Preparing Your Home for a Baby

The beauty of having a child or children. Your home will need to go through some changes. This is so you would be adequately prepared for the arrival of your bundle of joy. Aside from the basic items like diapers, baby clothes, baby cot, there are some other things we would like for you to consider. These tips are just to make things more comfortable for you and your baby.

  1. Space: Where would your baby sleep? In a space in your room or a separate room? Whichever you choose, you need to make the baby’s space ready to receive your baby. If the baby is going to be sleeping in a portion of your room you need a crib that also doubles up as a storage space. It’s a great way to make use of the space you have at the same time not making the room seem crowded. If it’s a separate room, let your decor and design-self take over and have fun setting up the room with everything your child is going to need.
  2. Food: Yes, in the beginning, you would be breastfeeding but there would be moments when you need to give your breasts a break. So, invest in some feeding bottles and a breast pump. You need to make space in your kitchen, where you can store all your baby’s food.
  3. Baby Proof: Your baby is going to be one curious child. He/she would want to put everything it lays its eyes on into its mouth. That is something you don’t want unless you want to take a trip to the emergency room. Hide all small items and install safety padding on the edges of your low tables. Most importantly, cover all switches. If you live in a story building it’s best to invest in a stairs gate/guard

 

Written by  Nancy Ewurum. She is a young and ambitious lady with a passion for creative writing and social entrepreneurship through software development. Currently enrolled in the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Accra, she writes in her spare time. You can connect with her on twitter.

 

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