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Baby-Proofing Your Neohome


by ayame_23

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So, you’ve finally saved up for your precious pastel paintbrush. You know, the one with the big blue bow. Or maybe you’ve happened upon a faerie quest, or Boochi’s aimed his evil eye on your precious pet. However it happened, you find yourself the owner of a brand new, adorable baby pet that’s filled with childish enthusiasm, the cutest giggles you’ve ever heard, and an endless, and I do mean endless, supply of energy.

So, here it is, the first day, filled with sunshine, butterflies, rainbows, and cute little puppies with wide brown eyes, right? You’re overwhelmed with the simple joy of bringing your new bundle of love to your neohome, where you’ve already set up and furnished a baby-themed room.

But wait; is the rest of your lovely neohome baby friendly yet? You might want to consider this before you put that playful tike down just yet. Because we’re like you, and we know how it is to bring your little one home for the first time. We’ve made up this relatively easy to follow guide for you and your fellow baby pet owners on how to properly furnish your neohome.

Tip # 1: You want to make a special room for your new baby. I advise making this room out of clouds, just in case the tike gets a little rowdy and is bumping and falling a lot. That way he falls on a pillow-soft texture and doesn’t bump his sweet little noggin on a wood floor. It saves time so that you don’t have to spend hours calming him down and wiping away tears.

Tip #2: Go all out and furnish this room with everything baby. Invest in a cot (crib) for your baby to sleep in at night. They come in all sorts of wonderful designs such as pastel and duck print. A couple of rugs, some picture frames, and some toys (nothing small enough to swallow) and your baby will be content. Don’t forget petpet beds and toys if your young one has a pet of his own. You want everyone to be comfy.

Now that we’ve gone through the easy, obvious instructions, it’s time to pan out our view to the rest of your neohome as we guide you on what to and not to put elsewhere in your abode.

Let’s start with a few what-not-tos.

Tip #1: Steer clear of all things electrical if you can help it. Obviously you won’t be able to in some cases, but let’s take, for example, last year’s Christmas lights. Yes, they’re very pretty, and they give a nice touch to your home, and you’re very proud over receiving them from the Advent Calendar, especially since you’ve been having a competition for the best furnished neohome with your neighbor, Betty, but some things just won’t do. Would you rather beat Betty or come into your living room one night to find that your baby Pteri resembles something like a fried egg now?

Tip #2: Avoid frightening furniture. I’m sure you think chairs shaped like giant green hands and evil clown Chias with their mouths wide open look very cool and very unique, and I do too, but your baby pet just won’t appreciate the gesture. Some pets just aren’t comfortable sitting in chairs or lying in beds that look like they’re going to gobble them up at any given second. Getting rid of these types of furniture also lessens the possibility of your pet having reoccurring nightmares. It just avoids hassle.

Tip # 3: This one should be a given. Do not furnish your home with dung furniture. Babies have a tendency to place objects in their mouths. Do you really want your baby pet putting something as dirty as that in their cute little mouths? Can you imagine the smell? Enough said. It is also probably wise to steer clear of stone and straw furniture as well due to comfort and choking hazard issues.

Now that you have a general idea of what to avoid when preparing for your baby, let’s move ahead to the what-to-furnish section.

Tip #1: Purchase furniture that is petpet themed, preferably if the petpet is the same kind your pet has. Or you can get furniture that is themed after your pet's own species if it is available. Remember, you want something that smiles instead of baring its teeth. Also, lean towards soft furniture.

Tip # 2: In areas babies sometimes like to avoid, make the atmosphere more friendly. Let’s take for example, the bathroom. So the day has dwindled down, and it’s time to wash up and get ready for bed. Your pet is throwing a fit. The simple solution is to make the bathroom a fun area. Get brightly colored bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and so forth. Add some paintings, a rubber duck, and your baby’s favorite towel for good measure. If your baby likes the atmosphere, everything will be fine. Invest in something your baby takes to, like a disco bathtub that draws his eye with the bright colors, or several mirrors, so that your baby can have fun wondering if that is really another pet on the other side of the glass.

Tip #3: In the kitchen, somewhere where it’s not always a good thing to have a baby, add a cookie jar and a high chair that will keep your baby entertained while you’re up slaving over the stove to prepare a hot meal for your large family. Cookie jars come in all shapes, sizes, and colors now. Take your baby to the market and let him pick out his favorite. Get one that isn’t made of glass, and it can double as a toy for your tike.

Tip #4: You want your pet to truly enjoy living in your neohome, to treasure every day he wakes up there; that way, when he gets older and has a family of his own, he’ll always return to your neohome to enjoy a leisurely day with his family. You’ve done everything you can to make the inside enjoyable, so let’s go to the outside. Everyone needs a garden, if even just one. Out here in your nature haven, plant pretty and exotic flowers that are a delight to the eyes and a tease to the senses. It never hurts to have pretty flowers that have just as pretty of a scent. Babies love flowers.

After you have enough of those, it’s time to bring in some equipment to keep your tike entertained. Swing sets are expensive, but kids love them. If you can afford it, go for it. If not, a paddling pool is a nice alternative, and they come in cute petpet designs. If you can afford both, by all means, get both, but at least have one or the other. That way, when your baby gets bored with the inside of your house, he’ll be enraptured with the outside.

We’ve now reached the end of our guide. Though this is not the complete guide, but a cheaper excerpt from the real thing, we hope it gave you the general idea of how to prepare your neohome for your new baby pet that you will love and cherish forever. We hope it helps, and we hope you spend and enjoy many years in your new and improved home.

 
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