It is always best to be prepared in advance, especially before the baby arrives. The nursery is where your newborn will spend most of his time so it should be well-equipped and comfortable for both, the parents and the baby.
There are some key points that you should keep in mind while setting up your baby’s room which will not only make your life easier but since the adjustments would be made in time, you can find the time to focus on other aspects of parenting too. Here are some useful tips for setting up the nursery at home.
- Get enough lighting in the room. Your newborn may spend most of the time in the crib but you would be changing diapers, clothes, and feeding the baby in the same room so make sure the nursery is well lit.
- Make the room spacious enough so that you can manage to do multiple tasks.
- Babies come with lots of stuff so make enough storage.
- Baby spend most of the time looking up so try decorating the ceiling too.
- Bring a comfortable chair and footrest in the nursery so that you can spend some time resting while keeping an eye on your little one.
- Use non-toxic paints to color the walls so that no harmful fumes are left lingering in the room.
- Make a sanitization station in the nursery for cleaning up all the mess. Keep wipes, antibacterial gels, and extra set of diapers.
- After setting up the entire space, make sure there is enough room left in case you need it after the baby arrives.
- Always install blackout curtains or heavy blinds in the nursery. This will help the baby to sleep longer and more comfortably.
Use lighter colors on your walls with contrasting furniture to set up the place and make it look brighter.