What are the things to consider when planning your newborn baby’s room?

By: - 17th December 2018
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All mothers and fathers dedicate themselves to give a great welcome to the new member who is about to join the nest. Just as ensuring the good health and the safety of the baby since the day of conception, everything needed for the baby after her arrival is also well prepared. As the day of delivery draws closer, the mother and the father make sure that baby’s clothes, toys, and other necessities are already at hand. Also, since the room that used to be for just the mother and the father is also going to be inhabited by the baby, they will be working on rearranging the room according to the baby’s requirements.

A new baby is the treasure of the parents. Therefore, great care is given to the safety and wellbeing of the baby. The room that is prepared for the baby needs to be in a place where the mother and the father as well as others in the family can keep an eye on. Household work is endless. With the newborn’s arrival more work adds on. In most cases, only the mother stays with the little darling during the day. Since this entails the mother to be managing a lot of work on her own, it is better for the protection of the baby and the ease of the mother to choose a room where she can easily check on.

Prepare a room for your little darling, which gets plenty of air only on one side, gets good sunlight, and is quiet.

It is also important to decorate the room. The mother and the father have to decide if the baby’s room is going to be simple and calm or else bright and attractive. When arranging the room, you need to pay attention to the colours. Researchers have found that the colours that are chosen for the infants’ rooms, which they will be seeing very often, can powerfully influence their minds in the long term. For an example, infants who are exposed to a lot of green usually have more of an attraction towards nature.

When decorating your baby’s room, it is beneficial to use cool colours—light colours—such as pink, light blue, light green, gray, and white. Child psychologists say that these colours induce calmness and relaxation while colours like black, brown, and red induce chaotic, restless feelings.

When choosing curtains and bed sheets, give more prominence to light colours. Especially using light coloured bed sheets makes it easy to spot any ants or other insects on the baby’s bed.

Keeping colourful pictures and toys in the baby’s vicinity is helpful for baby’s cognitive development. Therefore, the parents can decorate the room in an attractive way. There are a multitude of decorative items and pictures that you can buy from the shops to decorate the room. However wouldn’t it be great to do your own DIY projects as well? You can make decorations with colourful paper. As the internet is full of things you can do, you really don’t need any prior experience.

You will also have to furnish the room you are preparing for the little one.

Especially when you are buying a cot, consider the safety and the comfort. If you are going to put the baby to sleep in the cot, keep it very close to your bed so that it’s easier for you to feed the baby at night and also to keep an eye on him. Also, keep baby’s clothes in a cupboard in the room.

Also, remember to keep a comfortable chair in the room. This isn’t of course for the baby but for the mother. It’s for the mother to comfortably sit and breastfeed the little darling.

You will need a clock in the room and also a bucket with a lid to put your baby’s dirty clothes. As we need to take good care of our sweet babies, it is important to arrange the room in a way that it is a safe haven for them.

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