Becoming a parent for the first time can be incredibly daunting. There are so many things to think about and even more things to purchase to ensure the comfort of your little one once he or she arrives. Are absolutely all of those baby furniture pieces and accessories really necessary though? We’ve compiled a list of the definite must-haves to narrow it down for you and simplify your life.

A Cradle or a Cot?

Surprisingly, both are actually necessary. For the first six months of your baby’s life, paediatricians recommend that your little one sleeps next to you for close monitoring. This doesn’t mean that they have to share a bed with you and this is where a cradle comes in handy. A cradle can be placed next to your bed, is sturdy and will last longer than a bassinet in the sense that your baby won’t outgrow it as quickly.

Welcome to My Crib

Once your baby has passed the six-month milestone, sleeping in their own room is a recommended option. A cot or crib is crucial for this phase as a specially designed children’s bed with latticed sides that keeps your baby safe. For the times where it becomes difficult to get your baby to sleep, the space in a cot allows for plenty of blankets, toys and a mobile to create distractions until your little one feels tired.

Cots are a great investment as well because your baby won’t simply outgrow them in a matter of months.

Compactums

A compactum is a set of shelves where nappies, wet wipes, towels and baby toiletries can be kept. Its surface is designed to fit a changing mat so that you can change your baby’s nappy easily with all the things you may need being close by and easily accessible. This is definitely a nursery room must-have!

Other Must-Haves

Bedding, a dustbin, baby bibs and baskets are also essential for a nursery room. Don’t forget toys as well as shelving for décor items, baby monitors and other things you choose to put in your nursery. For incredible baby bedroom furniture, contact The Room or visit their website.