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Baby Girls Nursery Decorating Ideas

Decorating a nursery for your baby girl can be exciting as well as an overwhelming task. But before you go shopping for your baby girl s nursery, do some research to see what styles you are interested in and what color schemes that best suit your room and make a list of things you are looking for as that would help you when you start make decisions regarding the decorations.

Colors play an important part in your baby s vision development. For instance, brightly colored toys and wall hangings will capture your baby s attention and develop her ability to distinguish colors and shapes. So keep that in mind when you are decorating your baby girl s nursery.

Colors that are commonly used in baby girls décor include pink, lavender and white and colors that are considered gender-neutral include shades of brown, yellow and green. You can also wallpaper the entire room or wallpaper just one wall. Either way, consider a contemporary pattern such as stripes or damask for an easier redecorating transition in the future.

After choosing a color scheme for your baby girl s nursery, choose a decorating theme. You can choose traditional or contemporary nursery themes for baby girls. Traditional themes like princess, fairy tale, ballerina and animals, and contemporary like beach, garden and global bazaar. There are also themes that are age-neutral and will require less redecorating as your baby girl grows up. Or you can make your theme revolve around your family s interests. For example, if you are a dog lovers family, choose a puppy-themed nursery.

The final step in your decorating process is choosing the nursery furniture. Nursery furniture usually includes a crib, dresser or armoire for storing baby s clothes and a changing table. You can stack diapers in decorative baskets on the changing table s shelves for easy access. You can also add a rocking chair or comfortable armchair, a bookshelf, toy box or a daybed for extra seating in the room. Make sure to leave open floor space for a play area.

Anyway, we hope you’ll enjoy looking at these photos and will find some interesting ideas for your baby girl s nursery.




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25+ Nursery Design Ideas

Playful Decor

You thought that decorating was fun before? Wait until you start revamping a tired old guest room for your new baby. or giving that nursery a makeover when baby is ready for a “big boy” or “big girl” room — the colors, patterns, fabrics, and wallpapers you get to play with are 10 times more exciting than “grown-up” decor. You can let your inner artist free in a child’s room, because the more whimsical and colorful it is, the more they’ll like it.

And the best part: There’s no rule that says your child’s space has to match the rest of the house. So let go of the style rules that have ruled your roost and decorate with abandon!

Wallpapering Tips

  1. Don’t rush it. Wallpapering takes time. Plan on about four hours of wall prep, depending on the condition of the walls, and 10 hours to paper a small room.
  2. Focus on preparation. Wallpapering over a painted wall? First, sand the wall to dull the glossiness of the paint. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove dust. Then wash the area with a strong household detergent, let dry, and start papering.
  3. Create a smooth surface. Wallpapering over a bumpy or textured wall? You have two options: Either cover the wall to be papered with a thin coat of drywall (honestly, this is best left to the pros, or to an extremely experienced do-it-yourselfer), or simply hang wallpaper liner. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and you’ll have a smooth wall to be papered in a few hours.
  4. Plan carefully. You want your last strip to end in a low-visibility part of the room, because it may be the one place where you cannot match the paper’s pattern exactly. A good place for the mismatch is against a window frame, where it may be obscured by window treatments.
  5. Get a good start. Use a plumb bob to ensure the first strip you place on the wall is perfectly straight. That strip locks in position all that follow.

    — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

    Chalkboard Paint Tips

    1. Use it everywhere. Chalkboard paint is best used on previously painted surfaces. It comes in cans or spray paint versions. Try it on walls, of course, but also on old play tables, backs of doors, or drawer fronts.
    2. Apply it correctly. Plan to paint when the air and surface temperatures are above 50 degrees. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation, and wear a safety mask.
    3. Plan on multiple coats. Chalkboard paint works best when you layer three to five coats painted in different directions (if using a brush). When using the spray-paint version, spray back and forth evenly to produce the best finish. If you linger too much in one spot, you’ll get ugly drips!
    4. Make cleanup easy. A damp sponge cleans up the finished surface and cuts down on chalk dust.
    5. Add a frame. Once you’ve painted a wall area, you can frame it with molding or paint a border around it. This can help very young artists understand that not all wall surfaces can be drawn on. Stenciling or stamping the chalkboard along the edges is also a great way to create a frame. Simply allow the chalkboard paint to dry completely before applying the stencils or stamps.

