First things first: When selecting baby furniture pieces, you
will want to choose within the most up-to-date safety requirements.
You can check for recalls and read reviews on various websites,
but one of the best ways to ensure that you’re choosing
safe furniture is too look for certification from the Juvenile
Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). These furniture
pieces are guaranteed to me the most current safety regulations
and to be well made in order to make for the safest possible
space for your baby.
Depending on your space allowance, you can choose how much
additional furniture you want, but one thing is certain:
You’re going to need a crib. Typically, a crib is the
centerpiece to any nursery, but that doesn’t mean it
needs to be elaborate. Even the simplest crib can be made
beautiful with the right décor and furniture arrangement.
You may also want to look into a convertible crib for future
use as a toddler bed and, in some cases, even a double bed
headboard. A well-made convertible crib can see many years
of use and makes for a wise investment.
Often baby furniture can be sold as suites. Cribs may offer
add-on options including changing stations, dressers, and
rockers. Individually, these extra pieces can be expensive,
so it can be cost effective to buy in sets.
If you choose a crib without a suite or decide to purchase
pieces individually, it can be easy to thrift furniture for
a nursery. A small, secondhand dresser, for example, is easily
made nursery-ready with a fresh coat of pastel paint and
some kid-inspired hardware. Do-it-yourself projects like
this can add a family-centric and nurturing touch to your
Another trick, if you’re short on funds or space,
is to convert a dress or vanity into a changing station by
securing a contoured changing table mattress to the top.
You can soften the area with specially-designed sheets and
the drawers make for excellent, convenient diaper and wipe
Aside from the crib, choosing a comfortable rocker is important.
You’ll spend many late—but precious—nights
rocking your child in that chair, so it is important to consider
comfort when making that purchase.
Insider Tip- Once your child out grows the crib; the additional
pieces from the nursery may continue to be used by simply
adding a metal bed to the room.
Insider Tip- Be sure to add a good quality mattress to help
your baby rest and get the support they will need to develop.