Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tips on Getting Your Nursery Ready for the Arrival of Your Baby Boy

The excitement begins the day the test strip on the pregnancy test turns pink or gives you that big smiley face. It takes a few days to sink in and then your mind starts reeling as you start imagining your baby's nursery.

Unfortunately you still have a few months to go before you see your baby for the first time with an ultrasound. Then the second ultrasound comes around and you're offered the chance to know if you're having a boy or a girl. It's a boy! Congratulations, now the real planning can begin.

Putting a boy's nursery together is so much fun, there are so many color combinations you can use, so many great pieces of furniture you can add, wall decals to join and clothing to buy. Where do you start?

The first step is to choose a color scheme. Blue is the most common when you know it's a boy, but what about a fun and bright yellow or a cheerful green? There are no rules that say you have to go with blue because you're having a boy.

With your wall colors chosen you can start looking at cribs. Suitable crib is suitable from birth right up to when your toddler is ready to move to a "big boy" bed.

Cribs built from solid wood in a variety of colors from naturals to white. I suggest if you have chosen blue for your walls, then go with a white crib, it will stand out and complement the space.

With a crib comes bedding and there are many boy crib bedding sets to choose from in a range of patterns, colors and styles. Of course you'll need to choose your boy crib bedding sets based on your overall color scheme. White is a welcome choice, but creams, browns and even yellows with bold patterns can work beautifully in the bedroom space.

Boy crib bedding sets usually include a number of items, basically everything you need to complete your new son's sleeping area. They come with a sheet, blanket, pillow and crib skirt, all blending well together to enhance the space. Many also include a changing mat to match, so you have everything looking the same in the room.

With your crib and boy crib bedding sets ready you can start looking at other essential items you will need for your baby's nursery. Do you want a rocker for those late night and early morning feeds? Or would you prefer a comfortable chair where you can both fall asleep until the next feed?

Great fun is finding a wooden rocker and painting it to match the crib and boys crib bedding sets, ensuring everything blends in together.

You will need a changing table, this is essential and remember that most boy crib bedding sets come with a changing mat, which are often placed on the table and still blend in with everything else in the room.

With your walls all painted, your crib in place, your rocker and your changing table you can add decals to the walls and start looking for suitable storage.

With a baby in the house you are going to need ample storage for diapers, bottles, clothing and so much more. You'd be amazed how much stuff you need for such a little baby.

People are going to be arriving with gifts and you need place to store all these items until baby is big enough. A wardrobe or shelving unit is more than enough, all you need is storage that is easy to reach so you can just lean down and grab the next diaper on your way to the changing table.