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Getting Your Home Ready For A Baby

by Hector Zapata PA 07/19/2019

Babies change everything, especially when it comes to your home. If you have a little one on the way then baby-proofing your home is in the near future. Here are a few tips to get your house prepared for that new little addition.


Safety first

Kids, especially babies, seem to always be in precarious situations mostly because they don't even know they're in danger. Every utility fault should be fixed, sharp corners on furniture need to be smoothed out. A call to a good carpenter or upholster should do the trick. Chipped tiles should be replaced; many details need to be handled. To avoid getting overwhelmed, start by doing a thorough inspection of your house, note down things that need a fix or replacement. Find who and what is needed for the job and delegate duties.

Clean, Clean, Clean!

Babies are highly susceptible to contracting diseases from their environment due to their underdeveloped immune systems. Because of this, surfaces such as floors, kitchen sinks, tables, bathtubs should be cleaned with soap, water, and mild disinfectants. If thoughts of the hassle associated with sterilizing feeding materials are a regular occurrence, then knowing about the benefits may be helpful and motivate you. Health practitioners say most common germs can be killed by washing with warm water and soap, so no more boiling. 

Areas Of Concentration

The baby's palace

The baby's crib and room (if a room has been provided), should be scrutinized for potentially dangerous items like plastic wrappers, sharp tools, and even heavy bed covers.

Baby tools

Feeding equipment, pacifiers, walkers, and other baby needs need to be purchased before the baby comes to prevent last-minute expenses.

Create Space And Stock Up

The wardrobe

Someone else is going to need space in that wardrobe; new baby usually means new clothes except when an older child's baby clothes are available. Space needs to be created for your child in your clothing storage facilities. Clothing not used or needed anymore need to be given away, disposed or recycled, another option is to buy a hamper for your baby's clothes.

The Fridge

A baby's food is usually liquid and semi-liquid, hence the need for the refrigerator. Clear clutter from the refrigerator and clean its insides with warm water, soap, and a sponge before wiping it down with a cloth. Leave it almost empty for when breast milk, formula and family and friends' meals will go in.

Get all the help you can and delegate efficiently. Oh! And relax.

About the Author

Hector Zapata PA

Hector was born in Colombia, and has called South Florida home for more than 18 years. He is an Industrial Engineer by trade specialized in Cost Control, Production Planning, and Plant Design. Prior to moving to South Florida, Hector worked for 13 years as a Plant and General Manager in the Graphics and Publishing Industries in Bogota, Colombia. When Hector moved to the United States in 2001, he decided to become a PGA Golf Pro, and created his own business in the Golf Industry as a competitive player, and teaching pro. He was the founder and director of Bonaventure Golf Academy. In his nearly 15 years of experience as a Golf professional and Instructor in South Florida, he has been asked by many customers looking to purchase a home on a golf course his opinion about the best Golf Communities in South Florida. He became a full time realtor in order to better serve his customers, and help them as well as all golf enthusiasts find the home of their dreams. Hector is highly recognized for his personalized service, ethics and professionalism in the Golf industry, and his goal is to provide extraordinary service to his Real Estate customers and friends too! Hector is specializing in Golf communities and Luxury properties in South Florida.

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