Creating a Comfortable Nursing Area

Knowing how much time I would spend feeding babies, I paid a lot of attention to planning and designing my nursing area. The first step was to find a comfortable rocker or glider. Jump below for more tips...

  • Lighting is important.
  • Your baby will be eating all hours of the day and night. Sometimes I wanted to sit in the dark, but other times I wanted to read a few pages of a good book. I found a small floor lamp that now sits right next to the glider. I can easily reach the switch to turn it on and off without disrupting baby.

  • Organize supplies and accessories.
  • I placed a small side table next to the glider to hold water (always thirsty!) and a MP3 docking station. I also placed a basket on the floor to hold burp cloths, some baby books, and other supplies.

  • Think about your needs.
  • You'll probably be spending a lot of time in the nursing area so think about what else you might want or need. My husband surprised me with a TV and headphones in the nursing area. If you have an older child, consider tucking in some crayons and paper or other quiet activity he can engage in while you're nursing.

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    (pic via Bloomacious)