Green tips for babies
- Skip the talcum powder for baby! The good smell we get after powdering a baby’s skin with talcum is very cheering. But powder is the last thing you should use for your baby. It can cause pneumonia and lung inflammation when the baby inhales it. Keep baby away from talcum powders, all powders, as well as cornstarch which can choke the baby.
- Commercial baby wipes contain alcohol and can irritate a baby’s skin. A better choice would be warm water on a plain cotton wipe.
- To make it easier when baby needs a diaper change try this hint: fill a plastic squirt bottle with one cup of water and one teaspoon of baking soda and keep it handy for quick washes.
- Avoid using antibacterial cleaners on baby. Use soap and water. To disinfect areas where a serious illness has occurred, try a solution of chlorine bleach in water: about one fourth cup of household bleach to one gallon of water.
- Use silicone nipples and pacifiers.