This is a sponsored post by Nationwide. All opinions are my own.

There are so many fabulous ways to design and decorate a baby nursery! From the furniture and accessories to painting the walls and adding in decorations. It’s so much fun as a new parent to put it all together.

Along with the design and decorations of the nursery, we also need to think about nursery safety. We’re partnering with Nationwide and their Make Safe Happen program! It’s all about how to keep our babies safe and sound in the home, starting with the nursery. It’s the place we’re probably spending most of our day with our little ones changing, sleeping, playing, and reading!

Here are some super helpful tips and guidelines from the Make Safe Happen program to give us all just what we need for nursery safety!

3 Ways to Prep the Baby Nursery

1. Room Design:

As you’re designing your nursery and adding furniture, think about all the moving parts – literally! Secure bookshelves to the wall, lock wheels, and put up picture frames with dry wall screws and anchors. Place the crib and toy buckets all out of reach from the electrical outlets as well. And watch out for windows, keeping furniture away from the windows and any hanging cords. I love these window cord shorteners, so perfect for a nursery, or even my older son’s window cord which is awkwardly long. There are a lot of ways to make a room fun and functional, while keeping our babies safe!

2. Sleepy Time:

I love this idea of The ABCs of Sleep Safety, so easy to remember! I especially love the baby nursery crib advice. As my babies started to reach and move around, I was happy I chose not to have a bumper on the crib. With all those loose strings tied to the slats, it was just better not to have it at all. So instead I opted for a darling colorful fitted sheet that would show through and add to the room decor!

  • A=Alone: Keeping baby alone in the crib with no toys or books that could cause any harm.
  • B=Back: Placing your baby in the crib on their back, especially as newborns, is the best way to help them sleep safely.
  • C=Crib: Keep the crib free from bumpers, banners, and gadgets on the crib slats.

3. Wiggly Little Ones:

Oh man, do babies love to move. Especially at those moments when we need them to sit still… changing diapers! That little buckle helped my little wiggly Lucy! She was all over the place, so it was vital to buckle her up! Be sure to buckle up your babe when they are on the changing table to keep them from wiggling away!

Be sure to check out all the information from the Nationwide Make Safe Happen program #makesafehappen for more ideas and inspiration. Download the app for all sorts of tips and checklists to get your baby room ready!

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nationwide. The opinions and text are all mine.