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Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

Re: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

The Bump Expert

It’s great that you’re thinking ahead. We put this question to our users, and the general consensus was to go ahead and decide on a style or theme as soon as you want, and then start getting your furniture together in the second trimester.

Some things to ask yourself when working out your timing: How long will my furniture take to ship? Will I be able to help move the furniture around when it arrives, or will I be too big? Have I waited long enough in my pregnancy to be sure everything is going as planned? Am I giving myself enough time to have things ready if baby decides to show up early?

Still not sure what to do? Here are a few tips from the real experts -- our new moms on the 0-6 Months message board:

"We did pretty much everything during the second trimester, when I had the energy to help get things ready, and wasn't too big to help put things together. By the end of my pregnancy, my belly was so big and I was so exhausted that it would have been very stressful to have to deal with organizing and decorating a nursery." -- bicoastalgirl

"I would suggest as soon as you find out the sex or know the theme of your nursery. Our crib and dresser took 14 weeks to come in and we were finishing up the nursery one week before I delivered." -- chihuahua26

"I think I was maybe 28 weeks when we ordered our furniture. I didn't want to do everything too early and be twiddling my thumbs for months before she got here!" -- ValSept10

"General rule of thumb is to have everything done and set by 37 weeks (not just the nursery either -- have your car seat installed and inspected by then too) because baby can come at anytime after that." -- ErinCB

"We got the furniture when I was about 6 months pregnant. Main reason was to be sure everything was ok with the baby." -- MLK97

"We waited until I was about 25 weeks along. The nursery was finished by about the time I was 32 weeks along. I wouldn't have done it any other way." -- N5ssa

"Earlier the better. At least start looking around b/c some companies take longer than others for ordering times." -- Mestroud

Erin Walters

Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

It depends where you get it from. I ordered mine after we had our gender ultrasound at 19 weeks. Thankfully I did, because I am still waiting on the dresser at 28 1/2 weeks! I ordered from Pottery Barn Kids and since many of their items are made to order it takes several weeks to receive, plus you must always plan for backordering issues. It was important to me to have his nursery set up with many weeks to go before my due date because I wanted to air out any toxins that may be left from manufacturing.

gregalina@yahoo.com |

Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

I think it depends on your condition as well. If you are a high risk pregnancy, I would look into doing it sooner than later, but around 28 weeks would be reasonable. Make sure you don't forget to order a mattress too! I know preggo brain can overwhelm us! Here is a helpful articlehttp://www.allreviews.com/baby-cribs/2010/02/03/buying-a-baby-crib-mattress/ on picking the right mattress for your little one.

kikikiwi18 |

Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

Since we live in a more rural area, I do a good amount of online shopping (and researching). And there are always sales, even in cyberspace. Actually, I think its a lot easier to shop around online, rather than take my pregnant self from store to store. I am 29 weeks and have been ordering items here and there..... when I find them on sale. My husband and I had our eye on a crib online from Babies R Us. We finally decided to go with it but were really disappointed when we went to order it and it was out of stock. So then we settled on a different color (same style) but were disappointed again when we realized it was no longer on sale and $60 more than we had planned. But I did more Google-ing and searching and finally found an even better deal. Actually, our crib should be here on Monday. Our nursery is not totally done yet and I'm fine that way. Like another moms said, I'd rather have a few things to finish up, rather than have everything done, collecting dust and making me feel impatient, in anticipation for baby.

rascal007 |

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I am 26 weeks along and have purchased our baby's crib and car seat. I ordered these few things early because the crib I selected was on back order and I caught a great sale for baby's crib and car seat.

littlebabylo |

Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

Instead of when I would rather decide from where and for what price. That is more important for me. I for one have bought the nursery furniture from a private manufacturer which I found in the San Diego classifieds. Imagine that...

Caseticon |

Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

If you order your furniture online and from another country, it should take them at least a couple of weeks to send it to your house, depending on the company. However, I doubt you really need that much time to plan and arrange the furniture pieces. One disadvantage of getting the room prepared too early is that you will have a harder time sweeping or dusting the room now that it is filled with stuff.

rjyourwood |

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It was my passion to decorate my baby's room. I had this occasion twice because first time the furniture that should be placed in nursery was full with termite. Those little insects had compromised all the room. We were disappointed. Luckily the company that delivered our furniture acknowledged their mistake and repair it by replacing the entire furniture. They even let us to choose different pieces so I took this opportunity to change the nursery decor. Now the room looks amazing and the baby feels very good there.

marta8080 |

Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

My opinion is that time is not of essence, but where you buy from is. I mean, why pay more when you can pay less. I bought some furniture from http://www.decorplanet.com/Modern_Bathroom_Vanities_s/27.htm. They have some nice products and also very good prices.

ZumbaMadness |

Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

By the time you find out the gender or if you don't want to know then get neutral.

iloveu4ever |

Q&A: How early should I plan on ordering nursery furniture?

I work for Babies R US and from our stand point we tell guests that most furniture will come in 2 to 3 weeks. However if the item is considered special order (special fabric or something we don't carry a lot of ) it takes 12 to 14 weeks... I vote it's always better to at least get it ordered sooner than later. With Babies R US you only have to put 20% down to order...

AyresFamily0313 |

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My husband and I have talked about planning for a baby and tonight we had a great discussion about the crib. We've always talked about wanting a convertible crib so that we can use the crib for more than just the months the baby will sleep in it. Tonight, we've decided (we are not pregnant) that we would order a crib and use it as our spare guest bed until we need to convert it to a crib! I know a lot of people think of using the bed after it's been a crib, but why not before?!?!

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