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Your nursery is your baby’s first home in the outside world, but it’s also where you’re going to spend the majority of your time in those first few months—especially in those first few weeks. It’s where you’ll be doing the bulk of the diaper changing, feeding (day and night), dressing, book reading, and plenty of picture taking. In other words, it’s about to become your most inhabited room in your home! That’s why it’s so important to design a nursery with not only your baby in mind (even though it is his room, after all)—but also with mom in mind.
Tack on the undeniably important fact that we’re parenting in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, and the need for a mom-friendly nursery is all the more valid. You’re less likely to have the help of well-meaning family members and friends, and may even have a partner who has to return back to work earlier than anticipated. All of these reasons and more justify why it’s important to consider how to make your baby's nursery work for your needs and serve as a respite of relaxation and relief from the stressors of the day.
Here are some pro tips to help ensure that your nursery works just as much for you as it does for your new bundle of joy.