You will of course excited with the prospect of your new bundle of joy entering the World, you can’t wait to get them safely home and into their beautiful room to start their life. The question you have to consider is how best to set up the room for your baby, from toys, clocks, lights, furniture, cots, decoration and safety there is a lot to consider. With this in mind here are some top tips to help you set up your baby’s room in the best way possible.
Don’t Forget Yourself
Whilst it may be exciting to plan the room around your new bundle of joy, it is important to remember that you will be spending almost as much time in there as baby and you need to make sure that you plan for it. One great idea for baby’s room is to create a parent-station within it, a small table, a lamp and a comfortable chair, a rocking chair if you can. There will be countless hours spent in this room while your baby is asleep and you need to make sure that you will be comfortable too.
Colours for Life
The traditional blue for a boy and pink for a girl idea is fading however when you plan the colour or style choice for your baby’s room, remember who you are doing it for. It is highly unlikely that your baby cares whether you opt for pastel free or nightshade yellow in their room so the decoration is on you. Because of this, you need to make sure that you are truly happy with your design ideas, changing the room or redecorating within the first years of your baby’s life are something that you do not want to do so make sure you stick with a cloud scheme that you will be happy with for a while.
Health and Safety
Away from the exciting colour picking stage it is imperative before you start decorating or setting up the room that you consider some health and safety options. Things like where is coldest part of the room and is there enough air coming through, check for damp in the room to make sure your baby will be safe in the room. Also consider the proximity to your room and if it has to be farther away then takes steps to make sure that you are within an earshot of your baby. Another consideration is to childproof sockets and windows, they are’t going to be that small forever and once they get on the move their hands and fingers will be everywhere.
Plan the Layout
Within your baby’s room you are going to need a cot or crib, a changing table, a chest of drawers for all of the clothes that baby will have and for changing equipment. Make sure that you have enough space in the room for everything that you need, there is nothing worse than having to constantly head to other rooms for things that you need or cluttering up your baby’s room with the things you don’t have space for.