Becoming a parent brings many responsibilities, but your main responsibility is to keep your baby safe at all times. Therefore, when your baby sleeps, you will want to provide him or her with a cozy and safe place to rest. When you design your baby’s room, you should use products that are designed for safety and comfort.
A parent must decide on the items to equip a nursery. The room will need a crib, bassinet or cradle with the appropriate bed linens. The bedding can be found in many fabrics, but the best fabric to choose is one that is 100 percent cotton. The mattress sheets should fit the crib tightly to prevent the baby from becoming entangled in the linen.
Since a baby will spend numerous hours in a crib during the first year of life, the crib should be durable and strong so that it will last longer. You can find a simple and inexpensive designed crib to use with an assortment of bed linens. However, you will want to inspect the crib for any loose screws or bolts to ensure its safety. The crib should meet the basic standards for safety as well. A safe crib will mean less worry for the parent.
A cradle can be used to provide a gentle rocking motion to enhance your baby’s sleep. When your baby sleeps soundly, you will get the rest that you need to cope with each day’s activities. A lack of sleep will cause you to suffer from babylag, which can make you respond differently to your child’s needs. Babylag is similar to jet lag. You will feel drained, tired and less alert the next day. Therefore, you will want to choose the proper bed linen, crib, bassinet or cradle to provide your baby with a good night of rest.
During the first three to four months of a baby’s life, the baby may spend it in a bassinet. The ideal bassinet will need a good mattress and blanket. The materials can be chosen to blend in with the baby’s room decor, colors and style. You will want to make sure that the blanket is not too thick to suffocate the baby. In addition, you should keep stuffed toys and soft pillows out of the cribs and bassinets to prevent suffocation. Sometimes, parents tend to overheat the nursery by turning up the temperature in the room or placing too many blankets in the cribs. This can become a hazard for the infant since overheating can cause a baby to suffer from SIDS.
The baby blankets need to be made from soft and non-toxic materials. The blankets can be chosen to match the color combination in the room or the gender of the baby. For a girl, the linen and blankets can be different shades of pink, purples or light blue. The baby girl will feel like a princess in a room adorned in these colors. A baby boy’s room can be decorated with sport themes or super heroes. The colors can be darker and bolder for a boy baby. Some colors to use are regular blue colors, red, dark blue or black. However, there is no rule that governs what colors, themes or designs you choose for your baby’s room. The parents get to decide how to decorate the nursery for their new family member.