I'm Pregnant! When Do I Order My Baby Furniture?
Congratulations on falling pregnant and coming to the wonderful realisation that you will soon become a mother. That is truly a blessing, and while you will no doubt be pleased that you will be bringing a new life into this world, there is a great deal of planning and preparation that needs to take place before her or she (or they) is ready to be born.
Part of those preparations will be the setup of a nursery or baby room that will be an important element of your child's early life. If you are wondering how early you should plan on ordering your nursery furniture, it is great that you are thinking ahead. You may think that there is plenty time for you to consider and plan all of the baby furniture and elements of your child's room, but sooner is better when it comes to this particular subject.
You will spend a great deal of time in this room, feeding, watching over your little one, changing nappies and making sure that your baby gets all of the rest and sleep that they require in order to grow into strong and healthy children. For these reasons their room is incredibly important, and the furniture you choose to purchase for the room will contribute to making it the haven and sanctuary that it will be.
Firstly, you need to decide on which baby furniture pieces you will require, such as the cot, compactum, feeding chair, baby linen and other nursery accessories. Once that decision is made, you will need to think about the right time to order these elements so that they will arrive at the ideal time.
We suggest taking advantage of the first three months to consider and decide on all of the baby furniture pieces that you will need, and begin thinking about the decor options at your disposal. By this time you may not yet know the gender of the baby, which may affect decor elements that can be organised later in the pregnancy, but by the second or third month of the pregnancy your baby furniture decisions should be made and an order sent through for processing.
This will give sufficient time for the manufacture of all of the required pieces from scratch, while also allowing extra time for delivery. As a general guide, the manufacture of quality and unique cots, compactums, changing units or feeding chairs can take up to eight or so weeks from the confirmed order date, unless otherwise specified for special orders, and this means that you are giving yourself time to have the baby furniture delivered so that it will arrive somewhere around month four or five.
The reason we suggest this, as an ideal scenario, is because in the first trimester (first three months) is a time when Mom should take special care of herself and baby, and this is often where morning sickness is at its worst. The second trimester, in comparison, is where the mother gets a boost of energy and is still not too big to assist with decorating the baby room. Waiting too long for the furniture to arrive may mean that you get into the third trimester where energy again begins to be an issue, and you may be too big to assist in the room.
It is also important to give yourself enough time to have things ready if baby decides to show up a little earlier than you expect.
By ordering in advance you deal with the nursery early on, allowing you to tick that off your baby checklist in time to avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety, and while you still have the energy to assist and be involved where necessary.
In addition to the fact that last minute preparations can be stressful, it is important for the new furniture odour to have sufficient time to settle, so that both you and your baby can enjoy the comfort of your new baby furniture, and the special sanctuary that you have lovingly created for your little blessing.
So with these factors in mind, we recommend sooner rather than later, and preparation rather than procrastination. You will be grateful that you handled your baby furniture needs ahead of time, and your little one will come home from the hospital with a room full of love and quality baby furniture to enjoy.
Dream Furniture provides a variety of wonderful baby and children's furniture and décor options to help expectant parents with the planning and organisation of their nursery or child's room. See our website for all of the options available and pricing. You can now buy our furniture directly from the site thanks to our new e-commerce functionality.
-- 9 August 2018 --
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