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help me organise my house
daniel
wickedcherub wrote in parenting101
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and now beginning to think my furniture set up is not going to work. Please help. I'm sort of in panicky mode at the moment :(

We have a small three bedroom house and a just turned 2 year old son, Liam.

1. Master bedroom can fit our bed, a bassinet with a tiny bit of space left over.
2. Liam's room currently fits his big boy bed, chest of drawers, arm chair, and change table.
3. Third bedroom has been turned into a playroom + fold out futon. Toys etc used to be in the loungeroom, but I found it overwhelming.

So here are my questions. I think they all have to do with the change table hahaha :) I love the change table!!!

a) When baby is a newborn, he will sleep in the bassinet in my room. Where would I breastfeed him at night? My options are, in bed, where my husband also sleeps, go into Liam's room and feed him on the arm chair, the playroom futon, or the lounge room.

b) Where would I change newborn's nappy during the night? Newborn's clothes are in Liam's room at the moment. I can move the change table into our bedroom (and just bring a stack of clothes just in case), or change him in Liam's room. I could change him on the bed next to my husband?

c) When Liam was a newborn, we bathed him in his room, and changed him there on the change table. Where did you change your newborn if you bathed him in the bathroom?

d) I plan to have the boys share Liam's room when the baby is old enough, (when he outgrows the bassinet if we don't co-sleep) which means putting the cot/crib in there, and taking out the arm chair/change table. Where would you put the change table then? Give up on it?

Liam currently sleeps through the night and I don't know how deep a sleeper he is.

Thankyou for any suggestions you may have!

Oh, one more question:

What do you do with dirty disposable nappies? We used to have a nappy pail next to the change table, but it used to get really stinky :( These days Liam doesn't get changed nearly as regularly, so it's not such a hassle to take his nappy out to the bin every time.

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