A new addition to the family can cause many emotions ranging from joy, confusion and chaos. One of the most memorable moments in your life can also be one of the most stressful moments when it comes to preparing a nursery for your upcoming little bundle of joy. There are steps that can be taken to make this exciting time less stressful and more enjoyable. It’s important to stay on budget, on schedule and to make sure the mom-to-be stays happy in the process.

1. Budget: The first thing to do is look at your budget and decide how much you can spend on this project. Make a list of things to do and items you want to include in the nursery. It’s also a good idea to set a timetable so you don’t have to rush and can plan accordingly with the baby’s due date. This will help the parents-to-be stay less stressed and have fun in the process. An exciting new chapter in your life is about to begin, so revel in the moment and enjoy the time before the baby comes.

2. Theme: The next step is to decide what the nursery’s theme will be. There are so many options available and you can choose any theme you want, whether it is some type of animal or zoo theme or an ocean setting. Educate your young one where they live with a scenic mural of the Rockies. More than likely, you will need to purchase some paint to change the color of the nursery. There are even local painters you can hire to design the perfect mural for your little one.

3. Furniture: Once the room is painted and designed the way you want it, the next thing to do is decide what nursery furniture you will need. You will need a crib, dresser and changing table for sure. You may also decide to have a rocker, bassinet or toy box. Consider what you already have and see how it can be incorporated into the room. Your budget and individual wants and needs will depend on the furniture that is chosen.

4. Necessities: Finally, you will need to make sure you have bedding, clothing, diapers, bottles, bibs, a high chair, nursing pad and all other reasonable additions to make this new transition an easy one for both you and the newborn. Don’t forget to include items such as a thermometer, nursery monitor, nightlight, bathing items and travel products for your diaper bag.

Below are some local Denver businesses that may be able to help you design the nursery of your dreams:

Firefly Furnishings
2445 E 3rd Ave, Unit 5
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-4463

Firefly Furnishings has items to equip either a girl’s or boy’s room, as well as gifts, strollers, car seats, high chairs, bouncers, carriers, diaper bags and much more.

G.Go Decorative
2605 S Kipling Court
Lakewood, CO 80227
(303) 946-4300

G.Go Decorative has artists available to prepare the perfect mural for your nursery. They can help you create exactly what you are looking for.

Real Baby
3616 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-2229

Real Baby carries every accessory that you can think of for your new nursery including items such as bath accessories, diaper bags, feeding accessories and much more.

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Michelle Humphrey is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found here.


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