Prepare your home for your baby room by room
When you bring your baby home from the hospital, it will be a relief to know that your house is safe. Make prepping each room of your home for your baby’s safety part of your to-do list during pregnancy . Here are some easy things you can do in each room of your home to prepare to welcome your new arrival.
The nursery will be the center of your baby’s life, so it’s especially important to make sure this room is safe. Try these tips for improving safety in the nursery:
- Put a no-skid running under your changing mat if you plan to use it on top of furniture.
- Keep the baby monitor at least three feet from the crib.
- Make sure your crib sheet is fitted and wraps securely around the mattress corners.
Kitchen safety will become a bigger issue when your child becomes independently mobile, however, there are still things to consider when your baby is an infant, such as:
- Don’t place portable chairs on glass table tops, loose tabletops, or on a placemat.
- Always secure hooks from hook-on tables securely.
- If you use a microwave to heat bottles or food, test the temperature, and keep hot items out of your baby’s reach.
- Don’t place hook-on chairs or high chairs where your baby can reach the wall and push off of it.
When your child is small, the bathroom can be a dangerous place. Prep your bathroom for your child’s safety with these tips:
- Equip your toilet seats with locks.
- Add a non-stick lining to your tub, if you don’t already have one.
- Only use bath chairs in the bath that were specifically designed for that surface.
At MountainView Hospital, our labor and delivery team is dedicated to making your birthing experience as comfortable and joyful as possible. Our Mommy Concierge services help you celebrate your new arrival and give you access to all of the support you need as you prepare to bring your baby home. To learn more about giving birth at our Las Vegas Hospital, please call (702) 962-5021.