Category: Home and Family

Category: Home and Family

Choosing the best house for a big family
Image 26/11/2017 Home and Family Norma French

Searching for a fancy house is easy. There are a lot of estates with big yards and sophisticated decoration available for sale. But if you plan to have a family, especially the big one, buying a house requires you to look beyond the decorative looks.

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Skim and scan the Internet

Many property platforms on the Internet can offer you a glimpse of houses available for sale. Skim and scan the houses and look for the facilities that your family might need. For example, browse for Hua Hin Houses For Sale and evaluate the available property. Read about the neighborhood also, and do a quick research to determine if it is the right place for your family to grow.

However, do not make a fast decision solely on an online description. It is better to check the location and interact with the agent directly.

Pay attention to the yards

Big family requires lots of space, especially if having kids is included in your plan. Vast yards allow you to host a birthday party, parents gathering, or other necessary social events; which are a necessity for your kids to have an excellent social life. Vast front-yard can be built as a playground, relaxation area, or both. Space enables your kids to develop their sense of privacy and exploration.

However, already-made and decorated yards will be expensive to afford. Consider buying a house that has plain but vast yards to cut down the budget. You can plan for yard improvements later and build them step by step. It will save you a significant amount of money.

Make sure there are adequate rooms for everyone

big house 01You need an office, your kids and your spouse need a library. Not to mention if there is a musician in the house, and a room must be spared to use for practice. You should make a list of what your family might need in the near and far future.

Privacy is essential for everyone. Do not take it easy on your kids by making them sharing room with each other until they reach teenagehood. It will cause them to fight with each other a lot and can affect badly to their confidence.

Also, make sure that the bathrooms can accommodate everyone’s needs. During the busy days, you are going to have a bad time if there is not enough bathroom and each family member must queue for it. At least there are two bathrooms or two toilets with separated shower room.

Consider using property agency service

TradeThe hardest part of buying a house is during the negotiation. If you hire a property agency, you can save the trouble by stating your budget in advance. The agent will look for the house that matches your financial condition.

Besides, property agency will significantly save your time. They act as a filter for your need, and better than robot filter used on the Internet, an agent will give you professional suggestions, such as whether the value of your house is going to increase or decrease.

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Essential items to have for babies first year
Image 10/10/2017 Home and Family Jean Sherman

For anyone who is expecting a baby, it is an exciting time for them. The anticipation of having a baby and the journey of parenting is one that parents may not be entirely prepared for. More so, if one is a first-time parent, they may not know what to do, what items to buy for their newborn to use and how to go about it. Well, below is are some essential items to have for your newborn.

Baby’s essential items

Baby clothes

One needs to have clothes for their baby to wear. Baby clothes usually are sized by age. However, this cadshfjdjdjkdjdjdjddjn vary from one brand to another. Look for newborn baby clothes and also purchase some that are one size up. Babies grow very fast and they may not wear the clothes for a long time. Likewise, one may have a baby who will not have to wear newborn clothes for they have more weight and height. So ensure to have varying age size babies clothes and not necessarily one size to wear. Clothes that one can purchase are one piece outfits, shirts and bodysuits, out layers clothes, like jackets and sweaters, hats and mittens, socks or booties, shoes, sleepers and pajamas. Look for clothes that are comfortable, easy to wear, soft, roomy, durable and can enable the baby to explore and move.

Sleep

One needs to have a bed for the baby to sleep on. The type of bed will depend on the parent’s parental preference. One can pick one of either of this a Baby cradle or bassinet, crib or co-sleeper. Also one can consider a pack n play especially if they will be traveling a lot. Ensure to have the proper mattress that is comfortable. It is essential to have the appropriate covers and beddings for the bassinet, crib or co-sleeper that are soft and comfortable.

Feeding

Initially baby will only be feeding on the mother’s milk. The mother can have a breast pump to help express milk to feed the baby together with breast milk bags and baby feeding bottles. Sooner or later the baby will be ready to start eating solid food. This is between 5 to 6 months of age and it is important that one has feeding supplies. This will include a highchair for the baby to sit on when feeding. This will range in design and style. One will also need bowls, baby spoons, sippy cups and bibs.

Diapers

Having diapers and wipes is important. The diapers can either be cloth or disposable or something in between that is a diaper with a reusable cover and a disposable lining. The baby may use 10 to 12 diapers at the beginning for a day. It is essential that one plans well. Also, one needs a changing pad or table or designate a place for diaper change.

Bath

jdhjdhjdhjdjhdjhBathing is also important for the baby. Essential items that one will need is a bathtub, soap and shampoo this should be brands that are easy on baby’s skin and do not have fragrances. One also needs towels and wash clothes that are soft.

Other baby gears that one can plan to have are a baby carrier, stroller, car seat, health supplies like nail clippers, thermometer and baby monitors.…