Babies are susceptible to germs and diseases because their immune system isn’t as adept as an adult’s. This means extra care and precaution should be taken if you have a baby at home. Your personal hygiene becomes of utmost importance if you are going to be taking care of your little one most of the time. However, also note that your home and surroundings should also be germ-free in order to provide a safe environment for your newborn.
Avoid Chemical Materials
Even if your baby isn’t exactly a newborn, it doesn’t mean you can be lax about the hygiene of your home. When your baby is able to crawl, he or she will be in contact with the floor most of the time so refrain from cleaning the floors of your house with chemical materials which can seriously affect the health of your babies.
However, harmful chemicals are not only found in cleaning solutions – they can also be found in the production of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins which are commonly available in various products including baby milk bottles, food containers, and water bottles. To prevent your baby from taking in any harmful chemicals, browse through Pureen Malaysia’s BPA-free segment for a range of feeding and water bottles.
Maintaining a Clean Environment
Without a doubt, a clean environment is important so try to clean your baby’s room at least once a week. Again, it is best to avoid chemical materials when you clean but if you have to use bleach, use it when your baby is not in. After which, you should always open the windows to make sure the room is properly aired and ventilated.
Another important thing to take note is to not leave your dusting cloths lying around. Dust is an irritant and in some serious cases, may even cause asthma and respiratory diseases due to its ability to collect many microorganism. To combat this issue, you can try Pureen’s Antibacterial Wipes that is able to wipe away dirt effectively while killing any harmful germs.
Especially important as your child becomes older, is their education on hygiene and cleanliness. Teach them the basics and try to curate good hygienic habits; brushing their teeth after a meal and washing their hands after heading to the bathroom and before every meal. While it is important for children to brush their teeth regularly, the type of toothpaste they use is important – growing kids should refrain from using toothpaste high in fluoride concentration. As an option, you can purchase Pureen’s Kids Toothpaste that is fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate and saccharin free.
Also important to note is the usage of antibacterial liquid soap when you deal with your baby’s hands – usage of soap that contains perfume and alcohol may disrupt the pH balance of their skin and may even cause allergic reactions. In case of rashes on your baby, you can try Pureen’s Nappy Rash Cream which is specially formulated with antiseptics and zinc oxide to cater to every baby’s delicate skin.
Watching Your Baby’s Food Intake
Apart from maintaining a clean environment for your baby, it is vital to make sure your baby’s food source is contamination free. While it is understandable that it may be inconvenient to breastfeed your baby regularly, you can tackle this problem with Pureen’s Breast Pump which is available in a choice of manual, basic, or battery operated. This way, you get to ensure that your newborn has access to breast milk even when it is not possible to breastfeed or to express your milk.
After expressing your milk, you can keep it at room temperature for six to eight hours at 26⁰C or lower. Otherwise, you can keep it in the refrigerator for no more than 72 hours. Apart from that, your breastmilk can be kept for up to two weeks if stored in a freezer. A quick tip when you intend on keeping it is to label the date and possibly the time after expressing your breastmilk. This is to avoid confusion and to make sure you don’t mix up the older milk with the newer ones.
Changing Your Baby’s Diaper Regularly
It is important that your baby’s diaper should be changed after every poop, meal, and nap time. However, it isn’t necessary to change your newborn’s wet diaper while he or she is sleeping, but bear in mind that bowel movement can irritate your child’s skin so it should be changed as soon as your baby wakes up.
For a newborn, your baby has the tendency to poo several times a day and the poo is likely to take form in a greenish tar-like substance. To clean, use Pureen’s Baby Wipes that are alcohol and paraben free and can effectively clean up your baby’s mess. Pureen also has a flushable baby wipes option that is biodegradable as well as hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. After cleaning your newborn with baby wipes, simply slip on Pureen’s baby napkins or diapers which can also be bought in bulk to save you money in the long run.
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