Nesting. It’s what you do when you’re preparing your home for your baby. But what do you really need?
While there are many checklists and opinions, EvergreenHealth offers these links to help you with Welcoming Baby…home.
BabyCenter.com covers parent and expert advice on feeding, diapering, sleeping, bath time, health, getting around, soothers and entertainment, and “just for mom” care items that you’ll want those first six week.
The Bump’s "Ultimate Checklist of Baby Essentials" offers a list of the must-have baby items you can’t live without. They suggest you buy them yourself or consider adding them to your registry.
Either way, this info-packed list includes categories for clothing, nursery, bedding, diapers, bath, feeding, health and baby gear.
Their list includes items for on-the-go, nursery (including diapering essentials), feeding, bathing, wardrobe and playtime.
Baby-proofing or child-proofing your home is a necessity for baby safety.
Some experts suggest that you baby-proof your home before your baby begins to crawl; others suggest that you do so before they begin to roll over.
As you seek to baby-proof your home, we recommend these resources to help:
Our Favorite Checklists for Baby-Proofing
BabyCenter.com's list will help you baby-proof your home with items that you may have never considered. Broken into categories, each category offers access to even further safety information.
Some Local Resources
Want a pro to come in and take care of the baby-proofing for you? Consider these resources:
Mr. Handyman gets a 4.7/5-star review and offers in-home baby-proofing.
Safety for Toddlers, based in Kirkland, offers a full range of baby-proofing services as their sole area of expertise. They are members of the International Association for Child Safety.
There are several child-proofing kits on the market that may serve as a starting point for you as you prepare to baby-proof your home.
Here are some of the best-reviewed kits: