Raising children calls for lots of planning and preparation and even when you think you have everything covered something will probably go wrong. That’s why it’s best to learn how to roll with the punches and not take anything too seriously. One thing you should take seriously is crib and baby bedding because safety is of paramount importance. Experts recommend a fitted crib sheet as the only bedding; blankets can pose a safety hazard. It’s a good idea to have four or five fitted crib sheets along with a few mattress protectors so you are always prepared.
Having fun while decorating the nursery
Despite the bedding limitations, decorating the nursery can be lots of fun and a great opportunity to express your hopes and dreams for the new arrival. It’s generally a good idea to stick with neutral paint or wallpaper colors on the walls and ceiling and limit your décor choices to home textiles such as area rugs, window treatments, decorative pillows and the like. This way it is easy to change the look of the room as your child grows up; should another sibling come along or you simply need to repurpose the room it can be done with minimal effort and hassle.
Convertible bedding is another good idea – there are baby cribs designed to convert into loft beds and toddler beds which can be changed into reading chairs; this sort of versatility gives you plenty of flexibility as your family changes. Should you have limited space you may wish to consider loft or bunk beds; these are also great if you have frequent overnight guests.
Lars Plougmann from London, United Kingdom – http://www.flickr.com/photos/75062596@N00/686159174/