Whether you are seeking fully furnished apartments in which to reside during a move or relocation, as part of an extended business project, or to explore living options in a specific area, you may also need baby-friendly apartments as part of the deal. There are a lot of differences between homes well-suited to kids and those that won’t fit the bill. Yet, if you are eager to find fully furnished apartments that are also baby-friendly apartments, you need to start with a few basic concepts:
- What neighborhoods do you prefer? Don’t begin with a search for places already setup for kids. Instead, consider where you are going to live. You need it to be a good spot for commuting, but you’ll want to be close to shops, parks or outdoor spaces, schools and daycare facilities, as well as restaurants and other activities. Do you want a waterfront location, one with views or something else? Be sure you choose fully furnished apartments in areas you enjoy.
- Consider what issues baby-friendly apartments must address. Any of the fully furnished apartments available might say they are “kid friendly” but if they don’t have entries suited to strollers and parents with armloads of bags and “stuff”, they aren’t really kid-friendly at all. Also look at things like the numbers of staircases you have to climb, the safety in the overall design of the space (i.e. floating stairs, lofts with open railings, and so on). Generally, if you have an infant or toddler still learning to walk and navigate stairs, you’ll need to be very attentive to such issues
- How convenient are the bathrooms? Truly baby-friendly apartments have bathrooms or at least half-baths on each level. Parents do a lot of handwashing and cleaning up, and you don’t want to trek up and down a lot of stairs just to keep yourself and your child tidy
- Are there neighbors? It may not seem like an issue, but if you have kids unused to the sounds of neighbors above, below or alongside you, life in an apartment can be a challenge. The same goes for general street noise and even smells from shared spaces.
Take time to choose your ideal location, explore spaces truly safe for babies and toddlers and even figure out how noisy, smelly, convenient or inconvenient the options are and you should be able to find a corporate rental friendly to kids and parents!