Preparing to be a parent? Prepare yourself mentally, but remember to prepare your house too, because the impact is going to be major.
Preparing the home for a child is very helpful for parents because it takes them one step closer to the real thing. It takes a lot of imagination to create the perfect child-ready house, but your effort is going to be well rewarded when the baby comes.
First step is to think like a curious baby! Imagining life from the baby point of view is going to make you more aware of the dangers that it might encounter inside the house. For examples, cabinets with cleaning products should be carefully locked before the baby starts moving.
For the kitchen, we suggest you keep only the essentials for you and make some ‘room’ for the baby-food maker or for a bottle rack.
The baby room is a must, but most parent prioritize decorating it for the baby. Instead, you should be focusing on making it friendly – and by ‘friendly’ we mean efficient – for you as a parent. Organize the room properly to easily find diapers, clean ‘outfits’, baby toys etc.
You will find more inspiration on what to do first when preparing your home for a baby in the following articles:
9 Things to Do to Get Your House in Order Before Baby Comes
12 Ways to prepare your home for your new baby
For toddlers you can find some ideas on how to make their life more fun and frustration-free in this article:
7 Ways to Make Your Home Kid Friendly
After you have all these in order you can go ‘over the top’ with these fun ideas to entertain children inside your home: