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.

2020 Favorite Things List

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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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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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.

Favorite Albums: Folklore + Evermore by Taylor Swift, The Third Gleam by The Avett Brothers, Gaslighter by The Chicks 

Favorite Jeans: Madewell Curvy High Rise Skinny JeansThese jeans are so stinkin' comfortable. They are stretchy so size down. I normally wear a 28 and need a 26 in these. The Sussex wash is my favorite. Don't forget to bring in a pair of old jeans to be recycled and get $20 off. 

Favorite Leggings: Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket in Powervita2020 taught me that leggings need to have pockets and these deliver. Super soft and comfy. And don't forget that Athleta and LuluLemon have awesome return policies. If you buy something and aren't 100% satisfied, you can return it even after wearing it. 

Favorite Tops: This short sleeve shirt in light heather grey (I own three because I wear them so much), this chambray relaxed button down, and this Madewell sweater in Golden Spinach. 

Favorite Shoes: These Birkenstocks in Taupe Suede and these Madewell Lucie shoes in English Saddle. 

Favorite Makeup: Beautycounter Dew Skin SPF Moisturizer (A lighter dewy coverage, but seriously my favorite and it feels so good on your skin. I wear shade #2 Light), Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Umber, and Skintwin Creamy Concealer (New BC concealer and I love it so. I wear Fair 2). See other makeup favorites in this blog post. 

Favorite Jewelry: These Christie Studs in platinum and these Brave Earrings by Lettie and Row. Sabrina created the Brave Earrings just for Some Call Me Crunchy and they are so beautiful. I rotate the Christie Studs and Brave Earrings and that's basically the only jewelry I wear these days. 

Favorite Newsletters: The Swipe Up by Erin Moon and The Lazy Letter by The Lazy Genius. These were also my favorites from last year. I don't read a ton of newsletters from top to bottom, but these are the exception. 

Favorite Planner: Bullet Journaling for life. I love it because I can it make it what I want. See a quick start guide for bullet journalling here. I like to use this notebook. 

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Your turn! Have you tried any of these favorite things? What are some of your favorites from 2020?

 

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