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Your baby is not going to stay little forever! How you will use this room as your child grows is something to think about now.
"When [setting] up a nursery, parents should identify whether or not it will be just that for a number of years, servicing multiple babies, or if the baby will stay in this room as he or she gets older," notes Jamie Hurd. "If a child is to stay in the same room, parents should consider designing and decorating the room to accommodate growth and change without a major redesign. This means that, in addition to considering [the needs] of the newborn, keeping in mind interests of crawlers and toddlers will help keep the room appropriate over time."
Pam O'Hallaron agrees that you should keep every use for the room in mind when designing your nursery. "An older child's needs are more challenging and require space and comfort."
A simple way to make the room grow with your child is making smart decorating choices. Broc Clark says, "Opt for stripes rather than bunnies, so when your child gets older and no longer likes the look of his bedroom, you can change the color and keep the accessories."
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Ready to get started? Be sure to check out our interactive, customizable nursery checklist. It's an easy way to help you get baby's room all ready! We also have many more nursery articles here -- take a peek to learn about everything from creating a unisex bedroom to decorating on a budget.