When designing a nursery as a first-time parent, many are unaware of all the necessities that babies have, and have a difficult time adapting the existing space to their very specific needs. From painting the nursery walls, to what products to include, to meet your newborn’s specific needs, we have plenty of pieces of advice below.
Identify the essential nursery areas
Starting this journey means that you first have to have a clear idea of what areas you should set up. Experienced parents emphasize the importance of six areas: a sleeping space, a changing and dressing space, a storage and organizing space, a nursing, feeding and soothing area, a play space, and ultimately, the nursery’s décor. Pick the sleeping area with safety in mind. Find a study flat space on your floor. It shouldn’t present any imperfections or dents. Choose a crib that perfectly fits in that space. There shouldn’t be anything else present in the crib beside the baby. Not toys, not anything else. Tight-fitting sheets, exclusively, as these reduce the risk of SIDS. When it comes to the play area, a pack-and-play bassinet will work wonderfully. Also, consider investing in a baby swing for the nursing and soothing area. There are available various baby swing coupons that you can use for discounts. The changing and dressing space should be designed in such a manner to allow you an easy access to all changing essentials. Invest in a changing pad to keep everything clean and easy to clean. Diapers, diaper cream, baby wipes, their onesies, these should all be easy to reach.
Storage and organization matters
To get the most out of the closet, install some smaller shelving options inside. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives, and depending on your budget, you will most likely find something that successfully suits it. Some of the best pieces of advice for first-time parents would be to install built-ins and hanging storage shelves. These will increase the available storage space and will make organization easier. Baby-sized hanger and rubber stackable bins make a perfect choice for those parents that look forward to bring organization to a whole new level. Over the door shoe organizers will also help and are just perfect for those baby-sized shoes.
Pay attention to décor elements
All décor elements should be safe enough to be around babies, but also stimulate their senses. During this time of their lives, they learn by hearing and feeling a lot, and promoting this in a healthy and active fashion is the best strategy you could implement. Search for sensory toys and décor elements in dedicated stores, as the offer is a more expanded one and the safety levels highly appropriate for such purposes.
These are some simple strategies you could implement for proper results when it comes to designing the room of your newborn baby. Make sure that you make things easier for you and safe and comfortable for your baby. It will help you, in the long run, more than you expect.