Mike Holmes: Think safety, functionality and fun when it comes to baby's room - room air purifier
Did you notice that more babies were born in September, which is true if you look at your Facebook friends list, you may see that a large part of your network is babies in September.
I guess that's why it makes sense to be designated National Baby Safety Month in September.
Things have made a lot of progress since my child needed a nursery, but a few years ago helped my daughter prepare for the arrival of the child, I had another problem planning the nursery-this time to satisfy my grandchildren.
Here are some tips for me to make a nursery safe for babies while making a functional space that can grow with them.
Every year in the United StatesS.
An estimated 2,400 children were treated for injuries to the electrical outlet
The number is too high.
You are lucky if you live in a new building!
The code has been updated and needs to be tampered
For old houses, upgrade all your outlets (
An average of about 75 per family)
It's a pretty cheap change and definitely worth it.
Please note that they are called tampering
Although the risk of impact is not completely eliminated (
You need to stick the object to two spires)
It's from those old-school outlets.
Be careful when using seat covers
At least the smaller ones.
If your children learn how to remove them, they can be a risk of suffocation.
Once your store is ready --
Consider the layout carefully.
Wires can be a danger, especially when those little feet start running around!
Keep the electronics close to the socket, fix the loose wires on the wall and leave the electronics (
Like a baby monitor.
Where the baby can't reach
I always say that the real sign of an eternal home is a home that can grow old with residents.
Usually I am referring to the oldest resident in a family, but in this case it also applies to the smallest resident.
Think about how the nursery will be used.
Do you only plan a child or do you want a bigger family
Children's families, you will want a nursery where you can grow up with your children.
When the baby is still in the crib, the pure white carpet and curtains may work well, but think about it, a mess of sevenyear-old can cause (
I should know. I got three. .
My son and daughter recently completed a nursery for a brand new baby who used neutral natural wood (but still fun)
Color and mural as the focus, looks great for babies, but looks just as good for fiveor six-year-old.
This means that parents do not need to upgrade their rooms year after year.
Furniture that can pull double tariffs is a big investment.
For example, a crib that can evolve into a toddler's bed.
Replace it with a rocking chair (
Small moving feet may have the risk of being squashed)
A plush chair and ottoman made a great care stop for Jr.
You can sit on soft things in the future life.
Bookshelves and storage space are a huge investment, but be sure they may be fixed.
Almost all the building materials
Some volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The smoke will evaporate over time, but a room covered with new paint, brand new carpets and new furniture, well, that's too muchgassing.
Shop carefully for your nursery.
Look for paint with less or no VOCs.
Instead of installing new carpets, keep the floor bare.
Consider adding an air purifier to the registry.
The best advice for handling VOCs is to prepare the baby room as early as possible.
For those who are coming, I wish you all good luck-
I hope I can have a good sleep every other time (
Grandparents are the godsend of this).