When you hold your baby for the first time you feel a flood of joy. When baby comes into your life parents worry about caring for them and the proper care of a baby plays an important part in every parent’s life.
Taking proper care of a baby is always a significant affair in every mother’s life. Babies are delicate, and all mothers should take extra care while handling a baby. If you are a first-time mother, you should try to inform yourself of the pros and cons of baby care before you start handling your baby. A consultation with a pediatrician is also hugely beneficial.
Baby skin is always very sensitive so mothers need to be extra cautious when choosing baby skin products for their little ones. Here are some Baby skincare tips which you can follow:
Use a good oil and massage your baby’s skin in a proper manner.
Oil should not be put in the ears or nose. It can cause serious damage and infection.
Use soft baby soap while bathing your baby.
Use baby lotion or moisturizer for moisturizing your baby’s skin.
Do not apply talcum or baby powder on diaper rashes. Instead apply ointment containing zinc oxide on the affected areas.
Like skin care, proper hair care is also a must for the babies. Newborns have gentle hair which needs to be kept neat and clean. Shampooing is extremely necessary for clean hair. But you need not shampoo your baby’s hair every day. It has to be done at regular intervals. Take note of the following guidelines while shampooing your baby’s hair:
First and foremost you must choose a mild shampoo for your baby. Take a little shampoo and massage it gently on your baby’s scalp before you wash it off.
Make sure that the shampoo does not get into the eyes of your little one.
See that no tangles are formed in the hair while washing it.
Some important things that parents should keep in mind
Choose cotton clothing for babies to avoid skin allergies.
Never leave a young child alone with your baby; they might pick him up and drop him or give him dangerous objects to play with.
Keep a supply of first aid equipment in your house.
Babies must be kept warm and dry to prevent heat loss.
Strong smelling soaps and cosmetics should be avoided and mild non perfumed soaps should be used instead. This can help to prevent skin allergies and rashes.
Never leave the baby alone in the bath even for a second.
No home remedies should be given even for minor problems. Consult your doctor as soon as you feel something is wrong.
If the baby is bottle fed, never leave them alone with her bottle they may choke.