Are you planning for the arrival of your little one? Here are the top five things to consider before their arrival. Checking these off your to-do list will make sure you’re well-prepared for your new adventure.
Is your car suitable? It may not be the first thing that pops into your mind, but it’s important to consider if your car’s fit for family life. It needs to be safe, easy to maintain, cost-efficient to run and large enough for your growing family. If you’re thinking of investing in a new set of wheels, then take a look at Fords of Winsford. They offer a huge selection of affordable family cars!
Have you baby-proofed your home? Your little one will be crawling and pulling up before you know it – so make sure they can’t get into places they shouldn’t! Invest in door locks, safety gates, latches for cupboards and child-proof lids for your bins. It’s also worth switching where you store certain items, like cleaning products and knives. The higher, the better!
Your Baby Essentials
Do you have a supply of essential items? The last thing you want during a night of little sleep is to realise you’ve run out of nappies. Make sure you stock up on essential items such as baby food, nappies, wipes, bibs, flannels, kitchen roll and cotton wool pads (to name a few!). It’s also worth thinking of the bigger items that will come in handy, such as a Moses basket, bouncy chair, baby monitor and breast pump.
Have you got an emergency stash of meals at the ready? If not, why not spend some time meal prepping before the baby arrives? You probably won’t have much time to stand cooking meals, so pack your freezer full of food that can be popped straight in the microwave. Choose freezer-friendly meals, such as spaghetti Bolognese, casseroles or fajitas. Yes, this will take a large chunk of a day or weekend, but it will be so worth it once the baby arrives!
Your Hospital Bag
Have you packed your hospital bag? Even if your due date feels miles away, it’s worth getting your bag ready, as you never know when the baby will arrive! Make sure you pack essential toiletries, such as toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, deodorant and face wash. To avoid your bag getting super heavy, choose travel-sized options to save space. You’ll also need change of clothes, nursing bras, hair bobbles and socks. Plus, you get lots of paperwork and information thrown at you before you leave the hospital, so take a folder, a notepad and pen to jot stuff down.
It’s never too early to get organised, so why not start your baby prep today?