Preparing your home for a new baby
There’s nothing like bringing home your newborn baby for the first time. It’s most likely going to be one of the best days of your life. Introducing your little bundle of joy to their new home is going to be a beautiful experience. It’s definitely something to look forward to as a parent. The thing is, before you can walk through the door with your newborn, you need to sort out your home. This could be an exciting way to begin your parenthood before your little one is even born. After all, nesting is incredibly important because it prepares you for motherhood.
Here are some ways you can get your home ready for your newborn.
The baby room
Putting together your baby’s room can be loads of fun. You have the opportunity to choose the colours, textures and decorations your baby will experience during their first few months or even years. Think carefully about the colours you pick as they need to both soothe and visually stimulate your child. You can achieve this by choosing a mix of soft and bright colours.
When it comes to toys, a mobile is arguably the most important plaything your little one will have at the very beginning. This hangs above their crib and will hopefully provide some entertainment when they wake up from a nap.
Remember, little fingers like to grasp, so lovely, soft blankets are also important. Choose fabrics that will comfort your young one and, of course, breathable fabrics are best. Many children become attached to their childhood “blankie”, so take some time to choose the right one.
As a new parent, you’ll quickly notice that your whole house becomes your baby’s area! However, that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a place that’s mostly just for you. Find your own special, quiet space for some well-deserved “me time” – a sofa in a sunny spot or a relaxing window nook.
It’s also important that you focus on scent. Certain fragrances will instantly help you feel calm and at peace. It’s important you find the scent that suits you and your space. Take some time to try out Airoma scents. You’ll find our selection of products includes something for everyone. For relaxation purposes, we suggest trying out our Mangwanani Spa range. The African Forest Automatic Room Mist is a great choice as it offers a blend of cedar wood musk and mint that will create a tranquil ambiance to help you unwind.
Bringing your baby home for the first time is going to be an amazing experience. Have fun preparing your home for your little bundle of joy!