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Tips On Converting A Guest Room Into A Nursery

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If you are expanding your family with an addition of a new baby and just cannot afford to buy or rent a new place with a room to spare for the nursery, maybe you should check your own home for a suitable room to convert into a nursery?

Not everyone are financially endowed so you have to make use of what is already available, in this case, a not-so-utilized guest room to convert to a nursery. And if you are lucky and you can actually use that room for the new addition in the family then all you have to do is check out these tips on how to go through it without leaving a large hole in your pockets and on the room’s wall!

 

Sell the old furnishings in the guest room that you will not need

If there is an old bed that was hardly used and can rake in extra money for you to augment your nursery project, then sell it by all means. There is no need to hang on to that bed unless you have an extra room to put that. However, if you are already tight for space that is why you are using the guest room to convert into a nursery then you probably don’t have enough space to accommodate that other bed. Sell it and even the other furniture inside the room or even the whole house as long as you will not use them anymore. Maybe leave the dresser for your baby’s clothings but the rest has to go.

 

Skip the wall repainting or re-installation of wallpapers

The objective here is to minimize cost as well when converting the guest room into a nursery. If the wall paint is boring, just add some cute and colorful vinyl stickers which are all a fraction of a cost of what you would have spent if you would do a repainting or re-installation of wallpaper job.

 

Add colorful with baby and kid themed curtains on the window

The curtains will add a spark of color and fun in the new nursery without having to dress the whole room up that will only cost you hundreds of dollars. The curtains will also give some privacy to the nursing mom and will keep the harsh light at bay.

 

Use an old couch as a settee

Do not buy a rocking chair or a nice couch for the nursery. Make use of the extra couch or settee that you have in your home and put it in the nursery for an added comfort when you need to nurse or just sit inside the room to watch or play with the baby.

Decorate your old couch or settee with colorful and whimsical patterned pillows to add coziness and warmth in the room like the ones in Cents of Style.

 

 

Borrow a crib instead of buying one

Your baby will not stay a baby forever. If you have relatives of friends who have tots who have outgrown their cribs, just ask if you can borrow it for sometime until your baby is big enough to transition into a toddler’s bed. The crib will be useful for at least 2 years, maybe 3 years at most and by that time, your toddler is ready to transition to his or her own cute little bed.

When my sister-in-law got pregnant, I lent her my daughter’s crib which was just gathering dust in our storage room. I even gave her  permission to repaint it to suit her preference because that way, I am able to help someone save money and the crib gets to be used again and it provided extra space now in our storage room for other stuff to take that place. I decided not to get the crib back and have it used again by another relative who got pregnant later on. One crib – many babies served. :)

 

Do not use fancy or high-end beddings for the crib

Like I said earlier, your baby will not be a baby forever and I cannot stress that enough. I think I only bought my daughter 1 full set of baby beddings and the rest were given by family and friends and I stuck with them. It saved me money rather than buy the high-end ones. As long as the beddings do not have loose ribbons or threads that can accidentally choke a baby then they are all good.

Inspect the baby beddings and make sure there are no loose threads, ribbons, garters or even small embellishments that a baby can choke on. An example of affordable beddings that you may check and consider are these Caden Lane – Baby Bedding sets.

 

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Try to use led lights rather than hang a chandelier on the ceiling

Avoid chandeliers at all cost in a nursery for safety reasons. Use led lamps instead that can be bolted close to the ceiling. LED lights are cheaper and more energy efficient and can last longer than ordinary light bulbs.

 

So, the project of converting a guest room into a nursery need not be an expensive one. Just use whatever things you already have and repurpose them or upcycle then you have a nice, cozy nursery room for the new bundle of joy!

 

How Your Child Can Get The Most out of Day Care Nursery

A few simple day care nursery tips

Going to a day care nursery can be scary, especially for a sub-5 year old. It’s great they’re going, but are they getting the most out of the experience?

There’s no doubt they’ll grow and develop, but there are some things you can do to help that process, and even experience some wonderful things yourself.

If you’re looking for some ideas to help your child get the most out of nursery, you’re in the right place. Let Sandhills Day Nursery Birmingham show you how:

Photo not mine

Photo not mine

Review What They’ve Learned

When they’re at home, go over the things they learned that day (and previous days as well).

Draw, play, and create with them. Reinforce the ideas, knowledge and concepts they’ve grasped.

Sing the ABC song; give them math’s problems; help them arrange fridge magnets.

Let them teach you what they’ve learned; get messy with finger paint; play with blocks and brio, etc.

At home, going over the things they’re currently learning —whether that’s the alphabet, countries of the world or simple math’s—is extremely helpful to improve their preschool nursery experience.

Learn More

Although going over what they’ve learned is great, learning new things with them is even better. They can then go back to day care nursery and maybe teach others their newfound knowledge.

Try reading and writing with them, or simply find answers to the never-ending stream of ‘Why’s’!

Stay in The Loop

What are they doing in preschool nursery? What are they learning? What new friends do they have?

Becoming a part of not only your child’s time at nursery, but the community’s as well is a great way to improve the experience for everyone.

And instead of only dropping your child off and picking him/her up later, stick around for a while to see how they’re getting on; talk with some of the parents about their time; ask the staff how he or she is progressing.

At Sandhills day nursery Birmingham, we regularly discuss with parents their child’s progress and how their child is settling in, as well as their education. Childcare is important to us, and we base these discussions on their relationships with the staff and other children, their participation in activities, familiarity with routines and the whereabouts of resources.

Arrange Playdates (with Children From the Nursery)

Playdates are a brilliant way to help your child get the most out of day care nursery; they help strengthen the relationships they build with other children —crucial to their progress.

And instead of being the paint-partner or toy-teammate, you can watch him or her interact with another child and see how they’re getting on; how they play, talk, share, etc.

Day care nursery in and of itself is a great experience, and a critical learning curve. The amount of learning and growing they do in these years is astronomical, so making it the best possible experience is key.

Hopefully these 4 ideas can help you to help your child not only do well in nursery, but excel!

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