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.

At Baby Cubby, we have certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians who will help you install your car seat properly. In the United States, an estimated 59% of car seats and 20% of booster seats are installed or used improperly, so we want to help prevent that! If you have any questions or doubts about […]

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Boon has mastered the art of fun and safety for kiddos during bath time. The biggest thing to keep in mind in terms of bath toys is the potential for mold and mildew build up, especially in places you can’t see. Just think of a Rubber Duck—when is the last time you cleaned out the […]

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When I was a first-time mama, I became swept up in all the tiny and cute goodies for baby, and totally neglected products for myself that would’ve been real lifesavers! Trust me, it is so worth investing in products that make pregnancy and postpartum a little easier on you. Belly Bandit offers a wide array […]

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There are few things in life that you can never have enough of; one of them is bowls, the other socks, and lastly stuffed animals! You won’t be disappointed with Cuddle and Kind. They are a unique company with a passion for creating beautiful hand-crafted dolls. But it gets better, with each purchase, Cuddle and […]

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As the seasons change, and school starts, it’s the perfect time to go through your kids clothes. Filter out things that are too small, or unwanted, bring out the hand-me-downs, and, of course, shop for all the new clothes.  It can seem pretty overwhelming, especially with several kids and bins of hand-me-downs. I have a few […]

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Whether you’re pregnant and having severe back pain or in the postpartum phase and dealing with the healing process of childbirth, Belly Bandit products can help to ease any pains you’re feeling! During pregnancy, a lot of women find it helpful to have some extra support in carrying their baby. The Upsie Belly Support Band […]

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Between the start of school and the cooling weather, fall starts trickling in. I usually try to hang onto summer as long as possible, not ready for the gloomy winter to settle in. However, at the same time, I’m anxious for all the fun fall has to offer. By Labor Day, I’m usually ready to dive […]

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It’s twin time! If you didn’t believe us before, take a peek now at how amazing this convertible single-to-double stroller is for growing families! We’ve given an overview of the Bugaboo Donkey 3. We’ve shown you how to switch between the various modes. Now see this amazing stroller in action! Jackie took her twins around […]

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Sick of the hassle of trying to get your kid in and out of their car seat? This Cybex option goes above and beyond the simple buckle clips that other car seat options have to hold the harness out of the way. So many of our Cubby Moms are already raving about this car seat, […]

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Bugaboo makes an innovation their priority, and this portable crib is not an exception. Straight out of its carrying bag, the Bugaboo Stardust requires no additional assembly. It unfolds in one second and re-folds in three! They’ve implemented aerospace technology, so your baby is sure to be comfortable whether playing or sleeping. The high-quality fabrics […]

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I love watching my kids eat! I love watching their chubby hands stuffing food into their mouth. I love their full cheeks.  I love watching them try new tastes. I love it all!  One thing I hate though is spoon feeding my kids. Like any parent, we started out spoon feeding oatmeal or pureed foods, and that […]

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We’ve already shared an overview of what makes the Donkey 3 so great, but now we’re showing you firsthand how versatile it is. Take a look at each of its three modes! The basic package comes in Mono mode—one seat frame with fabric for both the bassinet and the basic seat for toddlers, and a […]

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Everyone loves a reason to celebrate, use these fun days to make these last long days of September special. September 5: Be Late for Something Day I don’t know about you, but I certainly love the sounds of this- finally a day I have a legit excuse for being late! Take time to stop and […]

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Happy Tuesday!  It is raining and cloudy here in North Carolina. Besides going to the gym this morning, I haven’t left house and have been enjoying a fall seasonal diffuser blend while reading Sarah J. Maas' newest book.  Lots of people ask me what kinds of oils I use in my diffuser and these are some blends that I use during the fall...

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