Becoming parents is a joyful and an exciting thing. If you are a first time parent this may be also be little extra challenge. There are so many things to prepare and arrange before the bundle of joy arrives. Here are some tips to on how to prepare for the new baby.
Childproof the house
If you are used having your sharp objects and scissors and stuff lying around now are the time re think this. Put the entire sharp object in a drawer. If you have shiny and glass like ornaments make sure to put them in a higher place or inside a cabinet. Accidently injuring the child or the mother may not be the ideal situation. Keep every baby product at the hand reach. It is easier to do this before the arrival of the child and it makes it more comfortable for the new mom as well. Keep the cloths, shampoos, powders, cream and everything else near the bed or the nursery.
Finish the decorations
If you are re decorating the house or the nursery make sure to finish all the work before giving birth. The smell of new pain and other stuff may make the little one cranky and it won’t be the healthiest choice to expose the child in to that. Put slip proof carpets in the washroom and in the bedroom, it is better for the safety of the new mom.
Get all the items you need
Finish shopping for every baby product. It is better to get this done before the birth, because if you wait till the child is born to finish this up, you may buy unwanted things in the hurry or may forget to buy important things. Make sure to get basic items like the car seat, strollers and the cot before. You may get a good deal on these as well, if you search buy.
Go to classes
If you are first time parents, there are many classes conducted to teach how to care for the child, and how to handle the stress of being new parents. It is very important that you go to these classes to learn as well as meet other first time parents. This will provide you some comfort as well. Classes like Lamaze breathing will help you during labor as well.
Get plenty of exercise
There is no point rushing to the gym once the child is here. You need to maintain a healthy life style during your pregnancy as well. Go for a walk every day, or take a maternal yoga class or simply go swimming. These are good ways to keep the weight under control as well as to provide you with good muscle strength for child birth.