Hi, my name is Tammy. I am here to talk to you about how to build your nursery. Now, I am going to talk to you about the design of your bedding for your nursery. First thing that you need to know when you come in is whether you want a gender neutral design or a gender specific. Most people, they start with a four piece set with the components of having a bumper, a sheet and a dust ruffle. Dust ruffle serves the purpose of covering the hardware to the crib. A crib sheet obviously, is something that you need. You should also put a waterproof sheet underneath of the crib mattress to protect the mattress. The bumper purpose is for when the child starts to roll, the bumper helps to keep the child from rolling into the side of the crib and bumping into the side, also, when they get odor from sticking their arms, legs through there and getting them caught.
Crib sheet a necessity. The dust ruffle is a decorative piece but it helps to cover the hardware to the crib. The comforter is definitely something that you don't want to use for the first two years because of safety issues. What a lot of people use these for is to hang them on the wall as decoration or to put them on the glider if you get cold to use that and you can lay that over you and the baby. Other decorations that you can get can be a crib mobile. What that helps to do is when you have a born that the child can look up at the mobile and it helps to see them. They are musical so the music also helps them when they are trying to sleep and it is something that keeps them busy while they are in the crib. But after the first four months it is a good idea to take out the mobile because they will start pulling and you don't want it to pull down on them.
Pillows, purely decorative definitely not meant to use with the child while they are in the crib. What a lot of people do is put them on to the glider to decorate to the room. It's purely decoration. You could even go further into decoration as far as the diaper stacker which is another decorative thing. Lot of people would put the diapers in here hang them close to the crib or the changing table for when they are changing the baby it just makes it easier for them to have the diapers available. Window treatments, wall hangings, more decorative things, window treatments obviously, are a nice thing to have as they coordinate with the bedding.
Other decorative pieces include a lamp. You can do picture frames. Every manufacture has something a little bit different that you can get to decorate the room. Just make sure you get your necessities for the room including a waterproof sheet for your crib. If you have a changing table, make sure that you get a cover. If you want a coordinating cover to go over the mattress pad on the changing table. Up next, Jim is going to talk to you about choosing the right mattress for your crib.