Choose a safe and comfortable cot: The cot is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your baby’s room and should be sturdy, safe and meet current safety standards. A firm mattress that fits snugly in the cot is also essential.
Add soft textures: Soft textures like a plush rug, blankets and pillows can help create a cosy and comfortable environment for your baby. Just make sure any pillows or blankets are kept away from their face when they are sleeping.
Incorporate stimulating visuals: Babies love to explore their surroundings, so incorporating stimulating visuals like bright colours, bold patterns and interesting shapes can help spark their curiosity and imagination.
Include storage for easy organisation: As your baby grows, you’ll need more storage to keep their things organised. Adding shelves, baskets and drawers can help you keep everything in order and easily accessible.
Think about lighting: Lighting can have a big impact on the mood and atmosphere of a room. Consider adding a dimmer switch to create a calming environment for bedtime, and a nightlight or soft lighting for night time feedings and nappy changes.
Personalise the space: Adding personal touches to the room can make it feel special and unique. Consider adding artwork, photos or other decor items that have sentimental value to you and your family.
Choose a location: Choose a spot in the baby’s bedroom that is quiet, free from distractions and has plenty of natural light. It could be a corner of the room, near a window or by a cosy reading nook.
Add a rug: A soft and cosy rug can define the space and provide a comfortable place for your baby to sit and play. Choose a rug that is soft and plush, but also easy to clean.
Include comfortable seating: Choose a comfortable chair, rocker or beanbag for you and your baby to sit in. Add some soft cushions and blankets to make it even more comfortable.
Display books and toys: Fill the cosy corner with some of your baby’s favourite books and toys. A bookshelf or storage bin can help keep things organised and within easy reach.
Creating a designated toy corner
Choose a location: Select a spot in the room that is away from the crib and other furniture to create a separate play area. You could use a corner of the room or a nook that can be sectioned off.
Use low storage: To make it easy for your baby to access their toys, use low storage options like baskets, bins, or cubbies. This will also make it easy for them to put away toys when they’re done playing.
Use child-friendly storage: Make sure the storage options you choose are safe for your baby. Avoid storage with sharp edges or small parts that could be choking hazards.
Use labels: Labels can help you and your baby keep things organized. Use picture labels or simple words to help them understand where each toy belongs.
Rotate toys: To keep things interesting, rotate the toys every few weeks. This will keep your baby engaged and excited to play with their toys.
Add a soft rug: A soft and comfortable rug can define the play area and provide a comfortable space for your baby to sit and play.
Keep it simple: Avoid overcrowding the play area with too many toys. A few carefully selected toys will keep your baby entertained and prevent overwhelm.