Congratulations! Expecting a baby is a truly wonderful experience but one thing we can all agree on is that babies are expensive! If you’re already on a budget, then you’ll need to find ways you can still have the nursery of your dreams and the one that your baby deserves.
All you need is a good dose of creativity and a good helping of know-how! Remember that cheap can be chic! If you’re unsure of where to start, take a look at these handy tips to get you started.
If you’re restyling an old room, then you might need to take a look at the flooring.
Old, stained or damaged carpet will be a hive of bacteria and you could even trip if the carpet is loose in places – not a good idea when you’re holding your baby at 3am!
If you need new flooring then you don’t need to worry about spending a fortune. You can pick up remnants in order to give your nursery a fresh new look and feel.
The convertible crib
Babies aren’t just expensive when they’re first born, the cost continues to add up as they grow! With that in mind, if you’re really hoping to save some money then why not invest in a convertible crib?
These super cute cribs transform easily into toddler beds when you think your child is old enough. This will certainly save you the expense of buying another bed when they’re too big for their baby crib. Just make sure you hang onto the instructions!
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Forget the changing table
The baby industry is filled with things that we’re made to think that we need. The changing table being one of them.
Yes, they look beautiful with all the baby products stored neatly around them, but changing tables quickly outgrow their usefulness.
As soon as your baby begins to wiggle and roll, trying to stop them falling and trying to change a dirty nappy at the same time, all while you’re trying to reach the nappy rash cream is just a disaster waiting to happen.
Stick to the bed (make sure baby is always supervised) or a simple changing mat on the floor should do it!
It’s easy to fall in love with the images we see on Pinterest and Instagram. But don’t be disheartened. You can still decorate your baby’s nursery while on a budget! Got some old photo frames? Print off some photographs and get the hung up!
It’s amazing what a pot of paint and some new drawer pulls, and door handles can do to a tired old room. All you need is a little imagination! You could paint the inside of a bookcase or a windowsill!
For other furniture, such as a nursing chair, bookcase, shelving and even a rug, check out your local market. Or head to a charity store to see what they have available.