Finding out that you’ll be welcoming a new bundle of joy into the world is one of the most exciting pieces of news. If this is your current journey, congratulations!
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Alongside preparing all the essentials like nappies and maternity leave, you might also be thinking about how you’ll transform your spare bedroom into the perfect nursery for your precious new baby. There can certainly be a lot to think about and plan, but if you take care of these essentials below, you can be well on your way to having the perfect setup once your baby arrives.
A Crib or Bassinet
A crib or bassinet is undoubtedly one of the most important considerations in the lead-up to your baby’s arrival.
Alongside making that all-important purchase, don’t forget other essential components to go with it, such as a breathable, washable mattress, breathable sheets, a mattress pad, and a cover.
A Nursing Chair
Many a long night can be spent rocking your baby to sleep, making a nursing chair an essential addition to your nursery. There are many different options to choose from, and you can pair it with a sheepskin rug for comfort during those extended nursing sessions. You might even like to add a mohair rug to keep mum warm during nighttime feeding and to add colour and texture to baby’s room.
Swaddles are multipurpose wraps designed to protect your baby against their natural startle reflex. Some parents also swear by them for calming colicky babies, making them sleep better, and encouraging self-soothing. You might also see their benefits for stopping your baby from touching their face and accidentally scratching themselves in the process.
Fortunately, there are many gorgeous merino swaddles on the market. Not only are merino swaddles soft and gentle, but they’re made in New Zealand, natural, renewable, sustainable, and ideal for use in cribs, strollers, car seats, and as a breastfeeding cover.
A Changing Table
Newborns require at least a dozen nappy changes every day, so purchasing a changing table with a changing pad for your nursery makes sense. Consider buying a dresser/changing table combination that provides plenty of storage space for essentials, such as wipes, creams, nappies, and clothing.
Newborn babies sleep an average of 16 hours in a 24-hour period, and their comfort is paramount during this time. Don’t forget to purchase plenty of soft, warm baby blankets for when you finally welcome your bundle of joy into your home.
There are plenty of gorgeous natural options available, such as merino basketweave, merino lace stitch, and heirloom baby blankets. These also make excellent gifts for friends and family members welcoming new babies into their families.
A Baby Monitor
You can’t spend every waking moment watching your baby sleep, so allow technology to lend a helping hand. Purchase a baby monitor, and you’ll always know how your baby is sleeping and when they’re getting ready to wake up. Some of the more advanced models can even monitor their temperature, heart rate, and breathing.
Baby Sheepskin Rugs
Is your nursery missing that final touch? A baby sheepskin rug might be the very purchase to tie your newly renovated nursery together. You can choose from short wool and long wool options for different environments and situations. They’re also a wonderful soft option for the changing table or floor play.
Baby sheepskin rugs from Ecowool are made in New Zealand, are hypoallergenic, nurturing, thermoregulating, and of a sanitised quality for ease of washing.
A Buggy or Stroller
Being a new parent can be overwhelming, making it essential to leave the house, get out in nature, and take a break from the routine of home life. Prioritise the purchase of a buggy or stroller so you and baby can enjoy much-needed fresh air and sunshine.
Alongside bringing all their essentials, such as a warm blanket and nappy bag, you might also like to add a sheepskin liner to your buggy, which are soft and soothing for baby. You’re also bound to appreciate the wool’s natural wicking properties and temperature regulation.
Baby Clothes & Sleepwear With Natural Materials Like Merino
While there’s no shortage of baby clothing on the market, there’s something quite special about baby clothes and sleepwear featuring natural materials like merino. Merino baby cardigans, for example, provide excellent body coverage, natural breathability, and lightweight warmth while also being gentle against delicate skin.
A merino baby sleep gown might also appeal for its dome-free simplicity, drawstring design, hand warmers, and soft fibres for sensitive and delicate skin.
Do You Have All Your Nursery Essentials?
Creating a nursery can be an exciting experience, especially when you can decorate it with everything you know your baby will need to thrive. If you haven’t yet purchased any nursery essentials, now might be the right time to go shopping. Explore the Ecowool range of natural goods and be on your way to a beautiful nursery setup you adore.