Creating a Baby
Nursery for Multiples
When planning a baby nursery for multiples, you will have several extra decisions to make during the planning process. Do you want the babies to share the same room or will they have their own rooms?
There are advantages and disadvantages to having them in the same room. The advantages are that you will save some costs not having to decorate two or more separate rooms and the babies may develop an even deeper bond by spending even more time near each other.
The disadvantage of a shared nursery is that when one baby wakes crying, the noise may wake up the other baby or babies. A shared nursery may also become cramped quickly especially if you have a small space to work with. Obviously, if more than one nursery is not an option, you will have to make the best of it and find creative ways to make the most of the space.
Choosing a Theme for your Multiples Nursery
If you are planning a single nursery for your multiple babies, consider the babies’ genders when
choosing a baby nursery theme
. If you are expecting babies’ of both genders or you don’t know the genders, consider choosing a theme that is neutral. Great neutral nursery themes that work well for both genders include Winnie the Pooh, Suzy’s Zoo, Precious Moments, ocean , animals, sky, Hawaiian, and jungle themes. If you don’t want a specific theme, you could go with a green or yellow nursery which always works well as neutral ground for either gender. Combining soft pastels of pink, blue, purple, yellow, and green also work well to create a gender neutral nursery. Bright primary colors of red, blue, yellow, and green are another option.
Things You Will Need Two or More Of
Whether you are planning a nursery for twins, triplets, or even more, additional babies mean some additional items will be needed. A
for each baby will be necessary. Along with that you will need a crib mattress and a nursery bedding set for each crib. If you are strapped for cash, you may be able to get by with one crib for the first few months until the babies start to get too big and move around. Then having them in the same crib may begin to cause problems. If you plan to use a bassinet, cradle, or
, you will also want to consider purchasing one for each baby as well. Since these items are smaller than a crib, putting two babies to sleep in one of them is not possible. A dresser is another item that you will want to consider purchasing more than one of. If you can’t afford to or you don’t have the room to accommodate more than one dresser in your baby nursery, designate certain drawers for each baby’s items. You will also want to consider purchasing a crib mobile and crib toys for each baby’s crib.
Things That You Can Get By With Just One Of
On the flip side, there are many items that are not necessary to purchase twice unless you are creating two or more separate rooms for your multiples. One changing table and a single diaper pail or diaper genie
will be enough. Since you can only change one baby at a time, having more than one of these items is not necessary. If you are planning only one nursery, you will save money by not having to purchase wall décor and other items such as window treatments, rugs, and hampers. Although an additional hamper may be handy, if you are on a tight budget, save the money and get by with just one. One diaper stacker, air purifier
, and humidifier will be more than sufficient as well. A shared nursery also means you will only need to purchase one baby monitor
Ideas for Creating More Storage Space Out of Your Multiples Nursery
If you are only planning one nursery for your multiples, finding enough space to store items for two or more babies could become an issue. Look around the room and carefully consider any place where you may be able to create additional storage space. Wicker storage baskets tucked under the cribs are one way to pick up some extra storage. Also be sure to install a good closet organizer in the nursery closet to make the most of the space in there. A tall bookcase
will also give you some much needed additional storage space. You can line the shelves with baskets or containers to store all sorts of baby items as well as toys and books. Make sure to anchor it securely to the wall so the babies can’t pull it over once they begin to crawl and climb.
If you are decorating a nursery for twins, you may want to add some twin themed decor to the room. Here are some Twin themed nursery decor items great for decorating a nursery for twins:
This Twin Watercolor Print features two babies in a shared bassinet and can be personalized with two names and a date:
The Two Peas in a Pod Picture Frame can be personalized with two names and could be displayed on a dresser or shelf in the nursery:
This Twice the Love Canvas Art Work features two babies in a balloon and can be personalized with two names and the date:
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