Published at Monday, April 15th, 2019 - 01:49:53 AM. Kids Room. By Trinette Gay.
Night lights – Remember that children who are new to your home do not know the layout of your house as well as you and your other children do. Children who have moved from home to home sometimes wake up disoriented and may not remember where they are. Also, children who have been through trauma, even older children, may have some lingering childhood fears that a simple night light can easily soothe.
If you have enough room go ahead and get a crib and a bed. But if you are lacking on space, just go with a twin bed for now. Most agencies will approve you for a baby even if you don’t own a crib. You can keep an unassembled pack and play under the twin bed to hold you over in case you get a call for a baby. If you do get a call for a baby and end up purchasing a crib, buy one that also converts to a toddler bed. Since sheets don’t take up a ton of space in the closet, I’d suggest buying several different sheet sets and a more neutral comforter. When children come in to foster care they have lost all control of everything, and something as small as picking their own new sheets out of the closet may immediately help give them just the tiniest feeling of ownership over a completely foreign room.
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