Designing a Space for a Newborn

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Congratulations! It is time to make a nursery at home to take care of your new baby. Designing a nursery is like creating a guest room and playroom as one, but it has some crucial elements you must take into consideration. You will want to babyproof the room for safety and make sure you know exactly what all you will be putting in the room. We have comprised a list of four essential elements to consider when designing your new nursery. Let’s take a look!
 
Designing a Space for a Newborn: 
 
  • Boy or Girl Themed
To begin with, who are you creating the room for, a boy or a girl? You will want to use the primary blue or pink themed rooms to highlight the space and add character. If you chose to go with paint, try to find a low-volatile organic compound to keep chemicals low to protect your baby. Wallpaper is another great option because it can easily be cleaned and maintained. 
 
  • Furniture
You will need to have extra storage in the room for all the essentials. If the room has a closet, stock it with blankets, diapers, and rags to clean up messes. You will also want to have a crib where the baby can sleep safely as well as invest in a rocking chair or a place for you to sit with your infant. Another investment you may want to consider is a changing station or changing table. Keep in mind having a trash can near, and diapers close. If you get curtains, make sure they are not a tripping hazard and are well secured.
 
  • Play Space
The room should have an area where your child can play and crawl around the space. You can keep a toy crate near but always remember to clean up the area after use. You do not want any tripping hazards in your baby’s room. You should probably invest in a rug or mat if the ground is hard surfaced, so the baby has a soft ground to play on when he/she is out of there crib. Stuffed animals, toys and books can all be stored in the play bin or on nearby storage compartments. Also decorating the room can be fun, so feel free to make the atmosphere welcoming for you and the child as well with cute pictures and a place for you to sit.
 
  • Baby Proof
You need to make sure the room is babyproofed. Keep the area clean, so there are no accidents. If you want to keep cleaning agents near to clean up a mess, make sure the products are baby-friendly and potentially all-natural. All unused outlets need covers, and sharp corners on furniture should be covered or not in the room at all.
 
Getting ready for a new family member is exciting. Have fun in creating your new child’s room but remember safety is vital. You should secure rugs and invest in a baby monitor as well. These are all great ways to make sure your child is safe and happy.

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