Giving birth is a joyful experience on the whole, and giving birth to twins is two times that party, but it is also a complicated task. The babies are likely to be born premature, one or both may require special care, or the birthing woman may even need a C-section to get her babies, but once this is over with, and everyone is confirmed healthy, the joy begins.
After all the celebrations of new life, comes the time to make final home preparations for them, ensuring comfort, security, serenity, etc. and though it may sound easy, it is not always a foregone conclusion, and for first time mothers, it can be very daunting, that’s why for everything on new babies, we recommend you get some online help.
For now, we give 6 reasonable things you need to know when setting up a nursery for the twins.
1. Set Up a Smoke and Carbon Mono Oxide Detector
We can’t say if you don’t do everything, you should do this, but this is most likely one the biggest precautionary measure to take, especially for those living in urban areas, and factory or industrial zones. Smoke could come from anywhere, even the kitchen, or a neighbor’s. This is primary and brings us to our next thing.
2. Adequate Spacing
The nursery should be such that every corner of the room is clearly visible and reachable. The furniture and items in the room should be feather light and not bulky, so, they can easily be moved and make every part of the room accessible, especially for cleaning.
3. Ventilation and Lighting
The window should not be the size of a billboard, but it should be large enough to let in a good amount of light, and some fresh light breeze every now and then. The crib should not be placed directly in the way of the window, as this could be disruptive and intense, instead of natural.
4. The Crib
The whole truth about the crib is that you don’t really need anything fancy; it could just be more unsafe (you can get that when they are no longer babies). What you really need is a light crib with slats, a cutout head,and footboard, with a firm fitting mattress. Toys and playthings should be avoided inside the crib as they could constitute a hazard (swallowed, choke, suffocate). The cribs should not be close to windows, most likely much closer to the door, so it’s shorter for you to reach.
5. Block and Secure All Electrical Outlets or Other Hazardous Points
All electrical outlets in the room should be well secured and if possible, blocked. If there are any sharp points or objects (which shouldn’t be there in the first place), cover them up, or take them out.
6. Think Versatile With Furniture
The few pieces of furniture in the room should be multipurpose and not bulky. A changing table that has drawers for diapers, and clothes, and can be used for a quick press of the iron, is a great example.
These six tips barely cover all you need to do but will give you a good head start, and we wish you all the best.