Next Baby Room Decor

Next Baby Room Decor

1 of 10 1 of 10 Facebook PinterestJim FrancoDesigning your dream nursery isn’t just about choosing a cute theme and poring over paint colors. While it’s easy to get caught up in all that fun stuff, you need to spend just as much time making sure it’s a safe space for your baby. Home accidents send nearly 2 million children under the age of 4 to the emergency room every year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. So before your new baby moves in, use these tips to inspect the big potential trouble spots in your nursery.Take Careful Crib Notes Make sure yours meets current government safety standards. The slats shouldn’t be more than 2-3/8 inches apart (about the width of a soda can) so your baby can’t get her head stuck in them. (Cribs with cutout designs on the end panels pose a similar threat.) Check out the corner posts too — they shouldn’t have any decorative knobs or other elements on top, which could snag your baby’s clothing and lead to strangulation or other serious injuries.Check (and regularly recheck) the screws, bolts, and mattress supports to make sure they’re not loose or broken.Win Baby Gear!
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Next Baby Room Decor

Designing your dream nursery isn’t just about choosing a cute theme and poring over paint colors. While it’s easy to get caught up in all that fun stuff, you need to spend just as much time making sure it’s a safe space for your baby. Home accidents send nearly 2 million children under the age of 4 to the emergency room every year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. So before your new baby moves in, use these tips to inspect the big potential trouble spots in your nursery.Take Careful Crib Notes Make sure yours meets current government safety standards. The slats shouldn’t be more than 2-3/8 inches apart (about the width of a soda can) so your baby can’t get her head stuck in them. (Cribs with cutout designs on the end panels pose a similar threat.) Check out the corner posts too — they shouldn’t have any decorative knobs or other elements on top, which could snag your baby’s clothing and lead to strangulation or other serious injuries.Check (and regularly recheck) the screws, bolts, and mattress supports to make sure they’re not loose or broken.Win Baby Gear!
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Next Baby Room Decor

Designing your dream nursery isn’t just about choosing a cute theme and poring over paint colors. While it’s easy to get caught up in all that fun stuff, you need to spend just as much time making sure it’s a safe space for your baby. Home accidents send nearly 2 million children under the age of 4 to the emergency room every year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. So before your new baby moves in, use these tips to inspect the big potential trouble spots in your nursery.Take Careful Crib Notes Make sure yours meets current government safety standards. The slats shouldn’t be more than 2-3/8 inches apart (about the width of a soda can) so your baby can’t get her head stuck in them. (Cribs with cutout designs on the end panels pose a similar threat.) Check out the corner posts too — they shouldn’t have any decorative knobs or other elements on top, which could snag your baby’s clothing and lead to strangulation or other serious injuries.Check (and regularly recheck) the screws, bolts, and mattress supports to make sure they’re not loose or broken.
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Next Baby Room Decor

Baby Room Themes: Easy as ABCKatie Stephenson of Art Wall Online built her nursery around Ida Pearle’s charming set of colorful alphabet cards, which gave the room an anything-goes color scheme. “I didn’t want a particular 2 or 3-color palette, I wanted anything I brought in to work in the room, no matter the color,” says Stephenson. “I also didn’t want ‘baby’ colors like baby blue, light pink and light green. The colors in the room and bright and cheery.”
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Next Baby Room Decor

7 of 10 7 of 10 Facebook PinterestJim Franco Avoid Changing-Table DangersStore baby powder, lotion, alcohol-based hand gel, and other supplies in a drawer or on a shelf beyond your baby’s reach. They’re more dangerous than you might think — ingesting cosmetics and personal-care products is the most common form of poisoning in kids under age 6, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Another surprising hazard? Assuming that the table’s safety strap is fail-safe. “Kids can wiggle out of it and fall when you’re not looking,” says Nychelle Fleming, public-affairs specialist at the CPSC. Keep one hand on your baby at all times.Win Baby Gear!
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Next Baby Room Decor

