The Chronic Consumer

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Important Baby Furnishings

sidneycrib.jpg With several of my friends ready to become first-time mothers in the coming months, I’ve been spending a lot of time answering questions about all the things they need to do to get their homes ready for their new arrivals.

While childproofing measures aren’t essential just yet (newborns can’t get into much trouble on their own), appropriate baby furniture is. Having the right dresser, bassinet, cradle, and changing table is important for staying organized and maintaining your sanity in those first frantic weeks.

And of course we can’t forget about baby cribs, either. Newborns spend a lot of time sleeping, so your choice of crib is critical as well. You want something that is cozy and comfortable, and that will last for a couple of years. I usually recommend buying discount products, but with baby cribs, I feel that it’s better to spend a bit extra to make sure you get an excellent product.

Helping my friends get ready to welcome their new babies home makes me a bit nostalgic for the time when my son was a baby. Maybe I should talk to my husband about having another one before it’s too late!