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When is the best time to set up the baby's nursery?


Since I never have large amounts of money at any given time, I am buying baby stuff a little at a time. I don't generally tell anybody about it, but whoever has heard feels I am planning way ahead. Also, I am discouraged from thinking of things that baby might need at two months or 3 months since it is a long way off.

My husband working away, and my parents being too weak, I won't be getting much help with childcare. I feel like during the last months of pregnancy, and during the first month postpartum, I won't have the energy or health to shop, clean up, put things together, move things around, etc. It is already pretty hard for me, and I am only 21 weeks.

I was wondering when it is considered appropriate to make all arrangements for the baby? I know it varies. But what would be the earliest that a sane person would start preparing? I will be using several hand-me-down things - pram, high chair, possibly a car seat. Stuff I will need to clean up, maybe fix a bit or get new covers. Will it seem ridiculous if I start doing things during the 6th month?

Sometimes I feel annoyed by how laid back my husband is... it's as though he thinks everything is going to happen by magic even if we don't do anything. I am alone in fretting and planning.

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It's generally a good idea to start setting up the baby's nursery in the second trimester of pregnancy. This allows you enough time to organize and decorate without feeling rushed as the due date approaches.
Here's a breakdown of how you can achieve that.

First Trimester:Begin planning the nursery.Decide on a theme or color scheme.Create a budget for nursery items.Research and register for baby essentials.
Early Second Trimester:Purchase major nursery furniture (crib, changing table).Start thinking about storage solutions.Consider decor elements like curtains or wall decals.

Mid to Late Second Trimester:Set up the crib and changing table.Install any necessary safety features.Wash and organize baby clothes and essentials.Finalize decor elements.
Third Trimester:Complete any remaining decor or organization tasks.Pack a hospital bag.Ensure all essentials are ready for the baby's arrival.
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I was sooo excited about my first child, that I was planning the nursery very early into my pregnancy. I remember painting and decorating it at about 7 months. Probably not very sensible to be painting on a stepladder. I just wanted it all done and perfect. I bought the cot after my 12-week scan and then gradually bought clothes and nursery bits. My son was born early so I was glad I was so organised!
You can start preparing anytime, but from my own perspective i will suggest you start from the 5th month or even 6 make a lot of research about what you need since you will be getting little child care help..
The research will help you know what to put in place without leaving anything out
I hope this helps
The best time to set up the baby's nursery is usually in the third trimester of pregnancy, around 28-32 weeks. You will have time to prepare without feeling rushed before the baby arrives.
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