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Designing Your Baby's Bedroom

Designing Your Baby's Bedroom By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Your little one is on the way and you may not have even thought about designing the baby's bedroom yet. This part does not have to be stressful. There are many products available to help you create the perfect baby bedroom design that will meet all of your baby's needs.

Before buying anything for your baby's bedroom, you should consider what type of design you would be happy with. There are only a few major items that your baby will actually need in his or her bedroom. The rest only contributes to the overall appearance and feel of the bedroom.

Baby Bedroom Must-Haves

The single most important item in a baby's bedroom is the crib. There are many different styles and colors available from which to choose. It is a good idea to purchase a baby crib that has side rails that will lower so that it will be easier for you to get your baby out. Your baby will also need a firm mattress that fits snugly in the crib. Another necessary item for the baby bedroom is a changing table. This should have a changing pad and strap to keep the baby safe. One last popular baby bedroom design idea is to add a glider or rocking chair. This will not only allow you to comfort and feed your baby in the middle of the night, but will also be great as your baby gets older and wants you to read books to him or her.

Baby Bedroom Designs

There are countless themes and design ideas available from which to choose. Some parents choose to go with soft, warm, solid pastel colors such as pink, green, blue, yellow, and purple. This allows them to mix and match everything with ease. However, others choose to go with a specific theme or design for their baby's bedroom. Some of these include teddy bears, animals, fish, flowers, or characters such as Winnie the Pooh. No matter what baby bedroom design you choose, remember to keep it simple so your baby will feel comfortable and safe.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.



*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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