Being a parent carries many responsibilities such as education, bringing up, feeding and caring for the children. However, one of the most important things in life is health and we must always be aware of that. To be frank, worrying about creating a safe and healthy environment for your child is one of the most stressful things in the world, especially once your kid is still a baby. That’s a very critical time as your baby cannot express its complaints and desires in any other way than crying, which doesn’t really narrow down the options, so all that’s left for you to do is guess and we all know how stressful that can be. In that respect, let’s check out some of the things you definitely shouldn’t forget when it comes to your baby’s healthy environment.
When it comes to your child’s health, one of the key health ingredients is a good night sleep. You need to make sure your baby has a rhythm when it comes to discipline. Your baby should sleep 8-10 hours per night depending on its age in order to be able to grow and develop properly. You should also try and get the most comfortable crib or bed you can for the sake of your child’s comfort.
Needless to say, nutrition is also vital when it comes to the health of your baby. This is why you need to be disciplined when it comes to feeding your child. You should also pay attention to the packaging as plastic materials can be excellent hosts to all sorts of bacteria, even after you microwave them. This is why it’s best you use glass bottles and also put them in a microwave for disinfection.
You need to prepare yourself and your apartment even before the baby comes. This means getting the entire appropriate baby proofing equipment in position and ready for babies. You also might want to get a non-toxic, organic rug which will enable your toddler to crawl all over it completely carefree. You can get a natural jute rug and fit it into your home, the choices are many. You need to protect anything you don’t want your baby touching, as many of the things that are mundane to us can be very harmful to your children.
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Hygienic habits are another health issue. Implementing healthy habits is not that easy, but discipline, routine and a role-model is all it takes to get your kids in order. Regular teeth, body and hand washing and the way these body parts should be washed is something that definitely needs to be taught. Make sure to start early with your kids and not to forget to teach them where clean laundry, dishes and lunch come from every day.
If someone in your house is smoking, implement a new no-smoking rule and have them do it on the balcony or in the backyard. Whenever your friends and family decide to smoke, make them do it outside and don’t worry about a thing. After implementing this rule, you need to wash the curtains and all other potentially smoked furniture; otherwise, your house will still be reeking of smoke. Make sure to open the windows regularly in order to keep the fresh air inside. Pay attention to this especially when someone in the house is sick, that’s when you need to do it more often to protect your baby from bacteria and viruses.
There are many ways to take care of your children’s health. Ask around, get advice from parents, friends and neighbors, do your own research and ultimately, make your own decision. In the end, everything will be fine as long as you love your kids and care for them. It all may seem overwhelming at first, but eventually, you’ll learn to cope with the pressure and it will get easier.
About the author
Tracey Clayton is a mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home décor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” You can read more from Tracey here.