Are you familiar with ASTM (American Society for Testing Material)? This is a good source to check for safety standards for cribs, crib mattresses, etc.. Textile materials are tested for harmful dyes and fire codes, and dangerous construction techniques may also be identified. There are warnings about the dangers of cribs that have a side that can be raised and lowered. Lead paint is another danger to avoid.
Other furniture to consider are storage items. A well planned storage area is a wonderful element for baby’s room. It keeps the area visually tidy and makes cleaning less time consuming. You’ll need a changing table, as well. Add a clothes hamper, and diaper pail.
Although Baby is a bit young to learn computer usage, electronic items will help YOU. Consider an infant monitor, you will feel so much more secure knowing you can hear (and see) baby. A CD player allows soft music for you both to enjoy during the night and at naptime. A night-light allows you to find your way through the room to check on baby at night without disturbing him/her. And a lamp is always softer than an overhead light.
Careful planning of the nursery will save you time and energy. To get ideas for decorating it, refer to our previous blog posted March 30, 2012.
Remember, your spaces need to fit the user like a favorite shoe. Ask yourself, “DOES the shoe fit?” If you think you need some help, contact us. We’ve given hundreds of clients personalized solutions to their design dilemmas.