How To Choose The Right Area Rug For Every Stage Of Childhood, Part 1

Baby on RugAh, the pitter-patter of little feet. It’s a wonderful sound, but it’s even better if that pitter-patter is cushioned by an area rug, so you know those adorable little tootsies are warm and comfy.

Choosing the right area rug for your child’s bedroom is not a one-time task, though. As your little one grows, he or she will need a rug to fit each stage in his or her development. To help make the transitions a little easier, we’ve put together a guide to choosing the right area rug for every stage of childhood.

Infancy

When you first bring that bundle of joy home from the hospital, you want the nursery to look just right. Whether it’s a boy or a girl, you’ll want to choose a rug that matches the nursery’s color scheme and décor. Gentle pastels often make perfect shades for an infant’s room.

But color is not the only thing to consider here. Your new little prince or princess will soon be needing plenty of tummy time, so you’ll want to make sure that the rug you choose is soft enough to be comfortable, but not so plush that it poses any risks. It should also be easy to clean, and patterned intricately enough to camouflage the inevitable spit-ups and diaper accidents that are bound to happen.

Our Rug Market Baby Rugs Bunny Bear Green Rug is a perfect example of the ideal nursery rug:

Baby Rug

Toddlerhood

Once your little one has grown into an active toddler, you’ll want to start the search for a new rug to fit this new stage. Of course, you’ll still want an area rug that is easy to clean and hides sttains well, but for different reasons now – you’re more likely to find ground-in crayons or spilled juice on the rug than spit-up.

Toddlers love to play on the floor, so why not make their games even more exciting by giving them a rug that can become part of the game? Rugs with animals or trucks can make great backdrops for any imaginative play, while rugs featuring numbers or letters can provide the impetus for some educational fun.

Just imagine the fun your little one could have with our Rugs USA Cradle Alphabet Beige Rug:

ABC Rug

Early Childhood

After the toddler stage come the exciting years of early childhood. This is the time when your child’s tastes and preferences start to develop, so he or she may feel very strongly about having a pink princess rug, or a red fire truck rug, for example. Why not encourage their budding sense of identity by letting them have some say in the choice of their bedroom rug?

As children grow, the games they play become more elaborate. You can support this trend by providing them with a rug that encourages more intricate games, such as one featuring city streets that their Matchbox cars can zoom down. Our Tayse Rugs Kids Life White Rug almost counts as a toy itself: Child Rug

Once you’ve passed infancy, toddlerhood, and early childhood, it’s time to move on to an area rug that fits the next stages in your child’s life. Don’t miss Part 2 of our guide to choosing the right area rug for your child’s bedroom to find out which rugs are best suited to older children’s rooms!