Nursery Planning Ideas – What are the Basics?
When looking for nursery planning ideas for your new baby, the process can be exciting and fun, but when you take budget and room space available and other limiting aspects into your nursery planning ideas, it can at times feel overwhelming for new parents.
It really doesn’t have to be all that complicated or stressful. Creating a notebook or journal for all your nursery planning ideas is a great way to organize your ideas, inspirations and budgeting planner.
As you see items you would like to include in your baby’s room, just print a picture off the internet or from a magazine, using a glue stick or tape, just paste it into the nursery planning ideas book, add notes about dimensions, pricing, color options and whatever other information you think will be needed when making your final decision.
The most important nursery furniture items you will need are of course the crib and a dresser to store baby’s clothes in. Beyond those two pieces, it becomes ‘optional’. Some parents swear by the use of a changing table or an armoire, others say the closet and the sofa or even the floor work great for clothes storage and diaper changes. Again, it really is all about your lifestyle and what you are most comfortable with.
Nursery Planning Ideas are just that “ideas” – some you will turn into the plans, some will get tossed out as they become less desirable in your overall theme, nursery dimensions and budget. The crib and dresser styles are subject to taste and budget, you can use our Crib comparison chart to help you decide on which style and features are the most important to you.
Below you will find the Top 5 Best Selling Cribs available on Amazon.com today.
Graco Benton 5-in-1 Convertible Crib Pebble Gray by Graco
This beautiful soft gray crib converts easily from crib to toddler bed, day bed & full bed (bed frame & mattress not included).
This durable crib provides your child with a comfortable, peaceful place to sleep into adulthood.
Dream On Me Violet 7 in 1 Convertible Life Style Crib
This gorgeous crib is convertible to last your family many years. It has an eye catching design suitable for any decor, and easily transforms into a toddler bed, a day bed, a twin bed (2 setup options – with or without footboard) or a full bed (2 setup options – with or without footboard).
Conversion kits, toddler guard rail, and bed frame can be purchased separately.
Available in 6 colors, White, Black, Cherry, Espresso, Royal Blue and Natural. It also features 4 adjustable mattress heights.
Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib, White
Emery 4-in-1 Crib from Delta
It’s no surprise that the classic style of the Emery convertible crib is a favorite among parents. Not only very appealing in its stately design, but it converts to a toddler bed, daybed and full size bed to adapt to your child’s growth.
The stylish and versatile design features sturdy wood construction to ensure lasting use.
It comes in White, Dark Chocolate and Gray, and has 3 mattress height positions to choose from.
Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Bed Conversion Kit
For those parents who are more in tune with an ultra modern look, The Hudson crib by Babyletto is a perfect choice.
Not only is the Hudson crib a sleek yet simple looking crib, but it is also GREENGUARD Gold Certified – screened for 360 VOCs and over 10,000 chemicals. As a great plus, the toddler bed conversion kit is included so you don’t have to worry about trying to find it when your baby outgrows the crib.
Available in 7 popular color schemes including Espresso, White, Gray, Pink and Natural solid color finishes as well as a two tone version of Gray and White or White and Natural. 4 mattress height adjustments for comfortable and safe sleep space for baby and parents.
Nursery Dressers and Changing Table Dressers
Choosing your dresser for your baby is secondary to the crib, as it doesn’t have a direct impact on baby until they are big enough to be getting around either crawling or walking. I’m sure you want one that is complimentary in design to the crib furniture, and you’ll want plenty of storage space for baby’s clothes and accessories.
Here are the Top 5 Bestselling Chests & Dressers from Amazon.com as well.