nursery question

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Registered: 08-24-2005
nursery question
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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 8:21pm

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So I have this question, which pieces of furniture and general "baby stuff" do you think are necessary? I already have a crib, and I suppose I´ll need some sort of storage furniture, but I really don´t know what is better and/or practical for a baby.


(Oh, also, this nursery will have to "evolve"

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Registered: 12-04-2007
Wed, 08-19-2009 - 8:51pm
My "nursery" has a changing table, and a glider in it. That's all for furniture, it's very small and inconvenient for furniture. James sleeps in an arms reach co-sleeper in our room, which I really like. Some people say a changing table is not necessary, but for me, we cloth diaper and it's crucial to have all the diapering stuff right there, so I really like all the space under the changing table. Also, I like to have all the diapering stuff in the same place. The glider is nice, but since we co-sleep, I don't really feed him n the "nursery" very often, really only if people are visiting, otherwise I just feed him in the bed, on the couch, or in the recliner in the living room. HTH!
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Registered: 06-25-2006
Wed, 08-19-2009 - 8:57pm
I love having a rocking chair in our "nursery" It was wonderful for nursing and rocking as a baby. Now that we have a toddler he loves to climb up into it with a book to "read" and rock. We also didn't buy a specific changing table, we have a dresser with a hutch with a changing pad on the dresser. This is what we have:
http://www.milliondollarbaby.com/ProductBrochures/KALANI.pdf

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Registered: 10-03-2008
Wed, 08-19-2009 - 11:12pm

For us, we usually have a place to lay baby down. This has varied from our bed, which was a futon mattress on the floor with baby #1, to a co-sleeper, to a playpen once they outgrew the co-sleeper.

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 9:16am

Well my nursery has/had a changing table, crib, bookshelf and dresser in it. We didn't end up using the changing table at all with DD, we did use it for the first month with DS. We've never used the crib, the bookshelf holds a couple of things and the dresser has sort of been used. Honestly at the moment our nursery is a storage room, we never go in it.

Then again we ended up finding that we prefer co-sleeping and I just keep Eloise's clothes in our second night stand, since she is in our room anyways.

It is really a personal decision as to what each person feels is necessary, since if I had to do it again, I would just get a double/full sized bed, bookshelf and dresser for the nursery so that when baby hit 15 to 18 months they would have their own room.











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Registered: 12-30-2007
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 9:32am
I don't know what is truly necessary, but we have ordered a crib (converts to a toddler and full size bed), a full size dresser to be used also as a change table and a wardrobe as the room has no closet. We also got a glider. Not much really for the nursery.
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Registered: 12-17-2007
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 4:40pm

Patrick's never slept the night in the nursery, but we do have a crib that converts to a toddler bed in there that I expect we will eventually use. We have a small apartment, so the nursery gets plenty of use anyway. Our lack of space also prompted me to find a crib with a drawer underneath since we need the storage space.

Then we have a bureau, a changing "table" that we've actually mounted storage shelves above (it's actually a built-in thing and has no storage), a bookcase, and a futon that serves as a guest bed, but is a couch most of the time.

The key thing for me in the nursery has been having a really nice, comfy rug in there (we have hardwood floors). That was the first thing I bought, and I like it for him to play on, and me to lay down on the floor next to him, and we do baby massage and baby yoga on it.

Our glider's in the living room, and I only really used it for the first month, and now always nurse on the LR sofa or the futon in the nursery, or lying in bed. We also sit on the futon when we read to him in the evenings before bed, but could just as easily do that in the LR.

We have the Ikea Expedit bookcase and have gotten some of the cube-drawer things for it which are great for storage, and are nice bright blues and reds.

Honestly, depending on the layout of where you live, I don't think a "nursery" is strictly necessary. But, if you have the room and intend for it to be the baby's room one it's older so you want to put stuff there now, go for it. You mostly just need a place for them to sleep, and a place to store their stuff.

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 10:39pm

Thanks girls for your input!


We have two rooms of 3x3mts (10x10ft), one of them has a closet and we made it into our bedroom. We plan to sleep with the baby for the first months, but with our bed and nightstands, it barely fits a bassinet. Later on, once

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