There are a lot of things that you have to do while you’re preparing for a new child. Here is a breakdown of some of the most important things you should do to make sure that you and your child are as happy and healthy as they can be.
Babyproof Your Space
One of your main jobs as a parent will be keeping your child safe once they are on their own. Babies are well known for getting into anything and everything, whether you think it is in their reach or not, and can injure themselves with things you didn’t even think could possibly injure anyone. It’s kind of their superpower.
You need to do everything you can to move the most breakable things out of the baby’s reach before your baby arrives. You’ll be able to keep doing this once they come home as well since your child won’t be able to move on their own for a while. However, the more you do before your baby comes home, the less you will have broken.
Pick the Perfect Nursery Colour
Finding the right colour for your baby’s nursery can be difficult, especially if you want to signal your baby’s gender through the paint colour. You might be tempted to cover it in fun, stimulating pictures or decorations, but that would not be the best choice for your baby and their sleep.
The best colour for sleep, in general, is a pale, matte blue without a lot of other distractions on it. If you want to go for a different color, you should stick with paler, matte colours in your colour scheme.
Find the Perfect Furniture
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for you and it’s important for your baby, which is why you need to make sure they are comfortable. Getting a crib and crib mattress that is well-designed and fit well in the space will help you both to get those precious winks.
Everything needs its place in your baby’s room. You’ll also want to find enough storage for your baby’s clothes, toys, and miscellaneous needs. Stick to your color scheme and keep it simple but useful, and you can’t go wrong.
Set Up Your Electronics
Before your baby comes home, you can save yourself a huge headache by getting your baby monitor set up and charged ahead of time. That way, when you get your baby home, you don’t have to worry about whether or not it is working.
Pick Out A Variety of Toys
You’ll get most of your toys from friends and baby showers, but make sure that you have a variety of options to stimulate different parts of your child’s brain. This can help you to make sure that they are progressing the way that they need to be. You can also get a lot of these secondhand, but if you do, make sure that you sanitize them well to keep your baby physically healthy as well.
Last but not least, don’t forget to prepare any other children in your house to have a new sibling. It can be a very different experience than welcoming home your first child.