For a child, his room is his little house in the house. It is a place where they should feel like they are in a cocoon and where they will want to spend time. The design of the room is therefore important and must evolve with the age of the child.
If you decide to buy a cot for your baby, make sure that it is stable and, if it has a folding side, that it cannot be operated on by your baby. Do not place it near windows, curtains, blind cords, electrical outlets or wires, etc. Tighten screws and nuts regularly and never leave large objects in the bed, as they could be used as a stepping stone to climb over the railings
From the age of 2 or 3, your little one can switch to a cot. There are several choices available to you. The evolving furniture allows you to transform the room according to the child’s needs, every three years. The idea is to choose fairly neutral furniture that can be accessorized according to age. In a room where square meters are often limited, you can opt for a half-height bed of around 130 cm, which can be used from the age of 4 to 8. The mezzanine bed is a good alternative, allowing a play area, storage space, or a bench to be set up underneath.
Just like a trundle bed, bunk beds are another space-saving solution. But be careful: they should not be used for children under 6 years of age. Choose them according to strict safety criteria. The main cause of accidents when using this type of bed is falling asleep. Barriers are essential. The ladder must be sturdy and firmly fixed so that children can play safely. Made of metal or wood, it must be able to withstand the passage of time and the enthusiastic demands made on it. Do not use plastic: it is too fragile and may not be able to withstand the strain it will be subjected to!
Soft colours and subdued lighting…
For your toddler to spend time in his kingdom, he needs to feel comfortable there. Cushions for a reading corner, a suitable desk, storage space within his reach, toy boxes: everything must be designed to be pleasant and practical for him… not for you. Take into account his tastes and wishes for colours and decoration. Light, non-aggressive colors are best, including bed linen. In the evening, plunge the room into darkness by adding a nightlight so that your little one is not afraid and can get up if necessary.
Finally, a room is much more inviting if it is tidy. Every evening, toys should be returned to their safety for the night. And, of course, the presence of a television, computer or telephone is not recommended in the children’s refuge. Before going to sleep, nothing beats the sacrosanct ritual of a story and a cuddle…