When setting up a nursery for your baby, the first thing you would need to do is to decide on the theme of the room – whether you’d like a boy/girl theme or just something gender-neutral.
The furniture and furnishings you put in your baby’s room can vary based on your taste and choices but here are ten essentials you could consider when decorating –
1. BABY COT
– Avoid putting it close to a window or near anything that dangles.
– You may want to consider putting it close to the entrance of the room to avoid tripping over things if you have to go into the baby room in the middle of the night.
2. BABY MONITOR
To monitor activities in the baby room when baby is asleep and you are not in there.
3. SOCKET COVERS
To make the room baby/child proof especially for when baby starts to crawl and discover things.
4. COMFORTABLE CHAIR
A very comfortable chair that you can avail of when spending time with baby in the room
5. A SMALL TABLE
Where you can place things that you use regularly
6. A DRAWER
For keeping baby clothes and other stuff.
7. CHANGING TABLE
A table for changing the baby’s diaper
– Consider having a lamp, dimmer switch or some sort of nightlight for baby’s bedtime.
– Avoid using the main light/switch in the room at nighttime so baby can get used to the difference in daytime and bedtime.
9. WALL DECORATIONS etc….
– You may choose to hang decorations on the wall but avoid hanging them over the baby cot.
– Choose a colour scheme that you want to go with it and co-ordinate the room with it.
– Toys to play with eg. rattles, teddy bears etc…
– Small bin near the changing table
– Diapers, wipes and other baby essentials
10. OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
You will need to ensure that all furniture are properly secured. Ensure drawers are properly fitted and secured from the onset because in no time, baby will be old enough to pull down an open drawer.
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