Feeding and Clothing Tips for Newborns

Being a new parent is a joyful and beautiful thing that every parent should cherish. Although we wish it could be easy taking care of a newborn, the reality is somewhat different. The truth is you need to be very careful when feeding your baby and make sure that the clothes they wear are free of bacteria and germs, to avoid spreading an allergy or infection. Here are some smart ways to ensure that your baby is healthy at all times.

Breast feeding

Breast feeding is the most effective way to make sure that the baby is receiving all the good nutrients and minerals that your baby needs. However, not many new mothers have the time to breastfeed (although you should always find time for it) because they start working earlier and some mothers are experiencing pain when trying to breastfeed for long periods of time. The best measure that you can take in this case is to opt for a breast pump. This useful device can make your life easier. Consider choosing an electric model that can pump milk from both breasts in the same time. This device will also mimic the sucking action of the newborn.

Bottle-feeding

You can start bottle-feeding your baby when he is 4 months old or older. If you are using a bottle to feed your baby, you need to make sure that the bottle is free of impurities and germs. Washing it with liquid detergent and air drying is not enough in most cases. You will want to use your dishwasher as a better alternative to clean the bottles. Most of the dishwasher models available on the market include sanitizing features that clean your dishes by warming the water at high temperatures, ensuring that your dishes are not only clean but also sanitized.

Choosing the right clothes

In order to make sure that your baby feels comfortable both during the day and night, it’s advisable to choose clothes that are well-designed and made of breathable materials, such as cotton and linen. Linen is the best solution because it will keep your baby warm during the cold months and cool during the hot days of summer.

Baby laundry advice

You should pay more attention when washing the clothes because the detergents used at washing fabrics can cause irritants to your baby’s skin. Choose products that are specially designed for washing baby clothes or you can use a top-rated clothes steamer, to avoid washing the fabric every day.

A top-rated clothes steamer will deliver powerful steam for removing wrinkles from clothes, and in doing so, it will also sanitize the fabrics. By using a clothes steamer you will also minimize the risk of allergies.