Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Your Nursery Must Do's

Written by Alex from The Berger Bungalow



Do you have a baby on the way, or are you considering adding a little addition to your life? First of all, congratulations! Having a baby is such an amazing time filled with love, excitement, joy - and many sleepless nights. One of the most exciting parts of preparing for a new baby is getting the nursery ready. There are so many great nursery decorations and gadgets to help you style and organize your baby’s room. I’ve compiled a list of nursery must-do’s to help all of you new mothers out there make sure you’ve got everything prepared! Let me know in the comments below if you have any nursery must-do’s.

A Crib or Bassinet


Okay - this one is pretty obvious, but you definitely need a crib and/or bassinet. Every parent and every child is unique and will have his/her own needs, so find what works best for you. The recommendation now is to keep your child with you for the first few months while you sleep. Some parents co-sleep (with a safe sleeper, of course), some parents put a bassinet in their room, and others decide that the nursery works better for them, instead of sleeping in the same room. No matter what you choose, do not be swayed by the opinions of others. Like I mentioned, every parent and child is different and you just have to do what works best for YOU.



Closet Organization

I don’t know about you, but my entire life feels more organized when I have an organized closet. Seeing pictures of closet transformations is so satisfying! Having an organized closet in your nursery is critical - especially with all of the clothes and knick-knacks you will likely be gifted. Having drawers in your closet to separate smaller articles (think items such as socks and hats) is a good start. Another great method to organize, and my personal favorite method, is shelving. You can use anything from standard shelves attached to the wall, to an empty bookshelf. Shelves can hold anything from books to toys to clothing - the possibilities are endless! Let me know in the comments below how you are planning on organizing your nursery closet.


A Fan

Although there is nothing that can be done to totally prevent SIDS, babies who sleep in rooms with a fan have a lower risk for sudden death syndrome, according to quite a few recent studies. The finding is the latest evidence to suggest that a baby’s sleep environment is a critical factor in the risk for SIDS, which is diagnosed when the sudden death of an infant can’t be explained by other health concerns.

According to the New York Times, “Since 1992 the rate of SIDS deaths has dropped by 56 percent, from 1.2 deaths per 1,000 live births to about 1 death per 2,000 live births. The decline is linked to a national “Back to Sleep” campaign that promotes putting babies on their backs instead of the stomach, which has been shown to lower risk for sudden death. The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends that parents avoid soft bedding, allow a baby to use a pacifier if he or she wants, and avoid overheating a baby’s room as ways to lower the risk for SIDS.”

But, this means that you need to install a fan, which can be very tricky for some parents (especially with a big bump in tow!). Not only can it be tricky, but if you need to reroute wiring, it’s best to let the professionals do it so that you do not risk a house fire starting in your baby's room. Heck Electric, based out of Fleming Island, Florida, employees electricians who possess years of on-the-job experience, with industry certifications, so that you can have your electrical job done in the best and most skilled of hands. They say, “At Heck Electric, our goal is to provide you with the best customer service possible as well as the most highly trained technicians.” Heck Electric is a family-owned and operated business with tons of experience when it comes to installing fans! They are ready to provide fast and effective electrical services at a low price today, so give them a call.


A Comfortable Armchair

Having a baby is a wonderful and exciting time, but it also means lots of middle-of-the-night wake-up calls and lots of missed hours of sleep. Once you become a mother, you will care much less about losing hours of sleep when you see your cute little bundle of joy; however, it is still a good idea to have somewhere comfortable to relax in your baby’s nursery during that 1 am feeding session. You will appreciate it when it happens! Armchairs are a great addition to any nursery to give yourself some comfort, and also add a pop of color and a little extra style. You will thank yourself later, trust me!

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