What You Have To Do Before Your Baby Arrives
If you’re getting close to your due date, you’re probably trying to get everything ready for before your baby arrives. Nothing is going to stop you from preparing everything perfectly.
But, perhaps you don’t know everything you need to take into account before your precious treasure arrives. That’s why it’s important for you to get organized ahead of time.
Ending clutter, is it possible?
You may feel like you have too many things that create clutter. This is especially true if you have little space in your home.
During the first weeks after your baby’s arrival, you many not be able to cover all the housework or even begin to work on the clutter. This is completely normal. The best way to get around it is to keep calm and ask for help when you need it.
Sometime the disorder is caused by too much stimuli in the environment. Unnecessary stimuli can burden the mind. A messy home makes it harder to relax and sends signals to the brain that there’s work left to be done.
As a new mother, you’re most likely sleep deprived, so your home has to be a shelter where you can rest and relax while your baby does the same.
Tips to end clutter
In order to have a home that isn’t in chaos and disorder, a place where you can relax, pay attention to the following tips. They’ll help you feel more peaceful.
You can begin these tasks whenever you have some time. But remember, if you’re feeling tired, take a little rest before getting down to business:
- Do things in the morning. In the morning you feel fresh and energized. This is the best time to do laundry and other household chores.
- Organize the shelves. Toys and any mess that there is. Store things you don’t use frequently.
- Keep cleaning products close by. Remember you need to keep them safe and out of children‘s reach. It’s a good idea to have rags and quick cleaning items conveniently located, such as household wipes.
- Get rid of things you don’t use. If you have things at home that you don’t want, need or believe you’re going to use, then it’s best to get rid of them. Throw away, recycle, or donate them. If you use them but on rare occasions, store them in the garage to have more space inside the house.
- Storage space. When your baby arrives you’ll need storage space. It’s a good idea to have cabinets and extra storage spaces inside your home to keep everything organized.
Making the decision to have a child is to decide to have your heart beating outside of your body forever—Elizabeth Stone
A baby proof house
Before your baby arrives, it’s important for you to put your house to the test. Although your baby won’t be very mobile at first, they grow up quickly.
Before you know it they’ll be in motion and able to reach any object in the house. They even get into places that might surprise you.
Instead of waiting until later, think about how to prepare your house to prevent accidents. Some examples are:
- Cover all electrical plugs and lock all cabinets
- Temporarily remove all ornaments or objects from low tables, shelves or locations you believe to be risky.
- Make sure toxic chemicals are out of your children’s reach. Toxic products must be stored under lock and key.
- Put up stair guards to prevent them from being on the stairs unsupervised.
- Make sure windows don’t have furniture nearby. Babies can climb furniture and reach windows. Keep them closed or guarded.
- Keep all wires or anything that has electric current away from your baby. As soon as they start moving around, they’ll want to touch everything.
- Try not to have small items in the vicinity of the baby because they can become choking hazards.