Preparing Your Home for a New Baby

If a new baby is on the way and you’ve begun decorating the nursery and clearing away clutter in the rest of your house, chances are you are working on enhancing your home in other ways as well. There are furniture pieces you can’t do without, such as purchasing a new crib unless this is your second child and implementing calming elements, like tropical fish tanks. All of these elements combined will not only enhance the appearance of your home, but will create a tranquil environment for when the new baby arrives.

Clear Clutter Away and Begin to Decorate 

If you haven’t already done so, if the nursery is currently being used as a place to store boxes or other elements, go ahead and start sorting and organizing. Next set up the nursery and implement new toys, diapers, books, and other supplies and clothing that your baby will need. As you clear away clutter you’ll have a darling room and other interiors that will be organized and ready in time for the baby to arrive.

How to Clean Your Furniture 

It’s not only important to incorporate new décor pieces and furniture to add to your comfort, but cleaning your furniture is also something else to consider. The reasoning behind this is because cleaning your furniture will eliminate any potential products that may have soaked into your sofas or other furniture. Clean your furniture with water or a dry duster instead of adding more scents or potentially dangerous products that a baby shouldn’t be around. Environmentally safe products and clean furniture will ensure that your baby doesn’t suffer from any allergies when he or she comes home from the hospital.

Calming Elements for a Tranquil Room 

What kind of calming elements would you like in your home when you will most likely be up late rocking the baby to sleep and feeding him or her too? A durable and soft rocking chair will be your best friend while you rock and feed your child and other elements such as a fish tank and indoor water fountain will create a calming atmosphere that will appeal to your sense of sight and sound. Sleep right along with the baby when calming décor pieces will create just what you need – a place of solace when a newborn baby is getting used to their new environment and you’re getting used to having a new baby in your home too.

Sierra is a freelance writer who enjoys writing on her blog Ocean Dreams. She looks forward to creating a comfortable home that’s perfect for a family.


  1. Vance Madrid says:

    This is a perfect article for those new moms and are still clueless on how to make a nursery . Babies are not only cute, they’re so sensitive and delicate to begin with. Thanks for sharing these tips. I know most moms will definitely relate that calming elements in a baby’s room is also important because a stressful baby=a stressed mom. And we surely do not want that. 🙂

  2. nice article for moms and soon to be moms.. i must agree, the house should be clutter free and most especially clean when a new baby arrives. 🙂

  3. Franc Ramon says:

    Babies are really ultra sensitive so its best to clear away all clutter and sources of germs for the new baby.

  4. although the tips here are all wonderful .. I just don’t (or want) to see myself getting into that situation at the moment. 🙂

  5. Jinkee Umali says:

    I miss having a baby kaya hiram n lang s neighbor ang peg ko always. Even I got our third baby, we were excited to redecorate and prepare the room. I remember I always prepare green colors because I do not go for ultrasound. Surprise, surprise!

  6. Bam says:

    This is a must read for all mom’s specially those who will be having their first born child. Well know all that babies really need extra care and love.

  7. Alwin says:

    I agree that there is a need to be mindful when cleaning furniture when having a baby. most products use chemicals that may stick around and harm the baby’s health

  8. Fred says:

    Wow our last baby was nine years ago, but I recall our obsession with cleanliness in the baby’s room! It should really be the most perfect room in the whole house. No compromise. All for the baby’s best health and development.

  9. Josie says:

    It’s so exciting to bring home a new baby in the house, and babies are very sensitive to their new environment that it must be clean and calming.

  10. sarj says:

    I’ll be giving birth early next year. These are great and helpful tips I will be considering.Thank you for posting 🙂

  11. Kero says:

    Plenty of new parents will benefit from this post! Thank you for sharing. I especially liker the idea of a mini-aquarium in the house.

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