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Bringing Home Baby

By: Bidmyreno Admin | Jul 28, 2016


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Baby is on the way and excitement is in the air!  You have less than 9 months to prepare, and among the long list of things to do, prepping your home is one of the most important.Here are a few things you can do in advance of your little ones arrival:

Location of Baby’s Room

Early months will require getting up for feedings during the night so it makes sense to have the nursery close to you bedroom.  However, having it a little further away from your room so the off-duty parent can continue to sleep. 

Decorating For Baby

Decorating the nursery can be one the most enjoyable steps in prepping for baby’s arrival.  When setting up, start with the basics; crib, changing table, dresser and rocking chair.  Try not to overcrowd the room. In terms of design, the latest trends in nursery décor is “simplicity and light” and adding colourful elements as the baby grows.  

Baby Proofing

Safety is of the utmost importance for new parents, and baby proofing your home is an ongoing concern through all stages of baby’s growth. Of course there are lists of things to keep out of reach of little hands, but in-terms of home adjustments, here are a few things you will want to do:

                Living areas:

·         Replace all sockets with child proof sockets

·         Install a safety gate at the top and bottom of stairs

·         Fasten tall bookcases and other furniture to the wall

·         Locks on windows

Nursery:

·         Make sure toy chests have lids that stay up

·         Use cordless blinds of cut blind cords in half

Kitchen

·         Install child-proof locks on cabinet doors, especially under sink cabinets with dangerous cleaning products.

Bathroom

·         Install toilet lid locks

·         Adjust your water heater temperature to 120 degrees F to prevent scalding

·         Install bathroom door knob that can be unlocked from the outside

 

Visit www.bidmyreno.com to find a handyman to baby proof your home before the big arrival!