Welcoming a new member into the family is a beautiful thing, but it can at time be quite overwhelming. You baby requires its own space to grow and learn about the world, this means adapting one part of your home to suit this purpose or in case you are out of space to create it, considering moving into a bigger house.
All these things need to be decided and executed before your baby gets here, so there is no time to waste, let’s consider both options more carefully.
Making room in your home for the little one
If the amount of space in your current home permits it, consider turning one of the rooms into a nursery. It might be the guest room or the office, as long as its is spacious and full of light. Of course, if you are lucky enough to already have a designated nursery, there is one less step to conquer.
Now let’s move on to the requirements that each nursery should meet. Apart from being well light and spacious it also needs to be warm. If you are still uncertain of the baby’s sex opt for neutral colours that will suit both girls and boys. Of course you need to keep in mind the quality of paint you plan on using, it is imperative that you get VOC-free paint not just for the baby’s room but for your entire house. That way you can prevent dangerous fumes. A cradle is a must, and opting for a natural wooden one is always a good choice. In addition, make sure you get 100% cotton linens so as to avoid skin irritation. Next is the changing area, you should consider a cupboard with lots of drawers so that everything you need is close at hand. Don’t forget to create a play nook and decorate the walls with colourful imagery.
Finally, don’t be afraid to change your mind, there is a chance that the renovation might end up being a lot more time and money consuming than a move, so in that case, go for the second option that awaits you in the next paragraph.
Choose a fresh new space for your family
A lot of young couples who are expecting opt to start fresh in a new home and arrange everything just as they like. It is currently the trend in many countries including Australia. We can see a rise in the number of future parents buying new homes in Sydney. It is actually not as expensive as it might seem, and most are able to get great quality dream homes without breaking the bank.
Opting for a new home for your baby allows parents a lot more freedom when it comes to space adaptation. You have already chosen a home that has the perfect space for a nursery. All that is left is creating the most beautiful room for your baby. From the light colours to a great big crib and a play nook, you can customize it as much as you like. And since you are starting from scratch, you have the ability to turn your whole home into a baby-friendly space. Avoid buying furniture with sharp corners, make sure the fabric you choose is easily washable so that you don’t stress if your child gets food all over them. In addition, get baby proofing equipment right away so that you are completely ready when the little one comes.
So there you have it, two great options for creating space for your expanding family. It is important to put your baby’s needs first, and also to take into consideration that they will only get bigger and require more and more space, and if your current home does not have it then moving is the best option. And it is a lot easier to move with the baby still in the belly then it is with a newborn or a toddler.