With their pretty smiles, cute noises they make and fresh skin, thereís nothing in the world as precious as babies. And while itís completely normal for every parent to think their baby is the most adorable of all the babies, the truth is Ė they are all adorable. And their adorable look is pretty much the only low maintenance thing about them, as quite a few parents would tell you.
Youíll still need to take care of your baby though. The tiny human beings also need their nails clipped, their hair combed, their noses cleaned, just as we adults do. Since babies are fragile, you canít really use the adult version of products on your babies. For babies, everything needs to be smaller, softer, and sometimes a bit more clever.
If your baby doesn't come into the world with a lot of hair, donít worry- sheíll be getting some really soon, and youíll have to be ready for it. Baby combs and brushes are not exactly the same one you use every day Ė the bristle of the brush needs to be very soft, and itís a good idea to have a wide-tooth comb as well.
Itís really important to keep your babyís fingernails and toenails trimmed because babies can easily scratch themselves with them if you donít clip them regularly. Youíll need baby nail clippers to do that. Baby nail clippers have a smaller clipping area, because the babyís nails are smaller than yours, and full-sized handles because you are the one who will be doing the clipping. Some of them come with a special finger guard thatís not usually seen on adult nail clippers, and are a welcome safety feature.
Unlike yourself, your baby doesn't know when itís time to blow or wipe his tiny nose. In fact, your baby probably wouldn't know how to blow his nose even if you showed him Ė although he will learn to do it in time. But for the time being, a nasal aspirator is a simple care product that is used to suck the mucus out of the babyís nose.
Babies, just like adults, can get a cold, or flu, and they can have a fever. To make sure your baby is crying because of the fever and not because she really wants to eat even you already fed her, you can try measuring her temperature with a thermometer. Itís a good idea to have separate thermometers for the adults in the household and the baby. Also, as your baby might be more comfortable with one temperature measuring way than the others, you can play it safe and get a thermometer that can measure temperature from the ear, under the armpit and rectally.
And if your baby indeed has the flu or the cold, and needs to take medications to get well, having a clever way of dispensing the medication may be useful. If your baby is of the age when he wants a pacifier, you can always get a pacifier medicine dispenser Ė your baby will be doing what he likes the most and take medicine in the same time.