Most parents has a huge task in hand before the arrival of their precious little one, starting with their bedroom, pram, clothing, and many other essential items. This can be a tiring process which requires some form of attention to detail.
So, when designing a room for your baby, what are the key points to consider? Let's explore this challenging yet enjoyable process together.
First of all, you should dedicate the most delightful room of your home to your baby, where the room attracts natural sunlight, which is an important consideration for healthy development.
Your bedroom should be the closest room to your baby's room, making sure a sizeable window is available for ventilation with minimal distraction and noise. These are necessary for your baby's safety, comfort and healthy development.
The other important detail is the choice of nursery furniture according to the size of your baby's bedroom. We recommend you choose nursery furniture that creates a suitable space and does not overfill the room. A wide wardrobe is necessary to store all the essentials, such as clothing; the modern cot bed should also feature storage drawers for bottles, dummies, changing matts and nappies, ensuring everything you need is right by your baby, making things that little bit easier during a 3am wake up call.
To avoid trapped fingers and noisy slamming doors, try to choose wardrobes, nursery chest of drawers and a stylish cot bed that feature's a smooth action metal, possibly made of galvanized steel, to ensure they shut softly and silently using integrated braking syste.
You should also prefer functional furniture's, for instance, as your baby grows they will eventually reach the point where you need a full size bed, so instead of purchasing a separate bed with an additional cost, why not buy an extendable cot bed which can be transformed into a single bed frame with a bedside cabinet.
We notice that most parents ignore two key issues: 1) whether the surface of the nursery bedroom furniture is painted or UV printed, and 2) if the furniture adheres to all the health, safety and quality standards. Firstly, we recommend parents to consider the surface of their cot bed, nursery chest of drawers and wardrobes be coated using state of the art Ultra Violet (UV) printing technology, as opposed to conventional painted surfaces. ?This is important because UV printing does not emit any harmful chemicals that can be dangerous to little lungs. See our latest blog for details about the importance of UV printing on baby, kids and children's furniture.
Secondly, always check to ensure that health, safety and quality standards are adhered and the manufacturer has all the relevant certifications, e.g. ISO9001 and ISO10002 certification, E1 Quality Standards guarantee, GS Quality Certificate, and TSE European Norms certificate.
Don't forget that your child's most imperative years will be spent in this room.
It is also important that there are no small pieces and stickers that could easily be peeled from the nursery furniture. Once your baby reaches the active stage, take extra precaution to avoid problems such as swallowing dangerous objects.
The choice of colour, style and shape of your baby's bedroom furniture is also very important. For instance, multi-coloured furniture's usually distracts baby's attention, causing tiredness.
Colour selection should be based on pastel colours that refreshes the room as much as possible. The layout of the room and the choice of your nursery bedroom furniture should help your baby to relax and calm down.
In the first few years, babies need to be in close contact with their mothers, and for this reason, a nursing chair can be placed in baby's room where the mother and baby can spend some quality time together, that's only if a suitable space is available!
A shelf can be very useful to place key essentials (e.g. baby thermometer,? camera monitor), but make sure it is out of reach of your baby, and more importantly the shelf should not be close to your baby's cot bed in case of any objects falling.
When choosing toys to suit your baby's room design, the toy should be suitable for your baby's age and it should attract your baby's attention in an "enjoyable" manner. For instance, musical/rattling toys, toys that move, are a few options. You should also pay close attention to small pieces on toys, which can be hazardous and a major risk for chocking.
In summary, key points to consider for your nursery room are as follows:
The room should have natural sun light
The room should be easy to ventilate
The nursery furniture should not over fill the room
Easy to use yet a functional room should be preferred
Pastel tones should be preferred in terms of colour of the furniture (not multi-colour tones)
Must consist of non-hazardous parts that are not easy to disassemble
Nursery bedroom furniture should be constructed using materials that have low chemical emission properties
The baby bedroom furniture must be water and moisture resistant, so that it is long lasting and easy to clean providing a bacteria free surface.
Ensure the surface of your furniture is coated using state of the art Ultra Violet (UV) printing technology, as opposed to conventional painted surfaces. ?This is important because UV printing does not emit any harmful chemicals that can be dangerous to little lungs.
Always check to ensure that health, safety and quality standards are adhered and the manufacturer has all the relevant certifications, e.g. ISO9001 and ISO10002 certification, E1 Quality Standards guarantee, GS Quality Certificate, and TSE European Norms certificate.
To avoid trapped fingers and noisy slamming doors, try to choose furniture drawers and cupboards that feature's a smooth action metal, possibly made of galvanized steel, to ensure they shut softly and silently using integrated braking system.
Functional modular furniture's should be preferred, for example, an extendable cot bed that can be transformed to a single bed in later years.