Creating your baby’s nursery is one of the best things about being pregnant and becoming parents, I know that Daddy E and I spent what seemed like an eternity deciding on a theme, colour scheme and then sourcing cute furniture for Roo’s room and trying to make it as much of a sanctuary as we could when she was little.
Even now she is three and a half, her new big girl room has her own personality in it and isn’t your typically pink girly princess room but instead grey and white star wallpaper adorns one wall with a huge vinyl wall art print on the other of retro woodland animals.
So if like me you want to show off your interior design skills for the nursery then have a go at entering the Colief Comfy Crib competition. This competition is a great chance for mums and dads across the UK and Ireland to celebrate the love, creativity and effort they put into creating their little one’s room or special place at home. Entry couldn’t be simpler:
- Go to www.facebook.com/ColiefUKIE
- Upload a picture
- State the category you’re entering (Best Boy’s Best Girl’s or Most Creative Crib)
- Add a short comment (50-100 words) on the inspiration behind your creation.
The closing date for entries is Monday 6th August, when a shortlist of finalists in each category will then be selected by the Colief judging panel. Pictures of the finalists’ nurseries will then be shared on the Colief Facebook page for the public to choose the overall winners by voting through ‘liking’ their favourite entry. The winners of each category will be announced on 17th September 2012.
The prize for each category is £500 Mothercare vouchers, inclusion in a regional and national media campaign and an invitation to join Colief’s influential Mum’s Panel, sharing advice with other mums.
Sharon Skelton from Colief said, “Excessive crying is one of the main symptoms of colic, which can make it a difficult condition for families to manage. Although colic usually passes by the time baby is six months old, whilst the baby is in distress it is really important, for both the parents and the child’s wellbeing, to try and find as many ways as possible to offer comfort. We hope the ‘Comfy Cribs’ competition will inspire parents with new ways to comfort their baby on any budget.”
Good luck mums & dads!