How many bedrooms is it in total?
If the small room is the only other bedroom where will the baby sleep and play in a years time, 2 years or more? Yes babies only take up a tiny bit of room but buying a house is a longer term plan than the months that they're babies. I would think that is a bigger problem than a bath. Is the bathroom big enough to renovate or add a bath down the track.
Without knowing all the details it sounds like a very short term plan and not a house to stay in long term so unsure why you're considering buying it.
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30-11-2013 21:29 #11
30-11-2013 21:36 #12
No way would I buy it.
Is there another room for when the child needs a bed?
30-11-2013 21:47 #13Senior Member
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I wouldn't buy it. You will be amazed at the amount of things you accumulate with a baby/child.
Also, when you buy a place, it's generally for the long term, it's a big commitment and I wouldn't be 'settling' for something that isn't going to be appropriate for your family.
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30-11-2013 21:49 #14
If you can see yourselves living there and you can ******line your living, I say why not.
You can get the change table top that sits on top of a chest of drawers. I don't get the feeding chair in the nursery thing - I always fed DD on the couch. For later on you can get some great beds that have storage or trundle under them, or even beds that have clothes storage, shelves and a desk in the footprint of a king single. You can make it work if you need to.
01-12-2013 03:24 #15
We have one of them. Our nursery isn't large by any means. But the change table/drawers is perfect. It's literally some drawers with a mat on top, nothing fancy but it gets the job done. Also hung some soft baskets from ikea one for creams and one for nappies.
Dd has a cot but I don't know why we bother, we have co slept since birth and find it much better than having her in a separate room. I also have some extra pillows and a soft night light with me and set myself up to feed in bed when I need to so I have never used the nursing chair we have either.
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01-12-2013 04:19 #16
I don't think our nursery would be much bigger than that, if at all. Just means we've had to be really creative with how we've furnished the room (I.e small cot, change tray on chest of draws rather than bulky change table, nursing chair in living room). You can certainly make it work if you need to. Think Ikea style space saving solutions!
I don't think baby will be worried about the size of its room for a long time yet, but do consider whether you have enough room to grow a little. I.e, is there room in the rest of the house or outside for baby to play freely?
01-12-2013 04:29 #17
And bear in mind that babies are happily raised in much smaller spaces in other parts of the world. We are very spoilt with our 4x2's in Australia!
01-12-2013 05:44 #18
Buying is a long term investment and babies turn into children very quickly. You need to ask yourself is there enough room in 2 or 3 years time or if you have another baby? We are in a 2 bed unit and already know we will need to move in 18 months - 2 years ( we have a 3 month old)
01-12-2013 06:40 #19
Having that space for a baby is fine but for kids?
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01-12-2013 06:57 #20
I think it all depends on how long you want to spend in this house. If it's just a couple of years it should be fine. Also, I'd consider how much room the rest of the house has for everything else. If the whole house is tiny, I wouldn't buy it. For example, you can put babies' gear in the linen cupboard, but where do you put the linen?
Babies take more room whey they start getting mobile too, so it won't be long before this happens
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