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Parenting Guide: Checklist before welcoming your newborn in their homes

Things you should be doing before welcoming your newborn to home


A newborn is born with a lot of hopes and a ray of sunshine with themselves. For parents, one of the finest experiences ever is having the child in their lap. Where the feeling of becoming a parent is more than beautiful, the process of parenting comes with a lot of ups and downs, especially for first-time parents. And in their case, there are fair chances that they miss upon a few things. Well, while parenting can come up with its challenges and it is very common and obvious that not the whole process can be perfect, but here are the things you can do before bringing your newborn home.

Talk to other parents

The first thing that you got to do before welcoming your newborn home is that you should talk to someone who has gone through the process of parenting. Ask them if there was any difficulty in specific that they faced while they welcomed their child. Ask what all precautions did they take while bringing their child, home. Make a list of all that they are suggesting and add them to the list which is following.

Baby proof the house

Well, baby proofing can mean getting the house sanitized, arranging for an insect-proof environment, a hygienic wash etc. But yes, babies are very unexpected. Their growth is surprising and while they undergo some change every day, some babies can really surprise the parents. Some might start crawling from the fourth-fifth month, or maybe get teeth earlier than they should be getting. And in such cases, you might not get an opportunity for baby proofing according to the condition. In your baby proofing, add check of things like open sockets, unusual products, etc. Ensure child lock everywhere.

Buy the Babycare Products

Choosing the right baby care products, which are actually useful can be a tricky task. At present, there are so many products in the market, and all of them look so attractive that you might end up adding some not so important and useful baby care stuff for your child. So, to ensure that you are picking the right babycare product, make a checklist beforehand, consult other parents for the same and then end up buying the babycare products.

Set the rules for the visitors

When a baby comes to the house, there are a lot of visitors, who are equally eager to meet the baby. But as they come from different walks of life, and there is no need to emphasize how polluted the environment is, the newborn may carry some infection from them. Hence, in such a condition, set some basic rules like sanitizing the hands before meeting the newborn.

Look for a sunbath corner for massage

Spot a decent place in your house where comes the morning sunshine. Your child definitely needs a dose of Vitamin D and what else can be better than sunlight for the same. Spot this corner, and make it the massage centre for your child.

Prepare your Car

Well, you will always be required to keep your car ready to have a child in it. So, ensure that the car is always clean and sanitized, and you must also keep the basic childcare products like the cleaning wipes, nappies, towels, etc handy in your car as well to avoid any hassle.

Divide Responsibilities

Well, parenting is not as simple as it looks and both the parents would be required to get equally involved in the process. Hence, you both must divide the roles and responsibilities to grow your child.

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Ishika Aggarwal

Can write, shoot, listen, talk and procrastinate. A feminist at heart, Ishika is an avid writer and multimedia person who loves talking about women, realism, and society. When not working she is either seen watching films or making one.

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