Creating a Nursery: Tips for a Safe and Functional Space

A nursery is more than just a place for your baby to sleep – it’s where you’ll spend a lot of time feeding, changing, and playing with your little one. It’s important to create a safe and functional space that’s also calming and comfortable for both baby and parents. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect nursery:

Choosing Furniture

Select furniture that is safe, sturdy, and functional. Consider items such as a crib, changing table, dresser, and rocking chair. Look for items that have been tested and certified for safety, such as those approved by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).


Choose a color scheme and decor that is calming and soothing. Consider light blues, greens, or neutral tones such as gray or beige. Add some pops of color with fun accents, such as a brightly colored mobile or wall art.


Keep everything organized and within reach. Use baskets, bins, and shelves to keep items like diapers, wipes, and clothes organized and easily accessible. Consider using a closet organizer to maximize storage space.


Choose lighting that is soft and soothing. Avoid harsh overhead lights and instead opt for a soft nightlight or lamp. Consider installing blackout shades to help your baby sleep better.


Make sure the nursery is safe for your baby. Keep loose cords and wires out of reach, secure furniture to the wall to prevent tipping, and ensure that any small items are out of reach. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the nursery and throughout your home.

Creating a nursery can be a fun and exciting experience for new parents. By following these tips, you can create a safe, functional, and calming space that both you and your baby will love.
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