7 Things to Do Before Your Baby’s Arrival

Things to Do Before Your Baby’s Arrival

If you’re expecting a baby then the list of things you need to do before the due date is probably huge. Tasks related to health and safety should be prioritized, and the best way to make sure your baby stays healthy is to create a hygienic environment in your home.

You can easily keep your home clean and make it safe for your baby by taking some simple steps. ServiceMarket has prepared this handy guide to help you sail through this process and be prepared when your baby enters your home for the first time.    

Book a deep cleaning service: Only with deep cleaning can you be certain that there is no hidden dirt or dangerous bacteria around your home. Deep cleaning services include thorough cleaning of all surfaces, furniture, and appliances in your home and can be easily booked on ServiceMarket. It’s very important to sanitize all objects in the baby’s room, and steam cleaning, which is part of most deep cleaning services, is ideal for this task. 

Get rid of dust mites and allergens: Removing dust mites and allergens from the room sounds like a challenging task but it can easily be done by using a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate arresting (HEPA) filter. Vacuum your whole house thoroughly at least once a week to keep the air clean. If you haven’t had your air conditioner duct cleaning done recently, then now is the time to do this. Your AC blows air around your home, and it could be blowing dust around your home if you have not had your AC ducts cleaned. You should also make sure to get all your mattresses cleaned, as mattresses are typically home to the highest concentration of dust mites.

Repaint and decorate the baby’s room: Peeling paint is a health hazard. You should get your baby’s room painted at least a few weeks before s/he arrives so that there is plenty of time for the paint to dry. Why not make the room as colorful as you can while you are at it. You could even create a fun feature wall with some cartoon animals or fun designs painted on it.

Baby-proof the house: Make sure that there are no open electric sockets within the baby’s reach. If there are, you must cover them with socket protectors. You should also remove any sharp and dangerous objects from around your home, and make sure that there are no loose small items that could be a choking hazard. If you have low tables with pointed edges then buy protective edge and corner guards to baby-proof any sharp corners.

Create a stock of baby essentials: Nobody wants to go shopping in the middle of the night, especially when you are still adjusting to the new routine. Keep track of essential baby items like diapers and wipes. It’s a good idea to create one cupboard just for these items and buy these items in large quantities before your baby’s due date. It’s a good idea to keep track of what is in the cupboard so that you can buy more whenever you are getting low.

Prepare freezable meals: Stock your freezer with freezable meals and your kitchen cupboards with nonperishable food items before your baby arrives. Most parents are too exhausted and busy right after their baby is born to cook at home, so your stock of such food items will come in very handy and make your life easier. Have a baking day the week before your baby’s due date and cook up a bunch of meals that you can freeze. You can then heat these once your baby is born to continue to have healthy home-cooked meals without the added hassle.

Run a dehumidifier to tackle mold: Another health hazard many parents don’t consider is mold. It thrives in humid conditions and is very resilient. We often don’t realize that there is mold in our rooms because it can grow in hidden cracks and corners. The surest way to get rid of mold is to run a dehumidifier in your baby’s room. If you have a bigger mold problem, then you are going to need to get into a professional company to tackle this beforehand.

The number of things you need to do before your baby arrives might seem overwhelming but don’t fret. Use ServiceMarket to easily find a suitable cleaning company in Dubai to help you with the cleaning. You can instantly book an AC service or get in a maintenance company to help you to baby-proof your house. Whatever service you need, you can get quotes or book with reputable service providers in just a couple of clicks on ServiceMarket.

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