The arrival of a baby means your life is about to drastically change. Certain things need to be “baby proofed” for the new addition, especially in the entryway, kitchen, and nursery.
Once the baby arrives, you’re going to be in and out of the house on a regular basis. Loading the baby into the stroller for walks, bringing the baby to daycare, and running errands will all require more complex planning with a little one in tow. Cleaning and organizing the entryway before the baby arrives will make your life a lot easier. Stocking up a diaper bag, keeping a travel high chair available to quickly grab on the way out, and installing entryway hooks that can hang items you’ll need on a regular basis means less time trying to dig through closets to find things.
Spill-proof cups and bowls, mini utensils, and breast pumps are going to become the norm in your kitchen. Set aside a special “baby cabinet” that houses all of their kitchen essentials. Store baby food and formula inside to prevent your counters from becoming a cluttered mess. Invest in a rack for baby bottles so they’re easy to reach.
This the perfect area to store your baby’s clothing, toys, and other essentials. Invest in a dresser with plenty of drawers for clothing, shoes, cloth diapers, blankets, and other things you’ll need. Before the baby arrives, organize the closet with storage bins and shelves to keep everything tidy. Preparation is key here.
Getting your house ready for your new addition might feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! If you’re converting your guest bedroom into a nursery, consider placing your furniture into storage. This can also be handy if you need to declutter your home and stash away random odds and ends before the baby arrives.