A wonderful– albeit a bit strange– phenomenon begins to take place somewhere around the middle of the second trimester of pregnancy. A deep-seated need to clean and organize everything in sight. To get all prepped and ready for that little one to make his or her entrance into the world. Things are mopped, vacuumed, dusted, and scrubbed from top to bottom. Everything from diaper wipe warmers to convertible cribs is researched, studied, researched some more. Nothing ever seems clean enough, organized enough, or safe enough for that monumental date looming ahead.
Yes, it’s the Nesting Syndrome. One of the more humorous symptoms of pregnancy, it is also basic, natural instinct. Animals carefully build their nests in order to protect their babies from inclimate weather, predators and other hazards. We do the same, in our own fashion. And because we are human, we build our nests in a way that is pleasing to our eye. A major part of nesting is setting up the nursery… choosing a crib, crib bedding, and accessories that really appeal to us, and reflect our lifestyle and home. And never has there been such a wide variety of styles, textures, and colors available for baby bedding as there is in today’s world. So, enjoy, explore, and nest away!!