Every parent will tell you that time passes so quickly, even though those early days (and nights) may feel like the longest. Before you know it your little bundle of joy is reaching milestone after milestone. Whilst some of these milestones will look forward to more than others such as walking and talking, over cutting new teeth and possibly even potty training.
As a busy mum, your home should be designed with efficiency in mind, however, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your aesthetic aspirations. When it comes to your toddler’s room, the space should be mindfully curated with pieces that are both picturesque and pragmatic. From beautifully crafted rocking chairs that will soothe your bub into slumber to cute organisation bins for toy storage, there are a number of ways to create a fantastic room for your little one.
A clean child’s room. Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Day in and day out, we organise and shelf, and try to set a good example. But it seems to just get away from us. If you are frustrated with cleaning your child’s room, and feeling like you are berating your little one about it, take some steps to control the clutters and get things looking tidy once and for all.
All the big stuff aside, you’re going to want to add bits and pieces that make your baby’s nursery come to life. It’s often the finishing touches that bring the room together and make it what it is. If you’ve decided not to find out your baby’s gender, home accessories can easily be added after birth too, with all the main decorating out of the way.
Now that Piglet is approaching two and a half years old she is still very much in her cot. Whilst the thought of when we should transition her to a toddler bed is there. I’m not in any particular hurry to complete this milestone. However, having been through this process twice before I am keen to do this in steps rather than all at once – that is, unless she decides to make a bid for freedom and climb out of her cot.
Putting up a perfect nursery before a baby arrives can be a little bit stressful, particularly if you lack experience in design. Whilst it can be an exciting time the task at hand can be overwhelming as you want to create the perfect space for the new arrival. The following tips can help put you on the right track when it comes to decorating a nursery.
As we begin the new year, whether you are a parent or a parent-to-be, there are countless ways you can decorate your child’s room with nursery furniture. Once upon a time, fairy-tale and character-themed bedrooms were a hit with Mum’s and Dad’s, but now, gone are the days of animation. Instead, we are welcoming colour schemes of pastel pinks or blues intended to connote the baby’s gender, as well as any hue that showcases personality, warmth or whimsicalness is on trend for nurseries this coming year.
As I prepared for the birth of Roo I wanted to be organised with her clothing. Starting with a chest of drawers, each drawer was labelled to hold an age group of clothing (newborn, 0-3m, etc.). As Roo arrived and we discovered she was a girl, sleepsuits and 2-piece sets were replaced for pretty dresses and suddenly wardrobe space was required. At first, this was easy to control as I used one colour of clothes hangers for each age group. Before I knew it I’d ran out of a particular colour and it became a free for all.