Monday, April 14, 2014

Baby Prepping: Kitchen & Laundry

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We covered prepping the bathroom for baby (well, really for your post partum self, but you also get a baby from that!) now we’ll cover the Kitchen and Laundry Room.
I am going to do food items in a separate post, so this includes everything else.
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Kitchen:
cleaning supplies – the last thing I want to do is go out and buy cleaning products because my adorable baby threw up all over the couch.  So, stock up!  Whatever cleaning products you love – make sure you have enough for at least a month! My favorite cleaning products are even safe around my newborn! 
paper towels – There will be lots of messes to clean up, so stock up on paper towels!
paper plates – this is something we don’t normally have around the house, but I figured dishes are the last thing I am going to want to do.  We’ll still use real silverware and glasses, but plates are one thing we can use the paper version if we need to. 
dish soap – I know, I just told you we’ll probably use paper plates but still I am stocked up on my favorite dish soap for cleaning pots, pans, glasses, and everything else.
dishwasher detergent – same as above – want to be able to clean a mess of dishes in no time? Throw them in the dishwasher and add your favorite dishwashing detergent!
trash bags – I’ve heard babies produce a ton of garbage and we don’t want to run out of bags to put that all in!  We have a jumbo box under the sink. 
extra sponge -  Just in case.  I wouldn’t want to have to run to the store just for a sponge!
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Laundry:
laundry detergent – I’ve heard babies go through tons of clothes and mommies and daddies may go through more too if their bundle of joy spits up or projectile vomits on them.  I have plenty (no baby Schwall – that is not a challenge) of my favorite fragrance free laundry detergent!  Plus, it is concentrated so I need to little of it clean well that my stash will last that much longer!
stain remover – with spit up and poop and all of that other lovely baby things come stains – we have plenty of stain remover to throw in the wash and banish those stains!
dryer balls or dry sheets – I prefer dryer balls.  They are so awesome!
Your turn!  I loved your comments for the bathroom prepping post, what did I miss here? 

1 comment:

Steph said...

The best thing I have found to get baby stains (and other stains) out of clothes is to pour some washing soda on the stain, squirt enough peroxide on to make a paste, rub it in with a toothbrush and let it sit for a few hours, then wash.

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