From what’s necessary right when you bring your baby home, to what’s necessary for your home as your baby grows; here are our tips and suggestions for you…
Things that will make catering to your baby’s needs less stressful
Without a doubt, the first few weeks, if not months, are going to be stressful and exhausting. Even if you’re both not going to be around the baby through out the day, you’re going to find that your nights are going to be sleepless; at least until you get used to the crying and make a proper routine. In this case, it makes sense to try and make life easier. Take a break from work, and indulge in a little order in foods. Keep all emergency supplies like a forehead thermometer, gripe water and other baby medicines in stock so you needn’t rush around looking for it when you need it.
Things that will be needed for your baby’s health care in the first few months
Your baby is going to need a lot of things in relation to his or her health care. Apart from the thermometers, having things like a digital baby scale can prove to be useful. It’s also a good idea to have your mother’s number set on speed dial in case of emergencies; especially if it’s hard to get in contact with your pediatrician out of working hours.
Things that will ensure you get your deserved rest
Like we mentioned before, your baby’s arrival is definitely going to mess up your plans for at least a few months. As they are practically helpless, you’ll find that you’d want to constantly hover around the baby; just to prevent them from harming themselves. In this case, it’s always best finding someone with experience, like your mother, an aunt or even our best friend to stay with you. Even someone completely useless at baby care can be helpful in running the house in general!
Things that will make your baby’s house adventures safer
Before you know it, you baby is going to be exploring your home. First it will be his or her cot, and then their room…and then eventually, the entire house. Studies have proved that it’s important you allow them these adventures; as it is what will help with their development. What you can do, is try and reduce the damage. Start early; baby safe the sharp corners of furniture, use a baby gate on the stairway, and even install baby locks on your drawers and cabinets. Trust us, having a head start on these will make life much better for you in a few months…