Tips for Designing Your Baby’s Nursery

Mar 30

Designing a baby nursery is something most parents-to-be get excited about, particularly the mom-to-be. Designing a nursery feels a lot like decorating a dollhouse, something the vast majority of little girls love to do. But as a grown up designing the nursery for your very own real-life baby doll you’ll have a lot to choose from. There is a lot to think about. Here are some tips: Baby Artwork Whether you are aware of the gender of your baby, are not, or are or are not but want something gender neutral you’ll find a wide array of baby artwork options. Whether you have a character and theme in mind that’s popular or want to find baby artwork options that speak to your design style there are options that could suit your baby’s room even long after they’re walking and talking. Ideas: Animals Your baby’s name Nature Poetry / Literature The Alphabet Convenience for Tired Parents Beyond the color of the walls the flooring, and the window treatments you’ll want the room decorated in a way that is convenient as your baby settles in. Access to toiletries, clothing, and bedding is important. A place to sit and nurse as well as read stories is also a popular option. Some parents add a day bed into their baby’s room as this can serve the purpose of being a place for you to rest when you need to be near now as well as serve as a transition place when baby is ready to go from the crib to a bed. Safety First: Planning for Safety in the Baby’s Nursery Safety has to be on your mind as you design your baby’s nursery as well, of course. You want baby artwork that’s safe and not created with potentially harmful materials. You want items out of reach for when baby starts to move around. Blind cords can’t be dangling. Book cases should be carefully braced to the wall so that they can’t tip over. Safety gear such as electrical wall outlet covers and other such gear can also put your mind at ease. While it will be some months until a newborn becomes active it never hurts to plan and prepare in advance....

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How to select the best baby jewelry

Jan 21

One of the most beautiful and personalized gifts that can be given for the birth of a child is baby jewelry. Easily personalized by birthstone, or with an engraving, baby jewelry is a beautiful present for a new child. Both boy and girl children can be the recipient of this type of gift. Focus on choosing quality materials Whether you are buying new jewelry for a boy or girl, it is important to select the highest quality jewelry for the new baby. It is best to avoid cheap or poorly made jewelry that can scratch or irritate the delicate newborn skin. Many parents who receive jewelry for their newborns will wait until the baby gets a little older before allowing them to wear it. Nonetheless, selecting the best quaity baby jewelry will show that you have taken the best care when choosing the right gift. If the baby jewelry you are selecting will have birthstones, it is important to have a jeweler check to make sure the stones are genuine. Also try to choose sterling silver or genuine gold as these are the best quality materials for baby jewelry. Make sure the jewelry is safe In addition to choosing baby jewelry that is made from the best material, you will also want to opt for those that have the best construction. Poorly constructed jewelry could break apart and pose a choking hazard to an infant or toddler. With well-made, consistently high quality baby jewelry, you can be certain that the baby will be safe from any harm posed by loose pieces or easily broken beads. Engravings send a special message Engravings are very popular on baby jewelry and are a great way to customize a chain or bracelet. If you are considering buying this for your child or as a gift for another baby, consider what you want your engraving to say. Many people choose to put the baby’s name and birthday on the baby jewelry as well as installing the baby’s birthstone. Although this is a frequent choice, it is also worth considering placing a special message  for the child. Personalizing the baby jewelry with a unique message will mean more when the child becomes older and is...

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