Joey Lawrence: Raising Daughters Gives ‘Amazing Insight’ Into Women

03/26/2010 at 03:00 PM ET
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With the arrival of daughter Liberty Grace earlier this month, Joey Lawrence has his hands full — of girls!

Between newborn Libby, big sister Charleston, 3 ½, and wife Chandie, the actor tells Pregnancy that he’s been able to glean “amazing insight into what makes women women.”

“You don’t know that much when they’re 15 or 20 or 25,” jokes Joey. “But being able to see one grow up from birth is really amazing. Girls are incredibly intuitive and sensitive.”

Of course, it helps that the actor is a great dad to begin with.

“I couldn’t imagine a man more suited! He’s so sensitive, caring, understanding and patient,” raves Chandie of her husband.

“We’ve known each other since we were 16, and I’ve gotten to see him grow up, as he has me. And to now see him with his daughters — it’s amazing.”

It’s also quite the job! “It’s so much work! It’s incredible how much work it is,” notes Joey. “It’s the most rewarding thing you could ever do, but it never ends!”

“My best friend told me, ‘Parenting is the hardest job you’ll ever love,'” Chandie adds.

Click below to learn all about Liberty Lawrence’s new nursery, courtesy of the woman who put it together!

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“Working with Joey and Chandie has been so much fun,” planner Natalie Klein of Hot Moms Club tells PEOPLE’s Moms & Babies. “They wanted a nursery that was simply sweet — a place they could feel serene in the midst of caring for a new baby and juggling activities with Charli.”

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Natalie’s Top Tips

1) Preparing a nursery can be overwhelming, so Klein suggests nailing down a budget first, then looking online for ideas. Once you know what you want, seek out the best deals, including furniture that will grow with your child. For example, choose a crib that converts to a ­toddler bed and a dresser with an added changing top — both are convenient and economical. For Liberty’s nursery, the Lawrences chose the Gia Collection Crib by Sorelle.

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2) After you’ve researched some ideas, pick a general color scheme using a few shades and an accent color. If you find linens you love, buy the set and create the room around them. “Chandie fell in love with Carter’s Butterfly Flowers bedding,” explains Klein. “From there, the ideas just flew into place.”

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3) Don’t forget presents for dad and big sister! Joey and Charli loved their unique scrubs to help welcome baby Libby. Joey received Daddy Scrubs while Charli was gifted a set from Princess Linens. Charli is also excited to share Chicco’s brand new Cortina Stroller with her little sister.

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To find out what other must-have items are in the Lawrence’s nursery, check out the April issue of Pregnancy, on newsstands now.

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sad on

I sure wish he would grow his hair out. He looks so much better with hair

Carrie Montag on

That double stroller isnt even out yet!

Electra on

I had no idea charleston was a girl. I just assumed she was a he.

Reader on

Anyone know where to purchase that big pink bunny in the 2nd picture? So cute!

Skyler on

Charleston is one pretty little girl.

bonnie on

It is a MiYim Original!

Sue on

are those shoes with her name on them in the 2nd pic? Cute family.

felice on

You wish he’d grow his hair out, and I wish he’d let his eyebrows look a little more manly! Those things are over manicured if you ask me.

kerry on

Does anyone know where to purchase the daddyscrubs – I would love for my husband to wear them in the labor room – too cute!

bonnie on

the shoes are stride rite and daddy scrubs is daddyscrubs.com

CelebBabyLover on

kerry- Just click where it says “Daddy scrubs” in the post. 🙂

Lisa Kanouse on

Charli’s outfits courtesy of Saurette http://www.saurette.net

Chiara on

The hippo in the second photo – that has the stuffed hippo in it – is the MiYim Original. You can purchase it at http://www.chichibean.com! Enjoy.