If you are expecting a new baby, you can be sure that there are many moments that you will want to cherish. The better prepared you are for that arrival, the more enjoyable it is likely to be and it is with this in mind that we take a look at getting your family ready for a new baby.
Safe and Secure
Making your home “child-friendly” is one good place to start and will stand you in good stead further down the line. Decluttering by removing items that could pose a potential risk to the new baby and installing precautionary failsafe’s such as electrical socket covers and baby gates constitutes the perfect foundation from which to move on and focus on some of the more pleasant activities.
One of the more joyous tasks when getting your family ready for a new baby is preparing baby’s bedroom. A good tip here is to leave plenty of floor space for fun, frolics and for changing the baby’s nappies – after all, a baby can’t fall or roll off the floor.
Besides the obvious sleeping arrangements, other considerations include the all essential blackout blind, lighting options and stimulation – books and toys for when the baby is awake.
Getting Out and About
After some quiet time at home directly after the baby’s arrival, you may find that you are wanting to get out and about. To do so without stress, there are several factors to weigh up. First, your transport, if your current car is not up to the job, it may be too small if you have other children for example, then deal with it. One option is to look at leasing a bigger or more family-friendly car. Leasing is a great option because it saves you the big upfront spend, and with a baby, every penny counts.
In addition to your car, don’t forget to get a baby car seat for the little one and of course, you would be lost without a good quality baby changing bag. It is easy to forget or overlook just how much stuff you need to carry around with you.
The Perfect Pram
Whether you are out and about or at home, a pram can be of huge value but finding the perfect one can be more difficult than you think. Factors to consider include the size and weight, storage space and protection from the elements.
It may be that you consider baby jogging sports pram or maybe you will look for a pram that converts into a stroller for when the baby is a little bigger.
Covering all the bases by thinking about how you and the baby will work, rest and play will offer you peace of mind and the ability to savour every moment with your