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Sunday, December 30, 2007

The birth of a baby is always an exciting and exhausting time. There is a lot of preparation involved in many ways – from the mother preparing physically and mentally, to the practical side of things, such as ensuring any adjustments are made in the house before baby comes home for the first time.

One of the key things on your to do list if you are expecting a baby is to create a nursery for them to sleep in. This is best done some time before the birth rather than at the last minute, especially if the baby decides to arrive early. You don’t want to be halfway through painting a wall when it’s time to go to the hospital.

Of course it’s not always easy to choose a colour scheme, especially if you don’t know what sex the baby is going to be. If you cannot or do not want to find out beforehand however, there is another alternative: you can choose a more neutral colour for the walls, and then buy accessories in either pink or blue, if desired, once the baby is born.

If budget is a concern, the cheapest way to decorate is by painting the walls rather than wallpapering them. If they are particularly uneven you can sand them down before painting. If you opt for this solution, make sure the work is done well in advance of baby’s arrival, and ensure the room is well ventilated during and after the sanding. Alternatively you could buy lining paper and paint directly onto that, while plain walls can easily be spruced up by using a nursery border. You can then match your accessories to this.

Of course decorating isn’t the only thing you need to think about. Buying essentials to finish the room off is equally important. Baby bedding is available in many designs and colours, so you should be able to find the perfect selection to match the colour scheme you have chosen. If you buy a complete set of matching bedding you will often find you can also buy matching accessories such as lampshades and even soft toys to complete the look of the room.

If you would like a particular set of blue or pink bedding and you don’t know the sex of your baby, the best thing to do is to decide which set you would like and ask a friend or relative if they would go out and buy the appropriate set when the time comes. That way you don’t have to worry about rushing out to buy bedding when the new arrival comes home.

Decorating a nursery can seem like a major job, but with proper thought and planning it doesn’t have to be very difficult. Before you know it you’ll be welcoming your new baby into their freshly decorated nursery.


  1. (¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...
    aww... cute :)
    How is the little princess doing these days?
    nisha said...
    Shes fine and walking... am missing from daily updates coz i love spending all my time with her;) by the way happy new years...
    waliz said...
    hmmm nice baby room...wanted one for myself oneday...!happy new year nisha..
    Parenting Judy said...
    I really like the baby room picture :)
    Dann said...
    hi nisha..
    that's so sweet baby room . I will remember you when I will be the father. I will send you emails ;) and hope that time too, you will give me more ideas about making my baby room ...have fun and take care .have a wonderful year ahead..
    nisha said...
    waliz happy new year to you too:) sweet friend of mine:)

    judy, eventhanks for liking the pics:) hope you doing fine:)

    hey dannn.. now thats like a wonderful friend and am sure i will be giving you tips when you turn dad:) hehe..

    wish you all a great year ahead:)
    Dann said...
    Hi nisha..I have tagged you.. check it out. My love hub take care and have a great time.. good fren forever..;)
    Baby Comforters said...
    Just don't use materials that may cause allergies to your baby.

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