Have you ever had trouble choosing nursery furniture items that fit your child as well as complement the stylings of your home? You are not alone; most parents find it daunting to choose the nursery furniture items to blend well at home. Every home has a certain motif or theme, and the right nursery furniture should be able to address this.
Choosing the right nursery furniture for your young ones is similar to buying regular home furniture. Granted, there are tons of choices in local furniture shops as well as online. To save you time and effort, you should first learn about the different types of furniture for babies.
There are suitable types of nursery furniture fit for certain ages and behaviors of babies. For newborn babies, who tend to settle in one position, small cribs and basket-types are recommended.
There are stationary cribs as well as swinging cribs that suit month-old babies, with the swinging variant being more popular as it can help soothe the baby to sleep. However, this type of nursery funrniture is not suited for active babies; instead choose the bigger cots to allow your baby to move around freely without the risk of injury.
Cots are versatile not only in design but also in function. Make sure to choose cots that have non-toxic clear plastic teething rails since babies like to nibble around. Cots can also be equipped with castors (wheels with locks) to help move your cot around easily. The typical cot design is similar to those of cribs with rails, but there are also bigger designs with removable rails to convert the cot into a bed, which is suitable for at least 2 years onwards. This is the perfect kind of cot for those who want their cot beds to have a longer life-span and skip buying another piece of nursery furniture over time.
Aside from bed-types, you should also consider purchasing special closets and changing tables for your baby. Closets or chests with at least 3 drawers can do wonders in helping organize your baby’s items and necessities. A decent changing table is also advantageous to keep your baby comfortable during diaper changes and at the same time make it convenient for you.
In terms of the design and color scheme, you can always apply linens or mattresses to complement your surroundings. Natural or painted wood schemes are popular choices for nursery furniture. As much as possible, choose the former as the latter has the tendency to be hazardous to the infant’s health.