Starting your journey as a mother and having endless nights with various thoughts in your brain is normal. Many new mothers experience this when they are about to have their first child or have already given birth to one. It’s normal for women to feel overwhelmed when they have their first baby because they don’t know what to do or expect.
A mother only wants to give the best things to her child, and in that race, she starts looking at all corners of her home as if they are a danger to the baby. Every day there is news in the newspaper or on the internet that certain products or things harm babies. That’s why mothers have now become very cautious of what they choose.
Start baby proofing:
According to reports on the internet, every year, millions of babies make their way into the ER due to injuries they sustain at home. This can be falling from a high chair or hitting their head with a bedside table. In some cases, children have also fallen flights of stairs and sustained multiple injuries.
- Fix the bad parts: Living in a house with and without a baby is entirely different. You can take care of yourself without worrying that you will bump into something broken or hurt yourself. With babies, you need to be super careful.
- Get things around your house, like any broken lights or exposed wiring that needs fixing. Change your paint and try switching to peel-and-stick wallpapers, set the water heater’s temperature, and get smoke detectors installed. You never know how something might help you in the future.
- Kitchen: Not every corner of the kitchen needs to be baby proofed. Some things can prove to be dangerous, like the knobs of the stove that can be sealed with stove top burner covers and childproof latches that can be put on the cabinets, along with that place rugs in the kitchen that will prevent the baby from slipping.
- Laundry: The skin is the most sensitive part of a baby’s body. New mothers must be cautious when watching their baby’s clothes. Many doctors suggest using eco-friendly laundry detergent that has proved to be the best friend of many mothers. The non-toxic chemicals will not harm your baby even if you get your hands on them.
- Living room: Coming to the living room, all the hard edges of the furniture need to be covered with some soft material that will not harm the baby’s movement in the house. All electrical cables must be bundled and kept away and out of sight of the baby. The cords of the windows should be tied and kept out of reach of the baby.
With a baby, you must be super careful about what you do and how you do it. Many mothers prefer to let go of their usual way of doing things and opt for non-toxic stuff that they know will not harm their babies.