Some of the things you must be considering already when you are expecting a child include the baby cot, the newborn clothes, and your baby’s room decorations. Most couples will go overboard with the decoration and forget that it will be several months before the baby can appreciate any visual stimulation. However, there are other pertinent things to consider to ensure the first year of the baby is great. If you have trouble remembering and taking care of everything, then it would be good to start making a list now.
The Baby’s Hygiene
Cleanliness for the baby is the most important thing to consider both when you are pregnant and after you deliver. You must ask everyone to wash their hands before they hold the baby. Your laundry should be using baby laundry detergent because of sensitive skin and non-developed germ defense systems.
The baby also does not like irritations, and that is why washing hands, dishes, and clothes with a friendly soap will keep the baby comfortable. You risk agitating the baby and ending up with endless cries because of infections if you fail to observe high hygiene standards.
Easy to Put on Clothes
Babies get clumsy, especially as they begin their rapid growth phase. They will splash food on themselves or kick things all over. You will need to change them several times during the day. Therefore, you need clothing that is both easy to put on and to remove. Consider baby rompers, and tic tac buttons to make it easy for you.
Layering is Important
The other thing with babies is that they are not very good at controlling their temperatures. They get sweaty one moment when exposed to heat and then get cold a few minutes later. Therefore, you will need to layer their clothing instead of having a heavy jacket on them. Besides, you also want to make it easy to maneuver when feeding them. You can remove the top layer and the second one when they are hot then add them. This way, you can also address spills easily.
Remember to Take them for Immunizations.
It is common knowledge that babies have weak immune systems and parents religiously take their babies for immunizations. However, most couples assume that the other person will handle the issue fine. However, this is rarely the case. As you take care of the baby, do not fail to take up the opportunity for being together.
Support by spouses helps them become the best parents for their children. If one spouse feels like there is too much work to do, and the other one is not contributing, then the bad blood between them will grow and negatively affect the baby.
Keep Babies in Aerated Places
Besides keeping the baby clean, they should also be in aerated places for them to get enough oxygen and to sleep comfortably. If you have stuffy rooms, then you will need to do something about them fast. You might have to move to another apartment or house. In some cases, installing better window fixtures and rearranging your belongings can help aerate rooms.