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It’s really hard to believe that my due date is a week away. We’ve fretted, made lists, cleaned and planned our way to this point, all the while knowing there is really no way to be completely prepared for a new baby. When we redesigned the main floor and basement, we had a family in mind. How would we make the most of this small footprint? Would we have all the storage we need? What about bathrooms and room to run around indoors?
The kitchen truly is the heart of our home. It’s where we make breakfast, lunch, dinner (plus second breakfast, second lunch, and pre dinner… according to my pregnancy eating schedule)! Joe and I have had our best and hardest conversations here; we’ve hosted friends in groups both big and small. Now when I look at this kitchen, I imagine a little boy growing up in front of us, spilling grape juice and blueberries and pasta sauce all over the place. It’s what this house is for, at this time in our life.
While we have some time before pasta starts flying, the first year will be spent giving this little guy baths in our large kitchen sink. It’s the perfect size for bathing babies. Aside from the size of sink, we opted for the Delta® Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology to help keep our hands free and the baby safe while we bathe him.
It comes in a beautiful Champagne Bronze™ finish (for a fraction of the price of brass), but what we like most about this set up is we can turn on the faucet by touching anywhere on the spout or handle. It also has a TempSense LED light to indicate water temperature, which is so important when bathing a newborn! Another nice safety feature is automatic water flow shut-off after four minutes in case the water is left running.
Read more about the Delta® Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet here.
Parents (or parents-to-be) any advice on additional prep we should be thinking about for baby?
Photos: 2nd Truth
BY Kate Arends - July 14, 2016
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.