      — Written by Emma Sarran

      Small Room Done Right

      5 Fun Art Sources

      T-o-o-o Cute
      404-886-2121
      We love the wispy, detailed characters that artist Nicole Lathouse creates, from Bella Bug to Theodore Frog. The images captured in the framed prints are also available on infant loungewear and accessories for your wee one. Lathouse’s giclee prints are surrounded by handmade painted wood frames, in various sizes, finished to impart a cottage-style look.

      Murphy Smith Designs
      425-376-0252
      With the motto “Art to inspire your child” and a special knack for classic storybook style, artist Roxane Murphy Smith creates pieces that you’ll love long after baby is out of diapers. She also gives her painting new life on furniture and growth charts as well as canvases for wall hanging.

      Studio Avo and Oopsy Daisy
      619-640-6649
      The artists represented in these partner art collections are too numerous to mention. But if we had to pick a few faves, we’d direct you to the ultra-colorful work of Stephanie Bauer, Maria Carluccio, Caroline Blum, and Max Grover.

      Muffy’s Room
      203-389-5865
      Artist Muffy Pendergast must grin all day long in her studio, because the creatures in her paintings all seem to be smiling from the canvas, teaching us our ABCs or just being silly. Coming soon: Clothing, furniture, and other items painted with Pendergast’s signature, color-saturated look.

      American Postcard Art
      941-954-3124
      Get a mug of tea ready, because once you’re on this site, you won’t want to leave. American Postcard Art promises quality art prints made from vintage postcards. There are hundreds of topics appropriate for kids — we noted the nursery rhymes from the early 1900s. Getting your art is easy: Follow directions on the site for choosing the finished size of the print and the desired medium.

      — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

      Great Wall Letter Sources

      Many parents agonize over what to name their new baby — or at the very least, they go through gallons of ink writing up lists and confabbing on favorites and “can’t stands.” Now that you’ve selected the perfect moniker for your little monkey, spelling it out on the wall of his or her nursery is a stylish accent to the room’s decor. You can also use these hangable letters to spell out happy messages, such as love, laugh, sing, smile, and dance.

      Catfish Bite
      888-228-2483
      For the artistic child, you can’t beat Catfish Bite’s bright pieces with curlicued lettering.

      Craft Cuts
      800-705-4020
      This is a great source for basic wood letters that you can finish or paint to match the decor of your child’s room.

      Tatutina
      800-257-0471
      Each letter in Tatutina’s “bright” and “pastel” set is painted differently; some shine with stripes and dots, and others boast hearts, flowers, or stars.

      Twelve Timbers
      435-893-0175
      Specializing in simple and rustic typefaces, this company’s wall letters add country charm.

      The Well Appointed House
      This Web site offers the largest selection of wall letter styles in a variety of colors and patterns.

      — Written by Joanna Smith

      5 Unusual Products

      Rust-Oleum Magnetic Latex Primer
      800-481-4785
      Turn a wall, cabinet, or play table into a magnetized surface with this new product. The best part: You can paint over the magnetic primer in any color! (Note: Small magnets are choking hazards. Use extra big magnets that aren’t a danger in little hands.)

      Mascotopia
      800-399-1587
      Find puzzles, building block sets, and (our fave) mobiles featuring college mascots. Junior might still be learning how to stand on two feet, but that does not mean Mom and Dad’s alma maters can’t be a part of his world. (For the pro fans, Mascotopia also carries Major League Baseball and NBA collections.)

      HaPe International
      262-242-5077
      Along with cool educational toys and games, HaPe has created the Bamboo Collection, the world’s first collection of bamboo toys. Bamboo is highly sustainable — once cut, it grows back completely in three years — so these toys are environmentally friendly. The Bamboo Collection offers 14 games for kids 3 years and up.

      MemoryBorders
      Follow the directions on the Web site and your digital photos will be turned into a unique wallpaper border. You can select from themed designs in the catalog, or start from scratch with your snapshots. We love the border featuring a newborn’s teeny inked footprints, interspersed with the child’s name and date of birth.

      JELD-WEN Custom Carved Interior Doors
      800-877-9482
      Create a unique design for a child’s bedroom (or playroom) door — virtually any symbol, name, word, or image can be routed into these MDF doors, available in a variety of sizes. The door comes primed and ready to paint. Choose from 70 designs or submit one of your own.

