In this list of baby home improvement tips, you will find tips that will better help you prepare for the arrival of the new bundle of joy. Trust me, it is better to do these things before the baby arrives. If not, you will find it to be quite the headache trying to get these things done after the baby arrives because you will have to tend to the baby or get a baby sitter to get the things done. If you are looking for ways to improve your home before your little one gets here, take a look at the following 5 baby home improvement tips below:
5 Baby Home Improvement Tips to Do Before the Baby Arrives
Get the Closet in the Nursery Ready
One of the first home improvement tips for you is the closet in the baby’s room. It’s important that you get the closet ready. Normally when there is a new bundle of joy on the way, people will gift you a lot of clothes, socks, blankets, bibs, and diapers. This is a good thing because it sure helps out. However, the bad thing would be not having enough space to put everything. So, before the baby arrives, make sure the closet is large enough in the nursery and make sure you have gotten the most out of the closet space as you can get. You may want to invest in shelves and plastic drawers to give you even more space. Since the baby’s clothes are so small, you can buy like the 3-drawer stands to place in the closet to hold things like socks and bibs. You can also hang a diaper holder or two in the closet to save on room. There are many types of containers you can use for organizers.
Rocking Chair and Table for the Nursery
As with most parents, you will spend a lot of time in the nursery with your little one. You will go in there to rock your baby to sleep, change your baby, feed your baby, and more. Since you will be spending so much time in there, it’s a good idea to invest in a rocking chair and side table for you. If you and your spouse are crafty, the two of you can build a rocking chair and side table for the nursery. If not, there are many great ones available for sale. Make sure you get a rocking chair that is comfortable because chances are, you will be spending a lot of time in that rocking chair.
Painting the Nursery
Another home improvement you need to get to before the baby arrives is painting the nursery. Trust me, it’s a lot easier to paint the nursery before the baby arrives and it is also best to paint it before you put all the furniture in the nursery. That way, you won’t have to worry about moving the furniture around the room to paint.
Installing Baby Monitors Throughout the Home
It is important that you keep an eye or ear on your baby at all times. As new parents, you will constantly worry about your baby. One of the ways to help with watching or listening out for your baby is by installing baby monitors throughout the house. You can use cameras or you can use the other monitors where you listen to your baby. If you are going to use camera monitors, you will need to run the wiring and install the cameras throughout the house. If you are just using the monitors that allow you to listen to your baby, you will need to install the base in the baby’s room and then you can carry the hand held device with you.
Preparing Your Room for Baby
Chances are, your baby will spend time in your room as well. There will be nights where you are so tired that you will simply keep the baby in your bedroom with you. For these nights, you need to make sure that there is a safe place for your baby to sleep. Placing your baby in the bed with you at night is not a good idea. So, consider making a home improvement that involves building a bassinet or buying one to place by your bed. You can also build or buy a cradle to put by your bed. Consider building or buying something that is about the same height as your bed. This way, you can simply reach over and rub your baby to let him or her know you are there.
There are many other baby home improvement tips you can do. These are just a few to get you started. Every situation will be different and depend on your likes and budget and what you need. As your baby gets older and starts crawling, you will also need to baby proof your home. Always remember, safety first! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!