Wish you all happy and rocking new year!! It’s gust post time on Hellomomy.Having child is a blessing and every parent has a dream for it.If you are a parent with the disability and looking forward to preparing your home for a child then here we go.
Today’s post in contributed by Ashley Taylor. She is a blogger and parent of two lovely kids.The article is about , how she along with her husband beat disabilities to prepare (modify)her home for a child.Ashley and her husband have set an example for all .They want to share their journey of amazing parenthood with our readers, if you wish to leanr more about them please check their website.
Over to Ashley’s article : Preparing your home for a child when you have disability
Getting a home ready for a new child is a big task, especially if you have pets or other household responsibilities to think about. There are so many things to consider, and when you’re living with a disability, it can get overwhelming very quickly. As a parent, one of your top priorities is making sure your home is in order so that your child has a safe, comfortable environment to grow in, but you also need to take care of your own needs and ensure that you’re prepared for everything that parenthood will throw at you.
Fortunately, there are several simple things you can do to get everything ready for your new baby. Start by making a list of all of the things you need, then make a separate list of everything you’d like to accomplish before the baby comes. This will not only keep you organized, it will help you delegate tasks to your partner, friends, and family members in order to relieve some of the burdens from your shoulders.
Here are some great tips to help you get started.
Do as much as you can as early as possible
Getting things done ahead of time will not only allow you to spend more quality time with your newborn, it will make the first few weeks much easier. This includes everything from washing all of the clothing and blankets in gentle detergent to preparing meals and freezing them for easy, reheatable suppers. For tips from other parents who list all of the things they wish they’d known before bringing their new child home.
Take safety precautions
You may think you have plenty of time to “baby-proof” your home since your baby won’t be crawling or walking for a while, but it’s a good idea to take some precautions now. These include installing a carbon monoxide detector (especially if you have gas utilities), checking the batteries on all smoke alarms, placing fire extinguishers in the kitchen and around any fireplaces, and securing all large pieces of furniture to the wall. This is especially important in baby’s room, where curious climbers can seriously injure themselves by accidentally pulling a dresser or bookshelf over. For some great tips on how to baby-proof your home without breaking the bank.
Consider your comfort level
There are always lots of new things to get used to after a baby comes, and that includes how to handle a car seat, stroller, high chair, and swing. Think about your mobility range and how it might affect the use of these items. There are several different brands available, and all come with different handling instructions, so do some research before buying or putting anything on a registry. There are even a few combos out there–such as a stroller that comes with a matching carrier, which can be used interchangeably with the stroller itself and a car seat base–that will make life much easier. You’ll also want to consider comfy, loose-fitting clothing for post-childbirth, especially if you plan on breastfeeding.
Raising a child is a life-changing experience, and even the most prepared of parents find themselves caught off guard during the first few months by how demanding it is. There will likely be the loss of sleep, changes in your physical and mental health, and lots of questions. Try to take it in stride and remember that no one can do it all alone and that asking for help doesn’t mean you are failing in any way. Getting support from friends and family means you’re taking steps to be the best parent you can be.
Preparing for such a huge life change is a big job, so take it one step at a time. Starting early will help, but even if you don’t get a jump on things until the last minute, remember to take time for yourself to relax and enjoy these moments.
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