When you are expecting a baby, the thing you want most is to create a perfect world where your baby will grow up feeling safe, happy and content. And Feng Shui can help you with just that! So if you are preparing to share your home with a new baby I recommend you consider the following:
1. The basic rules for all bedrooms are:
- Place the headboard of the bed or cot against a solid wall and not under a window.
- Do not place the bed or cot in line with the door (feet pointing at the door is called the “funeral position” which is very bad Feng Shui).
- Do not have the headboard of the bed share a wall with a bathroom or toilet.
2. You also need to look out for some dangers:
- Exposed beams above the head
- Open shelving opposite the cot
- Sharp corners pointing at the cot
All these are considered poison arrows which can cause illness. Particularly in baby’s room you want to make sure the furniture has rounded edges – for baby’s safety and for good Feng Shui.
- A ceiling fan above the cot causes too much yang energy; baby’s room should be yin/quiet (in fact this should apply to any bedroom).
- Mirrors should never be facing a bed – they are dangerous for adults and can be a very scary experience for a young child.
3. Sleeping Direction:
This is where you personalize the Feng Shui for your baby. Using the Eight Mansions Formula of Feng Shui you can calculate your baby’s Kua Number which then gives you his or her four good (auspicious) and four bad (inauspicious) directions. The secret is to use the auspicious directions as much as possible. We all know that the average adult spends a third of his life in bed, and babies even more! Can you now see why the position of your baby’s cot is so very important?
The best recommendation is to observe all of the above and to place your baby’s cot in baby’s “Personal Growth” direction. That way you will safeguard baby’s health, ensure good and restful sleep and encourage a happy personality and positive development. For example, if you have a much loved Dragon baby (according to the Chinese zodiac), born between 23 January 2012 and 9 February 2013, then please have a look at the table on the right to see your baby’s Kua Number and Personal Growth direction. If your baby is sick or very colicky, placing the cot in his/her “Health” direction will work wonders and ease the pain.
Congratulations to all new Mums and Dads who read this article and I wish you and your precious baby a happy, content and successful life!