Essential items for a baby boy’s nursery

Preparing the nursery for your baby can seem like a daunting task, especially when you’re a first time mum! You have no experience and only have the advice of family, friends, your midwife and various internet search results to help you. That may sound like a lot but in reality, it still isn’t enough! Wouldn’t it be great if someone could just draw up a guide that told us EXACTLY what we needed and even better, tell us where to put it? If only it was that simple. You have all these expectations when your baby is just a bump but as soon as they’re here, all that goes out the window! 
Every mother is different so we are bound to want different things for our babies. Splurging on luxury furniture for our baby’s nursery may appeal to many of us but for others, the bare essentials are just perfect. So without further ado, here is a list with some of the most essential nursery items and where you can buy them. 
 For starters, your baby has been used to being in your tummy for 9 whole months, so you need to provide it with somewhere just as comfortable and cosy for when they arrive. Which leads me to say that you need a cot. Many women decide to co-sleep with their babies for the first few months after they’re born but at some point, they will need to be moved to a cot all of their own. There are many different types of cot, depending on many factors such as how long you plan on keeping it to your budget and colour scheme. Many of you will go for the traditional blue and white colour scheme if you’re expecting a little boy so keep this in mind when buying other furniture too (if you care about it matching). They come in various shapes and sizes and can be adjusted to suit you and your baby’s needs.
The next essential item is a dresser of some sort. A dresser will help you to keep all of your baby’s things such as nappies, wipes, talcum powder etc all in one place, helping you to stay organised. Many dressers also come with a detachable changing table on the top making your job even easier (and potentially saving a lot of money). Many mums like to buy a changing mat and use the floor or a bed to change their babies but if you like to save space, then this could be a great option for you. Here’s a great one from www.bambinodirect.co.uk.
If the nursery is the place that will end up being your baby’s future bedroom, then it may be worth spending the money on some matching furniture that is durable enough to last you a few years. Money doesn’t always equal quality but if you have some saved up, then this could save you hard earned pennies in the long run! From being tiny, I’m guessing your baby will have LOTS of clothes, mostly from family and friends fussing over you! So of course you will need a place to put them. A wardrobe with different compartments could be what you need as your baby’s wardrobe will grow as they get older with gorgeous little outfits and plenty more. 
And finally, we all know how important it is to find a space where we can peacefully feed our babies, especially when they wake up in the middle of the night. For those of us who don’t want to risk waking our sleeping partners, the use of a nursing chair is a great alternative and gives you a place to  relax and bond with your baby.

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