Starting Them Early: A Healthy Baby Is A Healthy Child
As a parent of a baby, your main concern is always going to be ensuring that your baby is healthy. Keep your baby healthy, and they will grow into a happy, healthy child. Make sure you know what to do to keep your baby healthy as early on as possible by reading the advice here. Some of it may be common sense. Other stuff, you may not have heard before. Read on if you’d like to know more!
Especially in the beginning, it’s a good idea for you to avoid crowds with your baby. This is because you just don’t know what kinds of viruses and germs people are carrying. Taking your baby on public transport or even just making your way through a crowded area could mean your baby ends up sick. Although you don’t want to confine yourselves to the house, you shouldn’t be going out into crowds yet, either.
Be Hygienic - And Nag Others Too
Make sure you’re more hygienic than you have ever been in your life. Wash your hands and make sure you nag others about this too. Not only when they are going to hold your baby, but in general. If they don’t wash their hands and then move around the house touching things, chances are, something will come into contact with your baby eventually.
Breast Feed Even If You’re Sick
Some mothers think that they shouldn’t breastfeed if they are sick. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. At this time, the body is producing antibodies to fight the illness, and breastfeeding can pass those on to the baby, and therefore, immunity. Once you are no longer breastfeeding (although there is no rush to stop) look at organic baby food and other healthy options for your little one.
Make sure you book your baby in for their vaccinations as soon as you can and don’t skip an appointment. It can take multiple visits before they are fully immunized from a certain disease or illness, so make sure you stick to them.
Baby Proof Your Home
Baby proofing your home is so important. Do this before you bring your baby home so you can have peace of mind. You don’t want them to be able to get up the stairs or bang their head on a sharp corner. You might think that you will take care of this once your baby can move on their own, but you never know what they might do when your back is turned just for a second. Once they can move, they are into everything. You’re better off baby proofing your home as early on as possible.
A healthy baby grows up into a healthy, happy child. Make sure you follow the advice here, but also do your own research and figure out what’s right for you. Different parenting styles and tips suit different parents, so make sure you do what feels right for you personally. Don’t feel pressured to parent a certain way!