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!
Purchasing the Perfect Baby Nursery Furniture 0
While there are many things to do before the big day arrives, probably the most meaningful for expectant parents is picking out furniture for the baby’s nursery. These are the items, both functional and decorative, that will color your baby’s world for the first few years of life. The nursery furniture you choose should be durable, safe and grow with your baby as he or she progresses from infancy into childhood.
Probably the single most important issue that comes to mind as parents begin their search for the perfect furniture is safety. New furniture designs are tested rigorously in order to maintain optimal safety standards, but even so, the rare recall can occur. When purchasing your baby`s furniture, check consumer resources online to ascertain that the items you have chosen are safe and appropriate for the age your child will be when using them. Here at Nurzery we are always up-to-date and fully informed about the latest in safety standards and can answer any questions you may have regarding the safety of any items for your nursery.
The one piece of furniture that will probably give you the most value for your money is the crib. This is where your baby will spend many hours each day, and for many years if the crib is designed to grow with your baby converting to a toddler and full bed once he or she outgrows the crib. Ideally, a crib should be made of sturdy, solid wood, with locks that will hold the sides in place and lower without pinching fingers.
Another piece of furniture that parents find indispensable is the changing table. In addition to being a handy place to change the inevitable diapers, most models come with drawers or shelves to hold necessities within arm’s reach. Recently, retailers have designed changing tables to also function as a dresser once your child is out of diapers, making them a very functional piece that will have years of use.
Babies might be tiny, but they can amass a large wardrobe very quickly. Dressers and wardrobes that coordinate with other nursery furniture can be a handy addition to hold all of baby’s things in an organized fashion and can be used throughout childhood into adulthood.
When it comes to designing a baby’s nursery, it’s best for parents to consider both the size of the room and just what their needs are. With only a little planning and the help of our knowledgeable at Nurzery, you will have a nursery that is both functional and fun.
Why is a Baby Crib So Important? 0
Why is a Baby Crib So Important?
When you come home from the hospital with your perfect, beautiful infant you automatically need a comfortable place for him or her to rest and sleep. Most parents are actually shocked at how much newborns sleep especially in the first few weeks. Make sure before that miraculous, unforgettable first day home with your newborn arrives that you have the perfect crib, bassinet and/or cradle. You will be going through many changes and new experiences in that first year of your baby’s life, ensure the baby crib you choose is something you don’t need to worry about for a second.
A crib may just be a crib to you now, but once you have your baby you will realize that the perfect crib can be a lifesaver and easily become your favorite piece of furniture. If your baby feels happy, comfortable and safe to sleep in his or her crib, you will get much more rest and relaxation yourself. You will have more time to cook, clean and do your various tasks around the house. The baby crib you choose could make the difference between your infant sleeping through the night and him or her not sleeping more than a couple hours at a time. Let Nurzery help you choose the perfect baby crib so that your child is happy to lie down at night and for a nap. Take a few minutes now at the comfort of your own home to shop online for the perfect baby crib. We offer 7 different brands including: AFG, Child Craft, Cosco, Dorel Juvenile Group, Foundations, Safety 1st, Sorelle, StorkCraft and Whitney Brothers, and we offer 7 color options for our various cribs: White, Espresso, Black, Cherry, Cognac, Oak and Natural. And we offer 8 different baby crib styles: Convertible, Modern, Portable, Mini, Bassinets, Cradles, Combos, and Classics. One of our hundreds of available cribs is perfect for you! And, we lighten the load for you by offering all of our cribs and anything you add to the order tax and shipping charge free! You will save money and time shopping online with Nurzery.
Remember “…every baby deserves to be spoiled.”
Nursery and Daycare Owners 0
It is not just moms and dads that need to remember how important it is to get the right baby products. Nurseries and daycare owners must make sure they offer only the best for the children they care for in their centers. It is very scary and difficult for parents-especially new parents to leave their baby somewhere new. It is also even harder for them to fully trust someone else with their prized possession. Keep in mind how the parents feel and view things as you stock your nursery or daycare. Money is probably a huge factor for you especially in this tough economy, but we can’t stress enough how you can never sacrifice a child’s safety for a buck or two. Think long term as you shop to stock your business. Try to see the big picture, and think of the investment you are making for the families that will take a huge leap in trusting you and your company with their precious babies.
All of the products that you need in your nursery or daycare: cribs, crib bedding, playpens, shelves, changing tables, swings, strollers, high chairs, baby gates, monitors, toddler seats, toys, books, rocking chairs etc do all add up fast! But here at Simple Baby Necessities we are dedicated to offering biggest range of all of these products all at the lowest prices available. One of our more expensive products, portable cribs, We can help you decide what products are necessities for you now and which ones we think you can get later when you have more money budgeted.
In addition, at Simple Baby Necessities the more you shop with us the more you save. We love nursery and daycares that provide excellent care for our nation’s precious little ones. We promise to do all we can to provide you with the best deal you could possibly find anywhere. At Simple Baby Necessities, we already provide a lowest price guarantee, no sales tax, and free shipping to all of our customers. But for our nursery, daycare and other small business owners we are more than willing to make special deals.