Thursday, June 08, 2006
Feng shui junior
…Terry Sapienza, writing in the Wash Post Apr 22, talks about a book called The Peaceful Nursery: Preparing a Home for Your Baby with Feng Shui, by Laura Forbes Carlin and Alison Forbes.
…FS, of course, is the Chinese “art” of placement.
…General idea: Your home affects your well-being and baby will feel the same.
…Step one is clear out clutter. If it’s a mess now, wait’ll you have to cope with baby gear. If you don’t need something, it isn’t useful, or you don’t love it (at least one), toss!
…Paint a relaxing color…blue encourages relaxation, green serenity and growth.
…Don’t haul in a bunch of smelly and toxic carpets, pressed wood, or other icky stuff. Paint well ahead of time.
…Make sure the crib has a view of the door. At least one side of it should be against a wall.
…Forget piling the pillows and stuffed animals. Keep it simple. Safer without that stuff anyway.
…All you need are diapers, wipes, blankets, snap-up onesies, blankets, and food.
…The rest is clutter and baby will notice!
…You know…on some level.