There are many changes you might consider making to your home when you are expecting a bundle of joy. After all, you have to worry about the safety of your little one. And as they start learning to crawl and walk, they could be at risk of getting injured. One room which might need a revamp before your big arrival is your kitchen. Therefore, here are some tips for moms to be on how to update the kitchen when you are expecting.
Go for an induction hob
You have to worry about your baby’s little hands in your kitchen. After all, it only takes a few minutes for you to look away and they have managed to burn their fingers on the hob. Especially if you have had them sat on the side next to you while you are cooking. And then your child could end up with a severe burn that will need medical attention. To ensure this doesn’t happen, you should consider updating your hob. A lot of people are opting for a stylish induction hob. As well as adding appeal to your kitchen, it’s said to be a lot safer than traditional hobs. After all, it doesn’t generate heat directly so it won’t be as hot if you touch it without the pan. And unlike gas cookers, there is no flame which could potentially harm your kid. Therefore, it’s worth considering getting a new induction cooktop for your kitchen before baby arrives.
Get cupboards with good locks
You also need to be wary of curiosity when it comes to little ones. As your baby starts to crawl around, they might start investigating what is in certain cupboards. And if there is no lock stopping them, they could easily end up in harm’s way. They might touch a hazardous item or could end up drinking a cleaning product. To stop this happening, you need to get locks for your kitchen cupboards. That way, they won’t be able to get into the cupboards while playing in the kitchen. And you could even consider remodeling your kitchen if the cupboards are all low down. That way, your little monkey won’t be able to reach them till they are old enough to know better. You can look online for kitchen remodeling contractors who will be able to update the kitchen so that it’s safe for your little one.
Add a table and chairs
Although a lot of people now have a dining area in their kitchen, some people still eat in a separate dining room. But once you become a mom, you will find it challenging to cook while keeping an eye on your little one. So one way you can have them safely in the kitchen while you are cooking is if they sit at a table. Let them play while you get on with the cooking. That way, they will stay a safe distance from the oven and hob, but you can still keep an eye on them. And it will be much easier for you to serve the food in the kitchen.
And you might want to consider updating your washer dryer and fridge freezer. After all, you will have another mouth to feed which means more food. And you will be doing washes daily to keep your baby’s clothes clean and fresh.