Preparing for baby and becoming parents for the first time was an experience that surprised me every step of the way. You can think and plan all you want, but babies are full of surprises even from day one. So far, I am loving all of the stages of baby and of motherhood. We are looking forward to growing with Dreft.
My parenting style is to totally make light of as many situations as I can! I don’t really have the choice, since Samuel tends to make huge messes on the clothes he’s wearing as well as his backups. When it comes to parenting, the advice I have is to always be present with your child. Things happen so rapidly – new moments happen every day – and you don’t want to miss a thing.
And always remember – avoiding a parenting fail is impossible. You just have to embrace everything as it comes!
When it came to the nursery, Sean and I wanted to keep the color palette neutral – so these tips can help you with baby boy nursery ideas or baby girl nursery ideas! We looked for baby room inspiration everywhere we could. We started creating this space before we knew if we were having a boy or a girl. All we were looking to do was create a safe and cozy space for our newborn baby. Since Samuel is our first baby, we really wanted to make the whole nursery very personal and special.
There is no right or wrong way to do a nursery, but I wanted to make sure that Sean, Samuel, and I all felt completely comfortable and at home in Samuel’s first space. That’s why I chose baby nursery decorating ideas that felt very sentimental to me. We had custom wallpaper made with cute sayings and fun phrases to really personalize the space for Samuel. We have bookshelves against the wall full of books that I love to read Samuel. It’s so important to me that we have that time to learn and bond together.
Ultimately, I wanted the space to be crisp, bright, and clean so that when Samuel and I are having a day, we can retreat to the nursery and relax. This is where the ultra comfy chair for the corner comes in. It’s so relaxing to know that we can go upstairs and cuddle up in the chair. It was super important that the room feel as homey and cozy as the rest of the house. That’s why there’s plenty of pictures of the family and other warm accents included in the baby room ideas for Samuel. We chose all white furniture – for example, the dresser for the baby wardrobe and the changing table – to keep the room looking modern. The white also helps to keep the room light and vibrant.
At the end of the day, Samuel’s space needed to be as baby friendly as it could be. I want nothing more than for him to be safe and feel safe at all times. That’s why I wash all of his clothes in Dreft. Since Dreft is gentle on fabrics, I trust it to be gentle on Samuel’s skin.