      –Written by Suzanne Morrissey

      Originally published on AmericanBaby.com.



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      Beautiful Baby Nursery Ideas That Design-Conscious Adults Will Absolutely Love

      With all the options and nursery design trends available, a baby’s nursery no longer has to be a traditional, pastel-colored affair. If you love modern design, we’ve compiled a collection of baby nursery ideas that are cool enough for baby to love and design-conscious adults to appreciate, too.

      When creating a nursery that is practical, safe and will look great as baby grows, keep the following tips in mind:

      • Add a dimmer to lighting. It’s an easy project that will allow you to adjust the mood of the room as needed
      • Select durable, washable fabrics and rugs that can be easily cleaned
      • Select furniture pieces that can evolve from nursery to a teenager’s room
      • Think about furniture placement and safety as baby starts getting mobile. Some good baby-proofing ideas include covering wall outlets, keeping the crib away from window treatments and cords and placing valuable items on higher shelves
      • Focus on creating an uncluttered nursery with plenty of storage options that make cleanup while holding a baby easy
      • Allow for plenty of floor space so baby can have floor playtime

      Here are our favorite baby nursery ideas:

      Find a Cool Crib

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      When selecting a crib, there are many new and modern designs to choose from. Try something modern or different, like an oval crib.

      Consider using a crib that converts into baby’s first bed when a crib is outgrown. And because the crib is the most used item in a nursery, order it ahead of time. Delays happen, cribs get damaged during the delivery process and you want to allow yourself the time required for any unexpected delays.

      Grey is the New Yellow

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      If the sex of your baby is a surprise, go with timeless and modern grey as your nursery’s main color. Grey works with any bold accent shade making it modern but classic. And for the most visual bang, try layering different grey shades and patterns.

      Utilize Bold Colors and Patterns

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      Good news for modern design lovers, soft pastels are not the best nursery choice. According to parenting guru Dr. Sears :

      “The best way you as a parent can stimulate baby’s vision is using black and white stripes or light and dark contrasting colors. So what about those nice soft pastels that used to be so popular in baby toys and nurseries? While these may look pretty to you, they do nothing visually for your baby. Research has proven that black and white contrasts register powerfully on baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to baby’s brain. Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development.”

      And black and white are not the only colors that babies are attracted to. Any bold, contrasting colors in graphic patterns will work.

      Great places to include pattern are:

      • a wallpaper or mural wall
      • upholstery and other textiles
      • an area rug

      Our favorite place to add pattern and contrast is our next tip.

      Don’t Ignore the Ceiling

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      Now that you know how important contrast and pattern are to baby, add impact where baby notices most the ceiling.

      Add Motion in Fun Ways

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      Babies love to be rocked to sleep. And adults don t mind the soothing effect of rocking, either. Why not rock baby to sleep by using a hanging chair or cool, contemporary rocker?

      Design a Nursery That Can Grow With The Baby

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      Select modular furniture that can be used beyond the first year. Many crib styles nowadays convert into children’s beds, while changing tables are often a regular dresser with a detachable dressing table top.

      And don t forget to add fun elements to a nursery like a tent or animal rocking horse that baby can use as he/she grows into a toddler.

      Fully Commit to a Nursery Theme

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      When deciding on your baby’s nursery theme, be bold and fully commit to your theme. Use elements of the theme on the walls, in the accessories and the rest of the decor. That’s what makes so many of the featured nursery ideas in the featured gallery so appealing.

      Customize A Baby’s Nursery With Their Name

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      Find creative ways to display baby’s name in their room. Some ideas include:

      • Framed letters on the wall
      • Monogrammed sheets or pillows
      • Accessories with baby’s initials or name
      • Baby’s name in marquis light-up letters that double as a night light

      Add a Comfortable Area for Adults

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      Adults tend to spend time in baby’s nursery getting baby to sleep or watching over baby. Incorporate comfortable seating like a sofa or a daybed that encourages nap time for mom and dad, too.

      Add Plenty of Storage in a Nursery

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      It’s incredible how many things a small baby needs. Create a combination of easy storage, like cabinets, baskets and drawers where clutter can be easily stored, with beautiful, modern open storage like a bookcase wall to display your baby’s favorite keepsakes.

      Paint the back of the open shelves in a bright, contrasting color to liven up the room.

