The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time, so you can count on a lot of visitors lining up to meet your little one. This might seem a little daunting as you try to adjust to life as a new mum, but there are a few things you can do to take the pressure off having visitors to the house. Here are some tips to consider:
Stock up on essentials
While it’s easier said than done, being organised is the key to staying on top of things, so stock up on all the essentials you might need for visitors. Biscuits are a good choice because they keep for a long time, so buy a couple packets and just try not to eat them all yourself! Dettol disinfectant wipes are another must have for new mums; when used as directed, they kill 99.9% of bacteria. Keep a few packets dotted around the house for disinfecting surfaces, cleaning emergency spillages or for a quick spruce before visitors arrive. Make the most of your time by ordering your shopping online, and sign up to Amazon Subscribe and Save for great deals on Dettol products.
Keep things simple
Don’t have time to clean the whole house? We don’t blame you. It’s easy for household jobs to build up when you are busy focusing on being a new mum. Rather than worrying about the cleaning, consider entertaining your guests in one room, or focus on a few quick and easy ways to get your home ready for visitors. Hoover the living room, and quickly wipe down any hard surfaces and the bathroom sink with a disposable disinfectant wipe to prepare for your guests in no time.
Blitz the bathroom
Preparing the bathroom for visitors requires a little more attention, especially if you have overnight guests, but choosing the right cleaning products can help make things easier. Use disinfectant wipes to clean your bathroom and kill germs at the same time. Dettol Antibacterial Cleansing Surface Wipes can be used to wipe down sinks, taps and the bath - just put the used wipes in the bin once you’ve finished with them.
Ask visitors to wash their hands when they come into the house. Newborns are much more prone to illnesses that may be going around because their immune systems aren't mature yet, so ask friends who may be ill to postpone their visit until they are better. Stock the bathroom with an antibacterial hand wash, and try not to feel embarrassed about asking visitors to wash their hands. You are only trying to keep your baby happy and healthy and you won’t be the first new mum to do this!
Hopefully, these cleaning tips will make preparing for guests quick and stress free. Remember, visits are meant to be fun, so focus on cleaning the essential areas of your home efficiently, don’t put too much pressure on yourself and enjoy the time introducing your new baby to your family and friends.