Baby on the way? Of course you’re overjoyed, anticipating meeting your little one. Nerves may also be creeping up on you; that’s normal. A key element to help with those nerves is preparation. You’ll need to get certain products and baby-proofing items in order to make the house as safe as possible.
- First and foremost, baby proof. This is the one of the most discussed topics, so we won’t spend too much time on it. Cover the corners, no open outlets, no-slam drawers and cabinets, etc.
- Buy all the feeding products now and then add to them later. These products include breast pumps, bottles, bottle cleaners, utensils and more. Feeding is extremely important so you want to make sure that everything you need is at the house well before the baby comes.
- Make sure to over stock your diaper arsenal. You’ll never have enough diapers so the more you have to start, the more likely it is you’ll be able to avoid those last minute diaper runs.
- Clean, clean, and clean some more. The amount of germs around the house can be difficult for your newborn to handle. Best to just meticulously clean your house when the due date is approaching and make sure you keep it that way. When you come home from the hospital, the last thing you’ll want to do is clean.
Bringing a newborn back to your home is an extremely exciting and special event in any parent’s life. But it is important to understand that there are measures that need to be taken in order to bring you child into a safe home. This list is by no means the law of the land, just some friendly reminders to help you enjoy your new love as often and as safely as possible.