As we all know, your house it turned upside down as soon as you give birth. This can start to happen before the big day as well; after all, many of us will start to “babyproof” our home in a bid to make it safe for a little person.
In part, this is what today’s article is all about. We are now going to look at some of the ways you need to prepare your kitchen specifically for the birth of your new baby.
The most important postpartum appliance: the washing machine
Ok, the fridge is pretty important, but let’s just say that when it comes to your washing machine you’ll be amazed at just how often you will use it during those initial months. Babies have the habit of going through umpteen garments a day and suffice to say, these need to be washed somehow.
If your washing machine isn’t in good working condition now, take action. Use a company like Service Force while if your resources permit, even consider a dryer to make things even more efficient.
Stock up your freezer
This next point isn’t necessarily about altering your kitchen, but more about managing your diet for the next few weeks!
Even if you fancy yourself as something of a professional chef, all of that will go out of the window when your little person is born. You simply won’t have the time to prepare meals, and you run the risk
of eating badly as a result.
What’s the solution? Cook in bulk in the months leading up to the big day. Store it all in your freezer and dine on good, quality meals for the first few weeks.
Get rid of the clutter
There are all sorts of guides out there which teach you how to eliminate clutter from your life, and we’re not going to compete with all of them. Instead, our advice is simple and applies only to worktops. Make sure these are free from those old coffee machines that were probably given to you ask a wedding present, and all the general kitchen clutter.
Why is this important now? With a baby on the scene, you will be craving this extra space for sterilizers and all sorts of other equipment you have never had.
It’s never too early to start babyproofing
We touched upon babyproofing at the start of this article, and it goes without saying that the kitchen is the prime place where this needs to take place.
Admittedly, it’s going to be a while before your little one is crawling around the floor, but as you’ll soon find out it can be useful to take advantage of the time you now have and take care of babyproofing. This might mean putting all kitchen chemicals out of harm’s way, or even putting locks on certain cupboards and drawers in there. Regardless, there’s no problem in taking action now – it will just save you a job later down the line when your baby learns how to explore!