Remember when you were in high school and being cool was super important? You might be over high school, but not much has changed. Admit it, you want a NOW nursery as much as you wanted to be trendy when you were a teen. That means getting the latest gadgets, having the hottest gear, and setting the trend at home. And when your fellow new-mom friends come over, theyll bite off you like they did back in the day. Here are our favorite picks for your nursery makeover.
AT&Ts Remote Home Monitor ($199) will enable mom to watch the little one from any PC or wireless device. Youll be able to go back to work, run errands, or hire a new nanny in comfort with the non-obtrusive camera. You can also turn on the lights in the house from a remote location, and increase security with the gadgets motion and door/window activity detector by way of text message.
Jazz Up the Crib
You can go with the classic Winnie the Pooh or baby Disney characters for patterns when choosing babys sheets and accessories. But DwellStudio recently introduced a hipper alternative. Give your babys crib a makeover with this Gio Lemon Crib Set which includes a stroller blanket, bib, hooded towel, crib set, crib fitted sheet, and boudoir. The funky, modern pattern in lemon or aqua. Tori Spelling, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Brangelina are fans of DwellStudio, too.
Soothe Baby Easily
While you cherish those moments you can soothe baby by rocking him or her to sleep, youre only human your arms get tired. Put baby in the Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center ($169.99) , a revolutionary new rocker for babies. The multi-sensory experience is a great way to transition infants from womb to world.
Light up the room in style
Safari chic is the "it" look of the season and a trendy jungle chandelier is the perfect accent for your nursery. Although chandeliers are generally stuffy and no fun, this Safari Friends Chandelier from Posh Tots ($465) adds pizzazz to your kids room. The hand-painted jungle animal incorporates a whimsical palm tree centerpiece, surrounded by some of your toddlers favorite animals.
A personal flair will make any nursery super-now. Custom artwork from ILovePhotoGifts.com (prices start at $125) turns your personal photographs into a masterpiece. From fine art canvas pieces to special prints, this online store will customize designs to match your nurserys theme no two pieces are ever the same.
Keep Baby Safe
Style aside, your nursery has to be super-safe. Babys immune systems are very vulnerable and highly susceptible to toxins found in traditional crib mattresses. When planning and designing your new nursery, consider Vivetique. They make 100 percent all-organic crib mattresses. This Natural Bedroom Latex Crib Mattress ($249-$399) is quilted with organic cotton and wool, and provides a natural alternative to a chemical, flame retardant mattress.
Speaking of organic, a now nursery can also mean a green nursery. Eco chic is so hot right now and parents are opting for luxe baby products like these Robbie Adrian 100% Organic Baby Blankets ($54).
Get teddy luxe
Follow in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez. She just got these Mini-Mink Teddy Bears ($16 ) and My Dear Cashmere Teddy Bears ($25) for her baby nursery (or should we say nurseries?). Pick up these cuddly teddy bears at Jen Klair Kids.
Change to memory foam
Now this is new! Adults swear by memory foam, and now your baby can enjoy its ergonomic benefits, too. How about memory foam for baby as a changing table? The Jelly Baby Warm memory foam is a hot item. And when baby has an accident, you can wipe it clean! Visit Kuster.co.uk for more information.