Archive for May, 2012
Welcoming a baby in to your house is a big step. It takes a great deal of preparation, a considerable investment and plenty of patience as well as the ability to multi-task. However, the most important step in the process is to turn your house in to a baby friendly zone.
If you live in a two storey house, you might want to start considering baby gates as the most important step in baby proofing your house. While the baby won’t be getting in too much trouble within the first six months, you need to start thinking about additional safety measures to prevent any possible accidents. As the title says, the baby’s safety is essential to the whole family’s wellbeing and happiness. This means that you should start by creating a safe place for the baby to sleep. Newborns spend a great deal of time sleeping and this is the perfect time for you to sneak in a nap, some housework or to run errands as you are unlikely t be disturbed all the time. Therefore, pick a sturdy and adequately sized cot bed to serve the purpose. Once your baby is old enough to sit and crawl, you can surely expect a great deal of running around on your part. While it is perfectly OK to do this at certain times, it will be a problem if you have to run around the house during meal times. This is where a good high chair comes in.
Apart from cot beds, baby gates and electrical outlet covers, it also is important to take the necessary measures to ensure baby’s safety outside the house. For instance, you need to be equipped with a quality pram to make sure that the baby is secured and shielded when you are taking him out for a day in the park or maybe even to the super market. In addition, it is an absolute must to have your car fitted with a good car seat to help keep your baby safe while driving.
As you can clearly see, ensuring a baby’s safety is a rather complicated deal. But, when done properly you will have the opportunity to balance your daily life with baby care successfully.