- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
After decorating my first baby room and actually putting it to use over the last 5 months I’ve learned a few things not to do or to do that I’d thought I’d share. Feel free to add to this list 🙂
Changing table- We decided to use a dresser with a changing pad on top of it so that later when the baby is older we can remove the changing pad and continue to use the dresser. Be sure to get a dresser that is wide enough for the changing pad and one that is long enough to store wipes, diapers and other things within easy reach.
Changing table location- We hung shelves on the wall above the dresser/changing table. What we didn’t take into account is that when the baby gets taller when we sit him up he would knock his head on the shelf. So after a few months we had to move the shelves. This led to having to putty holes up and touch-up paint. Ugg!
Changing table location- Make sure you put the table away from the curtains or other items that aren’t easy to clean. We have had a few times that pee/poop have gotten on the walls. Much easier to wipe the walls down than to take curtains down and clean them.
Paint- Choose a paint that you can wipe down. I’ve always loved flat paint and have used it for years when I decorate. BUT I’m glad I opted for satin paint in the baby’s room! I’ve had to wipe down the walls a few times in just 5 months.
Mobiles- Our mobile couldn’t hang over the crib because of the ceiling sloping and ceiling fan. So we hung it above the changing table. We love it over the table because he enjoys talking to it and it’s a good distraction when he starts getting fussy during a changing.
Monitor- We originally were going to place the monitor (which is wireless) on the rail of the crib until the baby got to an age that he could reach it. However the monitor never stayed on the side of the crib. We ended up putting a shelf high up on the wall for the monitor to sit on.
Hope these few tips help you and you don’t have to move things too much like we had to do!