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28 Aug 2019

Baby Furniture - What Every Parent Needs to Know

Congratulations, baby's on the way! You may have been looking forward to this for a long time, or perhaps it came as a pleasant surprise. Either way, these 9 months will go quick and you want to be ready for when baby comes home.

The nursery is the centerpiece of your new world. It's where baby will spend most of his or her days, whether sleeping, nursing or playing. Heck, it's where you're going to spend much of your time, too! You want it to be safe, comfortable and, yes, beautiful to look at. (Don't forget all those Instagram photos you'll be taking!) So here are some things to consider as you figure out what furniture will be gracing baby's new room.

  • Living in style. Before you begin it's good to determine your own personal style. Is it modern? Traditional? A little of both? Do you like clean lines or lots of ornamentation? Figure out your own tastes before going shopping. There are so many cribs and dressers to choose from. By eliminating certain styles before you begin you will feel less overwhelmed.
  • It's not all about the Benjamins. Maybe you're the Duke of Sussex and money is no object. The rest of us have to live on a budget. Fortunately these days you don't have to compromise when it comes to style or quality. There are plenty of furniture collections that look like a million bucks without breaking the bank.
  • Do yourself a solid. Your child will spend half their development life — 12 hour a day or more — in their crib. You want it to be as safe as possible, made with high-quality materials and, ideally, Greenguard certification. Solid wood cribs are available at nearly every price point. Solid wood means fewer harmful chemicals and high-quality construction. 
  • Room to grow. Most cribs these are convertible. That means they will grow with baby, from a crib to a toddler bed and even to a twin or full bed (usually with the purchase of additional conversion kits). This makes your crib purchase a great value, even if it feels like you are spending a little bit more.
  • You got this. Don't feel overwhelmed, this process should be fun! It's hard to make a bad decision when it comes to furniture buying. There are so many amazing options available, you could pick nearly anything in our showroom and you'd be happy for years to come. And while most people want their nurseries set up for Day 1 of baby's arrival, the fact is baby likely will be sleeping in a bassinet or co-sleeper next to your bed for weeks or even months. So if you are feeling stressed because it's late in the game, don't — you've got time no matter where you are in the process. 
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