1. Lack of play space
Many parents often fill the room with lots of furniture and items such as beds, wardrobes, toy boxes. Sometimes there are tables, chairs and tables. This is generally invisible, causing the children’s play space to be narrow or even nonexistent.
My advice is to keep it as simple as possible. No matter how much you want to “equip”, leave a space large enough for your baby to freely play in his own room.
2. Ignore the dangers
Children are very active and curious. Children will always find ways to “make use of” all the objects in the room, which can sometimes lead to unwanted accidents. Therefore, make sure the baby’s room is the safest place possible. All hazardous details should be considered and excluded.
For example, loose ropes and blinds can become a hazard if your child climbs or gets entangled in them. An unstable cabinet or carpet with no anti-slip grip can cause your baby to fall or create a collision. In addition, lock the windows and doors of the room also need to be safe so that children do not get injured or accidentally lock the door.
3. There is only one light source
Install a variety of lights suitable for your child’s different purposes. As a dim night light for children who are afraid of the dark, a lamp for studying or a light for children’s play area, etc.
4. Choose a rug just because… “beautiful”
Today, you can find a wide variety of carpet patterns in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes and materials. But let’s talk about the beauty factor, you always have to calculate the suitability for the room, especially the size of the space. In addition, young children often get dirty easily on the floor or carpet. Choose materials that are easy to clean and wash for your baby’s room.
5. Not “protecting” the wall
Do not forget that the walls are not only beautiful and bright, but also have to be able to cope with the “creativity” of the children. Vinel paint, washable wall paper are ideal options because they can be easily cleaned. Otherwise, you may end up having to invest quite a bit in periodic room repairs.
6. Decorate the room in a special style
Children will grow up, their clothes will expand and with that, their preferences will change. That is why we should choose neutral tones or styles for the room. A space filled with the colors “princess” or “superman” can be very interesting in the early stages, but it will be difficult to accompany the child’s development.
On the contrary, parents can still accentuate their children’s space with easily replaceable items such as mattresses, bed sheets or pictures.
7. Not planning for storage space
In addition to clothes, children will generate countless other things that need to be stored such as toys, books, …. That’s why it’s important to have cabinets, baskets or shelves where everything finds its place. Don’t let the room become a mess because you don’t know where to put those things or mess with other things. Develop a sense of neatness and order in your baby from an early age.
8. Keep things out of reach of children
For a child to truly love their room, they need to be comfortable and truly in control of the room. The child must be able to move around the room easily, getting everything they want within the room.
According to the Montessori method, the way to encourage creativity and independence in children is to keep all toys and books within reach. And so, parents should pay attention to the size of the table, cabinet, and height of the child to have the most accurate choice.