This pregnancy is my first, and I'm a little bit at a loss as far as deciding how to prepare a space for baby. Here are my thoughts, and I'd love input from you veteran mamas about what worked and what didn't!
- We will start out with a co-sleeper (probably the Arm's Reach one) in our room. I have a feeling we will be co-sleeping for some time, but do want our child to transition to their own space eventually. Should we even bother with crib shopping at this point, or wait until after baby is here and ready to transition? Have any of you skipped the co-sleeper in favor of rigging up a sidecar crib situation? If you had a co-sleeper, did you get much use out of it in its pack-n-play configuration?
- How much of a "nursery" did you prepare? We have two empty bedrooms, so space isn't really an issue. Poring over nursery decor is fun, but decorating a room specifically for a baby kind of feels like a waste to me. The little one will spend most of their time in our room for the first many months, and by the time they are old enough to care about how the room looks, they probably will want something a bit more grown up. That being said, the room we intend to use has to be painted anyway and has zero furniture in it, so some level of sprucing up is needed at any rate.
- Rockers/gliders: yea or nay?
Now, after typing all of that, I feel like I have answered my own questions. Funny how that works! I would still love to hear your thoughts though!
Edited by veggieviola - 2/2/13 at 5:12pm