One of the biggest reasons to move is a growing family, whether you’re expecting your first child or adding to the brood, sometimes your current home just isn’t big enough. Here at Reeds Rains, we are ready to help you find your perfect family home, just get in touch with your local branch or start your search here.
There can be a lot to think about with an imminent new arrival, take a look at our top tips for getting your home baby-ready and make sure you take a look at our Pinterest board for some nursery inspiration!
- Decorate your nursery so that it’s ready for when baby comes home, take a look at our Pinterest board for inspiration.
- Wash your baby’s new bedding and clothing but make sure you use a non-biological detergent as your new baby’s skin will be very sensitive and delicate.
- Get cooking! You might find yourself short of time once the new baby arrives so cooking could be low on your list of priorities. Cook some meals that can be frozen, once baby arrives, simply defrost and heat up!
- Organise baby’s closet. Most people find it useful to divide their baby’s clothes into sizes with new born at the front.
- Make sure your changing station is set up. Make sure you have nappies and wipes on hand not hidden away in a cupboard. Did you know that on average babies go through around 10-12 nappies a day, that works out at over 4,000 a year!
- Ensure you have a comfy place to go with baby, whether this be a comfortable chair in the baby’s room or your living room.
- Do you have all the essentials in? Make sure you are stocked up on things like toilet roll, laundry detergent, soap and other supplies.
- Before you know it your baby will be crawling and exploring so it’s a good idea to cover all electrical sockets now, as well as baby proofing the rest of your home.
- Planning any major home improvements such as new windows? Do that now, don’t wait!
- Check your smoke alarms – now is the perfect time to check that your smoke alarm is in full working order, it may also be worth fitting one outside the baby’s room if there isn’t one already.