Nesting & Preparing Your Home for Your Newborn
August 31, 2020
If you have a baby on the way, congratulations! Becoming a parent is definitely a life-changing moment and even better, there are so many milestones in your child’s life to look forward to and celebrate. Once you become a parent, you might also become insightful regarding the safety of your child, no matter where life may take you and your baby—and that includes your very own home. If you’re wondering how you can better furnish and prepare your home to welcome your newborn, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we’ve highlighted some tips that are guaranteed to help you in the process.
Open Up the Windows
If it’s been a while since you’ve cracked open your windows for some fresh air, now is the time to do so. Allowing the fresh air to come into your home is especially helpful when it comes to circulating ventilation to improve the air quality. Even if your home looks clean, the air may not feel fresh until the air from outside has been circulating throughout your home.
Deep Clean Your Carpets
Having a thorough deep clean done is the best way to get rid of bad bacteria and stubborn germs that may not easily be removed with traditional supermarket bottles and sprays. Not only that but these detergents and cleaning products may contain harmful chemicals that can damage sensitive skin and may also be dangerous to inhale. A steam cleaner is a safe and effective way to deliver deep cleaning results that you may not be able to achieve with generic cleaning chemicals.
Make It A Habit to Leave Shoes at the Door
Once your baby starts crawling, they just won’t stop! This is an exciting time in both your and your child’s life. Once you’ve steamed the carpets, you can maintain the overall cleanliness by making removing your shoes when you get home a habit. This way, you can make sure the floor your baby is crawling on is as clean as possible. You’ll avoid trailing dirt into your home all while keeping things as tidy as possible for the sake of your baby. We also suggest you ask your guests to leave their shoes at the door before stepping on the carpets.
Have Some Extra Sheets and Mattress Pads on Hand
Accidents are prone to happen, especially in the first couple of months in your child’s life. If you have extra bed sheets stocked for your sleeping arrangements, you might want to consider doing the same for your newborn’s crib. In the case that your baby has a middle-of-the-night blowout, all you will have to do is take off the first two layers of sheets and you’re still left with a fully made bed. Even better, you won’t have to go out of your way to purchase new sheets.
Baby-Proof Your Home
You don’t have to get rid of all your favorite furniture and home accents that you paid plenty for. With a few baby-proofing materials, you can keep your home just the same! One of the most favored baby-proofing products consists of edge guards to cover all the sharp corners. These can be used on tables and other protruding corners throughout your home.
Get Rid of Dust in the House
When there’s dust, there is the potential for allergies to form, especially for your newborn. With hard-to-reach corners, it may be hard to completely get all the dust. It is recommended to utilize a longer dusting tool for those difficult areas and to use a simple small cloth for cleaning surfaces and keeping them dust-free.
Don’t Forget to Check Behind Furniture
It’s not only important to check for dust or dirt behind your furniture but it is also essential that you take care of this in order to find any small items that may have ended up in these corners. Once your baby starts crawling, their curiosities will cause them to find some furniture-hidden items. You never know what could be hiding between or behind furniture, which is why it’s best you take care of this as soon as possible.
Clear Out Your Shelves to Make Way for Baby
If you’re trying to find some extra space for baby clothes and toys, you might want to reorganize your shelves and drawers. If you have old clothes stored away that you’ve been meaning to get rid of, now is as good of a time as ever! You might even be able to fit all of your clothing in your closet and nightstand and leave the extra drawer space for your baby.
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