One of the most exciting things that you'll have to do when you're expecting a baby is to prepare the nursery. Getting in that room and transforming it from just a room to your sweet baby's nursery is time that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help pregnant women take part in, and enjoy all of the time spent planning, working and finishing their baby's nursery.
Get a Doctor's Clearance
Before you get down and dirty working in the nursery, talk with your doctor so that you fully understand your physical limitations. Your doctor will tell you how much weight you can lift, how much time you should spend on your feet, if it's a good idea to work on things above your head and any products you should avoid working with. Do not skip getting your doctor's clearance before you start working or you could put yourself, and your baby at risk.
Plan the Layout and Design
Do you know if you're having a boy or girl? Do you want to keep the room gender neutral? Do you want a theme, like jungles or ballerinas? Close your eyes and picture yourself sitting in a glider soothing your weeks old baby to sleep – what do you see around you? You know exactly what your baby's nursery should look like – how you want it to look and feel.
If you can picture what you want, but can't seem to come up with a plan to bring it to life, talk with a professional interior designer or residential painter. Both of these professionals have more than enough experience that they'll be able to create a design layout and assist you with picking the right colors to at least get started on the design.
Choose the Right Products
Since you're pregnant, you'll have to be very cautious of the products that you'll be working with. For the most part, the cleaning can be done with nothing more than white vinegar. You can use the white vinegar to wash down the walls before you paint, to clean the windows when you're done and even to clean any spots out of the carpet that may appear as you work.
Hire a Professional Painting Crew
Painting is harder on your body than you might think. There's a lot of bending, reaching and lifting involved, so if you're far into your pregnancy, you will probably want to leave the painting to a residential painting service. If you're still early in your pregnancy, you won't have as much of the discomfort to worry about, but you still will feel the work as you do it.
Your baby's nursery will be perfect. It will be just what you want, what you have pictured and where your memories will be made and cherished for years.