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Mother and kids playing in bedroomHaving your first child is a major life transition that changes multiple facets of your life including your living situation, health insurance policy, grocery bill, and so much more. During this major life transition, it is important to stay on top of your plans before the baby comes.

We can help you make this transition seamless by offering health insurance plans that fit in perfectly with your current financial and life situation. In fact, we regularly save our customers between 30 -60% on health insurance plans and cater to individuals from all walks of life. We have the insurance part covered, in the meantime let us help you plan for your baby’s arrival with these nursery decorating tips.

1. Think of convenience

While designing your nursery, you will want to make sure everything is laid out for convenience during stressful situations. This means keeping everything within reach of the changing table (diapers, wipes, changing table cover, laundry hamper, diaper disposal, burp cloths, pacifiers, etc). Even stepping away from the changing table for one minute can lead to a big mess.

2. Invest

You will want to consider investing in a few durable long-term products like a crib, dresser, and changing table. Furnishings that include hardwood construction with high-density foam and springs will last longer than those made with cheap materials. Investing in these pieces will save you money in the long run, especially if you are planning on having multiple children.

3. Two words: kid-friendly

Keep in mind that everything in your nursery will get dirty at some point, making it important to ensure that everything is kid-friendly. This means all items should be easily washable including the floors and rugs. One idea is choosing hardwood floors and washable wallpaper to help with cleanliness.

4. Find a theme

It’s often hard to decide on just one theme for your nursery. Do you want airplanes or trucks? Animals or bugs? Try finding a creative mobile to spark the theme and then further develop it by adding posters and other wall art. This part of the process doesn’t have to be expensive and should just be for fun.

5. Avoid overcrowding

Avoid overcrowding the room by making sure there is plenty of space to breathe. Once your baby is old enough, he or she will want to move freely around the floor and everything in the room will suddenly become a hazard. While you are designing, keep in mind that you want to make the room look visually interesting, but also functional.

6. Soft tones

You will want to avoid any overwhelming colors for your nursery and instead choose to go with soft hues. This is because newborns can only see white, black, and grey for the first few months of their lives. To avoid confusion, slowly introduce new colors as your baby’s sight develops.

7. Incorporate personal touches

Make your nursery unique by incorporating personal touches gathered from your loved ones. This type of decor will add warmth to the nursery and bring nostalgia every time you enter the room. For example, you can frame little notes and artifacts or keep “treasures” in a decorative box to share with your child as he or she gets older.

8. Add texture

Adding texture to the room will keep it visually interesting. Some ideas are adding crocheted items, lace, fur, wood, and metal. These are great items for your baby to look at and learn the difference between smooth and rough textures. Another idea is to incorporate a unique wallpaper on one wall in the room, possibly behind the crib.

9. Dynamic lighting

Adding a dimmer switch to your nursery is an inexpensive way to change the mood of the room and can also help you save money on your electric bill. You will love this feature when you are reading your child a bedtime story or rocking back in forth in your chair.

We hope you found these tips helpful through this major life transition. At Optimized Health Plans, we’re committed to your well-being and future. Although health insurance policies can be quite confusing, there is no need to get discouraged. The team here at Optimized Health Plans can help you understand and get the most out of your health insurance plan. We have helped many individuals and families in difficult life situations find the exact care they need at an affordable price point. For example, we have helped struggling business owners, newly found entrepreneurs, and those caring for a family member with a life-threatening disease.

We can’t wait to use our knowledge to tailor our health insurance plans to fit your exact needs. There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to health insurance plans. For more information about the health insurance coverage that we offer, please visit or call (844) 342-5647. Act now to receive a free consultation on your health insurance policy!