by: Roy Thomsitt
Where you live will probably dictate whether a baby nursery is the norm; and your budget and living accommodation will influence whether you are able to follow that norm or tradition and supply your new baby with their own separate nursery.
A baby nursery, or separate bedroom for a new born, is not the usual practice in many countries. My children by my first marriage were brought up in England, where a baby, on being taken home from hospital, will go home to a separate bedroom or nursery. My young daughter, Saffron, was born here in the Philippines where the tradition is for babies to sleep with the parents.
It can be a difficult choice for new parents: do we put our new baby in her own nursery room, or do we have her in our bedroom in a crib or even in our bed? There are conflicting opinions about this choice, and it is one that attracted quite a lot of comment and surprise here when we opted to put Saffron in her own crib in her own nursery room, the day she came home from the baby clinic.
I was very firm in my own mind that a separate room is best in the long term, and therefore it is best in the beginning. A baby, and then child, will grow in accordance with what they are used to, and what they come to see and feel as the norm. The most important things for a baby are that :
1. They are fed well;
2. They are kept clean;
3. They are comfortable;
4. They feel secure knowing that the parents, especially mother, will be there when she wakes.
5. They are loved.
All of those things are easily achievable in a baby nursery separate from the parents' room.
Advantages Of A Separate Baby Nursery
A separate baby nursery brings with it a number of important advantages, for the baby and the parents. These include:
1. The baby will sleep undisturbed by parents coming and going. As they get older, that will be particularly important in the evening and night.
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About The Author
This baby room article was written by Roy Thomsitt, owner author of the Bouncing New Baby website. http://www.bouncing-new-baby.com/Decorating_Baby_Rooms.htm.