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Nesting 101: Essential Tips for Preparing Your Home for a Baby

Congratulations on your pregnancy! As you prepare to welcome your little one into the world, it's essential to ensure your home is a safe and welcoming environment for your baby by providing a comprehensive checklist to help you prepare your home for your baby's arrival. These tips for preparing your home for a baby are essential, but also extremely cost effective and practical. Let's take a look!

1. Nursery preparation:

  • Set up a crib with a firm, snug-fitting mattress and secure bedding.

  • Choose a comfortable glider or rocker for feeding and soothing.

  • Add a changing table or dresser for easy diaper changes.

  • Consider a baby monitor or sound machine for peace of mind.

Baby nursery

2. Safety first:

  • Install safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs.

  • Secure cabinets and drawers with safety latches to prevent curious exploration.

  • Install window guards or stops to prevent falls.

  • Plug protectors and outlet covers to prevent electrical shock.

Baby proof

3. Declutter and organize:

  • Clear cluttered areas to reduce tripping hazards.

  • Organize toys, books, and other items in designated storage spaces.

  • Label storage bins to encourage tidiness.

Organized playroom with labeled bins

4. Baby-proofing essentials:

  • Install safety rails on the crib and changing table.

  • Secure heavy furniture and appliances to walls.

  • Cover sharp corners and edges with foam protectors.

Baby proofing with foam edges

5. Hygiene and cleaning:

  • Stock up on gentle, fragrance-free cleaning supplies.

  • Invest in a humidifier for nursery air quality.

  • Prepare a designated area for dirty diaper disposal.

  • Create a plan to sanitize all toys whether it be every other day, twice per week, once per week etc.

Baby diaper disposal

6. Feeding and mealtime:

  • Set up a baby-friendly eating area with a high chair and soft, washable mats.

  • Stock up on bibs, burp cloths, and soft utensils.

  • Invest in non-spill feeding products.

Baby safety utensils

7. Diapering and bathing:

  • Prepare a changing station with diapers, wipes, and a diaper bin.

  • Install a baby bathtub or sink insert for safe bathing.

Baby tub sink insert for bath

8. Comfort and relaxation:

  • Create a cozy reading nook for bonding and storytime.

  • Invest in a baby carrier or sling for convenient snuggles.

  • Set up a white noise machine or fan for soothing sounds.

  • To set the tone for a relaxing ambiance for you and your baby, look into different projector crib mobiles. Sometimes you can get a white noise machine, different color night lights, and a mobile all in one.

Baby mobile

Remember, preparing your home for your baby is an exciting and important step in welcoming your little one into the world. Take your time, prioritize safety, and enjoy the journey of creating a nurturing environment for your child. Happy nesting!

Pregnant belly bump
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