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Making Your Toddler's Bedroom Fun

Making Your Toddler's Bedroom Fun By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

If you want to transition your child from a crib to a toddler bed, you should think about how to make it fun. There are many ways to make this change exciting by using your toddler's bedroom.

Toddler Bedroom Design: Safety

The issue of safety should be considered before all others. You will need to make sure that all outlet plugs and door knobs have covers on them and all drawers have latches or locks. It is also a good idea to install a safety gate at the doorway of the bedroom so he/she can not freely roam the house during the night.

Toddler Bedroom Design: Interests

You want to create a space where your child is comfortable and familiar with, so you should consider things your toddler likes or enjoys doing. If your toddler has a favorite color, animal, movie, or television show, you should incorporate that particular theme in with the design. The easiest and most common way to do this is to purchase a toddler bedding set that represents these interests.

There are many well-known types available such as Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Thomas the Train, Spongebob Squarepants, Bob the Builder, and Blues Clues. There are also more general bedding set themes to consider such as jungle animals, transportation, sports, and flowers.

Toddler Bedroom Design: Furniture

When choosing the furniture in your toddler bedroom design, you should remember that the less furniture you have in the bedroom, the more open space your child will have to play. There are different types of toddler beds you can purchase including standard wooden beds available in all colors and wood stains, as well as fun beds such as race cars and fire trucks.

No matter which furniture or bedding you choose, you should remember that you want your toddler to enjoy spending time in his/her room. You want to create a fun atmosphere which will help in the transition from a crib to a toddler bed in a more effective way.

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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