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Cleaning and Nesting before Baby

I partnered with Maids.com to share my tips for cleaning and nesting before the new baby comes.

I am pregnant with baby number 4 and I am beyond nervous but also very excited about it. I am due next month and I have been starting to nest and get ready for this baby to join our family. Last month Mallory helped me get things organized in my kitchen and pantry and that got the ball rolling. My kitchen is the place where my family gathers the most and I am so grateful we started there. I want to share more about my kitchen overhaul later and today I wanted to talk about getting already for baby.

Here is 6 tips to help get ready for baby.

1. Create a little changing station for baby. I wanted everything that the baby need to be easy to find and for everything to have a place. My girls are 5 and 6 years old and I wanted to be able to tell them where everything was at so that they could help me out a bit.

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2. Having a little dresser helps to keep all babies stuff organized. I like to put things like a pump and nursing cover up, baby carrier and other small baby gear in the bottom drawer. In top the drawer I keep little storage baskets that hold binkys, nail clippers, nose sucker, baby brush, comb, nail filer, gums brush etc.

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3. Gather supplies that you need for baby. Babies go through a lot of diapers and wipes so make sure you have plenty on hand. Get bottles and bottle brushes, if you are nursing then you may want to get extra milk storage bags.

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4. Wash baby clothes and blankets. Babies skin is sensitive. I like to wash my baby clothes and blankets with a special detergent that is specially made for newborns and their sensitive skin.

5. Get your house cleaned. My all time favorite thing about having a baby is that while I am in the hospital my mom is kind enough to get my house cleaned for me. Let’s be honest when I am at the end of pregnancy I am not cleaning toilets, baseboards and fans etc.  My mom will normally hire a cleaning service to deep clean everything and its my favorite gift ever! It is the best money spent for sure. I like to come home with baby to a clean house. Getting my house cleaned is a must have.

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6. Take care of yourself. I like to try to get as much sleep as possible before the baby comes although it can be very hard at the end of pregnancy.  I also like to get a new set of comfy pajamas or clothes to wear around the house for after baby comes.  It’s always nice to have something new to wear. One last tip, I have three other children and I always get a little nervous about having another baby and how the other kids will adjust. I like to take each child on a little mini date, to be able to talk to them about the new baby and their lives and reassure them that I love them so much.

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There are many other great tips for preparing for baby. Check out this post: Four Real Tips for Preparing your Home for Baby. 

Having a new baby is always such change. Enjoy every single moment.

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8 Comments

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    Corey W.
    September 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Wow Savannah this room is just so pretty and you shared some great tips! I especially love the last tip about getting in some one on one time with the other kiddos. I only have 2, but my husband and I still try to do mark the calendar each month to each take one to do something fun and spend one on one time. It is so important to have that time to listen and make memories. Can’t believe your little bundle will be here soon! So exciting 🙂

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    Howart Ti
    September 18, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    My wife and I are looking for child care programs. One of our cousins have asked us to find a good program for their children. My cousin and his wife are working full time, and need to have their children in a child care services.

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    Katherine Mack
    September 28, 2015 at 7:55 am

    This is the loveliest post! I am pregnant for the first time and I am really excited about having my first child. I want to create the perfect environment for the baby and I want to know everything that I need in order to be ready when she comes. I have a friend who is a cleaner at carpetcleaningbrompton.org.uk and she will come soon and clean my house with only green products. I also need to learn more about the cleaners I can use that are not harmful for the baby! Thank you for the post!

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    Busy Dad
    December 17, 2015 at 5:23 am

    When you have a baby cleaning becomes so much more important! Awesome post!

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    Barry @ LC Blog
    May 28, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Some great tips! I love waking up to a nice clean house because everything has been done the night before! xx
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    Olivia
    June 26, 2016 at 6:45 am

    This is one gorgeous nursery, love everything about it! The black and white striped wall looks amazing against that white Hemnes dresser, so chic and cute. A changing station is a must and even more an organized one!

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    Bernard F. Jackson
    October 15, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Great , I really like your post . my wife pregnant for the first time and I am really excited about having my first child. I want to create the perfect environment for the baby and I want to know everything that I need in order to be ready when she comes.

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    rana
    December 22, 2016 at 3:47 am

    My wife and I are looking for best baby Cleaning and Nesting.Thank for share the post!

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