      Add some of these fresh, modern nursery ideas in your baby’s nursery. The nursery is the perfect place to introduce your baby to a lifelong love of good design. You’ll create a space that is beautiful, cool enough for a design-loving adult to appreciate and a space that baby can grow into as well.



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        Will Cry-It-Out Change Your Baby / Child s Personality?


        I happened upon an article where a woman (and husband) was against cry-it-out and specifically, The Ferber Method. but ended up doing it anyway, because it was what worked. In that article, Confessions of a Ferberizer. she said that, in the end, her son stopped wanting to be rocked or cuddle. She did not seem to regret doing cry-it-out, I don t think, but reading the article reminded me that many of us wonder whether doing cry-it-out will change our child s personality, so I thought I d reflect on that today.

        Will Cry-It-Out Change Your Child s Personality?

        In some ways, it might, and some ways it won t and of course, all babies are different. And, if your child s personality changes, it could be for the better. I do stand by the fact that I do not choose one method of sleep training over another. I truly believe that everyone must find what works for their family. For help finding the right solution for your family, check out my sleep training series. What works for your family will take into account your baby s temperament, your temperament, your philosophy and both of your personalities.

        Let s look at a baby who is sensitive to being overtired and is chronically sleep-deprived because he is waking up every 1-2 hours all night long and only napping in 20 minute stretches. He might be very whiny and clingy all day long because HE IS TIRED! Let s assume that mom is adamantly against crying methods, but has not yet found a no-cry method that has worked for her and her baby. Now, let s assume she reluctantly uses The Ferber Method and her son begins to get enough sleep and is well-rested. It s possible likely that her once fussy and clingy little boy is now happy. This would be a personality change for the better. It is very common for a baby who is sleep deprived and fussy, to start being a very happy baby after he starts getting more rest, regardless of the sleep training method you choose.

        So, what about the other way around? You have a baby that actually takes his sleep deprivation in stride and is, overall, a fairly happy baby. He just doesn t sleep much. I don t have to remind you that sleep problems can lead to obesity. depression. behavior problems. or that there are a variety of other reasons to get your child enough sleep. What might cry-it-out do to this baby?

        Depending on his temperament, it can go one of two ways. The first way is that he is so easy-going that he cries for 5 minutes and sleeps all night like some books want you to believe will happen to your child. I do know that there ARE really babies like this! It isn t a myth. My eldest son just wasn t that way, that s for sure! I don t think anyone would say that 5 minutes of crying would do harm to any child. After all, you can be in the bathroom for 5 minutes.

        The second type of baby does not have such an easy-going temperament and might cry, let s say an hour at bedtime. Will this baby stop being as happy during the day? True, sometimes there are a few days that babies are clingier during the day after cry-it-out. This is due simply to the change in routine and adjustment to the new way to fall asleep and for the really sleep-deprived, they begin to catch up on their much needed sleep and therefore, are more tired during the day. It generally goes away after just a few days, if it was there at all. So, will an hour of crying make this particular baby damaged for the rest of his life? I guess we all need to decide for ourselves whether this is true, but I personally don t believe it.

        Now, back to the article. When I sleep-trained my eldest son, we did end up using a crying method, in the end, and I never regretted it. I actually did not notice any change in personality whatsoever. Not in a good or bad way. He was always pretty happy, when he wasn t tired and he wasn t clingier during the day, either. The only thing I saw was that he became more rested so I guess you can say he was happier for more of the day, since he wasn t so tired. He never once seemed to remember the previous night s bedtime. In fact, once he became a toddler and could talk and occasionally would have a tantrum right before bed (usually because he was overtired as he is still sensitive to that), crying himself to sleep once again, the next morning he was always bright and chipper and never even seemed to remember what happened. And, for his entire first 2 years of life, until we transitioned him into a room with no rocker, we rocked EVERY night. We cuddled EVERY night (and still do!). I nursed him EVERY night until we weaned at 13 months. Nothing changed but the fact he could fall asleep without me and continue to sleep all night. I, of course, am not saying that the woman in the article was making it up. I m only telling my story to show that all babies are different and it s possible her baby s personality didn t really change. Maybe he never really did like to rock to sleep but didn t know how else to go to sleep. I don t know.

