How to Prepare Your Home for a New Arrival

Contributed by editor on Dec 02, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Preparing for a new baby can be a nerve-wracking and exciting experience, and many first time parents forget to adjust their property to the baby’s needs before they bring the little one home.

However, it is important to prioritise preparing the house for your new arrival before they are born to ensure that you have the space to look after them and keep them safe.

  • Create a Spare Room

Your baby will likely not be the only new arrival in your home, and you are likely to be bombarded with copious amounts of friends and relatives throughout the first few weeks of the new baby’s life. Considering that many of these visitors may be coming from afar to see your baby, you may find that you are unable to accommodate so many guests at once. Then, you should consider the best ways to create a spare guest room in your home before the baby arrives. One of the best ways to do this is to invest in a loft conversion. At, they can help you to create a beautiful guest room in your attic through the use of Dormer, Velux or High to Gable loft conversions.
What’s more, this spare room will be needed for far longer than the baby’s birth, and you will be able to convert the space into a children’s bedroom or play area as the new arrival gets older, giving you a space wholly devoted to your kid (and the mess they will make) away from the main house.

  • Prevent any Risks

It is always important to conduct a safety inspection of your home before you bring your little one home. Many aspects of properties that do not appear as a risk to adults can be major risks of babies, especially as they get older and begin to crawl and walk. For instance, you should fix any carpets or rugs that could trip your child up, and cover up sharp edges and corners which could hurt them. You should also consider putting child locks on all of your doors, especially those containing medicines and chemicals, and putting a stair gate on the stairs to prevent any major falls when they are still young and learning to walk and balance.

  • Spring Clean and De-Clutter

However, one of the best things that you can do when welcoming a new baby into the world is to have a spring clean and de-clutter your home and living space. For instance, it is important to keep on top of chores such as dusting which can have ill effects on the baby, especially if they have medical conditions. You should try to organise your home to make space for the baby’s things and to help you to have a stress-free space in the chaos of early parenthood by throwing away anything that you do not need or use. You should also be considering implementing new storage options, such as wall and under the bed storage, as well as using a storage facility to store unwanted clutter in the first few months of your baby’s life.

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