Sanitation is a big factor in everything we do or make. It greatly affects our life, heath, and environment. Plus, due to some circumstances in this hectic world we are in, we forget the essence of cleanliness and neglect the importance of health.
This issue will get deeper and more crucial when a baby is involved. They have the most delicate bodies that make them more prone to infection, bacteria and virus-transmitted diseases. They need certain types of immunization to guard their bodies from these harmful substances and organisms and to boost up their systems. However, these immunization processes will only make their systems strong but it doesn't give an assurance that bacteria can't penetrate their way in. You can't depend only on this. Sanitation plays a big role in you baby's health foundation. You have to make sure that everything he or she eats is safe. Everything they drink is clean. Everywhere they go is sanitary and unpolluted and everybody around them is healthy.
Have you checked your baby's sanitation lately? Have you looked into his or her stuff to check if everything is speckless? As a parent, missing out on your baby's health and hygiene is a big no-no! Even the tiniest traces of stain or grease in your baby's needs, most especially in his or her feeding supplies, would etch a great effect on his/her health in the future.
By the moment they drink their water or milk from that dirty unwashed bottle, their tummies would grumble and bacteria would start spreading inside your baby's system. Let's put it this way, after your long day of work and long hour drive to go home, you attend to your personal needs. A nice hot bath is in mind or a relaxing nap on the couch with the remote control in your hand, and then what? Leave your baby drink water from his greasy bottle?
Feeding supplies and other accessories need special cleaning treatment. It is very impractical to buy stocks of bottles and pacifiers just because you are tired or "incapable (as what busy parents would quote)" of washing and attending to the baby's sanitation. Some parents would show off that they wash the baby bottles but it's not even spotless, not even thoroughly done. If you really want to make sure that your baby is safe, you can ask your pediatricians for proper cleaning tips or read some books about it. Some would even prefer to sit back and let "mommy" solve the problem. But hey, you don't need to resort to those mentioned above because here are some simple but important tips for you.
First and foremost, you have to have those long brushes that can reach the bottom of your baby bottle for easy and thorough cleaning. Make sure the brushes are of good quality that the bristles won't fall off inside the bottle. If you have it already, put a little amount of liquid soap and scrape off those hardened powdered milk on the sides. Wash it three to five times tops just to make sure that there is no trace of soap in the bottle. Afterwards, you can put these bottles in a covered basin with hot water for sterilization purposes. You really don't need to buy those electrical appliances that would sterilize for you. Ensure the caps are properly cleaned too.
Second in the list are your pacifiers. The pacifier needs the most sterilization because they put this in their mouths and out, then in again. This may be a source of bacteria so it's better to make sure that they are germ-free. Soak them always in hot water for an hour or two after using. Place them in a proper and safe storage that may be not in reach of insects or dirt. Do the same procedure for their teethers.
Third, are your droppers. When giving liquids, droppers are used and they should also be spic and span. Wash the liquid off that sticks to the dropper, then sterilize in hot water.
But make sure you wash you hands prior to cleaning your baby's feeding supplies and accessories. Wash your hands with soap two to three times before touching any baby supply and before cleaning them. So now, you can put a check mark beside BABY HYGIENE in our daily task list. Enjoy!