Not sure how to decorate a nursery? Follow our handy tips and tricks to transform your child’s space into a haven for sleep and play.
1. Pick A
Decorating your little one’s first nursery is an exciting experience for the whole family. From picking the wallpaper and choosing the curtains to selecting adorable accessories, there are plenty of things new parents need to consider.
A good approach is to decide on a coordinating theme beforehand to help harmonise the room. For a calming combination, try peaceful colours like yellow, cream and white. Simply finish off with cute extras like Winnie the Pooh bedding to add a charming focal point.
Alongside decorating, it’s also important to have all the essentials sorted to ensure your journey into parenthood is as smooth as can be. And, as every new parent will know, maximising sleep is key for both you and your child.
One way to inspire sweet dreams is to pick a comfortable moses basket or cot. Keeping your little one’s neck and head supported and (hopefully!) helping them to sleep through the night, creating a comfortable sleeping arrangement is a must.
Having a baby monitor close at hand will also give you peace of mind while your child rests.
As well as sorting out a soothing sleeping environment, you’ll need to provide plenty of toys and activities to encourage your baby’s development.
To nurture your newborn’s motor skills, why not try a baby bouncer? Not only will the bouncer keep them entertained, but the activity can also be a beautiful bonding experience between you and your child.
4. Don’t Forget Changing Bags
No nursery would be complete without accessories to ensure a fuss-free changing experience. From changing pads and changing bags to nappies, wipes and disposal systems, it’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared.
But, remember to think about their next steps! As they develop and grow, you can always replace the changing mat for a colourful toilet training system to help them adjust.
5. Their First
It’s no secret that stocking up on newborn clothes is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for your little one’s arrival. From selecting sweet sleepsuits and socks to picking outfits for special occasions, once you’ve started buying clothes, it’s hard to stop.
To make sure each item you purchase is a good investment, we recommend opting for clothes a few sizes bigger. After all, newborns don’t stay small for long!
And, if you’re saving the gender of your baby as a surprise, choosing unisex baby clothes is a fantastic place to start.