There’s no doubt that caring for a baby takes up most of a parent's time and energy. For new parents, something as simple as cleaning the house can be very overwhelming –– especially if you don’t have any help. On top of this, your tiny little baby is constantly producing enormous amounts of laundry, dirty bottles, and a little chaos everywhere they go!
So while spring cleaning may start to feel a little impossible as a new parent, we are here to tell you that it is possible. Our helpful house cleaning tips and tricks will help you adjust to doing housework and keeping your home clean, even with a newborn.
What Should I Clean Before Baby Arrives?
Before even bringing your baby home, you should set yourself up for success by cleaning, decluttering, and sterilizing your home. This in turn will create a safe environment for your newborn. Wash all baby clothes, washcloths, towels, and blankets with baby safe detergent. Then, try to save time to clean your floors and make an effort to deep clean any carpeting. Finally, be sure to sterilize all bottles, nipples, breast pump parts, and pacifiers using an advanced Baby Bottle Sterilizer.
How to Clean Your House With a Baby1. Create a Daily Cleaning Schedule
Creating a cleaning schedule will allow you to prioritize what areas of the home need to be cleaned the most, as well as help manage expectations for what you can accomplish each day. Time management is key when juggling all the responsibilities of caring for a baby, yourself, and the house. You should break the housework down into small, manageable tasks and stick to a simple routine.2. Leave the Baby in a Bouncer/ Rocker
Baby bouncers and rockers can be a parent’s best friend –– if the baby likes them. If you’re lucky, they will possess the magical ability to soothe a fussy baby while also distracting them with hanging toys and music. This is a perfect time to get some cleaning done, or to just sit back, relax, and focus on your self-care.
3. Clean While They Nap
A baby's nap time is no doubt the best time to catch up on housework. If your baby has trouble staying asleep during naps, try a white noise machine or a vibrating mat. The Smart Soothing Mat from Baby Brezza mimics the sounds and motions of a mother’s womb and can be controlled from your smartphone.
It is also important to keep an eye on your baby while they nap, but if you don’t have a baby monitor, consider wrapping them in the Baby Brezza Safe Sleep Swaddle. This will comfortably secure them on their back all night long to reduce the risk of rolling over.
4. Use a Carrier/ Sling
If your baby loves sleeping in your arms, consider carrying them around with you! A carrier or sling is perfect for when you need to do light household chores but still want to keep your baby close to you. Just remember to be safe, avoid more labor-intensive chores, and never expose them to any dangerous cleaning chemicals.
5. Take Advantage of Effective Cleaning Tools
Doing it all on your own doesn't mean you have to say no to help! Nowadays, there are so many amazing cleaning tools specially designed for busy parents. Sanitize and dry your baby’s bottles quickly and easily with the One Step Sterilizer Dryer Advanced from Baby Brezza. This reliable appliance can hold up to 8 bottles at one time and dries 33% faster. Then, save even more time with the convenient Instant Bottle Warmers and intuitive Formula Makers. Each of these tools will make feeding and food-prep a breeze, so reimagine easy bottle-making today.
The most important thing to remember when cleaning with a baby is to not do everything yourself. Whether it’s your partner, family member or a cool cleaning gadget, it’s completely okay to accept help.