The child's room

From the moment he begins to crawl, organizing his bedroom becomes a priority, if of course it has not yet been done.

The guiding criterion to be strictly followed is that of maximum safety: as far as possible in the child's room there must be nothing dangerous for his or her physical safety. It is also true, however, that it is more than appropriate for the whole to be welcoming and harmonious. Here's what it can be useful to know on the subject.

The size of the baby's room

The room does not need to be large, on the contrary the child can feel disoriented in an exaggerated surface. The things that matter most is that natural light enters in abundance and that it is silent as the child will sooner or later have to sleep in it as well as play with it and store his toys. It is therefore better to give the child a room located away from a busy street, also to ensure the possibility of changing the air every day without running the risk of obtaining the opposite effect to that hoped for, that is to pollute it rather than purify it.

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How to furnish the bedroom?

The furniture must be very simple, functional, made with non-toxic and washable materials. For the colors, pastel shades are recommended, because they promote relaxation.

The number of furniture needed is really limited: a cot is enough; a surface large enough to be used as a changing table if necessary; a chest of drawers; a low table with rounded corners.

The ideal coverings for the floor are parquet and linoleum, while it is better to avoid carpet. A large satin fabric carpet fixed to the ground with the appropriate aids can comfortably delimit the space in which to play with the constructions and in which to crawl.

How to organize games

Baskets of various sizes and plastic boxes with lids are essential for storing toys which generally tend to multiply over the months. Some shelves on which to place puppets, music boxes and the first booklets can complete the environment by offering touches of color and therefore of joy.

Finally, wall stickers with subjects known to be popular with children (for example, flowers, moon and sun, animals, trees) can make the whole more personal, richer and above all even more child-friendly.


If there is no room for the child in the apartment, it is necessary to prepare a space, for example in a corner of the living room, that he can recognize as his own even if it is not a real bedroom. Here you can put the boxes and baskets with his toys, a small carpet for playing sitting on the ground, a shelf unit to arrange the booklets and puppets. In this way, the child can feel even more welcomed by his family if possible.

(consultancy by Leo Venturelli, family pediatrician, author of numerous publications on outpatient pediatrics and co-author of popular books for parents including A child is born, The great encyclopedia of the child, From 0 to 6 years, a guide for the family )

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