Those bundles of joy are a blessing, but, as you would have probably expected, they also require a lot of hard work. In this article, we are going to help you with some information on how to prepare your house for the baby’s arrival.
Find the right location for the nursery.
First of all, consider where your nursery will be located. Not pleasant, we know it, but you will have to do a lot of walking between your bedroom and the child’s room; some of it will be in the middle of the night. Make sure the room is conveniently placed in the proximity. This will also help you be more comfortable because you can hear the baby. Yes, you have a baby monitor, but don’t you go a little crazy thinking it will ran out of batteries or something like this?
Now think about the furniture.
First of all, where will the baby sleep? For the first few weeks, a basinet or cradle will do great. After this, you will definitely need a proper crib. If you like vintage furniture or you can’t afford a new one, make sure you get one manufactured after 1991. That’s when the safety regulations became mandatory.
Not for the baby per se, but still very useful, a rocking chair would be a good idea. Whether you are breastfeeding your child or just watching him/her sleep, it’s better to do it from a comfortable chair.
Make sure you also find the space to fit a changing table in the room. Your life will become much easier if you have everything in one place. While we’re on the subject, make sure you also get a diaper pail and a wastebasket.
Remember! You need to baby-proof everything else in the house!
Don’t forget to put a clock on the wall and also buy a state-of-the-art baby monitor. The safety of your child is priceless.
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