Post # 1
We are working on the baby nursery. We have a nice big window on one wall. The walls are a pale mint green. The furniture is white.
What should we do with the window? My original thought was curtains but is that a bad idea? Not very baby proof? If we do a valance of some sort, would it be best to have a black out shade we can pull down?
Just really not sure what to do! If you have pics on what you did that would be great.
Post # 2
We have black out curtains in our son’s room. They are white with coloured stripes (to match the theme)
Post # 3
I’m going to get black out curtains for my two windows in the nursery and just keep the crib away from the windows.
Post # 4
Whatever you decide, def get something that’ll block out all light. We have Hunter Douglas plantation shutters that do the trick and completely close.
Post # 5
Yes, you’ll absolutely want something to block out light. You can put up curtains as long as the crib is away from the window/baby can’t pull the curtains into the crib. Unless you’re gonna leave your baby unattended in their room when they’re not in the crib, there’s no reason you can’t use curtains.
Personally I couldn’t find blackout curtains that matched, so I just took some thick white curtains and folded/wrapped them around a tension rod to act like a permanent shade, and then hung pretty curtains in front of it. LO hardly does anything other than sleep in her room, so I never really need sunlight in there anyway, lol (enough natural light does bleed through in the daytime for her to know the difference, though).
Post # 6
The window in LOs room is directly over a baseboard heater (ugh) so we have black out curtains on it that are short so they don’t touch the heater. He’s 21 months now and no problems with them yet.
Post # 7
What happens when the baby is a toddler and no longer in the crib? Do I need to worry about them wanting to climb the curtains, pull on them or anything?
Post # 8
Black out blinds, black out blinds, black out blinds
Post # 9
Be very careful with the cord on blinds – there’s been cases in the UK of children becoming tangled in blind cords and strangling themselves.
Post # 10
You can use curtains or blinds as long as the crib can be moved to a different wall once baby is standing.
Blind cords used to be dangerous because they were one continuous loop and it was possible for baby’s neck to get caught. The new top down bottom up blinds have no cords.
Post # 11
We used cord free blinds paired with long drapes. Both are light filtering so it’s very dark when everything is shut but it gives me the option to let a little more light filter in for nap time.
Post # 12
There’s a blackout roller blind thing on my son’s windows. It was there when we got the house. We added some curtains just for decoration. Right now he enjoys playing hide and seek in the curtains. We have them all over the house and he knows not to pull on them. If we ever get to the point where he is spending time in his room alone and not to be trusted quite yet, we may temporarily take down the curtains. I’d say some sort of light blocking is good. We had my son used to sleeping in all different amounts of light/noise and he is a pro sleeper now, but naps on a super sunny day with the black out effect are much easier.
Post # 13
We used black out curtains. I found one in a very pretty pattern for our daughter’s nursery that went with the pink, brown and grey theme. It really helped cut out the light for sleeping and also dressed up the room. And we always had the crib by a wall that wasn’t near the window, not that we needed to worry. She was not a climber.
Post # 14
didn’t do anything with the windows. i just have blinds. actually both my kids rooms are minimally decorated. when my son turned 18m, i moved him to a twin bed as i was due with #2 soon and didn’t want to buy a second crib. his room was just primary colors, so i bought all these elmo and sesame street decals and told him it was his big boy room. well, he peeled 80% of the decals off. apparantly it is age appropriate behavior to do that. he’s 2.5 now and i’m not doing anything to his room until he tells me, “mama, i want my room like this.”
as for my daughter who will be 11 months next week. i just had to put plastic insulation on her window bc her room gets really cold. i’m glad i don’t have anything else but the blinds there to get in the way. with her, she has, 4 pictures on the wall. i will decorate her room when she tells me what she wants.
Post # 15
We just moved into our new house and ordered pottery barn blackout curtains for our nursery. Prior to that we were in a temp rental while waiting for our house to be finished so we just went super trashy and hung up a sheet….haha. I definitely suggest blackout curtains.