Nest the Best: 5 Thorough Ways to Prepare Your Home During Pregnancy

You have spent the past several months preparing for a new baby. You also have to take the time to prepare your home for a new baby. There are several things that you can do to make sure that your home is safe for the new baby.

Clean Your Air Vents

Air vents can contain dust, dirt, spider webs, pollen and other allergens. If you clean your air vents, then you will prevent these items from getting circulated throughout your home. Cleaning your air vent also helps you save money on your heating and cooling bills.

Add Houseplants

If you do not currently have any houseplants, then you should consider adding some to your home. Houseplants can clean the air. Good indoor air quality is essential for everyone, but it is even more important if you have a baby. Spider Plants, Peace Lilies and Areca Palms are some of the plants that you can choose for your home.

Inspect Your Home

Mold is a common problem. While many people can be exposed to mold without experiencing problems, babies are more likely to be sick if they live in a home with mold. Babies have a weaker immune system than adults. Pests can also harm babies because they carry disease. That is why it is important for you to have your home inspected for pests and mold. You should call a professional if you need mold remediation and pest control.

Get Your Floor Deep-Cleaned

Your floor can hold a lot of dust and bacteria. These things can easily be released into the air. You will need to have it deep-cleaned in order to remove the dust and bacteria. If you have an older floor, then you may want to it replaced.

Have Your Home Tested for Lead

If your home was built prior to 1978, then there is a chance that it has lead. It is dangerous for children to be exposed to lead because it can damage their brain and nervous system. That is why it is important for you to have your home tested for lead.

Maintaining your home is one of the keys to preparing for a baby. You will need to have your home inspected for mold and pests. You will also need to have it tested for lead. Additionally, you can use houseplants, deep clean your floor and clean your air vents.


Author: Lizzie W

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball. You can find her on Twitter @LizzieWeakley.

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