Hygiene plays a crucial component of a baby's overall care. Practicing a good hygiene is extremely important to keep your baby happy and healthy all the time.

Eight essential hygiene rules for your baby. Here are eight simple good hygiene practices to adopt when you have a baby.

  • Washing your hands with a good antibacterial soap is essential for removing harmful bacteria and germs that cause colds, flu, diarrhea and other infections. Be sure to dry your hands properly and wash your hand towels regularly. It's especially important to wash your hands before feeding your baby, after handling raw food, after changing a nappy or going to the toilet yourself, after touching pets, after touching anything dirty such as dirty nappies, rubbish or food waste.
  • You don't need to clean the house every day from top to bottom with disinfectant, you just need to pay particular attention to the surfaces that are most likely to harbour germs and bacteria. Focus on the areas that have a lot of contact with food, bodies and hands, such as bathrooms, kitchen benches, tables, crockery, cutlery and glassware. You need to be cleaning these properly. Use hot water with detergent for crockery, cutlery and glasses, while kitchens and bathrooms will need a thorough clean with a good disinfectant. Pay particular attention to taps, toilet seats, benches and door handles. Dry surfaces as well if they are not in a well-ventilated area with natural light.
  • Babies love to put things into their mouths, and toys are often the closest thing to hand. Be sure to regularly give your child's toys a clean with a good disinfectant. Wipe hard plastic toys down and make sure you rinse them thoroughly or put plush toys through the washing machine.
  • A good bath is essential for keeping your baby clean and tidy, but you need to make sure you are not over-washing as this is damaging to your baby's sensitive skin. In the first year of your baby's life a full bath is necessary only two or three times a week. Check out our step-by-step guide to bathing your baby.
  • These are three areas that need some special attention. Always keep your baby's nails well-trimmed so that they can't scratch themselves — the best time to trim them is when your baby is asleep. Be sure to use baby-sized nail clippers and not to cut the nails too short as these will hurt your baby.
  • Only wash the outside of your baby's ears, never the inside, and never insert cotton wool buds into your baby's ears. If your baby is unhappy and touching their ears repeatedly, this could be a sign of infection — be sure to get this looked at by a medical professional.
  • Clean any dried mucous from your baby's nose, as this can cause difficulty breathing. Use a damp wash cloth to gently remove the dried mucous. A nasal syringe may be needed to help remove excess mucous, but consult your baby's health practitioner before using one of these.
  • Be sure to keep your baby's eyes clear of any dried mucous. Use damp cotton wool to gently clean their eyes and seek medical attention if you notice your baby's eyes are irritated.

Unlike other swings or bouncers, the 4moms mamaRoo4 infant seat replicates the natural motions parents use to comfort their babies. In the package, you’ll get the mamaRoo4 seat itself, an AC adapter to plug into the wall, and a removable toy mobile with three plush toys—a crinkle, a rattle, and a mirror. Let’s get into […]

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Teething is a really hard thing for both babies and parents! We’ve got a bunch of tips to ease your baby’s pain and bring parents peace of mind. We’ve got 6 principles to keep in mind once you hit the teething phase: Keep things cold! Give your baby something cold to chew on like chilled […]

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Saranoni is one of our favorite brands here at the Baby Cubby. Check out the video below to see why! Saranoni blankets are made by a local, family-owned company. They select the highest quality yarn, knit all of their own fabric, and cut and sew each blanket by hand. When you buy a Saranoni blanket, […]

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I never imagined myself becoming so particular about something like a blanket, but here we are. I am currently snuggled up in my Christmas present to myself: a Camel XL Lush Throw Blanket from Saranoni. Worth. Every. Penny. I would be happy with a Saranoni in every size and color. The quality and luxury is […]

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Take a peek at how easy it is to install the Britax One4Life! With Clicktight technology, you can install it and buckle your child in mere minutes! Although you can install with the LATCH connectors, using the vehicle seatbelt is just so dang easy. Just start off by adjusting the 9-position quick push recline to […]

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Boon is a company that creates innovative and practical baby products to make your life as a parent easier. The brand began with the Frog Pod bath toy scoop, a fun and easy organizer for bath toys that was created by one mom to help deal with her toddler’s messy bathtub. Boon believes that well-designed […]

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The brand Re-Play was founded on the belief that mealtime is family time, so they make kids’ mealtime products! There is a wide range of options, including divided plates, flat plates, bowls, utensils, snack sets, and cups. You can get no-spill cups with spouts, lids with a straw, or regular drinking cups. Whatever you and […]

