Create the baby bedroom of your dreams
As you envision your baby’s nursery, think about the colour palette you prefer for a nursery set: a dreamy white crib, bold black crib, modern grey crib, or classic walnut crib or brown crib. Choose a coordinating crib mattress, mattress protectors, wooden crib, dresser (or chest of drawers), change table, crib bumpers, crib sheets, crib toys, toddler bed rails, and even nightstand to furnish your little one’s bedroom for years to come. A convertible crib can be transformed as baby grows: a 4-in-1 model can start as a crib and be converted to a toddler bed or day bed and ultimately into a full-size bed. A 3-in-1 crib is similar but converts only from a crib into a toddler bed or day bed. A 2-in-1 crib by contrast converts from a crib into a bed only. So, with some thoughtful planning with regards to colour, the nursery furniture you buy today can be used long past the baby stage.
A baby bed for every space
A bassinet or baby cot is a portable baby crib that comes in especially handy for parents of newborns: it ensures that baby has a dedicated and safe place to sleep close at hand, whether that is by parents’ bedside, or elsewhere in the home over the course of the day – or even on road trips. Some bassinet models have wooden or metal frames with removable baby cot beds. Others have features like storage space, vibration, or white noise – even motion-activated night lights that allow parents to observe their baby without waking them. Other twin baby cribs make great options for grandparents or caregivers: foldable cribs can be stored away when not in use; and metal cribs are often lighter-weight and easier to move than wooden cribs. Parents of twins might also choose to go the double cot or mini crib route: a pair of small cribs are more portable and take up less space than two full size wooden cribs, especially in the early days.
An essential registry item
The best nursery furniture (like baby cribs, dressers and change tables) is seldom cheap, so it makes sense to add the items of your choice to your baby registry in Canada: friends and family can then go in together to help purchase these big-ticket items as gifts. Remember to include some bedding options, too. Select some more decorative items like crib quilts or comforters (for babies over 12 months of age) that coordinate with your overall nursery motif, as well as simple neutral sheets and blankets to use in bassinets or travel cots and to cycle in and out of the laundry.