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Babies and bacteria!

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During the first 4 months of life, the baby's body has not yet "built" its immune system. It is therefore particularly vulnerable to viruses and germs. So it's your job to protect it from germs!

Be careful not to overdo it with detergents, as their fumes are particularly harmful to the baby's body. Moisten, for example, the floor of the house with a solution of chlorine and water in a ratio of 1 to 4. Thus, you can rest assured that chlorine is effective and kills germs without being dangerous. You can use this solution on other surfaces that the baby comes in contact with. Of course at the time of disinfection you need to open a window to ventilate the house and also do not mop the baby's room while he is inside.

 

House cleaning

  • For more cleanliness and a healthy environment, it is advisable to disinfect the areas of the house at regular intervals, in order to ensure the good health of everyone in the family.
  • Disinfect all kitchen areas with special antiseptic detergents or a little alcohol, any bathroom surface as well as the telephone set, knobs and handles, flower pots, floors and mops.
  • Understand that in a closed space, viruses and germs "thrive" as they float in the atmosphere. That's why you ventilate your home for at least 1 to 2 hours a day, especially in places where the child frequents, when he is absent, so that he does not get cold from the air currents.
  • Towels and sponges make it easier for germs and viruses to survive due to moisture, so various germs are transmitted from one family member to another. So make sure everyone has their own towel, bathrobe and sponge.

 

In case of swimming lessons

In a swimming pool, germs not only lurk in the pool but also in the locker room and toilets. So before you decide to enroll your child in a swimming pool, check its premises and make sure that all hygiene rules are followed. Emphasize also to the child not to walk barefoot and not to borrow or borrow towels and bathrobes. As for the toilets, explain to him that it is very important to wash and wipe his hands before but especially after visiting the toilet.

 

Useful hints

  • Baby clothes should be washed separately from your own and using special baby detergents. Classic detergents contain chemicals that can cause baby eczema or other problems with the baby's sensitive skin.
  • Good ironing is essential for all baby clothes, as well as his sheets, towels and bib. You even have to iron them on both the outside and the inside.
  • Make sure you thoroughly clean your baby's stroller, relaxer, bathroom and bed.
  • There should be no dust at all where you store your baby's personal items, such as diapers.
  • Don't forget to always sterilize baby pacifiers.
  • If you have a pet, do not let it climb on the beds or sofas where you are breastfeeding, changing or feeding the baby.
  • Always wash your hands before feeding your baby. Do not forget that our hands are a breeding ground for all kinds of germs, which are transferred to the baby's milk.
  • When you are away from home, always have antiseptic wipes with you.
  • Baby toys should be washed every now and then in the washing machine or in a large basin. Plastic toys can be washed with warm soapy water.
  • Germs "nest" very easily in the fur of stuffed animals, with which young children play. In addition, they collect dust and parasites that can trigger an asthma attack or eczema in children. So it's a good idea to wash these fluffy animals once a week. In addition, when they are not used by children, you must dust them, ventilate them and take them out in the sun.

 

Top Tip

It is very important to sterilize baby bottles and nipples intended for feeding your baby before use, as there is a risk of infections, especially gastroenteritis. The bottles must be washed with the special brush and rinsed well. Nipples should be thoroughly rinsed with running water, after first bringing out the inside to ensure that there are no traces of milk. After washing, nipples and baby bottles should be sterilized.

 

See also

Germs - Our enemies or allies ?

 

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