The Do’s & Don’t’s Of Baby Nursery Products – What Do You REALLY Need?

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baby-nursery-products-by-Stephen-Cummings.jpg There are all sorts of cute baby nursery products available.

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.