Monday, 27 February 2012

Baby’s First Nursery Must-Haves

Pregnancy is a unique time full of new experiences and anticipation, and one of the many pleasures of preparing for your newborn is planning the nursery. If you have never planned a baby nursery before, it may seem a daunting prospect, but do not worry. Here are some helpful pointers to get you started.


Babies spend an awful lot of time asleep and so you will need to buy a cot your little one will love. Choose one with a simple drop-down side that gives easy access to your baby and protects your back from excessive strain when picking them up. Cot bedding is available in a wide variety of colours and designs, a good selection can be found at Vertbaudet at their online shop or in their extensive catalogue. Good sleeping habits can be encouraged by fitting a blackout blind at the window to block out light. As babies spend a lot of time gazing up at the ceiling, it is nice for them to have something interesting to look at. Create the perfect mood in the baby nursery with the clever use of unusual mobiles, night-lights, lampshades and lit canvasses. It is important to create the right balance between stimulating and tranquil, you will find plenty of interesting baby nursery items to inspire you at Vertbaudet.

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Only use non-toxic paints in the baby nursery, look for the words 'low VOC' on the tin,
this refers to 'low volatile compounds.' Plan to finish any decorating or carpeting well before baby's arrival so that any fumes or dust will have dissipated. Remember your baby will not be a baby for long, so unless you really love painting and decorating, choose a simple scheme that remains appropriate for some time. Easy peel off decorative stickers are an effective way of creating interest and detail without permanence, see the sticker collection at Vertbaudet for ideas. Do not climb a ladder during pregnancy; ask your partner or a friend to take care of any difficult decorating tasks. Make sure that rugs are fixed securely to avoid trip hazards. Many mums find fitting a dimmer switch in the nursery helps to keep the baby relaxed, and it is especially useful during night feeds when neither of you really want to be awake.

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Changing Table

A changing table in the baby nursery, whilst not essential, will make life easier as it is specifically designed for one purpose. Handy for keeping all the baby's changing equipment together and wide and high enough to offer space and ease of use.

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You will need storage for all of the baby's new things. Choose practical storage solutions that are easy to use and integrate well into the nursery. Find plenty of fun storage options at Vertbaudet, including a wonderful soft laundry basket shaped like a washing machine – there's nothing like teaching them good habits early!

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