Getting your baby’s nursery ready can take on a life of its own. Sometimes the task can seem overwhelming with so many products on the marketplace these days. However, it doesn’t need to be when we bring it back to the basics.
The fact is that your little one is going to spend most of their time in the room asleep. So you want to make sure that it’s a perfect environment from them to sleep safely and soundly.
Here are our top 7 tips to follow.
Invest in good blackout blinds that will make the room as dark as possible. These will pay dividend especially if your little one turns out to be a light sleeper!
Ensure the room is completely safe and hazard free by carrying out a risk assessment. Sounds a bit officious but essential for creating a safe haven for your little one and having your own peace of mind. For example, the cot should not be placed near to a radiator or blind cords.
Set up an iPod docking station or similar type of music player so that you can play soothing lullabies and sounds to your little one. These help establish sleep cues that will help your little one (and you) get to sleep.
A few fitted cot sheets and a baby sleeping bag is sufficient bedding to keep your little one snug as a bug. No need to over stock on bedding – you’ll need much less than you think.
Put up a shelf to store soft toys on, so your little one can look at them but won’t be a hazard in their cot. Obviously you can take them down and let them play with them later on. At first, choose one baby comforter that you know is safe and can slowly introduce during your baby’s first year.
Decorate the nursery in pale and calm colours to help your baby relax and shut down from the stimulating world around them. Bright colours help stimulate your baby to develop and learn so keep those for their play time!
Your baby will most likely be alone when sleeping in their cot so you want to make sure that the cot is absolutely safe.
Following these tips should create a perfect environment for your little one to sleep safe and sound.