Kitting out your child’s bedroom is very important. If you want any hope of getting your child to sleep in there each night, then they’re going to need to like how it looks and feels. Be sure to follow this guide to have less sleepless nights and enjoy stress-free parenting, where you’ll have time to relax yourself.
Decorate To A Theme
This is probably the most important step. If you kid has a favourite TV show like ‘Paw Patrol’ or really likes the movie ‘Frozen’ then use this to your advantage! Luckily, for you as a parent, retail stores sell bucket loads of branded merchandise to fill your child’s room to the brim with. Duvet covers are a great place to start; kids love it when their bed has their favourite TV and movie characters on it. Match this up with relevant pillow cases and maybe a throw at the bottom of the bed in a suitable, matching colour and you’re away! To continue the theme throughout the room, pick up some posters for your child to stick up on a noticeboard. Then, to complete the new look, paint the walls in matching colours to the duvet set. Or, if you’re lucky, and can find some, plaster your kid’s wall in their favourite TV show or film’s wallpaper! They’ll love it.
Make Their Bed Comfy
Giving your kids a comfy bed to sleep in can be a masterstroke. Not only will they spend fewer hours awake terrorising you, but it’ll help them perform better at school the next day. The key to comfort in bed is a good mattress. A durable, long-lasting and comfortable solution is a latex mattress. Your little one is only going to need a single bed, which will keep costs down. So, why not take a look at some of the double latex mattresses available to treat Mummy and Daddy after the kids are sound asleep? These are great luxurious mattresses that guarantee a good night’s sleep. Be sure to get your child some nicely plump pillows and a suitable duvet. Ideally, children cannot sleep under anything at all warmer than a 10.5 tog. If you stick to those tips, then hopefully, you’ll have plenty of silent nights!
A great kids bedroom needs to be packed with their favourite toys in order to keep them occupied for hours! Every other child will be envious of your kid’s awesome pad when they come over for playdates in this case. Open-ended toys are great for inspiring creativity within your kid. Things like building blocks and arts and crafts materials can really engage your kid’s mind, which is great when they’re at such a young age. Educational additions to the room could be a clock, to help them learn to tell the time. Or even a globe, to aid their understanding of geography from an early age! Try and avoid filling your child’s bedroom with violent toys. Toy swords or guns, etc. aren’t the best method of upbringing for you kid! Instead, perhaps try Play-Doh or a musical instrument. These might seem messy and noisy – but they’ll certainly keep him or her occupied!
Make sure you kid’s room is tidy! A messy environment will teach them that that is okay to be untidy. If you make sure their room is orderly and teach them that that is the way that things are meant to be kept, then they will learn to be more responsible. Pick up some large, plastic storage crates for all your child’s favourite toys. These can be hidden away under a bed or at the top of a wardrobe so that the clutter is only there when your kid is playing. There’s also no incentive for you child to get out of bed to start playing with toys in the middle of the night then, too. Keeping the bedroom tidy will also stop either your kid or you tripping over toy cars or stamping on LEGO bricks! The best part of storing the toys away is that none of them are ever going to be lost! We as parents know how horrendous it can be if a child’s favourite toy goes missing. Avoid this!
Hopefully, all of these additions and tips will make your kid’s bedroom incredibly enjoyable, safe, and cosy for them. It is important for children to love their bedroom. If they do, they’ll spend a lot of time engaging with the important stuff in it, and get more sleep! This has its health benefits, too. Follow this handy guide and enjoy bringing up a learned child and indulge in more pleasant night’s sleep!