        As I ve said many times before, when we were pregnant with our little ones, we didn t decide one day You know what. I m going to let him cry so he can sleep, even if it takes an hour. before he was even born. No parent wants to do that! But, unfortunately, for some of us, it truly is what works for our child s temperament and personality. My second son started going to sleep on his own at bedtime without cry-it-out. All babies are indeed different, even within the same family.

        Children are very resilient and our relationships with them are very complex. There have been no studies that show cry-it-out has long-lasting effects on our children. There is not ONE thing you can do (or not do) for your child and make THAT be what makes your relationship positive or negative (apart from the purely heinous crimes like child molestation, of course!). There is not ONE thing that will violate his trust in you. If that was the case, the ONE time you didn t catch him when he was learning to walk and bumped his head would cause him not to trust you anymore. The ONE time you were late changing his diaper and he was cold and crying and you didn t know would cause harm to him.

        It is all the love, affection, and care you give him all day, day-in and day-out, that builds the relationship between mother/father and child. THAT is what is important. Just as your child might cry and scream he can t put a fork in an outlet or eat a cookie before dinner, he does not really know what is best for himself and he trusts you to do what s best for him. You are not making him cry, you are letting him cry and it s an important distinction as he grows into a toddler and young child. Just remember, sleep deprivation is no better for him as it is for you!

        One other thing to keep in mind is not to project your feelings onto your child. Your guilt might make you feel that she feels abandoned, when in fact the true reason she could be crying is that she is tired and simply would rather be asleep and is upset that you aren t replacing that pacifier 10 times per night anymore or rocking him to sleep or whatever other sleep association you typically provide for her.

        Just something to think about if the only thing standing in your way to a better night s rest is your worry that your child s personality will change. You may be interested in reading more about how I define cry-it-out and what it is and isn t. It means something different to everyone and I am, in no way, recommending that you allow your baby to cry for hours on-end for anything and everything.

        So, what do you think?



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        Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping of term infants on mother and baby outcomes

        At the time of birth, the infant is still attached to the mother via the umbilical cord, which is part of the placenta. The infant is usually separated from the placenta by clamping the cord. This clamping is one part of the third stage of labour (the time from birth of the baby until delivery of the placenta ) and the timing can vary according to clinical policy and practice. Although early cord clamping has been thought to reduce the risk of bleeding after birth (postpartum haemorrhage), this review of 15 randomised trials involving a total of 3911 women and infant pairs showed no significant difference in postpartum haemorrhage rates when early and late cord clamping (generally between one and three minutes) were compared. There were, however, some potentially important advantages of delayed cord clamping in healthy term infants, such as higher birthweight, early haemoglobin concentration, and increased iron reserves up to six months after birth. These need to be balanced against a small additional risk of jaundice in newborns that requires phototherapy.

        A more liberal approach to delaying clamping of the umbilical cord in healthy term infants appears to be warranted, particularly in light of growing evidence that delayed cord clamping increases early haemoglobin concentrations and iron stores in infants. Delayed cord clamping is likely to be beneficial as long as access to treatment for jaundice requiring phototherapy is available.

        Read the full abstract.

        Policies for timing of cord clamping vary, with early cord clamping generally carried out in the first 60 seconds after birth, whereas later cord clamping usually involves clamping the umbilical cord more than one minute after the birth or when cord pulsation has ceased. The benefits and potential harms of each policy are debated.

        To determine the effects of early cord clamping compared with late cord clamping after birth on maternal and neonatal outcomes

        We included 15 trials involving a total of 3911 women and infant pairs. We judged the trials to have an overall moderate risk of bias .

        Maternal outcomes. No studies in this review reported on maternal death or on severe maternal morbidity. There were no significant differences between early versus late cord clamping groups for the primary outcome of severe postpartum haemorrhage ( risk ratio ( RR ) 1.04, 95% confidence interval ( CI ) 0.65 to 1.65; five trials with data for 2066 women with a late clamping event rate (LCER) of

        3.5%, I 2 0%) or for postpartum haemorrhage of 500 mL or more ( RR 1.17 95% CI 0.94 to 1.44; five trials, 2260 women with a LCER of

        12%, I 2 0%). There were no significant differences between subgroups depending on the use of uterotonic drugs. Mean blood loss was reported in only two trials with data for 1345 women, with no significant differences seen between groups; or for maternal haemoglobin values ( mean difference ( MD ) -0.12 g/dL; 95% CI -0.30 to 0.06, I 2 0%) at 24 to 72 hours after the birth in three trials.

