Good Questions: What Do We Really Need?

Good Questions: What Do We Really Need?

Julia Cho
Mar 27, 2008

Our friend Justine needs your help: We're expecting our first child in six months and currently, we're in a pretty small 1 bedroom NYC apartment. We may only stay here for the first 3-6 months after baby is born. Since there isn't much extra space- I'm wondering what I really need.

All of the magazines and books seem to have long lists of "must-haves," but I really need to know the minimum. I'm thinking about a co-sleeper, and a low-dresser for changing? Any other larger items I need to find a spot for in the apartment before the baby's arrival?

Well, if you do think you'll stick around for the first 6 months of the child's life, you might want an area with a rug or mat area. You'll also probably want a designated area for feeding- a glider, rocker, or just a comfortable chair. Also, designate a small space for a bouncer of some kind. In the latest issue of Cookie mag, our own Maxwell recommends the Oeuf Lounger.

In terms of the other smaller things to register for, we like the list that Rookie Moms came up with.

Readers, particularly those with experience in small spaces- give us your suggestions.

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