5 Gray Trends in Nurseries 0Gray is the new beige. Gray is a neutral tone in many senses: it’s gender neutral, it’s age neutral and it’s trend neutral (i.e. this furniture color won’t go out of style in 3 years) and it’s color neutral (it literally goes with almost any other color). The following is a compilation of tastefully styled nurseries in lovely shades of gray.
7 Top Baby Gear Essentials—The Must-Haves! 0
As if pregnancy isn’t overwhelming enough, the choices first (and second and third…!) time moms and dads face is both exhilarating and a little daunting. Do babies really need their wipes warmed? What about all those rattles and other sensory toys? Those are all “nice to haves”—the bonuses you might be happy to get as a gift because you aren’t sure you really want to spend the money on it yourself. What are the baby gear essentials? What does a newborn really need apart from diapers, feeding gear and comfy clothing? We are here to give you the 7 top baby gear picks, in no particular order.
Crib This first one seems rather obvious but it’s obvious for a reason. Sure, you could probably have your child live in a drawer for a few weeks but eventually you’ll really want something safe, secure and flexible to grow with your child. We highly recommend convertible cribs. What is a convertible crib? It’s a bed that starts out as a crib, converts into a toddler bed with, and then without, safety rails and finally a twin size bed. Quite honestly, a convertible crib can last into your child’s early teens. Make sure you choose a neutral color that will grow with your child. Here’s one of our bestsellers: Storkcraft Valentia Convertible Crib. You’ll have to purchase the mattress separately but a crib mattress will last for about 4-5 years until your child grows into a twin size bed. Crib mattresses are usually in the $100-$150 range. We highly recommend you spend the extra $30-50 for a good quality mattress—those growing bones need good support.
Crib bedding Again, this one seems logical but it’s important to purchase bedding that is specifically manufactured for baby cribs. Fitted sheets are important because if it’s not tightly fitted around the edges, it could pose a strangling or choking hazard if the edges become loose. The sheets and blankets are also an important consideration due to size. The crib sized blankets and sheets are made to fit neatly into a crib. Even a twin sized blanket is too large for a baby’s crib and again, it could pose a hazard to your baby’s health. We highly recommend purchasing crib bedding manufactured specifically for crib dimensions.
Nursery furniture I kept reminding myself not to buy too many 0-3month outfits while I was pregnant. But they are absolutely irresistible, right? I’m here to remind you that all those 0-3month outfits are pretty useless. Go ahead, splurge on one or two for a photo shoot but no more than that. If your baby is a summer baby, he or she will be living in onesies. If your baby is born in the winter, he or she will be wearing sleepers all day and all night. Fall or spring? A variation of onesies and sleepers. But the inevitable will happen and you will buy/receive/inherit way too many outfits. No 6 month old needs 5 pairs of shoes! And so, a good quality furniture set is essential and it will last years (probably as long as the convertible crib). After all, you need a place to store all those cute outfits. The nursery furniture doesn’t have to match the crib, nor does it even have to be a completely brand new set. However, opting for a new set will ensure that your child has many, many years to enjoy his or her furniture. One of our most popular nursery furniture sets, from AFG International comes in three shades that are sure to please any nursery style.
Baby monitor This one is a very personal choice but as a mother of two, I promise you I could never have slept soundly without one. As a new mom, it’s hard not to stress out over every little peep your newborn makes. I was so exhausted I feared that I would mistakenly sleep through my baby’s hunger cues. A good baby monitor will last you through several years and several kids. They are, relative to the amount of peace of mind they offer, very inexpensive. If you want to really treat yourself, and if you have the extra budget space, you could always go for the fancy video monitor. An audio monitor like this works well and it’s a solid investment.
Car seat Your child’s safety is most important and we recommend you buy new car seats for your children. Furthermore, we highly advise that you heed the expiration dates on your child’s car seats. In many states, you can’t leave the hospital without a child properly restrained in a car seat. If you own a vehicle, or if your child will be traveling with someone who drives, it’s imperative that your purchase a car seat. Safety 1st car seats are highly safety rated and offer a comfortable ride for your little one.
Stroller or carrier You can choose either or both but unless you plan on staying home for the next year, you’ll need to transport your child. The car seat is essential for travel within the car but the bucket seat is bulky when walking with it. You’ll need a solution that fits with your lifestyle. Some people swear by carriers and some can’t live without their stroller. The right choice is completely up to you. As a mom of two young children, I have a double stroller, a baby carrier and two baby hiking backpacks! If this is your first child and you plan on having more than one child, I highly recommend you purchase a double stroller to begin with. You’ll have extra storage space while you have one child and you’ll save yourself the expense of buying a second double stroller once you have the second child. Tandem strollers like this one are easy to steer and simple to get through doorways. The side by side strollers are meant to be small enough to glide through standard doorways but if you are a frequent mall walker/shopper, I recommend the tandem as it’s easier to get through aisles in department stores and through tighter corners.
