Delivery of the child in the family is always a holiday! This is truly a momentous event. There is one more important issue that should be approached wisely. This arrangement of a child’s room: what colors and shades will be more favorable for the child? What is needed in the first place, but what can you put aside?
If possible, the children’s room is better to be located close to the parents’. So you can always hear by night your “cheerful” baby.
Make sure that close to the child there would be no extraneous noise from the TV, the loud music, noise from the window, unruly neighbors, etc. It is no secret that kids has a light sleep.
Particular attention should be given to the access to the window, because a year later the baby will explore the world on his or her own and try to take, open, close, touch and taste everything.
The room should have at least outlets and furniture should be with a minimum of sharp angles. Outlets can be placed higher up on the floor, so the baby could not reach them.
The most important thing in the room of a newborn baby is a cot. Kids sleep two-thirds of the time. The bed should be of high quality. This means: no curtains and shutters (there should be an access to fresh air), no upholstery fabric on the walls of the crib (it’s blocking the kid’s overlook; he or she would not see anything except the ceiling). The bed should be placed in a quiet place with a minimum amount of light, but not in the dark.
There should not be too much furniture, only what is necessary for healthy growth and evolution of children: playpen, lockers for toys, etc.
As for the changing table, it is better to place near the lockers, which store all the accessories for child care. And in general, there must be a furniture for parents too (particularly for mothers), as a caring parent spends a lot of time with the babies in his or her room.
Furniture as well as everything else in the room must be made of natural materials that do not provoke allergies.
The walls in the nursery
The optimum colors for the walls in the nursery are bright little figures and blotches on a neutral light background. Later the children will draw, paint on everything that comes to hand. Washable wallpaper or other easily maintained coating can be very helpful.
The flooring and the ceiling in the nursery
The child, especially the nursling, which is not yet able to walk, spend a lot of time on the floor. Therefore, you should consider the choice of the coating with the utmost seriousness.
Many experts recommend cork. It is beneficial to the child’s feet when walking, soft to the touch; it does not cause allergies, and retains heat well.
The ceiling in the children’s room is the perfect place to put the developing scenery. Quite popular are glowing in the dark stars and hanging ornaments. They can be placed over the crib, the child would not look at the bare ceiling.
Children’s room should be possible to absorb the natural light from the street.
From the very first days of life the child must have his own clearly defined and drawn up in line with his needs space. At the same time to prepare the room for a tiny resident is much more difficult than to design your own bedroom or living room. After all, when creating the interior of children’s room you need to take into account the thousands of little things which are not important for an adult, but vital for the tiny creatures. About these very small things with a capital letter we will tell you in this article.
The first two months of life, babies sleep for 16-20 hours a day. And all the while they are in their cribs. So this piece of furniture is the basis of the entire interior and has every right to take a central position in the nursery. By putting a crib in the middle of the room, you automatically deal with several problems at once.
First of all Crib placed like that is located at a maximum distance from the front door and walls adjacent to the noisy rooms (kitchen, living room).
Secondly, you will protect your baby from the harmful effects of heating radiators that will dry his skin.
Third, the baby won’t catch a cold from a long stay near the cold outer wall. In addition, the bed is better to put in a slightly lit area. It is also desirable to separate the recreation area and a zone of games for the baby from the very first months of life to develop a clear association on the delimitation of the living space. In bed, he should just sleep, but for all other activities there are other places.
The first months and years of life are in close cooperation with his mother, so it is very important to create a comfortable environment in the nursery, not only for the baby, but also for his nurse. It is advisable to put there a bed for mom, so she would not have to run to the beloved babe from the other room every half hour, when it will start teething. To the kid it was convenient to feed and rock, it is better to buy a comfortable rocking chair. A changing table and chest of drawers for the first baby clothes will complement the mother’s place.
