Preparing the Nursery

During your second trimester you should start setting up your nursery. The nursery is where you and your baby are going to spend a lot of time, so it’s important to make it a calm, comfortable place for both of you. The nursery should be a peaceful place, designed for ease of use and comfort. Pick a room that tends to have the warmest warmth in the house, yet is slightly away from all other action.

As excited as you may be, try not to overcrowd the room with baby stuff. Just start off with the essentials like a cot, changing table, dresser, and rocking chair – a comfortable rocking chair will be relaxing for you and create a soothing motion for your baby at feeding time.

For those early days you might want to consider having your baby sleep in a mosses basket, as the mosses basket is portable you can have your baby in the same room as you while they are sleeping, so you can keep a close eye on your baby. A mosses basket is smaller than a cot so your baby might feel more secure in a mosses basket rather than a cot.

You can’t be in all places at all times, so go and get a baby monitor. This will be especially comforting to you during baby’s first days at home.

Before your baby arrives remember to stock up on baby grows, baby wipes and nappies!!