If you don't know whether you are having a boy or a girl, you may want to decorate with unisex colors like green or yellow. If you've decided to find out the gender of your baby, you can have the room completely prepared for the newest member of the family, well before you bring them home for the first time.
There are a number of issues that you should give some thought to, to establish a safe haven and optimal sleep setting. At one point in the past it was trendy to use bright colors in the nursery to help with the baby's visual progress. The fad lost its attraction when parents became aware that their babies were not sleeping well, and had a tough time falling asleep.
It's wise to make use of pastel colors, especially on the walls. Gentle pinks, blues, yellows, greens and lavenders will work very well. You could use any color you want, but pastels will help make the nursery more restful for the baby.
In order to keep your infant safe, make certain that the bassinet or crib meets all the safety recommendations for baby beds, and that you have purchased a good, firm mattress. Not merely should the bedding be nice and clean, but the whole nursery should be very clean as well.
Up until your baby is at least 12 months of age, a comforter or quilt should only be used as decoration. For placing a quilt on a wall, you can find quilt clips designed solely for hanging. You can also leave it on a rocking chair to wrap the baby in while soothing them to sleep. To help make sure that your baby's facial area is clear of interference all the time, do not use pillows, blankets or top sheets.
Prepare to peep at the baby quite often, especially when they are still tiny, to make sure they have not rolled onto their stomach, which might restrict their air passage. Until the baby is older, you should also keep clutter such as plush animals or other toys out of the crib. You might also want to obtain a baby monitor, so you can hear any strange noises coming from the nursery as you rest at night. You can also view your baby on a video screen on a number of baby monitors, as well as being capable of hearing the noises from the nursery.
Be sure that the nursery is a pleasant room for both you and the baby. A great deal of your time is going to be spent in the baby's room, too. You will want to make sure to put a comfortable chair in the room for yourself.
When using a scent like lavender, be sure that you only use a small amount to keep it light. Do not use strong fragrances in a baby's room. Never use the type of scents that plug into a wall outlet, as they are chemical based and not suitable for a baby.
To help in avoiding stuffy noses and respiratory troubles, keep the nursery as dust free as can be. The room should have the atmosphere of coziness, security and peacefulness, so your baby will feel very comfortable.