This is a great FAQ-type piece on buying furniture for your nursery. Especially during such a busy time, simple guides like this make the task a whole lot easier to manage.
For the pieces that are really necessary, they suggest a crib, dresser/changing table, extra storage, and a glider. Little bookshelves, a toy chest, and a side table for the glider are also optional.
In terms of timeline, they recommend ordering furniture 8-12 weeks before you want it to arrive. As with standard furniture, there can be major delays in availability so planning ahead will ensure that your baby’s room is set up before he or she comes home. That said, if the gender is a surprise, the expecting couple can make special arrangements with the furniture store to deliver after arrival, or there’s always the option of going neutral.
Read the full article here: Everything You Wanted to Know About Buying Nursery Furniture