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Baby Hygiene Products

Updated on October 22, 2011

Since babies are small and they cannot look after themselves, so taking care of their hygiene becomes the responsibility of their parents. The manner of taking care of baby girls and boys is quite different and different hygiene methods should be used. If proper care of the baby’s hygiene is not looked at it might lead to irritation, redness, strangury or even other problems when he or she grows up.

Bathing Kit

The baby’s bating kit should be chosen with utmost care. Go for quality kit because they have guarantee. A good quality bathing kit can cater the needs of a baby in a better way than just an ordinary kit would do. It would include the right size of tub with a smaller area but walls long enough so that the baby findsit easy to hold. In addition the kit would include the cream, lotion, oil and shampoo that is gentle enough and will not irritate the baby’s skin.

Baby Bathing cradle
Baby Bathing cradle


These days, mothers have found that diapers are an easy solution to get rid of daily regular cleaning of the child.

Though diapers are just a temporary solution to manage the baby’s hygiene, the skin surrounding the lower body parts of the baby must be cleaned every time the baby excretes and diaper changed. The skin might be affected by rashes and marks of the diapers due to extensive diaper usage.

Blanket and Pillow

Blanket and pillows are one of the many essential items of the baby. Cute colored blankets and pillows with embroidery, printed designs or quotes appeals. But the fact remains in order to maintain the hygiene of the baby they must be cleaned and washed regularly. This way they would look fresh and baby will relax in a better way.

Clothes, Sweaters And Socks

Shopping for baby’s dressing is not easy and requires careful choices so that things are bought that will suite perfectly according to his or her skin.

Before buying anything keep in mind that the skin of the baby is quite sensitive and soft, and any rough line of stitching might itch and cause discomfort for the kid.

The clothing should not be tight fitted as it might be difficult to change the clothing daily and the baby might not like it either. Fabric should be soft and of good quality as they tend to last longer and one should buy bigger sizes of baby clothing since they tend to grow quite fast.

It’s advisable to go for one piece baby clothing as they are comfortable and convenient for the baby and the mother too. One piece of baby clothing does not limit the baby’s movement.

Also make sure that the dress can be opened from the bottom so that it is easy to change the diaper whenever the need arise. When choosing sweaters its better to go for sweaters with zip as they can be easily put on and taken off.

Whatever the dressing item is bought, weather the clothes, sweaters, socks, caps etc, it should be washable. While feeding the baby the eatables might fell on the dress, if it is not changed immediately and washed, ants and flies might get attracted towards the fallen item even bite or irritate the baby.

In addition any liquid fallen might cause the baby to catch cold easily. So to avoid any mishappening tiny tiny things need attention.

Bottles For Milk, Water Or Juices

The milk bottles used must be regularly wash and boiled after every usage so that the there is no chance of smell in it and baby can enjoy the milk.

Water used for baby to drink should be properly boiled so that no germs or such things are consumed by the baby. Juices however should be chosen with concern as concentrated juices and the artificial flavors added, might harm the baby’s digestion.

Towels And Bibs

Towels and bibs for the baby should be washed or dry-cleaned regularly. This way hygiene of the baby is maintained properly.

Other Baby Products

Always opt for branded baby products since they come along with the reassurance of quality and durability and match the health and safety needs of the child. Go for baby product after proper thought and research. Even consult a doctor. 

Must Have Baby Products


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    • milenaamr profile image

      milenaamr 7 years ago

      Nice hub. Baby hygiene is as important as baby health and care. Great topic. Looking forward for your next article.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Very nice and informative hub.