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How to: Create a Calming Nursery for Your Baby

October 9, 2023

Bringing a new bundle of joy into your life is an exciting adventure, and preparing a calming nursery for your baby is one of the most heartwarming parts of the journey. As you get ready to welcome your little one, creating a soothing sanctuary for them is essential for both their well-being and your peace of mind. At Parenting Expert, we have years of experience that we have gathered to give you some top tips and point you in the direction of some tried and tested products. Here are some tips to help you design a serene nursery that will soothe your baby and make those sleepless nights a little more manageable.

Choose Soft and Subtle Colours

Start with a gentle colour palette. Soft pastels like pale blues, soothing greens, or muted pinks are great choices. These colours create a tranquil atmosphere and can be visually comforting for your baby. Avoid bright and stimulating colours that may disrupt their sleep.

Embrace Natural Light

Natural light is your friend and we recommend allowing as much natural sunlight into the nursery as possible during the day. Use light, sheer curtains or blinds to control the brightness. Babies love gazing at the play of light and shadows.

However during the evening, natural light is not possible and that’s where products such as the Nite Nite Light and Reiki Sound Machine come in. We love the versatility and portability of this option, which has eight subtle light colours as well as 10 Reiki sounds. It also has a cry sensor which activates to soothe your baby to sleep. 

Clevamama Nite Nite light calm nursery

Invest in Comfortable Furnishings

Choose furniture that’s both functional and comfortable. A comfortable rocking chair for feeding and soothing your baby is a must-have for many parents. Consider a soft, plush rug to make floor time cosier. Of course, a quality cot with a comfortable mattress is essential. We love the range from ClevaMama. Choosing the right mattress is important, as, let’s face it, babies can sleep up to 18 hours a day. Take a look here at a useful guide to picking the best mattress for your baby. 

Don’t forget nappy changing time too – this can be a difficult time for you and your baby, and plastic changing mats are not the most comfortable. Thank goodness that there are now alternatives available that are not only great for your baby but also add to the aesthetics of your nursery. How about a changing basket with a quilted mat – surely the most luxurious changing option you have seen?

Clevamama naturals Moses basket - calm nursery

Create a Relaxing Focal Point

Design a focal point in the nursery that’s soothing to look at. It could be a beautiful piece of artwork, a mobile with soft shapes and colours, or even a gently swaying mobile above the cot. These focal points can be both visually and mentally calming for your little one. We love the ClevaPure Salt Lamp, a 3-in1 nightlight / humidifier / aromatherapy diffuser. You can read our independent review here.

Clevamama salt lamp calm nursery

Keep It Organised

Clutter can be stressful, so make sure your nursery is well-organised. Invest in storage solutions like shelves, baskets, and bins to keep baby essentials tidy and within reach. An organised space will help you navigate those late-night nappy changes more easily.

Personal Touches

Add some personal touches to make the nursery feel like home. Hang up family photos or create custom wall art with your baby’s name. These small touches can make the space feel warm and inviting.

Safety First

Finally, don’t forget about safety. Ensure that the nursery is a safe haven for your baby. Make sure that cots are empty during sleep time – no bumpers, soft toys etc. Ensure that mattresses are new and are certified asthma and allergy friendly. Secure heavy furniture to the wall, cover electrical outlets, and keep cords out of reach.

In the end, creating a calming nursery for your baby is all about balance – isn’t that true about life in general? You want a space that’s soothing but practical, a place where both you and your little one can find peace and comfort. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to designing a tranquil oasis that will nurture your baby’s well-being and create precious memories for years to come. Happy nesting!



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