Sensory Room Decor For Babies
What Is A Sensory Room For Baby's Anyway?
Firstly, let's be very clear.
A sensory room is very different from a nursery. A nursery is generally a room solely filled with positive sleep associations such as night lights, diffusers, and a white noise machine. It's a room dedicated to promoting healthy sleep, while a sensory room is a space for a baby to explore, learn and play. It's a room or area specifically designed to spark your child's imagination with sensory toys designed to stimulate their minds to help with their development. Think colours, textures, sounds, smells, and engaging, sensory toys that will ignite their curiosity and inspire movement.
Now that we're clear on the definition of a sensory room let's get into what decor you may find in a sensory room for babies.
Baby playmats are a great way to introduce colours, patterns, and textures in a sensory room. Now I'm not talking about the sweet little pastel coloured round mats that you will see all over Instagram. Instead, I'm talking to large, colourful foam mats that can have imagery of trains, jungles or ballerinas. I know you've seen them. They're the mats you probably glance at and then think, "there's no way I'm putting something so ugly in my home." But these mats are excellent for babies. They can capture the full attention of babies for toilet or coffee breaks and are a fantastic tool to introduce when your bub is starting tummy time.
P.S. If you can’t get on board with an extravagant play mat, check out our range of padded playmats that combine engaging patterns and an aesthetically pleasing design.
We're not sure what parents even did before play gym toys. They are incredible decor pieces for a sensory room. They will have your little one addicted to the different patterns, sounds, and mirrors and keep them busy for hours.
Check out our range of play gym toys here.
MIRRORS & WALL DECALS
Get creative in your baby's sensory room. Fill the walls with shelves, wall decals and mirrors. You could even go as far as making a sensory wall. The more for your baby to look at, the better. And it's always a good idea to change the space up now and then to reignite their sense of adventure and begin exploring a whole new world.
Something as simple as a puzzle can go a long way with a baby's rapidly developing skills. Puzzles help build finger strength, hand-eye coordination and increase their problem-solving skills.
STACKERS & BLOCKS
Sensory toys such as stackers and blocks are crowd pleasers when it comes to sensory room decor. It allows children to develop their problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination and is generally a lot of fun for everyone involved.
Books are a great way to bond with your baby, but sensory books are an excellent way for your child to explore pictures and textures at their own pace.
Other things you may want to include in the decor for your child's sensory room is a calming corner full of soothing mood items such as fairy lights, fold-out sofa lounges, and aromatic sounds and smells. Maybe a toy box for your baby to pull apart and explore. It could be a box full of hard and soft sensory toys. Perhaps a radio, or for older children a television for when they earn a little bit of screen time.
The sensory room decor can depend on the child, so take what you think will work and add your spin on things. Our most significant bit of advice is to change it up every couple of weeks. Babies are more intelligent than they're given credit for and will get tired of the same surroundings.
Petit Luxe Bebe has some fun sensory products that would make great additions to a child's sensory space or even the perfect Christmas gift.
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