Organizing a nursery for one baby is a task in itself, but when you find out that you are expecting twin, it is as exciting as can be! No doubt, it can be daunting to even begin preparing a room for two tiny toddlers, but then there is so much fun to look forward to! With so much to do, you might be confused where to start. From the color of the walls to the tones of the furniture, everything needs your consideration. Many people simply go for customized furniture choices in this regard.
Here are some easy tips not only to help you focus on this exciting preparation for your little ones, but also to help you create a safe and ideal environment for your babies.
Keep Things Consistent
Although twins have their own separate identities, but since they are going to be sharing a room for a while, it is important to consider both their styles and merge them to create a beautiful ambience. If you’re having opposite sex twins, choose a neutral base color and decorate with coordinating accent colors. You can cohesively use pinks and blues, so that the room doesn’t become gender specific. Combine this with complimentary bedding, rugs and cribs, and you have a perfectly adorable and uncluttered bedroom.
Don’t Multiply Everything by Two
You may think having twins means buying two of everything; however, this isn’t necessarily the case. Yes, you might want to buy two cribs, but for the rest of the furniture, making sure it works and fits with the room matters. Many people go for customized furniture like twin cots and rockers but that depends on your budget. There are other things that need not be bought in two pieces; for example, for same sex twins, you can keep a single dresser with an extra bookcase or armoire should be perfect. For opposite sex twins, you can easily split the dresser into two. Similarly, one over-sized changing table will also work just fine.
Keep the Crib Simple
According to general research from families having twins, their babies conveniently slept in a single crib for up to 10 weeks. A simple crib is perfect initially, but then, go for those individual baby beds that can be transformed into a toddler bed and then into a full-size bed. Once the kids become older, it will be a fun experience for your children to choose their beds for themselves or order customized furniture of their liking.
Another important thing to remember is not to stuff the crib with pillows, toys and blankets – these can pose a potential threat to the babies. Two simple swaddling blankets will do just fine.
A Changing Table is a Must
Don’t expect to change over 20 diapers a day, on the bed or the floor, and keep your back intact! It’s also a good option to buy a decent full-size dresser that is flexible enough to be used as a changing table. However, if you do buy a traditional changing table, you can repurpose it once the twins don’t need it any longer.
Make a Little Room for Yourself Too
Having twins can easily become an all-hands-on-deck situation. Besides having your work cut out for you, your relatives and friends will definitely want to come into their bedroom and cuddle with the little munchkins. So it’s a good idea to have an extra sofa or an extra-wide glider in your twins’ bedroom. Not only will your guests feel accommodated, you will also have somewhere to crash when you are exhausted.
Secure All Furniture
Last, but in no way the least, is to secure all the furniture to the wall. Many families have suffered tragedies because they neglected baby proofing their furniture. Make sure all the items that should be secured are secured to the wall and everything in the room is 100% safe and secure for your babies. Even the smallest negligence can lead to an unfortunate incident.
A single baby is a bundle of happiness, and when that happiness is multiplied, it can be both exciting and exhausting. Simply follow these tips to create the perfect ambience for welcoming your tiny toddlers.