It’s time to welcome your new born to your home and this would be the exciting moment for most of the women in their entire lives. As we know, babies are more delicate than the mother and these new born babies can easily pickup infections and fall ill. You need to take extra care to protect your new born from all the infections and bacteria around him.
Even according to several studies more than 2 million children every year are falling ill and don’t survive due to infections such as diarrhea.
You must follow the following 15 hygiene factors when your new born is at home.
Keep Your New Born Baby Healthy By Following These 15 Hygiene Factors:
#1 Bath Your Baby Frequently:
Baby’s skin is delicate and more prone to certain infections without bathing. Regular bathing will protect them from certain infections and keep them healthy.
Use a good soap to keep him tidy and clean and be careful while washing his face and take extra care while cleaning their diaper area and hands.
After washing the baby it is advisable to turn the baby bath upside down to prevent from germs that can enter through wet environments.
#2 Wash Your Hands Before Handling Newborn:
Little babies have not yet build strong immune system and are susceptible to infections. So, it’s important to wash your hands with sanitizer before feeding the baby and after changing diaper of the baby.
Make sure that everyone who handles your baby has clean hands.
#3 Change Your Baby’s Nappy Frequently:
Change your baby’s nappy immediately after the bowel movement will help them to prevent certain infections and nappy rashes.
Don’t forget to wash your hands with soap after cleaning him to stop spreading of germs.
#4 Be Careful With The Pets Around Your Newborn:
Don’t allow the pets to get nearer to baby until he is more than enough to handle. Don’t allow pets to lick your baby’s face or hands; they are chances of spreading germs and infections from your pet.
Make sure that anyone who went contact with your pets washes their hands thoroughly before touching your baby.
#5 Keep The Baby Fingernails Short And Nice:
New born babies have a habit of sucking their hands frequently. So it’s important to keep their finger nails clean.
Babies can dig in to anything especially their fingers and germs can easily enter in to their body through the finger nails.
The floor may appear clean, but they are number of germs which can’t be seen with our eyes. So, keep the nails clean and trimmed because the baby is likely to scratch himself and may end up getting hurt.
#6 Shampoo The Baby’s Hair:
The baby’s hair can get lot of junk especially when baby is wearing a cradle clap. Flaky like substance can easily get stuck in the baby’s head.
Wash his hair with a mild shampoo and don’t allow the shampoo to enter in their eyes. The scalp of the baby is too delicate to comb, use a soft brush to comb baby hair.
Trim the baby’s hair to make sure baby is not sweaty and oily which make them feeling itchy.
#7 Don’t Forget To Clean The Ears Of Baby With Wash Cloth:
It important to clean baby ears immediately after cleaning body to prevent the baby from injuries.
Most mothers tend to forget to clean the baby ears but they also need special attention to be healthy.
#8 Keep All Toys Sanitized:
The first three months of the baby have habit of putting everything in their mouth including toys. But, toys are breeding places for germs which cause infections like cold, flu and even diarrhea.
Wiping toys do not make them clean. Wash your toys in warm water and wipe dry. Don’t allow the babies to use the same toys for years; you need to replace them with new ones.
#9 Properly Clean Feeding products:
Cleaning all feeding products will keep your baby away from microbes that could be ingested while feeding.
Anything that comes in to contact with your baby should be washed and kept clean.
Even when the utensils are new, you need to wash them before using it for your baby to kill factory based germs.
#10 Don’t Expose Your Baby To Large Group Before 6 Months:
The more you allow your baby to expose to, the more he comes in contact people who are sick especially during flu season.
It’s better to not expose your baby for few months after the birth to prevent spreading of infections to your baby.
Make sure to keep yourself clean and neat when you are nursing a baby.
#11 Don’t Forget To Clean Baby’s Tongue And Teeth:
The mouth has been an incubator for babies and grownups. Most of the mothers think that babies don’t require having his tongue cleaned.
But bacteria can be easily buildup on his tongue doesn’t matter whether the baby is breastfeed of formula fed.
All bacteria on the tongue of baby can lead to experience stomach infections. Even though cleaning babies tongue to delicate affair, take a wet cloth and clean the baby over and below tongue to remove entire milk residue left in the mouth.
#12 Make Sure The Bottle Top Is Often Changed:
The top of the bottle nipple is made up of rubbery material that can harm to your babies little tummy. It’s important to change the bottle nipple most often to protect your baby from diarrhea.
#13 Never Reuse Formula:
Don’t use the things again and again after using it once for your baby. Anything you use for your baby should be replaced with the new once to protect him certain germs.
Reusing the products would be bad idea and that she would live to regret.
#14 Keep Your Surroundings Clean And Green:
Babies grows very fast that before you know it, your new born starts to sit and then clamoring to be put down on the floor to crawl.
Perfect mom will always keep surroundings clean and scrub floors to ensure it is clean enough to place your baby on floor.
#15 Make Sure Visitors Wash Their hands:
Make sure the people who are handling your baby should wash their hands before taking your baby in their arms.
Because touching your baby without sanitizing will put them susceptible to put them bade germs and wind up getting infections like flu and cold.
So, the visitors coming to see the child should politely asked to sanitize their hands.