So you’ve recently brought your bundle of joy home and you are settling into a routine however you find that your little roommate is a little hard to get along with. There of course are many reasons that you would want your baby to sleep in the same room as you: Space Constraints. Reduced risk of SIDs. Or mom or dad just want their new little one close.
In our case it was mixture of all of the above. It was our first child together however we have two older girls from a previous marriage. So my wife was not about to let her first little baby out of her sight. Plus we plan on giving up our awesome master bedroom to the girls when the baby gets a little older so they can fit comfortably. So no reason to make a dedicated nursery that she’s only going to use for a year. Whatever your reasons you need to make sure that you can live with the arrangement.
Your bedroom is supposed to be your sanctuary not a torture chamber. Houzz just compiled some tips to help you and your baby survive and thrive!
1. Add a soft flexible divider around the crib. Think Mosquito Net but heavier to block sight and sounds.
2. Add room darkening shades to the windows for longer daytime nap times. I can vouch for this, our littlest family member likes things to be dark, no bright lights or sun. Another tip to extend that is add some form of white noise to buffer the normal living sounds of the house. There’s multiple ways to do this, fan, a noise machine, CD’s, Phone Apps or anything that makes a consistent noise.
3. Use nooks nooks and cranny spaces to give your wee one a wee space of their own. The easiest way to accomplish this is mostly likely move the crib in to a closet. This is very house specific though so look around your bedroom for a ‘wasted’ space that you could define with curtains or a folding screen. If the crib is too big for your little nook you’ve identified a great item to use is a ‘Pack-n-Play’, because of it’s smaller size it’s easier to fit in small spaces.
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