When your baby was first born, the bedroom was probably all set out perfectly and in a way that was going to be completely suitable for the first few months of his/her life. However, your baby has gotten older and you’re now thinking about upgrading the room – perhaps you need to add extra furniture or the theme is now not suitable for your child. Whatever the reasons for needing to make amendments to the room, here are four things that you should consider.
Think about the bed
When your baby is small, a cot or crib is going to be perfectly suitable, but as he/she starts to get older, this is simply not the best option anymore. As soon as you feel like your child is getting too big for the crib, you should begin to research beds and find something more suitable. You can get a bed which feels too big for your child, as this will last longer than buying a small one and then having to upgrading again in the next year or two. Bed guards are a great option if you’re worried about your child falling out of bed in the middle of the night!
Buy new decorations
You can buy the artwork for nursery very cheaply, and depending on the type of theme you’re going with, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find exactly what you need. You probably already have decorations in your baby’s bedroom, but if your child is now growing older, new toys and kids lamps may be more appropriate. If your child is beginning to read or is finding hobbies and interests already, this is something that you can involve in the bedroom. If you’re thinking about encouraging your child to get involved in something specific, such as a musical instrument, you can make some space for this too.
Make sure everything is safe
You should ensure that you purchase safe products and items that are appropriate and perfectly safe for a child of that age. This will mainly depend on how old your child is exactly, but every item will come with a warning label stating the age that it is suitable for. In some cases, you may have to tailor this to your child’s needs and the situation, particularly if your child has learning difficulties or struggles with some materials and items.
Install more storage
As your child is growing older, this will mean more clothes, more toys and things taking up more space in general. One of the things you should do when upgrading your child’s bedroom is to include more storage space – this will make your life and your child’s life so much easier in the future. As birthdays and other special occasions come around, people will give your child gifts and these will need to be stored somewhere. To save you having to put them in other rooms and other storage spaces, make as much use as possible of the room that is already there.