Avoid Changing-Table DangersStore baby powder, lotion, alcohol-based hand gel, and other supplies in a drawer or on a shelf beyond your baby’s reach. They’re more dangerous than you might think — ingesting cosmetics and personal-care products is the most common form of poisoning in kids under age 6, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Another surprising hazard? Assuming that the table’s safety strap is fail-safe. “Kids can wiggle out of it and fall when you’re not looking,” says Nychelle Fleming, public-affairs specialist at the CPSC. Keep one hand on your baby at all times.Win Baby Gear!
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Next Baby Room Decor

Earthy Baby Room DesignNot sure where to start when creating a nursery? Choose a piece or two you love, and go from there, like Leah Steen of Revival Home & Garden did for her daughter’s room. “My inspiration for the nursery was the brown/white Dwell bedding I found and a fabulous baby blanket that had bright green polka-dots,” says Steen. “I didn’t know the baby’s sex at the time, so I thought the chocolate brown and green would be great for a boy or girl. I had my mom make the curtains to tie the seemingly disparate colors together, and I have some fun vintage art sprinkled around the room that bring in the browns and the orange of the Eames rocker.”
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Next Baby Room Decor

9 of 10 9 of 10 Facebook PinterestJim Franco Prevent Furniture Tip-OversUse braces or anchors to secure tall or heavy pieces of furniture to the wall, no matter how stable they seem to be — the results could be deadly if they topple over onto your baby. Putting anything heavy on top of a dresser (such as a TV) just adds to the danger. Install safety latches on low drawers so your child won’t be able to open them and use them as “stairs” for climbing.Did You Forget These Safety Steps? Installing a smoke and carbon-monoxide detector outside bedrooms and on each level of your home. Consider upgrading to an interconnected system that activates every smoke alarm in the house regardless of the fire’s location. And you definitely need a carbon-monoxide detector. “Children are more susceptible to carbon-monoxide poisoning because the gas enters their bloodstream faster than it enters an adult’s, cutting off oxygen to the brain and heart,” says Meri-K Appy. Since carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, it’s difficult to know you have a leak without a detector.Buying an escape ladder for second-floor or higher nurseries. Look for one you can install underneath the window so you’re not searching for it in an emergency. Try to keep an infant carrier in the nursery at all times — it’ll make the climb down the ladder much easier.Putting up a wall thermometer. Sleeping in an overheated room can put a baby at greater risk for sudden infant death syndrome. Keep the nursery at 68 to 72 degrees F.Installing finger-pinch guards on doors. In kids ages 4 and younger, the majority of finger amputations happen because the child’s fingers are caught in a door. Install the guards high enough so your child can’t pop them out of place.Used with permission from Parents magazine.All content, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.Win Baby Gear!
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Prevent Furniture Tip-OversUse braces or anchors to secure tall or heavy pieces of furniture to the wall, no matter how stable they seem to be — the results could be deadly if they topple over onto your baby. Putting anything heavy on top of a dresser (such as a TV) just adds to the danger. Install safety latches on low drawers so your child won’t be able to open them and use them as “stairs” for climbing.Did You Forget These Safety Steps? Installing a smoke and carbon-monoxide detector outside bedrooms and on each level of your home. Consider upgrading to an interconnected system that activates every smoke alarm in the house regardless of the fire’s location. And you definitely need a carbon-monoxide detector. “Children are more susceptible to carbon-monoxide poisoning because the gas enters their bloodstream faster than it enters an adult’s, cutting off oxygen to the brain and heart,” says Meri-K Appy. Since carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, it’s difficult to know you have a leak without a detector.Buying an escape ladder for second-floor or higher nurseries. Look for one you can install underneath the window so you’re not searching for it in an emergency. Try to keep an infant carrier in the nursery at all times — it’ll make the climb down the ladder much easier.Putting up a wall thermometer. Sleeping in an overheated room can put a baby at greater risk for sudden infant death syndrome. Keep the nursery at 68 to 72 degrees F.Installing finger-pinch guards on doors. In kids ages 4 and younger, the majority of finger amputations happen because the child’s fingers are caught in a door. Install the guards high enough so your child can’t pop them out of place.Used with permission from Parents magazine.All content, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.Win Baby Gear!

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