If the baby is due on his or her way home, then most probably the mom-to-be and dad-to-be have figured out the need for a separate bedroom for their newest addition. The nursery, as it is usually called, is often one of the favourite places pregnant mothers like to hustle about in, thanks to their nesting instincts. What exactly does a nursery need however? Many new parents flurry about as they try to rehash their storage rooms – or even garages in certain cases – to accommodate the baby. To those new parents, here are the tips you are looking for:
- It is not about the size – the first thing to remember is that you do not need a very large room for your newborn. In most cases, the nursery is what you would later on upgrade with bedroom furniture and transform into your child’s bedroom. However, certain households might have plans to relocate once their children grow old enough, or in more common cases, they would like their children to sleep in the same bedroom. In such cases, the nursery is at best a temporary room, and therefore, it should not necessarily be big. Even half a room can be sufficient if you smartly arrange the basic necessities.
- The essentials – when it comes to the essential additions to the nursery, you should keep in mind to buy the basic articles of furniture such as the crib, the changing table and a cabinet or set of drawers to store the baby’s clothing and other items. Besides these, you could benefit from a night lamp as well as a toy box with some cheap kids toys to let your baby play with once they are a few months old.
- The layout – regardless of whether you have a sizeable room or not for the nursery, the layout of the room is very important. Not because the baby will care, but because you will be wandering about in the middle of the night to attend to your baby, and you do not want random objects to be the cause of your fall, nor to have the essential diapers and wipes feet away from your changing table. Have the centre space of the room empty if possible, because you will be walking about to calm or burp your baby. The changing table should have every item – clothing, diapers, wipes, etc. – within reach.
- The decorations – finally, the last point to remember when it comes to decorating the nursery is that the wallpapers, the colour themes and every other decoration you add to the room will be not for the baby, but for you. Children will voice their likes and dislikes with regards to such things only when they are a few years old; in the meanwhile, decorations will be nothing but something to please you. For more information, please click here.