Whether nesting or a new parent, here are a few easy projects you can take on to welcome baby:
Kitchen Prep: Your kitchen is a hub of new-baby activity, so sterilize one cabinet shelf or drawer for bottle storage and eventually spoons, bibs and bowls. Also eliminate countertop clutter – you’ll need the space as you balance baby feedings and adult meals.
Pre-Wash: Baby clothes, sheets and blankets can be filled with chemicals. Be certain to pre-wash anything that touches baby’s skin, with a safe detergent like Dreft.
First Aid Kit: Keep an infant nail clipper, cotton balls, thermometer, nasal aspirator and infant Tylenol within reach. A plastic tub on top of the refrigerator is an ideal go-to spot.