Next to the bathroom and kitchen, a nursery is among the top contenders for the most important room in your home, and it’s with good reason.
Your precious, loveable newborn will spend a long time in here.
You too, will spend alongtime in here as well due to said baby that needs around-the-clock surveillance and diaper checks.
And, it has the capability to serve as future toddler, maybe even a future child’s room if the cards are played right. That’s a long-run game that’s pretty easy to win under the right circumstances.
Since we could all use a little bit of help every now and then, I wanted to make it easier on you, what with the impending newborn and mountain of questions weighing looming over the horizon and all. I've decided to come up with a good list of tips on how to make sure that you have a smooth nursery setup and the perfect place to let your child live in, so down below are 10 easy steps to set up your baby nursery!
There's nothing that'll send that special shiver down your spine quicker than seeing your baby in danger. That's why safety should be one of, if not the most important, factors you take into consideration when it comes to planning out the room.
Your child is going to spend the majority of their most dependent life period inside of this very room. There will be times when you're not able to keep an eye on your baby twenty-four seven, so it's best to at least have a sound mind knowing that your baby's room is as safe and baby-proof as it could possibly be.
Some ways to keep the room safe include:
Remember, a safe, baby proof room means more peace of mind for you, and a warm environment for the child to grow up in.
In order to have an easy time in your baby nursery setup, you’d find it in your best interests to make sure you have at least thefollowing items:
Among the many other things that fall into the essential category as well, these three could definitely be considered true necessities.
Your baby will definitely be running through as many diapers as it can, regardless of where it is and what time it is, so keeping a changing table in the room where the baby will be based in is a smart idea.
Unless the baby is going to sleep with its parents in their bed all of the time, or in aconvenient bassinet, a crib provides the baby with its own space to grow and develop.
And bedding, amajor factor to take into consideration considering that the baby will spend a good amount of time laying on it. Quality bedding is key!
You’ve sat down.
You’ve planned it out.
You’ve written it down.
You’ve pictured it time and time again.
Now you can actually bring it into fruition!
While planning the layout of your nursery, be sure to keep in mind a few of the following:
As we’ve previously stated before, your baby will be the main owner of the nursery.
You’re the roommate who’s paying rent, and if you want to make it easier on yourself, you might as well make yourself at home.
Maybe you’d like to place a rocking chair near the crib…
Maybe you’re more partial to a couch in the room to give yourself a space to lay down in and catch a quick power nap…
… Maybe you’re just fine with having a nice, soft rug area with a blanket and a few pillows.
I know I would be.
The point is, don’t forget to account for yourself when planning out the room as well. With all of the time that you’re going to be in and out, hanging around, and occupying the room, you need to create a space in there where you can somewhat relax yet still be able to get to the baby with ease.
The crib is one of the key ingredients to a nursery.
Without a good crib, it’s a lot easier for problems to arise with your infant.
But what is a good crib to look for?
A good crib to be on the lookout for is a safe crib. Yes, I know, it’s so exciting to coordinate color schemes and pick all of the cute decorative pieces for the room, but safety is the number one priority since it is for the newborn.
Some things to keep in mind when searching for the perfect crib:
The changing table, another cornerstone of taking care of a newborn.
As you’re searching around for a good changing table, keep some of these tips in the back of your head when making your decision:
Since the baby is going to be constantly laying on something, it's imperative to make sure that that something is as comfortable as possible and as safe as possible!
With the bedding, you can't go wrong if you use these tips below to make your selection:
The fun part you've been waiting for.
You’ve gotten all of the bare necessities down, and the only thing left now…
Is to liven up the room!
With these tips to help you spruce up the room, you and your baby will be enjoying the look of the nursery in no time:
The lighting in your baby’s room is a small yet vastly overlooked component of the nursery.
Here are a few tips on making sure that you have the best lighting you possibly can for your little one:
You've gone through and set everything up.
The crib is in place, the changing table is in order, all of the colorful toys and cute outfits are ready for your little one to arrive.
Now what,’s left to do?
Relax! Enjoy the excitement of welcoming a life into this world and be ready to make a lot of memories.
The adorable moments…
The gross food moments and accidents…
And the diaper war stories!