Getting ready to welcome your new arrival is a very exciting time. There's lots of planning and preparation involved, and if this is your first baby it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. This guide is designed to make preparing your nursery and choosing your furniture as simple as possible and includes everything you should consider when creating your child's first bedroom. For added peace of mind, there's some guidance on the best and safest way for your baby to sleep.
When planning your nursery it's a good idea to be prepared as early as you possibly can, in case your new arrival decides to put in an appearance ahead of schedule.
If you're painting your nursery, it's advisable to do it well in advance of your baby arriving home. Lead-based paint was often used before the 1970s, so if you need to strip the walls in an older house it's a good idea to get someone else to do it for you, so that you can avoid exposure to lead whilst pregnant.
Before you decide which furniture is right for you, it is important to: