Five Feng Shui Rules for Your Baby’s Nursery
Most mothers we know are willing to beg, borrow, or steal if it means getting their babies to sleep longer. When blackout curtains and a plush lovey aren’t doing the trick, you may want to try out some simple feng shui rules. Millions of people all over the world swear by the powers of feng shui, and on its founding principle of surrounding the human body with the perfect “qi”.
Adrienne is a strong believer in making sure your nursery has a positive flow and has worked with her feng shui guru, Katar Diamond, on many homes (including her own). "A bedroom where the feng shui is negative can make a child afraid to sleep in their room, be moody, depressed, chronically ill, or hyperactive,” according to Katar.
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Here are Adrienne’s tips to redesigning your nursery and making it feng shui-friendly so your baby can sleep like a little Buddha.
1. Large Mirrors: Avoid any large mirrors including mirror-covered closet doors. An easy solution is covering up these spaces with removable wallpaper so your little one can stare at a pretty picture or pattern as he/she drifts off to sleep.
2. Low Windows: Avoid putting your crib under any low windows as this hinders the flow of the room.
3. Crib Alignment: Make sure your baby is not sleeping with their bed aligned directly with the entrance door.
4. Low Beams/Slanted Ceilings: Place your crib away from very low, slanted ceilings or directly under beams as this will press on the baby.
5. Birthdays Matter: You need to make sure your child is not sleeping in a bad direction based on their birth date. Simply look up your child’s birthday (ex: Year of the Ox) and what is best for them. This chart can help.
By Adrienne Mascaro
Adrienne Mascaro is an interior decorator and founder/owner of Studio Blu, a Venice Beach-based boutique interior design firm specializing in high-end custom homes and remodels. She has also successfully worked in the art-department for Warner Bros., Universal Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She currently resides in Venice Beach with her 4-year-old daughter.
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If the feng shui still doesn’t have them sleeping like kittens, check out our slideshow above for the best bedtime stories that will send them to slumberland for the night.