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Crib in the center of the room?

This might be a stupid question, but is there a reason why putting the crib in the center of the nursery room is a bad idea?

My mom gave me such a strange look when I told her that's what I planned to do that I thought maybe there's something wrong with it.

I am only planning to do that because we have very little wall space in our nursery.  On one wall, there's a closet and a door to the room.  On the other wall, there's a window with some wall space, but I need to put the dresser/changing area there.  On the other wall is a window with no usable wall space and on the last wall, there is a fireplace and door.

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  • Nope, not a bad idea. We did this with DS's room. My mom made a comment that the baby won't feel as secure if not next to a wall, but AFAIK, that is ungrounded. DS slept just great like that for more than 2 years.

    You can see pics of his nursery here (sorry not clicky):

    https://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/nursery-tours/nursery-tour-evans-brown-and-blue-with-pops-of-orange-room-047573

    I even have an explanation as to my thinking at the time (although it's all a blur now!). 

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  • Thank you so much!  I love your nursery, btw.
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  • i read somewhere that it's good to put it in the center of room because it gives the baby different angles and views to look at. 

    i actually was thinking of doing this as well since 2 walls have windows, one has a wall length closet, and the free wall is joined by the bathroom wall (someone mentioned not putting the crib against a shared bathroom wall because it can wake the baby up each time it's used). 

    when i told my mom she looked at me like i had 8 heads. at this exact moment it's against the wall but i still may move it to the center once i get my rocker, etc... and see how i'm going to set up the room. 

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  • I think it's a great idea!  I was tempted to put ours diagonal in a corner just to give more room around it.  I still may do that.
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  • I LOVE your bedding.  Is it all numbers?  Where did you get it?

     

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    I LOVE your bedding.  Is it all numbers?  Where did you get it?

     

    My bedding? It's a set from Dwell Studio, but sadly I believe it's been discontinued. I got it about 3 years ago now. I do love it, though. It's all letters and numbers.  

    You might want to check on ebay. You never know! 

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  • If you open any catalogue they put the cribs in the middle of the room.  If you have the option to do it, why not? :)
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