The Baby Room Guide
While waiting for your little one to arrive, you take a serious look at his cozy little nest. You want to do your best to welcome him in the best conditions by offering him a pleasant (for him) and practical (for you) room.
To help you, follow the baby room guide that I have concocted for you.
When to start prepping the nursery?
Like all parents, you must be eager to look into your baby's room. But wait a moment: there is no point in rushing.
In fact, as a general rule, parents wait until the 5th or 6th month of pregnancy to get started. Mom is still in great shape (even if dad has to handle the most difficult tasks) and you must know precisely, at this moment, the sex of your little one.
Obviously, everything must be ready before birth. Keeping this goal in mind, you can tell yourself that the bedroom should be finished and furnished around the 8th month of pregnancy to avoid stress in the last days.
Our guide: When to prepare the baby's room
Focus on baby room furniture
For a functional and comfortable baby room, here are the essential elements:
A bed (and a cot mattress);
A changing table;
Storage (chest of drawers and wardrobe).
These are the three basic pieces of furniture that will allow you to put your young child to sleep and take care of him.
If you wish (and you have enough space), you can also buy a comfortable chair to rock him and give him the breast/bottle, a toy box, a play mat or even get a little head start by ordering a playpen that you can move from piece by piece as needed. Find out more about the baby room furniture as well as the different storage for a baby room.
Not to mention baby room decoration to brighten up the walls and/or the ceiling.
Note: you will find on the site a complete and scalable baby room made in France, featuring our flagship product: a scalable raised bed that prevents parents from hurting their backs.
Also consult our guide on the baby room set.
How to make baby sleep in bed?
The first months of a child are difficult. It does not yet have a regular rhythm and it requires constant attention. Moreover, at the beginning, a large majority of parents prefer to have him sleep in their room. But, in this case, how do you know when baby is ready to sleep alone in his bed?
In fact, it is advisable to keep him with you for the first few weeks. Then, gradually, to put him in his bed. First for his nap, then for the night.
Do not hesitate to explain to him that you are nearby and that you are watching over him. That he can sleep peacefully in his bed, that he is in his room and that everything is fine.
So, although the child has his own character, it is up to you parents to 'quietly initiate the baby's passage in his room, and therefore be able to putting baby to sleep in his bed.
Rêves de libellule : a mother at the service of young parents
Rêves de libellule was born from the idea of a mother of two children (me, in this case) who was tired of not finding furniture that met her expectations in the shops.
So I decided to create a French-made baby room in wood, scalable, durable and respectful of the environment. My goal: to offer families a complete and ergonomic ecological baby room that can easily be transformed from a baby's room to a teenager's room, without having to buy additional items.
Ideal to make life easier for parents (especially during the first months of baby's life) and allow, in at the same time, children gain autonomy as they grow.