Tips for Moving Your Baby to Their Crib


| 12/16/2015 9:58:00 AM


Tags: Kids, Tips, Nursery Design, Décor, Brooke Chaplan,

The time has come to transfer your little bundle of joy out of their bassinet or your bed (if you’re co-sleeping), and into the crib in their own room. Since the nursery is where your baby will spend a great deal of their time moving forward, it’s important to make it feel as cozy and welcoming as possible. Here are a few key factors to help guide you while adjusting your baby to their new environment.

happy, sleeping baby
Photo courtesy Davenport Public Library.

Lighting

A room that’s too bright will hurt your baby’s sensitive eyes, so be sure to choose a lightbulb with a lower wattage, or just stick to lamps. Even better: Install a dimmer switch to simplify your life and provide the right amount of light with just a turn of the knob. Another great lighting option would be to use blinds or plantation shutters to keep the room dark during nap time.

Bedding

Infants tend to be very sensitive, so it’s a good idea to make sure any bedding you have picked out won’t irritate their delicate skin. A good rule of thumb is if you find the material uncomfortable, so will your child. Stick with fabrics you’ve used before and make sure after they’ve been washed and reused a lot, you can switch them out for new ones.

Temperature

No one wants to sleep in a room that’s either too hot or too cold, so ensure that the temperature is comfortable for your baby. Of course, blankets should be nearby if you need to swaddle your little one, but the thermostat should stay fairly consistent. If you have large windows, make sure the sun isn’t overheating the room, or cooling it down too fast if it’s on the shadier side.

Décor

The way a nursery is decorated can either aid in helping your baby drift off to sleep peacefully, or engage them. Using muted colors and patterns goes a long way towards a good night’s rest. Mobiles can be helpful in calming a fussy baby, and a crib that allows for easy grabbing can be good for perfecting their motor skills.

damienmareno
8/13/2016 12:30:38 AM

In the beginning, we used to keep our baby in the crib or cot. So that they can get comfort sleep, otherwise, they are facing different types of problems during sleeping. But most of the new mothers are unable to carry their baby or shift their baby from crib to bed. But when the baby starts walking and standing; then it is quite comfortable to carry them. Here this article describes some good facts about how a baby feels outside the crib. Really a nice experience for them. https://www.babysteals.com.au/baby-furniture





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