With a new member in the family, you are both excited as well as nervous too. Your first official act as a parent, besides having a baby, is to buy baby furniture. With a variety of furniture, clothing, toys and other gears flooding the market for baby, what are the important and necessary items when it comes to raising a child? This is a question that many new parents have when they are standing in a baby store for purchasing the best for their child in terms of quality and comfort. Well, the truth is that your baby could sleep with you or a bed made out of a drawer or could be carried around all the time. There are a variety of gears and furniture which can help in the safe, comfortable and well-nurtured upbringing of your child.
Here are some of the best good to have baby furniture and gears:
Bassinets are easy to use and convenient as they take up only a small space compared to a cot and can be easily placed beside your own bed. But the fact that babies will grow out of bassinets so quickly, and once your little one can pull themselves up or roll around, you will have to move them into a cot. Also, sleepers are a different kind of bassinet, sometimes called as an alongside bassinet, that can be attached to the parent’s bed.
- Dresser or Changing Table
A dresser is definitely good to have for your baby. Just like everyone needs a spot for their clothes, your baby also needs a place to keep their clothes. The dresser can expand in size with your baby, but a dresser can last only for some time. The best way to get the necessary and save cash is to get either a changing table/dresser combo or simply get a changing pad to keep above the changing table.
- Baby swings
Sometimes heftier than baby bouncers, a baby swing has a seat that can move your baby from side to side or back and forth. There are ordinary swings as well as motorized swings. You will have to choose the best baby swing for your child which is very comfortable, cozy and swings your baby into sleep. Nowadays the swings come with different automatic speeds, music attached, safety harness and a variety of entertaining factors to keep the baby entertained if not sleep.
A playpen offers you a safe and cozy space to keep your child while you catch up on a little housework, answer the door or while getting yourself ready for work. It is very useful, especially when the baby reaches crawling age. Playpens can include small toys for the child’s entertainment, to keep them busy.
- High chairs
Once the baby is about six months old or when they can hold its head up, a good high chair will help in the easy feeding of the baby. Make sure that you buy a good quality high chair which is easy to clean and stable.