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Having a baby is a huge joy in your life, and preparing for that baby should be fun too. But often, it is scary and makes you feel like you cannot possibly ever be prepared. But one area you can make sure you are doing the right thing is in your baby’s room. Preparing it will make it feel like home for both you and your baby. And since you will likely spend a lot of sleepless nights in that room, it is important it feels comfortable and is practical for you. Here are some tips for preparing your baby’s room.
Practicality is king
You can have a nursery that looks beautiful and is very practical. One of the most important things to remember about your nursery is that you need to do everything you can to make the space work for you. Everything you could possibly need should be within reach of the changing table, according to Today. When your baby is on the table and you need a new outfit, you don’t want to have to walk across the room to a dresser. If you need to throw a diaper away, you don’t want to have to leave the room to find a trash. You will never want to leave your baby alone on the changing table, yet walking around with a naked baby to get what you need is more difficult than you can imagine. Keep everything within close reach.
While you may want to buy anything and everything for your new baby, remember that you are going to be walking around in the dark while holding the baby in the room fairly often. Keep pieces of furniture as simple as possible, and avoid cluttering the room with toys. It’s okay to have all the things you need in there, but make sure there is a place for them to get put away.
Your precious child will be crawling around the room and touching everything in sight. You should do everything you can to protect them. Put in outlet covers to keep their fingers from getting shocked, and baseboard heater covers can keep them from getting their fingers stick in the heaters. Whatever you need to do to prepare the room for your child to roam freely, make sure you do it.
One of the best ways to personalize the baby’s room and make it feel like a place you want to spend time is to put up wall art. Nothing is worse than sitting alone in a room with a baby and looking at blank walls. Even if you aren’t looking at the art you put up regularly, it will still make you feel more comfortable and warm to have something in the room that represents your family.
Themes make all the difference
By picking a theme, it won’t feel like a mismatched mess in their room. It will feel like it all goes together even if everything wasn’t purchased from the same place. Airplanes, elephants, ABCs. Whatever it is, pick something you love and make it a theme for the room to help bring it all together.
It may not seem necessary now, but eventually, you’ll want those blackout curtains in place to keep your baby sleeping as long as possible. You’ll find those few extra minutes are more valuable than you can possibly imagine, and cute curtains really work to bring a room together.
Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" (188 mm) will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" (238 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" (140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" (191 mm – 222 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.