Of course, in the first months of baby’s life you do not get to play with him in the mobile games, and reading books on the joint will unlikely have any sense. But as soon as a child begins to shake the rattles and pull his hands to the bright toys, baby room must be equipped with a special area for games. There must be boxes or baskets for toys, tummy-time mat for infants and a playpen. Design and equip the area for games with the child in active games and a place where you will show your child pictures of books, toys and various items properly.
Mandatory attribute of baby room is a small night light near the head of the crib. It is advisable to buy a night light with controlled lighting levels, which are not too large in size and suitable for the overall style of the room by its appearance.
The delicate children’s skin is very susceptible to external agencies. Synthetics and the fabrics treated with chemical composition, and even poorly twisted threads can cause allergic reactions, reddening and eruption. If you want to avoid such problems and prevent the irritation of your child’s skin, you should pay attention to the eco baby clothes out of organic fabrics. They are made of selected organic materials and have natural origin. The natural fabric base is grown, gathered and treated according to the strict production standards. The fabrics are GMO-, pesticides- and chemicals- free.
Organic baby clothes of natural cotton
Organic cotton is a hundred-per-cent eco-friendly material, grown without the use of chemicals and gathered manually in the conditions of maximal preservation of environment. Organic cotton is not exposed to the chlorine bleaching and is painted only with natural paints. The eco-clothes of organic cotton are mostly bought for the smallest children and newborns. The thing is, their skin is especially susceptible to the unnatural fabrics and materials, treated with synthetic compositions.
Babies’ eco-clothes of organic cotton:
- Transmit the air, doesn’t upset the operation of skin breathing and doesn’t create “hotbed effect”. The clothes of ordinary cotton can hold the ingress of air.
- Doesn’t cause skin irritations and eruptions, as organic cotton is not treated with chemicals neither at the stage of growing, nor at the time of treatment and the manufacture of threads.
- It is more durable in comparison with the clothes of ordinary cotton.
Babies’ eco-clothes of organic wool
The principal wool suppliers all over the world are sheep. At that, the mark “100 % wool” on label doesn’t secure the organic composition of fibers.
The most natural and safe kind of wool is organic wool with the marking “100% organic wool demeter”. This kind of wool implies the strict observance of all current standards: the animal grazing is realized in a free way, they are kept under natural conditions and treated humane. There are no growth hormones, antibiotics and chemicals in their fodder. Harmful synthetic compounds are not used for the wool treatment and tailoring.
Unisex is the clothing style which doesn’t express gender and allows combining the elements of men’s and women’s wear.
The choice of clothes for boys and girls from 1 to 3 years has its specificity. This is due to the fact that the child’s way of life (at this age) changes very fast. The child’s constitution also suffers changes. The figure of the children under 3 years is yet disproportionate. For example, the child’s head is obviously bigger than necessary to correspond the length of the body. The belly is slightly protruding, the waist is not yet clear-cut, and the neck is short, as well as the legs and arms. So, the reduced models of men’s and women’s wear won’t fit for the baby. They will look odd on their bodies.
The children under 3 years develop their motor habits actively. It is well known that approximately at one year children start to walk without assistance. At two they run quickly enough. Accordingly, the chosen clothes should be comfortable and not hindering the movements. The preferable choice is the loose-fitting clothes. But you should avoid too wide models. Wearing such clothes, the child can get entangled, fall and be injured.
The clothes for boys and girls from 1 to 3 years, intended for the walks in the fresh air, are unisex. So, the optimal choice for the winter is practical, warm and comfortable romper suit. As for the summer, the best unisex clothes are so-called “sandpipers”. The shorts are also comfortable for the summer walks. By the way, the child can wear them even in the cold season (for instance, in the kindergarten). As an alternative to the winter romper suits, many parents choose warm jackets. It is advisable to choose the models made of water- and dirt-resistant materials.
The head-dresses are the required attribute of the child’s clothes, irrespective of the season. For the winter and autumn, choose the warm caps, similar in color to the decoration of the upper garments. The optimal decision for the warm season is: cap, baseball cap, headscarf, bandanna and a comfortable Panama hat.