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When raising a newborn, sleep is of the utmost importance for both the baby’s and parents’ well-being. Sleeping through the night can certainly prove to be difficult within the first six months, but with the proper conditions, a good night’s sleep will become much easier to attain. There are many factors that could contribute to a baby’s sleeping conditions: room temperature, how cluttered the room may be, lighting, and even the crib location relative to any vents. In the accompanying infographic, we’ve provided statistics on the amount of sleep needed for babies ranging from newborn up to 2 years old. We’ve also listed several tips to help any parents make sure that their nursery is the prime location for their baby to catch some Zs.
Creating your little ones first room can bring a lot of pressure. What color should you paint? What about decorations? Do you have the crib positioned correctly? Forget about if you want to do something gender neutral, it only gets harder! It is no easy feat, so we gathered up a few of our favorite bloggers nurseries for their little ones for some good, old-fashioned, nursery inspiration!
So, I am officially to the point in my pregnancy where daily someone says to me “Wow, you look like you're ready to pop!”, or “ Any day now, right?” or just stare at my belly first, because let’s face it, that is the first thing to enter the room. Believe me, I am ready when she is! Any. Day. Now. After my first round of nesting chaos, I realized just how much baby stuff I had. I mean, I think I could clothe the whole neighborhood for at least a year. But, in my cleaning and organizing frenzy, I realized there were a few things that I was missing. So here is what I forgot that I realized I simply had to have before Baby P arrives.
Nipples for bottles – can never have enough! You don’t realize how many pieces there are to the bottle until you start taking everything apart to clean, and of course, this takes up precious counter space. I love these boon products for drying, so smart and innovative. Gotta love an inexpensive space saver!
Never enough hampers, small baskets or drawer dividers! – organize everything, we will see how long that lasts!
Bibs and burp cloths – never enough bibs and burp cloths. Don’t underestimate how useful they are. They say babies are messy, right?
Shampoos and washes – Okay now that you have cleaned every inch of your home and every bit of baby clothes. Make sure you have the right products to wash your baby! I love Honest Company personally, and they have a subscription service that automatically delivers. As a new mom in a walk-up apartment, this is a dream.
-Krystal, Newton Baby Customer Care Manager