Sharing your room with baby is no big deal, and I am going to simplify it for you here. Just by adding a few necessities, your room for two becomes a room for three!
This HALO® Bassinest® Swivel Sleeper goes right up to the bed and you can bring the baby toward you when needed throughout the night. I haven’t used it yet (waiting for baby to arrive!) but excited to see how well it works.
Your nightstand will end up being cluttered with late night essentials, like diapers, wipes, snacks for mom, and even a burp cloth and change of pjs for baby. You never know what will arise in the middle of the night! Keep it all organized in a cute basket. I also love this mini touch lamp I found that has three brightness settings. This way, I can just give it a quick touch for a dim light, rather than rummaging through my basket in the dark.
For comfort during late night feedings, you will want to arm your bed with pillows for propping. I like to have some standard throw pillows, a “husband” style pillow for sitting up, and a Boppy pillow for breastfeeding support. I got this adorable Emily & Meritt “Love” Slipcover at Pottery Barn Kids.
Also for feedings, or just for cuddling, it’s nice to add a place for seating or a rocking chair. Having a comfy throw blanket and a lumbar support pillow is a good idea as well.
For the much anticipated “tummy time”, having a cozy, fresh clean rug and a little toy chest will be in handy.
I turned my vanity into a changing table, by just adding a changing pad and a cute basket for diapers and wipes. I also included a laundry basket below for the many changes of clothes that are in a newborn baby’s daily schedule.
You can never have too much Butt Paste! It is the best cure for diaper rash.
The hardest part about sharing a room for me was making some room in the dresser for the new baby’s wardrobe. However, it gave me a good reason to go through all of my clothes and donate what I have not worn in a while. Luckily newborn baby clothes are small so they don’t take up too much room. I also bought under bed storage bins to store her 6-12 month and up clothes.