Parenting isn’t an easy job. It requires a lot of patience, effort, commitment, and compassion to do right. To make matters more complicated, opinions on what is “good parenting” shift with each generation. There are a few baseline qualities that most can agree are necessary for being a good parent, but there are plenty of grey areas as well.
As with everything, creating the perfect nursery is another grey area that can be a bit difficult for parents to navigate. There are traditional ideas as well as novel ones and it can be hard to parse through all of them. Fortunately, creating a nice baby nursery for your child can be quite a fun process. It also doesn’t have to be a chore, but rather can be a cool adventure.
Cool New Baby Nursery Trends
Today’s parenting trends tend to be rather more involved than those of previous generations. Many parents feel compelled to take up a bigger role in guiding their child’s development, and laissez-faire seems to be going out of style. There are of course plenty of merits to being involved in many aspects of your child’s life.
After all, none of us want our child to get into a dangerous situation that could have been prevented by more vigilant parenting. All the same, some things really should be laissez-faire when it comes to raising children. Sometimes, kids need to figure things out themselves and a heavy-handed approach might be harmful in those cases. With that in mind, many of today’s new parenting trends try to strike a healthy balance between the two extremes of a helicopter parent and absent parent, and the same applies to nursery designs.
We’ve all seen those cookie-cutter kid’s films where a girl’s room looks like it was hit by a hot pink tidal wave, and a boy’s room is awash in blue or some neutral color. Some children may like gendered colors like this, but as a rule of thumb, we recommend avoiding them for your kid’s nursery.
Instead, design your nursery so that the coloring isn’t gender-specific. As your little one grows, their personality and tastes will define which colors they like, which in turn will shape your kid’s future bedroom. It’s better not to try and decide those preferences for them.