Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! A baby brings new joy into a home but also comes with responsibilities. A baby only eats and sleeps, and one of your responsibilities is to ensure they sleep peacefully and comfortably.
If you consider sharing your bedroom with your little one to keep them in sight or save more space, there are many aspects to consider. Here are some expert tips on how to change your bedroom after giving birth.
Separate the baby zone
Sharing your bedroom with your baby doesn’t necessarily mean sleeping on the same bed- you can sleep on your bed while the baby sleeps in their crib or bassinet.
The first thing you want to do is create a mock nursery using a divider or a curtain, but you don’t necessarily have to separate it if you don’t want your baby out of sight. Letting the baby sleep in their zone makes it easier for them to transition into their bedroom later on.
Pick your furniture wisely
When redesigning your bedroom to accommodate your little one, you have to make the space as comfortable as possible. A full-sized apartment bed can allow you to tend to your child on the bed when they are ill and get the necessary rest in between feeds.
Essentially your bedroom should include a full-size bed, crib, nightstands, rocker, ottoman, and dressing table. With the proper planning, it is possible to fit a decent amount of versatile furniture into a small bedroom.
Place the crib away
Just because you share the room with the baby doesn’t mean that you must place the crib next to your bed. Having the crib next to you prompts you to check on the baby often, interfering with their peaceful sleep.
If anything, it is best to move the crib away to sleep train your baby better. However, it should still be within your sight where you can easily keep an eye on the baby.
A crib that rolls is best
There are many advancements in baby gear that you will be spoilt for choice. Opt for a crib with wheels that you can easily move away from your bed when the room is not in use. Also, you can nurse the baby while it is next to your bed and haul it away when the baby sleeps.
Choose your lights strategically
Some night light fixtures are necessary to light the room as you jump out of bed to breastfeed the baby in the middle of the night. Ensure the lights are soothing and warm to create a soft glow for the baby to sleep comfortably. Warmer colorsare often best for night lights.
Opt for multipurpose pieces
When decorating your bedroom to accommodate the baby, think about multipurpose pieces that you can easily transport to other spots within your home. For instance, a nursing chair that you can easily carry to your living room is a smart idea.
When buying a rug, think about a texture that is baby-friendly, cozy and still blends with the rest of your living room. Multipurpose pieces ultimately save you more in the long run.
To Sum Up
Incorporate some aspects of stimulation and entertainment such as building blocks, toys and books suited for your child’s development.