What can you do to prepare the space for the baby? It is ideal to welcome a newborn in a way that is gentle on the senses: rooms that are simple, clean and light, and though de-cluttering isn't always easy to do, it always feels good afterwards. You could ready your home for the baby and the new lifestyle to come by looking at each room and evaluating what clutter you can clear up, what objects or furniture you can give away, what can be put away, what can be cleaned, repaired or repainted. You could call it a form of anticipated nesting! This may also help you more easily accommodate the baby's changing mobility needs, and make baby-proofing much easier when the time comes.


Welcoming the baby, nourishing the senses

Clothing and care for the baby

Baby proofing the home

Lovers in the moonlight 

by Marc Chagall