Having a baby changes your life. But having more than one is when the real work kicks in. Of course, you are still a family if you only have one child, but the reality for people with multiple kids is that you won’t get a moment’s peace. So, in the build-up to the birth of your second or third child, make sure you create a safe and family-friendly home, get things in order, and ensure you are ready for anything. Let’s take a look at some bright ideas that might work for your house.
The safety examination
First of all, don’t forget that you need eyes in the back of your head when you start a growing family. With one kid, you have the opportunity to check up on their every move and be around to protect them from any hidden dangers. But when you have two or more little ones causing havoc around the house, it’s an impossible task. It’s imperative that you run through some kind of safety exam, to make sure everything that could cause harm is well out of the way. Move chemical cleaning products to a high shelf, find some magnetic locks for your cupboards and kitchen drawers to prevent trapped fingers, and also use socket covers for your electricity points.
If you have the budget for it, consider making some adjustments to your home. There are no limits here, so whether you need to break a wall down – or build one to create a completely new bedroom – give it some thought. You can get some creative solutions for the home these days, too. For example, according to hinchong.com, a lift can be a great way to help you all get upstairs when you are weighed down with kids, buggies, and bags. Finally, don’t forget to do up your private bedroom a little. It’s the only sanctuary you will have for some years to come, so make it a relaxing haven.
Invest in storage
You will be well aware of the sheer havoc having a baby can have on your once-tidy home! But make no mistake about it, things are going to get a lot worse when you have multiple kids. It’s unavoidable, and the only way to deal with it is to invest in a considerable amount of storage solutions. As your kids’ toy and book collections grow, make sure that every last one has a home to go to at the end of the day. And the same goes for all your possessions, too. Wayfair.com mentions that giving everything a home will make it much easier to tidy up and could save you a good chunk of hours every week – and it’s hard to disagree.
Don’t forget your pets
If you have a pet – dogs, cats, or any other domestic animal – prepare yourself for some occasional mayhem. It’s a good idea to keep overexcited pets away from tiny babies, and the same might be said about keeping overexcited toddlers away from your animal! Give your pet a place of their own where they can relax in peace.
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