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Slumberkins is a children’s educational brand on a mission to promote early emotional learning. We love their board book bundles! On the surface, these products may appear to be just books and stuffed animals, but they’re so much more! The Slumberkins company was started by two mothers with backgrounds in family therapy and early education. […]

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The UPPAbaby MINU is perfect for on-the-go parents. Let’s get into the amazing features of this travel stroller! We carry it in two different colors: Jake, which is all black, and Jordan, which is grey fabric with a silver frame. That’s the one we’re showing in the video below! It has a full-grain leather handlebar to […]

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Jellycat toys are the perfect addition to any nursery or play room. These ultra soft, snuggly plush toys suit any child, regardless of age! The Jellycat brand was started in London in 1999, and they make plush animals and other characters out of really soft, luxurious materials. The name “Jellycat” was thought of by a […]

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This travel stroller is an updated version of the TAVO and can be used from birth to 50 pounds. Let’s go over its features! The Nuna TAVO Next has a luxe leatherette, height-adjustable handlebar to suit any parent, and a glossy black frame. Its oversized extendable canopy provides both extreme coverage and multiple ventilation windows […]

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Love Clek but can’t choose between the Liing or the Liingo for your infant? We have a breakdown of each to help you make your decision! Let’s get started with what they have in common: Both car seats weigh 9 lbs (when you remove the detachable LATCH bin on the Liingo, which we’ll talk about […]

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The Clek Liingo infant car seat has a lifespan of 9 years and can seat children between 4-35 pounds. Let’s get started with some features! Depending on the color you choose, the seat fabric will be either jersey knit, merino wool, or their Tailored C-Zero Plus. All of these options are naturally flame-retardant materials. This […]

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We love us a Jamie Kay launch! Here’s what you have to look forward to: stunning pastels, irresistible textures, and hints of springtime. Tops & Sets These days it’s all about comfort for the whole family! How adorable is this Tiny Dot Pajama Set? That color makes my neutral-loving heart happy! This dainty Primrose Floral […]

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The Nuna MIXX Next is a multi-mode stroller, an updated version of the original MIXX. It can be used from birth to 50 pounds, so let’s get started! Included in the package, you’ll receive the dark matte stroller frame, the seat, and a ring adapter for Nuna infant car seats. It comes in 4 different […]

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It happened slowly but also all at once. One day I was a working full time, taking weekend vacations, enjoying an adventurous life with my husband, and making my own schedule. I ate wherever and whenever I wanted — and didn’t have to share! And I showered. Every. Single. Day. Then, all of a sudden, […]

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We took a walk along the river with the Nuna MIXX Next single stroller and guess what? We think it’s a winner. Fair warning: I don’t think there is a single stroller on the market that can calm a squirmy, independent toddler entirely, but the MIXX Next did a pretty good job. Here’s a few […]

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Everyone loves a good deal, that’s for sure! And if you’re like me, you tend to do a lot of research before you jump into any purchases, especially when it comes to the safety of your little ones! Well look no further– The Baby Cubby has done all the hard work for you, and we […]

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The Clek Liing is designed with best-in-class safety features, so combined with easy installation processes and an industry-leading expiration of 9 years, it’s a winner! Depending on the color you choose, the Liing’s seat fabric will be either jersey knit, merino wool, or their Tailored C-Zero Plus. All of these options contain naturally flame-retardant materials. […]

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Wooden toys are gaining more and more popularity as parents seek out more open-ended options for their children. Often times, quality wooden toys come with a hefty price tag. PlanToys offers sustainable, developmentally stimulating wooden playthings for your kiddos that are both high-quality and affordable. They also believe in paying attention to their environmental impact […]

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The Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 is a first-class ride for your little one. Its multiple installation modes make it easy to adjust as your child grows! This car seat has some really amazing features that make it a cut above the first. To start, the moisture-wicking fabrics and plush padding ensure that your child will be […]

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This winter break has brought a lot of downtime, movies, and sweets for us — all things that make for two wonderful weeks of family time! We laughed, the kids fought, we played games and consumed so many yummy goodies. But with all those great things has come the news that two of our grandmas […]

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The Chicco Keyfit 30 is extremely user friendly, safe for your baby, and lightweight. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of it! To start off, Chicco knows that car seats can be confusing, so they designed each functioning piece with orange accents. This includes the carry handle adjustment buttons, the recline buttons, the harness adjuster, […]

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Maileg, pronounced “my lie”, is a Danish brand that is committed to creating adorable, quality toys. It’s impossible not to fall in love with everything from Maileg! Very few toys have quite as much whimsical appeal as Maileg. From ballerinas, superheroes, even twins and triplets, each little character is created with its own unique personality. […]

