Kelly Innello's Blog
Babies change everything, especially when it comes to your home. If you have a little one on the way then baby-proofing your home is in the near future. Here are a few tips to get your house prepared for that new little addition.
Kids, especially babies, seem to always be in precarious situations mostly because they don't even know they're in danger. Every utility fault should be fixed, sharp corners on furniture need to be smoothed out. A call to a good carpenter or upholster should do the trick. Chipped tiles should be replaced; many details need to be handled. To avoid getting overwhelmed, start by doing a thorough inspection of your house, note down things that need a fix or replacement. Find who and what is needed for the job and delegate duties.
Clean, Clean, Clean!
Babies are highly susceptible to contracting diseases from their environment due to their underdeveloped immune systems. Because of this, surfaces such as floors, kitchen sinks, tables, bathtubs should be cleaned with soap, water, and mild disinfectants. If thoughts of the hassle associated with sterilizing feeding materials are a regular occurrence, then knowing about the benefits may be helpful and motivate you. Health practitioners say most common germs can be killed by washing with warm water and soap, so no more boiling.
Areas Of Concentration
The baby's palace
The baby's crib and room (if a room has been provided), should be scrutinized for potentially dangerous items like plastic wrappers, sharp tools, and even heavy bed covers.
Feeding equipment, pacifiers, walkers, and other baby needs need to be purchased before the baby comes to prevent last-minute expenses.
Create Space And Stock Up
Someone else is going to need space in that wardrobe; new baby usually means new clothes except when an older child's baby clothes are available. Space needs to be created for your child in your clothing storage facilities. Clothing not used or needed anymore need to be given away, disposed or recycled, another option is to buy a hamper for your baby's clothes.
A baby's food is usually liquid and semi-liquid, hence the need for the refrigerator. Clear clutter from the refrigerator and clean its insides with warm water, soap, and a sponge before wiping it down with a cloth. Leave it almost empty for when breast milk, formula and family and friends' meals will go in.
Get all the help you can and delegate efficiently. Oh! And relax.