ready for a new baby requires a lot of thought and planning from what
diapers the baby will wear down to the decoration and arrangement
of babys room. Todays parents want to create a haven for
their little one that will help the baby feel comforted and nurtured,
as well as stimulated enough so that they thrive. Increasingly, parents
are going beyond the traditional coordinated theme rooms
to ensure baby has a healthy environment by incorporating feng shui.
shui, the Chinese system for arrangement and placement, so often used
in businesses and homes is now making its way into the nursery, and
for good reason, too. Feng Shui proposes that by arranging and aligning
the room correctly, energy will flow better in the room and that all
who reside in the room will thrive and prosper better than if the
energy is the room was incorrect or did not flow smoothly. Understandably,
no one needs to thrive and prosper more than a baby.
the energy in babys room, there are several important factors
to consider, such as room location, safety, colors, and furniture
arrangement. Using feng shui in the nursery will help to make babies
less fussy, who will feel more comfortable in their surroundings,
and who will be healthy and flourish. What does it take to accomplish
this? Following some basic considerations will help both baby and
parents create a room that makes them both happy.
a good location for the babys bedroom. A new baby should have
a bedroom that is not over a garage or has an empty space below. The
bedroom also shouldnt be located where there is excessive noise
that might keep the baby from sleeping, such as close to a living
room where the TV is on, or close to a noisy street or neighbor.
is important. The bed should not be against a window or be directly
in line with the door. Put the baby on a solid wall with the head
of the crib against the wall, rather than lengthwise. Make sure the
baby does not sleep or is placed against a slanted wall. These press
on the baby. Avoid placing the baby against a wall that is shared
with a bathroom, toilet, storage, or utility-type room.
soothing colors. Children benefit from bright colors in play areas,
but if these are used in a babys room, infants can be over stimulated
to the point that they do not rest well. Because deep sleep in babies
is necessary for healthy growth, be sure to select restful, muted
colors. Whites are excellent for children, but avoid black and white
color scheme because there is too much contrast. Select color palettes
that are close to one another and harmonious, such as green and blue,
white and beige, or pink and yellow.
soft movement in the room. A room that is too still becomes stagnant
and this is not beneficial for the growth of the child. To create
good, but soft energy and movement, hang mobiles close to a window
to move gently in the breeze and keep soft music playing in the room.
You can also place a small fan on a dresser turned on low to keep
air moving in the room. Avoid placing the baby under a ceiling fan
as these disrupt their body energy.
for pointed objects. Make sure there are no hard corners from dressers
or changing tables pointed at the babys head or body. Move these
to another part of the room where they are not pointed in the direction
of the bed.
design motifs with care. Make sure that designs do not have harsh
points, such as arrows, crosses, diamonds, or triangles. Nature designs
are excellent and promote growth. Animal designs should also be chosen
carefully. Ferocious or aggressive animals, even when they are made
for a babys room, should not be chosen. Some of these are found
in jungle motif designs and include lions, tigers, bears, and reptiles.
Motifs with fish are fine as long as the watery theme is not overly
dominant. Otherwise, respiratory, lung, nasal, or kidney problems
lighting balanced. During the day, the light in the babys room
should neither be too bright or too dark. Install blinds that can
be lowered or raised as needed to keep the room at a pleasant level
of lighting. If the room is too bright, the baby wont rest deeply.
If too dim, the room would be too yin and the baby could
fail to thrive or have respiratory problems.
WEBER is the publisher of The Red Lotus Letter (www.redlotusletter.com),
the Web's largest weekly feng shui ezine. She is also a certified feng
shui master practitioner whose been featured in Seventeen and Martial
Arts Professional magazines, among others, and is sought after for her
expertise with a witty, down-to-earth style.