We all know small babies are more prone to infections and viral diseases as they do not have a fully developed immune system. So when the first time we bring infants at home we ensure that the environment we will give them is hygienic and safe.
When a new baby comes at home all the family members, relatives, and friends are filled with joy. Everyone wants a glimpse of the little angel in their arms, hug and kiss them.
But at the same, it is very important to take care of the hygiene of the baby. Be extra careful about handling your baby as keeping them healthy and disease free is not an easy task.
From feeding to diaper changing, from handling, to playing, at every step you have to be extra careful.
Here are a few tips for new moms to follow to keep your baby disease free:
Infectious diseases commonly get spread by touch. Before holding your baby, wash or sanitise your hands. Clean your hands and utensils before preparing food, after a diaper change, using the washroom or when you enter the house.
If someone wants to hold the baby, request them to wash their hands. If they want to kiss the baby, they could kiss on feet, but not on the hands. This will prevent the spread of cold, flu and viruses to your baby.
Keep sanitizer handy whenever outside your home. If someone wants to hold the baby, tell them to use hand sanitizer so you can keep your baby germ and disease free and also keep your house surroundings clean. To keep mosquitoes away, use mosquito repellent. Disinfect your floors with a good floor cleaner. Keep the baby cot or bed clean.
Wash baby’s clothes, bed sheets, blankets, diapers, water-resistant sheets, toys, etc. with a good disinfectant to make them germ-free.
Avoid family gatherings and crowded places in the initial days. Infants are much prone to infections. They may catch the virus and fall prey to diseases easily as compared to adults.
To keep your baby healthy and disease free it is essential that the baby gets enough sleep as this helps him grow and set his metabolism.
Breastfeed your baby as much as you can as it acts as an immunity booster. As long as you keep breastfeeding your baby you would give him/her antibodies through your breast milk.
The best way to protect your baby from viruses and bacteria is to make sure he gets all the vaccinations on time. Vaccines have proven to be an effective way of eradicating and controlling some major diseases. For this consult a health care professional.
Mother’s milk is very important to develop immunity in your baby. Ensuring proper hygiene, on time vaccinations and some precautions will prevent most of the infections and keep your baby healthy and disease free.
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