If you are new to motherhood, you have probably received more advice than you could ever need. However, it can be difficult to determine what advice to follow. These are a few newborn wellness trends you may consider this month.
Everyone has their favorite baby products, from strollers, baby swings or bouncers and car seats to natural diapers and body care. When it comes to the health of your newborn, consider vitamins that are specially formulated for your child, such as those in a newborn bundle. You should also choose diaper creams and lotions that are naturally derived.
Have you considered moving to glass or silicone instead of plastic bottles? Choose nipples with a more natural feel and response. Also, consider purifying the air in your home to eliminate harmful airborne particles.
Landfills are loaded with baby diapers that do not decompose, so if you are an eco-conscious mother, look for healthier, eco-friendly choices, including cloth diapers, which also tend to have fewer chemicals pressed against your baby’s sensitive skin. Reusable cloth wipes are also trending. Don’t forget natural lotions, cleansers, shampoos and diaper creams.
In addition to acquiring the best baby products, you likely want to keep your child healthy. Unfortunately, everyone loves touching and kissing babies. However, you can redirect them to the baby’s feet instead of his or her face or hands. Also, ask others to wash or sanitize their hands before touching your newborn. You can even carry hand sanitizer.
Babies are vulnerable, so encourage those who are sick, even if they just have a little sniffle, to stay home. Blame your doctor if your relatives get offended. In addition, avoid large crowds of people. Also, choose a daycare or sitter with a strict wellness policy. If you can, avoid allowing anyone who is ill to care for your child.
You can also provide your child with natural vitamins that support their immune health. Your little one may need added vitamin D, iron, zinc, B12, vitamin K omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics. Don’t forget to take multivitamins of your own, especially if you are breastfeeding. Breastfeed as long as possible, even if you are ill, because your milk provides antibodies to your baby.
Your home is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. You likely clean your home regularly, but today’s parents are choosing more natural cleaning products. Not only are they better for your pets, but they are better for your children. Remember that your baby likes to touch everything, and soon that little one will be crawling along your floor. Choose cleaning products that aren’t toxic.
You can’t eliminate all germs on every surface or in every location you visit. Therefore, at some point, your little one may contract a cold. Call your physician if anything seems off. Also, choose a baby medicine bundle that is specially formulated for your child. Follow your pediatrician’s advice about dosage and frequency. Protect other children by keeping your child at home.
As you consider today’s wellness trends, don’t forget to include vitamins for formula fed babies. Boosting their immune system is one of the best defenses against illness.