Nothing is as important as family and healthy living. Except of course, introducing a cute, cuddly and plain euphoria inducing newborn baby as a new addition to the family. This post will give you some tips on what to consider to ensure your home is hygienically protected for the newborn.
It is imperative that we help protect our whole family through basic cleaning routines. Just like at work or at school, your home is also prone to germs; especially on surfaces and frequently touched places like door handles, taps, toilet flush levers and seats, switches etc. We can practice good family hygiene habits, but it is important that we help those who are dependent on us to create healthy and safe environments; our kids, and more exciting of these are our newborns. Your priority as a parent should be the health of your children. Here are easy and fast to remember family hygiene tips that will make your role as a parent and new mommy easier.
Washing your hands is a crucial part of healthy hygiene. Washing your hands with soap and water then drying them with a clean towel can’t be stressed enough. Hand washing should include a basic routine of washing before and after making food or eating or even feeding your child; after using the bathroom or changing your baby’s nappy; after coughing; before and after giving medication and after touching your pets..
Minimizing the risk of transferring germs during nappy changing is very important. This includes ensuring that your changing mat is clean; clean and disinfect nappy changing areas before and after use and most importantly, remember to wash your hands. It is important to keep in mind to never change a nappy on a food preparation area and get rid of the used nappy in a nappy bin.
Hot water is known for killing germs. But if you prefer using lower temperatures of water, using a disinfectant is imperative. Your baby’s clothes and towels need to be washed regularly, preferably at a high temperature. Once again, wash your hands after doing your laundry.
Sterilizing everything you use to feed a baby is the best way to protect him/her. This however needs to be preceded by washing with hot water and paying attention to the places where these items are stored and extra care should be paid to the parts of the equipment that have direct contact with the child’s mouth. You will also have to wash your hands meticulously after this.
You can never do too much to ensure your baby’s health and development is not jeopardized, in these early stages. These tips may seem like a bit of hard work, but you can put some posters or fridge magnets or anything that will help you remember these family hygiene tips. Be it in the laundry room, in the kitchen, in bathrooms and in the baby’s bathroom. Such reminders will help you keep your baby safe. You can also get creative with these and share with us.
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