Baby Proofing Tips from Modernize
When you are expecting your first child, preparing your home for their arrival can feel like an overwhelming task. Chances are, in your life as a childless adult you gave little thought to anchoring your bookshelves to the wall or locking up cleaning supplies. Now, with a baby on the way, you have to safeproof just about every corner of your house.
Many baby stores offer a comprehensive checklist of must-have items for baby proofing your home. From cabinet locks to outlet covers, it is nearly impossible to build your baby must have list without adding these items. Still, many parents find there is more to consider than the few items on their list. Here are a few more ideas to consider before bringing home baby.
Consider Your Own Comfort and Convenience
So many parents give plenty of thought to keeping their new baby safe but forget to consider their own comfort and convenience. Set up your home in a way that allows you to easily care for your baby during those exhausting, early months of their life. We suggest creating a small nappy changing station in areas of your home that receive traffic in your home, like the family room. A small cabinet stocked with a few nappies, wipes, and nappy cream with keep everything you need handy and the Korbell nappy disposal system can keep the smell of dirty nappies at bay.
If you are a breastfeeding mum, consider keeping water bottles and snacks handy in the nursery so you can care for yourself while you feed your baby.
Prepare for Late Night and Early Morning Feedings
When you’re navigating your home in the middle of the night to feed and change your newborn, it is easiest to keep everything you need on hand. Many parents find that keeping everything in one place makes it easier to find the items they need the most when they are fighting exhaustion. If you are bottle feeding, create one organised cabinet for formula, bottles, and muslins using colour bins and baskets. If you are breastfeeding, keep a small basket of muslins and nipple cream in the same location where you nurse each night.