My husband and I are planning the nursery and are debating over the best way to go about purchasing furniture. My first thought was to buy a matching crib and dresser/changing table, but one with a convertible crib that can grow with our baby. Then I got to thinking that in the future, it would be really hard to find a matching nightstand, depending on the style we go with.
Therefore, now I am thinking that it might be best to buy a relatively inexpensive crib and matching changing table, and buying a new furniture set when she's older. That leads to my next question - which pieces of furniture are essential for a baby? A crib, obviously, and a changing table (with shelves or drawers) but is there anything else we'd need?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!