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.

Shop online or come to our American Fork store—our Cubby Moms are happy to help you find what you need for the holiday season! Looking for toys for your kiddos? For the older, imaginative kids, we love the brand Maileg. They make stuffed mice dolls in an absolutely adorable vintage style. They’re miniature and they […]

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A want, a need, a wear, a read: when I was growing up, I remember my mom repeating this list often when we talked about Christmas gifts.  Waking up on Christmas morning, we were always delighted to find something we wanted, something we needed, something to wear, and something to read! It’s a tradition and […]

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Nuna’s AACE Booster Seat grows right along with your child from preschool through grade school. Your child will enjoy wearing a seatbelt just like you do! And you’ll be happy because you know they’re safe and comfortable. To start off, I must note that each element of the AACE, fabric included, is smartly sourced to […]

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In search of a single-to-double stroller for your growing family? The Baby Jogger City Select Lux should be on your radar! The City Select Lux stroller is the new and improved version of the classic City Select. It has a 30% smaller fold and more configurations than its predecessor, because it is a single-to-double stroller. […]

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If you’re in the market for a lightweight stroller that’s also incredibly stylish, the UppaBaby Cruz V2 is for you. The ever-popular single stroller from UppaBaby has been revamped and is better than ever! The Cruz V2 folds more compactly than its predecessor and offers a roomier toddler seat, bigger storage basket, and larger wheels for […]

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One of the awesome perks of working with The Baby Cubby is that I get sneak peeks of all our newest releases! The newest pieces from Noralee are some that I can’t stop swooning over! Oh. My. Gorgeous! Between the beautiful patterns and the vintage designs, Noralee might just be the perfect addition to your […]

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When we say the Silver Cross Jet is ultra compact, we’re not lying! Take a look at this travel stroller in action. The Silver Cross Jet is a favorite of ours. It rides like a dream and folds easily, with a belly bar that doubles as a carry handle! Created with traveling in mind, the […]

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There are few things in life that bring as much joy as putting on a fresh pair of brand new socks. I know you know what I mean! It’s the best! Baby Cubby is getting new items every week, and some of the newest this week from Stance are pretty exciting. Stance is a sock […]

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Snack time! It’s arguably the best part of the day. It can snap a kid (or parent) back into a good mood, kick start a fun activity, give parents a well-earned break, or just fuel kids up so they can play on. If you’re anything like me, it is so easy to get in a snack […]

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As I’m currently writing this, I’m about eight days into my COVID quarantine. That’s right, both my husband and I have caught the “Rona”. Besides the aches, congestion, and lack of smell, it could pass as nothing more than a cold. (I do recognize what blessing it is that our symptoms are not worse and […]

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!! Right? It's still the most wonderful time even though we're in the midst of a pandemic (trying to convince myself here, friends). Despite all that is going on around us, we can make our homes warm and cozy with some of these essential oil diffuser blends. Scents have been proven to help change our moods, so I'm all about that ....

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Bugaboo is a well-known stroller company that has been creating high-quality and innovative strollers since 1999. In 2019, Bugaboo partnered with Nuna to create the Bugaboo Turtle Car Seat. Design-wise, it’s most similar to the original Nuna Pipa, rather than the Pipa Lite. After listening to consumer feedback, they have made improvements on their original […]

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Can you believe that it is already November? I have conflicting feelings about this. First: this year has flown by. Second: this has been the longest year of my life! Either way, November is here. And for me, it is a happy, warm-fuzzy time–the time we welcome the holiday season. I couldn’t be more excited […]

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Dockatot’s latest collaboration with British design house Morris & Co. is the most beautiful thing you will lay your eyes on in 2020. Their unique, ornate prints are the perfect mix of class and whimsy. They will add a dash of sophistication to your home. You don’t just have to take my word for it! […]

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This was a year for adjusting our lives. We learned how to take advantage of extra time. We made the most of unexpected circumstances. We adjusted our work schedules, our mom schedules, our fitness schedules, and so many other things. So why not tackle the biggest chore of them all? Tiding. Your. House. It’s a job […]

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If you love the PIPA Lite, then this upgrade is the one for you! First off, Nuna has absolutely maintained the PIPA Lite‘s lightweight functionality that we’re so fond of. It’s made with aerospace aluminum and Aeroflex foam, so you can carry your baby in this 5.3 lb. PIPA lite r car seat with you […]

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A few years ago, I was waiting in the audiologist’s office for my 2-year-old to get fitted with her new set of hearing aids, and I couldn’t help notice the toys she was playing with. For some reason, watching my young toddler discover and play with something new was such a comfort for me in […]

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We now present the lightest car seat on the market! When you’re a parent, you already have enough to carry around. That’s where the Nuna PIPA Lite comes in. Weighing in at only 5.3 lbs. (sans the canopy and infant insert), the Nuna PIPA Lite is about 3 lbs. lighter than the original PIPA. Despite […]

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The newly upgraded Silver Cross Wave 2021 is top of the line for single-to-double riding luxury. This travel system just got lighter and sleeker! Let’s highlight some of those amazing upgrades. First off, it’s 4.4 lb. lighter overall than previous Wave models. It’s got all new two-tone woven fabrics, tailored styling, and hand-finished elements for […]

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Rachel Nilsson, entrepreneur and mother of three, is the mastermind behind the oh-so-popular children’s clothing line, Rags to Raches. Prior to creating a successful clothing company, Rachel sewed clothing for her own children. In 2014, after a rough financial patch, she realized it was going to be tough to make ends meet and began selling […]

