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A Guide to Keeping Your Baby Clean All Day

Published on 10th February 2020 by Tessa Robinson

It is common knowledge that babies are messy, and as they get older and start crawling and solid foods are introduced, it only gets worse. Trying to keep your baby clean all day can be a challenge, but it is possible. So, if you are after tips and tricks for keeping your baby clean, then you are in the right place! We have 3 different ways that you can ensure you have a clean baby at every point during the day.

1. Bibs are your saviour

· Neckerchief dribble bibs

At around three months old, your baby will start to dribble and drool, and there are a number of reasons why this happens. One reason is that baby drool aids as a cooling relief for their gums as they start to teethe. Another reason why, however, is due to the preparation for the solid foods that they will be consuming in a few short months. Their salivary glands are being put to work, but unfortunately, they are not capable of moving the saliva to the back of their mouth just yet. As a result, the adorable clothes that you dressed your baby in will quickly find themselves soaked through because of how much dribble your baby produces. However, with a neckerchief dribble bib, you can mop up the dribble in an instant. The neckerchief bibs will look stylish on your baby, and you won’t have to rummage around for a muslin cloth when you are out and  about, either.

· Food bibs

When your baby reaches around six months, you can start them on baby-led weaning. Look out for signs that they are able to sit up and hold their head steady and co-ordinate their eyes, hands and mouth (this shows they are able to pick up food and put it in their mouth without assistance). When you start introducing solid foods to your baby’s diet, the chances are that things are about to get messy. As your baby discovers the skill to feed themselves, the food will undoubtedly end up in their hair, in their eyebrows, and nose, as well as on their clothes, and could leave you wondering if they actually consumed any food. While you won’t be able to prevent them from squishing banana into their hair, you can save yourself from cleaning them from below the neck with a food bib that will catch any food and prevent it
from landing on their clean clothes.

2. Always have a packet of wet wipes to hand

This one might seem obvious, but always make sure that you have a packet of wet wipes handy, especially if you are out and about. They are the perfect solution for wiping your baby’s hands or face after their messy encounter. They will not only make your baby appear spic and span, but they will also keep the germs away, and so your baby will be healthy.

3. Antiseptic lotions

The moment your baby starts crawling, they will be exposed to all sorts, especially as they are crawling on the floor. You can ensure that they are clean by keeping a tidy home, but you are not always going to be in your own home. Therefore, after your baby has finished crawling, make sure to apply antiseptic lotion and wipe their hands to ensure that the germs are kept at bay.

Category: Parents

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