10 tips to create a cocooning baby room
Baby hasn’t pointed the tip of his nose yet, that we must already think about the layout of his cozy little baby room.
After his birth, it is in his room that baby should spend most of his time, sleeping, resting and playing!
We give you a few tips to make baby feel comfortable there.
How do you make a newborn baby feel comfortable in his room, comfortable in bed with a sense of security that is essential for a good night’s sleep?
It’s preferable for the baby to have a room all to himself, at best. It should be a quiet place, away from the noise of the house or the road. The room should be well insulated to keep an average temperature of 19/20 degrees.
Designing the newborn’s room: creating a cozy little nest for him/her
1.Color the room with soft, pastel colors.
For the color of the paint, we recommend soft and pastel colors. Don’t hesitate to decorate the walls with stickers or drawings that you can make yourself! Your child will spend long hours looking at them! Every nook and cranny of your child’s room needs to be decorated. An empty baby’s room does not attract his curiosity as much as if it is full of things to see! But don’t overload the room with stickers or objects that are too bright, which will prevent baby from falling asleep.
2.Baby room: Personalize with his stuff
It is essential that the baby has his own space. Avoid storing your belongings in his room and leave him this room for his toys, cuddly toys, books…
His belongings must be easily accessible and tidy.
3.Position his bed facing the door
During the first year of his life, Baby will spend a lot of time resting, up to about 16 hours a day.
Small advice: privilege the curved forms, which makes it possible to find the feelings of its first territory in the belly of its mother.
Baby needs to be able to see you when he wakes up at night so he won’t be scared. Place the crib perpendicular to the window and facing the door.
4.Use soft materials in his bed
To take care of baby’s fragile skin, use soft materials such as satin, cotton, wool, velvet … avoiding synthetics.
5.Baby room: Create a relaxing space
You can create a reading space, place a toy chest and provide it with a coffee table and a small chair. A relaxation area is essential to spend a good time with him. As he grows up, this space arranged for the baby will make him want to stay calm in his room without getting bored! Try to place it near a window.
You can put a neutral colored floor mat to bring out the toys placed on it. Do you know it? Baby doesn’t see very well at birth. Before 2 months, he can distinguish the contours of objects and contrasts, and it is around 3 months that he begins to perceive color.
6.Furnish with a furniture not too bulky
You can place your changing table in a corner of the room. The furniture in his room should be within his reach, and not too bulky. From the youngest age, he should feel that this space belongs to him: it is preferable not to store your things in his room.
7.Baby room: Connect a baby phone
To monitor your infant remotely and without waking him/her up, install a baby phone in his/her room. There are different types: baby monitor equipped with a camera, baby monitor with a nightlight option.
For the waves, it is recommended that you place it more than one meter from his bed and NEVER in his bed.
8.Arrange the mobile well
It is not mandatory but it is the preferred accessory for infants. There are many models to awaken all his senses: decorative with removable toys or musical.
According to pediatricians, music is essential in a child’s development because it reassures and soothes him.
It is used to keep them occupied and to help them fall asleep. It should not be placed above his head!
9.Baby room: Put a night-light on
A soft colored night light will help your child sleep well, especially when he is afraid of the dark.
10.Install finger guards and flip-flap outlets for safety.
In addition to his comfort, it is important that baby is completely safe. To avoid fingers getting stuck in doors, put a finger guard on the door. Opt for flap-top outlets.
Don’t forget to improve air quality by airing your baby’s room every day for at least 10 minutes!