Ah, sleep. Your sweet new bundle of joy may sleep as much as 17 hours a day – even if you're losing sleep because of their irregular schedules! For newborns, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends sleeping with your child skin-to-skin when possible (a great chance for mom or dad to rest, too!), and when putting baby down, having a flat, firm, secure surface (crib or free from loose bedding, bumpers, and toys).
The main thing you need in your nursery
A good mattress can last through toddlerhood.
Smaller sleep spaces help keep baby close
You don't need much at first
Decorative and optional
Options when you're not in the room
A space to play and sleep when on the road - or just downstairs from the nursery.
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