Welcoming a baby into your family can be such a tremendously overwhelming experience, especially if it’s your firstborn child as all situations are new and confusing. There’s no guidebook that comes with parenthood, you simply have to think with your head and your heart in an attempt to provide them with the love and care that they need to thrive. Establishing the best foundations by creating a calm environment for your newborn will help them both mentally and physically, and it needn’t be difficult to make your house a suitable home. So, if you would like to find out more, then read on to uncover some of the best tips and tricks that you can make the most of today.
The first and most important step that you should take to create the best environment for your newborn involves removing the risks that could cause them harm. Open plug sockets must be covered, as small fingers can easy poke inside. Sharp corners should be padded using foam or even bubble wrap, and any unstable surfaces like coffee tables should be secured with any potential falling object removed and placed in a safe location. Any cupboards which contain things like cleaning materials or any other harmful chemical substances should be locked, as curious consumption could be fatal.
Create A Comfortable Space
Having a comfortable space for your newborn to rest and relax will help to give you a little freedom, as often a baby will only calm down when with their mother or father unless a similar situation can be recreated. Investing in a rocker or bouncer in which your newborn can safely lay down in should be your first port of call, as the movement can simulate the experience of being held by someone. It’s a good idea to buy a baby swaddle that can wrap your newborn and create a feeling of warmth and security, as such a simple purchase can have a huge impact on the time it takes them to fall asleep, as well as how undisrupted their sleep can be. Make sure that the lighting you use is always soft and yellow in town rather than opting for bright white LEDS, as your newborn can spend a large amount of their time looking upwards when lying down.
Avoid Loud Noises
Loud noises such as cupboard slams, tv sounds, and shouting can be triggers for your newborn to cry and get upset, as these things are all new and scary. Avoiding loud noises can help you to maintain a calm and caring environment for your child, and ensure that they can enjoy their early days without feeling stressed about the unknown. If you live on a busy road, you may wish to look into double glazing or soundproof curtains that can block out car horns and other loud noises.
Creating a calm, caring and comfortable environment for your newborn has never been so simple when you are able to make the most of the brilliant tips and tricks detailed above.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.