Most of the time, the nursery is one of the smallest rooms in the house. Finding the right nursery furniture will be fun and challenging. You just need to know how to shop for furniture that will be comfortable for your baby. When it comes to any item in the nursery, safety comes first. There is no doubt about it. Choose nursery furniture that is mainly designed with comfort and safety issues in mind. Here are the guidelines in choosing the right nursery furniture for the nursery.

What Are The Best Nursery Furniture For Your Baby?

A rocking chair inside the nursery room is very useful for you and your baby. This nursery furniture allows you to sit and enjoy reading to

There is a wide array of cots available in the market. Choose a baby cot that you can place your sleeping baby in without needing to hassle with the design of the cot. You will want a firm mattress and adjustable mattress heights for when your baby gets older and may try to crawl out of the cot. You may also want a three in one cot for your nursery furniture choice. There are very unique cots that can be converted from a cot into a toddler bed.

Change Table
It is great to place your infant on a comfortable table with all the necessary items within your reach. It?s very convenient if a change table has storage shelves below the changing pad. Important items that are needed for changing include nappies, powder, nappy creams and other items used while changing. Make sure it has smooth and convenient rounded edges, as well as a safety belt, to protect the baby from falling out.

How To Choose Nursery Furniture?

It is important that the furniture sets match the environment of your house. You must choose the furniture sets as per the free space available or the size of the nursery you want to place them into. It is a good idea for you to browse the internet carefully to discover the latest designs and styles in the market and you can choose among the trendiest and attractive ones.

If you are thinking of nursery furniture sets as long term investment then you must go with the convertible ones because you can make use of them for the coming years too when your child grows up. Remember not to go overboard when you’re buying things for your new baby. It’s easy to get carried away. Your baby will be using many of these items for only a short time, so it’s a good idea to pay attention to your budget and your real needs.

Things you should know when considering a cot..

Whether you are looking to purchase a new cot or considering a pre-loved cot, make sure it meets the following requirements:

  • All cots sold in Australia need to comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 2172-2003 and be sure to check that it has not been part of a product recall.
  • The bars or panels should be spaced between 50mm and 95mm apart – bigger gaps can trap a baby’s head, arms or legs.
  • The cot should have a minimum depth of 600mm from the base of the mattress to the top of the cot.
  • A new well fitting, clean and firm mattress. Always make sure the mattress fits snugly to within 20mm at the sides and the end.
  • Check that there are no spaces between 30mm and 50mm that could trap your child’s arms or legs.
  • Check that there are no small holes or openings between 5mm and 12mm that could trap your child’s fingers.
  • Place the cot in a safe spot and use locking brakes on cots with castor wheels.

Safety considerations for cots..

When setting up the nursery:

  • Position the cot away from heaters, power points, low level shelves, windows or curtain and blind cords. Cords are a strangulation hazard.
  • Never use electric blankets or hot water bottles for babies or young children.
  • Don’t hang anything like pictures or mirrors nearby, as there is a danger of the item falling into the cot. Do not leave mobiles or toys with stretch or elastic cords within reach of your child.
  • Bumpers and toys placed in your babies cot may look appealing but these items have been identified as products that can reduce the air flow to a small baby which can be a contributing factor related to the cause of SIDS. They can also act as climbing aid for the child to climb out of the cot so best to keep the cot uncluttered.
  • Do not use pillows for children under two years old. It is safer not to use a pillow at all for children younger than two or until they are moved to a big beg bed.
  • Do not place small objects that could cause your child to choke in the cot or within reach.
  • Follow the SIDS recommendations when investing in linen and making your baby’s cot.
  • Regularly check that nuts and bolts are tight, as per the maintenance instructions supplied with the cot.
  • Before your baby can sit up you can adjust the cot to ‘baby’ (to the highest position) to avoid adult back pain, but lower the cot to the lowest position just before your baby starts sitting up.
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