Bringing baby home. The five things hospitals tell you...and the one thing they forgot.
I didn’t think I would ever worry as much as when I was bringing my newborn baby boys home from the hospital… but then I became a grandma, and the worry kicked into overdrive!
Things have obviously changed a great deal in the past 23 years, and now I have to balance my desire to give advice against my son and daughter-in-law’s desire to receive it.
They were SO excited to find out they were having a baby girl!
Nursery furniture? Check.
Baby shower? Check.
Birthing plan? Check.
Books, videos, and information on everything from nursing to how to take your baby’s temperature? Check.
The new parents-to-be were excited, emotional, hopeful, and ready. They arrived at the hospital, had a very busy and slightly difficult 14 hours… and then welcomed their daughter into the world! The nurses were wonderful and showed them how to diaper, swaddle, and care for their new little sweetheart.
Within the next 24 hours, the following 5 checkpoints were repeated again and again:
- Do you have the proper car seat for your newborn and do you know how to install it?
- Do you have the necessary help once you’re home?
- Are you planning to nurse or use formula? Are you comfortable? Call us if you need us.
- Do not give your newborn a bath until their cord falls off.
- Make sure to schedule your follow-up visit with your pediatrician.
But, in my opinion they forgot one important thing. Having been a Defender owner for the past 10 years, I knew that my granddaughter’s nursery also needed a Defender. Her parents agreed – hooray! My first advice given as a new grandmother was a success!
Here are some of the reasons why it was so important to me:
“The most significant benefits of air purifier for baby is that they help remove harmful pollutants from the room and give your child the freshest air to breathe. In particular, air purifiers are excellent for removing: Dust. Pollen.”1
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), “Indoor air often contains higher concentrations of hazardous pollutants than outdoor air.”2 The NSC fact sheet explains that one downside of more energy efficient homes is that air becomes trapped and stale inside, locking pollutants indoors.
“Children breathe in 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults do,” says the NSC. Since we spend 90 percent of our days indoors, and 65 percent of that time in our own homes, home air quality matters. In fact, the NSC says that indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside.2
The Defender Air Purifier, by FilterQueen is giving my granddaughter the fresh air she needs from day 1. If you would like peace of mind knowing that your baby is breathing the best possible air, FilterQueen allows you to try it risk free for 30 days. Give it a shot.
By Kim Reising