So, you have a baby on the way and you have a space for your new baby to sleep – it’s time to get it decorated You may already know this, but a baby needs to sleep in the same room as you for the first six months of their life (for night time and nap time). Still, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get the baby space ready for when you need somewhere to change him, to keep his clothes and to have a bed ready for when he moves into the nursery after six months.
The nursery that you have for your baby is going to be a beautiful, calm and peaceful space. Furnishings from Dreamo Living can help you here, as can Pinterest and a range of other online spaces. You want your baby to have the perfect space – and we’ve got five steps you need to take to make it happen.
The nursery has to have good lighting for night feeds and changes, and it also needs to have plenty of ways to block the light. Black out blinds are popular for nurseries, as it stops the sunshine streaming in and waking him up! So, control the light and add a dimmer switch to the wall as well as blackout blinds to the windows.
- Somewhere Comfortable To Sit
As much as it’s nice to have a comfortable bean bag for your baby (and soon to be toddler), you need somewhere for you to sit! A glider chair is perfect for feeding and rocking your baby to sleep. Pick your chair carefully. There are plenty of wooden rocking chairs, but you need to think of your comfort. A wooden chair won’t be too supportive!
- The Right Storage
You won’t believe how much stuff a baby needs until you have one. The nursery is the perfect place for all of the stuff, from clothing and bedding to blankets and toys. You need to invest in a good storage unit for all of these things, and you can even buy baby hangers for all of his clothes to be put away properly. It’s one of the cutest things to buy for the nursery, as it shows you care about his clothes!
- Something Pretty
Add canvases of you and the rest of the family in the nursery as well as beautiful pictures of scenery and things like rainbows. You want your baby to have plenty of pretty things to look at so that they can feel calm and serene.
- Temperature Control
You need to spend the night in the babies room before you let the baby sleep in it. You need to know it’s the right temperature so that you can make adjustments if it isn’t. The nursery needs to be comfortable; an overheated baby won’t cry, because an overheated baby won’t wake up. Keep the temperature neutral and calm and your baby will be able to sleep well.
The baby nursery is one of the most exciting rooms to decorate – why not get started today?