Newborn Nurseries: Don’t Throw Your Budget Out The Window

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Few parents will disagree that the build-up to the due date are some of the most exciting times you will ever experience.  During the nesting phase (moms will know what we’re talking about), it’s all about preparing that nursery into a mini-palace that’s always been dreamed about.

As you may have gathered through the awful pun to the title to this piece, we’re actually going to talk about windows.  Most prospective parents appreciate that these play an absolutely key role in the nursery, both aesthetically and practically.  In terms of the former, they make up a large portion of the wall and therefore just have to fit into the overall theme of the room.  Then, from a practical standpoint (and by week #2 of your little one’s life, this will be all that matters), they need to be of a style that’s going to encourage plenty of sleep.

Let’s start with that second point; the big issue of sleep.  Fortunately, the solution for any newborn is completely simple and involves one product and one product only; the blackout blind.  This serves the purpose of blocking out absolutely every inch of light that would otherwise penetrate the nursery, and ultimately cause disruption during the night.

However, it’s the style issue where most prospective parents become unstuck.  As the title suggested, we’re all about saving money when it comes to nursery blinds.  Sure, they need to look the part, but at the same time a degree of sensibleness is required.  This couldn’t be truer when it comes to your type of blinds.

Fortunately, blackout blinds tend to be some of the cheapest on the market, probably because they have been around for the longest.  One might suggest that some of the designs are a little more limited when compared against Roman blinds though – a type which is renowned for its style.

Therefore, our suggestion is to make a compromise.  Your main priority at this point is to select the blackout option – but don’t search high and low for an expensive blackout blind that uses the most popular cartoon character at the time of writing.  It’s always advisable to opt for a style that prompts some stimulation from your little one – but they are only really going to get the most from their blind as they start to get older.

It’s when they get older that you need to start considering a whole host of other issues.  Safety is one, and purchasing a cordless blind should be at the forefront of every parent’s mind for obvious safety reasons.  Then, there’s design for when they start to take a true interest in their window treatment, while some parents may even look to opt for a blind that helps with temperature control now that large portions of the day are not consumed for sleep.

In summary, don’t get bogged down in lots of detail for your window treatment for the first few months of your little one’s life.  A blackout blind is your main concern and as they start to get a few months older, then start to consider some of the more advanced options that they will start to truly appreciate.

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