10 Important Baby Furniture That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Having a baby completely changes your world. From what you think about on a daily to the things you need in your house. You will need to babyproof and add furniture, clothes, toys, diapers and more. With so many options, you may be wondering what kind of furniture you should buy for your child to enjoy during the baby years? What can you skip? Do you really need all the things everyone says you do? Of course, different families will have different needs, but here are some top suggestions.

 

Baby Cot

A baby cot is essential. After all, a baby needs somewhere to sleep. It is the safest place for a baby to sleep and it leaves you with your own place to sleep while still keeping your child safe. Many can be kept as baby gets older because they can convert into toddler-sized bed. Some can even turn into a full-sized bed.

 

Stroller

Strollers are another classically needed item for babies and small children. A stroller gives you the ability to still go on walks, or even jogs. It will allow your baby to explore the world alongside you. They will be able to get fresh air from a young age and soak up vitamin D. It will also help when going shopping, or if you just need a safe place for the baby to sit for a bit. There are lots of accessories to make a stroller ride more comfortable for children, as well as more convenient for you.

 

Bassinet

If you need to, or just want to, have your child closer to you while you sleep, you can try a bassinet. These are smaller sleeping spaces made specifically for newborns. Usually, they are placed next to the parent’s bed so that you have easy access to your child throughout the night. Due to their size, they are also more portable. This allows your child to have a comfortable place to nap during the day in any room of the house.

 

Rocking Chair

Rocking chairs are less so needed for the child, and more needed by the mother or father. The rocking chair gives mom, dad, or even grandma and grandpa a nice place to rest while holding the child, singing them a lullaby, or reading to them. A good rocking chair can help parents get through those first few months of constant crying and breastfeeding with a considerable amount of comfort, especially with how many brands of specialized chairs there are. It’s easy to find one that’s both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

 

Play Pen

A playpen can be essential for children who are just about to hit their toddler phase. It gives them a safe place to play, without parents having to worry them crawling off or getting hurt.

 

Highchair

A highchair is something we all know is important. It lets a child who is old enough to eat, or who is even just old enough to sit, be with their family while they eat. In turn, they are able to start learning from an early age that they are an important part of the family and start building a family bond.

 

Sleeper Cradle

A sleeper cradle can be useful for both parent and child. They can help to distract or entertain, your child as they fall asleep, or while you get a few minutes of much-needed rest.

 

Nightlight

A nightlight can help you and your child see. If your child is crying and they hear you coming, but do not see you, it could scare them more. If you need to change them but do not want to turn on the lights and wake you both up more, a nightlight or a lamp can be very useful.

 

Large Basket

A good-sized basket can be made or broken. You will be able to use it to store books, diapers, toys, and more. It’s also a great way to teach your child where things go, and if toys are in there, it might even be an inspiration to walk.

 

Many things are needed for a child, these are just a few. All of these and more can be found at various places like Babyhood Australia.

 

Author’s Bio: Lisa Eclesworth is a notable and influential lifestyle writer. She is a mom of two and a successful homemaker. She loves to cook and create beautiful projects with her family. She writes informative and fun articles that her readers love and enjoy. You can directly connect with her on email – lisa@lisaeclesworth.com or visit her website www.lisaeclesworth.com