Tips for furnishing your baby's room


A bed to sleep, a place to change, comfortable and safe for him and at the right height for you, are the two essential elements in the birth of your baby.

Then, depending on the size
of the room and your tastes, you can add dresser, closet and hosier, toy box and of course decorative elements.

In the choice of furniture, give more importance to the style of the dresser or cabinet because you will keep for years, while you keep the bed up to 3 years.

If you can use a cradle (or carriage), do not hesitate:
the baby is in an environment
its size, it can be and often rocked the cradles are fitted with curtain
filtering the light and avoiding drafts. If you do not have the chance to own a home of family or hunt in one flea, perhaps one of the grandmothers that investment will be used to all small children: cradles are pretty expensive and they serve only 3 or 4 months ...

The possibility of adjusting the height of the crib mattress is interesting, but do not forget that the top position is only used 6 months: as soon as your baby pulls on the arm to sit, it is imperative the set position.
In many beds you can remove one side when the child grows, so you can allow him to get on and off the bed alone and when it will not use more, store it in a small sofa.
For the station, ideal when a place is to install the changing table in the bathroom so you do not have to change rooms at the toilet. In this case, a small corner in the room is complementary welcome to the fast exchange. Remember that the first few months, we change a baby ten times a day and forget the idea of doing it on a corner of your bed! Your back not stand it and even less of Dad ...
If you opt for a convenient changing in the room, choose the tray equipped with a spacious changing as possible: a child wears diapers until 2 years of age in most cases ...
An important point lighting: ceiling that dazzles attention to the baby lying on his back, prefer the lamp placed or applied. Think of a dimly lit night for bottles, less the child will be awake, the faster it go back to sleep! And do not get used to sleeping with the light, he did not need.

Idea furniture makeover
here is a piece of furniture that I found on a flea market for only 20 Euros and I repainted it can give an idea of the room.

Of course it still lacks the handles, I removed the furniture to paint and I cannot find them! It means that I have a great workshop tidy. Artists all the same!
His first Grand bed

a child usually remains in his crib until about 3 years. But if he suffers from sleep disorders, manifest desire to escape or to let a little brother or sister arrives, it can happen in a normal bed at about 18 months.
You can then choose size bed "intermediate", 70x150, designed to stay in a size scale. There may stay until about 6-7 years and then pass to his younger brother. This solution is particularly useful when two children are sleeping in the same room.
There are beds evolutionary first settled in 90x150 then be extended for up to 190.

If you go directly to a standard bed, 90x190, do not be afraid it falls: it happens sometimes the first few nights, plan cushions or old mattress, but do not equip her bed protections consistently anti- fall, it would only reduce decision ... Most children stop falling after a few nights, when their body has taken the measure of the new space. By cons, they discover the pleasure of getting up at will!
Choose a firm bed with anti-bacterial. Pediatricians generally recommend high density foam which, when it is good, not deformed, provides firm support and does not attract dust mites. You can also choose a traditional spring mattress or latex mattress.
The transition to the bed is a very important moment in the life of the child, here are some recommendations childhood specialists:

  • If your child reads changes due to arrival of a new baby in the family, make sure that it has a sufficient amount of time between his bed and change the baby: should not that he has the impression that ousting his bed to give to the new baby, it must instead he feels like a "promotion".
  • Choose preferably a period of change in his life, such as entry into kindergarten or potty training: observation of rites of passage to higher age allows him to find pins.
  • Avoid to the extent possible, bunk beds or loft. When the child is high, in addition to the risk of falls or accidents, finished cuddling next to him, read the stories in the arms ...
  • Most cribs has a drawer in which you can put a mattress perfect for entertaining friends or small bedroom babysitter, should not be used as permanent bed for a child. Every child needs their own space and the more they grow, the more they use their bed in the day to read, listen to music and relax.

Finally, do not be afraid that their children get bored quickly reads: This is the only place you in their own possession and they have a profound attachment to what is their nest.

His office

as soon as he could walk and sit, it is a good idea to give your child a table and chair size. Soon he settled there, will make his first scribbles of dough, play the market or dinette. Allow preferably 2 chairs for two children to play together, or you can even sit next to him.
When, six years between the CP children, he then needs a real office. There is virtually no model suitable for this age because they would prove too small very quickly so you have to take a direct office "large", i.e., an office he held his entire adult education. Drawers are welcome, if a sliding computer. Offices adapted to the computer are now available for children as well.

Maintenance tips for wood surfaces treated

lacquered surfaces

Painted surfaces can be cleaned best by passing a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth. Do not use any products or polishing sprays: they will undoubtedly attack the lacquer. Be sure to cover felt media devices such that Installation stereo. This avoids the black streaks when traveling.

Waxed surfaces

the solid wood furniture is often treated with wax.

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE: Dust and wipe with a damp cloth, then coat with emulsion nourishing beeswax. After drying go polish with a lint-free cloth.

MATES SURFACES: Clean with a soapy plant, then polish and wax in beeswax.

SURFACE scratched or DIFFICULT TO CLEAN: Dampen a fine grain sandpaper with a balm and rub the wax. Coat the bare wood and beeswax polish.

Oiled surfaces

Oiled surfaces to maintain the best coating them evenly at regular intervals and oil resin or paraffin. Then polish with a lint-free cloth.

Sand the spots with a fine grain sandpaper. Clean with soap and vegetable oil. After drying, polish with a lint-free cloth.

Dust, clean with soap plant, sand and carefully coated with a thin layer of oil.

Tips and Tricks to Restore antique furniture

if your furniture has the stamp, it would be a shame to paint: it would lose all its value. But you can give it a facelift.

Your old wooden furniture has certainly accumulated many layers of wax that have tarnished and dirty. Here are some tips used by professionals and antiquarians, for deep cleaning. The goal is to keep the patina of the wood gives the furniture all its interest and value.

First step to restore antique furniture:

It should, in a first step, unclog your furniture and remove all successive layers of wax accumulated over many years. Indeed, during the twentieth century, people were not greedy of polish. They rubbed their furniture thinking make them shiny and the smell of wax often symbolized cleanliness. In fact, the polish has the opposite effect; it tends to attract dirt and embedded in the wood fibers.

The most effective solution is to use a basic Wax Remover will dissolve the different strata. This product can be bought in drugstores or hardware stores specialized. It applies to using a fine steel wool rubbing in the direction of the wood grain. This method has the advantage of being fresh and prevents stripping too aggressive.

Second step: washing

once your furniture bare handed, it is advisable to wash, which will guarantee a final degreasing. The most effective method is to use the washing Saint Marc, about 100g per liter of water, then rinse with warm water and a soft sponge. It is imperative to dry thoroughly with a soft cloth after that no trace of water remains.

Third step: fill the holes

your furniture has regained its original color, but has multiple holes or cracks. It is then possible to easily reseal with wood pulp that dries very quickly. This paste is applied with a spatula or with your finger. There are a range of different colors suitable for each color of wood.

For larger holes, preferably use the wood filler which is a mixture of wood powder and of a hardener. This sealant has the advantage of not retract but drying is longer. Then sand lightly to smooth the whole.

In fact, if you are weary to open drawers, as is often the case, rub the grooves with hard soap or paraffin.

Once these operations are completed, simply polish your furniture and rub every week with a soft cloth to make it shine. You'll save as a single layer of wax is sufficient for many months.