Who ever said having a child is easy?
While parenthood is one of the most rewarding things you can ever do, it also involves a LOT of sleepless nights, messes to be wiped up, tears to be wiped away and the occasional poo in the bathtub.
But, while parenting isn’t all sunshine and roses, there are ways to make the troublesome parts of parenthood a bit easier by making some simple changes around your child’s bedroom.
- Blackout Blinds
Does your little on struggle to sleep consistently? Well you can cut down on late night wake ups and the stress of trying to get a child to sleep by simply getting some new made to measure blinds made with blackout fabric. The blackout blind helps create a dark environment in your child’s bedroom to help them sleep by blocking out the light from outside, so no more waking up at 3am because a car drove past the house with full beams on.
- Washable Paint
If your child fancies themselves a bedroom graffiti artist and you end up with drawings all over the wall, that is a massive pain and likely will take quite a bit of time and effort to clean up after your little Banksy has finished their rampage. But, this is where washable paint comes into play, if you give your child’s room (and any other walls covered in crayons) a coat or two of some washable paint and next time you find a Picasso on the walls you can just wipe it off with a damp cloth.
Alternatively, you can always just use blackboard paint, then the wall itself will act like a blackboard, just make sure to give your child some chalk and not a biro!
- Have Cupboards & Shelves Ground Level
A lot of parenthood involves simply getting things for you child that they can’t get or don’t know how to get them. Often the height of cupboards and storage units is an afterthought, but, if you have storage solutions for your child that are easy for them to access you’ll notice they become a lot more independent and can start to do some things like get new toys without you needing to stop whatever you’re doing.
Of course you’ll want to make sure that whatever storage is easy to open and doesn’t present a risk to your child, but having things in their reach will help them foster an adventurous spirit without needing your help every 20 seconds.
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