Setting up baby’s nursery is an important and exciting rite of passage. The most popular baby stores have come a long way with organic bedding selections, modern wall decals, and a diverse selection of furniture options. By the time that baby shower invitations
are being sent out, expecting parents usually have their nursery planning well underway. But amidst all the color, fabric and layout options, the following safety tips are the most important considerations made for baby’s room.
nursery design by Lara Mark
- After painting or wallpapering your baby’s room, air it out for at least a month before baby’s arrival to eliminate all fumes.
- Don’t put comforters or pillows in baby’s crib. In late 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics also recommended against the use of crib bumpers.
- Keep all diaper changing items close to the changing table so you don’t have to reach far when changing baby.
- Use double-sided tape to attach rugs to the floor to prevent slipping.
- Put the crib in a spot that doesn’t receive direct sunlight or a bright outside light at night.
- Make sure any curtain or blind cords are placed out of reach.
- Attach all bookshelves and other large furniture to walls to avoid risk of falling.
- Make sure the crib is correctly and tightly assembled. Check that you cannot pass a 12-oz soda can between the crib slats or through any other opening on the crib.
The LookLoveSend team of moms recommends setting up the basic décor and furniture for your baby’s nursery towards the end of your second trimester and then registering for the fun decorative touches. For fresh baby shower invitation choices, checkout the growing selection at LookLoveSend.com for spectacular designs, excellent customer service, and an easy ordering process.