All expectant moms are faced with the task of compiling that all-important list of new baby essentials. The list depends on many factors. New moms may start with nothing and have no idea about all the accessories baby will require. Veteran moms may have most of what they need stashed away in the attic. Other moms may have some items, but not others. A new baby list is as individual as mom and baby.
If this is not your first, you’ll already have a good grip on what’s required. Experienced moms can help new moms, but even so, it can be challenging to cover all the bases. A great way to prepare a baby-essentials list is to visit Rosenberry Rooms and just browse.
The site is divided into categories that make it easy to review all the basics. Furniture, crib bedding, clothing, accessories, lighting, rugs, diaper bags, and booties/socks are all organized into easy-access groupings. There’s a Green area for ecologically-minded moms and a Luxury category for big spenders. Check the Sale department if you’re on a budget or browse the Designer section if you’re label conscious. As you cruise through the site, you’ll be find things you might have forgotten and get inspired about what you need.
When that’s done, place your must-haves on the convenient Rosenberry Rooms Gift Registry to let everyone know what you need. Shower guests, friends, and family all appreciate having a list of what you want so as not to waste time and money on what you don’t. You’re likely to get much in the way of gifts and hand-me-downs, so focus purchases on essential large items. Choose furnishings that give you lots of decorating options and have a long shelf life to maximize your investment and make things easier down the road.
Built To Grow Cribs like the myHaven are reminiscent of the French countryside in 20 different finishes and very practical because they’re designed to grow with your child. These inventive beds start as cribs, convert to toddler beds, morph into day beds and finish as full beds. Built To Grow cribs like the Harbor Town Panel Slat are elegant in Espresso or Cherry and a great way to take care of baby’s sleep space for the next 20 years!
Changing tables with optional components are another practical choice. The Contentment Seven Drawer Dresser in your choice of 21 finishes or the genAmerica Dresser in Merlot are workaholics that start as simple changing stations/dressers and, with the addition of optional hutches and mirrors, convert to grown-up pieces appropriate for boys or girls.
The Hampton Pointe Narrow Bookcase in Espresso or Antique White or a Mix & Match Open Bookcase in your choice of 60 finishes are another way to maximize a furniture investment. They begin as a narrow shelving units perfect for stuffed toys and are great space savers in small nurseries. They grow up with the addition of small or large storage hutches that create pleasing frames for desks or beds.
As with many things in life, if you cover the basics with an eye toward the future, the smaller things take care of themselves. In the meantime, Rosenberry Rooms has a wish list on which to register all your favorite baby items so friends and family know what to give you when holidays and birthdays roll around.