Welcoming a new baby in your home means having to change how some parts of the home look and work. If you’re new at this baby thing, then you’re bound to realise that there will be a million and one things to do after the baby is born. In this article, we’ll suggest some of the things you need to change around the house to prepare for your new baby’s arrival.
Decide and prepare baby’s room. Preparing the baby’s nursery room is an exciting experience. You may have a theme and look in mind, but always keep safety in mind. In general, you avoid cluttering designs and unnecessary furniture. Bring in the basics like the crib, changing table, rocking chair, dresser, etc. You’ll have lots of time later to add in other items.
Baby proofing your home. Baby proofing is essentially a big undertaking, but you can make it easy on yourself by starting before the baby comes. You will be overwhelmed with the arrival and visitors to think about this when you come home from the hospital. Take note that you need to re-evaluate safety needs at the crawling and walking stage too.
Install a screen door. It’s a good idea to replace the nursery door with a wooden screen door. This type of door can be closed without you losing sight or sound of the baby. It also keeps pets and/or other guests from coming in. You can match the screen door to the room by painting or staining it. Add a decorative window shade or a piece of the see-through curtain on the inside of the door to shut out light.
Invest in a baby monitor. Don’t be cheap on this one. Look into buying a good, dependable baby monitor. You can’t be in all places at the same time, and this piece of technology will help alert you to any problems that may happen while you’re not with the baby, giving you peace of mind while you’re in your own room or anywhere in the house doing stuff.
Update your own bedroom. Why? Because you’ll have a new little visitor in your bed from time to time, so you should at least make changes to your home. Of course, it doesn’t need to be a full-blown baby land. Be careful not to clutter up your bedroom with baby gear. You and your spouse still need your private, escape place. This is one of the most exciting times of both your lives. Preparing for your baby now will mean you'll have that more time to play with and enjoy your baby later. Babies grow up so fast, so you won't want to lose any precious moment!
Looking for a new home for the upcoming baby?
Sometimes you can only do so much sprucing and home improvement projects to upgrade/update a current home that either doesn’t have enough space or are in a not-so-good neighbourhood. Whether you’re looking for a land to build your home on, or a ready to move-in home for the upcoming baby, it’s worth looking at the thriving communities in Sydney and NSW, Jordan Springs, Bingara Gorge, Calderwood Valley and The New Rouse Hill. Projects in these neighbourhoods are complete with necessary facilities and amenities, which makes raising a Sydneysider family in a Lendlease community easy. You can start home hunting ahead of time by checking out online listings.