There’s nothing like the event of welcoming a child into the family. It’s an incredible experience that enriches lives with love, and joy. Well, I know I may sound like I’m trying to sugar-coat it, I’m not going ot lie to you, there are things that can give parents headaches, starting from sleepless nights. I
t doesn’t matter if you’re new at parenting, or you’ve already had your share for a few years, whichever the case, there are many dilemmas parents can’t solve easily, and there’s always the fearful question “Am I a good parent?”. One of these agonising dilemmas is of course whether to get a kids bedroom, or choose the family bed.
As soon as a baby arrives, it’s natural you want to provide it with the best you can, and this goes for sleeping as well. Babies can sometimes have a wrecked sleeping schedule, not being able to sleep at night when they should, and the best way out to a crying baby, difficult to sleep-train, would be to bring it in the marital bed. It seems like the perfect, effective strategy for the time being, baby’s by your side, sleeping peacefully, you get your night’s beauty sleep; been there, done that. But, unless you want this to turn into a long-term routine as well when your child grows up, you better start preparing a kids bedroom – the sooner, the better.
Just looking through, and picking from the vast options of children’s furniture, be it for a nursery, toddler’s room, preschoolers or school children’s room, can bring joy in itself, more so when you find the eco-friendly pieces, made of renewable sources, without the use of solvent-based paint and VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), so you can have your peace of mind knowing you’re getting furniture pieces that would help make your kids environment safe.
Besides, arranging a room for your little ones also helps them with their development, learning how to be independent. As studies have shown, children who crawl into the marital bed don’t just end up with a shortened, and troubled sleep, but later issues with trust and safety.
If your kids consider your bed as the safest place on earth, it’s time to let them know a room of their own is just as safe, something that can be accomplished by positive language, turning bedtime routine into an enjoyable activity by reading them a bedtime story beside their own beds, and playing some calming music they love. They can also help with the furniture picking to make the process more enjoyable. Arrange their own bedroom, and say bye to restless nights.