A lot goes into welcoming a baby into the home. Once the initial excitement wears off, all is chaos. You’ve got to ready the nursery, set up the crib, baby-proof the house and whatnot. But, in the face of such chaos, the little yet important details are often left forgotten. Don’t panic just yet. We’ve put together a list of five must-haves for a baby’s room that hardly any checklist will tell you. These are things that go a long, long way in making your life with the baby a whole lot easier and convenient. You’re welcome.
Night lights are important in every aspect. Therefore, it’s imperative that you choose functionality over novelty. There’s always a chance of your baby waking up in the middle of night. And in case that happens, you definitely don’t want it to wake up to a room that’s pitch black and apparently scary. Additionally, there will be times when you’ll have to head to the baby’s room in the dead of the night for feeding purposes, and you have to do so quietly. Avoid tripping or jamming the toes into the walls. Get night lights that are bright enough for visibility, but dim enough to allow comfortable and undisturbed sleep.
Personalized growth chart
Find us one parent who isn’t curious about their little one’s growth? The curiosity is always there, and it’s quite understandable really. But the thing with being super curious is that we tend to imagine things that are not even there (here, an increase in the height). This is where the most obvious and fail-safe solution in the form of a growth chart comes in. But we’re not talking about just any growth chart. We’re talking custom-made and personalized. This is the first and easiest step to begin with the personalization process. Something that also serves as an investment in the many years to come!
The amount of inventory, in terms of clothes and toys that a baby owns can give any shopaholic a run for his /her money. And that’s not even the worst part. The tragedy begins when everything is all over the place. The toys are where the diapers should be. It takes you forever to find the onesie. Stepping into the baby’s room is as bad as stepping into a minefield. Kiss goodbye to all the material madness staring back at you in the face. Get a closet organizer. One that’s not so big that half the things are out your reach and not so small that the whole purpose of it is defeated. A compartmentalized closet directly translates into a happier you.
When you’re a new parent, you’ll realize that just putting the diaper on the baby isn’t enough. The task comes with its own set of paraphernalia. And as important as it is to use the baby powder, the lotion and the like, it’s equally important to have it all in one place, no matter where you are. Behold the diaper caddy! It makes cleaning up so much easier. Get one with compartments for the talcum, the lotion, the napkins, the wipes and all that. Anywhere can be a diaper-changing station, as long as this trusty little caddy is within an arm’s reach.
Where there are babies, there is smell. We have the barfs and the potty to thank for that. Of course, the simplest solution is the air freshener. But wait, it’s your baby we’re talking about here. Are those aerosols safe for the delicate little angel? Hit the internet or your nearest baby specials store. You’ll find a lot of nursery fresheners that are perfectly safe for your child’s room. The ideal ones contain natural ingredients, like real flower extracts and baking soda, for a safe and effective job.
Now, maybe you think that these things don’t even top the list of THE essentials. But hey, take a look again and picture these in the nursery. Just the thought of an easier time starts to make you feel happy already!
Today’s feature writer, Jenny Wadlow, is a part of the team at Hippo Blue which supplies personalized gifts for babies in Australia. She enjoys swimming in her leisure time. Log on to www.hippoblue.com.au/ to know more about her company. You can follow her on Twitter @JennyWadlow.