Appearance is probably going to be your first consideration. Many nursery rugs come in pastel colors, particularly pinks, yellows, and blues. Although, you can find darker shades, too. Animal shapes, baby-related shapes (i. e. bottles, baby pins, etc.), hearts, trucks, and similar designs can be found on these rugs as well. The key to choosing the right nursery rug look is to ask yourself whether the rug is going to be used in the room even after it ceases to be a nursery. For example, a nursery rug with pictures of animals would work even for grade school kids whereas images of playpens would not.
When you select a nursery rug, you'll also want something that is easy to clean. Babies spit up, their diapers leak, they vomit – it's not always a pretty picture. You want a rug that's going to take a beating and keep on looking beautiful. It's a good idea to look for stain resistant carpets.
A soft nursery rug is also a good idea. Your children will probably be spending a good deal of time on that floor playing, crawling, and learning to walk. If the nursery rug is soft and well-padded, then your child will have less chance of getting injured during a fall. It's also harder to damage a nursery rug when compared to a wood floor.
Remember that you're nursery rug is probably going to be used only for a limited time, so you don't need to spend a fortune. You also don't want to get the cheapest rug you can find – a good quality nursery rug is more likely to endure your child's early years beautifully.
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