A new baby’s arrival can be both a stressful and exciting time. You know your life is about to change in a big way, and for new parents this can be all the more reason to ensure your home is ready and waiting for your new bundle of joy.
This is why we’ve gathered up our top 10 tips for getting baby sorted! In the hope it helps make this transition that little bit easier!
1. Organise the nursery
When organising the nursery ensure you have all the essentials sorted! These include a crib or bassinet, bedding, baby monitor, changing table and clothing drawers. Extra items like a mobile to hang above the crib, a nightlight to soothe restless nights, and a rocking chair can also add character to your baby’s nursery.
2. Baby-proof your home
This is a big one and something that shouldn’t be skimmed past. Ensure that dangerous items are kept out of reach or that cabinets and drawers are fastened shut with baby-proof latches.
3. Stock up on baby essentials
Once you’ve got your nursery sorted it’s time to stock up on baby essentials such as nappies and baby wipes. It’s better to be over prepared than under prepared with these items.
4. Talk to friends and family about visiting
It’s also a good idea to speak to your friends and family about your expectations for visitors prior to baby’s arrival. This way no one will be offended if you cut visits short or have to put bub down to rest.
5. Prepare meals in advance
Cooking will be the last thing on your mind after baby’s arrival. Be prepared by cooking healthy meals in advance – this will ensure your body receives all the essential vitamins and minerals, whilst giving you more time with your newest family member.
6. Give the house a thorough clean
As much as you won’t want to, we also recommend getting on top of your housework well before your due date! It’s far easier to keep a clean house clean, then get a dirty one clean again with a baby in tow.
7. Appreciate the moment
Finally, as stressful as the transition may be, remember to appreciate the little moments.
These first few days will be a whirlwind of joy, laughter and tears. But if you ask any mum, they wouldn’t change them for the world.