New baby on the way? There’s plenty of ways to make your home more inviting for the newest member of your family. Remodeling and minor updates can help the baby proofing process and improve the safety of your home and make your life as a parent less stressful.
Repainting is a great way to brighten up your home in time for baby’s arrival. Re-painting can also improve the safety of your home, particularly in older houses. If your home still has lead-based paint on the walls, consider painting over these, to minimize lead paint chips in your home.
Paint can be hazardous to pregnant women and young children. Look into VOC-free paints (volatile organic compound-free paint) for a safer way to repaint your home.
Create a bright but safe nursery with VOC-free paints
Fasten Furniture to the Walls
Your tiny baby will soon be pulling themselves up on anything they can get their hands on. Fasten heavy furniture and anything that can move to the walls, to prevent accidents and keep baby safe once toddling begins.
Move Items off the Floor
Babies love to play with anything they can get their hands on! Move wires, cords and other items off the floor and onto other surfaces to prevent accidents.
Update Your Flooring
There’s plenty to consider when it comes to flooring. Hardwood flooring can help prevent allergies and is easier to clean. They’re also a good choice for improving the value of your home. However, your baby will be spending a lot more time on the floor than you do! Floor mats and soft area rugs will help keep your baby comfortable while they explore your home.
Don’t Cut Corners
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, there are a few things you can build into your design to make it more-child friendly. Rounded kitchen corners can make bumps on the head less dangerous, and adding child locks to kitchen cupboards can keep cleaning supplies safely out of reach.
Install a Ceiling Fan
Installing a ceiling fan may not be the first thing you think of when remodeling a nursery, but it’s certainly an important consideration. Studies show that having a ceiling fan in your child’s room can reduce the chance of SIDS by over 70%.
Ready to remodel a nursery, or update another part of your home for your new baby or just looking for some baby proofing remodeling tips? Contact Reliable Home Improvement today.