25Sep
2014
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nursery

Expecting Your First Child? Learn How To Create An Amazing Nursery!

One of the best things that can ever happen to you is becoming a parent. Being responsible for someone is beyond compare, especially if that someone is a small baby! Even when your child gets older, they will still come to you for help and support as they grow up.

 

If you are one of those lucky people that is expecting a child soon, your thoughts will turn to creating a nursery for your little one. Some parents have their babies in a bassinet or Moses basket beside their beds for the first three or so months.

 

But your child will soon need to have his or her own room – a nursery. Are you are unsure how to create an amazing nursery for your little bundle of joy? If so, today’s handy guide will show you some practical tips on how to do so!

 

Gender-specific or gender-neutral?

 

One of the questions that parents ask is whether they should opt for a specific or neutral theme for their baby’s nursery room. It’s pretty easy to style a nursery for either option.

 

Are you are planning to have more children in the future? If so, it makes sense to leave it gender-neutral as you won’t know the gender of your future children!

 

Opt for calming and soothing colors

 

When you prepare your nursery for your baby, one of the things that you have to do is paint the walls and ceiling.

 

Some folks decide to leave the walls white, as they serve as a blank canvas for when they want to change the color later. But others prefer to use paint colors as part of their nursery theme.

 

Whatever color you choose, make sure it is a calming and soothing one. You can thank me later for that tip when you discover the color doesn’t give your child bad nightmares at night!

 

Stay safe

 

There are plenty of cribs available to buy. The one you get for your child should be of sturdy construction and safe. The same rules apply for the mattress too.

 

Also, you should ensure that the mattress is firm and of high quality. You don’t need to go overboard here! Just buy a decent mid-range mattress.

 

Consider reading reviews from other parents of cribs and mattresses before you buy. They can help you to form part of the decision-making process.

 

Decorations

 

You pretty much have a limitless choice on what decorations should adorn your child’s nursery. From princess dolls to amazing feature walls, you are only limited by your imagination here!

 

Just make sure you have essential items of furniture in your nursery before you buy decorative items for it.

 

Bedding

 

It’s important that your baby is as comfortable as possible in their new nursery. They are growing all the time. The last thing you want to do is give them bedding for their crib that could cause skin problems!

 

Buy the softest bedding that you can for your baby’s crib.

 

Thanks for reading today’s nursery guide!