It is very important that parent know the things that are essential to the overall well-being of your baby. There are times when we might forget certain essential items for your little ones, especially when you have to work, take care of your family and yourself. Here is a checklist of your baby care items.
Bath Care – Bath Time is a Happy Time
Babies are very vulnerable to many diseases, rashes, eczema, and other harmful things that exist in our environment, so babies need to have a bath every day to protect them from these diseases. Their immune system is not as strong as yet, hence as parents, we have to be extremely careful with them. Here are some of the items that you will need for your baby’s bathing experience.
- Baby bathtub
- Baby soaps/body wash
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Baby towels
- Baby bath toys set – This is dependent on the age of the
Now that baby is all clean and comfy, it is time to dress and groom your little one. This involves making sure that all areas of your little one are all clean and dry. Your baby’s immune system is not fully developed, therefore, every area must be clean and dry. The next step is to go on to grooming and to make your baby look adorable and cute.
Baby Grooming Kits- Time for Beauty
Grooming is essential for babies as it ensures that everywhere on them smells good, looks good and baby ultimately feels good. For example, cutting babies’ nails are important, in that if their nails are too long especially their fingernail, marks can be left on their bodies after scratching, especially in their faces. Care should be taken when cutting the baby’s nails as their nails and skin are very soft and delicate. Therefore, cutting their nails should be done where there is adequate lighting, preferable natural lights, and be done in the morning.
The bath grooming kits for babies consist of items that are used on your precious little one to make them look and feel good. Some of the items that are included in the baby grooming kits include mainly:
- Comb and brush
- Baby oils and/lotions
- Baby nail clips
- Desitin cream or A+D Diaper Rash Ointment
- Oral fingertip toothbrush- This is ideal for cleaning young teeth and gums, as toddler’s gums and teeth are very soft.
- Toddler toothbrush- For toddlers tooth enamel and tender gums
Some grooming kits contain some medical accessories such as a digital thermometer with case, aspirator, and a medicine spoon.
It warms my heart to see babies in their pretty little outfits. Here is where all the cuteness exists, no joke about it. It is the joy of parents to dress up their babies in different clothes and taking pictures of them. It is therefore important to ensure that babies are comfortable in what they are wearing.
There is certain material that may be ‘scratchy’ or ‘itchy’ for some babies and wearing these clothes can make them very uncomfortable and miserable. The size of the baby’s clothes is also important based on the age of the baby, and sometimes the weight and length of the babies.
Too Much of the Same Size Clothes
Some babies grow very fast, and for example a baby maybe six months old, however, six months’ clothes may not fit. In this case, a size such as twelve months’ clothes may fit. Babies’ only way of communicating to us is by crying; indicating to us that something is wrong.
It is very important to note that babies are growing and therefore, it is not wise to buy too many baby clothes that are of the same size. Unless you’re planning to have another bundle of joy or there is some family member or friend to give them to.
Choosing the clothes that your baby must wear will depend on the existing weather conditions as well. During the summer, loose clothes can be worn as it is warm; however, a check of the temperature for that day will determine whether to put on a little warmer clothes, in case it is a little chilly. In the winter times, parents must dress their babies in warm clothes, to avoid the weather outside and preventing your little ones from catching a cold. Your baby should be dressed according to the temperature at home.
Diapers and Wipes
Babies’ attire also includes diapers and wipes. If babies are not wearing diapers, then we have a messy situation on our hands. There are many brands of diapers around, but the ones I love the most are the Pampers and Huggies brands. The same thing goes for the wipes. The brands are had been around for a long time, and they are the ones that I have used and have confidence The Pampers and Huggies brands provide the protection that your bundle of joy deserves.
Footwear for Baby
Depending on the age of your baby, it will determine the choice of footwear. For newborns, they may wear socks as they are too young to stand or walk. As babies get a little older, they start to wear soft little shoes, gradually moving on to bigger shoes depending on the size of their feet and age. For toddlers. It is best to get non-slip shoes, to avoid them from falling unnecessarily. You can let your babies sometimes wear slippers as it is more comfortable and not too enclosed as the shoes.
Weather condition is important when choosing footwear for your baby. Baby slippers can’t be worn in the Winter; however, they can be worn in the Summer.
All Set for Baby Care?
Yes, you are. Finally, you have the baby care items list, you are in a better position to take good care of your precious little ones.