Are you becoming parents for the first time? Are you facing trouble setting up the nursery? Well I can relate to your problem. When I became a parent for the first time it was quite troublesome to set up a nursery. I had no nursery ideas how to start with the job. I searched online, but I missed the presence of a comprehensive guide that would give me a complete walkthrough the process. I still remember that the most challenging part for me was to select one of the best gliders for nursery.
I was afraid that I will end up wasting a lot of money on the wrong items. This is why I decided to come up with a comprehensive guide that can help the first-time parents to setup the nursery perfectly without making the mistakes which I did.
You just need to explicitly follow the guidelines that are mentioned in the tutorial to come up with best nursery setup.
Step by Step Instructions
I have listed all the steps in details so that you do not face any ambiguity in following them.
Step 1: Paying attention to the essential items
Now when you are planning to setup your nursery then you need to focus on the essential elements first. Now you are tempted to look at websites that offer the most exquisite designs for a nursery. However, you have to keep your budget and space constraints into consideration before making your choice. Now you can use the photos you find online as your inspiration, but such items should not be considered as must have.
Step 2: Childproofing should be a prime concern during the nursery setup
The most important thing for you is that your nursery should be safe for your child. When you are designing the nursery, you should keep childproofing as your priority.
Step 3: Taking the measurements
Before buying anything for the nursery you should measure the room and make sure that you write down the measurements on a card that can fit in your wallet with ease. This measurement card will prove to be of great value when you are selecting the furniture for the nursery.
Step 4: Planning the nursery layout
The layout of the nursery is something very important and there is simply no room for mistakes at all. Now when you are deciding to place the crib, make sure that it is near the entrance. The reason is that you do not want to end up tripping over things in the night. You must make sure that the crib is not near the choking hazards like curtains. Avoid placing the crib near the windows as well and do not place shelves over the crib.
You should also ensure that the changing table is near the crib so that you can reach out for the items in no time. The glider should be placed near the window so that you can lookout, but make sure that the window has block out blind so that your baby is not disturbed during sleep in daytime because of the sun.
Keep a lot of storage space because the baby may need some additional items that you did not think about.
Step 5: Selecting the bedtime lighting
It is essential to have bedtime lighting because babies tend to wake up at odd hours. If the lighting requires any specific wiring, make sure that the wiring is done before you get the room painted. Your best options for bedtime lighting are dimmer lights and nightlight.
Step 6: Selecting the nursery furniture
Now when you have to select the nursery furniture the most important element is the crib. Go for a crib that has a great finish. It should have a height adjustable mattress and should be able to convert to toddler bed as well. While selecting the changing table go for a table that has accessible shelves so that you can easily take out items while holding the baby.
You need to select the gliders for nursery with wisdom as well. Go for those gliders that have a smooth gliding motion. The glider should offer head and back support for your comfort. You should be able to change your position with ease. The glider should have sturdy frame and wide padded armrests. It will be great if the glider has a matching ottoman too. Go for a glider that has lock and recline feature. Watch the video to know more about setting up the nursery.
Step 7: Selecting the flooring
Opt for hardwood floor with a removable rug. This is the best way to prevent your baby from getting allergies. Wall to wall carpets may not be the best choice for your baby and cleaning up will be harder. The best part is that you can easily find rugs that can fit your budget and your room theme.
Step 8: Figuring out a colour theme
It is always preferable to go with the neutral colours for the walls of the room. The reason is that light colours make the room look more spacious. Now the colour choices are completely up to you and you can mix and matches colour to come up with the best combination. You can even have a colour for the nursery that matches up with the general theme of the room.
Step 9: Making the final touches
When you are adding the final touches you can choose different beddings and pictures. Make sure that you assemble in the furniture in the nursery so that bringing it through the doorway is not issue. All the necessary baby accessories should be there on the changing table. There should be beginner toys for the baby. A garbage can should be placed next to the changing table and you are all set to shift your baby to the nursery.
I hope you found this guide useful. If you stick to the steps mentioned above then you will not miss out on any essential aspects when setting up your nursery. Let me know your suggestions and comments. I will love to know what you think about this tutorial. If you did follow my tutorial then let me know the outcome as well. Suggestions will also be welcomed.