Comfort and safety of
the baby are the topmost and foremost priorities while
decorating a nursery. Early morning sunrays may
disturb a little one's morning sleep while streetlight
and traffic flow may disturb its sleep and make the
A particular tree outside the nursery's window may
cast shadows that may terrify a little child and window that sends
in cold drafts may keep the child cold in winters. A crib too
close to the window may cause a child to climb on the window and
fall out! Here is some very practical advice for your nursery décor:
Babies cannot differentiate much between a
plastic laundry basket lined with a soft blanket, expensive
Victorian antique cradles and latest high-tech cribs.
You may use a deep waist-high bookshelf to
substitute changing table and chest of drawers. Use common
sense and functionality for cheaper options of the traditional
The furniture essential for nursery includes
bassinet or cradle, crib, changing table, chest of drawers,
rocking chair and glider.
Cribs with slats or posts too far apart may
cause the newborn baby to slip through it.
Corner posts should be in level with railings
of the crib so the baby's clothes do not get caught in them.
Mattress should fit the crib exactly to avoid
the baby's limbs getting caught in them.
Never used lead-based paints for anything in
the nursery as they are poisonous and babies tend to chew on
everything they can find.
Changing tables, potty seats and other
furniture pieces for the baby should have straps to avoid them
Don't use floor lamps and put all electricity
switches, plugs and sockets high on the walls so that children
cannot reach them or have child safety devices fitted on them.
Don't use any accessories that are small
enough to be swallowed by the baby and get choked or having
Nontoxic paints and wallpaper patterns
suitable for the nursery are available in the market for you
to choose from.
Do not spend too much on nursery décor as
children soon outgrow them and then you will need to refurnish
it, probably with children's choice.
Solid color walls and inexpensive area rugs
are a good idea that can be given the funky look by adding
borders and other accessories, lamps, mobiles and framed
Children tend to grab at floor-length
curtains or drapes and may even get suffocated by them.
Similarly, blinds with long pull-cords,
especially the looped ones are NOT for the nursery.