When it comes to deciding the colour of the nursery, its actually a very important consideration. Colour has the ability to influence the development and behaviour of your new bundle. Its similar to how adults feel in certain rooms, a white room can often feel cold and stark, because a room painted red will be warm and possibly claustrophobic.
For example in a nursery warm colours such as green, deep creams and oranges can feel cozy and stimulate the mind and energize the body. However if you have an energetic child you may want to steer away from further stimulation in their nursery. Yellow is associated with happiness and stimulate concentration and memory, a lovely alternative if you do not yet know the sex of your baby too.
Dark shades should be avoided as although in adults they can have a calming effect on body and mind, for a small person they can feel gloomy and depressing. If you have a child cries a lot in the beginning the darker shades may not help in mood enhancement.
Your babies first thoughts and feelings can be picked up through colour, so its an important first consideration when you come to decorate the nursery.
What should you consider when it comes to furniture? The cot is going to house your child from newborn until they are at least 2-3 years old. Selecting a sturdy cot with good storage space is the ideal. There are many sizes and types available, so shopping around will give you an idea of what you prefer.
As you will be on average changing more than 2400 nappies by your child’s 1st birthday., the changing table should be high on the priorities. Many changing tables are now sat on top of drawers where you can store the nappies and other things needed for a quick, seamless nappy change in the middle of the night. Wipeable and sturdy are must have requirements.
Once you have the basics of a cot and changing table, choosing the rest of the furniture will be down to how much storage you feel your new baby will need. Many new parents choose to have a rocking chair for the middle of the night feeds and a small wardrobe to store all the beautiful clothes which will undoubtedly be given as gifts.
There are more important considerations for a nursery. Many parents like the comfort of being able to check their newborn and baby monitors are now part of the list of requirements for a nursery. From video monitors to simply using sound, they can be a reassurance your newborn is safe, especially when you are a new parent and everything feels scary and unknown.
A new introduction to the nursery sector are baby humidifier. These clever little products can improve your newborns breathing and sleep. Essentially they add much needed moisture to the air and this creates optimal breathing conditions. Babies are more susceptible to congestion, falling easily with colds and infections so a baby humidifier can help alleviate symptoms and breathing.
It can also help keep your newborns skin in good condition. If you have a child with dry, irritated skin, due to the added moisture it can relieve all types of skin conditions; from sore itchy skin, eczema and chapped lips. It is also believed the gentle hum of the humidifier can be a soothing white noise, similar to the noise your newborn would have heard in the womb.
There are many types and variations available; from farm animal designs to birds and even ‘hello kitty’, finding a baby humidifier to suit your nursery should be an easy process.
Once the painting, choosing your furniture and your all important accessories has been finished, you can step back and look forward to enjoying the new, special moments with your newborn child.