Babies require so much love, care and protection, hence, it is important for mums and dads to ensure they adopt healthy lifestyles. Extra care should be taken to guaranty good health for them (in terms of the kind of foods they eat, body cleanup, getting enough sleep). Caring for your baby can be a strenuous task sometimes, however, there are more fascinating ways to go about this.
So, here are interesting ways to care for your baby’s health;
1)Handle Them With Care
Babies are frail and so, should be handled with so much care so they don’t get hurt. In addition, they need so much attention from mums and dads and it will be good to give it to them.
2)Clean Your Environment
Babies love to play around their environment and in the process, put objects in their mouths. So, it is important for parents to ensure that their environments are always clean, so their infants do not end up picking up germs which can be harmful to them. Parents should also try to keep their hands clean before handling their babies.
Swaddling is a technique used to keep a baby warm by wrapping him or her in a blanket. Mothers can swaddle their babies in order to keep them warm and shielded from cold which causes pneumonia.
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4)Give Your Baby a Proper Bathe
There are techniques applied in properly bathing your baby. Firstly, you fill a bowl with warm water and then you wrap your baby in a towel, get a clean washcloth and dip it into the warm water, use it to wipe your baby’s eyes. Do same for your baby’s nose and ears. Then, add a little soap to the cloth, wash the baby’s face with it and then the rest of the body, with keen attention to the underarms, neck area, behind the ears and genitals. In the first year, you can bathe your baby twice or thrice daily.
5)Brush Their Teeth Properly
Your baby’s dentition is also a crucial part that should be well taken care of. Ensure you brush their teeth and their tongue properly in order to prevent mouth thrush, as well as to give them fresh breath and sparkling, white teeth.
6)Regularly Change Your Baby’s Diapers
Your baby’s diaper should be changed regularly and this means you must have a sufficient supply of diapers. It is vital to change their diaper often in order to keep them clean as well as prevent a diaper rash (a situation where the baby develops a red and bumpy rash on his/her skin, which can cause skin irritation).
Babies require adequate sleep. In fact, they develop their own sleeping patterns. Typically, babies sleep for sixteen (16) hours or more a day and are usually more active and agile at night. Babies should be placed on their backs to sleep. This is so important in order to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Although experts recommend breast milk as the most effective nutritional choice for mothers, baby formulas are also a healthy alternative. Organic foods such as meats, fishes, dairy products and eggs, fruits and vegetables, cereals, cheese, nuts and seeds are also highly recommended.
9)Hire a Nurse to Help Out
You can hire a nurse, or invite an experienced relative to help out in the care of your baby. That way, your baby is adequately cared for and you as a mum or dad can have time to rest.
Babies should be adequately cared for so they look healthy and do not fall ill. Parents should also be very observant with their kids and when they notice any negative change in their health, they should visit their pediatrician. Regular check-ups are also crucial. Your baby’s overall health should be of utmost importance to you.
10) Healthy Lifestyle
Healthy lifestyle choices such as proper feeding, body care is crucial for your baby to keep them in good shape as well as reduce frequent visits to the hospital.
A healthy family is a happy family!