Today’s post is a throwback to my daughter Violette’s violet and lilac nursery tour. These images were first featured on OnToBaby which is now, The Little Umbrella.
Violette’s Lilac Nursery Tour
What Became Of Violette’s Lilac Nusery After She Was Born
I decided to add a little follow up to ease the mind of new mothers. Violette is as of this moment, 4 years old. Her nursery is about to go through a huge revamp now that she is moving around, climbing, running, and your typical crazy kiddo. As, Pinterest generation mothers, we want everything to be photo ready. But kids don’t like those cute neutral toys and clothing. You cannot keep to a color scheme, and life is…messy.
If I had to do it all over again, I would have incorporated MORE storage. Toyboxes for the huge toys and playsets, lots of boxes with lids, and basically fit it so that you can have some empty space while having lots of closed storage for toys of all shapes and sizes. Oh and the stuffed animals. So many stuffed animals! I could have used a ton of oversized lided baskets for those.
Book storage. I only had a few shelves on a bookcase inside her closet. That quickly got out of hand. So might as well incorporate lots of open easy to grab book storage at kid height.
This set up did work well until she was about 18 months. By then she was running around making a huge mess. I did however need to add a very sturdy changing table. I did not intend on having a cesection, but if you do end up with one, forget bending down even the tinest amount. Her pack and play had one that was still too low. For safety and wiggly worm babies I suggest one with a guard rail all around. I would not want the bars far enough away so that baby can stick a leg through and in your middle of the night sleepless haze you pull up baby and nearly break her leg. Watch that. For saftey I put a fabric bumper all around so no body parts could peak through the changing table. Someone needs to make better changing tables. As an example THIS is a bad one and THIS is a better one.