It is important that the baby has a small corner of their own, in which all the objects that are familiar to them are collected together. But of course the ideal scenario is that they should have their own room. Baby room also helps the parents to be more organised and it simplifies their tasks for taking care of their child.
The baby room should be regularly ventilated to reduce the proliferation of house dust mites. For exactly the same reason, make sure to limit the use of draperies, carpet, fabrics and other dust absorbent materials in the room to reduce the risks of different allergies.
This might seem obvious to you, but it is always good to remember: no one should smoke in the baby's room, not even when the baby isn't present in the room, as the residue of the smoke and its odor causes breathing problems for your infant.
As for the temperature, baby room should not be warmer than 18 or 19 °C. On the other hand, do not use the air conditioning, as it dries out the air. If you must do so when the baby is in another room and have turn the air conditioning off before bringing the baby back to their baby room. Also check for moisture sources and ventilate the room daily for one hour, in all season. Finally, avoid using the lights that are too bright.
The main element of the nursery is of course is the bed, in which your baby spends a lot of time in the first few months. Decide between the two options available to you, namely a standard cradle or a scalable bed. The standard cradle will be a good idea if you plan to have other children to reuse it. The adjustable bed in the other hand will last longer because when kids turn teen you can still adjust the bed to their needs.
Whatever your decision, choose a crib for the baby room which allows the baby to see what surrounds them. The space between the bars should be between 4.5 and 6.5 cm. The quality of the mattress is equally essential. It must be firm so it doesn't affect the physics of their body in long run and it should perfectly fits to the dimensions of the bed. Make sure the space between the mattress and the walls of the bed does not exceed 1cm. This one is very important and must meet very strict safety standards. If the gap is bigger, there is danger of baby’s limbs to get stuck there and hurt them.
Moreover, the bed must not be cluttered with unnecessary elements. Therefore better to eliminate quilts, pillows and blankets and use baby sleeping bags to eliminate any risk of suffocation.
Of course, you can call on an expert anytime. The important thing is that the decoration corresponds to your inspiration and your needs. Have in mind that there are few piece of furniture you would want to incorporate in baby room. Changing table and enough closets for the baby equipment is very essential and your decoration should not replace these elements and rather complement them. According to our experts, use neutral colors like beige, gray, cream and bring the color with the accessories. They are what that set the mood for the baby room.
At birth, the baby's vision is not yet fully developed: they can see at a distance of 18 cm to 20 cm, just enough to make eye contact with their parents when they hold them. To put a small armchair or a rocking chair in your baby room can provide you a lot of comfort. That’s also why, it is really not useful to play on bright colors (which tend to irritate and prevent the baby from sleeping) or strong contrasts. In first few months of your child's life. At about 3 months old, the child perceives several basic colors, the first ones are red and green. At about 4 months old, they can distinguish as many colors as an adult. Clarity of vision improves over the months to reach its maximum after the age of 10!
To store the toys, choose colored plastic boxes with rollers that has been proven very practical. If you make the choice of a more traditional toy box, take one that does not risk getting their fingers caught. Also one with some holes in it so they won't get caught inside and suffocate.
For lighting, choose lamps with dimmers that will allow you to adjust the brightness according to the time of day. Particularly because babies are in the beginning much more sensitive to light than an adult: they perceives a 5% of the light while an adult receives only 1 to 2%. This explains why a newborn child opens his eyes more easily when he is in a darker room. We don't recommend a night light as it is good for the child to understand the rhythms of day and night as quickly as possible.
It is important to have babies listen to music before age of 3 years old. We have to say that musical awakening is rarely the priority of parents. And that's such a huge pity, because babies, who hear very well and much before they could see are very fond of music and songs. There are many studies that prove how much music is important to brain development of the kids and their future success at school and their adult life.
That’s why it is very important for your baby to listen to the music on quality equipments rather than on a small and bad quality appliance. So think twice when you are decorating your baby room and invest in a good product that your child can use even when they grow up. On this subject, avoid playing the music too loud for your baby, because it can damage their hearing system.