The nursery is the first room you will design for your baby, and no doubt it will be an exciting process. However, with plenty of choices and ideas you can do, it can be overwhelming too. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new parent or an experienced one; we just all want the best for our child.
Setting up a nursery can be stressful, and with the stress and tension in the pregnancy, it can be challenging. Fortunately, we can help you through this guide with the much-needed tips you need. Continue reading below for the best nursery for your baby.
Plan and Decorate Ahead Of Time
Preparing your home for the arrival of your baby will take time. Together with your job or everyday tasks, time can pass by quickly. Sooner than later, you won’t even realize that it is time to get birth, and you are still not physically ready for it. Aside from that, pregnancy will enable changes in your body making you less mobile and have a hard time going out and moving things around. With the help of your partner or family member, you should plan and decorate ahead of time.
To efficiently plan, there are a couple of things you should bear in mind. The first is, focus on one task at a time. It might be tempting to jump from one task to another, but this will only lead to many unfinished things. What you can do is delegate and communicate thoroughly with other people that can help you to get more things done. Create a schedule and budget and follow it strictly.
Choose Furniture and Equipment Carefully
If there is one task you should do thoroughly, it would be choosing your baby’s furniture. You can drown in the sea of options for aesthetically pleasing furniture. There are themes you can follow, multiple designs, and color choices. However, your first focus should be on the safety and comfort of your child.
Before buying, ensure that you research first about the item you want to get. If you go to Baby & Co’s website, you can see various prams, car seats, and mattresses and their reviews. You can also search parent groups, blogs or ask for referrals for some of the best items fellow parents use. When looking for furniture and baby equipment, ensure that:
- It meets all safety specifications.
- Easy to arrange and clean, and eco-friendly.
- It has excellent features, specifications, look and feel.
- Check if it can be multi-functional and serve many purposes.
- It can be budget-friendly and be cost-effective.
Pay Attention To Light and Temperature
Infants are still in the adjusting period, and to make the transition better, you should provide them with a womb-like environment. The more at ease they will be, the happier and soothe they will feel. The experts recommended a darker room most of the time, especially when they sleep. If you can, install lights that have more lighting options. If not possible, you can opt for blackout blinds or dark color curtains.
It is also important to maintain the desired temperature for babies. Overheating can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), especially in newborn babies. It is suggested that babies sleep in a room temperature between 68° and 72°F (20° to 22.2°C). Ensure that the ventilation in the room is good and the humidity levels are appropriate to avoid illness. Add an air humidifier, air conditioners, or even fan to your shopping list.
Mind The Space And The Storage
Throughout their growth, your child will accumulate so much stuff. From clothing, blankets, nappies, hygiene essentials, milk, and milk bottles, everything should be accessible and in the room. As they grow, they will also have books, toys, and many more things. When decorating, make as much space and storage as possible. Opt for spacious drawers, furniture with storage, and plenty of crates for all of their stuff. Lastly, your baby will eventually need space to crawl and play into. A good tip is to keep an open space, whether in the middle or corner and put a rug to prepare for it.
Whatever you choose, go for the high-quality one. You don’t need to spend a lot of money and break your bank. With proper planning and research, you can certainly find the best item that you can afford. Follow this guide, and we can ensure that you are a step closer to having the best nursery for your baby. One last thing to remember is, don’t be too hard on yourself, the parenthood journey will never be perfect. Breathe and good luck!