One of the most exciting experiences in life is to be able to bring a new born into your home. Having a baby in your home is going to change the dimensions of our family entirely. It will be a shared responsibility between all family members. Apart from the shared duties and chores, it is important to prepare your home for an addition. Here are a few ways you can prepare your nursery for a new baby;
Location – When selecting a place to have the nursery it is important to have easy access to it. During the beginning months, there will be a constant need for you and the other family members to access the room. It is important to place the room strategically so as to allow convenient feeding, but also a quiet peace of mind for other family members. In order to have ease of access, ensure that once the location is picked, sliding doors are fitted so as to allow unobstructed view of the baby whilst keeping pets and such out.
Designing – It is vital to have a calming and peaceful ambience in a nursery so as to avoid hassle all around the house. However, it is crucial to make the room as safe as possible. Avoid using second hand strollers, and opt to buy brand new ones with tight fitting and secure hardware. This will ensure your child doesn’t suffocate or get stuck. The room needs to be designed and organised in such a way so that it poses no inconvenience to anyone. Avoid overcrowding the room with toys, and install basic needs such as a baby bassinet, changing table, rocking chair.
And strollers such as a Cybex stroller for when you want to go for walks. With rocking chairs, pick out a comfortable chair that is relaxing and soothing for your child whilst being fed.
In addition to the nursery, all other rooms such as the kitchen and living room need to be baby proofed. In order to avoid accidents anywhere else in the house, it is best to keep shelves, cabinets and drawers latched with safety locks so no child can reach them. It is best to keep bathroom doors locked at all times, and to keep electric appliances out of reach. Avoid using sharp objects anywhere and leaving them unattended, and install locks on all toilets to prevent having drowning hazards. Keep furniture and ornaments anchored to the wall so that the child doesn’t have the opportunity to try to move it and hurt them.
The most important rule of the thumb is to never leave a child unattended.