How To Get Your Home Ready For A Baby

by Tracy Cochran 07/21/2019

Babies change everything, especially when it comes to your home. If you have a little one on the way then baby-proofing your home is in the near future. Here are a few tips to get your house prepared for that new little addition.


Safety first

Kids, especially babies, seem to always be in precarious situations mostly because they don't even know they're in danger. Every utility fault should be fixed, sharp corners on furniture need to be smoothed out. A call to a good carpenter or upholster should do the trick. Chipped tiles should be replaced; many details need to be handled. To avoid getting overwhelmed, start by doing a thorough inspection of your house, note down things that need a fix or replacement. Find who and what is needed for the job and delegate duties.

Clean, Clean, Clean!

Babies are highly susceptible to contracting diseases from their environment due to their underdeveloped immune systems. Because of this, surfaces such as floors, kitchen sinks, tables, bathtubs should be cleaned with soap, water, and mild disinfectants. If thoughts of the hassle associated with sterilizing feeding materials are a regular occurrence, then knowing about the benefits may be helpful and motivate you. Health practitioners say most common germs can be killed by washing with warm water and soap, so no more boiling. 

Areas Of Concentration

The baby's palace

The baby's crib and room (if a room has been provided), should be scrutinized for potentially dangerous items like plastic wrappers, sharp tools, and even heavy bed covers.

Baby tools

Feeding equipment, pacifiers, walkers, and other baby needs need to be purchased before the baby comes to prevent last-minute expenses.

Create Space And Stock Up

The wardrobe

Someone else is going to need space in that wardrobe; new baby usually means new clothes except when an older child's baby clothes are available. Space needs to be created for your child in your clothing storage facilities. Clothing not used or needed anymore need to be given away, disposed or recycled, another option is to buy a hamper for your baby's clothes.

The Fridge

A baby's food is usually liquid and semi-liquid, hence the need for the refrigerator. Clear clutter from the refrigerator and clean its insides with warm water, soap, and a sponge before wiping it down with a cloth. Leave it almost empty for when breast milk, formula and family and friends' meals will go in.

Get all the help you can and delegate efficiently. Oh! And relax.

About the Author

Tracy Cochran

After 17 years of real estate experience in New Hampshire, in 2018 I chose CENTURY21 Diamond Realty as the right fit for my new real estate career in South Carolina. After the death of my husband in December 2016, I went back to school again and became re-licensed. In addition to being a REALTOR and Broker in New Hampshire, I worked seven years as a Notary Closing Agent for Appletree Title & Closing and numerous nationwide loan and title companies. This gave me a knowledge and familiarity of loan closing requirements and documents that most real estate agents do not have. As a real estate agent dedicated to giving clients the absolute best representation, I alway attend every home inspection, final walk through and closing. This is a service that sets me apart from many other sales consultants in this area. Prior to my second life as a closing agent and real estate professional, I was a top-level achiever in multi-level marketing, sales and training with a work force producing over $5 million in retail sales annually. I am a Marine wife and mother of a daughter (deceased) and two Marine sons. In 2012 we moved to Sun City to be closer to family. If you are looking for quality, honesty and exceptional service that goes over and beyond your expectations, please call me. You will not be disappointed. As a widow, I have the additional time to spend helping you find the home that is perfect for you or for selling the home you currently have. Although I list and sell property throughout the Bluffton area, I specialize in Sun City listings and sales. You may reach me via text or telephone at 603-365-6635 or by email at [email protected]. I look forward to working with you.