However, a good number of them you don’t really need.
Some of the ones you don’t need are in fact, not safe.
Here are a few of the baby nursery products that you don’t need:
(Sticking to this list will save you money!)
- Padded crib bumper. Not only don’t you need it, but it can actually put your baby at risk of being suffocated.
- Wipe warmer. Nope. don’t need it. Plus, keeping the warmer on all the time can raise your electric bill.
- Antique rocking chair. While an antique rocking chair may be beautiful, it also may not comfortably fit both you and baby together.
- Night light. Night lights that stay on all night are not good for baby’s eyes. In order for a newborn baby’s eyes to develop, he needs total darkness.
So what do you need for your baby’s nursery?
Here are a few baby nursery products that are good choices for your baby’s nursery:
- Extra long crib skirt. You’ll be able to hide baby things underneath your baby’s crib, and the skirt will hide them.
- Cheap washcloths. These are much better for cleaning up baby because there is less chance of your child developing an allergy to a washcloth than there would be to those disposable baby wipes.
- A glider or swivel rocker. These will be more comfortable and will fit both you and baby together better.
- Zinc ointment. Most babies develop diaper rash at some point. Because of this, it’s a good idea to keep a tube of zinc ointment on hand.
A few other must-have baby nursery products are:
- Infant tub. It’s a good idea to bathe your baby in an infant tub — because it’s easier for you to hang onto him, and there is less chance of him being exposed to germs that may be living in the bathtub or sink.
- Pacifier. According to the AAP, pacifiers can actually help to prevent SIDS.
- Infant sleeping bag. Blankets are a suffocation risk. Little sleeping bags that zip up around your baby to keep him warm at night are better.
- Changing mat. Changing mats are nice because they can be moved from room to room, unlike a changing table. Plus, since changing mats are foam filled and plastic, they are easy to wipe down.
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