So it’s getting close to that time when your new bundle of joy will soon be making an appearance, and you are probably planning and preparing the nursery for bub. Like any other aspect of bringing a new human into the world, you will want to make a safe and secure place for bub to begin life. For the first three months, you and baby will be spending a lot of time at home in the nursery so you will want to ensure that you create a space that you feel comfortable in. Here are some important things to think about when building your nursery.
Keep It Spacious
In the excitement of planning and buying the new things for the baby, you might be tempted to overstock the room with furniture. You will probably also have heaps of people wanting to give you pieces of furniture that they are no longer using in their own nurseries. While it might seem like a good idea at the time, it’s better to keep the room as spacious as possible, for a few reasons. One reason is that you will want to have a good air flow in the room, especially around the cot. Another is that you will want to have space to walk around the room at night while you are nursing bub back to sleep. Cluttering up the room will make it less inviting to be in, so go for the basics, such as a cot, change table and rocking chair, and add other furniture as you need it.
Use Non-Toxic Paints for Walls
If you are planning to paint the walls go for non-toxic paints, such as ones with low or no VOC (volatile organic compounds). One thing you don’t want to expose your new baby to is toxic fumes, so try and use the right paint, and ensure that you have painted and aired the room out long before baby makes an appearance.
When it comes to choosing linen and bedding for the new baby, go organic wherever possible. These days, there are a number of different organic cottons on the market, which are all natural, and will ensure that there are no nasties near your baby. So why not splash out and buy the organic cotton sheets to ensure that baby gets the best start possible.
Make it Secure
Peace of mind is one thing that every parent is looking for, especially if you have recently become a parent, and are learning the ropes of how to care for this new human. One way to get a little bit of extra peace of mind is to install a good security system in your home. Different companies have different systems to suit any premises, so make sure you choose a reputable company such as Stylewise Security to advise you on the best one for you.
Stock Up on the Basics
The thing about babies is that while they are really small, they still seem to need a lot of stuff. Prepare your nursery by stocking up on all the basics and ensuring that you have enough of the creams, nappies, clothes and singlets to get you through the first month, so you don’t have to make late night trips to the shop.
Are there any other things that you can think of that you would like to have in your nursery? Make a design of your nursery and decide what you have and what you need to get.