How to save money on baby bedroom furniture?

Baby teeth marketing up a baby bedroom is quite emotional for expecting parents as they express their love for the new little one with every little thing they buy. Parents worry too much about having the perfect nursery, but the baby may only thank by leaving teeth marks on top of the crib. Better focus on safety, not on the looks of the baby bedroom.

As we all want the perfect room for our child, we can easily spend a fortune on baby bedroom furniture that is used for a very short while and is not even noticed by the occupant. You can save your money and provide an eye-appealing, yet safe room.

Here are several tips to save money on baby bedroom furniture and accessories:

Start shopping early.

Probably you have about 8 months to set up the baby bedroom. To maximize your time and find the best prices, start looking early. The most money you’ll save if you have enough time to research.

Buy unfinished furniture.

Purchase unfinished rockers, cribs, bookshelves, and dressers to save money. Many websites and stores sell unfinished furniture. You’ll have the time to finish the furniture before the baby is born. Many merchants provide the needed easy to follow instructions.

Remember:

baby furniture is temporary. The nursery furniture is used for a very short time, perhaps just 18 months. Since you will probably need only the crib for 3 years, it doesn’t really matter if it matches the dresser.

Don’t waste money on extras.

Nursery furniture can include many unnecessary accessories. Actually, you don t need drawers under the crib (these are quite inconvenient, by the way), or uniquely styled (round) cribs with special bedding. These items seem appealing, but you pay more for no extra value.

Don’t over-buy.

Before you buy a dresser, crib, rocker, toy chest, changing table, and all the items your baby may need, consider the size of the baby room. Choose only the most important pieces of furniture and focus on buying these items.

Also, think about ways to maximize the space when you arrange the furniture.

Customize inexpensive furniture.

You can customize your baby bedroom furniture for a few dollars. Paint wooden handles, shelving, and knob pink or blue. Add a painted panel to the toy chest to infuse charm to the nursery.

Rent out furniture between kids. Consider renting or selling the furniture to another family to compensate for the purchase. Just make sure to get the furniture back for your next little one, and inspect the returned for damage.

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Also review the website of the manufacturer before reusing the crib, to ensure it has not been recalled for any reason.

Make long-term purchases. Choose to buy adult-sized furniture instead of a small set of bookshelves or tiny dresser for the baby`s room, so your kid can use after outgrowing the crib.

Shop in discount stores.

Look for the best deals in stores like IKEA. Watch for sales and look for clearance racks at off-price retailers.

Skip the cradle.

Many parents prefer to have their babies sleep in their bedroom during the first few months as it helps the baby to bond with them and makes breastfeeding easier. Instead of buying a pricey cradle for your baby bedroom, save money by putting temporarily a play yard or the crib in your room.

Use a play yard.

If it costs much to buy a crib, consider buying a play yard, often called Pack N Play. Babies can comfortably sleep in it.

Buy an inexpensive crib.

When considering to buy a crib, the most important factor is safety. Cribs are ranked 3rd among the nursery products causing injury. Federal guidelines are often revised and companies frequently recall cribs. It’s better to buy a new crib for the baby bedroom. You can spend $100, or you can spend $1,000 to buy a new crib. However, all new cribs must meet federal regulations, so your baby is as safe in a crib for $100 as he or she is in a crib for $1,000.

Budget for a mattress.

Usually, cribs don’t come with mattresses and you’ll have to budget for this purchase as well. Buy a safe mattress for your kid as it is of great importance for protecting him or her from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Get a firm mattress fitting snugly in the crib.

Don’t buy a separate changing table or dresser.

These take up space. You could put a changing pad on the dresser, and use it as a changing station to save money and space inside the baby bedroom.

Plan to change your baby s diapers on the floor.

Maybe this sounds unsanitary, but a wealth of parents change diapers on the floor day and night. This method of changing always works, because it eliminates the risks of your baby falling from the changing table once he or she becomes mobile.

Safety should be first in your mind when you choose baby furniture.

Better buy a new crib and a new mattress, and save money on any other baby bedroom furniture by buying inexpensive or used items. Remember that nursery furniture is not a permanent fixture at home unless you plan to have more babies. Be creative, have fun, and prepare your baby’s room with love – that’s all he or she needs.

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