Waiting for baby is truly a time like no other. From excitement to joy to a little bit of nervousness, you’re sure to run the gamut of emotions as you wait for your little one to arrive! When your to-do list is feeling a little unmanageable, a good first step is to step back, take a deep breath, and focus on just one of the many tasks ahead of you.
Zeroing in on baby’s nursery—where he or she will spend the majority of their time—is a great place to start. We know that with seemingly endless purchasing and decorating decisions, it can be difficult to know where to begin, so we’ve put together a few tips for getting started:
1. Pick a theme. This is the fun part! As any good DIY-er knows, Pinterest is a great place to peruse for baby nursery themes. Take your time and narrow down what you like until you settle on one theme you love.
2. Browse online and find one decorative piece that you just can’t live without. Whether it’s a ballerina lamp, a 5-foot-tall-giraffe, or a star-studded throw rug, having one central item to build your nursery décor around can be an enormous help!
3. Create an online registry. Try sites like BabyList or MyRegistry so you can add items from multiple retailers. Add your one special nursery item and focus only on what you’ll need for baby’s room. You can tackle baby gear another day.
We realize that completing baby’s nursery is easier said than done. After you’ve chosen a cute theme and fun accessories, you may find yourself fretting about how many sets of sheets you need or what a complete changing station includes. In order to make this process run as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together a ‘Baby Registry Checklist’ that includes all the essentials to ensure that you are fully prepared when your bundle of joy arrives.
We know there’s much more to do, but just think how good you’ll feel once you’ve determined everything you need for baby’s sleep environment. Like parenting, it’s best to take getting ready for baby one day at a time!