Nursery wall decoration

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Safe decorations....
    The more the merrier, put ALL OF THE THINGS on the wall : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Some decoration is ok if it is hung high above the changing table : (24 votes)
    75 %
    Keep it spartan - nothing, nada that can fall down from the wall : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wouldn’t say that long curtains are absolutely no-nos. At first it won’t even matter since your baby will most likely only be sleeping and maybe eating in the nursery. Once the baby is older, longer curtains can be maneuvered so that they are not a problem for a mobile baby as long as they aren’t anywhere close to the crib. As for hanging things above the changing table I don’t think it’s a big deal as long as everything is secure. I wouldn’t hang things that low over the crib since a baby will be unsupervised during the night, but you will always be with your baby while using the changing table. Honestly, a lot of the families I work for have changing tables, but usually end up just using that pad thing on the floor because the babies end up kicking so much that they start to kick off of the changing table. I use those command picture hanging strips on all four corners of pictures that I’m hanging up, and those along with a nail to hold them up would definitely be enough to secure something like the first picture as the command strips don’t even allow the pictures to move.

    Post # 5
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    42472 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There is no one answer. When baby is newborn, there is no way they can reach anything hung over the crib, and some graphic color and pattern can be interesting for them.

    It is the parents’ responsibility to remember that these things need to be raised as the child is able to sit then stand. You also don’t want anything that could hurt the child, or has strings  long enough to strangle them should it fall, or be pulled down from the ceiling.

    I would never suggest decor that low over a changing table. A collage wall like that is a lot of work and I gaurantee that if the baby didn’t kick something, I would knock it askew myself. Both of those pics would work for newborns only, then everything woulld have to be moved.

    Post # 7
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d probably hang stuff a tad higher than they have in these photo’s. But, you are always there during changing and they are only on the pad for a few minutes at most, it’s not like they sleep there, so I’d say yes it’s safe as long as you hang things securely.

    I am going to put shelves probably over the dressers (higher up than kicking reach), I WOULDN’T hang them over the crib.

    Post # 8
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    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MsJ2theZ:  Lol, my little man took a nap on his once! …I was sitting two feet away though!!! He fell asleep there and I was desperate for him to take a nap and didn’t dare move him. I just put away the clothes in his room and then sat in there and read a book. We have a pad that is really curved and at the time he couldn’t roll so I wasn’t worried that he’d roll in his sleep.

    Post # 9
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @cali_cat:  Mother of 5 here. All I see is any and all of that stuff being kicked, pulled down by the baby mid diaper change. And then a screaming baby. Best to have everything you need within reach under the table or off to the side (of the baby’s feet, not their head) and save all that other stuff for pinterest.

    Please be careful in where you use Command strips. They do not always hold as well as you think they do.

    Post # 10
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @LincsMama:  HAHA well I suppose anything can happen 😉

    Post # 11
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I LOVED having a toy hanging above the changing table when I worked in infant care! But it was securely mounted, so there was no way any kids were pulling it down!

    Post # 12
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    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @cali_cat:  I’m doing a gallery wall above the dresser/changing table and am comfortable with the idea.  I wanted to do a crystal mobile/chandelier above the crib originally but that thought made me way too nervous so we’re not going to do that. I have tons of stuff on my walls in the house and none of it has ever fallen off on it’s own. Baby isn’t going to be unattended on their changing table, so they wouldn’t really be able to even knock anything off in the first place.  I’ll definitely be hanging stuff a lot higher then in that picture.  I also don’t plan to hang any shelves anywhere in the room, since those are heavier and could do more damage if they fell. Some light picture frames are pretty safe even if they fall. 

    I’ll probably be changing my kid on the floor most of the time anyways, especially when they get too heavy to lift up onto a dresser and are into the kicking and flailing stage.

    Post # 13
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    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @cali_cat:  yeah, we don’t use them for bigger pictures, but they are definitely sturdy if you use enough on something smaller like one of these canvases or some gallery prints we got done at Walmart. We just put them on all four sides. Just make sure you have everything perfectly planned out because once you have them on it’s either remove them and start with a new one, or deal with where you put it! I didn’t center something I was hanging over our bed, so we had to move the bed! LOL

    Post # 15
    cherrypieBee
    1059 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

    In addition to babies grabbing things, there’s always Ye Olde Projectile Poop. Don’t forget about having to clean THAT (and urine) off decor. I mean, the cleanup’s gonna happen anyway, so you might as well pick stuff thats easy to clean. No small crevasses or absorptive surfaces or anything like that. 😉

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