Designing a Nursery that Grows with Baby

Baby’s nursery is one of the most important rooms in the house for moms, dads, and—of course—little ones. Finding the perfect color and décor is definitely fun and can take up a lot of your attention. However, dedicating some of your focus to creating a nursery that will grow with your child can save you a lot of time and money. Your little nugget will grow up quicker than you could ever imagine—consider a few of these tips for creating a room that will help ease some of the growing pains (for both of you) by easily transitioning as your child grows.

Convertible Nursery Furniture

Look for nursery furniture that can easily transition with children as they grow. A convertible crib is a great option as it features four stages—a traditional crib, a toddler bed, a daybed and a full-size bed. If you’re like many parents, there will be a moment when your toddler tries to climb out of her crib. At that moment you know you need to transition to a toddler bed immediately! Just think of the time, worry (and sleep!) you’ll save by being ready to transition her crib to a toddler bed on the spot. Plus, as she continues to outgrow her jammies, toys & snuggles, her bed will continue to grow with her through her teen years and help to remind you both of simpler times.

Dual-Stage Crib Mattress

Infants, especially under the age of one, need a very firm and supportive crib mattress for safe sleeping. When your little one reaches toddlerhood, they can transition to a softer crib mattress. Additional layers of cushioning or cool gel memory foam create a cozy sleeping space. When your child is ready to transition into a twin, full-size or queen bed, Sealy offers a wide selection of coil, foam and hybrid options!

Related Article: Transitioning from a Toddler Bed

Classic, Timeless Finishes

When selecting a crib, dresser, or chest for baby’s room, look for timeless colors and finishes such as white, gray or dark browns. These classic finishes are gender-neutral and offer parents a blank slate to design baby’s nursery around. A crisp white finish easily grows with baby, plus it can be freshened up with crib sheets and skirts for a fun pop of color. All paints and stains used with Sealy Baby cribs and dressers are non-toxic, so they are safe and built to last for years to come.

Gender Neutral Theme

A gender-neutral theme that is not overly ‘baby’, such as nature, nautical, or geometric shapes, can easily grow with infants and save parents time and money spent redecorating too often. New artwork, accessories, and fresh linens are easy and inexpensive ways to freshen up the look of a child’s bedroom as they get older and their tastes change. When decorating the walls, consider using removable wall decals or painting one feature wall a bright color that can more easily be updated in the future.

Because much of a child’s time is spent in their room sleeping, playing, and bonding with parents and friends, it is one of the most important areas in a family’s home. To save time, money, and space, think about investing in convertible furniture. This way, your child can easily grow into the room and you can save big on style!

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