        Neonatal outcomes. There were no significant differences between early and late clamping for the primary outcome of neonatal mortality ( RR 0.37, 95% CI 0.04 to 3.41, two trials, 381 infants with a LCER of

        1%), or for most other neonatal morbidity outcomes, such as Apgar score less than seven at five minutes or admission to the special care nursery or neonatal intensive care unit. Mean birthweight was significantly higher in the late, compared with early, cord clamping (101 g increase 95% CI 45 to 157, random-effects model, 12 trials, 3139 infants, I 2 62%). Fewer infants in the early cord clamping group required phototherapy for jaundice than in the late cord clamping group ( RR 0.62, 95% CI 0.41 to 0.96, data from seven trials, 2324 infants with a LCER of 4.36%, I 2 0%). Haemoglobin concentration in infants at 24 to 48 hours was significantly lower in the early cord clamping group ( MD -1.49 g/dL, 95% CI -1.78 to -1.21; 884 infants, I 2 59%). This difference in haemoglobin concentration was not seen at subsequent assessments. However, improvement in iron stores appeared to persist, with infants in the early cord clamping over twice as likely to be iron deficient at three to six months compared with infants whose cord clamping was delayed ( RR 2.65 95% CI 1.04 to 6.73, five trials, 1152 infants, I 2 82%). In the only trial to report longer-term neurodevelopmental outcomes so far, no overall differences between early and late clamping were seen for Ages and Stages Questionnaire scores.

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        Playful Decor

        You thought that decorating was fun before? Wait until you start revamping a tired old guest room for your new baby. or giving that nursery a makeover when baby is ready for a “big boy” or “big girl” room — the colors, patterns, fabrics, and wallpapers you get to play with are 10 times more exciting than “grown-up” decor. You can let your inner artist free in a child’s room, because the more whimsical and colorful it is, the more they’ll like it.

        And the best part: There’s no rule that says your child’s space has to match the rest of the house. So let go of the style rules that have ruled your roost and decorate with abandon!

        Wallpapering Tips

        1. Don’t rush it. Wallpapering takes time. Plan on about four hours of wall prep, depending on the condition of the walls, and 10 hours to paper a small room.
        2. Focus on preparation. Wallpapering over a painted wall? First, sand the wall to dull the glossiness of the paint. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove dust. Then wash the area with a strong household detergent, let dry, and start papering.
        3. Create a smooth surface. Wallpapering over a bumpy or textured wall? You have two options: Either cover the wall to be papered with a thin coat of drywall (honestly, this is best left to the pros, or to an extremely experienced do-it-yourselfer), or simply hang wallpaper liner. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and you’ll have a smooth wall to be papered in a few hours.
        4. Plan carefully. You want your last strip to end in a low-visibility part of the room, because it may be the one place where you cannot match the paper’s pattern exactly. A good place for the mismatch is against a window frame, where it may be obscured by window treatments.
        5. Get a good start. Use a plumb bob to ensure the first strip you place on the wall is perfectly straight. That strip locks in position all that follow.

          — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

          Chalkboard Paint Tips

          1. Use it everywhere. Chalkboard paint is best used on previously painted surfaces. It comes in cans or spray paint versions. Try it on walls, of course, but also on old play tables, backs of doors, or drawer fronts.
          2. Apply it correctly. Plan to paint when the air and surface temperatures are above 50 degrees. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation, and wear a safety mask.
          3. Plan on multiple coats. Chalkboard paint works best when you layer three to five coats painted in different directions (if using a brush). When using the spray-paint version, spray back and forth evenly to produce the best finish. If you linger too much in one spot, you’ll get ugly drips!
          4. Make cleanup easy. A damp sponge cleans up the finished surface and cuts down on chalk dust.
          5. Add a frame. Once you’ve painted a wall area, you can frame it with molding or paint a border around it. This can help very young artists understand that not all wall surfaces can be drawn on. Stenciling or stamping the chalkboard along the edges is also a great way to create a frame. Simply allow the chalkboard paint to dry completely before applying the stencils or stamps.

