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are blackout curtains in the nursery a must?
Right now we just have blinds on the window in the room. The room doesn?t get a ton of light to begin
KarenBoschetti:I wouldn't get them. As much as you think your baby's life will be full of routine and they will always sleep in the same place at the same time, that's not the case. I think it's important to teach your baby to sleep in lighted areas too. Especially if the room doesn't get a ton of light anyway, I wouldn't fret about it. Plus it's an added expense for an unnecessary item.
Our nursery gets the morning and afternoon sun, so they ended up being a must for us even though we had blinds and curtains. We didn't have blackout curtains until he was 8 months old, and nap times were always a nightmare for us before we had them. We were lucky to get a 45 minute nap. I added blackout liners to his curtains, and he immediately began napping about 1.5 hours at a time. I could just kick myself for not having them earlier.
If you are handy with a sewing machine, you could do what I did to save some money. I ended up buying the blackout liner at Joann's with a 50% off coupon and just sewing them to the curtains we already had. That's also an option for if you want to test it out and see if maybe you don't need them.
I will not, although in our previous house, every bedroom had blackout curtains, DH cannot sleep with slightest light, so I am trying not train the baby the way he is!
We did not have them to start with in DD's room but now that she is older she refuses to nap unless it is dark. I got ours at Target and they were about $30 for the set. They had quite a few colors.