Babies are precious, but taking care of them is not an easy task. As a new mom, you are likely being inundated with advice about product safety, and you may be wondering which products you should, and should not use on your child. Here is a quick breakdown of how certain products can affect your newborn.
Soaps and Ointments: Babies are sensitive, so it is a good idea to use body wash for babies, instead of one for adults, during bath time. Opting for organic baby skincare products means you’re eliminating the exposure of chemicals and synthetic compounds.
Diapers: Your baby is going to go through a lot of diapers, and if you are not already an expert at changing your baby, you will soon become one. Use a diaper brand that has great absorption, and try to keep changes constant to avoid the dreaded diaper rash. If diaper rash does occur, a good baby diaper rash ointment should help take care of the problem in a day or two. If the rash does not go away, your baby may be having an allergic reaction either to the diaper, or another product you’re using on them. Using organic baby skincare products does decrease the chance of allergy, but if rash persists, a prompt visit to the doctor will be needed.
Clean Food: Your baby will grow quickly, so they need the right type of nutrients for proper development. If you are breastfeeding, it is a good idea to let your doctor know if you decide to take any supplements or vitamins. Certain medications are excreted through breastmilk and can affect your baby. If you choose not to breastfeed, look for baby formula that has all of the vitamins that your baby needs. Your pediatrician can help you choose the most fitting formula if you are not sure what to choose.
Remember that babies are sensitive in many ways, they are also resilient in others. Keeping an open mind, and finding time to destress, will definitely help take good care of yourself and your baby.