Once you find out that your family is going to grow and you will have a new baby, you will start looking at your home in a different way. Instead of looking for the latest gadget, you will want to make your home as practical, safe, and easy to manage as possible. There are plenty of things that can go wrong, so you will need to ensure that nothing will threaten harmony. No matter if you are going to stay at home, or work from home for a while, you will need to create a safe place for you and your baby, and maybe redesign the layout if your home to suit your needs better in the future.
Nursery and Quiet Place
The first thing you might start thinking about after you find out that you are expecting is the nursery. You will have to find the right room to turn into a quiet and secluded place for your baby. In the first couple of years, they will spend a lot of time sleeping and relaxing, and you don’t want the rest of the family to wake them up all the time, going about their business.
When you are finding it hard to move about and need time off to relax and catch up with your books, you will need your own space where you can be enjoying some quiet time. A rocking chair next to a sideboard with your baby books might be a good idea, but make sure that you have your phone stand in hand, just in case. Once you are in the last trimester, you might want to catch up on your knowledge on spotting the signs of contractions. Thankfully, technology will help: Bloomlife does all the contraction timing for you so you don’t have to guess how long you have to get to the hospital.
Once you find out that you are expecting, you might want to invest in some home automation, so you don’t have to get up unless it is absolutely necessary. Add remote control to whatever you can, such as your heating and air conditioning unit, and find a system that allows you to control the temperature in your home from your phone.
It is important that you make your home as safe as possible. You don’t want to deal with emergencies or turn on your heating manually as it keeps on cutting off. The good news is that you are able to arrange maintenance; you have 9 months to get every safety check completed, so you can relax knowing that you can enjoy a tranquil home environment.
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If there is one thing you will need to start shopping for it is the baby monitor, You don’t have to carry the device with you everywhere; you can have the camera screen displayed on your TV while you are catching up with your work, and know that everything is OK, instead of having to get up and check on them. Make the most out of the latest mobile technology, so you can improve your daily routine and get more rest when you can.
Lighting And Shading
If there is one thing that is important when redesigning your home with the new baby in mind, it is the lighting and shading. You don’t want your little one to be woken up by the direct sunlight before they had a full rest. You might need to invest in smart blinds, so you can control the shading remotely. You might also get a light that you can dim from your mobile phone after they fell asleep.
Colors and Decor
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It is important that you make your decor child-friendly and design the nursery with the changing needs of your baby in mind. You will need to create an ambient atmosphere for you and your child, but also create inspiration to stimulate their senses when they are awake. Create a play corner in the nursery away from their bed and the chair, so they know exactly what is coming in their daily routine and understand the difference between play time and sleeping.
When you are expecting a new family member, it is important that you make the most out of your time to create harmony and tranquility in your home. This will help you make the most out of your time spent with your child and treasure every moment you share in your home.