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Nesting: Getting The Baby’s Room Ready For The New Arrival

December 1, 2014

When you’ve got a new arrival on the way, one of the most exciting parts of the whole process is getting their room ready. Of course, it’s not always easy to be sure what it is that you can do in order to make sure that your new baby’s room is really perfect. In order to make sure that you’re all set up for the new addition to your home, here are some things that you can do to make sure that your baby’s room is all ready.


Pick a colour scheme


baby, bed, blue


Now don’t worry, this isn’t going to be some kind of “make sure to paint it blue if it’s a boy and pink if it’s a girl” situation. There’s no reason why your child’s gender should have any impact on what colour their room is. Instead, you should think about colours that will make the room feel bright but also relaxing. After all, you want it to be a place where you and your baby and play and spend time together, but you also want it to be a calming space where they’re happy getting some much-needed rest. Subtle, pastel colours are often the best bet for the kind of colour scheme that really works for creating the sort of atmosphere that you want for your baby’s room.


Make sure it’s warm enough


One of the biggest concerns that parents have is making sure that their baby is the right temperature. After all, no one wants to spend their time in a drafty room, and that goes double for a baby. Make sure that the room is properly insulated and that you have double glazing fitted in the windows. Not only that but if you get some Montgomery made to measure curtains, then you can add an extra layer of cosiness to it. Plus a nice, thick set of curtains is a great way to block out any unneeded night when it’s baby’s nap time.


Have plenty of storage space


Baby's Knitted Mobile


You might not think this considering just how small they are, but babies come with a heck of a lot of stuff. From the sheer volume of clothes that you’ll need, as well as nappies, wipes, toys, and everything else, you’ll find yourself running out of storage space incredibly quickly if you’re not careful. Make sure that you have plenty of places in your baby’s room where you can store things neatly so that they’re not constantly spilling out onto the floor. The last thing you want is to be trying to sort out your baby and to end up tripping over a loose nappy or toy.


Get the stressful stuff done well in advance


When you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to think about is big, hefty, interior design jobs. Instead of letting those kinds of jobs pile up right near the end of your pregnancy, get them out of the way as soon as possible when you’re not feeling quite so big and exhausted. Things like painting the room, building furniture, or figuring out how it’s going to be arranged, are much better off sorted out early on in your pregnancy. Not only that but it’s definitely a good idea to get a lot of help from your partner. You certainly don’t want to be doing any heavy lifting while you’re pregnant.


Give them room to grow


Full Length of Boy Sitting on Floor


One of the things that just about every parent realises very quickly is just how quickly your little ones grow. You might think that they’ll be your little baby forever but before you know it they’ll be walking, talking, and heading off to school! Because of this, it’s a good idea not to commit too heavily to giving your child’s room a baby’s theme. Sure, there are plenty of things that you can do to make it comfortable and welcoming for a new baby, but you should also be ready to allow the room to grow alongside them. Plain coloured walls are often a great idea because they can suit a child of just about any age. By giving them a room that can grow with them, you can make sure that your child always feels like they have a space in the house that’s all their own.


Of course, the most important thing is that the room is a place where they’re going to feel comfortable and happy. Don’t sweat the small stuff too much and focus on making sure that your baby is going to feel happy and comfortable in their room whether they’re playing or settling down for a nap.

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