When it comes to decorating your baby’s nursery, there are many things to consider – which is one of the many things to plan when you are about to bring a new baby into the world. In fact, when you start planning the decorating process, you don’t want to be too far into your third trimester because this will take a lot of organizing and planning, which will take plenty of time. You don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute to decorate and organize the baby’s room since you have so many other things to prepare for at that point. Let’s take a look at 5 things to consider when you are decorating your baby’s nursery right now:
Pick A Theme – When you are in your second trimester, there is a good chance you already know that you are having a boy or a girl. Technology nowadays is quite advanced that there is very little room for error. However, there are plenty of couples that prefer to be surprised and even though finding out the gender of the baby is accurate through the modern ultrasounds, nothing is still 100 percent. This means you may want to be safe by choosing a neutral theme. That is unless you are confident that you absolutely know what you are having because the technician saw the baby’s gender with 100 percent accuracy. With that said, you will want to choose an appropriate theme for the nursery such as a zoo theme, or a safari theme, or just decorations with pastel colors. Those are neutral themes that work the best with either gender. Again unless you know for a fact what you are having, the last thing you want to do is choose a princess theme for the nursery if you believed you were having a girl and find out that you were having a boy all along. Or, that you believed you were having a boy and you have a baseball theme set for the nursery, and the baby ends up being a girl!
Keep Everything Easily Within Reach Of The Changing Station – You will want to make sure that anything that you will need when you are changing the baby is easily accessible. This means you will want to make sure that you place blankets, burp rags, sleepers or clothes, diapers, creams, wipes, and bags to use when disposing of the diaper right by the changing station. That is because you don’t want to get up while the baby is being changed and risk the baby rolling over and falling while you are getting an item that is at the other end of the room. Here is also another tip, don’t buy a change table. They are a waste of money! Use the dresser top and get a portable change pad that comes with diaper bags, or you can get an independent change pad that is meant to be placed on any surface if you prefer.
Don’t Allow Clutter To Build Up – Keep the nursery as clutter-free as possible by organizing areas in the room to place items in when they are not at use. The last thing you would want to encounter is tripping on items when you are tending to the baby in the middle of the night for a feeding.
Use Washable Paint Or Wallpaper – The last thing you will want to deal with is struggling to wash poop or spit up stains from the wall by the crib. Remember that the baby will eventually find a way to take the diaper off and smear the poop on the walls by the crib, or will spit up in the crib and will get the hands dirty, which will cause the same situation to happen. Walls that end up becoming stained. That means you will want to only use paint or wallpaper that is washable!
Never Put The Crib Near The Window Or Only Get Cordless Blinds – This is a safety issue! You will not want to put the crib right by the window if the size of the nursery allows you to keep the crib away. However, if you must put the crib near the window then only get cordless blinds so that there is no risk of the baby getting the cord around the neck. Or, you can always tie the cord up that will be away from the baby’s reach. With these tips, you can utilize them early on and organize the nursery for the baby well ahead of time so you are not scrambling to do so at the last minute.