When giving birth and starting your first tentative steps to motherhood, most of your time will be devoted to looking after the baby. This is not the time to go and pick out a cot, or baby feeding items, or sterilizers. It’s a real fortune that the terms of pregnancy are so long for humans because it gives us time to save and prepare our homes for the equipment our baby truly needs.
Improving your home for your new baby is an essential thing to do, but it might be that past the obvious items of necessity, you haven’t thought about some of the items that might be most appropriate to take care of. Thankfully, this list is here to help you take care of the small considerations, to ensure that everything in your home is completely suitable.
Consider these options if you haven’t already:
It’s important for you to consider your bed. Of course, you will need a new, safe and supported cot for your child to sleep in, but have you considered your own bed? It’s likely that your baby will be placed on your bed at some point. Of course, sleeping next to your child isn’t safe until they’re at least a toddler and can climb effectively, but laying your baby on your bed to change their clothes, or to tickle them, or perhaps to feed them on your lap can be worthwhile. Consider picking up a non-toxic mattress here, as this can prevent any irritants from harming the skin of your baby.
The Washing Products
Consider what washing products you use to clean the clothing of those in your family. It might be that switching to non-toxic, sensitive variants could prevent fabric from chafing or irritating the skin of your child, and has much less potential for allergy formation. As sensitive options are often priced the exact same as normal options, it’s absolutely essential for most people to make this switch, as they are losing nothing and are potentially gaining protection against health problems.
Your Own Hygiene
Your own hygiene can be important to consider. Of course, we have no doubt you smell beautiful and are nothing but the picture of health. But sometimes, just like the laundry products we choose, the personal products we choose to wash ourselves can potentially harm our children. Remember, specialist baby washes are important to use for your children, including sensitive soap and talcum powder. If you wash using heavy duty items, coming in proximity to your baby could potentially cause a skin rash, make them feel uncomfortable due to increase sensitivity in smells, or might even cause something a little more concerning such as an allergy. Consider how you might switch up your habits, such as reducing the uses of certain deodorants (using roll-ons instead of sprays,) trying not to kiss your baby after using mouthwash among many other considerations.
With these simple tips, improving your home for your new baby is sure to be taken care of.