All parents want their babies to be born with no issues, but complications can arise when you least expect it. As a parent of a preemie, you understand this more than other parents, and now you have to figure out how to prepare your home for your child.

The following are three tips that will help prepare your home and make you feel at peace when your little baby girl or boy finally gets home.

Carpet Care

There is no doubt that your baby needs a little more care than other babies. This is part of the reason he or she has been spending some time in the NICU. The machine allowed him or her to develop. All of this could make the idea of bringing your baby home intimidating, but you can take preparation steps, like getting your carpet cleaned.

Many preemie baby's lungs are not fully developed, so your baby might be more susceptible to things like dust. You want to make sure your home is clean and dust free. Make sure your carpet is cleaned regularly, and make sure you purchase a HEPA vacuum cleaner, which should keep dust from spreading. Keep in mind that babies that have a g-tube are even more susceptible, so be sure to keep this in mind.

Clean Air

As mentioned earlier, the air quality in your home is very important. You need to make sure that you address any aspect of your home that could disturb the air quality. One thing that really affects the air in your home is your AC system.

You need to make sure that you contract air conditioning services to not only replace your filter but also address any mold or any other build up within the air ducts. All of these steps should help ensure that your baby can adapt to your home's environment.

Good Temperature

You also want the temperature in your home to be optimal for your baby. A preemie baby cannot regulate his or her body temperature as well as you can, so you need to not only keep your baby wrapped in enough clothes; you also want to prepare your home. Something like the flu can become deadly for a preemie. Make sure you or any other kids don’t get sick.

For one, you need to make sure you address broken window seals or holes in your home to reduce drafts. It is important to also have your furnace system checked to make sure the temperature in your home stays warm enough for you baby.

Hopefully, some of these tips make you feel more prepared for your preemie's trip back home. There is no need to worry, but make sure that you ask your doctor everything you can think of until you feel better prepared.

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