Preparing Your Apartment for a New Baby

You’re expecting – congratulations! Nine months may sound like plenty of time to prepare for your new bundle of joy, but with so much excitement and anticipation, it goes by quick! Whether your due date is fast approaching or you have the urge to start nesting, our guide will help you get your Forest Properties apartment in tip-top shape for the arrival of your newest family member.

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Choose a Room for the Nursery

Tiny humans require a lot of stuff, so choosing a bedroom that can comfortably host and grow with all of baby’s things is critical. Here are a few tips to help you decide which room in your apartment can be transformed into a calm, organized nursery:

  • Noise Level. Create a peaceful environment for your little one with minimal noise. While a totally silent apartment isn’t realistic, you can set up the nursery in a bedroom that sits far from the kitchen, parking area, and other high-traffic areas.
  • Natural sunlight warms the mood of any room – especially nurseries. Consider choosing a room with natural light and ample outlets for decorative lamps.
  • Storage Options. From spacious closets to spare bedrooms, the townhome-style apartments at Wyndham Park offer a ton of storage options for baby clothes, toys, and strollers.

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Create a Cleaning Checklist

Your cleaning schedule is about to be turned upside down! Perhaps one of the most important ways to prep for baby is to give your Landing 53 apartment a deep, thorough cleaning. From dusting the vents to deep cleaning the carpets, stock up on non-toxic, fragrance-free cleaning products for your new “baby friendly” cleaning regime. If you’re tight on time, consider bringing in the pros! Molly Maid and Merry Maids are nationwide companies that offer one-time or regularly scheduled “green” cleaning services.

A Helpful Tip: As you freshen your apartment and stumble upon items you no longer need, don’t be afraid to dispose of furniture, outgrown clothes, and household goods to create more space for baby.

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Baby Proof Your Apartment

Oh, baby! From infancy to toddlerhood, babies have a way of exploring every nook and cranny. Here are a few ways to prepare your Ranch Lake apartment for newborns along with ongoing baby proofing steps as your little one continues to grow:

  • Add baby monitors to rooms where baby will spend time
  • Disinfect doorknobs, countertops, and handles regularly
  • Secure cabinet doors and pull-out drawers
  • Cover electrical outlets
  • Set up baby gates in front of stairs or off-limit rooms
  • Secure large pieces of furniture, such as bookcases and dressers

Remember to check with your leasing consultant or property manager on what can and cannot be altered, installed, or removed from your rented space.

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Prepare Your Pets

Our cats and dogs are very in tune with us, so with an event as monumental as pregnancy, they can sense that something is up. Here are a few ways you can maintain apartment living with pets and prepare them for their new role as big brother or sister:

Schedule an appointment with the groomer. Not only will a fresh bubble bath make your pet feel good, but it’ll remove any dirt, dandruff, or loose hair.

Introduce the baby’s scent. Before they meet, have your pet sniff one of baby’s hats, blankets, or socks to help them become familiar with the new scent that will soon be coming home!

Don’t forget about them. Newborns are demanding, but you mustn’t forget about your fur babies. Try your best to give your pet one-on-one time, whether it’s on a walk, a belly rub, or a few games of fetch at the Park Place Village dog park.

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Expect Guests

Trust us – you’ll have tons of family and friends pop over who want to help out with baby and give you a break. The best way to prepare for overnight houseguests is to stock up on essential items to make their stay comfortable and your life easier. From spare sheets to extra toothpaste, read our Guest Room Must-Haves post for some inspiration.

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