It’s exciting to expect a new baby, and while you won’t be using their bedroom for them to sleep in for at least six months, it can still make you feel more organised if you have it ready for them to move into. The baby’s bedroom can be used for playtime, feeding time and changing before then, so it will help you to get it ready for the big moving in day. You want to have a bedroom for your baby that embraces warmth, comfort and calmness – the atmosphere is everything when you are putting together your child’s bedroom.
It can be a challenge to fit everything into the bedroom, but if you are organised and smart, you can ensure that this is an easy room to put together. As a first time mother, you want everything to be perfect, from the type of cot to the ready assembled wardrobes to hold all of those tiny and cute outfits you’ve collected. Below, we’ve put together some of the best tips you’ll ever need for organising the baby’s bedroom.
The bedroom that you choose for your baby in your house needs to be one where he or she can sleep well eventually. So, choosing the room away from the main road or any louder noises makes sense. It shouldn’t be the “hot box” room of the house that absorbs all of the sunshine as a baby needs to be asleep at the right temperature. The right insulation is important, and you should ensure that your room is well ventilated, too, as they’ll sleep with you for nights and naps for the first six months.
Well in advance and with the windows open, paint the bedroom that colour that stands out to you. Think calming colours and themes, and add some wallpaper borders or stickers to really give it that baby signature. Make sure that by the time your baby sleeps in their room, there is no paint smell that they are breathing in.
We’ve talked about the wardrobes, but the furniture you choose needs to fit the room without overcrowding it. The cot should have a new mattress with a fitted sheet, and nothing else. Cot bumpers and blankets have no place on a cot and you can read more here about why it’s important that an empty cot is a safe cot. Add a rug and a glider or rocking chair to the room, too, for comfortable feeding. A rug will act as insulation for the room, too.
Storage is a must
Babies may be small, but they need several of everything so that they can poop, puke and dribble to their heart’s content and never run out of clothes. So, invest in good storage baskets for nappies and wipes, creams and baby bodysuits; you’ll need them!
It’s exciting to put together a baby bedroom. All you need to do is ensure that you are organised with it! Once you have it all together, you’ll feel content for the remainder of your pregnancy.
Have you got any tried and tested tips for organising your baby’s bedroom? Let me know in the comments below!
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