            — Written by Emma Sarran

            Small Room Done Right

            5 Fun Art Sources

            T-o-o-o Cute
            404-886-2121
            We love the wispy, detailed characters that artist Nicole Lathouse creates, from Bella Bug to Theodore Frog. The images captured in the framed prints are also available on infant loungewear and accessories for your wee one. Lathouse’s giclee prints are surrounded by handmade painted wood frames, in various sizes, finished to impart a cottage-style look.

            Murphy Smith Designs
            425-376-0252
            With the motto “Art to inspire your child” and a special knack for classic storybook style, artist Roxane Murphy Smith creates pieces that you’ll love long after baby is out of diapers. She also gives her painting new life on furniture and growth charts as well as canvases for wall hanging.

            Studio Avo and Oopsy Daisy
            619-640-6649
            The artists represented in these partner art collections are too numerous to mention. But if we had to pick a few faves, we’d direct you to the ultra-colorful work of Stephanie Bauer, Maria Carluccio, Caroline Blum, and Max Grover.

            Muffy’s Room
            203-389-5865
            Artist Muffy Pendergast must grin all day long in her studio, because the creatures in her paintings all seem to be smiling from the canvas, teaching us our ABCs or just being silly. Coming soon: Clothing, furniture, and other items painted with Pendergast’s signature, color-saturated look.

            American Postcard Art
            941-954-3124
            Get a mug of tea ready, because once you’re on this site, you won’t want to leave. American Postcard Art promises quality art prints made from vintage postcards. There are hundreds of topics appropriate for kids — we noted the nursery rhymes from the early 1900s. Getting your art is easy: Follow directions on the site for choosing the finished size of the print and the desired medium.

            — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

            Great Wall Letter Sources

            Many parents agonize over what to name their new baby — or at the very least, they go through gallons of ink writing up lists and confabbing on favorites and “can’t stands.” Now that you’ve selected the perfect moniker for your little monkey, spelling it out on the wall of his or her nursery is a stylish accent to the room’s decor. You can also use these hangable letters to spell out happy messages, such as love, laugh, sing, smile, and dance.

            Catfish Bite
            888-228-2483
            For the artistic child, you can’t beat Catfish Bite’s bright pieces with curlicued lettering.

            Craft Cuts
            800-705-4020
            This is a great source for basic wood letters that you can finish or paint to match the decor of your child’s room.

            Tatutina
            800-257-0471
            Each letter in Tatutina’s “bright” and “pastel” set is painted differently; some shine with stripes and dots, and others boast hearts, flowers, or stars.

            Twelve Timbers
            435-893-0175
            Specializing in simple and rustic typefaces, this company’s wall letters add country charm.

            The Well Appointed House
            This Web site offers the largest selection of wall letter styles in a variety of colors and patterns.

            — Written by Joanna Smith

            5 Unusual Products

            Rust-Oleum Magnetic Latex Primer
            800-481-4785
            Turn a wall, cabinet, or play table into a magnetized surface with this new product. The best part: You can paint over the magnetic primer in any color! (Note: Small magnets are choking hazards. Use extra big magnets that aren’t a danger in little hands.)

            Mascotopia
            800-399-1587
            Find puzzles, building block sets, and (our fave) mobiles featuring college mascots. Junior might still be learning how to stand on two feet, but that does not mean Mom and Dad’s alma maters can’t be a part of his world. (For the pro fans, Mascotopia also carries Major League Baseball and NBA collections.)

            HaPe International
            262-242-5077
            Along with cool educational toys and games, HaPe has created the Bamboo Collection, the world’s first collection of bamboo toys. Bamboo is highly sustainable — once cut, it grows back completely in three years — so these toys are environmentally friendly. The Bamboo Collection offers 14 games for kids 3 years and up.

            MemoryBorders
            Follow the directions on the Web site and your digital photos will be turned into a unique wallpaper border. You can select from themed designs in the catalog, or start from scratch with your snapshots. We love the border featuring a newborn’s teeny inked footprints, interspersed with the child’s name and date of birth.

            JELD-WEN Custom Carved Interior Doors
            800-877-9482
            Create a unique design for a child’s bedroom (or playroom) door — virtually any symbol, name, word, or image can be routed into these MDF doors, available in a variety of sizes. The door comes primed and ready to paint. Choose from 70 designs or submit one of your own.

            –Written by Suzanne Morrissey

            Originally published on AmericanBaby.com.



