Having house "perfect" for baby? Or too much unecessary work?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What would you do?
    Only fix baby's nursery...the rest can happen in the next few years, even when the baby is little. : (17 votes)
    41 %
    Get it all done now! After baby is born, it will be too hectic. : (23 votes)
    56 %
    Other- please explain below : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    15011 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Do it all at once. I say this because doing the electricity all at once will be a lot cheaper and messy only once. I would do it as soon as possible, your not going to want to be around the dust and paint fumes anyway but being able to be helpful where you can gets less comfortable the longer you wait.

    Post # 4
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    In general it’s not good to do renos while preggers because the toxins in paint fumes, heavy metals in disturbed dust, etc. are harmful for the mother (at higher rates than normal, her body is more vulnerable while pregnant) and of course the fetus (which is exquisitely sensitive). So I would keep anything like that to a bare minimum.

    Post # 6
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would do it all now, I wouldnt want those fumes lingering around with a baby there. 

    Post # 7
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Evie19:  I would get it done. We had a pipe burst at 32 weeks pregnant and now at 35 Weeks need to have our floors replaced (were originally expecting a serious kitchen Reno but luckily avoided that). While it was stressful originally because it was unexpected it really isn’t a big deal. We have done lots of work to the house during pregnancy and it hasn’t been bad. I’m glad to have gotten it all done in advance of baby so we don’t have to deal with it later.  

    Be careul of toxins and give the house time to air our before baby arrives. 

    Post # 9
    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @Evie19:  I would say do as much as possible as early as you can! You’ll be able to relax more with the baby if the house is all finished, and won’t have to force yourself to do it when you are sleep-deprived after baby arrives!

    Post # 10
    1785 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I say do all the major things now, electricity, drywall, etc. do as many of them as you can so that you feel comfortable in the house. anything that will make your life easier in the long run will probably be a good idea to get done early. Things like a new computer desk can easily be purchased after you are in a routine with your baby and you will know more what will fit your needs. If you have time to get it done before august great, but if it falls by the wayside thats okay too. 

    I would make a list in order of the things that you NEED to get done before august (messy things especially with dust or fumes should be on this list) Get all those things done and then if you have time/energy you can start on the fun things as you get to them. 

    We are curently in the middle of a HUGE house remodle and I am due about the same time as you, I know for a fact I will NOT be laying flooring and doing drywall with an infant, but I am okay putting a few chairs together or hanging new coat hooks whenever I get around to it. 

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