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.

TV actress Manaka Ranaka announces the arrival of her baby boy with the cutest pic!

Manaka Ranaka gives birth to baby boy

Manaka Ranaka shared the cutest pic of her son!

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Manaka Ranaka gives birth to baby boy

Manaka Ranaka shared the cutest pic of her son!

The post TV actress Manaka Ranaka announces the arrival of her baby boy with the cutest pic! appeared first on Living and Loving written by Karabo Mokoena .

Manaka Ranaka gives birth to baby boy

At age 41, Generations The Legacy actress Manaka Ranaka has given birth to her son. News of her pregnancy was made public in an interview she had in October with Daily Sun. She later hinted again about being pregnant on Instagram.

Her Instagram announcement showed a picture of her son sharing an introductory fist bump to the world. The picture is captioned “So good to finally be here. Now, where should I put my bags?”

Manaka received a lot of love from her industry friends, including co-stars Vuyo Dabula and Refilwe Madumo.

Manaka’s baby boy comes months after her 20-year-old daughter Katlego gave birth to her first grandson, Mpho. The ‘GSon’ she calls him.

Manaka seems to be enjoying motherhood, but it has not always been easy. She recently made news after sharing that she was influenced to abort her eldest daughter Katlego after starting a new acting job. Celebrating her daughter’s birthday, Manaka said “I remember when women I worked for told me to abort you.”

20 years later, Manaka has not looked back and has even been blessed with a new addition to the family.

 

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