1. Protect the crib

In feng shui, the furniture on which you spend the most time in a room—beds, desks, couches—should be placed into a command position. This means against a solid wall, on the far side of the room, not in the path of the door. For children, this can mean putting the crib in a corner where two solid walls meet.

2. Beware of energy stealers

Don’t place the crib directly under a window, an air conditioner, or a fan. These not only create a draft, but they also are thought to disrupt the energy of those who sleep underneath them.

3. No mirrors

Mirrors can create too much energy in a room, which can affect the sleep patterns of adults. Children are even more sensitive than we are, so their beds should be kept out of the path of mirrors. If the mirror and bed are immovable, then the mirror should be covered at bedtime. If your child has restless sleep, remove the mirrors from the room altogether.

4. No metal bed frames

It is believed that metal bed frames tend to conduct a low level energy current, which can also disrupt sleep patterns. It’s definitely preferable to have a wooden bed frame—with rounded edges—than a metal one.

5. Calm colors

Children have been known to get more agitated or colicky in rooms with bright colors, especially when they are trying to rest. Stay away from bright oranges, reds, and pinks. Pastels in blue, green, or soft yellow are a safe bet. When picking a color, ask yourself what mood it gives you and then visualize how it might be amplified for a child.

6. Air quality

Toxic paints and latex-backed rugs can off-gas and create problems in our children’s lungs. Black mold can create toxicity in the body, so be very careful of too much moisture. And PVC plastics when heated can give off harmful levels of dioxin. Wireless radiation from electronics, satellites, and WiFi should be clear of baby’s room also.

7. Plants

In addition to helping add life to the room, some plants can also help to purify the air; but avoid sharp leaves or spiky-leaved plants.

8. Edges

Make sure there are no dangerous—and unharmonious— sharp edges in baby’s room.

9. Artwork

Make sure artwork doesn’t appear scary either in the daytime, or when your child wakes up and sees it in the dark. The same goes for toys and dolls. Place a mobile above the bed, photographs of your family, or other items that will make them feel loved, protected, and peaceful.

10. Clutter-free zone

Clutter and chaos can affect they way the mind works. It can also affect how we feel and our ability to relax and get the rest we need to rejuvenate. Keeping things as organized as possible will add to a peaceful environment for your baby.