by 11 March 04, 2016Welcome to a tour of my son's woodland creature nursery! When we found out that we were pregnant, we decided we would co-room with our sweet little baby. Co-rooming is where you sleep with your baby in your bedroom. We chose this because we don't have a ton of space and because I'm pretty paranoid about the baby sleeping in his own room in the beginning. Also, there's a ton of research to support that co-rooming helps decrease the chance of SIDS. A lot of people co-room by putting a bassinet in their room and still set up a nursery, but we decided to split our bedroom in half - half ours, half baby. I, of course, still wanted to be able to decorate despite sharing the room, so I tried to find a good balance of decorations that were fit for a baby, but that didn't overwhelm our space. We went with a woodland creature theme which I loveeee! Here's a tour of the nursery we put together with this in mind. The Crib My favorite part of our nursery is all of the homemade details. Our family and friends blessed us with some really wonderful, thoughtful homemade gifts. There's a homemade quilt and pillows. The Oliver banner and the Oliver sign and the drawing of Thom and I are also homemade. **Note, nothing should be in the crib when the baby is sleeping in said crib. We have these in the crib during the day, but remove them at night-time. Remember to always keep the crib clear and always keep your baby on his or her back. For the animal mounts, I took some ornaments I found at Target during Christmas and turned them into decorations. We also put the pack'n'play in the bedroom because it comes with a diaper changer and a bassinet. This allows us to have a place to change him quickly without taking up too much space. It also has wheels on it, so I can easily wheel it out into the livingroom if I need it. The Library We have a book area just for Oliver. We put this in the living room instead of the bedroom because I figured I'd be more likely to use it out there. I thought if I bought this modern rocker instead of a glider, I could still use it as functional furniture. It's so easy to get overwhelmed with baby stuff. For those of you that are thinking about co-rooming, you need to be ready to sacrifice some of your own stuff and be ready to organize. I tried to take a minimalist approach to what I bought for the baby. I had some fun with decorations, but when it came down to furniture, I realized I needed A LOT less than what lists online suggested. When you're thinking about buying something for your nursery, really think through how it will function with a baby and after a baby. This post is Ollibear approved! Thanks for looking luvvs!!
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