When shopping for baby furniture, it is important to know the essentials before you start buying things that are a waste of money. Now we shall look at the main things that babies need so that you can decide what you want to get for your baby.
A cradle is for babies from birth until about 4 months. Basically, as soon as it gets too small for the baby, it cannot be used already. For a cradle, it is actually unnecessary if you are on a low budget. Some people love it because it allows them to move their baby around much more conveniently. However if your budget allows we suggest that you get it.
A baby cot is definitely a must have for the safety of your baby. It is a sort of secure bed with high sides to protect your baby. Rather than just focusing on the design that you like, make sure you look at the safety standards when making your purchase decision. Some other useful features that you should look out for are an adjustable height, design of release mechanism, lockable wheels etc.
A proper changing table is recommended for changing your baby’s diaper. Before choosing your changing table, there are several things to consider. Firstly, the sturdiness of the changing table. Shake it to check if it’s wobbly. Secondly, check the height and width of the table. Since it come is several shapes and sizes, make sure it’s suitable for your height when you do the changing. Lastly, check for the space and compartments for diapers and changing supplies. If you are rather tight on budget, you can also opt to purchase a diaper changing station and place it on top of your dressing table. It works the same as long as the height is right for you.
A high chair is essential to hold baby during mealtimes. When choosing your high chair, make sure it is easy to clean and have features that you think you need. Some high chairs are designed to do more than just a chair for baby meal times.
A baby monitor may not be a must, however babies are very fragile and with a baby monitor you need not be by your baby’s side every single minute. With it, you can move on to do other things that you need to do. It will be very useful to have one. Price wise if you are not willing to spend much, you can opt for the more affordable choices since there are a wide range in the market.