Start preparing the baby’s room towards the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to prepare for your baby’s arrival. What does the baby need? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn everything you need to know about having a kid.
Why prepare the baby’s room from the 6th month of pregnancy?
Starting to think about the subject around the 6th month of pregnancy offers multiple advantages! The sex of the baby can be known: the room can therefore be personalized accordingly. Indeed, the mother is generally in good shape, which facilitates the shopping sessions. Equipping yourself little by little also allows you to spread out the expenses, which is not negligible.
Finally, with three months to go before the big day, future parents can still give themselves time to think about what they really want and compare what they need: some accessories need to be well informed. All of these preparations will also allow time to pass more quickly until the arrival of the baby, and especially to prepare in a concrete way!
Furnishing and decorating the baby’s room
Make sure the temperature in the room is between 18 and 20°. Also, consider soundproofing the room to help the baby sleep through the night. To keep the air in the room from being dry, place houseplants or a bowl of hot water in a corner. As for the floor covering, opt for parquet, which is resistant to stains and shocks.
For the paint, choose soft, pastel tones and add touches of bright colors to develop the baby’s creativity and imagination. Crib or bed? Choose a crib with bars, which is safer. Place the crib away from a heat source and away from the window. The mattress should be flat and firm. Add a bumper pad to create a cozy nest and prevent the baby from banging his head on the bars.
Install a canopy to protect the baby from light and drafts. Until the child is 18 months old, you should not place a pillow or sheet in the crib to prevent smothering. Use a sleeping bag to keep your baby warm. To protect the mattress from moisture, cover it with a waterproof sheet. Don’t forget the crib mobile, your baby’s first plaything. You can opt for a decorative, musical, or lighted mobile (which diffuses images on the ceiling).
Coordinate the bed with the furniture: wardrobe or chest of drawers and changing table. Choose a wardrobe with rounded shapes and add childlike designs. If the room is spacious, choose a wardrobe with a hanging section to hang the baby’s dresses and coats. Place a small shelf next to the closet to store booties and shoes.
You’ll need a changing table to make changing baby convenient. You’ll find models with a bathtub that allows you to bathe and dress your baby at the same time. Set up a relaxation area with a comfortable armchair, a cozy carpet, and a toy box. Dress the windows in thermal or velvet curtains to protect them from the cold and the sun. Install a baby monitor with a camera in the room to keep an eye on the baby at night or during nap time.
Baby clothes and accessories
For the first few months, buy:
Cotton pajamas and long- and short-sleeved onesies
Socks and booties to keep baby’s feet warm
Hats to protect him from the cold
Fabric bibs (more comfortable than plastic ones) and bandana bibs.
For baby’s bathing, you will need:
Bath towels or bathrobes
Baby soap or cleansing milk
Sterile pads or saline to clean eyes
Baby nail clippers.
Never had the opportunity to take care of a baby? Attend workshops for parents-to-be. You will learn about topics such as bathing and feeding your newborn. You can also ask any questions you may have.
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