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Take a peek at the Cybex Gazelle S in action! This single-to-double stroller has some amazing, innovative design. What makes it so cool is that the frame itself has three seat height options for the upper seat. All you have to do is push a button and slide the adapters up or down! The Gazelle […]

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Because Britax uses the same safety technology as their convertible car seats, you can rest assured with your little one in the B-Safe Ultra! In terms of aesthetic features, the B-Free has high quality fabrics and padding that resist stains, moisture and odor. It has a removable infant pillow, an extra large canopy, and a […]

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There really are two ways of looking at January: as a fresh start to a new year, a new beginning, a new outlook and perspective, or as a big, fat, 31-day-long Monday!  For me, I really try to keep a positive attitude and outlook on the new year. I reflect on my previous year and find […]

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We’ve done it! Woot woot! The new year is here! I think we might all be breathing a very large collective sigh of relief. It’s probably safe to say we’re all looking forward to the many things 2021 will bring. As we’ve all learned over the past year, nothing is impossible. We found ourselves in […]

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Take a look at the Britax Advocate convertible car seat in action! It’s incredibly easy to install and buckle your child in. The main thing that sets the Advocate apart from its sister car sear (the Boulevard) is that it’s got slightly beefier Side Impact Protection—three layers instead of just two. Your child’s safety is […]

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Whether you’re feeding a newborn or just introducing solids to your babe, these feeding favorites will get you through all stages! Good feeding essentials can make all the difference at meal and snack time. Comotomo bottles were my saving grace when I went back to work! They were the only bottle I could get my […]

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Y'all. I read 77 books this year (follow me on Goodreads here)!! My goal was 75 and with 2020 being the year of the pandemic, I was able to make it happen. I listened to many of them and also bought SO. MANY. BOOKS. that I have random stacks throughout my house. Below you'll find my favorites by category...

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This list includes favorite things from this year (excluding books because they needed their own post)! 

 Favorite TV Shows: Ted Lasso, Bridgerton (Shonda Rhimes does it again), The Queen's Gambit, Schitt's Creek

Favorite Movie: Y'all, I can only recall watching two movies this year. I did really love the ones I watched: Happiest Season and Little Women.

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I’ve always thought it a rather fun thing to have favorites–favorite colors, favorite foods, I even have favorite numbers. Our favorite songs have a way of speaking to our hearts, and of course, we all have our favorite people we want to watch our favorite movies with. One of my favorite things are water bottles. […]

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Take a peek at the UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 in action! Compact without compromise and stylish in the way we expect from this brand, the CRUZ V2 is perfect for parents in the market for a single stroller. The CRUZ has just about every feature you could ask for in a single stroller. First off, it […]

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The Boulevard ClickTight is a car seat dream come true! If you’re in the market for a convertible car seat to grow with your child, keep it on your radar. To start, the Boulevard has all the best safety features. The frame itself is steel-reinforced, and the base has what Britax calls SafeCell technology. The […]

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Shopping for car seats is a daunting process that takes up time and a lot of energy. So why not find one seat that will last so you only have to do it once? The Magellan XP is built to grow with your child! The Maxi Cosi Magellan XP can be used from birth to […]

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When it comes to babies, I consider myself rather experienced. I don’t mean that I’m an expert who knows everything there is to know, I say that because I’ve had the opportunity to bear and raise five little ones of my own. My oldest baby just entered the teenage years (heaven help us all!), and […]

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Are you in the market for a single-to-double stroller? Stuck between brands? You’re in luck because we’re comparing two stroller brands—Baby Jogger and Nuna—top to bottom to help you make your decision! To start off, it’s important to note that each of these strollers come in a package as a single stroller. If you want […]

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Are you an animal person? You’re either on one side of the fence or the other. Where do you stand when it comes to furry animals running about your house? How do you know if pets are the best thing for your family? I may not have all the answers, but I do have a […]

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The Halo Bassinest is ideal for parents with newborns! This rotating, swiveling bassinet is a genius invention that makes those first few months a breeze. This amazing product is the only bassinet that swivels 360 degrees for your convenience. While in bed, you can pull your baby closer to you, and it also rotates to […]

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Becoming a parent is life-changing.  It comes with a million decisions, a million new feelings, and a million life-altering moments that catch us off guard.   For me, it changed my whole life plan. I thought I knew exactly what my future looked like and exactly what I wanted. But the second I looked in those beautiful baby […]

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