Setting up a nursery is something you will want to have completely done by the time your baby is born. You want to have everything ready to go and give all your attention to the new bundle of joy. The best nursery will have a relaxing and inviting atmosphere with everything needed to make caring for your child convenient and stress free. Most people will opt to build the room around a coordinated baby furniture set (German translation = babyzimmer komplett) because it is cheaper than trying to purchase each piece of furniture individually.
The crib is the focal point of any nursery set. Safety is the key factor to consider when choosing a crib. You should research the manufacturer and model before purchasing any crib. Governmental regulations require cribs to meet certain guidelines before the manufacturer can sell them to the public. Make sure the crib you want to buy has the proper safety certifications. If you want to save money by buying a used crib, verify its age and inspect it carefully for any damage or broken parts. Baby bedding (German translation = kinderbetten) is available in a variety of designs and colors to fit any nursery theme.
You and the baby will be spending a lot of time at the changing table. The top should have a thick pad to provide a soft cushion for the baby. The table’s top should reach your waist to save you from having to bend over to tend to the baby. This will reduce the strain on your back. Choose from changing tables (German translation = wickelkommode) equipped with guardrails. The rails provide additional security by keeping the baby from accidentally rolling off the table’s edge.
To maximize the space available, find a dresser style baby changing station with a series of drawers down the front. These tables have a stronger base and provide additional storage space for baby supplies and clothing.
Some new mothers do not realize how valuable a rocking chair is during feeding times. It provides a comfortable to sit quietly and bond with the infant during feedings. The rocking movement will often soothe a fussy baby.
The chair should be comfortable for you to sit in to prevent strain on your back, neck and shoulders. The seat should be the right size and have a thick cushion so it does not interfere with the circulation in your legs when you are sitting down and cradling the baby.
Many nursery sets will include these basic items but every manufacturer is different. Cost is the main reason new parents buy a new baby furniture set. Furniture pieces are more expensive when purchased separately. Remember to verify the safety qualifications of the crib and check the height of the changing table. Try out the rocking chair to see if it is comfortable for you to sit in.