Preparing for your baby

Preparing for your baby
Preparing for your baby

Once you've given birth and are home you will need to be able to relax. You'll want to concentrate on caring for and bonding with your baby. So it's important that you have your home ready for those first few days.

Preparing for your baby

The nesting instinct

If you haven't already had the urge to ‘nest' you probably will soon. Don't be surprised if you suddenly have an overwhelming desire to spring clean your home, or even to redecorate it from top to bottom! But don't forget you don't want to be going up and down ladders or shifting furniture so delegate the heavy-duty and physical tasks to someone else.

The most important thing to do is make sure your home is ready for when you return home with your baby. Everything else can wait.

Get the basics in place

In reality, you don't need to do too much around the home to make it safe for your newborn baby. After all it's going to be quite a while before they're crawling around! Focus on having the basics in place, clothes for the baby, nappies, feeding equipment, blankets and a cot or basket. If you have a baby room, make sure it is organised. That way when you do come home with the baby you can focus on recuperating, relaxing and bonding with your new arrival. You can find out about what things you need to buy in advance here.

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