As new parents it can be a bit of a whirlwind. There are so many things to buy for the nursery that it can become overwhelming. Not only can it be an emotionally draining time, it can also be a financial challenge.
It can be hard to take a step back and really think about your buying decisions. You probably set aside a budget and think you have plenty based on what you’re buying. You may allow yourself to get swept along with the excitement. However, it is all those little things that mount up. You may have bought the crib, but you also need a mattress. You may have bought a sterilizer but you also need bottles. The former of these examples is somewhere where you can definitely save some money in the long run.
Buying a 2 in 1 mattress
Mattresses are not an insignificant expense. When you’re putting out £150 for a mattress that the baby will sleep on the 6 months it can be a bit galling. That is why it’s a great idea to get 2 in 1 crib mattresses from a company like Green Buds Baby.
These mattresses offer you a firm infant friendly surface on one side, and a slightly softer, more comfortable toddler friendly surface on the other.
As your child moves to the next stage, you can simply rotate the mattress without having the expense of buying another. It it isn’t only the hassle of changing the mattress you eliminate. If you have finished with a baby mattress you will have to store it, dispose of it, or give it away. When you have kids you want as little hassle as possible, and as much space; time and space are precious commodities. If you haven’t learnt that yet then make a note now.
Time seems to drift away without warning as soon as you have children. There seem to be fewer hours in the day. You really do have to make the most of them, whether it be playing and interacting with your children, or getting the jobs around the house done.
It will also save you money.
By purchasing a 2 in 1 mattress you will also very likely save money. Sure, you can get cheap mattresses that will add up to less than a premium 2 in 1. However, my kids refused to sleep on anything other than a more premium quality product. Those extra few pounds spent on quality, added up to countless tens more hours of sleep, and less time with the babies in our bed (not safe at all- here’s some good research on sleeping the same bed as a baby); and as every parent knows sleep is the gold standard currency way up the scale from time and space.
Innovative diverse designs
These days there are also innovative designs of mattress. 2 in 1 mattresses mirror this diversity. There are latex removable layers that can be used on different mattresses. There are different materials used, such as wool and foam. Some mattresses are hypoallergenic. Which has done a great piece on the pros and cons of different mattress types.
The little things really do add up
By making some good decisions, and forming good habits, you will find parenthood more fun, and less stressful. Buying a 2 in 1 mattress is a small thing, but it is symptomatic of the long term, sensible attitude that will transform your life for the better.