Preparing your home for a newborn is a precious moment. You and your partner are anxiously awaiting the day you can bring your baby home from the hospital. If you had trouble conceiving then you know that getting pregnant was the hard part, but now comes the preparation. Both of your faces are undoubtedly aglow, and you are about as excited as it gets.
What are your natural nesting instincts telling you? You likely have almost everything covered, but here are some important tips to help you and your partner prepare for the day you bring your newborn baby home.
Prepare the Nursery
One very important step to take is deciding which room is going to be the nursery. Setting up the nursery takes time, and many couples do this during pregnancy. One factor you want to keep in mind when setting up a nursery is how close the room is to you and your partner's bedroom.
Ideally, you want the nursery to be close to your bedroom. If that is not possible, baby monitors take care of the rest. You can also set up a nursery in your own bedroom, especially if no spare room is available right this moment.
If you do have a dedicated nursery room, it is still important to make space for your baby in your bedroom. As you set up these spaces, consider everything you are going to need. There are certain items, like a crib, that are mandatory. Other items like a rocking chair and a diaper changing table, you can purchase at your own discretion.
Try to Save
Did you know that there are 3-in-1 cribs? Babies grow quickly, and the expenses are going to rack up over time. These 3-in-1 cribs are just one of the many ways you can save money. These cribs convert to a bed for toddlers and even a day bed, too. A simple crib is just going to be your child's bed for year one.
It is important to consider cost-saving strategies while still ensuring that you have everything you need. Many couples save up money before having a child, but that still does not negate proper budgeting. While you are focused on the joy in your heart this moment, you still must think about how you can save money.
You are going to need to think about storage solutions, too. Bins, baskets, and other containers help keep everything organized. You have to store your baby's clothes, toys, and more.
Do you need any shelving units for toys? Or maybe you need bookshelves to store baby's books?
The Overall Decor
Make sure you give yourself time to think about decor, too. This is a very special moment in you and your partner's lives. When making space for the baby, be sure you focus on other rooms, too, not just the nursery or you and your partner's bedroom.
Think about what you need in each room, such as a high chair for the kitchen. Do not forget the rubber ducky for the bathroom. It is a tradition. You also need toiletries and well.
When you get far enough along with your planning, stop on by the baby aisles at your choice department store for browsing, take a list with you to ensure that you pick up all the essentials you will need to make your new bundle of joy settles into your home.