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With the arrival of Baby 3.0 a couple of months away, hubby and I have been thinking about nursery decor. One thing I was firm about is that each child get their own unique decor. Nothing fancy, nothing over the top and definitely nothing expensive but considering we use the same furniture for each child, the least we could do was offer them their own unique wall decor. Disney Baby offers up some good advise for any expectant parent on how to prepare baby’s room:
Decorating the nursery is one of the most fun (and creative!) ways to prepare for your new baby’s arrival. Choosing colours and stuffed toys, hanging cute pictures on the wall, folding and arranging teeny-tiny clothes – all of this helps create a special space for the newest member of the family. But nurseries need to be practical places too. While you’re decorating, it’s helpful to think about how you’re going to arrange all your bits and pieces to make sure that you’re ready for daily life with baby.
Disney Baby has some great options to help organize and beautify your baby’s space. Here are five tips for preparing baby’s room, and a few favourite products to help you do it:
1) Choose a style that’s unique to baby!
If you give yourself a focus, it’s much easier to create a cohesive design. You could start with some fun wall art as an inspiration and use that to determine your colour scheme. Or pick some bedding you love and build the room around that. This Lion King bedding set has lots of fun, neutral colours and patterns to draw from.
2) Create a nifty-nursing station
Set up a table near a comfy chair, and keep it stocked with necessary supplies like baby-safe hand sanitizer, nursing pads, nipple cream, burp cloths and paper towels. Receiving blankets like this Winnie the Pooh set are always great to have on hand – they can be used as burp cloths, coverlets, and to keep your baby warm. Fit Boy was a major puker so we always had/needed a stack of receiving blankets by the rocking chair. You honestly can never have too many, especially with a pukey baby.
3) Get creative with storage
With a new baby occupying a room, storage may be limited, so get creative. Add a cute bed skirt to your crib which allows you to hide boxes or supplies. Or buy a multi-bin organizer, so you can store books, toys, and clothes in one convenient location. The Dollar Store is a great place for bins of all sizes that are inexpensive and do the trick.
4) Set the mood with lighting
The nursery should be a soothing space where your baby can fall asleep easily. Try putting your overhead light on a dimmer, or buying some small accent lamps to minimize harsh lighting. This Winnie the Pooh night light is another great way to provide safety and comfort – especially during late-night feedings. We rely on nightlights over lamps in our house. Not only does baby not want the bright light of a lamp during those late night feedings, but neither do I when I’m stumbling around, trying to feed, calm, change baby without waking up the rest of the house.
5) Leave Room to Grow – because they will!
Remember that your baby won’t be a baby forever. It’s helpful to choose decorations that are easy to update or change as your baby grows up, so your baby’s room can grow up too. Wall Decals are detachable, reusable and they won’t harm your walls – you can remove or replace them if you’d like a change. With both our boys, we used the wall decals and it worked so well for us. Less work, easy to change as baby grows and when we sold our house, easy to remove to give the room a more appealing look to potential buyers. We are definitely going this route again with 3.0.