Prepare your house for a new family member

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Prepare your house for a new family member

The arrival of a new member in your family is a huge step and it will definitely bring a lot of changes in your life. You will have to modify your program, adjust your activities and also prepare your house for its new inhabitant. All these will come along in no time, and you will have to combine the happiness and excitement of having a baby with all the preparation. You may start feeling overwhelmed, but if you are organized and take things step by step, there is nothing to worry about. The main thing you should keep in mind is that you are about to start a life-time journey: from the moment the baby will come to the world, the only certain thing is that they will need constant change. There are some things you should do, before actually having the baby, which will make it all easier once they are born.

 

Make room for the new member

If you used to neglect house organization and storage, now it would be the perfect time to start considering these aspects. Make sure you use your space wisely, and try clever storage solutions. In addition to making room for your kid, you will also want to make sure everything is stored safely, in order to avoid accidents or hazards around the house. If you want to free up a room or redecorate it, but you do not have where to move the things you keep inside, you should consider using UK moving services. There are many dedicated companies which will provide you with transportation and safe containers, for a limited period of time, until you figure out a new use for your items. As far as house storage is concerned, you should start using the vertical space: hanging baskets from the ceiling could be a good option – they will not occupy room and they are also impossible to reach by the baby.

 

Foster your house’s safety

When you become a parent, everything around the house seems to be dangerous for your kid. For this reason, the best thing you could do is eliminate all the potential dangers: change the plugs, place nifty child locks on the doors leading to areas of danger and cover the power panels. In addition to this, you should find a way to keep the child away from the stairs, fireplace (if you have) and entrance doors. Another thing you should avoid is keeping toxic agents or solutions handy: place them in a special storage space, out of reach.

 

Create their own playing field

It is well known that babes like to crawl around, play and draw, so in order to avoid having them all around the house, having access to small or sharp objects, you should create a special playground. You can use some panels or special fences, to delimitate the area where they are allowed to play. This will help you prevent scribbled walls and ruined furniture, while also enabling you to supervise better your kid.