Are you bringing home a preemie baby from the NICU anytime soon? Here are some of the essential items I've needed to care for a premature baby that is finally coming home.
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So I have had my share of premature babies and I've given some advice here, and quite frankly – it's too many that one person can handle. Premature baby care can be tough if you haven't been there before.
I have also found that being prepared is most helpful for when you finally get to bring them home from the NICU. I've compiled a list of things that are so helpful to make that transition from hospital to home so much easier.
1. Diaper Genie –
The design has changed recently and it's much more user-friendly. You don't need to twist any bags any more or even touch the thing! We share a room with our micro-preemie so having some sort of bin was essential, this just happens to be a luxury bin and it keeps me by the baby rather than running diapers to the trash outside. I grabbed mine from Target because what can't we find at Target? It also helps because he is on oxygen and I can't be running everywhere hooking him up to a new tank just to run a diaper out.
2. A smart pulse oximeter monitor
So our son has had the most complications as far as lung issues and so having a monitor that we could rely on was very important to me. They can be a bit pricey but they include 3 sizes of socks so the monitor grows with them. It has been a game changer in how we react to my son's needs.
I've been able to look at his oxygen rate and determine if a breathing treatment has been successful or if a trip to the ER is necessary. *I'm not a medical professional. For me, it's always been better to overreact than having to worry.
Cristi Comes says
You’re baby boy is darling. I hope he’s doing better. These are such great tips for any mom! #client
I stayed away from baby powders due to the power in the air around my daughter. You really can live without them but if you feel you can not put powder in hand well away from baby and carefully place on your babies bottom.shaking powder on baby on put it in their already troubled lungs. Good luck with you blessing. My daughter is now 26 years old with no real health issues.