Bringing your baby home

Your Guide to giving your baby a healthy start. Follow these simple hygiene tips from Dettol

baby hygiene tips

Bringing your baby home is an extremely exciting feeling. It’s also the time, when as parents, you tend to get a little nervous thinking of the tremendous responsibility.

Being new to the world, your baby’s immune system is still getting developed. Until they begin with their immunizations, they would need all the help they can get to fend off illness and germs. These below mentioned hygiene tips will help them in getting the healthy start they need.

Wash your hands

Germs roam around your house on your hands. It sounds terrifying, but washing your hands with soap and water is one of the easiest ways to stop the spread of bacteria and germs. A liquid hand wash ensures that the germs are not spread. Dettol Original Liquid Handwash protects you from 100 illness causing germs.

You should wash your hands:

  • Before breastfeeding or preparing formula milk
  • Before and after preparing food
  • After going to the toilet or changing a nappy
  • After cleaning or touching something filthy (feces, vomit, saliva, urine)
  • Whenever you feel your hands are dirty

In case you don’t have access to water, use Dettol Wipes to disinfect your hands

Clean surfaces before and after use

As a new mum, you’ll always have your hands full, but by establishing a foolproof hygiene routine at home you can safeguard the whole family from harmful germs. Surfaces that you come in contact with on a regular basis should be cleaned and disinfected. These include:

  • Kitchen surfaces before and after you prepare food
  • Baby changing mats and nappy bins
  • Door handles
  • Toilet seats, flushes and taps
  • Light switches and bin lids

Once your baby starts utilizing a high chair, it’s imperative that you keep it hygienically clean. Dettol Hygiene Liquid will get rid of 99.9% of germs that are present.

Prevent infection from visitors

You can bet money on the fact that the moment you reach home, friends and family will be queuing up to say hello to the newest member of the family. Don’t be hesitant to ask them to wash their hands before and after they touch your baby. Also, ask people who are ill to postpone their visit to meet your baby until they are better.

Immunizations for your baby

Immunizations – or vaccinations – are a fast, safe and extremely effective method to protect your loved ones from infectious diseases, such as tetanus, diphtheria, polio and whooping cough. Once vaccinated, your baby’s small body will be able to fight diseases in a more efficient manner.

The advised age to start vaccinations for your child is two months. Get in touch with your doctor to plan your vaccination schedule, so that your baby gets the right vaccinations at the perfect time.