Ever since Kate Middleton announced her pregnancy to the world, it seems that her and Prince William have been staying close to the duchess' parents, and why not? After all, the grandparents-to-be likely want to spend more time with their daughter as she anticipates her first child. To ensure they never have to go far when they want to visit with their baby, Michael and Carole Middleton are now building a "granny" flat for the couple, according to the International Business Times.
This means that Middleton and her new family will have a multi-room manor off the main house in Bucklebury, Berkshire, to reside when they visit. Bucklebury is where Middleton grew up.
"It will be in a corner of the seven-bedroom manor's 18 acres at Bucklebury, Berks, and have four garages and a room for the Royal couple's nanny," an anonymous source told Sunday People.
Although Middleton has been hiding her baby bump well, her delivery is expected this summer.
Planning a space for your baby
Chances are, you don't have parents like Middleton who are building you a manor for your new baby. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't put an ample amount of care into the nursery you're designing for your little bundle of joy.
There are a few essentials you'll want to have in your nursery. In addition to the basics such as the changing table and crib, you might want to consider a mobile for infant stimulation. Because you'll be up in the middle of the night due to midnight feedings, SheKnows also recommends a comfortable rocker. Finally, consider bringing in a white noise device, which can soothe your baby to sleep.
What have you included in your baby's nursery in the past? How accommodating have your parents been when visiting? Leave your feedback in the tips section!