Does anyone/did anyone not have a nursery?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

We never had a nursery, it’s not really a thing in my culture, most babies sleep with their parents until 2-4 years. We did have a crib but my son never liked it or used it so I gave it to my sister.

Post # 17
6526 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

morganc8:  dont be upset bc most of the time, baby stays in your room. My daughter coslept with us until she was 7 months. So i had a beautifully decorated nursery that she didnt use for half a year lol

Post # 18
9546 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree a nursery isn’t necessary! But it would be fun to decorate a little corner of your room!

Post # 19
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

morganc8:  We have a nursery, but LO will be room sharing with us in a bassinet until she’s old enough to roll over, so I really don’t see the need! You’ll be fine ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

morganc8:  I understand why you feel a little sad but as PP mentioned, it won’t matter at first for your baby. What I would recommend is that if you are planning a nursery in your new place (which it sounds like you are) start planning and/or buying stuff already if you have room to store it. There is no time for anything but keeping baby alive and googling every little thing they do in those first few months haha!

Post # 21
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

morganc8:  hi! Same situation, but dont worry ๐Ÿ™‚ from friends experience and what I’ve read, it is better for them to room in with you, even up to 1/2 years.

In the first months they don’t even really care about toys, so you’d be doing a nursery for your own pleasure, not actually for the baby.

I have a pretty basket in the living room for toys and books. You can include this new tiny human in your space and keep it adult but still working for baby needs.

Don’t worry, too soon the baby will have grown and will have it’s own room and you’ll miss the good old days! :p

Post # 22
7433 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

wrkbrk:  We started her off by having her take her naps in her crib during the day when she was 10 months old. Then we started putting her to sleep at night in her crib and bringing her into our bed when she would wake up in the night. Then we started going to her room when she would wake up, but would just pat her/stay until she fell back to sleep. When she was 20 months, Darling Husband and I went away for 4 days, and she started sleeping through the night in her crib while my mom was watching her. Now we occasionally have to go in to give her her paci if she loses it, but that’s it. She does still go down with a bottle, so that’s our next hurdle ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 23
2929 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We never did. Baby slept with us and we figured if we decided we needed a crib we’d get one then. (Never did, toddler moved to a mattress on the floor in their own room when we stopped co-sleeping.) We didn’t have a changing table (we got some waterproof pads and just changed diapers on the end of the bed, on the couch, on the floor, etc) and we didn’t see the need for a glider (just as well, as I broke my tail bone during labor and couldn’t sit upright for months so I had to learn to breastfeed lying down!) I guess you could say we went the very-low-effort route.

Post # 24
2149 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

nope, we shared a room until he was 3… I would of loved a nursery but we just didnt have the means to do it, it feels like I missed out on an exciting part though

Post # 25
2123 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

Ours coslept for 8 months so nothing. Now she has a playroom for her that has some wall stickers ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
2123 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

Jijitattoo:  Same here, ours has never needed a crib. Kinda sad image-wise but glad I never needed to bend over to put her down sleeping- makes them easy to wake up!

Post # 27
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We went into contract on a house with a closing date at baby’s 38th week. If it closes we will likely be in the middle of moving and doing some construction when baby is born… so even though we have a room and stuff for the nursery at our current place nothing can be set up ๐Ÿ™ It’s actually pretty stressful to not know where this baby will come home to but we unpacked the co-sleeper so at least I know where he will sleep his first few months!

Post # 28
1579 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

morganc8:  Same boat! We’ll be moving 2.5 months after he’s born, so there is no reason to make the guest room in our apartment into a nursery, only to take it down a few weeks later.  

So far, I’m not terribly bothered by this. I planned on having him in our room for that time anyway, but when we move into the new place, I do want to get something together so he’s actually got a nursery and all that. 

Right now, I’m unsure of what I want to plan on opening and putting together! Like, do I open up the glider and ottoman to use right away or keep those in their boxes for 3+ months!? Or do we put the clothes in the dresser or keep those in boxes to move!? 


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