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Are you looking for the perfect baby carrying product? In this blog post and video, we’ll compare Sakura Bloom ring slings versus onbuhimo carriers to help you make your decision! Sakura Bloom ring slings are for the baby wearer who wants a little flair combined with comfort. They’re made of high-quality spun flax linen and […]

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With Christmas fast approaching, I am on the hunt for new, open-ended, long-lasting toys for my kids. I always try to find toys that are multifaceted and can be used in many ways of play. Plus, it is just as important that they are well made! Candylab toys tick all these boxes for me. Their wooden cars […]

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4moms made some updates to the design of the breeze plus to make things even more convenient! The days of struggling over portable crib setups are OVER. Take a gander at how easy the setup is for the 4moms breeze plus playard. Straight out of the box, there’s virtually no assembly required because of its […]

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The Veer Cruiser is the perfect piece of adventure gear—it doubles as both a wagon and a stroller for families exploring any type of terrain! Although we’ve provided other information on the Veer and its creator, we’re back to emphasize its coolness. My friend Banessa and I took her boys out in it to a […]

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When you’re trying to create a perfect family portrait, it is important that you choose the right clothing. It can be extremely stressful figuring out what you should wear, let alone coordinating the rest of your family’s wardrobe. These photos are going to hang on your walls and be cherished for years to come. Here […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: two of the greatest shopping days of the year!! And The Baby Cubby is ready to knock your socks off with deals you can’t ignore! We’re excited, and you should be too!  This year, our sales will be bigger and better than ever. We will have amazing deals on brands […]

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With the Nuna PIPA, exceptional safety and beauty come wrapped up in one! Weighing in at just under 8 lbs, the Nuna PIPA is one of the lightest in its class. This makes it super easy for you to tote baby around and take it in and out of the car. It can be installed […]

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When used the right way, TV time can be one of the most useful tools we have as parents. Unfortunately, it can also be a very slippery slope. What starts as a survival tactic for busy parents like us can turn into a daily dependence–leaving us feeling guilty and anxious. On top of that, reliance on […]

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Want to travel the world, but want to take baby along? Silver Cross’ 2019 Jet is the travel stroller for you! At just 13 lbs, the 2019 Jet is a traveling parent’s dream. It epitomizes ease and has lightweight features but doesn’t sacrifice the luxury of this esteemed British brand. With black leather handlebars and […]

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Let’s talk a little bit about decorating– something I’m far from being an expert on, though I do quite enjoy it. As busy moms everywhere know, taking care of our homes sometimes falls to the end of the list. So when it comes to cleaning, organizing, or adding those cute finishing touches, the more help […]

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Silver Cross’ ultra-compact, carry-on compatible travel stroller just got an upgrade! We got this new stroller delivered to the store and our first thought was, is it seriously possible for a stroller to fit in that tiny box?? We’re here to tell you that with the Silver Cross 2020 Jet, it is. The new fabric […]

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The UPPAbaby MINU is one of our favorite lightweight strollers! At just under 15 pounds, it’s perfect to take with you on any trip. The MINU has all the things you really need in a stroller: the extendable canopy with a peekaboo window, all-wheel suspension, a good-sized basket, and a super easy fabric recline option […]

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When to be done? I ask myself this nagging question over and over, and I am sure many face this same inner debate: is our family complete? I constantly wrestle with the idea of having another child, and it has consumed me lately. Should we have just one more? Would not trying for another make […]

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At The Baby Cubby, we love supporting other small businesses, especially those that are mama-owned! Modern Cloth Co. is the brainchild of Kina Aspinall, a busy mother to two creative little boys who love to color. She saw the opportunity to create a coloring cloth, made from a sturdy canvas material, that would keep her […]

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Fortunately, we are in an area where school is in full swing. Along with school comes the business that is soccer and football and baseball and preschool, all of which are activities my children enjoy and I enjoy supporting. Life is crazy, but given the last few months of chaos overtaking the world, I’m grateful […]

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Forget the days of clunky, shapeless portable cribs. The Nuna Sena Aire is a sleek, stylish option for your baby to sleep or play in, whether at home or on the go. Nuna has designed the Nuna Sena Aire with—you guessed it—air flow in mind. They designed it in a way to maximize the flow […]

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For parents in the market for a transitional seat for their older kids, this Britax harness-to-booster seat is the perfect addition to your gear! Aside from its purely aesthetic good looks (who can deny the convenience of those double cupholder/snack holders for your kiddo?), this Britax option is top notch in the safety arena. It […]

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Check out the first ever 360° swiveling car seat in action! The Cybex Sirona S combines innovative engineering and sleek design, making it super easy to take your baby in and out of the car. Perhaps you’ve seen our more thorough overview of this convertible car seat, but now we’re here to show it in […]

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Although similar in configuration, Silver Cross’ Coast and Wave strollers have some specific features that set them apart. Overall, these strollers have really similar configurations (plus the ability to be either a single or a double stroller) and the same weight capacity. The Coast, however, is 4 pounds lighter and 1 inch shorter than Wave, […]

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Pretty Please for the win, or at least in my house! My daughter is currently cutting six teeth all at once, so I am sure you can imagine just how fun it is to be in our house right now with a grumpy, overly tired baby. This is where the Pretty Please Duo Aspen Freezer […]

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