Having a baby is an exciting experience. Fortunately, those little ones give you nine whole months to get your life in order to prepare for their arrival. From stocking up on diapers to buying baby clothes, you’ve got a lot to do as an expectant parent! As the Big Day gets closer, you may find yourself realizing that your house is not quite ready to handle an infant; here are three things you can do to ensure your home is as baby-ready as you are.
- Clean their toys: Babies are exceptionally fragile creatures with exceptionally sensitive immune systems. It takes them a while to build up resistance to most of the illnesses they’ll encounter, so ensuring their toys are nice and clean — even if they’ve never been used before — is a great way to introduce them to your home. In order for your antibacterial cleaner to be effective, it should be left on surfaces for between 30 and 60 seconds; there are plenty of baby-safe options available that should do the trick.
- Have your carpets cleaned: Though the crawling phase might seem a bit far off, it’s vital that you invest in a carpet cleaning service before they arrive home at all. High quality cleaning services can eliminate the stress of not knowing what your baby is scooting through (most people can’t recall the last time they washed their floors); by hiring a house cleaning service before the baby comes home, you won’t have to worry about bothering your sleeping angel with loud vacuums and steam cleaners.
- Replace your air duct filter: Did you know that the air quality indoors can be 500% worse than outdoors? By replacing the air filter (and maybe even investing in a professional duct cleaning service), you can make sure the air your baby is breathing is free of dust and potential allergens. If you want your home to look as clean as the air flowing through it, you can look into a window cleaning service as well.
Your newborn is going to be the most precious thing you’ve ever held or cared for; you want to guarantee that his or her health is safe and sound in your home. As an added bonus, investing in a professional home cleaning service (even if it’s just a window cleaning service) can take just a little bit of the stress out of parenthood — it’s a win-win!