Are you expecting a baby? Congratulation ! Are you a future parent wishing to set up a cozy cocoon? Arranging a baby room is actually not difficult at all. But what furniture will your baby really need? What is important when setting up this bedroom? And how to easily transform an empty room into a practical baby room where you will feel comfortable? Here are 7 tips and tricks, advice but also inspiration so that all this time of preparation and waiting is not stressful and also to avoid too expensive bad purchases.
1 – Anticipate the layout of the baby’s room
Are you thinking about how to arrange your future baby’s room when it is not planned for right away? Yet you do well to think about it. It may seem very early, but for expectant mothers, as the pregnancy progresses, it becomes more and more difficult and tiring to make extended purchases. Therefore, it is wise to get started early enough. Your offspring is not there yet but it is better to anticipate. Your baby won’t need much in the first few months of life. Still, there’s a lot to think about and plan for, because your baby will grow into a toddler sooner than you think. And with that, the requirements for furniture and equipment also change. If you keep all this in mind before setting up your baby’s room, you will save yourself effort, work and also money.
2 – Personalize the baby’s room without much effort
You want to create the ideal bedroom, the most tailor-made possible, exactly adapted to your child so that he feels perfectly at ease there. Know that it is not always necessary to choose a pink wall or wallpaper with racing cars. Because it may very well not appeal to your child when he grows up. It is better to choose a backdrop of light and warm shades. This way you create a comfortable climate in the room. Pastel or natural tones are particularly suitable. They are not too bright and can therefore be easily combined with colors of furniture and accessories, which will be in brighter colors. Then it doesn’t take much, and your baby’s room becomes a jungle or a castle! You don’t need to repaint everything for this. Speaking of which, if you use paint, be sure to choose harmless paints that will not harm your baby’s health. Allow time to ventilate the room, let it dry and above all let the smell of the paint go away.
3 – Choose the right bed for your baby
What are your cot needs? Is the height-adjustable bed base essential? At first, this has the great advantage, when your baby is not yet moving independently, of being able to put him to sleep in an elevated position so that you do not put too much strain on your back when you pick him up in your arms and when you lay him in the her bed. Later, when your baby is able to pull himself up using the bars, you just have to lower the bed base further to prevent him from falling out of the bed when he tries to get up. If you do not yet know where your baby will sleep at first, you can also choose a model with wheels. The bed can be in the room where you are during the day and in your bedroom or baby’s room at night. Some bed models grow with the child, so you can use the bed even after your baby has grown. This is of course a real advantage. If your child no longer needs protective bars, your cot can be converted into a junior bed quite easily. It doesn’t matter which bed you choose, but always pay attention to safety. In addition to top quality materials, the bed you choose must above all meet standards in order to allow your baby to sleep well.
4 – Make the changing area pleasant and practical
The changing table is usually an integral part of a baby’s room. Your newborn will spend a lot of time there. Lying on his back and sometimes grumpy when changing clothes, your baby will be delighted to be distracted by a garland of flags or a mobile. The whole thing is to fix it above the changing table in his field of vision – but out of his reach, which will ensure a welcome distraction and a fun activity. Older babies, on the other hand, will also be happy to have a little toy they can keep busy with while their diaper is changed. You can also install a music box, especially if you establish a ritual in the evening. You can also have a night light. There are some that go out on their own after a while. A closed diaper pail or a trash can next to the changing table can complete the layout of your baby’s room.
Ideally, your changing table will consist of a chest of drawers with a removable tray. This way, you can continue to use the furniture after the diaper phase. When buying, make sure that the height dimension of the cabinet roughly matches your height so that you can change diapers in a position that suits you.
5 – Create a cozy corner in your baby’s room
During the first months of your baby’s life, you will spend a lot of time breastfeeding or feeding him. Many babies tend to doze off briefly while drinking. To make the situation as comfortable as possible for both of you, parent and child, it is important to create a cozy corner in your baby’s room. Often you will also be sitting there to calm your baby when he wakes up during the night or just to cuddle him. The possibilities range from a comfortable chair or armchair to a comfortable sofa or even a bed to stretch out on. A slightly raised seat makes it easier to get up with your baby in your arms, and padded armrests also help you find the most comfortable position for bottle-feeding or breastfeeding. The rocking chair has also proven itself.
6 – Adapt the lighting in your baby’s room
Make sure there are several light sources in the room. A floor or wall lamp can bathe the room in dim light when breastfeeding, bottle-feeding or changing diapers at night. There are also night lights. These can help put your baby to sleep and allow you to find your way around the room in the dark without having to turn on a brighter light.
7 – Make your baby’s room a clean and peaceful place
At first, your baby won’t need much. You will probably be able to store everything you need for clothes and toiletries in the changing table. You can install a closet or wardrobe because you can temporarily store other things there that are not directly related to the baby. Plus, you can immediately make sure the closet matches the rest of the nursery furniture in color and style, and save yourself the hassle of buying and assembling it later. Then keep in mind that a clean room will bring calm and serenity to your baby.