Practical ways to set up your baby's nursery

Guest Blog Writer - Phoebe O'Brien

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by Amy
July 08, 2021

Practical Ways to Set up Your Baby's Nursery

A baby’s arrival is one of the most beautiful moments for parents. But, of course, everything has to be perfect, especially the nursery.

Designing a nursery can be an exciting and rewarding experience; however, it can also be a bit daunting. This is particularly true with first-timers! What’s the best wall colour? Where should I put the Gentle Motions bassinet? Are two lamps enough?

If you’re a little overwhelmed, take these steps to minimise the work (and the stress!):

Choose A Specific Theme

Although there are no rules that limit the design of nurseries, having a specific direction will make shopping a lot easier. You’ll also be staying a lot in the nursery; wouldn’t you enjoy a more cohesive design?

Choose a Palette

Picking a colour can be exhausting, but you may want to deviate from the basic blue and pink. Go beyond these colours, but not too far. Check out these 11 unique paint nursery colours.

Choose The Textiles Before Buying Paint

Take note that you have more control over the paint than the textiles. With the colour mixing technology, it’s easier to find paint that can match your fabrics.

It’s frustrating to discover that the baby beddings, curtains, and rugs you bought clash against the room’s colour scheme.

Determine the Focal Point

The cot is usually the nursery’s centre. If you’re going for a Scandinavian theme with a modern twist, the Milford Cot might be a good fit. The cot can be converted into a toddler bed, which means you won’t have to buy a new one.

But there are other corners to choose from. A painted wall, a bespoke dresser, or alcove can also draw attention.

Set a Changing Table

You need a table with excellent stability for changing your baby’s clothing and diaper, and in addition, having sanitation supplies nearby can streamline the process.

An elegantly designed change table with shelves can enhance the room's aesthetic and hold antibacterial gels, paper towels, ointments, moisturisers, etc.

It is also crucial to have a diaper disposal system. Consider a hands-free container with odour control. Make sure to disinfect the hotspots daily to avoid contamination.

Set a Nursing Station

Make nursing time more enjoyable with a comfortable nursing chair and easy-to-access drawers. A nursing pillow can also help maintain your baby’s proper position when feeding.

Always, stock up on nursing pads, nipple creams, paper towels, burp cloths, baby-friendly sanitisers, and other necessary supplies.

Go for Ethically Produced Nursery Essentials

“Many of the products we use daily are packed with potentially harmful chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Some common sources are paints, wood preservatives, building materials, and cleansers. They evaporate at room temperature and mix with air.”, explains Direct Appliance Rentals CEO Karina Wolfin.

Ethically produced items use eco-friendly products, which means it’s very unlikely they contain harmful chemicals.

Install a Dimmer and Use Different Lights

Soft lighting promotes relaxation, but you also need to see everything clearly sometimes. So, install ceiling light for general tasks and dim it during bedtime. Put lamps on essential points, such as the changing and nursing station. This way, you don’t have to dial up the ceiling light when you need something while the baby is asleep.

By following these steps, you can create a safe, functional, comfortable, and visually pleasing nursery for your baby. Make shopping easier and get gorgeous products from a local brand that’s known for its high standard.

At Cariboo, we use sustainably sourced and grown radiata pine, 100% cotton and wool fibres from ethically-run farms. Visit our shop now to know more!


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