Preparing for your baby to come home for the first time might leave you feeling a little unprepared. However, there are some steps you can take to prepare yourself ahead of time. Here are a few tips you should check out before you bring your little one home.
Make your cabinets childproof by installing childproof locks. Consider investing in magnetic locks. These can be placed inside the cabinets for increased safety and a seamless look. You might also want to consider moving your cleaning supplies under the kitchen, or to a higher level. Cleaning products with bright colored labels are likely to catch your little one’s attention, as well as their enticing smells. Some children will be unaware that some of these products might smell good, but they are also poisonous. To be on the safe side store them high up and away from your baby.
2. Living Room
Most likely you and your baby will spend quite a bit of time in your living room. One safety step that you will want to do is to make sure you place sticky end caps over anything that has a sharp edge. Looking into furniture that can stand up to everything your little one will put it through is also advised. You will want to cover all of your electrical outlets with childproof covers since this is the room where both you and your baby will spend a lot of time. If you have a fireplace in the living room, you might also consider placing a gate around it.
You will want to design your nursery with functionality in mind. Having enough storage in this room is important if you are intending on using it to take care of your little one. Consider investing in a dresser that you can also utilize as a changing table. This will help save space and the dresser will be able to grow with your child. If the dresser is in an area where your baby might have access to it, consider bolting it to the wall. If you want to elevate your nursery, consider installing an accent wall instead of hanging pictures over the changing table or crib that your little one could grab.
If during your baby preparation you found that your home might be a little too cramped. You might want to consider upsizing your home before your baby’s arrival. Contact us today so we can help you get your family into a house that suits all of your growing needs.