Don’t Trap Your Fingers In The Crib!
If I were you, I’d suggest buying the crib in store rather than online for a fairly sensible reason. I have heard horror stories from dads that ordered the crib online only to find the instructions weren’t in English. Good luck getting it setup when you’re trying to learn Japanese by reading the instruction manual. Or, possibly Swedish? There’s another advantage of buying in store too. They might offer the possibility of setting up the crib for you and you’ll want to take them up on this offer. It will save you hours of stress when your wife is already reaching dangerously high hormone levels.
Buy A Mobile
This is going to be your new best friend once the baby comes, trust me. Kids cry all the time. For the first few days, you’ll be lucky to get even a few minutes sleep. But if you switch the mobile on, you might get lucky. It could send them right into la la land as soon as you lay them down. I feel I should offer a disclaimer here and tell you that I can’t promise this result. However, I have seen it work wonders in the past so make of that what you will.
A Blankey, A Toy?
Basically, you need anything for the little one to hold for comfort. Okay, maybe not anything but how about combining those two ideas of a blanky and a toy. Not sure what I’m getting at? Don’t worry because Makaboo has them and they are called lovies. Half blanky, half plushy, your little one soon won’t go anywhere without their stuffy.
You might want to be careful painting your kid’s room if you don’t know the sex of the baby. It can be a bit awkward if you end up with a boy and have a fluorescent pink room. Of course, I would never recommend you paint a baby’s room this color. In fact, it might be best to opt for gender-neutral colors like a pastel orange or yellow.
One last tip? Don’t forget to buy a baby monitor. Without this, you’ll constantly be running back and forth from your room to the little one. Then again, who am I kidding? You’re going to be doing that anyway when your paranoia rises after you can’t hear the baby for five seconds on the monitor.