Pregnancy for some women can be such a joyful and painless experience or for many women it can be a constant struggle of keeping on top of pelvic girdle pain so the thoughts of decorating a nursery can be a bit overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be!
Putting together your baby’s nursery can be one of the most enjoyable parts of pregnancy – choosing the colours, designing the layout – and of course, all the shopping for cute baby things. If you do suffer from Pelvic Girdle Pain of course you need to know your limits and don’t try to do too much in a short space of time so start in plenty of time.
Also bare in mind that your baby will not be using the nursery straight away so don’t stress yourself trying to get everything in place before your due date. However I do recommend getting the heavy work out of the way. As soon as your little one arrives the pressies will start flowing in and you will need somewhere to store everything. This is a great time to involve your partner in your pregnancy. Get your partner to do the heavy work such as painting, moving furniture etc. You should just focus on the planning, finishing touches and putting all the nursery accessories in place.
Here are some tips on decorating your nursery and what to put in it.
Shop on-line – I love browsing the shops but as I am currently pregnant and a pelvic girdle pain sufferer with a 2 year old in tow I find online browsing much easier. I also run an online home accessories business www.dressmyhome.ie where busy mums are 90% of my customer base.
Keep it Simple – Your little bundle of joy will not always be a baby and you won’t find until they are looking for their own designs so choose a colour scheme that can be easily updated.
Wall Stickers – Wall stickers are today’s most fashionable wall décor and can be easily changed as your child gets older. They will transform the look of a room and are inexpensive.
Storage – One thing you will need almost straight away is plenty of storage for their clothes and toys.
Child Friendly – Again remember that your baby will grow very quick so for example if you are putting up shelves for all their books make sure to place it in a low position so they can reach the books. If the room will also double up as a playroom down the line they will be much happier and more inclined to use the room if they can reach everything.
Changing Table – A good changing table is a good investment but they are expensive. What I did was paint a chest of drawers I already had to match the colour scheme and got a few strips of Velcro from my local fabric shop. I placed two strips on top of the chest and two strips on a changing mat so the mat is perfectly safe and wont slip. I plan using this again for my next baby…just need to get a new mat as my current one is getting a bit tatty.
Black Out Blind – Invest in a good blackout blind. This will help to encourage sleeping patterns. Babies are like adults…they love their sleep too. Only difference is babies need encouragement and routine.
These are just a few tips for planning your nursery that I found worked for me and 2½ years on, my little girls room is still functional and looks as good as ever.
Why not have a browse of our site www.dressmyhome.ie where you will find wall stickers, bunting, picture frames, storage bags plus loads more items to accessorise your nursery and give it a personal touch.
Finally, try to enjoy your pregnancy and if you are a pelvic girdle pain sufferer, remember, it won’t last forever and it can be made so much more bearable by visiting Deborah’s at www.physiofitwoman.ie
About Pauline Egan
Pauline is the owner of dessmyhome.ie one of Ireland’s leading online Home Accessories sites. Here you can find accessories from country kitchen to shabby chic to dressing your home including decorating the nursery. Check the website and her Facebook page and prepare to fall in love with the unique home accessories this site offers you. Pauline kindly offered us 2 nursery giveaways which will be uploaded on our Facebook page during the month of August. Pauline first came to Physiofit Woman at 13 weeks pregnant with her second child. She suffered from Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) since her first pregnancy and to minimise the symptoms on this second pregnancy she started our 4 week Physiotherapy Postural Course. Read Pauline’s testimonial on how the Physiotherapy Programme helped managing her PGP allowing her to enjoy this pregnancy and still being able to mind her 2,5 year old daughter.