It is not necessary to run out and buy an expensive set of color-coordinated furniture for your baby (if you can afford it and want to, go right ahead). There are many things, more important than furniture that may need your attention and finance.
Basically, you need to have something for your baby to sleep in, someplace to change him and someplace to feed him.
- Take any large drawer like and make sure it’s free from ants, bugs and other insects. Pad the insides and bottom with folded blankets. Wrap the drawer in a pillow cover or a sheet. It is now ready for your baby to sleep in. You can keep this makeshift baby basket on your bed.
- To change your baby’s clothes and nappies, a fancy changing table is not necessary. You can spread out a towel on any flat surface like a counter top, dining table, bed or even on the ground if you can take the strain on your back.
- Feeding can be done on any chair that is comfortable with a straight back. If you have a rocking chair, it can be very handy in soothing your baby.
Remember that expensive furniture doesn’t make a family. You can be a good parent even without a baby room that looks perfect. Decide what furniture you need keeping in mind your finances, life style and available space.