Caring for your baby can either be easy or difficult depending on your level of
experience. Parents who have a lot of children already know what to do, but first-time
parents may not have any clue as to how to properly care for their newborns.
Do not worry, that is a concern that all first-time parents face. The good thing about
nursing a baby is that a lot of people have done it before you. Some organizations are
even committed to ensuring that first-time parents will be given enough useful
information to help rear their babies to the best of their abilities.
Today, I am going to share some simple baby care tips that you should know.
Use Baby Oil
Baby oil can do wonders not only in making sure that your baby gets moisturized, but it
can also be used for other purposes as well. One parent said that her son had cradle
cap and she doused a small amount of baby oil on the affected area. Then, by using a
soft brush, she gently massaged the affected area by doing small circular brush strokes.
The flakes, then, literally came off!
Ditch Baby Wipes
A lot of parents use baby wipes to detrimental effect. That is because baby’s skin is
naturally more delicate than adult skin which is why if you introduce any chemicals to
the equation, that may lead to soreness and irritation.
Instead of relying on baby wipes to clean the lower body when changing diapers, some
parents suggest that you should use cotton balls dipped in warm water instead. They
are not only effective in cleaning any bad stuff out but it ensures that your baby will not
get any diaper rash or other skin irritations.
Keep Diaper Rash Under Control Using Lotion
Diaper rash is quite common in babies, especially if you use archaic and dangerous
methods of cleaning their lower bodies. If you are going to bathe your baby, make sure
to apply a small amount of baby lotion to help lock the moisture inside their skin cells.
Although this is not a foolproof way of preventing diaper rash, it helps minimize its
growth to a considerable degree.
Experiment with Cloth Diapers
A lot of parents use disposable diapers mainly due to convenience but there are some
babies that are highly sensitive to some of the materials and chemicals used in some.
Instead of using disposable diapers, use cloth diapers instead. If it helps minimize the
occurrence of diaper rash, then it was indeed your disposable diapers that caused it.
Cut Their Nails When They’re Asleep
Newborns can be really fussy and it may be hard for you to cut their nails. Fortunately,
when they are asleep, it takes a tremendous amount of effort to wake them up. So, that
means that the best time to cut their nails is when they’re sleeping the night away.