Grooming is a term used to depict the activities that are done by an individual to keep himself clean and neat while attending to their hair, face, skin and body. In the case of grooming newborn and babies, special care is taken, as they tend to be very sensitive and delicate. Hence the accessories that you use on grown-ups cannot be used on them. The prospect of trimming your baby’s nails can be scary. Those fingers are teeny tiny, and their nails are even smaller. All essential accessories like combs, nail trimmers etc. are custom made for babies and are easily available these days. Other regular use accessories would include hair oils, lotions, creams, shampoos and all solutions used for baby care.
Some other very important accessories that could be highly useful are nasal Aspirators, which can be handy when the baby is suffering from cold. The person using the aspirator can clear out the baby’s nose to ensure proper breathing. Also, a rectal thermometer is best for taking the temperature of infants. These are by far the most accurate ones available.
An important reason for why babies are groomed is that they are born with tiny nails and silky soft skin which can brush against each other while asleep and cause scratches. Another baby grooming routine to be done is to attend to the soft mane of the baby and giving it a gentle wash with lather and finishing off with a brush made of soft bristles so as to not hurt the sensitive scalp of the baby. This will in turn help loosen the cradle cap. If you start grooming your child at birth and keep up the process through their formative years, they’ll realize the importance of it and do it on their own when the time comes. Taking care of baby teeth is important. It helps to prevent tooth decay and cuts back on the risk of your baby getting a gum infection. Once the first set of teeth starts to come out, you can use a soft brush to give them a quick cleaning using a non-fluoride toothpaste after meals. Toothpaste with fluoride may be introduced as early as when the baby turns 2 years old. Baths can relax your baby and are great for your little one's development. You can give your sweetheart a bath once in three days or so, to keep him fresh and clean. Baby clothes are to be washed in mild soap with mild cleansers, as the baby skin comes in contact with this.
Leading brands do have a whole range of baby products in the department of skin care as well. These products do not use chemicals equivalent to the amount being used in products for the grown-ups as the baby’s skin will be much more delicate and they cannot take huge amounts of chemicals on it, as it may lead to the babies ending up with skin infections.