When you come home from the hospital, your baby can sleep in a cot, at the corner of your room. As first-time parents, you might not have time to set up the baby’s own space. You may also want the baby closer. But eventually, your newborn will need his or her own room.
Here’s how to build one that’s lovely, safe and functional.
Choose the right size.
The nursery doesn’t have to be big. It should, however, have sufficient room for everything your baby will need. Other than the bassinette, your baby’s room should have a changing table, storage for nappies, singlets, jumpsuits and other clothes, and a chair for when you need to feed your child.
Fix whatever needs fixing.
Before you start choosing colours and calling a custom interior doors maker to create a unique entryway for the nursery, first make sure that it is free from harm. Check windows for any damage. Inspect the ceiling for any potential hazard. And get a service to search the room for pest infestation.
Consider a flexible design.
A flexible design allows you to use the nursery for other things when your baby grows up. Pick furniture that can work with any room. Use a colour palette that will allow an easy transition from baby’s room to any kind of room you need, such as an office or a meditation room.
Your baby’s room should be close to your room.
Your nursery should be near your room so you can respond quickly. If your baby’s room is far from the kitchen, living room, or master’s bedroom, make sure that you have good quality baby monitors installed to keep track of your child.
Your baby will sooner or later will need a room. By all means, make it stylish. But also keep it safe and organised. These will be good for your newborn and you, as new parents.