This is all about proper care of your baby that develops into a good routine for them as they grow older.
* Nails generally get infested with dirt quickly and small babies can also hurt themselves with overgown nails, so ensure that your baby’s nails are clipped and trimmed regularly. The right time do it is after a bath, when the nails are soft or when your baby is asleep.
*Babies or kids tend to sweat a lot, so wash their Hair clean with a mild soap or shampoo . Use a soft brush to comb it and keep it away from falling on their face. Introduce some play during bath time to make it relaxing for you and your baby. A good number of non teary soaps and shampoos are available in the market.
*Eyes are the most sensitive, so gently clean around the eyes during bath or with a wet cloth.
o Wipe your baby s mouth with a soft wet cloth after every feed.
o Introduce the basics of oral hygiene by regularly cleaning the baby’s mouth including gums and tongue every night. The best way to do it is by wrapping a clean, wet cloth to your clean finger and gently going over the gums. This will also help moms to catch the teething time.
o Once your weaning process has begun, parallely start following a practice of brushing the teeth with a finger brush/baby brush.
o By the time your baby turns ONE, you can be sure that he would love to try using the brush by himself. You can now encourage him to follow the “twice a day brushing” ritual by using a pea size amount of a non-fluoridated toothpaste.
Recommends: Pigeon flavoured toothpaste for 1-3 yr olds, then you can move to Colgate or Pepsodent kids.
*Just as you would wash and wipe your baby clean during bathtime, dont forget the Ears.
Clean the outside of the ear, avoid inserting anything inside that may harm the eardrum ,even the softest bud or swab without consulting your paediatrician.
*Nose is best cleaned after a bath, with a soft cloth. Use fresh and clean tissues when your baby has a runny nose.
* Clean hands keep the germs aways, so once your baby starts feeding herself, ensure that she washes them before and after. Just because your babies dont walk as yet dont forget the Feet.
Wearing socks or being wrapped in a cloth for a long time can also cause sweat inbetween the toes. Ensure the toes and feet are always clean. Once your baby starts walking , train her to wash her hands and feet after coming home from out .
* Keep your baby’s bottom dry and clean. Change diapers, nappies or underpants often. Too much sweat or dampness can lead to rashes.
Lastly Practise what you Preach and stick firmly to a particular routine and your baby will automatically follow your path..