Friday, 22 September 2017

Planning a Baby's Nursery

Planning a Baby's Nursery

 It's been a long time since I prepared Leo's nursery, but it was something that I truly loved doing. There is something truly special about furnishing and decorating a room that is dedicated to your young child. A room that you can put a personal touch on and fill with all of the things that are going to be a big part of their lives in the years that are to come.

When Leo was born I was still at home, but luckily we had a room that would become Leo's. I spent my time painting it Blue and decided on subtle hints of Disney through the use of wall stickers and cuddly toys. I would have loved to incorporate some Disney Blinds like the ones here on the VELUX website.

It is a room we kept simple, but a room that always felt calm, it was a practical space that had plenty of storage for all of the clothing that he was going to grow in and out of very quickly, a space that held all of his toys and the room that was where he was now going to be sleeping in.

Planning a Baby's Nursery

Leo was 12 weeks old when we started to make the transition from moses basket to the cot, and it was something that I was in two very different minds about, but the reality was that he was now growing so quickly and the moses basket was simply not a safe option any longer. 

It took us about a week to get the room ready for our not so little man, and if you are currently going through a similar transition, I highly recommend checking out your local Facebook selling sites. We picked up the White Wardrobe for a bargain price second hand, and we still have it 6 years later in Leo's room at the new house.

It's so easy to be fooled into thinking that you need to purchase everything new (I looked at the children's wardrobes and almost choked on my cup of tea!), but there are some bargains to be had in brilliant condition. We did purchase Leo's cot new from Toys R Us, but in hindsight, most of the bedroom furniture was bought second hand. 
Planning a Baby's Nursery

The best advice I could give anyone who is currently trying to kit out a nursery is purchase as much as you can second hand, if you can't find what you need, see what discounts/special offers are available and whatever you do, purchase full size items (Like the wardrobe) so that it will last as they transition from babies into small children.

Leo has been out for his cot for what feels like a lifetime now, and he has just gone into his first double bed (upon his request), so that should now see him into his teenage years.

One thing is for sure, these kids certainly grow up very quickly.

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