortably seated in the stroller. They come in a standard variety, single and double, or even one that combines as a car seat. Most strollers have a canopy, front bar, harness, recliner and a storage space. Lastly you will need a baby monitor. A monitor can give the parents added reassurance that their baby is safe. There are several types: audio, audio/movement and audio/video monitors.
There are many ways to shop and find low priced pieces to use to decorate a room. Wholesale baby furniture will often be much cheaper than purchasing from a retail store. These items can often be purchased from wholesale stores and warehouses. Finding great deals can also be accomplished by visiting yard sales or garage sales held by families. There are usually many opportunities to buy pieces that have not been used much by the family. The Internet is another good source for finding gently-used or discounted items. Search engines will be useful in locating stores that offer great prices on baby furniture and other pieces. Decorating for a baby's room can be expensive, making lower prices very appealing for the consumer. Considering that most children spend only a few weeks in bassinets and generally no more than 2 years in a crib, it is very wise to invest as little as possible in this type of expense.
For those who prefer new over used items, finding wholesale pricing is one of the best ways to find quality pieces at a reduced price. Wholesale baby furniture may be available from a wholesale outlet store. This type of store can be found throughout the country, most often in larger cities. Using the yellow pages can lead an individual to find a store that will offer quality cheap baby furniture that is new. There are numerous malls, stores, and warehouses throughout North Carolina where items can be purchased at wholesale prices. This can be a great way for consumers to find wholesale baby furniture for a child's room.
A yard sale, garage sale, or rummage sale may be another fantastic place to find great values. Used pieces are a less expensive alternative to wholesale baby furniture if one is willing to look at pieces that have already been used. These types of sales can especially be found in the late spring, summer, and early fall months. Often sales will be held on the weekends for individuals to stop at the family's home to purchase products. Finding a sale will be easy if one knows where to look. Local newspapers, radio announcements, and signs will be utilized to advertise and promote these sales where cheap baby furniture prices can be found.
The Internet can provide some help for consumers looking for the best deals available. Using a popular search engine like Google, individuals can locate many websites that will be helpful in the search for cheap baby furniture. A simple Internet search will yield a variety of specialty clearance sites and discount providers. Auction sites may also be helpful in the search. Using an auction site can be much like a yard or garage sale. Often the pieces that are available through an online auction are gently used and still in good condition. Some pieces on an auction site may also be brand new. Many stores or retailers offer furnishings and other items for sale at relatively low prices for consumers. Taking advantage of Internet and technology can be very helpful. The only disadvantage is that large items are very expensive to ship, so one must be sure that the cost to transport the item does not negate the discount.
Your new baby is coming into this world and that means its time to get his or her room ready for their arrival! Remember, the nursery is the room where the baby and you will be spending a majority of your time. It is where the baby will first be experiencing the world they has been born into. Good luck in finding all the right furniture you need at the best prices!