In my last post, I talked about the importance of choosing the right crib. Now that you have it, you need to figure out where to put it. There are several things you need to take into consideration, including draft, sunlight and noise. I’ve put together a Do and Don’t list to help you figure out the perfect placement for your crib.
Don’t put your crib on an outside wall if you live on a busy street or noisy area. You don’t want traffic/nosy neighbours waking up your baby. Remember, you have to take daytime noise into consideration as well.
Don’t put your crib on a wall shared with a bathroom. Pretty much the only time you’ll get to shower is when the baby is sleeping, so you don’t want to ruin that. In my situation I had two bedrooms to choose from, but in one of the rooms, you can hear the shower easily and I wanted to avoid early morning showers waking baby boy, so we used the other bedroom for the nursery.
Don’t put your crib under a drafty window or an air vent. Drafty baby=unhappy baby.
Don’t put your crib where direct sunlight will hit…but that’s hard to do in most rooms, so instead…
Do invest in a good blackout blind or other window treatment. Babies sleep all times of the day, and they sleep better when their room isn’t flooded with light.
Do make sure to clip up the cord on your blind – they are a choking hazard. Even better, get a blind with a retractable cord or a wand. Hunter Douglas, available at Pileria’s Interiors, has a wide variety of closing mechanisms, plus they are custom-made to fit your window.
Do think about a feature wall. The crib is the largest piece of furniture in the room, so it will naturally be the focal point.
Choosing your crib and where it will go is the basis of your nursery. Once you’ve got that figured out, you’re ready to tackle the rest of the furniture pieces. You may have somewhere for the baby to sleep – now you need somewhere to put all of their stuff! Everyone’s needs are different – in our next post, we’ll talk about what your options are, and which ones will suit your (and your baby’s!) individual needs best. Check out our website at www.pilerias.com or our blog at www.pileriasblog.com
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Love Your Home : The Nursery Pt 2 – More About the Crib
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October 26th, 2012 at 11:12am