By Odile Guyot. Kids Room. Published at Monday, April 15th, 2019 - 11:42:05 AM.
Many people have asked us to write a post with tips for preparing a room for a placement. Given the popularity of our Foster Care Wishlist post, and the request for a room specific post, we decided to make it happen. Here are some steps to go through so that you are more prepared than we were! Also its a great way to keep your hands busy while you wait for the call.
Comfort Kit – Children who are moving into their first placement will often arrive without comfort items. Comfort kits for all ages are a great thing have on hand. You can find some great comfort kit lists on pinterest.
From a furnishings perspective, some foster carers report that items such as pillows and bean bags are good additions that allow the child to be comfortable in the room whilst also acting as objects to vent anger and frustrations upon.
Command Hooks – These are great for making space for hanging all sorts of things on the wall on short notice. I recommend keeping these on hand even if you are not planning to foster. We use them all the time! They are also a great safety resource for keeping cords and bind pulls out of the reach of small children.
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