Buying furniture for the baby’s nursery can soon become an expensive business so you need to choose items that are a priority for the baby and you.
The cot is one item that you shouldn’t scrimp on. It’s advisable to have the baby in your own room initially but even so, it pays to get the cot before the baby’s birth so everything is ready to go. Cots should be robust and safe. It is the one place you need to feel secure about leaving your baby unattended for short periods of time.
There are stringent regulations and standards enforced by the government these days so you’re unlikely to be able to find an unsafe cot, however you do still hear of product recalls from time to time so be vigilant nonetheless.
Portable crib or playpen
Another great addition to your baby equipment is a travel playpen or crib. These are hugely useful and allow you to keep the baby close when working in other rooms in the house as well as helping contain an adventurous crawler in later months. A travel cot is also a reasonable enough a price to be added to your baby gifts wish list so that you can spread the cost amongst friends and family.