Baby Nursery Ideas – Stage 1
- August 11, 2020
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hi there mamas and papas! So one of the many challenges I’ve faced during this pregnancy is where to put the new baby. We live in a reasonably sized apartment in Barcelona, but it’s not big by any means for a family with five — soon to be six — kids. Our oldest has his own room, and the other four share bedrooms with bunkbeds; all share a bathroom. We love the location of our apartment and it’s bright and sunny. Moving doesn’t seem ideal and will be too expensive. So where will this baby end up?
The baby is going on the terrace!
Well, it’s not really a terrace, it’s a filled-in terrace off of my bedroom. It’s very bright, a bit hot in the summer, and has pretty views. I’m now strategizing regarding how to get this room set up! You’ll see my challenges and the initial ideas regarding solutions in today’s new video. Here’s my little checklist:
Baby Boy Nursery Ideas Checklist
Here’s my checklist for what I need to do to get this baby’s room set up. And please let me know if I am missing something!
- Paint baby’s room (have selected a very neutral color from Farrow & Ball called Elephant’s Breath). Been interviewing painters to get a good price.
- Crib (I’m opting for an Ikea crib, and Ikea mattress, and Ikea bumpers and sheets — should have those set up by next week and will give you guys a peek). My plan is to buy wheels for the IKA crib so that I can move the baby around and have him sleep in different places.
- Baby changing table (still looking … I’m leaning towards an Ikea baby changing table. I have also considered Ikea baby dresser changing tables, but I think I will go for simple).
- Blackout curtains (over window blinds that block the sun).
- Rug — on the fence. I have some small sheepskin rugs that might do the trick. The room is hot already! I also have a small portable AC unit that needs to drain out of a whole in the middle of the floor, which will make an area carpet difficult.)
That’s the most basic of all lists. Over time, I will try to add other elements such as a “pumping station” as I like to call it, from where I can sit and have easy access to the breast pump equipment so that pumping for a few minutes after each feed is effortless.
Take a look at my video, tell me what you think, and see you back soon when I report on progress made.