To most of us our children are our personal, tangible miracles. Their birth promotes us to parenthood, and evokes feelings within us that is never before been there. Seeing that they are a miracle, it goes without saying that they will not be easy to handle; especially in their very first year. Here are our top 4 things that make life with a small child much easier during that 1st year…
A proper place for your child to sleep safely in
The first few months of your baby’s life, you will constantly be thinking of their sleep. Their lack of sleep at night in articular; but also if they’ll accidently hurt themselves while they sleep. While it’s true that a baby bassinet is what most parents opt for (largely due to their convenient size), we believe that a cot that can be adjusted as your child grows is a much wiser choice. Cot bumpers (place securely into place) will help minimize the damage they to themselves wriggling around. But either way, having a specific “bed” for your baby alone can be very useful; regardless to how young they are.
A baby monitor
Most new parents find it hard to leave their infants unattended; even for a few moments. As a result, bathroom breaks and showers can only be done when there is someone else looking over the baby, and the household chores get severely ignored. There is also the fact that eventually, you will begin to feel chained to your child; not a very nice feeling. Get yourself one of these monitors; one that is portable. This gives you a little more freedom…almost like lengthening the chain between you!
A proper basket or seat for travelling
While it’s true that you wont be going for many holidays on your baby’s first year, it’s also true that you will eventually have to leave your home with your babyeven if it’s only to buy your groceries. This is where a baby car seat or a carrier sling comes in most useful. Personally, we prefer the body slings as it gives us more freedom with our hands. There’s also the fact that you’ll feel like your baby is safer attached to you that way…
Safety rails and corner guards
We know for a fact that most new parents don’t bother thinking of these until their baby is old enough to crawl. Unfortunately, that’s not too long to go, and before you know, your baby will be getting into trouble, and you’ll have a hard time keeping them safe. Instead of scrambling in the last moment, at least buy the safety rails/gates (for stairs, French windows or dangerous rooms), corner guards and wall socket protectors well ahead. You can use the time your baby takes to grow up to slowly install it around your home.
When you are planning your child’s birthday party, you are thinking about the activities that can keep your child entertained. But, have you thought about adults? They also need some activities to enjoy your child’s party. So, plan something for them too.
Try something unique
Do you know face painting from Brisbane can also make adults and kids happy? Hire a reputed service and add fun to the party.
Similarly, you can also hire a balloon artist for the party. Tattoos are another fun thing to include. These are not just loved by adults, but in the present times, kids also love to have tattoos. A kid and an adult can select a tattoo of their own choice. Adults will be fascinated to see such a thing in your party.
Things that a parent ought to know – A DJ must be chosen for your child’s birthday party. A birthday party without any music seems dull and very boring. Ask your DJ to play music of all sorts that are not only right for your kids, but also for your grown up adults and parents. If you are throwing your kid’s birthday party on any theme, you must ask your DJ to play music on that particular theme only. For instance, if the party’s theme is fairies, your DJ must play a song of a recent Cinderella movie or from ‘Frozen’, ‘Brave’ and so on. Even, you can ask your DJ to host games for your child and her friends, like passing the parcel, playing musical chair and limbo. You must also tell your DJ to play music and songs that are suitable for adults too, so that they don’t become bore in your kid’s birthday party. If the music is great, elders can shake a leg with others in the party.
Another great idea – What about Karaoke? Yes, you can make a karaoke area in the party especially for adults and kids. Kids of age 4 and above can be a part of it. Borrow more microphones from others, so that you and even your guests can enjoy the party fully. It doesn’t matter if you can sing properly or not. You can take a microphone and go on stage with your friends to sing a song. You can dedicate a song to your wife and daughter. Even, you can tell your friends to do the same for their wife and child. This unique idea will make people happier and joyous.
A new born brings a bundle of joy in a family. It’s an amazing experience for parents, especially for a mother. Needless to say, with the birth of the baby, the entire family gets involved in selecting and buying baby products so that the new born gets maximum attention.
In fact, parents start buying furniture or baby strollers in advance, even when the baby was still inside the mother’s womb. It’s not so easy for the parents for first time to decide what is best for the baby. So, this article will help you to get a glimpse of how to buy baby furniture:
Types of furniture for the new born
Baby furniture packages in Sydney can be categorised in a few sections, starting from new born baby to the age when the baby can try standing on their own. The movable cot is the first type of furniture that parents need to buy when the baby is a new born. This type of removable cot is attached with wheels and brakes and the bars and height are adjustable. You can also go for folding one if space is an issue in your house. It best suits the baby till 4 years of age.A round or square movable playpen also guarantees safety for the baby. This is a kind of furniture that gives a wonderful start. You can order a foldable one too.
Another wooden collection of baby furniture is high chair. These chairs are safe, sturdy and elegant and best for a baby to sit firm at a high position. The wooden made changing tables, fixed or movable, make a great entry in your baby’s furniture section.
The quality of the product
The most vital tips for the parents are to buy products that are safe and eco-friendly. The safety of the baby comes first and thus there should be no compromise with the quality. Make sure the furniture are made of wood and crafted very carefully. The premium quality products ensure better safety and hygiene for a new born. However, you won’t find baby strollers or arm-chairs made of wood, so in that case go for products that are premium in the category.
Size of the furniture
You will get furniture of fixed size from any online store or local store. However, collection on a certain online website is much more and it becomes easy for parents to select it very easily. Also, online stores offer door step delivery of the products, which lessen the complexity of transporting it from location stores. In fact, you can reschedule the delivery date or exchange the product free of cost if you are not satisfied with it.