Are you a First time mother? Do you want to get ready with the basic child space or Nursery that will ease you when the baby is born and help you to spend quality bonding time with him/her. .The following basics can guide you to create the space for you and your baby a hassle free and relaxing space.
While planning in the existing layout these strategies and ideas will work good for you. Using strategies initiated by your personal routine is the key to a well-functioning nursery.We Have segregated here the basic room layout based on the daily routine activities in a baby room.
Changing Area: Baby's safety is the first priority. While using bed as a changing area it is ideal to have all the necessary items in arm’s reach so that you don’t have to take a eye and hand off the baby. Keep Necessary items like hand-sanitizer, lotion, diapers, clothes, wipes etc near to the bed in either side of the bedside table with drawers or can buy these kind of trolleys online ….. If you think you can invest in chest of drawers which can be used to store more items in a segregated manner for now and later can be used for keeping toys games and other kids items, just do it! You need a bin for diaper trash and separate bin for dirty clothes which can be useful during changing time. An efficient layout makes for fast changes to prevent a fussy, squirming baby without compromising his safety.
Sleeping Area: Until becoming Mom you might not have good sleeping routine and might not felt any need of setting up the proper environment for good sleep. Now getting to know about this may help you later .Getting your baby in the mood for sleep is critical. Sending the right cues will make this process much easier, you can sit on a comfortable chair read stories,or sing songs, it’s great if are buying a rocker for those difficult times when the baby is giving hard time to sleep and you too also want a nap or relax while rocking the baby . It’s just as important to make this a comfortable place for you; you may be spending a lot of time in there. It’s ideal to put a pouf or big cushion under your feet.
It will be good if you can place the chair near to some shelf or counter with accessible books. As the baby grows older this can help you to have cozy, relaxing mumma and baby time. Don’t forget to use dimmer light or table lamp as this will help baby to soothe down and give a cue that it is the time to sleep.If you want to place a crib try not to put it near to the window. As light will not allow them to sleep and also the air-draft is not safe for the little one.
If the changing area ( which can be bed )is near the window .This will keep the little one busy and giving him/her the opportunity to receive the natural light between their sleep times.
Using of black out blind can serve a boon . As it helps the baby to sleep faster and for long hours. Some babies gets cranky and crying when they don’t get good sleep. Setting up this kind of dim light space even during the day time will make them sleep better .
Clothes storage dresser or the wardrobe: You need a Wardrobe or a part of your already existing Almirah, for keeping their different sizes of the clothes or other daily used items which you might have got in your baby shower.To store and organize it in baskets, organizers and small bins can serve the purpose in a hassle free way. Keep different size of clothes in different baskets or in one use seggregators .Different Baskets can be used for Shoes & Accessory, Toys & Teeters, Lotions & First Aid, accessories, Diapers & Wipes,baby sheet and bath towels. The items which you need near to changing area can be kept in the side drawer of the bed or you can buy plastic drawer organizer from online .It’s available on amazon.in too.The items which you don’t need for this immediate purpose can be kept in your wardrobe with some bins or baskets .So it can easily be take out and kept again as per the requirement.
Play area: You can use toy bin to keep the toys or if you already have a open shelves it will serve good purpose of keeping it and using it whenever child want can access on their own too. Place a comfortable rug or play mat(washable) in the kids play area . Ensure that the kids bed or crib is not close to the toy area as this can distract them while getting into the sleep. As soon as you leave the space they might get up and start playing Make the play are a near to the window as this will give enough natural light and make them active during the play.
As everybody has different requirement the important thing is the segregation and keeping similar category of items together using bins ,basket or organizers .There all lot of different kind of organizers are available online .you can check as per your requirement and space available. Because as a mother you know the best what is best for your child.
Few important points to consider while doing up the space for baby.
1. Don’t get the baby room or any part of the house painted long time before or after the baby is born as it contains harmful VOC’s.
2.Using contrasting colors like black and white where child sleeps or looks frequently ( May be in one small area) stimulates child's brain .If you want to experiment with other colors dark blue with pastel yellow, or darker brown with light green. Avoid using too many bright colors . As this can distract the child.
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