Once a new baby becomes part of your family, your life is forever changed in many great ways. But along with baby and these changes, there also come many changes that need to be done to your home to make it safer and more accommodating for everyone. Now that you have your precious baby home and tucked away asleep in the nursery, here are some home upkeep changes you should get started on right away.
Before you know it, your new baby will be crawling all over your home. To make sure they can do so safely and easily, you may want to look at redoing your flooring. Whether you decide to opt for soft carpeting or instead want hardwood flooring that is easier to clean, taking care of your flooring early on will make everyone’s lives much more pleasant.
Particularly useful and necessary on your kitchen cabinets, childproof safety latches on cabinet doors can literally be a lifesaver. Since you store numerous cleaning supplies underneath your kitchen sink, installing safety latches will keep your curious baby from getting into things they shouldn’t. Rather than have your baby become ill or the victim of a tragedy that could have been prevented, make safety latches your top priority.
Safe Cleaning Supplies
A lot of cleaning supplies include heavy chemicals that are really good at cleaning surfaces. However, if you sit your baby on the countertop or if they start crawling on the floor, you want to make sure that the cleaning supplies are safe, not only for consumption but also so that they don’t irritate your baby’s skin. There are many baby-safe cleaning supplies on the market that will help you with these upkeep tasks now that you have a baby at home.
If your home has stairwells leading to a basement or elsewhere, installing safety gates at the top of these stairwells will ensure your baby does not start crawling up or downstairs and then suffer a fall that could lead to serious injuries. Very affordable, portable, and easy to install, safety gates can be a home upkeep project that can be completed in a matter of minutes.
If you have a dishwasher that has seen better days, you may want to get it replaced before you bring your new baby home or shortly thereafter. In case you didn’t know, babies need to be fed quite regularly, meaning there will be lots of baby bottles and dishes to be washed each day. By getting a new dishwasher, you won’t have to stand at the sink and do this yourself.
If you have doors that stick or steps that are rotting or loose, make these repairs as soon as possible. Since it’s hard for you and your spouse to open stubborn doors and navigate tricky steps while holding your bundle of joy, making these repairs will make your life easier and safer.
By making these projects a top priority, you and your family can have peace of mind once your new baby is home to stay.