A baby is a perfect gift from God. However, there are certain things that you need to take care of in order to keep their health and happiness happy. This guide will help you with the basics of how to take care of your baby at home.
1. Wipe the baby's bottom
When it comes to wiping your baby's bottom, you want to make sure that you use a soft, clean cloth and warm water. You also want to use a gentle soap like Babyganics Gentle Wash Rinse or Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Baby Soap in order to avoid any irritation on their skin. If you have sensitive skin, I would recommend using unscented baby wipes instead of regular ones because they have less fragrance added than the other ones do (although these types of products can still irritate some people).
2. Change your baby's diaper
The first thing you should do is change the diaper, and this can be done in two different ways: by using a clean one or by using a new one. The way that you choose to wash your baby's dirty diapers will depend on where they are located (in the nursery or at home). If they're in their crib, then use warm water and soap without any detergents like fabric softener; if they're at home, then use hot water and no soap because it could be dangerous for them if there was too much residue left behind after washing their clothes with chemicals like bleach or fabric softener (this means that these products could get into their bloodstreams through an open wound).
When changing out those dirty ones every day because of accidents during playtime outside where kids might fall down on grassy areas near lakeside walks etc., make sure that none slips inside his/her mouth while doing so! This could cause choking deaths later on down road when he/she grows up - make sure not to leave any trace whatsoever behind unless absolutely necessary due to medical reasons such as needing stitches afterwards due to cuts caused by falling off furniture while playing around outside without thinking about how dangerous those places really are versus staying inside most days instead thanks again!"
3. Take care of your own hygiene and body hygiene
Wash your hands.
Wash your face.
Wash your hair.
Brush your teeth every day and floss at least once a week (more if you can). If you don't floss, use an interdental brush and brush in between each tooth so that plaque doesn't build up on the gums, which can cause cavities or gum disease later in life!
Use mouthwash to cleanse between teeth after brushing; it's important to prevent bad breath from occurring when there's bacteria left behind after eating food or drinking liquids like soda pop or coffee beverages with sugar added into them."
4. Clean the bottles, nipples and pacifier
Clean the bottles, nipples and pacifiers after each use. This can be done by brushing off any residue left over from the previous day's feeding on the nipple or pacifier with a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you don't have an extra bottle, use one that's been used for formula or expressed breastmilk (or even just water) to rinse it out with warm soapy water before storing in its original container or another clean one (if possible).
Wash your hands immediately after each cleaning activity—and don't forget about rinsing them off again when you're finished!
If you're out and about, keep a small package of baby wipes in your bag. A quick swipe with a wipe will help clear off any residue that may have built up on the nipple or pacifier during feeding.
When you’re finished, store the bottle and nipples in an upright position so that any leftover milk can drain out. While this is not necessary for breastmilk, it's important to do so if you're feeding with formula or expressed breastmilk because these liquids will separate if left standing overnight.
If you're going to store breastmilk in the refrigerator overnight, be sure that it's first been cooled down by placing the container inside another one filled with ice water. The temperature of breastmilk should also be checked before feeding—if it’s too hot for your baby's tummy, let it sit out for a few minutes before feeding begins again.
5. Breastfeed or use formula as instructed by your doctor or a registered dietitian nutritionist who has experience with breast-feeding and infant feeding
Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least one year and up to two years or longer (depending on the mother's health).
Breast milk has unique nutritional properties that make it ideal for babies:
It contains antibodies (immune system proteins) that help protect your baby from illness. Babies who don't get enough of these antibodies may become sick more often or have trouble fighting off infections such as diarrhea, ear infections or even respiratory illnesses like pneumonia.
Breast milk also contains substances called cytokines that help regulate inflammation in the body—a problem during pregnancy because it increases blood pressure in pregnant women by helping them retain extra fluid during pregnancy.*
It also contains a special type of sugar called lactose that helps feed the beneficial bacteria in your baby's digestive tract. Babies who don't get enough of this sugar may have trouble digesting food properly, which can lead to gas, bloating and diarrhea. Lactation is also important for bonding between mother and child—especially for newborns who are unable to put their needs into words or understand language yet.
I hope that you found this article helpful in learning more about taking care of your baby, what to do and what not to do. If you found this article helpful, please share it with other parents who may be looking for some tips on how to care for their babies. Thank you!