Okay – so this is not exactly the final Project Nursery unveil… but it’s pretty darn close to the real thing! We were a bit late in the game (but the Nuke was also late in coming on his part!!). Like many first-time expectant mothers, I wanted everything JUST SO for my little peanut. In the end, I had to make numerous (okay, some) concessions, but overall I’m very pleased with the result!
A note to all you eager-beaver mummies and daddies out there, your little bun changes so much, even within those first few months! So things do evolve. We’ve already switched up our Stokke crib to accommodate his growing size, in addition to many other changes and updates. I also learned a tremendous amount along the way via our travels to Florida and New Zealand (e.g., what works, and what doesn’t), which I happily applied towards our current living situation.
Three key features of the nursery which we absolutely love and have gotten the most compliments on:
2) Baby decals
Three nursery items I couldn't do without:
1) Baby nightlight: This is particularly useful during those first few months when munchkin needed several middle-of-the-night feedings. I started with this “I love you” night light from Etsy, but slowly gravitated towards the more sophisticated and high-tech Baby Projector from Duux. It's unobtrusive, offers just the right amount of dimness, and is SUPER CUTE!
2) Crib mobile: This piece I found to be an absolute gem! More recently, we’ve upgraded from our Ferm Living moble (which I still adore btw) to something a bit more interactive (currently coveting the Skip Hop Treetop Friends Crib Mobile – it plays music, a feature munchkin absolutel adores, and also serves to distract him when he wakes up in the morning. MONEY).
3) My diaper caddy (not pictured): The version I have is by Prince Lionheart (though there are many other varieties out there). This was something I discovered while we wintered in Florida – but it is THE BEST (you can separate the diaper depot in halves for usage in multiple rooms)!!! We have four sets now for various locations, but it is so, so key in handling all of your essentials and keeping everything nice and tidy. DO IT.
So there you have it my lovelies!!! The key thing to bear in mind is flexibility. Pretty soon, I’m going to have to DIY my way to a toddler’s room at the rate we’re going!