Here’s a special post for my readers-
Our home was anything but child-friendly on the day I found out I was pregnant. So, we had to make lots of changes during the following nine months. In the hope of helping some of you out there in the same situation, I’ve detailed the alterations below. You should take some of my advice and put it into practice. There won’t be much time for home renovations when the baby arrives. Indeed, you’ll spend your days feeding and your nights trying to get the little one to sleep. That is why you must start working as soon as possible. Getting your home ready for a baby might require more effort than you currently imagine.
Removing my partner’s toy collection
If your partner is anything like mine, he probably loves to collect memorabilia. I call them toys, but he doesn’t like that. To clear some much-needed space for the baby, we had to put his full collection into storage. That helped to maximize space in our home. I simply picked up the laptop and searched Google for suitable units in our local area. I haven’t let him bring the collection home yet, and the baby was born quite a long time ago now. Thankfully, the storage costs were not that expensive. I think we pay around $10 per week for the unit.
Installing stair gates
At my baby classes, the instructor made a point of highlighting the importance of stair gates. You need them to ensure your little one does not injure himself. Babies can get carried away when they first learn to walk. Most of them have no concept of danger, and so they won’t steer clear of your stairways. The gates are not expensive to purchase, and so you should get a few of them. You can also install them on the door frame in your child’s bedroom. That will make it harder for them to escape and run riot while you are asleep in bed.
Putting locks on kitchen cupboards
I was terribly worried about our baby getting into the kitchen cupboards. That is because we store bleach and other cleaning chemicals in that room. You don’t need me to tell you what might happen if they stray under the sink. We decided that putting locks on our low cupboard doors was the best course of action. You might think it’s a little extreme, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. We purchased the locks from our local DIY store for a few dollars. My partner installed them using screws and some basic tools.
That was how we made our home child-friendly when I was pregnant. So far, there have been no major incidences. We did have to place some rubber stoppers on the corners of our table when our son kept hitting his head. Maybe that’s something you should do before you give birth? We found out the hard way that kids have a habit of bumping into everything.
I hope the information on this page will stand you in good stead, and I wish you the best of luck with your new baby.