Various studies show the importance of independence in children’s lives and in their development. As parents, we know that one of the most important things for you is to protect your baby, so it may not seem easy to give autonomy to your little one from the beginning, and this is perfectly normal.
Here are some tips to help you arrange your child’s room step by step so that they can enjoy the freedom they need for harmonious development.
Make things easily accessible
Although for us, as adults, it feels natural that all things are at the same height as ours and easily accessible to us, children do not have this possibility. They live among tall objects, which they cannot use for a long time, that is until they grow up.
The easiest way to make the room accessible to your child is to choose furniture that has the same height as theirs, or even more, to place the few objects they use in the beginning right on the floor.
Keep a simple design for the room
When it comes to your child’s room and how to arrange it, you don’t need an interior designer. In fact, simplicity is the safe path to success.
Choose light and bright colors for painting the wall, so that you can customize it with their paintings or pictures, should you want this in the future. For the arrangement itself, try to use only the necessary pieces of furniture for the child, such as a bed, a wardrobe, and some toys.
The bed is the centerpiece of a child’s room, regardless of their age. For young children, you can place the mattress directly on the floor. When it comes to toddlers, avoid using pillows or plush toys, for increased safety during sleep. As your child grows, you can opt for low-rise beds that are not placed directly on the floor.
It is important that the mattress matches your child’s height, as a high bed or high frame reduces its accessibility and makes them reliant on the adults to move in their own room.
One of the child’s favorite spaces is the playground, where the little one can let their imagination run wild.
If space allows, place a rug with shelves or baskets with toys in handy. For babies, instead of toys, you can arrange photos or drawings that train their eyes and brain, and for toddlers, you can put children’s books or wooden toys with a simple design.
The third most important area in the baby’s room, namely the area where they are changed, does not need many objects. As the child gets older and has more dexterity, they will be able to dress themselves.
This corner of the room can be furnished with a short closet, easily accessible by the child. You can opt for either a wardrobe with hangers or one with drawers that are easy to open. In this closet, the clothes you make available to your child must be easy to wear and in accordance with the season. Many parents opt for children’s overalls, as they form the whole one-piece outfit and are easy to wear and change.
Your little one will love the feeling of independence that the clothes will give them every day, even if you are the one who carefully chooses their clothes.
Depending on the child’s age, a wall mirror can be attached to their corner of the room so that your child can look in the mirror and gain self-confidence or learn to practice small personal care activities, such as combing their hair.