The nursery will soon be the hub of your baby universe.
Make it a comfortable and safe space for everyone.
the ABCs of organization.
Maximize cuddles and minimize crying by being organized. Stock the changing table with essentials, and keep a diaper pail and clothing hamper within arm's reach. A table near your rocker is helpful for a pacifier, bottle or glass of water, and a nightlight will help with late-night feedings. For safety reasons, ensure the crib is kept away from lamps, cords, windows, heaters and climbable furniture.
Look for the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA) certification, which ensures furniture was tested for quality and safety.
The stress of being a new parent may make you want to cry like a ... well, baby. Design your nursery to be a relaxation room. Place an MP3 player with calming music on the dresser. Get lighting just right with low-wattage light bulbs, nightlights and curtains. Find a comfortable glider or
rocker for feedings and story time.
Pink or blue, yellow or green? Have fun with a pretty palette. Soothing colors can help calm both you and your baby, while fun accents like a mobile or wall mural can be stimulating. Colorful cloth bins are great for storing clothes and toys, and throw rugs are easy to toss in the washer for quick cleaning.