How to Create a Functional and Comfortable Nursery Room

How to Create a Functional and Comfortable Nursery Room
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    You will be changing many nappies during the day (and night), so a changing station that comprises of a raised surface on which to lie the baby while changing, as well as storage areas, is a big bonus.

    This will save you having to lie the baby on the floor or your bed. You will also have diapers, wet wipes and spare clothes ready at hand, to make the whole process that much easier.

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In the months before welcoming your new baby into the world, one of the things that you need to consider is the nursery room. This is the room where your baby, and mom, will spend most of their time. Therefore, this room is extremely special. You want it to be comfortable, yet functional and overall a welcoming space to be in. So how do you go about creating the perfect nursery room? Here are a few hints and tips to help you get started.

The Basics – Let’s start with the essentials and take it from there.

Crib

Your baby will need somewhere to sleep. New born babies sleep a lot. You may choose to go straight for a crib, but some parents decide to use a carrycot to begin with. The choice is yours. The main thing is that the baby has something warm, safe and comfortable to sleep in.

Changing Station

You will be changing many nappies during the day (and night), so a changing station that comprises of a raised surface on which to lie the baby while changing, as well as storage areas, is a big bonus. This will save you having to lie the baby on the floor or your bed. You will also have diapers, wet wipes and spare clothes ready at hand, to make the whole process that much easier. A changing station can be placed into a corner of the nursery, ideally next to the crib.

Nursing chair

A comfortable chair in which to sit and nurse/bottle feed the baby is a must. You will spend many hours with your baby feeding and this time is very special. You need to be comfortable and rested, so investment in a good chair should be a priority.

Storage

You don’t necessarily need a wardrobe in the nursery, but storage units are a good investment. These can also be used as the baby gets older. You will need storage for baby grows, outfits, socks, hats, bedding and vests.

Bedding

Sheets that are fitted to the mattress are a good idea, as they are easily and quickly fitted, which will be very much needed in the middle of the night. You will also need flat sheets and blankets. One alternative though is a baby growbag, which is pretty much a baby sleeping bag with either poppers or a zip. The benefit of this is that they cannot wriggle under the covers and overheat.

Lighting

It is best to keep lighting soft and neutral. A nightlight is a good choice as you can feed the baby without waking them up, as there is no harsh overhead light to disturb them. There are some really beautiful nightlights on the market, especially made for the nursery room.

Flooring

Although carpet seems a good idea as it is warm and soft to walk on, a better alternative is wooden/laminate flooring. This is because it is easily cleaned or mopped when accidents occur such as a leaked diaper or a baby who has vomited, as these events will happen.

Walls

Keep them neutral and add decorated borders for a splash of color. The beauty of borders is that you can always change them as your baby grows. You can also buy adhesive stencils that do pretty much the same job, so the room can grow as your baby grows.

Accessories

These can include a mobile that hangs over the crib to help stimulate or soothe the baby. Many play a soothing lullaby and come in an assortment of shapes and colors.

A nursery room can also be personalized in the choice of curtains that you choose. Material depicting nursery rhyme characters or pastel shades will help to complement the room as well as help to add warmth and softness.

An assortment of brightly colored crochet blankets will also help to add that homely feel and will be a welcome addition in those cold winter months.

The main thing when considering how to decorate the nursery for your new baby, is to consider the basics that you need and then build on from there. The nursery can also grow with your baby, so by keeping it neutral you can add different accessories and furniture as your baby grows.

The website, thebump.com has a wealth of ideas for you to explore and to inspire you. Be imaginative and work to your chosen budget. If you have enjoyed reading these hints and tips then please share on your Twitter or Facebook. It’s always good to pass on ideas to new parents. Most importantly, have fun in decorating your baby’s nursery room.

Image credit: Baby’s Room, on Flickr

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