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"Building Baby Chic"
The arrival of a little one is usually preceded by doctor's visits, numerous hours spent buying the right bibs, bottles and diapers, as well as mobile baby accouterments such as strollers and car seats. Perhaps one of the most exciting prenatal activities for parents, however, is prepping a nursery for the new arrival.
It is best to put together the nursery when you still have the energy to dedicate to the space, " says Lisa Masterson, owner and designer of Avalisa.com, a popular baby room decor and design Web site. "If you are looking for unique or specialty items, do not wait until the last minute. Many nursery decor items or furniture items take anywhere from four to 16 weeks to deliver. But no matter how early or late you decide to put together the space, just remember that if everything is not put up before the baby comes, that there is plenty of time to finish the room after the baby is born."
Here are a few ideas to get you started on you and your baby's dream room:
Norwegian children's furniture manufacturer Stokke has built its brand around environmentally friendly products that grow with your baby. The company's versatile KEEP storage systems is based on a modular approach that allows parents to configure the unit to a child's needs (at Magic Beans, www.mbeans.com, $1,400).