So your baby is on its way! Then it’s time to bring out your creative skills and delve into planning your baby nursery. Some of the following information can really come handy helping you create harmony and a feeling of well-being- this will be after all, the spot where your baby will be spending a lot of his or her time. It is a great opportunity for you and your partner to spend time together, sharing and exchanging ideas for planning and decorating this new room.
What colors should we use?
Well, you might be intrigued to know that at first, newborns see the world in monochrome, specifically in shades of black, grey and white. As their sight develops they begin to see other colors. You can imagine the joy and excitement a baby feels as the world slowly begins unfolding in front of its eyes in all its colors. Whilst red if the first color they see after their spell of time in a monochrome world, using the color red is not advisable as it is far too strong for the baby’s eyes and they tend to find it confusing. Instead opt for pastel, smudged colors; shades of purple, blue, green and pink.
Teach them with their eyes
Create an inspiring nursery, which will constantly draw the fascination of your child by placing colorful but simple drawing on the nursery wall. Take pictures out of children’s books, cartoon characters, even pictures with words. As your little one grows, the nursery becomes a place of discovery and learning.
Lighting: Create Fresh Moods
Balance the needs of being practical with importance of creating “mood”. Remember your baby is extremely attuned to its surrounding world and something as simple as dimmer switch can be a huge way of altering the atmosphere within the room depending on that which you wish to create for your baby; diffused and relaxing or bright and vibrant. Lampshades can also be a great addition. With all electrical fittings, keep the safety of your baby in mind. They must be installed in such a way that the baby can never reach wires or sockets.
What about furniture?
Of course nicely painted walls and colorful pictures do not complete nursery. You will need to add furniture. You could opt to make the furniture yourself and deepen your involvement in creating that special space for your child’s well being. But what furniture should you add? Why not consider garage sales and car boot sales for second hand furniture? Here a few tips:
·Come up with a budget. This is always helpful and will save you getting carried away and over spending.
·Remember the bedroom should have a theme and style. You can go for the modern or the classic, the country look or kiddy style.
·Think stylish but practical – You might want to ensure you baby nursery has lots of storage space where to put diapers. Perhaps also a reclining table to change diapers.
Baby gender Testing: Preparing before
For those parents wishing to begin preparing the baby nursery as early as possible why not opt for a boy or girl baby gender test? You can find out the sex of your baby by doing a simple urine pregnancy DNA test. With this test, your urine will be analyzed in a laboratory to confirm or exclude the presence of male DNA. Preparing for the nursery before the birth, means that when your baby is born you can spend much more quality time with your baby than hassling over ideas and running around deciding on furniture.