Baby Registry Simplified

While having a baby brings immense amounts of joy, trying to figure out what to register for can bring immense amounts of stress. But fear not. We’ve got a trick that will keep you sane and make sure you have all of the necessary essentials for your nursery.

Sleeping time.

Newborn wrapped in a swaddle blanket.

While everyone tells you baby won’t be sleeping much, eventually you’ll get into a rhythm with his or her schedule. Grab these essentials to make bedtime safe and cozy for your little one.

  • Choose a crib that stands at a comfortable height for you and remember these safety essentials: there should be no space between the mattress and the crib walls, keep the crib empty with the exception of a fitted sheet on the mattress, and check the spacing of the bars to ensure that baby won’t get any body parts stuck in between them.
  • Get plenty of crib sheets. It’s remarkable how quickly you’ll go through them. The more the merrier.
  • Keeping your baby swaddled is actually very soothing; it mimics the feeling of being in the womb and relaxes your little one. Swaddle blankets can help get them sleeping soundly or calm a frantic infant.

Story time.

A navy blue glider sits in the corner of a nursery, creating a reading nook.

It’s never too early to develop a love of reading! Sitting down in a comfy spot with baby is great bonding time, plus it gives you a chance to share your favorite classic stories with your kids.

  • Advice worth listening to: make sure you choose a comfortable rocking chair or glider. Yes, it’s tempting to go with a trendy piece of furniture that makes a decorating statement. But trust us, you want something that you can comfortably sit in with your baby on your lap. There are comfortable AND stylish options, we promise.
  • Even if you have overhead lighting, it’s a good idea to invest in small lamps throughout the nursery; it creates softer mood lighting and is perfect for when you’re ready to curl up with a good book.
  • Books, books, and more books. Instead of large, hard-to-store toys or play gyms, encourage relatives to give classic children’s books to your little one. Have them write something inside and your baby has a keepsake for years to come.

Changing time.

A mom changes her baby’s diaper in a modern nursery.

A changing area is another essential zone to remember on your nursery baby registry. The right set up will allow you to replace a diaper quickly and easily no matter what time of day or night it needs to be done.

  • A changing table is one of the most essential pieces of nursery furniture and also needs to be assessed for safety, just like a crib. Make sure it has a safety strap to keep a squirmy baby on the table.
  • Save yourself the headache, and invest in plenty of changing pad covers. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll go through them.

As you can see, designing a nursery doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Thinking about what you will need to do with your baby will help you figure out what you need to get for your baby.

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