Decisions that come alongside when having a baby are limitless. Although some can be daunting, many online resources can provide you with the help you need; and one of them is building a nursery for your little one. Nothing’s more exciting than preparing your soon-to-arrive baby’s nursery. But before starting your nursery project at home, consider getting the necessary construction safety materials first, allowing you to get to the fun part immediately, which is putting together your little bundle of joy’s special happy place.
To help you out, here are six tips to help you create a nursery that’s safe, simple, relaxing, and an overall space that you can enjoy.
Choose the Right Crib
The crib will be the nursery’s focal point and where your baby will spend most of their time during the earlier years of their lives, so it should be the main investment piece in the room. Although some parents may be hesitant because it’s only a ‘temporary’ item, some kids sleep in their cribs until they are toddlers.
When buying a crib, see if it meets all the US safety standards to ensure you only get the best and safest one for your little one. After all, it’s the one place you’ll often leave them alone in, so it’s worth the peace of mind to invest in a top-quality crib. In terms of design and style, pick a crib that matches your unique taste, and if you plan on having more children, it’s best to keep it gender-neutral.
Pair the quality baby crib with a unique baby bedding; then, you’ve already accomplished the nursery’s showpiece. Choosing a crib bedding can be fun as it allows you to pull in your unique style, giving you a foundation to incorporate a particular theme or color scheme for the nursery.
Plenty of Storage
When having a baby, you’ll notice that the smallest people need the most things, from diapers, toys, to milk bottles, they all need to go somewhere. It’s best to choose storage that can fit your present and future needs. For instance, since your baby won’t be wearing diapers forever, ensure the container you buy for diapers can be used for something else when they pass the diaper phase.
The part that most parents dread is the diapers, and the only way you can make the experience tolerable is by having all essentials within reach in one area, making changing tables a lifesaver. If you have the extra space for a freestanding changing table, ensure you invest in one that can serve other purposes when your baby passes their diaper phase. However, if you don’t have the room, a changing pad is a great option.
A nursery chair is the most crucial aspect in your nursery for you and your baby, and this will be the place where you feed, read, laugh, cuddle, and spend quality time with your baby. Consider investing in a glider or rocking chair as the movement that these provide can help lull your baby to sleep.
Now that you have the functional pieces in the nursery taken care of, you can finally decorate. When it comes to decor, there are no rules. You can fill up space with things that can make you and your baby happy. The nursery should reflect your style, taste, and family.
Take these tips to heart to help you create a nursery that everyone in the family will love, giving your soon-to-arrive baby a special place to spend their first few years in.