How To Keep Your Baby’s Surroundings Hygienic And Healthy?

Author: Smooch Baby   Date Posted:19 November 2018 

Cleanliness standards seem to drop a notch when there is a new baby in the hood. These hygiene routines will make sure that you are attentive to your baby’s wholesome condition.



Cleanliness standards seem to drop a notch when there is a new baby in the hood. All thanks to the considerable volumes of spit-ups, diapers, and drooling you run across as a new parent. Nonetheless, daily hygienic practices for your baby’s care are unavoidable. You should maintain absolute hygiene of your child’s ears, eyes, nose, mouth, skin, nails, teeth, and clothing. These are all fundamental to your child’s wellbeing. These hygiene routines also make sure that you are attentive to your baby’s wholesome condition.


As your infant starts to adapt to the new surroundings and light, her eyes are pretty sensitive at this point. It is recommended that you keep her away from luminous lights and direct exposure of her eyes to sunlight. Make sure you use very mild and gentle hair and body wash, so it does not irritate your little one's eyes. A common occurrence during the initial few weeks is blocked tear ducts. You can remove this with a soft wet cloth. You may use some drops of breast milk and/or lukewarm water to gently massage her eyes. This will remove the discharge from her tear ducts. However, if you notice some redness and continuous discharge, check with your doctor for other natural remedies.

Ears and Nose

As a daily care routine, use warm water and a soft washcloth to wash the outsides of the baby's ears. Earwax protects her ear canals from invading foreign substances. However, swabbing the insides of her ears can aggravate the risk of irritation, infection, and is detrimental to the eardrums. Further, swabbing can develop a wall consisting of wax against her eardrum. This can result in earaches. Soft music of some white noise can help prevent environmental noise from your baby's sensitive nerves.

There is nothing much to do for your child’s nose on an everyday basis when she is well. Occasional washing and checking for discharge would suffice as a part of daily hygiene routine. Also, when there is a change of weather, it is only but natural for mucus discharge to happen. This happens while she adapts herself to new temperatures.

You can also use a good quality face wipes to give your baby’s face a total clean up. It’s advisable to go for organic wipes to go gentle on your baby’s skin.


Proper attention to your baby's oral hygiene is extremely important. You will not have to worry about brushing her teeth initially, but your baby will start looking out for things to bite in barely the first six months. Any toy she can get her hands on will go right into her mouth. This is the right time to have handy teethers of high-quality food grade material. These will comfort your little's one's discomfort when her teeth begin to pop out.


A baby’s nails help protect her toes and fingers. Since her nails are very delicate and small, you may hesitate to shorten them initially. However, when your baby’s nails are growing longer, they have to be shortened. This will prevent your baby from scratching herself. Start off by first using a nail file to smoothen rough nails. Then trim the longer nails with the help of infant nail clippers. Try cutting her fingernails when she is fast asleep or right after her bath—she has softer nails at this time. Fingernails tend to grow quicker than the toenails, and so they are highly expected to scratch. This is why you should trim them more frequently. You can also consider keeping your baby's hands and feet covered in mittens to keep them clean and also to prevent her from scratching herself.


Comfortable, clean clothes are an inevitable part of your child’s daily hygienic routine. They also have some influence on her ability to move about the house or outside. Fibres that are organic cotton or 100 percent cotton are the most comfortable and breathable next to her skin. Cotton is perfect for sleepwear, underwear, blankets, first-layer clothing, diapers, towels, burp cloths, washcloths, sheets, etc. It is also the most preferred for any other item that has direct contact with her skin.

When it is about your baby’s health, maintaining proper hygiene is a necessary preventive measure. With a few basic daily practices, you can keep her clean. Let your child focus on exploring and developing, leave the rest on her daily hygiene routine!