It’s exciting and scary at times expecting your first child. For new parents setting up your baby’s nursery for your little bundle of joy before you bring him or her home from the hospital can be a bit confusing for new parents.
It can be a lot of fun also, so don’t worry. Hopefully, these tips will prove beneficial when designing your new nursery.
Have Easy Access To Everything
As we all know, babies can be very messy! Having things like baby diapers, wipes, covers, laundry baskets, bins for diapers, towels, etc. all as close as possible to the changing table. This will make your life a lot easier when cleaning up or changing your baby. If you need to walk away from the baby while he or she is on the changing table it could be very dangerous. Having the things you need at arm’s length will help you and it will be safer for your baby as you can still hold onto them while grabbing what you need.
Just Have The Essentials In The Nursery
You want to avoid filling your baby’s room with lots of unnecessary items. Consider waking up in the middle of a night and your baby is crying. The last thing you want to do is take your baby up, walk around the room, and trip over a toy. Keeping things stored away and avoiding clutter will help. Having fewer items in the room also allows you to find things that you need easily.
Lighting Is Important
You need your room to be dark even during the day. To make sure your baby gets proper naps during the day you need the room to be dark. Using strong curtains or heavy window shades can help. Your baby will understand after a while that being in the dark means it’s time to go to sleep. This will also help you get your baby into a proper sleeping routine. This is not only good for your baby’s health, it will also allow you to organize your day better. Who knows, you might even be able to get some time for yourself! This doesn’t mean the room has to be completely pitch dark, but the darker the better.
Put A Comfortable Chair In The Nursery
A comfortable chair in your nursery can have lots of benefits. You can sit on it while your baby is feeding and it can be a great place for you to relax, browse the internet on a tablet, and just watch your child.
Get An Air Purifier
Lots of rooms in houses have contaminated air. The nursery in your home may not have been used for some time. The circulation of the air in the room might not be the best. Baby’s immune systems are not that strong and they can easily pick up illnesses. An air purifier can help remove the contaminated air. Some air purifiers on the market can help kill harmful insects like mosquitoes. Malaria alone kills around 750,000 people per year. An air purifier will also help people suffering from allergies and asthma. You can even add a nice fragrance to the air purifier to give the nursery a fresh smell.
Remember, Babies Don’t Mind What The Nursery Looks Like
Designing a nursery can be great fun. Picking a theme, getting printed images on the wall, and putting up new wallpaper. If time is not on your side don’t spend long hours trying to figure out what the baby will like. Baby’s don’t care about the design of the nursery, so don’t cause yourself unnecessary stress. You can easily change the decor as time goes by.
Choose The Right Positions For Your Furniture
Where to put the crib is vital. Make sure that the crib is away from windows and if possible, away from outside walls. Depending on what time of year it is, and what the climate is like in the area you live, outside walls can be cold or even too warm at other times of the year. Take into consideration where light comes into the room and what time. In the morning it is best if the first bit of sunlight goes directly towards your baby. This can help you maintain a routine, as the sunlight will work as your baby’s alarm clock.
Storage Is Key
The more storage the easier life will be with your newborn. Although newborns are small, they require a lot of things. Buy quality shelving units that have lots of storage. The better the quality the longer you will have them for. With any furniture, you purchase, make sure that you make the baby safe. You can anchor the shelves and dressers.
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