How to prep up your newborn’s room?

Useful tips from mummy, Avantika Kukreti, on how to set up the nursery for your newborn.

The moment your baby is born, you may begin counting days to get back home with your little bundle of joy. You’ve welcomed them into your life and now you’re eager to welcome them into your home too. But bringing your baby home also brings with it many responsibilities. For example, setting up the nursery, baby proofing the house, and choosing wall paint safe for babies.

So, what should you keep in mind to turn your house into the perfect abode of love, and safety? Take a look.

Painting your house

You can start with basics like getting your house painted with baby safe colours. Here are some important points to keep in mind if you are painting your house while you are pregnant.

  • First and foremost, choosing a wall paint safe for babies is extremely important. Before buying the paint do check if it is safe and follows all prescribed rules and regulations for a baby safe paint. (More on that later.)
  • Your baby’s development is at crucial stage during the first trimester. So it is advised that you avoid any painting work during this period. After 14th week of pregnancy may be a good time to start dressing up your walls.
  • At the same time, it may be ideal to finish the painting work before your baby’s born. This is mainly because bringing your baby into a freshly painted room is not advisable because of the paint fumes.
  • Ensure that the rooms are well ventilated. Allow lots of fresh air to come in. Keep your house windows open as far as possible for good air circulation. This will help reduce the effects of paint fumes.
  • Stay fully covered during and for at least a few days after the painting process. This will help avoid any direct skin contact. Cover your nose and mouth around the painting area to avoid breathing in the paint fumes. Eating and drinking in the room that is being painted is not advisable.

Choosing a wall paint safe for babies

wall paint safe for babies

Avantika Kukreti shares about a wall paint safe for babies | Screencapped from First Post Facebook Page

Considering the hazards of paint fumes to your little ones, baby safe paints are best for nurseries. You can check your chosen paint for these important points or simply choose Nerolac Impressions Eco Clean that has all these benefits.

  • Choose a paint that’s low on Volatile Organic Compounds and odour.
  • Ensure that the paint has great fungal resistance and anti-bacterial quality. This is especially important for homes with babies and kids.
  • Excellent stain-resistance and washability are also great features for homes with kids and elder people.
  • Ensure that it has a rich and smooth finish along with a good sheen. Nerolac Impressions Eco Clean gives a beautiful HD feel to your homes.
  • Find out if the paint has a good flow and brushability for that finesse and quality look.

You can check out the Nerolac website here to choose a wall paint safe for babies. You can also watch the full video here for more information. 

Other important tips to baby proof your house

  • Make your home a ‘No Smoking’ zone.
  • Ensure good ventilation.
  • Keep important medicines handy.

With these useful tips, you can make your home a safe nest for your baby.

Source: NHS, American Pregnancy

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