- Baby swing or vibrating chair You don’t absolutely need a baby swing or a vibrating chair. If you “wear” your baby, you won’t need one at all but if you’d like a break and the crib isn’t doing it for your child, the soothing vibrations and calm music of a swing or bouncy chair are sure to quiet the screams. The swing/chair was a lifesaver for my colicky child. We certainly don’t recommend that you allow your child to sleep in the swing or chair through the night but the occasional nap for baby (and hopefully you!) is certainly worth the price of those contraptions. Make sure that the fabric is removable and machine washable! These cutes swings are portable and compact:
Most importantly: enjoy this time of discovery. You are, or will be, a fabulous parent!
Benefits of Convertible Baby Cribs 0
Benefits of Convertible Baby Cribs
Convertible baby cribs are the perfect crib for all of those practical, planners out there. Rather than buy a crib that you are going to have to give away in a couple of years, you could invest in a crib that is going to last through your baby’s toddler years and with many of our convertible cribs, even up through their teen years. You are excited now shopping for all those adorable baby necessities, but you need to realize before you know it, your baby is going to be agile enough to climb right out of that crib! Why not be prepared with a crib that will allow you to easily convert it into a toddler bed when that time quickly approaches?
Not only are the convertible cribs practical, but all of those we sell at Nurzery are very attractive pieces of furniture at each stage. Our convertible baby cribs come in many warm, comforting colors all made out of sturdy wood. The toddler daybed is an adorable baby bed for your active toddler to just stumble into for naps and bed time. The toddler bed is the best transition into “big kid” bed out there. Your child will be very excited to have a bed that is a smaller version of Mommy and Daddy’s or big brother/sister’s! It also uses all of the same structure pieces, so you will never have to change the bedroom furniture. And, if you choose to get the lifetime bed, you know your baby will be set for their whole life under your roof. You can pick out lovely furniture, curtains, and colors that will fit in his or her room that won’t need to be adjusted to match a new bed. You will quickly see how fast and easy the conversion from baby crib-to toddler bed-to lifetime bed really is! You will never have to worry about shopping for a bed for your baby again, and you can make this choice while comfortably shopping online at home.
Buy a convertible crib online with Nurzery and it will quickly ship right to your door free of tax and shipping charges. You won’t have to worry about transporting a huge, heavy box to your house. Reward yourself during this exciting, yet challenging time preparing for your baby by making the simple choice. Plan for the future and make a wise investment by purchasing a convertible crib from Nurzery today!
Have you ever heard of a lifetime bed? 0
Have you ever heard of a lifetime bed?
Well, if you are looking for a crib for your baby that will always match his or her room, and will never have to be given away or thrown away, that will again and again save you time and money…you are in for a treat! If you plan ahead, you are truly benefiting yourself. You can save shopping for a new place for your little one to sleep 3 entire times!!! That means you save the hassle of having to pick out, buy, transport, and assemble a bed 3 whole times! And, if you shop with us today, you get FREE Shipping!
The more you read about the lifetime bed, the more you will be hooked. Here is how it works…This amazing lifetime crib, is just as the name implies; your baby’s bed for life. The lifetime bed first converts to a toddler when your baby is at the dangerous stage when he or she is strong enough to stand up and crawl out of the baby crib. The toddler bed is an adorable bed that has the same mattress that their first crib did. It sits low to the floor and is encased to comfort your baby with panels on 3 sides. The toddler bed is perfect for your baby to stumble him or herself right into for nap time and at the end of the day for bed time. This is the perfect transition from crib to bed to keep your little one safe. The toddler bed then converts to a day bed. This adorable bed is a smaller version of the bed you sleep in. Your child will be so excited to get to graduate into the “big kid” bed! The foot board and head boards are the same pieces that once formed their toddler bed. The daybed will now hold a twin size mattress, but your little one can still be safe from falling or crawling accidentally out of bed, because you can put up a side board if you choose. Then, once your child is ready, he or she can fall asleep each night in a full size bed, and there is no reason that this modern, durable, handsome piece of furniture isn’t their bed for life! This bed will hold many memories for you and your baby.
Why wait? Get a lifetime bed today! This is the hottest baby crib out on the market! It is the new rave for parents these days, and the reason why is that people are realizing how simple and hassle free they really are. If you buy a lifetime bed from us today, we will ship it to you FREE of charge!! Shop around for the perfect lifetime bed for you…we offer many different styles and colors, but remember they are going fast!
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