Room For The Baby: How to Create Space in Your Bedroom
As your family grows with a new baby, you might be considering whether to have your baby sleep in your room or not.
As all new parents know, newborns require constant attention day and night during the first months. Therefore, it’s very common for parents to choose to make room for the baby in their bedroom. This saves you late night walks down the hallway and worrying that you won’t hear when the baby wakes up.
When we talk about sleeping in the same room as your baby, this is referred to as co-sleeping, although many only use this term to refer to parents and children sharing a bed. However, if you have decided to make room for the baby in your bedroom, we’ll give you some tips for creating a comfortable environment.
Room for the baby
A place for everything
The arrival of a baby always brings a certain amount of chaos. However, you’ll need time to establish routines, and create family harmony and learn new parenting techniques.
Consequently, creating order will be your ally. As a result, it’s important to create a place for all of the baby’s things. You can use baskets, boxes, hanging accessories, dividers, and anything else you need to make it easy to keep each item organized.
Small babies can take up so much of your time. Therefore, make it easier on yourself and consider all the things you’ll need most often: diapers, wipes, cream, etc. However, before starting to change the baby, make sure you have everything you need on hand since you can’t take your eyes off them for even a second.
Enhance the space
You can create a beautiful environment and avoid just sticking the crib and changing table in the corner. Paint a pastel colored wall, put up some fabrics to create a space around the crib, and choose simple furniture.
Also, remember that during the first couple of months, your baby won’t need toys. Instead of overcrowding the space, focus on a more subtle decoration that ties in with your bedroom scheme.
Less is more
You may think that newborns need tons of stuff. However, this isn’t true. Try to create room for the baby in your bedroom, but avoid overcrowding it. You want to be able to move freely.
Also, consider that you’ll have to get up in the middle of the night and you don’t want to be tripping over furniture or big stuffed animals. Instead, opt for an open, simple space. In addition, this is more conducive to rest.
Safety is everything
Also, take some time to think about where you are going to place each piece of furniture. There should be no wires or strings near the crib. In addition, avoid putting it near a window or radiator, and secure all shelves to the wall. Children grow fast and curiosity could cause accidents.
Long live all things natural!
When we’re talking about little ones, you need to remember that everything that surrounds them should be as natural as possible. In terms of furniture, always opt for wood that doesn’t have toxic varnish and comes from a sustainable company.
Avoid plastics at all costs because these are harmful to the body and the environment. Also, bedding should be 100% natural cotton since it’s gentle on delicate skin.
Ideally, natural light should pour into the room. Also, getting fresh air into the room for about 10 minutes every day can help maintain a healthy environment. However, at night, use warm, soft, indirect lights to avoid disturbing your baby’s sleep.
When you’re ready to make changes to your bedroom for the baby, remember that we have tips to decorate with everything you need without sacrificing style.