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            Beautiful Baby Nursery Ideas That Design-Conscious Adults Will Absolutely Love

            With all the options and nursery design trends available, a baby’s nursery no longer has to be a traditional, pastel-colored affair. If you love modern design, we’ve compiled a collection of baby nursery ideas that are cool enough for baby to love and design-conscious adults to appreciate, too.

            When creating a nursery that is practical, safe and will look great as baby grows, keep the following tips in mind:

            • Add a dimmer to lighting. It’s an easy project that will allow you to adjust the mood of the room as needed
            • Select durable, washable fabrics and rugs that can be easily cleaned
            • Select furniture pieces that can evolve from nursery to a teenager’s room
            • Think about furniture placement and safety as baby starts getting mobile. Some good baby-proofing ideas include covering wall outlets, keeping the crib away from window treatments and cords and placing valuable items on higher shelves
            • Focus on creating an uncluttered nursery with plenty of storage options that make cleanup while holding a baby easy
            • Allow for plenty of floor space so baby can have floor playtime

            Here are our favorite baby nursery ideas:

            Find a Cool Crib

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            When selecting a crib, there are many new and modern designs to choose from. Try something modern or different, like an oval crib.

            Consider using a crib that converts into baby’s first bed when a crib is outgrown. And because the crib is the most used item in a nursery, order it ahead of time. Delays happen, cribs get damaged during the delivery process and you want to allow yourself the time required for any unexpected delays.

            Grey is the New Yellow

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            If the sex of your baby is a surprise, go with timeless and modern grey as your nursery’s main color. Grey works with any bold accent shade making it modern but classic. And for the most visual bang, try layering different grey shades and patterns.

            Utilize Bold Colors and Patterns

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            Good news for modern design lovers, soft pastels are not the best nursery choice. According to parenting guru Dr. Sears :

            “The best way you as a parent can stimulate baby’s vision is using black and white stripes or light and dark contrasting colors. So what about those nice soft pastels that used to be so popular in baby toys and nurseries? While these may look pretty to you, they do nothing visually for your baby. Research has proven that black and white contrasts register powerfully on baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to baby’s brain. Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development.”

            And black and white are not the only colors that babies are attracted to. Any bold, contrasting colors in graphic patterns will work.

            Great places to include pattern are:

            • a wallpaper or mural wall
            • upholstery and other textiles
            • an area rug

            Our favorite place to add pattern and contrast is our next tip.

            Don’t Ignore the Ceiling

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            Now that you know how important contrast and pattern are to baby, add impact where baby notices most the ceiling.

            Add Motion in Fun Ways

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            Babies love to be rocked to sleep. And adults don t mind the soothing effect of rocking, either. Why not rock baby to sleep by using a hanging chair or cool, contemporary rocker?

            Design a Nursery That Can Grow With The Baby

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            Select modular furniture that can be used beyond the first year. Many crib styles nowadays convert into children’s beds, while changing tables are often a regular dresser with a detachable dressing table top.

            And don t forget to add fun elements to a nursery like a tent or animal rocking horse that baby can use as he/she grows into a toddler.

            Fully Commit to a Nursery Theme

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            When deciding on your baby’s nursery theme, be bold and fully commit to your theme. Use elements of the theme on the walls, in the accessories and the rest of the decor. That’s what makes so many of the featured nursery ideas in the featured gallery so appealing.

            Customize A Baby’s Nursery With Their Name

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            Find creative ways to display baby’s name in their room. Some ideas include:

            • Framed letters on the wall
            • Monogrammed sheets or pillows
            • Accessories with baby’s initials or name
            • Baby’s name in marquis light-up letters that double as a night light

            Add a Comfortable Area for Adults

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            Adults tend to spend time in baby’s nursery getting baby to sleep or watching over baby. Incorporate comfortable seating like a sofa or a daybed that encourages nap time for mom and dad, too.

            Add Plenty of Storage in a Nursery

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            It’s incredible how many things a small baby needs. Create a combination of easy storage, like cabinets, baskets and drawers where clutter can be easily stored, with beautiful, modern open storage like a bookcase wall to display your baby’s favorite keepsakes.

            Paint the back of the open shelves in a bright, contrasting color to liven up the room.

            Add some of these fresh, modern nursery ideas in your baby’s nursery. The nursery is the perfect place to introduce your baby to a lifelong love of good design. You’ll create a space that is beautiful, cool enough for a design-loving adult to appreciate and a space that baby can grow into as well.